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  1. No encryption standard raises health care privacy questionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 7 | Vallejo News

    ... whether there are ways to strengthen current protections," said Jim Jeffries, spokesman for chairman Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn. The agency charged with enforcing the privacy rules is a small unit of the federal Health and Human Services Department, ...


  2. Will: Education Is for the StatesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 7 | National Review Online

    ... this former governor and former secretary (and former president of the University of Tennessee), Senator Lamar Alexander, is chairman of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. He is seeking 60 Senate votes to, he says, "reverse the ...


  3. How The GOP Prescribes To Obama's Precision Medicine PlanRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 1, 2015 |

    ... a nonprofit advocate for medical research told Forbes. Already, influential Republicans such as U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Fred Upton of Michigan have expressed a "willingness to work in a ...


  4. Energy Department Announces Five Year Renewal of Funding for First Energy Innovation HubRead the original story

    Jan 31, 2015 | Holtville Tribune

    ... part of our country's ability to innovate and safely maintain our nuclear reactor fleet," said Senator Lamar Alexander. "I'm glad to see the Consortium for the Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors remains a priority as we rely on nuclear ...


  5. The GOP's New Strategy: Killing Obamacare with KindnessRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2015 | Bloomberg

    ... down subsidies for people using the federal exchange at This past Tuesday, Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander emerged as the ringleader of a group that would draft "a response that makes practical sense." On Friday, Politico revealed ...


  6. Obama seeks gene research funds to develop fine-tuned medical careRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2015 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    ... advocates, researchers and drug and biotechnology company executives. Among those in the audience was Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., chairman of the Senate health committee, who said he intended to work with the president on the issue. Mr. Obama ...


  7. The yeas and nays: Here's how Maine's congressional representatives voted this weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2015 | Bangor Daily News

    U.S. Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Lamar Alexander, R-Tennessee, make their way to the Senate chamber to vote on a series of amendments on the bill to authorize the Keystone XL pipeline on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2015. There were 13 key votes and 21 roll call votes in the Senate this week.


  8. Lawmakers and White House champion medical advancesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2015 | McClatchy

    Sens. Richard Burr, R-N.C., and Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., got the effort started with a report Thursday that outlines an investigation of what new policies are needed to improve the work of the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration. "We are in an exciting era of medicine that holds tremendous potential to improve treatments and outcomes for patients," Burr said in a statement .


  9. GOP Supreme Court Filibuster Dalliance Shows Republican 2016 ConfidenceRead the original story

    Jan 30, 2015 | US News & World Report

    ... fact, some are thinking of doing the Democrats one better: Politico reported this week that Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander is preparing a bill which would expand the offending rule to exempt Supreme Court nominations from the filibuster, permitting ...


  10. Brainerd YFD Center Hosts Affordable Healthcare Enrollment Assistance EventRead the original story

    Jan 30, 2015 |

    ... Authority of Walker, Dade and Catoosa Counties. Other board appointments ... (click for more) Senators Lamar Alexander and Richard Burr (R-N.C.) on Thursday released a report on the challenges to getting safe treatments, devices and cures to ...


  11. Top Five Employer To-Do Items in Today's Union Organizing EnvironmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2015 | JD Supra

    ... committee announced in a press release that U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), chairman of the committee, have introduced the NLRB Reform Act. The purpose of the proposed Act is to to turn the ...


  12. Obama gives East Room rollout to Precision Medicine InitiativeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2015 | Science

    ... DeGette (D-CO), who has been working on 21st Century Cures, a plan to speed drug development , and Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), who has similar aims, were also present. Sitting in the front row were the two lieutenants who will carry out the bulk ...


  13. Nuclear Regulatory Commission: Yucca Mountain Safe to Store Nuclear WasteRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2015 | Cybercast News Service

    ... settles it: To continue to oppose Yucca Mountain because of radiation concerns is to ignore science," Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development "This report says that Yucca ...


  14. Obama pledges 'new era of medicine'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2015 | The Hill

    ... would compliment a bipartisan, bicameral effort to bolster American research already in the works. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Col.), who have both led work on Congress's "21st Century Cures" initiative, attended the ...


  15. Remarks by the President on Precision MedicineRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2015 | The White House

    ... "Is there a doctor in the house?" -- we have got you covered. We also have members of Congress who are here. Lamar Alexander from the great state of Tennessee is one of the Senate's key supporters of encouraging medical innovation, and I'm so ...


  16. Obama asks Congress to fund $215m personalized medicine initiativeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2015 | Washington Examiner

    ... Obama said. Members of Congress, including Reps. Fred Upton , R-Mich., and Diana DeGette, D-Colo., and Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., have recently drawn attention to the prospect of new, advanced cures with a series of hearings last year and some ...


  17. My Turn: Bills pose a threat to public educationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2015 | Concord Monitor

    ... testified before the Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee, chaired by Tennessee Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander, as it rewrites the 13-year-old No Child Left Behind act. The committee's most important challenge is testing, and its most ...


  18. Obama unveils $215M 'precision medicine' initiative to study genes, diseaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2015 | Politico

    ... how to accelerate and improve the discovery, development, and delivery of new cures and treatments." Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn), was attending the White House announcement and promised to work closely with Obama and Democrats "so that ...


  19. Senators Rail against Process for Getting Medical Products to MarketRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2015 | Health Data Management

    ... to patients more quickly and effectively. That is the conclusion of a report issued Jan. 29 by Senators Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Richard Burr (R-N.C.) that takes aim at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of ...


  20. The Case for Year-Round Pell Grants | CommentaryRead the original story

    Jan 22, 2015 | Roll Call

    ... in 2008, the program was discontinued by Congress and the Department of Education in 2011. Recently, Sens. Lamar Alexander , R-Tenn., and Michael Bennet , D-Colo., have done just that, introducing a bill to amend the HEA ( S 108 ). The bill's ...