Lamar Alexander

Lamar Alexander

Updates from former United States Senator Lamar Alexander. 7th generation Tennessean born and raised in Maryville.

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I like to suggest you look at Washington, D.C., as a split-screen television. On the one side, you see the confirmation hearings and the tweets. On the other side, you see Democrats and Republicans working together to create a vaccine and getting results for the American people.

There was no one in the United States Senate quite like Johnny Isakson. He stuck to his principles but still was able to forge difficult compromises that helped our country. No one was better liked on both sides of the aisle.

He was an engaging genius and a generous friend. Honey and I will miss him greatly.

I just voted for and the Senate overwhelmingly passed the conference report for the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act, which includes pay raises for troops at Fort Campbell and the Naval Support Activity Mid-South in Millington.

This is the result of the extraordinary efforts of the @NIH  ’s “Shark Tank,” or RADx initiative, which has produced 22 new ways to create tens of millions of diagnostic tests in the last 8 months.

Honey and I will miss him greatly. We send our love and respect for his life to Diana and the Enzi family.

Forrest Shoaf was a good friend, fine attorney and a patriot. We had fun together, especially in the New Hampshire presidential primary in 1996.


Dr. Fauci is one of our country’s most distinguished public servants. He has served 6 presidents, starting with Ronald Reagan. If more Americans paid attention to his advice, we’d have fewer cases of COVID-19, & it would be safer to go back to school & back to work & out to eat.

I worked with other senators to make sure that we have the right to ask for more documents and witnesses, but there is no need for more evidence to prove something that has already been proven and that does not meet the U.S. Constitution’s high bar for an impeachable offense.1/15

But the Constitution does not give the Senate the power to remove the president from office and ban him from this year’s ballot simply for actions that are inappropriate. 7/15

The reason this committee is voting on the #USMCA  is because it includes a section covering labor provisions. Among these are provisions to improve workers’ rights by granting the U.S. new enforcement authorities and holding Mexico accountable for improving workers’ rights.

My statement on the presidential election.

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Read my full statement on my vote regarding additional evidence in the impeachment proceedings here:

There is no need for more evidence to conclude that the president withheld United States aid, at least in part, to pressure Ukraine to investigate the Bidens; the House managers have proved this with what they call a “mountain of overwhelming evidence.” 3/15

There is no need to consider further the frivolous second article of impeachment that would remove the president for asserting his constitutional prerogative to protect confidential conversations with his close advisers. 4/15

I believe that the Constitution provides that the people should make that decision in the presidential election that begins in Iowa on Monday. 9/15