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  1. AGS Voices Support for Overdue Legislation Ensuring Social and...Read the original story

    20 min ago | PressReleasePoint

    The American Geriatrics Society today endorsed key proposed legislation to deliver social and protective services to older Americans through 2018. Drafted by U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander , Patty Murray , Richard Burr , and Bernie Sanders , the Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act of 2015 would strengthen landmark legislation originally passed in 1965 - and overdue for reauthorization since 2011.

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  2. Legislation Could Put An End To Partisan Labor BoardRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Daily Caller

    "U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Lamar Alexander , chairman of the Senate labor committee, today introduced the NLRB Reform Act to turn the National Labor Relations Board from an advocate to an umpire and keep the general counsel from operating as an activist for one side or the other," a press release detailed. The bill is designed to rein in the general counsel, end partisan advocacy by splitting board members between parties and encourage timely decision-making by including budgetary disincentives for gridlock.

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  3. Senate Republicans propose NLRB overhaulRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Washington Examiner

    ... the interests of labor unions over business. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, the chairman of the Senate's labor committee, said their bill would prevent the board's general counsel from ...

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  4. Washington Healthcare UpdateRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | jdsupra.com

    ... Chairmen of the Finance and Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committees, Orrin Hatch (UT) and Lamar Alexander (TN) respectively, introduced legislation to repeal the individual mandate found with the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ...

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  5. McConnell, Alexander Introduce Bill To Reform National Labor Relations BoardRead the original story

    9 hrs ago | Chattanoogan.com

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senator Lamar Alexander, chairman of the Senate labor committee, on Wednesday introduced the NLRB Reform Act to turn the National Labor Relations Board from an advocate to an umpire and keep the general counsel from operating as an activist for one side or the other.

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  6. NCOA Applauds HELP Committee Action on Older Americans Act ReauthorizationRead the original story

    10 hrs ago | PressReleasePoint

    ... program, Chairman Alexander has chosen to make bipartisan renewal of the OAA a priority." HELP Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN), with Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) and Sens. Richard Burr (R-NC), and Bernie Sanders (I-VT), introduced the ...

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  7. 5 Reasons Why Sen. Alexander's Education Bill Fails TeachersRead the original story

    11 hrs ago | Center for American Progress

    Earlier this month, Sen. Lamar Alexander proposed a bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, or ESEA. The bill misses an opportunity to emphasize new investments focusing on elevating the teaching profession and fails to push for policy changes targeted at maintaining and recruiting a diverse, high-achieving workforce of teachers and leaders.

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  8. New Iranian Ambassador Visits IMORead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Marine News

    ... and was scheduled to appear in federal court on Wednesday. Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) to honor Senator Lamar Alexander and Senator David Vitter with Leadership Service Awards; Washington Meetings and Waterways Seminar The U.S. House of ...

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  9. Fugitive Treasure Hunter Arrested in FloridaRead the original story

    13 hrs ago | Marine News

    ... its line handling and boatmen service companies in Terneuzen, Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) to honor Senator Lamar Alexander and Senator David Vitter with Leadership Service Awards; Washington Meetings and Waterways Seminar Denmark's government ...

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  10. Signal Ship Repair Achieves OSHA MilestoneRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Marine News

    ... of liquefied natural gas (LNG), will exhibit at Euromaritime, Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) to honor Senator Lamar Alexander and Senator David Vitter with Leadership Service Awards; Washington Meetings and Waterways Seminar Crowley Maritime ...

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  11. Evergreen to Charter 11 ContainershipsRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Marine News

    ... of liquefied natural gas (LNG), will exhibit at Euromaritime, Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) to honor Senator Lamar Alexander and Senator David Vitter with Leadership Service Awards; Washington Meetings and Waterways Seminar Crowley Maritime ...

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  12. Damen Delivers Workboat to MultrashipRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Marine News

    ... its line handling and boatmen service companies in Terneuzen, Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) to honor Senator Lamar Alexander and Senator David Vitter with Leadership Service Awards; Washington Meetings and Waterways Seminar Denmark's government ...

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  13. WCI to Honor Sens. Alexander and VitterRead the original story

    14 hrs ago | Marine News

    Waterways Council, Inc. to honor Senator Lamar Alexander and Senator David Vitter with Leadership Service Awards; Washington Meetings and Waterways Seminar ahead WCI will recognize Senator Lamar Alexander and Senator David Vitter for their "steadfast championship of the inland waterways" at its 14th Annual Leadership Service Awards on February 11. All events will take place at the St. Regis Hotel, 923 16th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. The schedule is as follows: 5:30-9 p.m. - 2015 Leadership Service Awards Reception and Dinner to honor Senator Lamar Alexander and Senator David Vitter Gaztransport & Technigaz , a designer of membrane containment systems for the maritime transportation and storage of liquefied natural gas , will exhibit at Euromaritime, Waterways Council, Inc. to honor Senator Lamar Alexander and Senator David Vitter with Leadership Service Awards; Washington Meetings and ... (more)

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  14. Environmental groups question drilling off Va. coastRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | WAVY-TV Portsmouth

    From left, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, gather on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, as the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee meets to advance a bill to approve the long-stalled Keystone XL pipeline that fell short of passage in December when Democrats ruled the Senate. The bill has 60 sponsors A- 54 Republicans and six Democrats.

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  15. Activists Share Strategies for 'Opting Out' of TestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Education Week

    ... Behind-many lawmakers have expressed interest in cutting back the number of tests required by the law. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., the new chairman of the Senate education committee, introduced a draft bill this month with two proposed paths for ...

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  16. Letter: Ayotte took stand on climateRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 25 | Concord Monitor

    Two thumbs up to Sen. Kelly Ayotte for joining Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, Mark Kirk of Illinois, Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina in acknowledging the reality of human-caused climate change in a Jan. 21 Senate vote. As a former Republican who was scorned by supposed political allies several years ago for recognizing the reality of human-caused climate change, I can't help deriving a sense of vindication from this vote.

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  17. STATEMENT: CAPa s Carmel Martin: ESEA Reauthorization Must Raise the...Read the original story

    Tuesday | Center for American Progress

    ... development. Given this feedback from those on the educational front lines, it is imperative that Chairman Lamar Alexander's (R-TN) current proposal to rewrite the ESEA do more than write states a blank check. There is an appropriate federal role to ...

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  18. Senate appears unlikely to push for test-based teacher evaluations in revised lawRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | The Washington Post

    ... an environment in which states and communities are encouraged, not ordered, to evaluate teachers," said Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), who is leading the rewrite effort as chairman of the Senate's education committee. Sen. Patty Murray (Wash.), the ...

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  19. Alexander Says Washington Telling States How To Evaluate Teachers Has Caused "Enormous Backlash"Read the original story

    Tuesday | Chattanoogan.com

    U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, the chairman of the Senate education committee, Tuesday said Washington must encourage-but not mandate-teacher and principal evaluation systems if they want to improve the nation's 100,000 public schools.

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  20. Guest Column: Republicans threading the needleRead the original story

    Tuesday | Sun Advocate

    "[I]t is the sense of Congress that - climate change is real; and human activity contributes to climate change." That was part of an amendment offered by Sen. John Hoeven to S.1, legislation that will require the Obama administration to allow construction of the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to the U.S. It drew the support of 59 senators, including 15 Republicans: Senators Lamar Alexander , Kelly Ayotte , Susan Collins , Bob Corker , Jeff Flake , Lindsey Graham , Orrin Hatch , Dean Heller , Mark Kirk , John McCain , Lisa Murkowski , Rand Paul , Bob Portman , Mike Rounds , and Pat Toomey .

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