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United States Senator - Lamar Alexander
United States Senator - Lamar Alexander
Senator Alexander at the National Academy of Sciences
Senator Alexander addresses the National Academy of Sciences on the increased importance of American competitiveness. On Tuesday, Alexander joined Senator Frist, Senator Reid and a bipartisan group of senators to introduce the National Competitiveness Investment Act, a legislative response to recommendations contained in the National Academies’ “Rising Above the Gathering Storm” report and the Council on Competitiveness’ “Innovate America” report. The bill includes provisions to strengthen the nation’s commitment to research, improve science and math education, increase the talent pool by improving higher education and grow our economy by providing incentives for innovation.
November 11, 2006 Statements
STATEMENT OF SENATOR LAMAR ALEXANDER HONORING OUR NATION'S VETERANS
November 08, 2006 Press Release
ALEXANDER STATEMENT ON RESIGNATION OF DEFENSE SEC. DONALD RUMSFELD
November 03, 2006 Press Release
FRIST, ALEXANDER APPLAUD PERFORMANCE PAY FUNDING FOR MEMPHIS TEACHERS AND PRINCIPALS
October 24, 2006 Press Release
FRIST, ALEXANDER PRAISE DOE FUNDING FOR OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LAB
October 23, 2006 Article
Global Competition Fears Grow
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National Anthem Resolution
Health Care Choices for Seniors Act
A resolution celebrating Black History Month.
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Voting record and information on key votes.
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When I was 10 years old, my father took me to the Blount County courthouse to meet Howard H. Baker, Sr., our congressman. Mr. Baker stopped and talked with me and gave me a dime. I was sure I had just met the most respected man in the world, other than my father and our preacher. Between my junior and senior years at Maryville High School, I visited Washington, D.C. for the first time. Again, Mr. Baker found time for a visit. He wrote me a nice letter, which now hangs in my office.

I am sure those two experiences had something to do with my volunteering to work for Congressman Baker's son, who in 1966 became Tennessee's first popularly elected Republican United States Senator. Howard H. Baker, Jr. inspired a generation of young Tennesseans to become active in government and politics. I was one of those, coming here to work as his legislative assistant in 1967 and again in 1977, when he was elected Republican leader of the United States Senate. I am proud to serve today in that same Senate seat.

It is a privilege to serve our country and our state during these serious times. I think we’re challenged by three great issues: The first is how we deal with terrorism. The second is how we keep our jobs in a more competitive world marketplace. And the third is how we preserve our common culture – the principles that unite us as a country. I will continue to work to find solutions to these issues, and to the ones I’ve always cared about: better schools, better jobs and clean air.

My staff and I know that we are ambassadors from Tennessee to Washington, and not ambassadors from Washington to Tennessee. I hope you’ll use the resources on this site to stay informed about what I’m doing and to keep in touch with me and my staff so that we can better serve you.

Very best wishes,
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