Robert Phillips “Bob” Corker Jr. is the junior United States Senator from Tennessee since 2007. Corker is a Republican and the chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations in the 114th Congress.
Birth and family status of Bob Corker
Corker was born on August 24, 1952, in Orangeburg, South Carolina. Corker lives with his wife Elizabeth and they have two daughters.
School and college life of Bob Corker
In 1974, Corker received a B.S. degree in Industrial Management from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Work experience of Bob Corker
Corker worked as a construction superintendent for 4 years. He used his salary from this job to start a construction company, Bencor, in 1978. The construction company achieved success as it grew 80 percent per year, as said by Corker, and by the mid-1980s worked in 18 states. He sold the company in 1990.
In 1999, Corker bought two of the largest real estate companies in Chattanooga and later sold the properties and assets that had formed these companies.
Political career of Bob Corker
Corker was appointed as the Commissioner of Finance and Administration for the State of Tennessee, a position he held from 1995 to 1996. Corker was the mayor of Chattanooga from 2001 to 2005.
He later won the Senate election and has been serving as U.S. Senator from Tennessee since 2007.
Corker was re-elected with 64.9 percent of the vote.
Achievement of Bob Corker
He was inducted to University of Tennessee’s “Entrepreneurial Hall of Fame” for his great business record. Corker’s assets currently total at more than $19 million.
Crocker was important in handling the auto industry bailout and 2008 financial crisis. He has been an important voice in Congress on housing finance reform. In 2013, he coauthored a bipartisan bill which is known to be U.S.A’s future housing finance system.
He created a bill that set U.S.A. on a path to fiscal solvency.
Crocker serves on the Foreign Relations Committee. He has visited seventy countries in total since 2007 to know about relations between U.S. and other nations. He was elected as chairman of this committee by his colleagues. As the lead Republican on the committee, Corker collaborates with the other members to set the agenda of the committee and assist in performing legislative and oversight responsibilities.
Committees of Bob Corker assigned
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
- Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development
- Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance and Investment
- Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection
Committee on Foreign Relations (Chairman)
- Subcommittee on African Affairs(Ex Officio)
- Subcommittee on European Affairs(Ex Officio)
- Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs(Ex Officio)
- Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs(Ex Officio)
- Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere and Global Narcotics Affairs(Ex Officio)
- Subcommittee on International Development and Foreign Assistance, Economic Affairs,
and International Environmental Protection(Ex Officio)
- Subcommittee on International Operations and Organizations, Human Rights, Democracy
and Global Women’s Issues(Ex Officio)
Special Committee on Aging
Controversy of Bob Corker
Salary of Bob Corker
Base Salary: $174,000/year
Speech of Bob Corker
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