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Perez nomination as labor secretary advances in Senate

WASHINGTON, July 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Wednesday voted 60-40 to end debate on the nomination of Thomas Perez, clearing the way for his confirmation as secretary of labor.

Obama pressed on Afghan decisions for 2014

WASHINGTON, July 9 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama is being called on to make a timely decision on the military commitments in Afghanistan beyond this year, a GOP legislator said.

Senators favor measured U.S. response in Egypt

WASHINGTON, July 7 (UPI) -- A key Republican senator said Sunday the United States was promoting calm in Egypt following the ouster of its elected president by the military.

Senate Dems revive U.N. treaty on ADA benefits

WASHINGTON, June 30 (UPI) -- Senate Democrats say they plan to revive a U.N. treaty that was shut down by Republicans last year over concerns for home schoolers.

Senate passes 'border surge' amendment, 69-29, 15 in GOP vote in favor

WASHINGTON, June 26 (UPI) -- Comprehensive immigration reform advanced in the U.S. Senate Wednesday when 15 Republicans joined Democrats in approving an amendment on border security.
Obama, congressional leaders to discuss immigration reform

Obama, congressional leaders to discuss immigration reform

WASHINGTON, June 25 (UPI) -- President Obama is expected to talk about the push to overhaul U.S. immigration laws when he meets with congressional leadership Tuesday, an official said.
Senate wards off GOP filibuster on U.S. immigration reform bill

Senate wards off GOP filibuster on U.S. immigration reform bill

WASHINGTON, June 24 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Monday voted 67-27 to kill a Republican attempt to filibuster the immigration reform bill.
Reid sets Senate vote on key immigration bill amendment

Reid sets Senate vote on key immigration bill amendment

WASHINGTON, June 21 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Friday the Senate will vote next week on border security, a key issue holding up action on immigration reform.
Senate rejects Cornyn's border security trigger amendment

Senate rejects Cornyn's border security trigger amendment

WASHINGTON, June 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Thursday voted down an amendment that would have required border security triggers before immigrants be given legal status.
Afghan election support may be put on hold

Afghan election support may be put on hold

WASHINGTON, June 18 (UPI) -- More than $70 million in U.S. assistance to Afghanistan is on hold because of concerns about President Hamid Karzai, Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., said.

Russia stands pat on Syrian missile defense

MOSCOW, June 14 (UPI) -- Russia does not intend to deliver its S-300 missile defense system to its Syrian allies, an assistant to Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday.
White House setting groundwork for debt-ceiling increase

White House setting groundwork for debt-ceiling increase

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) -- White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough said he had "a good conversation" with some Senate Republicans concerning the U.S. debt ceiling.

Russia sends missiles to Syria, warships near Syria

WASHINGTON, May 17 (UPI) -- Russia says the delivery of anti-ship cruise missiles to Syria is fully legal and denies the delivery will change the balance of power in the Syrian conflict.
President Obama hits links with Sens. Corker, Chambliss, Udall

President Obama hits links with Sens. Corker, Chambliss, Udall

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md., May 6 (UPI) -- President Obama practiced golf cart, not shuttle, diplomacy as he and three U.S. senators played a bipartisan round of golf at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland.
Survey: Few senators plan to return pay

Survey: Few senators plan to return pay

WASHINGTON, April 3 (UPI) -- Few U.S. senators say they'll give up part of their congressional pay during the federal budget sequester but most aren't saying what they'll do, The Hill said.
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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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