senator bob corker http://wmot.org en Tenn. Senator Gets National Media Attention for Fiscal Cliff Comments http://wmot.org/post/tenn-senator-gets-national-media-attention-fiscal-cliff-comments <p>WASHINGTON (AP/WMOT) —&nbsp; Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker is getting national media attention as he weighs in on tax reform negotiations. &nbsp;Republican mavericks like Corker are pressuring their leaders to rethink some of the most contentious issues, like taxes.</p><p>Corker is being quoted saying Senate Republicans would probably agree to higher taxes for the wealthiest Americans if it leads to overhauling entitlement programs. Here’s what he had to say when he spoke to reporter Judy Woodruff recently on the PBS NewsHour.</p> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 13:46:26 +0000 AP/WMOT & ap 18645 at http://wmot.org Tenn. Senator Gets National Media Attention for Fiscal Cliff Comments Gallatin Event "One-Stop" Shopping for Tennessee Veterans http://wmot.org/post/gallatin-event-one-stop-shopping-tennessee-veterans <p>GALLATIN, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Tennessee Senator Bob Corker is sponsoring an event Friday in Gallatin designed to connect military veterans and their family with needed services.</p><p>"Rally Point"&nbsp;will be&nbsp;one-stop shopping for Tennessee vets hoping to access services like VA claims assistance, vocational rehabilitation, education, employment help, mental health services, and home and business loans.</p> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 19:16:58 +0000 AP/WMOT 18502 at http://wmot.org Gallatin Event "One-Stop" Shopping for Tennessee Veterans Impact of U.N. Treaty Debated in Tennessee http://wmot.org/post/impact-un-treaty-debated-tennessee <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp; Tennessee&rsquo;s Senate delegation is expressing concern about a proposed United Nations treaty being debated this week in New York.</p><p>The proposed treaty would seek to regulate the sale and transfer of arms between nations. The treaty is intended to reign in the sale of the weapons that fuel armed conflicts worldwide.</p><p>Tennessee Senators Bob Corker and Lamar Alexander have both announced their opposition to the treaty. Alexander expressed his concerns in a recently posted YouTube video.</p> Wed, 25 Jul 2012 17:21:30 +0000 Mike Osborne 13629 at http://wmot.org