Republicans blocked a bill that was designed to override a Supreme Court ruling and ensure access to contraception for women who get their health insurance from companies with religious objections. But Democrats hope the issue has enough life to energize female voters in the fall, when Republicans are threatening to take control of the Senate.
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.
WASHINGTON, March 12- The normally divided U.S. Senate moved forward on Wednesday with a new, bipartisan agreement designed to ease partisan gridlock. I'm optimistic, "said Republican Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee.
*National Labor Relations Board to review union's appeal. *UAW calls Republican Senator Corker's conduct "shameful". Feb 21- The United Auto Workers filed an appeal with the U.S. government on Friday, asking it to set aside the results of an election last week in which workers at a Tennessee Volkswagen plant voted not to join the union.
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.