Tennessee Republican Marsha Blackburn was one of six senators to vote against the coronavirus relief bill passed Monday night. In a statement, she says she couldn’t get on board with everything in the $2.3 trillion spending plan.
In what could be one of his last public disagreements with President Donald Trump, Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander has defended the work of the country’s top expert on infectious diseases. In a statement and a tweet Monday, Alexander said people should actually be paying more attention to what Dr. Anthony Fauci has to say.
Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., is leaning toward supporting a potential rename of military bases named after Confederate generals. In an interview with Tennessee reporters Tuesday, Alexander said people should learn from history instead of erasing it. But he said that understanding the current historical context also mattered.
Many school districts and universities in Tennessee have been weighing whether to allow students back on their campuses this Fall.
Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tennessee, has been tapped by President Donald Trump to be part of his economic recovery initiative. Alexander’s appointment to the group was announced last week. On Monday, he told WPLN News the country has to re-open for business soon — but not before more testing for COVID-19 is available.
The Tennessee senator, who is retiring later this year, spoke to WPLN News about the crisis and Washington’s response to it on Friday morning.