Update from Senator Bob Corker - November 23, 2014

Senator Bob Corker
2014-11-23 12:59:14
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Survey/Question [survey] Survey/Question [survey] *Update from Senator Bob Corker November 23, 2014* *President is �Blatantly Ignoring Rule of Law� by Acting Unilaterally on Immigration* Senator Corker issued the following statement regarding President Obama�s decision to take executive action on immigration: �The president is not acting in strength, he is acting in weakness,� said Corker. �This decision makes it clear that the president doesn�t have the ability and willingness to lead by rolling up his sleeves and doing the hard work to reach a consensus that is in the best interest of our country.� Corker continued, �The president is blatantly ignoring the rule of law and Congress� constitutional role, and I could not be more disappointed. Congress has to respond, but the response should be prudent and we should not lose sight of the fact that our job over the next two years is to enact policies that will make our nation stronger.� On Fox News Channel�s �America�s Newsroom� on Thursday morning, Senator Corker expressed his disappointment in the president�s decision. [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/FoxNews1120Capture2.JPG] [link 5] *Click **here [link 6]**** or on the image above to view video* In previous statements, President Obama acknowledged that he doesn�t have the authority to take such unilateral action without Congress. Speaking about the need to fix our nation�s broken immigration system in a 2011 commencement address at Miami Dade College, President Obama said, �I know some here wish that I could just bypass Congress and change the law myself. But that�s not how democracy works� Changing our laws means doing the hard work of changing minds and changing votes, one by one.� Senator Corker co-authored the Hoeven-Corker border security amendment, which is the toughest border security measure to ever pass the Senate. The amendment was approved overwhelmingly by the Senate in a 69-29 vote and led to the final passage of the Senate immigration reform bill. *Touring Goodwill�s Nashville Facility* Earlier this month, Senator Corker toured Goodwill�s downtown Nashville facility to learn how donors� gently used clothing and household items are turned into employment and training opportunities for thousands of Tennesseans each year. �I am proud of the inspiring work Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee is doing to impact the lives of so many Tennesseans, and I enjoyed touring their facility in Nashville. When most people think about Goodwill, they think about donating clothes, and while that�s certainly important, the work Goodwill is doing for local communities goes so much further,� said Corker. �I was particularly touched by their work to provide opportunities for the disabled and individuals in need to find and maintain jobs.� To learn more about Senator Corker�s visit to Goodwill, click here [link 7]. To view photos from the senator�s visit, click here [link 8]. [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/GW-Group.jpg] November 6, 2014 � Senator Corker visits with Goodwill employees in Nashville. (Photo courtesy of Goodwill.) *Providing Access to Clean Drinking Water without Spending New Money or Creating New Bureaucracy* Senator Corker and Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) last week introduced The Paul Simon Water for the World Act of 2014, bipartisan legislation to dramatically improve access to clean water and sanitation around the world without spending new money or creating new bureaucracy.� �With limited foreign aid resources, we need to make each dollar count. Focusing on lack of access to clean water and sanitation is one area where we can have a significant impact on the lives of others. This bill will prioritize our efforts to provide clean water and improved sanitation to enhance the health and stability of communities who need it the most around the world,� said Corker. More than 748 million people around the world lack access to clean, safe water and nearly 2.5 billion people lack access to basic sanitation�many living on less than $2 a day. Rapid industrialization and population and economic growth continue to put pressure on global water supplies, particularly in developing nations. Water issues are no longer isolated problems, but are increasingly linked to regional tensions, global health, child and maternal mortality, and economic growth. Click here [link 9] to learn more about The Paul Simon Water for the World Act of 2014. *Tennesseans Visit Washington* Senators Corker and Alexander hosted several Tennesseans at last week�s �Tennessee Tuesday,� a regular breakfast held on Capitol Hill every week the Senate is in session for visitors from the Volunteer State. For more information, click here [link 10]. [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/111814-20802-0012-jy.jpg] *To keep up with Senator Corker's work in the Senate, follow him on Facebook [link 11], Twitter [link 12] and Instagram [link 13].*

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Update from Senator Bob Corker
November 23, 2014


President is �Blatantly Ignoring Rule of Law� by Acting Unilaterally on Immigration

Senator Corker issued the following statement regarding President Obama�s decision to take executive action on immigration:

�The president is not acting in strength, he is acting in weakness,� said Corker. �This decision makes it clear that the president doesn�t have the ability and willingness to lead by rolling up his sleeves and doing the hard work to reach a consensus that is in the best interest of our country.�

Corker continued, �The president is blatantly ignoring the rule of law and Congress� constitutional role, and I could not be more disappointed. Congress has to respond, but the response should be prudent and we should not lose sight of the fact that our job over the next two years is to enact policies that will make our nation stronger.�

On Fox News Channel�s �America�s Newsroom� on Thursday morning, Senator Corker expressed his disappointment in the president�s decision.


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In previous statements, President Obama acknowledged that he doesn�t have the authority to take such unilateral action without Congress. Speaking about the need to fix our nation�s broken immigration system in a 2011 commencement address at Miami Dade College, President Obama said, �I know some here wish that I could just bypass Congress and change the law myself. But that�s not how democracy works� Changing our laws means doing the hard work of changing minds and changing votes, one by one.�

Senator Corker co-authored the Hoeven-Corker border security amendment, which is the toughest border security measure to ever pass the Senate. The amendment was approved overwhelmingly by the Senate in a 69-29 vote and led to the final passage of the Senate immigration reform bill.

Touring Goodwill�s Nashville Facility

Earlier this month, Senator Corker toured Goodwill�s downtown Nashville facility to learn how donors� gently used clothing and household items are turned into employment and training opportunities for thousands of Tennesseans each year.

�I am proud of the inspiring work Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee is doing to impact the lives of so many Tennesseans, and I enjoyed touring their facility in Nashville. When most people think about Goodwill, they think about donating clothes, and while that�s certainly important, the work Goodwill is doing for local communities goes so much further,� said Corker. �I was particularly touched by their work to provide opportunities for the disabled and individuals in need to find and maintain jobs.�

To learn more about Senator Corker�s visit to Goodwill, click

November 6, 2014 � Senator Corker visits with Goodwill employees in Nashville. (Photo courtesy of Goodwill.)

Providing Access to Clean Drinking Water without Spending New Money or Creating New Bureaucracy

Senator Corker and Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) last week introduced The Paul Simon Water for the World Act of 2014, bipartisan legislation to dramatically improve access to clean water and sanitation around the world without spending new money or creating new bureaucracy. 

�With limited foreign aid resources, we need to make each dollar count. Focusing on lack of access to clean water and sanitation is one area where we can have a significant impact on the lives of others. This bill will prioritize our efforts to provide clean water and improved sanitation to enhance the health and stability of communities who need it the most around the world,� said Corker.

More than 748 million people around the world lack access to clean, safe water and nearly 2.5 billion people lack access to basic sanitation�many living on less than $2 a day. Rapid industrialization and population and economic growth continue to put pressure on global water supplies, particularly in developing nations. Water issues are no longer isolated problems, but are increasingly linked to regional tensions, global health, child and maternal mortality, and economic growth.

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Tennesseans Visit Washington

Senators Corker and Alexander hosted several Tennesseans at last week�s �Tennessee Tuesday,� a regular breakfast held on Capitol Hill every week the Senate is in session for visitors from the Volunteer State. For more information, click

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