Senator Bill Hagerty, Rep. John Rose Denounce Biden’s Creation of Office of Palestinian Affairs in Jerusalem

Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN) and Congressman John Rose (R-TN-06) condemned the Biden Administration’s decision to reverse a Trump-era policy that coordinated issues with Palestinians within the U.S. Embassy to Israel.

Instead, the new decision would aim to reopen the consulate in Jerusalem as a new “Office of Palestinian Affairs.”

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Tennessee’s U.S. Senators Bill Hagerty and Marsha Blackburn Commemorate Memorial Day

Tennessee’s U.S. senators Bill Hagerty and Marsha Blackburn commemorated Memorial Day and honored those that made the ultimate sacrifice for the United States of America.

Memorial Day is the federal holiday in the United States that U.S. military personnel who have died while serving in the armed forces are commemorated and mourned.

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Senator Bill Hagerty on the Biden Administration’s ‘Theology and Religion of Climate,’ Collapsing the Southern Border to ‘Transform’ America

Tuesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed U.S. Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN) to the newsmaker line to discuss his decision not to vote for the 40 billion dollar aid package to Ukraine and the concerted effort by the Biden administration to transform the United States of America.

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Senator Hagerty to Tennessee Star on Border Security: Biden Administration Has Destroyed Most Important Tool

NASHVILLE, Tennessee- U.S. Senator Bill Hagerty spoke about border security with The Tennessee Star in an exclusive one-on-one interview after a Wednesday afternoon joint press event held with Governor Bill Lee outside his Nashville district office.
Hagerty addressed the Biden administration’s gutting of Title 42 and his desire to see it expanded, not ended. He also addressed the migrant protection protocols which were put in place under the Trump administration. Hagerty believes they should be codified, whereas the Biden administration has destroyed them.

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Tennessee Senators Blackburn, Hagerty Introduce Legislation to Block Leakers from Obtaining Government Contracts

Tennessee’s two senators, Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty, introduced legislation to block leakers from being awarded a government contract.

The legislation, entitled the “No Government Contracts for Known Leakers Act,” was influenced by the release of a court filing from Special Counsel John Durham.

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Senator Hagerty: ‘Biden Administration Finds Itself on Both Sides’ of Ukraine Issue

Senator Hagerty says that the “Biden administration finds itself on both sides” of the Ukraine issue.

At a Tennessee welcome-home ceremony Monday for Greg Kelly, a Tennessean who has been held in the Japanese judicial system for several years, The Tennessee Star asked Senator Hagerty why he didn’t sign a letter signed by 42 of his Republican U.S. Senate colleagues and demanding action in support of the Ukraine. The letter, co-drafted by Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT), urged the Biden administration to give the Ukraine tools like fighter jets and other support capabilities from the United States, NATO allies, and other European partners in order to enable them to set up their own No-Fly-Zone.

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U.S. Senator Bill Hagerty on the State of the Union and the Top Three Things He Would Do If He Became Secretary of State

Wednesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed U.S. Senator Bill Hagerty to the newsmaker line to give his take on the State of the Union and his top three priorities if Secretary of State.

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Senator Bill Hagerty Bashes Biden over Continued Inflation

Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN) on Thursday bashed President Joe Biden’s agenda due to continued inflation felt throughout the country.

The remarks from Hagerty follow a report from the U.S. Department of Labor, which detailed that consumer prices were up 7.5% compared to last year. The staggering number is the highest level since 1982.

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Senator Hagerty Requests Export Controls on Semiconductor Producer in China

Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN), in conjunction with Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR), asked the U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo to enhance export controls on a semiconductor producer in China.

According to the duo, the producer, Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC), is a pride of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

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Senator Bill Hagerty Tours Lipman Brothers Warehouse and Discusses Supply Chain Shortages

NASHVILLE, Tennessee— Senator Bill Hagerty toured the Lipman warehouse Tuesday morning. Haggerty and his team walked with CEO Robert Lipman and COO Lowell Goldman through a small tour, where Lipman and Hagerty discussed the problems the Lipman company had been facing with supply chain shortages. 

“This is another great example of wonderful Tennessee entrepreneurs that have thrived in an environment that’s very challenging,” Hagerty said. “But Robert Lipman, the proprietor here, told me how hard it is to get the workforce that he needs, the difficulties that he’s had with the supply chain; the fact that glass from China is a major bottleneck now, for what he’s trying to do right here.

