Statement on Confirmation of Tom Price

Statement of Tennessee Citizen Action Executive Director Andy Spears on the confirmation of Tom Price as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services: Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker voted yesterday to confirm Congressman Tom Price as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Voting to confirm Price at HHS is […]

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Statement on Confirmation of Jeff Sessions

Statement of Tennessee Citizen Action Executive Director Andy Spears on Senate Confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General of the United States: Yesterday, the United States Senate confirmed Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions as Attorney General of the United States. Tennessee Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker both voted in favor of Sessions. Jeff Sessions used […]

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Alexander, Corker Betray Tennesseans

Statement from Tennessee Citizen Action Executive Director Andy Spears on Confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education: “Watching Senators Alexander and Corker support and vote for Betsy DeVos is profoundly disappointing. Her track record on education indicates she’s not a supporter of public schools and her education reform experiments in Michigan have been devastating […]

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Corker Caves on DeVos

February 2, 2017 by  
Filed under Good Government, Recent Blog Posts

Despite mounting opposition from across Tennessee, Senator Bob Corker today released a statement indicating he supports Betsy DeVos for Education Secretary. Here’s what he had to say: “For decades, Betsy DeVos has passionately and effectively advocated for all children – regardless of gender, race or socioeconomic status – to have access to a quality education,” […]

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What About Bob?

February 1, 2017 by  
Filed under Good Government, Recent Blog Posts

While it is becoming clear that Senator Lamar Alexander is a staunch supporter of Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos, Senator Bob Corker has yet to make a public statement about his position. Currently, 50 Senators have said they will vote “NO” on DeVos. A 50-50 tie vote would be decided by Vice President Mike Pence. […]

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Is Lamar Listening?

Today, more than 150 citizen activists demonstrated in front of the Nashville offices of Senator Lamar Alexander and Senator Bob Corker. The demonstrators were urging the Senators to oppose the Cabinet appointments of Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos and Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions. As the event began, those in attendance learned that Alexander had […]

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