Update from Senator Bob Corker - August 27, 2014

Senator Bob Corker
2014-08-27 15:41:59
Bob Corker - U.S. Senator, Tennessee [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/1277156967_Twitter_48x48.png] [link 1] [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/FacebookIcon_thumb.png] [link 2] [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/YoutubeIcon_thumb.png] [link 3] *E-MAIL UPDATES* *Yes, please periodically send me e-mail updates.** Click Here [link 4] *By subscribing to my e-mail updates, you are authorizing me to send regular e-mail updates from my office to your e-mail account. Survey/Question [survey] Survey/Question [survey] *Update from Senator Bob Corker August 27, 2014* Following a seven-county swing through Middle and West Tennessee earlier this month, Senator Corker continued his visits across the Volunteer State last week with stops in Hamilton, Sevier, Sullivan, Greene, Knox and Anderson counties. During August, Corker is traveling across the state, meeting with Tennesseans and providing an update on his work to solve the big issues facing our nation. [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/2014AM-4952-E.jpg] August 20, 2014 � Senator Corker delivers remarks at the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce�s annual meeting. Nooga: Sen. Bob Corker: Landing VW was culmination of city�s revitalization efforts [link 5] Chattanooga Times Free Press: Chattanooga exceeds business investment goals [link 6] [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/iphone.JPG] [link 7] August 20, 2014 � Senator Corker answers a question from the audience at an event hosted by the Sevierville Chamber of Commerce, Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce and Pigeon Forge Hospitality Association. Sevier News Messenger: Sevierville And Gatlinburg Chambers of Commerce Host U.S. Senator Corker [link 8] [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/075a.jpg] August 20, 2014 � Senator Corker visits with members of the Tennessee Sheriffs� Association at their annual conference in Sevierville. [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/Tri-Cities August 21, 2014 021(1).JPG] August 21, 2014 � Senator Corker delivers remarks in Kingsport at a breakfast hosted by the Kingsport, Bristol and Johnson City Chambers of Commerce. Kingsport Times-News: Sen. Corker criticizes 'generational theft' during Kingsport visit [link 9] Kingsport Times-News: Corker discusses a host of issues ranging from Iraq to VW [link 10] Bristol Herald Courier: Sen. Corker voices D.C. disdain during Kingsport visit [link 11] WJHL (CBS, CH. 11): U.S. Sen. Corker: "We have never faced a terror group like this" [link 12] [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/Credit_OJ_Early_The_Greeneville_Sun.jpg] [link 13] August 21, 2014 � Senator Corker answers a question from the audience at an event hosted by the Greene County Partnership. (Photo courtesy of O.J. Early/The Greeneville Sun.) Greeneville Sun: Corker: We Need Jobs, Better Foreign Policy [link 14] [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/KnoxChamber2.jpg] [link 15] August 21, 2014 � Senator Corker delivers remarks at an event hosted by the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce. [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/029.JPG] August 22, 2014 � Senator Corker greets members of the East Tennessee Economic Council before delivering remarks in Oak Ridge. Knoxville News Sentinel: Corker bemoans gridlock, �generational theft' [link 16] Oak Ridge Today: Corker travels across Tennessee, with stop in Oak Ridge on Friday [link 17] On Monday, Senator Corker was in Nashville to deliver remarks at a luncheon hosted by 100 Black Men of Middle Tennessee, a nonprofit organization focused on enhancing the development of and opportunities for young black males in Middle Tennessee. [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/photo (3).jpg] August 25, 2014 � Senator Corker meets with members of the 100 KINGS program before delivering remarks at a luncheon hosted by 100 Black Men of Middle Tennessee. Tennessean: Corker doesn't see combat troops taking on ISIS [link 18] *Congress Should Weigh in on U.S. Action Against ISIS* * [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/DAILYRUNDOWNSNAPSHOT2.png] [link 19] Click here [link 20] or on the image above to watch the interview.* Appearing on MSNBC�s �The Daily Rundown� yesterday to discuss reports that the U.S. is laying the groundwork for airstrikes in Syria following actions by militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), who have taken control of major cities in the region, Senator Corker, ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said he hopes the White House will come to Congress and ask for a new authorization to address this threat that has evolved over time. �For the American people's sake, Congress should weigh in. Congress should be a part of this,� said Corker. �I've been talking to colleagues on the other side of the aisle. I think there's a general agreement that a new authorization needs to take place.� �I would hope the American people would demand that the people they're voting for state their position on an issue that's such a threat to us both now and over the longer term,� added Corker. �I think it's our responsibility as elected officials to let the American people know where we stand with respect to national security matters.� *Russian Convoy Entering Ukraine Must be Met with Strength* Senator Corker issued the following statement last week regarding reports of a Russian convoy entering Ukraine with military artillery and personnel: �Reports of further Russian movement into Ukraine bear all the hallmarks of Crimea and must be met with strength, including broader, more crippling sanctions, appropriate lethal assistance and long-requested intelligence support for Ukraine. Our constant dithering on a response to Russian aggression over the last several months has empowered Putin to press forward instead of demonstrating that we are strongly committed to Ukrainian independence. Permitting Putin to continue these provocative acts could result in devastating and perhaps irreversible consequences.� In April, Senator Corker introduced legislation [link 21] as a strategic response to Russian aggression in Europe. The bill would strengthen the NATO alliance, impose a series of tough sanctions for specific Russian actions, including against Rosneft, Novatek, Gazprombank and VEB, and authorize defensive military assistance and support for non-NATO allies of Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia. *To keep up with Senator Corker's work in the Senate, follow him on Facebook [link 22], Twitter [link 23] and Instagram [link 24].*

