Tennessee Lawmakers Condemn Russia’s Assault on Ukraine

Members of Tennessee’s congressional delegation swiftly and uniformly condemned Russian leader Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.

While speaking out against the acts of violence and violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty, many of the federal leaders called for a harsh response from President Joe Biden and other world leaders.

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Senator Hagerty Celebrates Constituent Assistance During First Year in Position

Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN) on Thursday celebrated constituent service victories completed by his staff throughout the first year of his term.

In a statement sent exclusively to The Tennessee Star, the state’s junior senator pledged to continue to make the concerns of Tennesseans his top priority.

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Tennessee Military Infrastructure Expected to Receive Additional Funding, Equipment Following Passage of National Defense Authorization Act

The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives approved the National Defense Authorization Act, sending the bill to President Joe Biden.

If signed by Biden, Tennessee’s national defense infrastructure is likely to receive additional funding and equipment for its operations.

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Senator Hagerty Defends Ambassador to Japan Nominee Following Leftists Attacks, Expresses Concern over Detained Tennessean

Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN) on Wednesday introduced President Joe Biden’s nominee to be the Ambassador to Japan, Rahm Emanuel, in a Senate Foreign Relations Committee meeting.

Hagerty, who served in the same position from 2017 to 2019, described Emanuel as “a qualified and capable nominee.” 

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Tennessee Senators Criticize President Biden’s First Round of Executive Orders

Both Tennessee Senators oppose President Joe Biden’s first wave of executive orders. Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Bill Hagerty (R-TN) quickly criticized Biden’s decisions to end the Keystone XL pipeline, overhaul the immigration system, and rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement.

In a series of tweets, Blackburn issued her criticisms of Biden’s orders.

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