Update from Senator Bob Corker - March 21, 2015

Senator Bob Corker
2015-03-21 18:13:05
Bob Corker - U.S. Senator, Tennessee The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will vote on Senator Corker�s Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 on April 14. The bipartisan legislation will allow Congress the opportunity to review any agreement that is reached to ensure the terms will achieve U.S. objectives for preventing Iran�s development of a nuclear weapon. **Tomorrow on CBS Face the Nation, Senator Corker will discuss his efforts to ensure Congress � on behalf of the American people � can play a constructive role in any nuclear agreement with Iran. See below or click here [link 1] to find the air time in your area.** *Tri-Cities: *WJHL-TV, 10:30 a.m. ET *Knoxville:* WVLT-TV, 10:30 a.m. ET *Chattanooga: *WDEF-TV, 10:30 a.m. ET *Nashville: *WTVF-TV, 9:30 a.m. CT *Jackson:* GBBJ-TV, 9:30 a.m. CT *Memphis: *WREG-TV, 9:30 a.m. CT [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/CorkerCBS22e(2).jpg] *Committee Passage of Budget is an �Important First Step�* Senator Corker, a member of the Senate Budget Committee, released the following statement after voting for committee passage of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2016. �While far from perfect, passing a budget is an important first step toward truly dealing with our nation�s fiscal challenges in a meaningful way,� *said Corker.* �There is significant work ahead, and I look forward to sitting down with those who are serious about putting in place bipartisan solutions so that Washington�s lack of action on real fiscal reform does not continue to hurt the American people.� *Opposing Lynch Nomination for Attorney General* This week, Senator Corker announced he will oppose the nomination of Loretta Lynch to be attorney general of the United States. �The job of the U.S. attorney general is to enforce federal laws as written, not as the administration wishes they were written,� *said Corker. *�While I believe Ms. Lynch is an impressive attorney and a committed public servant, nothing revealed during our personal meeting or at her confirmation hearing has assured me that she will be an independent attorney general and refrain from selective enforcement of the law, and therefore I will not be supporting her confirmation.� *Prince Charles Visits Washington* Senator Corker enjoyed hosting His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales at the U.S. Capitol on Thursday for a meeting with members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/PrinceCharles.jpg] Nissan to Bring 1,000 New Jobs to Rutherford County* On Tuesday, Senator Corker applauded Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd and Nissan officials following an announcement that the company will expand its U.S. manufacturing footprint by investing $160 million in a supplier park project at the Smyrna, Tenn. plant, which will bring more than 1,000 new supplier jobs to Rutherford County. �This announcement of a $160 million investment and 1,000 new jobs is great news for Rutherford County and only further solidifies Tennessee as the premiere location for auto manufacturing,� *said Corker.* �Governor Haslam and his economic development team continue to build on the special partnership between Tennessee and Nissan, which began more than 30 years ago under then-Governor Lamar Alexander, and I want to thank Nissan for their continued commitment to our state.� *Preserving Tennessee Wilderness for Future Generations* Senators Corker and Alexander this week introduced the Tennessee Wilderness Act, which would designate nearly 20,000 acres in six areas of the Cherokee National Forest as wilderness areas. �Millions of people visit Tennessee every year to experience our incredible God-given outdoors, and this legislation would ensure the Cherokee National Forest is preserved for future generations,� *said Corker.* �I thank Senator Alexander for his lifelong commitment to protecting wilderness areas, and I�m hopeful Congress will consider and pass this legislation in the near future.� Click *here* [link 2] to learn more about the Tennessee Wilderness Act. *Israeli Election Results* Senator Corker made the following statement about the results of the national election in Israel. �The oldest and most stable democracy in the Middle East has once again gone through a hotly contested election and will peacefully form a new government. We congratulate Mr. Netanyahu on his victory and Mr. Herzog on his competitive run, and we look forward to continuing to build on our mutual interests,� *said Corker.* *Tennesseans Visit Washington* Senators Corker and Alexander hosted over 130 Tennesseans at this week�s �Tennessee Tuesday,� a regular breakfast held on Capitol Hill every week the Senate is in session for visitors from the Volunteer State. To view photos from this week's event, click *here* [link 3]. For more information or to register for a future "Tennessee Tuesday" event, click *here* [link 4].

