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Friday, June 16, 2017

Iran and Russia sanctions
U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) has voted for legislation sponsored by U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) to impose tougher sanctions on Iran and expand sanctions against Russia. “Senator Corker deserves great credit for crafting legislation that will impose tougher sanctions on Iran--which remains a threat to our national security, Middle East stability, and to Israel, one of our strongest allies—and expands sanctions against Russia, particularly those individuals who tried to obstruct our presidential elections with cyberattacks,” Alexander said. Today, the Senate approved the legislation – Countering Iran’s Destabilizing Activities Act of 2017 --by a vote of 98 to 2. The bill would impose new, mandatory sanctions on Iran’s ballistic missile program, require the administration to block the transfer of property of anyone who sells arms to Iran, and apply terrorism sanctions to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, Iran’s principle military arm used for supporting terrorist activities around the region. The legislation also includes an amendment to expand sanctions against the Russian government currently in place and target Russian individuals involved in the 2016 cyberattack against the United States’ elections. The legislation will now be sent to the U.S. House of Representatives for consideration.


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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

  • Clarification
  • Finance Committee considers sheriff's budget
  • Newport Utilities Board
  • Update on Gatlinburg wildfires

    Tuesday, June 27, 2017

  • Funding for animal shelter tentatively approved.
  • Tressler arrest
  • Senate bill bad for Tennessee hospitals
  • Weekend activities in Parrottsville and Cosby
  • First Saturday

    Monday, June 26, 2017

  • Ramsey ruling overturned by Appeals panel
  • Terry Fine arrest
  • Rodriguez arrest
  • Tax changes come on Saturday
  • Gas prices take a dip

    Saturday, June 24, 2017

  • Parrottsville to receive low-interest loan
  • Food and housing grant for Cocke County
  • May jobless numbers
  • Haslam to make job recruitment trip
  • TWRA on wildlife

    Friday, June 23, 2017

  • Healthcare bill
  • Monument vandalism
  • Brandt charged with aggravated assault
  • Nease charged with attempted jail escape
  • Newport couple charged with child abuse or neglect
  • Cocke County Corrections Partnership
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