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Sen. Yager secures $25 million for joint higher education facility in Fentress County

Contact:  Zachary Clark (615) 741-2255 or email: zachary.clark@capitol.tn.gov (NASHVILLE, TN), April 25, 2022 — Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) announces the Tennessee General Assembly has approved $25 million for a new joint facility for Roane State Community College and the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Oneida/Huntsville in Fentress County. The funding is included …

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Hagerty Meets with Afghanistan President

Senator Hagerty and President Ghani meet today in Washington WASHINGTON—United States Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN), a member of the Foreign Relations Committee and former U.S. Ambassador to Japan, today met with Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani in Washington. Hagerty released the following statement: “I had a substantive discussion today with President …

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Sen. Yager announces Lamar Alexander Parkway has been extended to Oak Ridge to recognize Alexander’s commitment to the Oak Ridge Corridor

KNOXVILLE – State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) today announced that Lamar Alexander Parkway has been extended to Oak Ridge as a result of legislation passed recently by the Tennessee General Assembly.  Yager said the extension is in recognition of the former Governor of Tennessee and U.S. Senator’s leadership and commitment …

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ICYMI—Hagerty Seeks Commitment from State Nominee to Work with Mexico to Stop the Trafficking of Fentanyl and Precursors from China

During his visit to Mexico this month, Hagerty and Mexican officials discussed ways to disrupt fentanyl flows WASHINGTON – United States Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN), a member of the Senator Foreign Relations Committee and former U.S. Ambassador to Japan, today sought a commitment from Ambassador Michele Jeanne Sison, nominee to …

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Blackburn Targets Terror Group Operations in Latin America

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S.Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) introduced bipartisan legislation with co-lead Senator Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) to require detailed reporting of known operatives, recruiting methods, and resources of the terrorist group Hezbollah in Latin America. It will also authorize sanctions against Hezbollah actors in the region and strengthen the anti-money laundering work …

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Hagerty Applauds Delay in Looming Tariff Hike on Tennessee Whiskey

Announcement comes after Hagerty encouraged Ambassador Tai and Secretary Raimondo to address the situation WASHINGTON—United States Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN) today applauded the action of U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Katherine Tai and Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo for securing a delay in the tariff hike on whiskey that the European …

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