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Obama reacts to criticism of policy on Syria

Obama reacts to criticism of policy on Syria

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 (UPI) --President Barack Obama responded to critics of his policy on Syria and his hesitation to arm the rebels, saying their criticisms are "horse[expletive]."
Aileen Graef
Senate passes VA, highway bills, heads to recess

Senate passes VA, highway bills, heads to recess

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) --The Senate passed two key bills Thursday, sending a fix for the Department of Veterans affairs and a highway funding patch to the president for signature.
Gabrielle Levy
More than half of immigrant minors could seek asylum: State Department

More than half of immigrant minors could seek asylum: State Department

WASHINGTON, July 17 (UPI) --Senate Foreign Relations Committee questioned State Department officials Thursday about the number of immigrant minors that may seek asylum in the U.S.
Dima Ansari, Medill News Service
House measure on gas aimed at lower prices

House measure on gas aimed at lower prices

WASHINGTON, June 27 (UPI) --The House of Representatives passed a measure it says would help lower gasoline prices by expanding access to domestic energy resources.
Daniel J. Graeber
Former Majority Leader Howard Baker, 'the Great Conciliator,' dead at 88

Former Majority Leader Howard Baker, 'the Great Conciliator,' dead at 88

WASHINGTON, Tunisia, June 26 (UPI) --Former Sen. Howard Baker, the Tennessee lawmaker who served as the Senate's top Republican for eight years, died Thursday at the age of 88.
Gabrielle Levy
Senate committee sends Castro nomination to final vote

Senate committee sends Castro nomination to final vote

WASHINGTON, June 25 (UPI) --A Senate committee approved the nomination of Julian Castro to be the secretary of Housing and Urban Development, sending his nomination to a final vote.
Gabrielle Levy
House GOP hits back at gas tax proposal

House GOP hits back at gas tax proposal

WASHINGTON, June 20 (UPI) --Members of the House of Representatives said U.S. consumers would pay less at the pump if a bill in support of expanded domestic energy production passed.
Daniel J. Graeber
Senate quickly passes VA access bill, could cost $50b a year

Senate quickly passes VA access bill, could cost $50b a year

WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) --The Senate pushed through a bill that will allow veterans to seek care outside the VA health system just after hammering out a compromise from opposing bills.
Gabrielle Levy
Unemployment insurance passes test vote in Senate

Unemployment insurance passes test vote in Senate

WASHINGTON, March 27 (UPI) -- The Senate took another step towards passing an extension on emergency unemployment insurance Thursday, voting 65-34 to begin debate.
Gabrielle Levy

Senate committee OKs bill to sanction Russia over Ukraine

WASHINGTON, March 12 (UPI) -- The Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved a bill Wednesday that would offer aid to Ukraine and sanction Russia for its incursion into Crimea.
Senate Foreign Relations Committee postpones Ukraine aid vote

Senate Foreign Relations Committee postpones Ukraine aid vote

WASHINGTON, March 11 (UPI) -- A U.S. Senate committee postponed a vote Tuesday on a bill that would provide aid to Ukraine and sanction Russia for sending troops to Crimea.
The Issue: Year of action? Doubtful.

The Issue: Year of action? Doubtful.

U.S. President Barack Obama may have declared 2014 a year of action in his State of the Union address but lawmakers last week moved quickly after returning from their recess to knock down expectations.
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International
Report: More than 100 U.S. lawmakers gave up pay after shutdown

Report: More than 100 U.S. lawmakers gave up pay after shutdown

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- At least 109 of 237 U.S. lawmakers who vowed to give up some of their federal salaries after the 16-day government shutdown did so, the Washington Post said.
Corker: Obama 'afraid' of Dem base; Reid acts 'just like' Putin

Corker: Obama 'afraid' of Dem base; Reid acts 'just like' Putin

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., said President Barack Obama is "afraid of his base" and the Senate majority leader behaves like Russian President Vladimir Putin.
UAW organizing loss in Tennessee not final word

UAW organizing loss in Tennessee not final word

The UAW's failed bid to organize hourly workers at the sprawling Volkswagen plant near Chattanooga, Tenn., is having repercussions in Germany.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer
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Freshman Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) sits during a photo-op in outgoing Majority Leader Bill Frist's (R-TN) office, on Capitol Hill in Washington on November 14, 2006. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
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Robert Phillips "Bob" Corker, Jr. (born August 24, 1952) is the junior United States Senator from Tennessee. Before his election to the Senate in 2006, he served as mayor of Chattanooga, Tennessee from 2001 to 2005. Corker was a successful businessman prior to holding public office.

Born in Orangeburg, South Carolina, Corker moved to Tennessee at the age of 11. He graduated from Chattanooga High School in 1970. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1974. Corker is a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. He and his wife Elizabeth, whom he married on May 18, 1987, have two daughters. The family's permanent residence is at the Anne Haven mansion built by Coca-Cola Bottling Company heirs Anne Lupton and Frank Harrison.

After working four years as a construction superintendent, he started his own construction company, Bencor, which he sold in 1990. In 1999, he purchased the two largest real estate companies in Chattanooga, Osborne Building Corporation and the Stone Fort Land Company, making him the largest private land owner in Hamilton County, Tennessee. He sold most of these holdings in 2006 to Henry Luken. His business successes have made Corker a multimillionaire.

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