Alexander: President Trump is Right to Be Focused on the Needs of Rural Tennessee, Tennessee Farmers

Posted on January 9, 2018

NASHVILLE, January 8, 2018 – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today joined President Trump at the American Farm Bureau Federation convention in Nashville.

“The president is absolutely right to be focused on the needs of rural Tennessee and Tennessee farmers. For too long, our farmers have been overregulated and the needs of our rural communities have been ignored,” Alexander said.

“I am working with the president and with my colleagues in Congress on two issues of urgency to rural Tennesseans: First, lowering the cost of health insurance especially for 150,000 Tennesseans who buy insurance in the individual market without government subsidies and are being priced out of insurance by skyrocketing premiums; Second, the opioid overdose crisis, a public health epidemic that is killing more Tennesseans each year than automobile accidents. The president supports the Alexander-Murray bipartisan legislation to lower insurance rates which I hope will soon become law. The Senate health committee I chair will hold a hearing Tuesday focusing on the opioid crisis.”