Representative Bob Goodlatte, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, and Senator Lamar Alexander, ranking member on the Senate's Committee on Health, Education, Labor& Pensions, wrote to the White House's Office of Management and Budget requesting justification for the cost-benefit analysis on the proposed rule by the Food and Drug Administration.
Alexander will receive the "Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star" Wednesday evening from Motohiko Kato, the consul general of Japan in Nashville. While Alexander was Tennessee governor and economic competition between the U.S. and Japan was tense in the early 1980 s, he led numerous trade missions to Japan.
Bill Haslam was asked at the Southern Automotive Conference on Thursday about what steps are being taken to keep investments from moving abroad, especially in light of a recent decision by German automaker Audi to build its first North American plant in Mexico. Audi is a Volkswagen subsidiary.