3:00 PM May 21, 2015
Recently, during our annual Memorial Day ceremony, I had the privilege of honoring the lives and service of three Tennesseans who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, Pfc. Cecil Harris, of Shelbyville, Pfc. Lotchie Jones, of Jasper, and Spc. Frederick Greene, of Mountain City.
6:00 PM May 14, 2015
U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, chairman of the upper chamber’s Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, recently outlined his reform agenda, which includes a measure that could force colleges to assume some of the financial risk for their students’ loans.
3:00 PM May 13, 2015
It is hard to recall a time in history when pragmatic U.S. leadership around the world mattered more to our nation’s security and prosperity.
3:00 PM May 12, 2015
There are about 66,000 high school seniors in the state of Tennessee.
7:30 AM May 5, 2015
Our community in many ways is facing the same challenges as those around us.
3:00 PM May 2, 2015
You have a fire escape plan, a cellphone plan, a plan for graduation. What about a plan for prom?
3:00 PM Apr 29, 2015
As the U.S. health care industry strives toward the apex of delivering the highest quality care at the lowest possible cost, we are adopting new ways to do things better, faster and cheaper.
3:00 PM Apr 28, 2015
Recently, the Senate Education Committee, which I chair, voted unanimously to send to the full Senate a bipartisan legislative agreement to fix No Child Left Behind and end the federal mandate on Common Core.
6:00 PM Apr 25, 2015
The news this week that Nissan launched a redesign of its Maxima sedan at its Smyrna plant in Middle Tennessee is a testament to the automotive industry’s strength and impact in the Volunteer State. It is a positive story about the Tennessee economy.
6:00 PM Apr 10, 2015
An FDA advisory committee will meet April 9-10 to discuss a landmark proposal to correct inaccurate federal health warnings that have been misleading the public for almost 30 years.
5:00 PM Apr 8, 2015
This month we launched Healthier Tennessee Communities, an effort to bring local leaders and organizations together in a coordinated way to improve the health of our citizens and overall quality of life in our state.
4:00 PM Apr 8, 2015
On March 3, President Barack Obama took out his now infamous pen and signed the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2015, fully funding DHS for the remainder of the year.
4:00 PM Apr 4, 2015
The best movie I took my daughters to see in the past year was Big Hero 6. The story is about an orphaned genius named Hiro who loses his brother Tadashi in a fire, but befriends Tadashi’s invention – a loveable healthcare robot named Baymax.
3:00 PM Apr 2, 2015
Governing is about setting priorities, and a good example of that is the Uranium Processing Facility at Y-12 in East Tennessee.
5:00 PM Apr 1, 2015
Since her disappearance in 2011, photos of Holly Bobo’s smiling face have accompanied tens of thousands of news stories.
5:00 PM Mar 31, 2015
The vast majority of Tennessee’s elected state legislature lists “Christian” or some Christian denomination on their personal biographies on the tn.gov website, and will not hesitate to promote that desirable personal attribute in their election bids.
6:00 PM Mar 26, 2015
“A gambit (from ancient Italian gambetto, meaning “to trip”) is a chess opening in which a player, more often White, sacrifices material, usually a pawn, with the hope of achieving a resulting advantageous position,” Edward R. Brace, “An Illustrated Dictionary of Chess.”