Lamar Alexander

Andrew Lamar Alexander Jr. is an American politician who is currently serving as the senior United States Senator from Tennessee, a seat he has held since 2003 and from which he plans to retire at the end of 2020. A member of the Republican Party, he also was the 45th governor of Tennessee from 1979 to 1987 and the 5th United States Secretary of Education from 1991 to 1993. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Lamar Alexander has 1,287 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1984 Forum as a Governor. The year with the most videos was 2009 with 179 videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2010 with an average of 8,788 views per program. Most appearances with Mitch McConnell (40), Patrick J. Buchanan (32), Steve "Malcolm" Forbes (28). Most common tags: Alexander, Road to the White House, Republican Party.

Appearances by Title:January 7, 2003 - January 3, 2021 U.S. Senator, R-TN View Map Republican Conference Chair (Jan 03, 2007 - Present) Videos: 1,077


U.S. Senate Candidate,
c. March 10, 2002 - c. November 5, 2002 Videos: 7 Presidential Candidate,
c. February 1, 1995 - c. August 3, 2000 Videos: 114 Secretary, Department of Education c. March 18, 1991 - c. January 4, 1993 Videos: 68 President, University of Tennessee, Knoxville c. January 1, 1987 - c. January 1, 1991 Videos: 13 Governor,
c. January 1, 1979 - c. January 1, 1987 Videos: 8

Recent Appearances

  • Senate Session, Part 1

    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate confirmed three U.S. district judge nominations: T. Kent Wetherell to the Northern District of Florida, J.…

  • Nuclear Waste Storage

    Nuclear Waste Storage

    The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing to examine temporary and permanent storage options for…

  • Public Lands Infrastructure Maintenance

    Public Lands Infrastructure Maintenance

    The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing to examine public lands infrastructure maintenance needs.…

  • Senate Health Committee Hearing on Health Care Costs

    Senate Health Committee Hearing on Health Care Costs

    The Senate Health Committee held a hearing examining bipartisan legislation aimed at lowering the cost of health care. Witnesses agreed…

  • Senate Session

    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed several district court nominations: Howard Nielson for the District of Utah; Stephen Clark for Eastern…

  • Senate Session

    Senate Session

    The Senate voted to advance the nomination of William Cooper to be general counsel of the Energy Department.

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District Map Ideology Rankings

Ideology data is based on DW-NOMINATE statistics developed by Keith Poole and Howard Rosenthal. More information can be found at Voteview .

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