Senator Lamar Alexander's Public Statements

Office: U.S. Senate (TN) - Sr, Republican
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1/26/16 Alexander: School Choice: "The Real Answer to Inequality in America" 1/25/16 Alexander Statement on CBO Report Projecting Medicare's Hospital Insurance Trust Fund Will Be Exhausted in 2026 1/20/16 Alexander, Murray Release Bipartisan Senate Health Committee Staff Draft of Bill to Help Improve Health Information Technology for Doctors & Their Patients 1/20/16 Hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Alexander, Hearing on Improving the Federal Response to Challenges in Mental Health Care in America 1/19/16 Chairman Alexander Announces Committee Schedule for "Step by Step" Consideration of Biomedical Innovation Bills 1/12/16 Senate Health Committee Approves FDA Nominee 1/12/16 Alexander Statement on Tonight's State of the Union Address 1/06/16 Alexander Commends House Passage of Legislation to Repeal Obamacare 12/22/15 Alexander Highlights Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Accomplishments for 2015 12/18/15 Senate Passes Legislation to Help Prevent Suicide, Help Children Recover from Traumatic Events, Provide Mental Health Awareness for Teachers 12/18/15 Alexander, Murray Commend Senate Passage of Bill to Provide Teachers & School Leaders with Better Education Research and Information 12/17/15 Alexander: Bill to Extend Perkins Loan Program for 2 Years Heads to President's Desk 12/16/15 Alexander: Obamacare Waiver Guidance is "Not Much Flexibility, Not Much Relief" 12/11/15 The Tennessean - Law ends Common Core mandate, strengthens local control 12/10/15 President Signs Bill to Reform K-12 Education 12/09/15 Alexander, Murray: Senate Passes Bill to Fix No Child Left Behind, 85-12 12/08/15 Hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Alexander, Hearing on Opioid Abuse in America: Facing the Epidemic and Examining Solutions 12/03/15 Alexander, Murray: Full Senate to Begin Debate on Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Fix No Child Left Behind 12/02/15 Alexander Commends House Passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act 11/30/15 Alexander Statement on NGA Endorsement of Every Student Succeeds Act 11/20/15 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Industrial Hemp 11/19/15 House-Senate Conference Committee Approves Framework to Improve K-12 Education 11/18/15 Hearing of the Joint Conference Committee on No Child Left Behind - Opening Statement of Sen. Alexander 11/18/15 Alexander: Committee Approves 2 Bills to "Help Americans Lead Healthier Lives," Continues Record of Results-Oriented Bipartisanship 11/18/15 Alexander, Murray on Senate Appointment of Senate Conferees to Fix No Child Left Behind: "It's Time to Get to Work" 11/17/15 Hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Alexander, Nomination of Dr. Robert Califf to serve as FDA Commissioner 11/13/15 Joint Statement on Efforts to Reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act 11/09/15 Alexander Pledges to Simplify "Dreaded" FAFSA, "the No. 1 Obstacle" to Students Applying for Tennessee Promise 11/06/15 Alexander Statement on the 50th Anniversary of the Higher Education Act 11/02/15 Letter to the Hon. Andrew Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Failed Obamacare Co-Ops, Accounting Methods 10/29/15 Hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Alexander, Hearing on Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders in America: Priorities, Challenges, and Opportunities 10/28/15 Letter to Cui Tiankai, Chinese Ambassador to the U.S. - Polysilicon trade 10/28/15 Alexander Statement on "Nation's Report Card" Results 10/28/15 Hearing of the Energy and Water Development Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Alexander, Hearing on Securing America's Future: Realizing the Potential of the DOE National Laboratories 10/28/15 Letter to Howard Shelanski, Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs - Halt Harmful Opioid Rule 10/28/15 Alexander: Tennessee's 23 Percent Rate Hike in Obamacare "Benchmark" Plans "Will Put a Dent in Tennesseans' Family Budgets" 10/27/15 Letter to Thomas Perez, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor - Speed Up the Prevailing Wage Certification Process for H-2B Seasonal Workers Visas 10/26/15 Time - Obama Should "Stop and Think' On Over-Testing Problem 10/26/15 Alexander: America Needs a "Breakthrough" on Medical Devices 10/24/15 Alexander Statement on the President's Remarks Today about "Over-Testing" 10/23/15 Letter to Richard Cordray, Director, Consumer Finance Protection Bureau - Recind Issuance of Civil Investigative Demand 10/22/15 Alexander: Senate Passes Bill To Address Tennessee's Tenfold Increase in Infants Born Addicted to Drugs 10/21/15 Alexander Commends Health Secretary Burwell for Listening to Knoxville-Area Concerns about Epidemic of Painkiller Abuse 10/21/15 Alexander Commends Health Secretary Burwell for Listening to Knoxville-Area Concerns about Epidemic of Painkiller Abuse 10/09/15 Alexander: Appeals Court is Right to Halt White House Overreach on Burdensome "Mud Puddle" Rule 10/09/15 Alexander to Senate Democrats: Don't Block Bipartisan Energy & Water Funding that Would Grow the Economy and Strengthen National Security 10/08/15 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016--Motion to Proceed 10/07/15 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 10/07/15 Alexander Urges President Obama to Sign "Bipartisan Bill to Support Our Military" 10/06/15 Alexander: Rushing Stage 3 Rule of Electronic Health Records Program a "Disservice to More than 500,000 Doctors, Thousands of Hospitals and Millions of Patients"