Conservative Report Card:
Heritage Action: 46
American Conservative Union: 76
Conservative Review: 24
In spite of his position as a member of the Gang of Eight on Amnesty, Alexander was somehow able to win the Republican primary against a conservative challenger, Joe Carr, and rescue his Senate seat, but unless he moves to the right, his Senate career could be over in a few years. In the meantime, because he holds positions on very power Senate committees, particularly, the Appropriations Committee, he can still do a lot of damage in the coming years.
Andrew Lamar Alexander, Jr. is a seventy four years old and the senior United States Senator representing the State of Tennessee. He has held that position since 2003 and is the only person to be elected to the position of governor of Tennessee and United States Senator of Tennessee.
Before Mr. Alexander was a Senator, he was the Secretary of Education of the United States. He held that position for two years from 1991 until 1993. Between the years of 2007-2012, Senator Alexander served as the Chairman of the Senate Republican Conference. Alexander was reelected for his third term as a United States Senate in 2014.
He attended college at Vanderbilt University and after graduating, attended law school in New York at the New York University School of Law. After completing his studies, Mr. Alexander started a law firm in Nashville, and several years later he, his wife and three of his friends founded a company called Corporate Child Care, Inc.
One of his friends was Bob Keeshan, who later went on to become the famous Captain Kangaroo on television. The company they started later went public and began trading on (NASDAQ) and later merged with Bright Horizons, Inc., creating the world’s largest provider of work-site daycare.
In 2015, Senator Alexander was chosen to serve as the Chairman for the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee, where he revamped No Child Left Behind.
He also serves on the subcommittee for Appropriations and he is a huge proponent of so-called “green energy.”
Alexander plays the piano. He likes both classical music, and country music. He is also an author. He and his wife Honey have been married 46 years. They have four children, eight grandchildren and a dog named Rufus. Both are active in the Presbyterian church where Mr. Alexander is an elder.
Committee on Appropriations
Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development (Chairman)
Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies
Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
Subcommittee on Defense
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (Chairman)
Subcommittee on Children and Families (Ex Officio)
Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety (Ex Officio)
Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging (Ex Officio)
Committee on Rules and Administration
Joint Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies
Joint Committee on the Library
Joint Committee on Printing
These rankings of the Top Eleven RINOs in the United States Senate was compiled and primarily based upon the Senate rankings from Heritage Action (the 501c4 arm of the Heritage Foundation) Scorecard and secondarily using rankings from the American Conservative Union and Conservative Review Scorecards. We encourage you to visit those sites for more detailed information.