National Politics

U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn., says there's no way the Chickamauga Lock will get funding this fiscal year, and its fate for the next few years depends on whether a House or Senate version of a bill to reform its funding prevails.

WASHINGTON — The Senate voted 59-38 Monday to resurrect federal jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed, and a small band of Republican supporters swiftly appealed to a reluctant Speaker John Boehner to permit election-year action in the House as well.

WASHINGTON — It was midnight when the plane carrying Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker landed in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in December on a Senate Foreign Relations Committee trip.

WASHINGTON — Even if Democrats recruit great candidates, raise gobs of money and run smart campaigns, they face an uphill fight to retake control of the House in this year’s congressional elections, regardless of the political climate in November.

Mary Headrick is back at it.

Part of the intent of the Affordable Care Act was to create what's called the "no wrong door" rule.

WASHINGTON — Issuing a last call for health care, President Barack Obama assured Latinos on Thursday that signing up for new insurance exchanges won't lead to deportation for any relatives in the U.S. illegally.

The biggest government utility could shift from federal to state control if Congress goes along with a proposal from the Obama administration to sell the Tennessee Valley Authority.

NASHVILLE — President Barack Obama's administration is recommending Nashville receive $27 million to help fund The Amp.

WASHINGTON — Tennessee Republicans in the U.S. House continued to display solidly conservative voting patterns in 2013, new studies show.

ATLANTA — The state's top elections official wants to make Georgia among the first states in the nation to vote in the 2016 presidential primaries, a move that would thrust voters here squarely into the national spotlight.

  • Feb. 24th, 2014  |
  • By The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., who led a last-minute campaign against the United Auto Workers attempt to organize the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, said “Needless to say, I am thrilled for the employees at Volkswagen and for our community and its future.”

NASHVILLE — U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and fellow Senate Republicans are pushing a bill delaying for one year new Internal Revenue Service rules GOP lawmakers say can "target" political speech by nonprofit groups.

ATLANTA — Republican governors scored easy political points by rejecting President Barack Obama's plan to enroll more poor people in government health insurance.

WASHINGTON — Conservative Republicans on Wednesday ruled out any immigration legislation in the House this year, insisting that the GOP should wait until next year when the party might also control the Senate.

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