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Senator Hagerty Calls Out the Left in Scathing Op-Ed: ‘America Has Real Problems – Most of Them Self-Inflicted in 2021 by Democrats’

Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN) on Monday called for bipartisanship to address challenges facing Americans over the course of the new year.

In an opinion piece published by The Hill, Hagerty outlined issues, like historic inflation or the border crisis, and urged Democrats to work with Republicans to find solutions.

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U.S. Senator Bill Hagerty on Build Back Better Bill, Biden’s Weakness with Putin, and Boycotting the Winter Olympics in Beijing

Thursday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed U.S. Senator from Tennessee Bill Hagerty to the newsmakers line to update on the Build Back Better Bill, Russia’s threat, and a winter Olympic boycott.

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Senator Bill Hagerty and Governor Bill Lee Speak at Tractor Supply’s 2,000th Store Opening in White House

WHITE HOUSE, Tennessee — Both Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN) and Governor Bill Lee spoke at the Tractor Supply Co.’s 2,000 store opening. Hundreds gathered at the new store to watch the company’s CEO Hal Lawton “cut the ribbon” at the grand opening. Customers were already making purchases ahead of the comments, while they waited for Hagerty to arrive. 

Lawton began the event, saying that he was honored to lead the comments, and thanked everyone for going to the event. He said the new Tractor Supply location was the 84th store in the state of Tennessee, and “it’s a momentous occasion because we’re celebrating our 2,000th Tractor Supply store in the United States, isn’t that incredible?”

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Senator Marsha Blackburn Urges Complete Boycott of 2022 Beijing Olympics

Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) on Monday urged the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) to boycott the upcoming 2022 Beijing Olympics.

In the letter to USOPC chair Susanne Lyons, the two lawmakers cited numerous human rights abuses as motivation for U.S. athletes to avoid the games.

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Senator Bill Hagerty Explains His Exchange With Bernie Sanders on Amnesty for Illegal Immigrants

Wednesday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed U.S. Senator Bill Hagerty of Tennessee to the newsmakers line to discuss his comedic request that Bernie Sanders leave out green card gifts to illegals.

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Governor Lee Joins Blackburn and Hagerty, Questions Biden Administration over Afghan Refugee Resettlement

Governor Bill Lee (R) on Wednesday joined Senators Marsha Blackburn(R-TN) and Bill Hagerty (R-TN) and demanded answers from the Biden Administration over Afghan refugee resettlement.

Over the past several months, thousands of refugees from Afghanistan have been relocated across the United States after President Joe Biden’s chaotic withdrawal.

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Senator Hagerty Opposes Democrats’ Spending Package, Citing Unvetted Refugee Resettlement

Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN) on Thursday voted against a bill that would fund the government through early December and avoid a government shutdown.

Hagerty, who joined 34 other Senators in opposing the measure, explained that his vote against the legislation was due the fact that an amendment proposed by Senator Tom Cotton failed to be included in the measure.

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Senator Bill Hagerty Argues Democrats Are ‘Waging War’ on Capitalism

Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN) on Sunday argued that President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats are “waging war” on capitalism through the tax system.

In an interview in Fox News Channel’s “The Next Revolution,” Hagerty explained that Biden has seemingly switched positions since being elected president.

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U.S. Senator Bill Hagerty Weighs in on Blinken’s Lack of Leadership, Freedom to Vote Act, and Reconciliation

Wednesday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed US Senator Bill Hagerty to the newsmaker line to discuss Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s testimony, the Freedom to Vote Act, and how the Senate parliamentarian will vote on $3.5 trillion spending bill.

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Senator Marsha Blackburn Calls on Biden, Other Administration Officials to Resign

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Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) on Thursday urged President Joe Biden (D) to resign over his policy decisions in Afghanistan.

Blackburn joins a growing list of lawmakers and other elected leaders who have called on Biden to either be impeached or resign from office.

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Senator Hagerty Condemns August 31 Afghanistan Withdrawal Deadline Imposed by Biden

Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN) on Tuesday condemned the Biden administration’s self-imposed deadline to completely withdraw military forces from Afghanistan.

However, it remains unclear if Biden’s deadline will allow enough time for all United States citizens to be evacuated from the country.

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Trump Praises Hagerty Opposition to Biden Infrastructure Bill, Congratulates Him for ‘Remaining True to America First’

Former President Donald Trump praised opposition from Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN) relating to the new, bipartisan infrastructure deal.

“Congratulations to Senator Bill Hagerty in remaining true to “AMERICA FIRST!” Trump said in the statement released on Sunday afternoon.

