Brownsville States-Graphic: Brownsville welcomes Senator Corker

Oct 4, 2012

United States Senator Bob Corker was the guest speaker at the Rotary Club meeting Tuesday, October 2.

Kenny Ellington, President of the Rotary Club, called the meeting to order. Afterwards, Mayor Jo Matherne took a few moments to welcome everyone, and then had the honor of introducing Senator Corker, who received a standing ovation as he made his way to the podium.

Senator Corker spoke about some of the problems the United States is facing, but reassured guests that, he believes, the problems can and will be fixed.

After Senator Corker finished speaking, he had time to answer a few questions from guests. He was asked about the Farm Bill, the United States’ removal from Afghanistan and 2013 tax relief.

Corker was elected to the United States Senate in 2006. Before becoming a Senator, Corker served as the Tennessee Commissioner of Finance and Administration and the Mayor of Chattanooga. He is a member of the Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee and is a ranking member of the Special Committee on Aging.

Tennessee State Senator Delores Gresham and Representative Craig Fitzhugh were special guests of the Rotary as well.

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