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UAW files appeal with NLRB on Tennessee VW plant vote

DETROIT, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- The United Auto Workers has filed an appeal alleging comments by political figures interfered unfairly in a union election at a Volkswagen plant in Tennessee.
Volkswagen workers in Tennessee reject United Auto Workers

Volkswagen workers in Tennessee reject United Auto Workers

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Workers at Volkswagen's plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., rejected representation by the United Auto Workers, the union said Friday.
Treasury secretary: Debt limit rise will promote economic growth

Treasury secretary: Debt limit rise will promote economic growth

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said Wednesday's Senate vote to raise the federal debt limit will promote growth and help "provide certainty and stability."

Keystone XL a national security issue, GOP says

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Getting the Keystone XL oil pipeline built from Canada will protect the U.S. economy from market volatility overseas, U.S. senators told the president.
Top Democrat says Republicans should find cuts for jobless benefits

Top Democrat says Republicans should find cuts for jobless benefits

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday he's open to finding budget cuts to pay for extending unemployment benefits.

U.S. special rep. confident of concluding Afghan security deal

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- The U.S.-Afghanistan security deal will eventually be concluded despite Afghan President Hamid Karzai's refusal to sign it, Ambassador James Dobbins said.
White House, lawmakers duel over new Iran sanctions

White House, lawmakers duel over new Iran sanctions

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- The White House says new sanctions being crafted on Capitol Hill may split Washington from its partners, while a key lawmaker calls them an "insurance policy."

Republicans want market-driven reforms in healthcare

WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Republican legislators said Sunday they'd like to see the Affordable Care Act replaced with a different healthcare system that includes market-driven reforms.
Janet Yellen approved by Senate committee

Janet Yellen approved by Senate committee

Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Janet Yellen was approved by the Senate Banking Committee Thursday as President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the Federal Reserve, sending her confirmation to a full Senate vote.
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Obama: Iran won't snooker U.S., allies in nuclear talks

Obama: Iran won't snooker U.S., allies in nuclear talks

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- President Obama Tuesday tried to assure lawmakers and business executives Iran won't snooker the United States and its allies during nuclear negotiations.
Senate reviews timeline for Iranian sanctions

Senate reviews timeline for Iranian sanctions

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said Iranian sanctions won't be reviewed until December at the earliest.
Conference committee budget talks open as deficit shrinks

Conference committee budget talks open as deficit shrinks

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- A House-Senate conference committee Wednesday began work on a federal budget as the government said the U.S. deficit was at a five-year low.
Senators warn Obama of Maliki's 'mismanagement' in Iraq

Senators warn Obama of Maliki's 'mismanagement' in Iraq

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's "mismanagement of Iraqi politics" may be leading to civil war, a bipartisan group of U.S. senators warned Tuesday.
U.S. senators call for Coptic protection in Egypt

U.S. senators call for Coptic protection in Egypt

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Republican leaders said they wanted U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to do more to pressure the Egyptian government on security for minority Christians.

Sen. Bob Corker: No 'good productivity' in talks

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., said there hasn't been "good productivity" this weekend in discussions to end the government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling.
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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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