Alexander on Rep. Bart Gordon’s Retirement Announcement

Posted on December 14, 2009

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today issued the following statement on U.S. Rep. Bart Gordon’s (D-Tenn.) announcement that he will retire at the end of his current term in Congress:

"Bart Gordon's leadership on science, technology, and education has been hugely important to the Tennessee Valley and to our country. I have especially valued working with him to enact the 'America COMPETES' legislation, which will help create good new jobs for our future. Bart should be proud of what he's accomplished in 25 years. I will look forward to the next steps in his career."