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Update from Senator Bob Corker
August 27, 2014


Following a seven-county swing through Middle and West Tennessee earlier this month, Senator Corker continued his visits across the Volunteer State last week with stops in Hamilton, Sevier, Sullivan, Greene, Knox and Anderson counties. During August, Corker is traveling across the state, meeting with Tennesseans and providing an update on his work to solve the big issues facing our nation.


August 20, 2014 � Senator Corker delivers remarks at the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce�s annual meeting.



August 20, 2014 � Senator Corker answers a question from the audience at an event hosted by the Sevierville Chamber of Commerce, Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce and Pigeon Forge Hospitality Association.


August 20, 2014 � Senator Corker visits with members of the Tennessee Sheriffs� Association at their annual conference in Sevierville.


August 21, 2014 � Senator Corker delivers remarks in Kingsport at a breakfast hosted by the Kingsport, Bristol and Johnson City Chambers of Commerce.






August 21, 2014 � Senator Corker answers a question from the audience at an event hosted by the Greene County Partnership. (Photo courtesy of O.J. Early/The Greeneville Sun.)


August 21, 2014 � Senator Corker delivers remarks at an event hosted by the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce.


August 22, 2014 � Senator Corker greets members of the East Tennessee Economic Council before delivering remarks in Oak Ridge.





On Monday, Senator Corker was in Nashville to deliver remarks at a luncheon hosted by 100 Black Men of Middle Tennessee, a nonprofit organization focused on enhancing the development of and opportunities for young black males in Middle Tennessee.


August 25, 2014 � Senator Corker meets with members of the 100 KINGS program before delivering remarks at a luncheon hosted by 100 Black Men of Middle Tennessee.

Congress Should Weigh in on U.S. Action Against ISIS


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Appearing on MSNBC�s �The Daily Rundown� yesterday to discuss reports that the U.S. is laying the groundwork for airstrikes in Syria following actions by militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), who have taken control of major cities in the region, Senator Corker, ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said he hopes the White House will come to Congress and ask for a new authorization to address this threat that has evolved over time.

�For the American people's sake, Congress should weigh in. Congress should be a part of this,� said Corker. �I've been talking to colleagues on the other side of the aisle. I think there's a general agreement that a new authorization needs to take place.�

�I would hope the American people would demand that the people they're voting for state their position on an issue that's such a threat to us both now and over the longer term,� added Corker. �I think it's our responsibility as elected officials to let the American people know where we stand with respect to national security matters.�

Russian Convoy Entering Ukraine Must be Met with Strength

Senator Corker issued the following statement last week regarding reports of a Russian convoy entering Ukraine with military artillery and personnel:

�Reports of further Russian movement into Ukraine bear all the hallmarks of Crimea and must be met with strength, including broader, more crippling sanctions, appropriate lethal assistance and long-requested intelligence support for Ukraine. Our constant dithering on a response to Russian aggression over the last several months has empowered Putin to press forward instead of demonstrating that we are strongly committed to Ukrainian independence. Permitting Putin to continue these provocative acts could result in devastating and perhaps irreversible consequences.�

In April, Senator Corker introduced

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