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Senator Hagerty Introduces Bill to End Government-Directed Big Tech Censorship

U.S. Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN) introduced a bill on Wednesday aimed to limit “government collusion” with Big Tech to censor Americans’ free speech.

“The purpose of the First Amendment is to prevent government from suppressing speech with which it disagrees. If the federal government is attempting to end-run the Constitution by secretly working with tech platforms to censor Americans’ speech, then the American people deserve to know. Requiring transparency will ensure that the government cannot work secretly to censor Americans,” Hagerty detailed of his proposed legislation.

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U.S. Senator Bill Hagerty Explains China Regulation Behaviors, Biden Family, and Reconciliation

Wednesday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed U.S. Senator Bill Hagerty to the newsmakers line to discuss China and SEC regulations, Joe Biden’s ties, and the fulfillment of the socialist wishlist.

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Blackburn and Hagerty Introduce Bill to Leave Border Restrictions in Place

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Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Bill Hagerty (R-TN) introduced a bill on Tuesday that would limit President Joe Biden’s ability to roll back current border restrictions put in place to curb the spread of COVID-19.

The legislation, known as the SHIELD Act, strengthens Title 42 , which was put into place by former President Donald Trump in an effort to limit the coronavirus over the course of the pandemic

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Senator Bill Hagerty Slams Biden for Waiving Iranian Sanctions

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Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN) slammed President Joe Biden on Tuesday for waiving sanctions on the Iranian oil trade — allowing the country to access frozen funds from South Korea and Japan.

Further, the administration chose to roll back the restrictions on the same day that the Department of Justice announced charges on a spy network linked to the Iranian leadership that sought to kidnap an American.

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Both Tennessee Senators Introduce Bill Enforcing Transparency on Foreign Funding in Higher Education

Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Bill Hagerty (R-TN) are calling for increased transparency for the foreign funding in higher education. The Foreign Funding Accountability Act will target Section 117 of the Higher Education Act. That law requires universities to submit biannual reports on all foreign gifts and contract transactions. The Department of Education reported last October that many colleges and universities fail to comply with Section 117. 

The two Tennessee senators introduced the Foreign Funding Accountability Act alongside Senators Tom Cotton (R-AK) and Tim Scott (R-SC). China was identified as the main foreign actor that spurred the legislation. The bill would require the full names of all levels of foreign donating entities and the purpose(s) for those gift-transactions, close the loopholes allowing gifting by registered foreign agents and exempting in-kind gifts from counting towards the disclosure minimum, lower the minimum reporting threshold for disclosure in terms of dollar amount to $25,000, and levy a graduated civil penalty structure against higher education institutions that willfully and repeatedly violate Section 117.

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Sen. Hagerty Calls for ‘Changes’ Following January 6 Report

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Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN) called for security changes — recommended by a January 6th report — to be implemented in order to prevent a situation similar to that day.

“The committees have laid out what happened and what should be reformed or reconsidered. It is now time to implement appropriate changes to make sure all relevant agencies are prepared to prevent an event like January 6 from happening again,” Senator Hagerty said in a statement.

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Senator Hagerty Introduces the Migrant Resettlement Transparency Act as Illegal Immigrant Children Are Flown into Tennessee

Thursday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed U.S. Senator Bill Hagerty to the newsmakers line to weigh in on the illegal minor immigrants flying into Chattanooga by way of commercial air and being resettled in the community unbeknownst to locals.

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Senators Blackburn and Hagerty Introduce Migrant Resettlement Transparency Act

Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Bill Hagerty (R-TN) joined Congressman Chuck Fleischmann in introducing the Migrant Resettlement Transparency Act.

If enacted, the legislation would require the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to consult with state and local officials regarding federally sanctioned migrant resettlement before the migrants are relocated to the specific area.

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Tennessee Legislators Urge Biden Administration to Cease Importing Migrants into the State

Since reports of migrant children landing in Chattanooga emerged over the week, Tennessee’s legislators are urging the Biden Administration to cease importing migrants. In a press release, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) announced that Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN) and Representative Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN-03) joined her in a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary (USDHS) Alejandro Mayorkas.

It is apparent from the letter that Tennessee’s leaders at both the federal and state levels have been left in the dark on the Biden Administration’s orders concerning migrants. The legislators asked Becerra and Mayorkas to answer whether the federal government is using Tennessee as a central location for resettling unaccompanied alien children.

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