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will vote on Senator Corker�s Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 on April 14. The bipartisan legislation will allow Congress the opportunity to review any agreement that is reached to ensure the terms will achieve U.S. objectives for preventing Iran�s development of a nuclear weapon.

Tomorrow on CBS Face the Nation, Senator Corker will discuss his efforts to ensure Congress � on behalf of the American people � can play a constructive role in any nuclear agreement with Iran. See below or click here to find the air time in your area.

Tri-Cities: WJHL-TV, 10:30 a.m. ET
Knoxville: WVLT-TV, 10:30 a.m. ET
Chattanooga: WDEF-TV, 10:30 a.m. ET
Nashville: WTVF-TV, 9:30 a.m. CT
Jackson: GBBJ-TV, 9:30 a.m. CT
Memphis: WREG-TV, 9:30 a.m. CT

Committee Passage of Budget is an �Important First Step�

Senator Corker, a member of the Senate Budget Committee, released the following statement after voting for committee passage of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2016.

�While far from perfect, passing a budget is an important first step toward truly dealing with our nation�s fiscal challenges in a meaningful way,� said Corker. �There is significant work ahead, and I look forward to sitting down with those who are serious about putting in place bipartisan solutions so that Washington�s lack of action on real fiscal reform does not continue to hurt the American people.�

Opposing Lynch Nomination for Attorney General

This week, Senator Corker announced he will oppose the nomination of Loretta Lynch to be attorney general of the United States.

�The job of the U.S. attorney general is to enforce federal laws as written, not as the administration wishes they were written,� said Corker. �While I believe Ms. Lynch is an impressive attorney and a committed public servant, nothing revealed during our personal meeting or at her confirmation hearing has assured me that she will be an independent attorney general and refrain from selective enforcement of the law, and therefore I will not be supporting her confirmation.�

Prince Charles Visits Washington

Senator Corker enjoyed hosting His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales at the U.S. Capitol on Thursday for a meeting with members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Nissan to Bring 1,000 New Jobs to Rutherford County

On Tuesday, Senator Corker applauded Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd and Nissan officials following an announcement that the company will expand its U.S. manufacturing footprint by investing $160 million in a supplier park project at the Smyrna, Tenn. plant, which will bring more than 1,000 new supplier jobs to Rutherford County.

�This announcement of a $160 million investment and 1,000 new jobs is great news for Rutherford County and only further solidifies Tennessee as the premiere location for auto manufacturing,� said Corker. �Governor Haslam and his economic development team continue to build on the special partnership between Tennessee and Nissan, which began more than 30 years ago under then-Governor Lamar Alexander, and I want to thank Nissan for their continued commitment to our state.�

Preserving Tennessee Wilderness for Future Generations

Senators Corker and Alexander this week introduced the Tennessee Wilderness Act, which would designate nearly 20,000 acres in six areas of the Cherokee National Forest as wilderness areas.

�Millions of people visit Tennessee every year to experience our incredible God-given outdoors, and this legislation would ensure the Cherokee National Forest is preserved for future generations,� said Corker. �I thank Senator Alexander for his lifelong commitment to protecting wilderness areas, and I�m hopeful Congress will consider and pass this legislation in the near future.�

Click here to learn more about the Tennessee Wilderness Act.

Israeli Election Results

Senator Corker made the following statement about the results of the national election in Israel.

�The oldest and most stable democracy in the Middle East has once again gone through a hotly contested election and will peacefully form a new government. We congratulate Mr. Netanyahu on his victory and Mr. Herzog on his competitive run, and we look forward to continuing to build on our mutual interests,� said Corker.

Tennesseans Visit Washington

Senators Corker and Alexander hosted over 130 Tennesseans at this week�s �Tennessee Tuesday,� a regular breakfast held on Capitol Hill every week the Senate is in session for visitors from the Volunteer State. To view photos from this week's event, click here. For more information or to register for a future "Tennessee Tuesday" event, click here.