Most members of Tennessee’s Congressional delegation support U.S. President Donald Trump and his call for a fair and transparent election.
Trump, a Republican, said he believes voter fraud put his opponent Joe Biden, a Democrat, over the top in certain battleground states after a close election.
But U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN-05) said in a newsletter to his constituents Sunday that Trump’s statements are false and baseless. Read More
Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) defended Dr. Anthony Fauci’s COVID-19 advice after President Donald Trump’s remarks. Read More
The senator also stated that people weren’t doing enough to counteract the spread of the virus.
Members of the Washington, D.C.-based Taxpayer Protection Alliance (TPA) have released a new poll about surprise medical billing that apparently rebukes U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and his position on the matter.
As The Tennessee Star reported last year, surprise medical billing happens when a patient receives out-of-network care without his or her knowledge – either in an emergency or during a visit to an in-network facility. Weeks later, insurance companies send bills demanding patients pay money for services they assumed insurance would cover. Read More
U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) on Sunday shared his thoughts on U.S. President Donald Trump’s intent to replace U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Ginsburg died Friday.
Alexander also weighed in on U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) announcement that the Senate will vote on that nomination.
This, according to a press release that Alexander shared on his Facebook page. Read More
At about 9 p.m. Dr. Manny Sethi gave his concession speech to several hundred people just down the road from where he grew up in Coffee County, telling supporters three separate times to continue the fight.
With 15 people in the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Lamar Alexander, Sethi got about 240,000 votes or 40 percent of the vote against the winner Bill Hagerty with just over 300,000 votes or 50 percent. Read More
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said Monday that U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) misunderstood him when he faulted Republicans who represent Tennessee in one or both houses of Congress and said they vote like Democrats.
Paul suggested to The Tennessee Star Monday that he had criticized another prominent Tennessee Republican —not Blackburn. Read More
The Virginia-based Gun Owners of America (GOA) on Thursday endorsed U.S. Senate candidate Manny Sethi.
Sethi and GOA members announced the news on their respective Facebook pages. Read More
U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) this week announced he is co-sponsoring the School Choice Now Act alongside U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC).
This, according to a press release Alexander’s staff published on his website. Read More
U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, who also chairs the Senate Health Committee, this week introduced the Preparing for the Next Pandemic Act.
According to a press release that Alexander’s staff published on his website, the legislation “will maintain sufficient onshore manufacturing for tests, treatments and vaccines, and rebuild state and federal stockpiles of supplies like masks and ventilators.” Read More
Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) said he disagrees with President Donald Trump’s decision to terminate the United States’ membership in the World Health Organization (WHO).
The Trump administration formally notified the United Nations this week of its decision to leave WHO, The New York Times reported. Read More
Two members of the GOP running to replace the retiring U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) have released their own separate polls concerning which Republican leads the race for the primary election and by how much.
Both polls tallied wildly different results. Read More
U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) appeared on CNN Sunday and seemed to chastise U.S. President Donald Trump for not wearing a mask during the COVID-19 pandemic.
If Trump wears a mask, the senator hypothesized, then the president’s voters will do as he does. Read More
U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) this week took to the floor of the Senate to plead with people to “not try to erase our history,” especially as it pertains to former U.S. President Andrew Jackson’s statue in Lafayette Square.
During his lifetime, Jackson resided in Tennessee. Read More
Senate Health Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) said Tuesday that Congress should act this year on “needed changes” to prepare for the next pandemic.
This, according to a press release that Alexander posted on his official website. Read More
U.S. Senate Health Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) this week weighed in on the topic of telehealth.
Alexander said the government should permanently extend at least two of the most important temporary changes in federal policy made to help patients see doctors by phone or video during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More
U.S. Senate candidate Manny Sethi released a new ad Thursday entitled “Leftwing Lockdown.”
“For the last three months liberals said social distancing is so important, you deserve to be arrested if you go out to eat or go to church with too many people. They destroyed small businesses and ruined lives,” Sethi said in an emailed press release. Read More
Senate Health and Education Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tennessee) said students safely going back to public and private schools in the fall “will help our country take its surest step toward normalcy.”
Alexander said this on Wednesday during the Senate Health and Education Committee hearing — “COVID-19: Going Back to School Safely.” The hearing featured witnesses from across the country who are on the ground working to help students go back to school in the fall safely. Read More
U.S. Senate candidate Bill Hagerty said Monday that he will continue to support law enforcement officials and their full funding.
This, after Minneapolis officials pledged to dismantle their police department.
“Our law enforcement officers put their lives on the line every single day to keep our communities safe. They are the only thing standing between anarchy and law and order,” Hagerty said in a press release on his campaign’s website. Read More
Senate Health and Education Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) this week said “the question for administrators of 6,000 colleges and universities is not whether to reopen in August, but how to do it safely.”
Alexander made his remarks during this week’s Senate Health and Education Committee hearing — “COVID-19: Going Back to College Safely” — which featured college and university presidents discussing their work to help students go back to school in the fall as safely as possible. Read More
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Friday endorsed Manny Sethi to replace the retiring U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN).
Sethi announced this on his campaign’s website. Read More
Members of the Washington, D.C.-based Taxpayers Protection Alliance have released a letter ripping politicians’ proposals to set price controls for health care coverage.
Several academics from around the country attached their names to the letter, including the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga economics professor Bruce Hutchinson. These economists compose a group called the Coalition Against Rate Setting. Read More
U.S. Senate candidate Manny Sethi announced Tuesday that he will begin a 95 county tour in the coming days. Read More
Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) seemed to say this past weekend that he’s not on board with President Donald Trump’s latest efforts to repeal Obamacare — at least not with the reasoning. Read More
Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) said Sunday that someone could potentially test themselves for COVID-19 using something as seemingly mundane as a lollipop.
