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GOP wants to grab student loan payments right out of your paycheck

Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander to completely upend the existing student loan payback system. How big is this plan? About 40 million borrowers big. Under Alexander's proposal, there would be just two repayment routes: one in which borrowers' monthly bills are capped at 10 percent of their discretionary income and another that spreads their payments out over a decade. Employers would be responsible for taking the funds from their employees' paychecks and sending them to the government. (Of c...
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On The Hill, A Rare Gun Violence Hearing; In Denver, A Looming Teacher Strike

Also this week, Sen. Lamar Alexander proposed a new system for keeping colleges accountable and simplifying the application for federal student aid.(Image credit: Jose Luis Magana/AP)
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At Least Four Dem-Led Panels Will Push DeVos On Her Most Polarizing Policies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wielding control of the House and a new set of investigative powers, Democrats are preparing to bring Education Secretary Betsy DeVos under the sharpest scrutiny she has seen since taking office. DeVos has emerged as a common target for Democrats as they take charge of the House and its committees, which carry the authority to issue subpoenas and call hearings. At least four panels are expected to challenge DeVos on her most polarizing policies, among them her overhaul of cam...
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Sen. Lamar Alexander Not Seeking 2020 Re-Election

Alexander's announcement leaves an open 2020 race
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Sen. Lamar Alexander will not seek re-election in 2020

Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander announced Monday that he will not seek another term.
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Sen. Alexander won't seek re-election

Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander announced Monday that he will not seek another term.
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Industry Reacts To Music Modernization Act Passage: AIMP, BMI. A2IM, NMPA, SoundEx, ASCAP, More

[UPDATE 4] The music industry was quick to react to the United States Senate's unanimous passages of S. 2823 the Music Modernization Act, a bipartisan bill cosponsored by more than 80 Senators that brings the music licensing system into the digital age. Michael Eames, President of the Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP); Alisa Coleman, AIMP New York Executive Director; and John Ozier, AIMP Nashville Executive Director issued a joint statement: “The AIMP applauds t...
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Only Modest Premium Hikes, Some Price Cuts Under ACA Next Year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of people covered under the Affordable Care Act will see only modest premium increases next year, and some will get price cuts. That’s the conclusion from an exclusive analysis of the besieged but resilient program, which still sparks deep divisions heading into this year’s midterm elections. The Associated Press and the consulting firm Avalere Health crunched available state data and found that “Obamacare’s” health insurance marketplaces seem to be stabilizing afte...
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Analysis: Only modest premium hikes, and some cuts, seen as ‘Obamacare’ stabilizes

By MEGHAN HOYER and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Millions of people covered under the Affordable Care Act will see only modest premium increases next year, and some will get price cuts. That’s the conclusion from an exclusive analysis of the besieged but resilient program, which still sparks deep divisions heading into this year’s midterm elections. The Associated Press and the consulting firm Avalere Health crunched available state data and found that “Obamacare’s” ...
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McConnell Forms Bipartisan ‘Gang’ To Decide McCain Tribute

WASHINGTON (AP) — A proposal to rename the Senate’s oldest office building for John McCain has received bipartisan support, but the effort appeared to slow Tuesday as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced he will form a bipartisan panel to solicit ideas on the best way to honor the late Arizona senator. I’ve announced the formation of a bipartisan ‘gang’ to come up with a suitable, lasting tribute to the legacy of our friend @SenJohnMcCain — Leader McConnell (@SenateMajLdr) August ...
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DeVos Proposal Makes Student Loan Relief In Fraud Cases More Difficult

Students who are defrauded by their schools would have a harder time getting their federal loans erased under new rules proposed by the Trump administration Wednesday. The proposal, which aims to replace a set of Obama-era rules that were never implemented, drew applause from the for-profit industry but sharp criticism from advocacy groups that represent student borrowers. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said the proposal lays out clear rules schools must follow to avoid trouble, while also prot...
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Argument analysis: Justices are divided on whether to overrule precedents on sales-tax collection by remote sellers

Anyone who thought that just because one member of the Supreme Court had invited a test case about whether to overrule Quill Corp. v. North Dakota meant that every justice was prepared to do so quickly got a reality check this morning. In South Dakota v. Wayfair Inc., the court is considering whether to overrule Quill, a 1992 decision that the Constitution’s commerce clause prohibits the states from requiring out-of-state retailers that do not have a physical presence in the state to collect tax...
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Several members of Congress on a ‘civil rights pilgrimage’

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Several members of Congress are opening a three-day tour of sites connected to the civil rights era, starting with a visit to the National Civil Rights Museum in Tennessee. Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander and U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, a Memphis Democrat, are among lawmakers set to make Friday’s tour for the […]
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US lab official in Tennessee tapped for federal nuclear post

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — President Donald Trump has nominated a federal laboratory official in Tennessee to serve as deputy administrator for defense nuclear nonproliferation at the U.S. Department of Energy. In a news release this week, Sen. Lamar Alexander praised the pick of Brent Park, who is currently an associate laboratory director at the Oak […]
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Trump plan would study sale of federal utility’s assets

