Here are a few highlights from Lamar’s visits across the state last week. 

Speaking Out Against Obamacare Taxes in Memphis
Lamar is pushing for a repeal of the medical device tax and is pressing the Food and Drug Administration to lessen regulatory burdens on the industry, calling it “critical to creating jobs for Memphis and Tennessee.”  Lamar held a press conference in front of Onyx Medical Corp. in Memphis and spoke about the importance of repealing the Obamacare tax on medical devices.

Read more here: Alexander: Medical Device Tax Repeal “Critical To Creating Jobs” For Memphis And Tennessee   

Fighting For Economic Growth Solutions in Chattanooga
Lamar spoke on the banks of the Tennessee River in favor of the Water Resources Development Act, which would “’be the most important steps taken in a realistic way to rebuild Chickmauga Lock,’ said Alexander.”

Read more here:  News Channel 9:  Sen. Alexander fights for Chickmauga Lock Funding 

Protecting Our Natural Resources in the Great Smoky Mountains
Lamar attended the announcement of a plan to preserve nearly 4,000 acres connecting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Cherokee National Forest.  In a statement, Lamar said “(a)ny effort to find new ways to protect that land and make more of it available for outdoor recreation certainly will be welcomed by Tennesseans. Today’s announcement means tens of thousands of Tennesseans and visitors will be able to continue to enjoy more hiking, hunting, fishing and boating.”

Read more here:  Chattanooga Times Free Press: Sen. Lamar Alexander praises land link from Smokies to Cherokee National Forest 

Proposing Solutions for Mercury Clean Up in Oak Ridge
Lamar was at Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge to announce a new water treatment plant to reduce radioactive mercury contamination in waterways which is considered “the greatest environmental risk” in the area.

Read more here:  Oak Ridge Today:  Cleanup work shifts to mercury as new Y12 treatment plant announced 

Walking in the World’s Biggest Fish Fry Parade in Paris
Despite a steady downpour, tens of thousands turned out for the World’s Biggest Fish Fry Parade in Paris.  Go to our Facebook page to see photos of Lamar walking with State Senator John Stevens and State Representative Tim Wirgau . 

Urging Young People to Become Involved In Public Service in Knoxville
Lamar spoke with the University of Tennessee College Republicans in Knoxville.  Go toour campaign’s Facebook page to see photos from the event by visiting

TN Tweets This Week
paulboyd:  Proud to stand with Great American and Awesome Tennessean @LamarAlexander

mherriman:  Listening to Senator @LamarAlexander speak to a group of @UTKnoxville students! @TNGOP @UTKCR #tcot #debtgeneration #hegetsit

MBJMemphis:  #Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander made a trip to #Memphis to voice his support of a repeal of the medical device tax

lamaralexander:  Our finance chair Steve Smith just announced the "Salute to Ted Welch" middle TN fundraiser has raised over $1M tonight.