U.S. Sen. Bob Corker to joint legislative session

Bob Corker imageBy Michael Williams

U.S senator from Tennessee Bob Corker — R, will conduct a joint legislative session in Kodak on August 20 at 3:45 p.m. The event will be held at the Sevierville Chamber of Commerce.

Corker will address his constituents and then conduct a question and answer period. Now in his second term as senator, Corker has spoken out frequently deriding President Barack Obama’s economic policies as well as his policies on immigration and the mandated Affordable Care Act.

In his last meet and greet with the public in Sevierville, Corker discussed the looming debt crisis and the growing influence of the Chinese government which currently owns a substantial portion of U.S. bonds.

Corker began his political career as mayor of Chattanooga. It was during his administration that the city was able to entice Volkswagen to build a plant in the city. In 2008, Businessweek reported that Bob Corker was “one of those responsible for winning the new Volkswagen Chattanooga Assembly Plant at a cost of $577 million in tax incentives.” Although he was successful at inducing the car maker to build a plant in Chattanooga, as senator, Corker opposed bailing out the auto makers in Detroit during the bailout negotiations.

Since 2009, Bob Corker has served as a ranking member of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, replacing former Sen. Mel Martinez.

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