Alexander said this on NBC’s Meet the Press.
“You might be able to put a lollipop in your mouth with a swab and take a picture of it with your cell phone. If it lights up then you’re positive,” Alexander told host Chuck Todd, while referring to one potential breakthrough. Read More
Republican Senate candidate Manny Sethi issued a statement on General Michael Flynn this week.
“Every American should be grateful for General Flynn’s patriotism and years of service to our country,” Sethi said on his Facebook page.“I am glad to see today’s announcement and to see him get justice.” Read More
U.S. Senate Republican candidate Bill Hagerty said Monday that he had filed his nominating petition to qualify for the Republican primary ballot with the most signatures for a GOP candidate running for public office in Tennessee history.
Hagerty announced this on his campaign’s website Monday. Read More
Bill Hagerty, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Tennessee, announced that he will be hosting a telephone town hall Wednesday with Larry Kudlow, President Donald Trump’s director for the National Economic Council. Read More
Some Republicans in the U.S. Senate are reportedly drifting toward another surprise medical billing proposal, one that differs from what U.S. Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee has to offer.
This, according to ModernHealthcare.com, which reported some of these Republican senators have competitive re-election races this year.
“As a May 22 deadline to fund expiring healthcare programs gets closer, several vulnerable GOP senators have announced their support for a surprise billing proposal pushed by Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) that has been shelved by committee leadership. Sens. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) announced their support for Cassidy’s bill on Feb. 11, and Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) followed suit on March 3,” according to the website. Read More
Members of Tennessee’s congressional delegation told Middle Tennessee residents Tuesday they will do everything they can to help the state recover after tornadoes claimed at least 25 lives. Read More
The Washington, D.C.-based Heritage Action last week argued against U.S. Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander’s Surprise Medical Billing legislation and said conservatives must steer legislators away from what it called “the heavy hand of big government.” Read More
Physician turned U.S. Republican Senate candidate Manny Sethi announced Wednesday what he called a plan to address the coronavirus. Read More
An official with the Washington, D.C.-based Taxpayers Protection Alliance warns the coronavirus would worsen if U.S. Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander’s Surprise Medical Billing legislation were already law. Read More
In a statement released late Thursday, Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) said he will vote against having witnesses in the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. Alexander was one of four Republican senators that Democrats were trying to convince to support extending impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate for at least another week in order to call the witnesses the House of Representatives failed to prior to delivering Articles of Impeachment two weeks ago. Read More
Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander could play a key role in deciding if witnesses will be called during the Senate impeachment hearing of President Donald Trump. Read More
Add Shelby County resident George Flinn to the list of announced candidates seeking to replace U.S. Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander in the U.S. Senate. Read More
More free-market groups oppose U.S. Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee on the surprise medical billing legislation he’s pushing. Read More
On Friday morning’s Battleground State Report with Michael Patrick Leahy and Doug Kellett, Leahy discussed how the impeachment process would play out with the four key Republicans who may vote for witnesses. Read More
Members of an organization who want former national security advisor John Bolton to testify in the impeachment hearings against U.S. Republican President Donald Trump will reportedly put out ads in six states. Read More
U.S. Republican Senate candidate Bill Hagerty said this week he believes it’s improper for four Democratic U.S. senators to participate in impeachment hearings when they are running for president against Donald Trump. Read More
Jeff Webb, founder and chairman of The New American Populist (TNAP), praised Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) after she asked the four Democratic senators running for president to recuse themselves from the Senate’s impeachment hearings. Read More
U.S. Rep. Phil Roe, (R-TN-01) says one of his goals before he retires is to pass bipartisan legislation to resolve the issue of surprise medical billing. Read More
Members of the Tennessee Alliance/Tennessee Grassroots Patriots have created a formal document people may use to pass along to their elected officials to declare they give no consent to refugee resettlement. Read More
U.S. Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee says he’ll do everything he can to keep surprise medical billing at the top of Congress’ to-do list in 2020, despite opposition from, among others, the National Taxpayers Union. Read More
NASHVILLE — Nashville resident Brenda Butka believes U.S. Republican President Donald Trump committed a crime in office, and she also believes members of the U.S. House of Representatives have a duty to impeach him this week. Read More
Staff for Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee won’t say if he is one of six Republicans in the U.S. Senate who allegedly have plans to vote to remove President Donald Trump from office if the opportunity arises. Read More
The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee and the House Energy and Commerce (E&C) Committee have reached a deal on health care legislation that includes a proposal to address payment disputes over surprise medical bills. Read More
U.S. Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee said he will not take a position on the likely impeachment of U.S. Republican President Donald Trump if the matter heads to the U.S. Senate for trial. Read More
Tennessee’s Senators Lamar Alexander and Marsha Blackburn, along with Rep. Mark Green (R-TN-07), sent a letter to President Donald Trump Monday asking him to support Gov. Bill Lee’s federal aid request for a major disaster declaration. “The storms that swept across the State of Tennessee beginning on October 26th… Read More
Members of the National Taxpayers Union and 14 other taxpayer, consumer, and free-market advocates submitted a letter to Congressional leaders to express concerns about legislation U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander, Republican from Tennessee, is pushing. Read More
Dr. Manny Sethi, a Republican who wants to replace the retiring U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, thanked everyone involved in the operation that resulted in the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Read More