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s infrastructure plan suggests studying whether the nation’s largest public utility should sell its transmission assets, which Tennessee Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander calls “a looney idea” with “zero chance of becoming law.” Tennessee Valley Authority spokesman Jim Hopson said Monday the TVA will work with the Office of Management […]
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Senate confirms Trump nominee to federal bench in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee’s U.S. senators say the Senate has confirmed a new federal judge for the Middle District of Tennessee. William “Chip” Campbell was confirmed Tuesday by a 97-0 vote to serve on the U.S. District Court bench. Sen. Lamar Alexander said the district has had only two full-time judges since April 15 […]
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Lamar Alexander says 'the White House has the ball' on health care

Sen. Lamar Alexander said President Donald Trump praised the Tennessee Republican's work on health care in the lunch with Republican senators Tuesday, but added the ball is now in the White House's court.
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Q&A: New health bill offers stability, respite on premiums

WASHINGTON (AP) — The bipartisan health care bill formally proposed Thursday in Congress would help stabilize insurance markets up-ended by the fierce partisan battle over “Obamacare.” For consumers, it offers a potential respite from the spiral of rising premiums and dwindling choice. The legislation from Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Democratic Sen. Patty […]
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Trump Flip Flop On Bipartisan Health Bill Proves He's An Unpredictable Force

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is proving to be an erratic trading partner as he kicks thorny policy issues to Congress and then sends conflicting signals about what he really wants. His rapid backpedal on a short-term health care fix this week is the latest example to leave Republicans and Democrats alike scratching their heads. “The president has had six positions on our bill,” an exasperated Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., said Wednesday after Trump offered multiple reads on a bipartisa...
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Hill negotiations continue over insurance payments

Tennessee Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander said Monday he's getting encouragement from both President Donald Trump and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to reach a health care deal soon that would restore cost-sharing reduction payments in exchange for state flexibility on some plans.
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Negotiations continue over insurance payments on Capitol Hill

Tennessee Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander said Monday he's getting encouragement from both President Donald Trump and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to reach a health care deal soon that would restore cost-sharing reduction payments in exchange for state flexibility on some plans.
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Bipartisan health care negotiations continue in Senate

Sen. Lamar Alexander expressed cautious optimism Tuesday over the prospects of striking a deal on a bipartisan bill help stabilize the Obamacare marketplace saying that he and Democratic Sen. Patty Murray continue to work to find a way forward on health care.
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Sens. Murray and Alexander fight the good fight for health care

Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander and Washington state’s own Democratic Sen. Patty Murray are two experienced lawmakers with a knack for finding common ground. Here’s hoping they succeed.
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Senate Panel To Probe How To Bring Stability To Health Insurance Market

GOP Sen. Lamar Alexander has organized bipartisan hearings aimed at preventing a "death spiral" on the health insurance market. David Greene talks to Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire.
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Top GOP senator seeks action now to steady insurance markets

WASHINGTON (AP) — A leading Republican senator is calling for immediate action to stabilize shaky health insurance markets around the country, amid concerns that the GOP will get blamed if constituents’ lives are disrupted. Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee called on the Trump administration Thursday to guarantee payment of billions of dollars in disputed “cost-sharing” […]
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Will Peyton Manning run for statewide office in Tennessee?

A new article in The Tennessean picks at a question currently making the rounds in political circles: Will Peyton Manning run for U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander’s seat in 2020? The idea picked up steam in January, when Politico reported that Alexander will not run for another term in 2020, leading “several Republicans” to wonder if the former University of Tennessee and NFL quarterback would run for his seat. It’s unclear if Manning actually has any interest in doing so. He could not be reached… ...
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Will Haslam seek another public office?

We know Bill Haslam will leave the Governor’s Mansion in 2018, after he finishes his second term as governor. What’s unclear is what comes next. Asked if he might run for a U.S. Senate seat in 2018, Haslam on Wednesday didn’t rule it out. “I honestly don’t know,” Haslam said, according to The Tennessean. “Two years feels like a long time.” Sen. Bob Corker's seat will be on the ballot in 2018; Sen. Lamar Alexander’s seat will be on the 2020 ballot.
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Dems won't get second hearing with Trump's education pick

Sen. Lamar Alexander rejected a Democrat's request for a second hearing with Betsy DeVos on Monday, sparing Trump's pick for secretary of education from what would surely be a contentious hearing.
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Democrats won't get a second hearing with Betsy DeVos, Trump's education pick

Sen. Lamar Alexander rejected a Democrat's request for a second hearing with Betsy DeVos on Monday, sparing Trump's pick for secretary of education from what would surely be a contentious hearing.
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Democrats won't get second hearing with Trump's education pick

Sen. Lamar Alexander rejected a Democrat's request for a second hearing with Betsy DeVos on Monday, sparing Trump's pick for secretary of education from what would surely be a contentious hearing.
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