lamar alexander http://wmot.org en Lamar Alexander Chastises Majority Leader Reid http://wmot.org/post/lamar-alexander-chastises-majority-leader-reid <p>WASHINGTON (AP/WMOT) &mdash; Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander&nbsp;is&nbsp;firing back at Majority Leader Harry Reid over comments the Democrat made concerning a Republican filibuster.</p><p>Republicans are holding up 17 Obama Administration &nbsp;judicial nominations. &nbsp;Reid is hoping to pull together the 60 votes he needs to limit debate on the appointments and force a vote.</p> Wed, 14 Mar 2012 17:44:33 +0000 AP/WMOT 8473 at http://wmot.org Lamar Alexander Chastises Majority Leader Reid Alexander Promotes Nuclear, Pans Wind Power http://wmot.org/post/alexander-promotes-nuclear-pans-wind-power <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp; Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander came out strongly&nbsp;Wednesday against renewing wind industry tax incentives.</p><p>On the floor of the Senate Wednesday&nbsp;morning, Alexander said the $27 billion worth of federal wind power subsidies would be better spent on renewable energy research, or on reducing the national debt.</p><p>During his comments,&nbsp;Alexander highlighted the Tennessee Valley Authority&rsquo;s experience with a wind farm it built in East Tennessee.</p> Thu, 16 Feb 2012 19:05:38 +0000 Mike Osborne 7423 at http://wmot.org Alexander Promotes Nuclear, Pans Wind Power Tenn. Senators React to Pipeline Block http://wmot.org/post/tenn-senators-react-pipeline-block <p>WASHINGTON‭ (‬AP‭) &mdash; ‬Tennessee&rsquo;s‭ ‬Republican‭ ‬Senator&rsquo;s‭ ‬are‭ ‬reacting strongly to President Barack Obama&rsquo;s decision to‭, at least temporarily‭, ‬block‭ ‬the‭ ‬$7‭ ‬billion Keystone oil pipeline.<br /><br />Lamar Alexander‭ ‬says he can&rsquo;t understand why the president failed to move ahead on a‭ ‬project that would,‭ ‬as the Senator put it,‭ ‬&ldquo;...make us less reliant on oil from hostile countries.‭&rdquo;<br /> Fri, 20 Jan 2012 13:34:56 +0000 Mike Osborne 6427 at http://wmot.org Tennessee Senator Endorses Internet Tax Plan http://wmot.org/post/tennessee-senator-endorses-internet-tax-plan <p>Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander is part of a bi-partisan push to require online retailers to collect state sales taxes.</p><p>The group of ten senators announced yesterday that they will introduce a bill that would let states that adopt the same administrative procedure for collecting taxes to be able to require online sellers to collect those taxes</p><p>Online auction company eBay opposes the bill, saying that requiring small vendors to collect sales tax for states around the country would be an unfair burden.</p> Thu, 10 Nov 2011 18:12:02 +0000 AP/WMOT 3775 at http://wmot.org Alexander Proposes Making Clean Air Rules Law http://wmot.org/post/alexander-proposes-making-clean-air-rules-law <p>Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander is offering a bill that would make the EPA&#39;s clean air rules governing cross-border air pollution standards into law.</p><p>Republican Alexander and Democrat Mark Pryor of Arkansas are offering the bill as an alternative to a measure up for a vote Thursday.&nbsp; That bill is being offered by Tea Party favorite Rand Paul. &nbsp;Paul&rsquo;s legislation would eliminate the cross-border pollution regulations all together.</p> Tue, 08 Nov 2011 18:56:55 +0000 Mike Osborne 3680 at http://wmot.org Alexander Proposes Making Clean Air Rules Law