Lamar Alexander http://wkms.org en Senators Introduce Bill to Preserve Tailwater Fishing http://wkms.org/post/senators-introduce-bill-preserve-tailwater-fishing <p></p><p>Senators from Kentucky and Tennessee have introduced legislation to preserve tailwater fishing in the dams of the Cumberland River. The legislation, called the Freedom to Fish Act, would prevent the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from installing barriers along portions of the river that would block fishing access to tailwaters.</p><p>Dams are popular fishing spots because small fish get trapped and attract larger ones like catfish and bass. Corp officials say boating too close to the spillways at the dams is a safety risk and that barriers will go up this year. Anglers in both states have been voicing outrage over the plan. Fri, 01 Mar 2013 14:16:16 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 28735 at http://wkms.org Senators Introduce Bill to Preserve Tailwater Fishing Alexander Plans to Delay Army Corps of Engineers http://wkms.org/post/alexander-plans-delay-army-corps-engineers <p></p><p>U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee is promising to delay the Army Corps of Engineers from restricting access near Cumberland River dams and says he might even restrict their funds. Alexander is the senior Republican on the Senate Appropriations Committee's Subcommittee on Energy and Water, which has jurisdiction over the Corps. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 12:52:30 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 28408 at http://wkms.org Alexander Plans to Delay Army Corps of Engineers Corps Agrees to Hold Public Meetings on Cumberland River Restrictions http://wkms.org/post/corps-agrees-hold-public-meetings-cumberland-river-restrictions <p></p><p>Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander says the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has agreed to public meetings to discuss new restrictions on fishing below Cumberland River dams. Alexander is the senior Republican on the Senate Appropriations Committee's Subcommittee on Energy and Water, which has jurisdiction over the Corps. Thu, 06 Dec 2012 18:39:27 +0000 Angela Hatton & The Associated Press 25376 at http://wkms.org Corps Agrees to Hold Public Meetings on Cumberland River Restrictions Alexander Names Leadership for Third Senate Bid http://wkms.org/post/alexander-names-leadership-third-senate-bid <p></p><p>Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander has announced the leadership team for his 2014 re-election campaign, dispelling speculation the 72-year-old is nearing retirement. U.S. Rep. John Duncan will serve as Alexander’s campaign chairman. Gov. Bill Haslam, Sen. Bob Corker, state Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey and House Speaker Beth Harwell are all honorary co-chairs. Mon, 03 Dec 2012 14:18:56 +0000 The Associated Press & Whitney Jones 25197 at http://wkms.org Alexander Names Leadership for Third Senate Bid Lawmakers Host Jobs Hearing in Tennessee http://wkms.org/post/lawmakers-host-jobs-hearing-tennessee <p>Republican lawmakers are hosting a conference in Tennessee aimed at loosening federal regulations they say hinder job growth.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 12:28:22 +0000 Associated Press 18415 at http://wkms.org Lawmakers Host Jobs Hearing in Tennessee