U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander will visit Oak Ridge, Knoxville, and Johnson City this week. The senator’s stops on Thursday include the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Manufacturing Demonstration Facility on Cherahala Boulevard in Knoxville and the Rotary Club of Oak Ridge.
The visits start at the Johnson City on Wednesday, where Alexander will deliver remarks at the Upper East Tennessee Chamber Luncheon and will be presented with the Spirit of Enterprise Award, which recognizes members of Congress who consistently cast votes that help businesses create jobs, a press release said.
Also Wednesday, the senator will visit Rocky Fork to commemorate the completion of efforts to protect the largest unprotected tract of land in the Southern Appalachians, the press release said. The Conservation Fund, the U.S. Forest Service, and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation will host the event to celebrate the final transfer of land for inclusion into the Cherokee National Forest.
Alexander will visit the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility in Hardin Valley on Thursday morning to examine various types of additive manufacturing equipment.
He will deliver remarks at the Oak Ridge Rotary Club luncheon at noon Thursday in Oak Ridge.
On Friday, the senator will join Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Tom Frieden for a special announcement, the press release said. A roundtable discussion on the problem of prescription drug abuse will follow with Frieden; Dr. David Reagan, chief medical officer for the Tennessee Department of Health; Dr. Martha Buchanan, director of Knox County Health Department; and Dr. Randal Dabbs and Austin Maxwell.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
Copyright 2015 Oak Ridge Today. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.