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Alexander Leads Vote to Replace No Child Left Behind

    The Senate approved a major overhaul of federal K-12 education policy Thursday that reverses a heavy-handed testing and accountability trend that had fallen out of favor with educators and parents around the country. The Every Child Achieves Act, … Continue reading

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Senator Howard Baker’s Huntsville Estate set for Auction

The 11.5-acre Huntsville, Tenn., estate and much of its contents will be up for auction. None of Baker’s family members had a use for the large property and wanted to “let someone else start enjoying” the home, said Don Stansberry … Continue reading

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Sen. Alexander Seeks to Preserve James K. Polk Home

  The Columbia, Tennessee, home of former President James K. Polk is a step closer to becoming a national treasure. U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander has introduced legislation directing the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of … Continue reading

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Bush Lauded at Tennessee GOP Event

The speakers at the Tennessee Republican Party fundraiser over the weekend took turns heaping praise on former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, the keynote speaker at the annual Statesmen’s Dinner. While Gov. Bill Haslam and Sens. Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker … Continue reading

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Republican Senators Oppose Gutting Patriot Act

Tennessee’s Republican Senators say they oppose efforts to gut the controversial Patriot Act and support continued mass collection of telephone and other data. Both Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker voted Sunday for a house version that renews most parts … Continue reading

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Senators Question TVA’s Goal for Renewable Power

Republican Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker are questioning the Tennessee Valley Authority’s stated goal of relying more on so called “renewable” power for the future. Alexander says reliance on alternative sources like solar and wind generation add costs and … Continue reading

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Alexander Elected to Senate Appropriations Subcommittee

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander has been elected to chair the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development. The Tennessee Republican was elected this week by his colleagues in Washington. The subcommittee oversees funding for national priorities, such as energy … Continue reading

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