US Republican Senators Lamar Alexander (L) and Bob Corker speak on the impending 'fiscal cliff' during a media briefing on December 28, 2012 on Capitol Hill. US President Barack Obama will press top lawmakers for a deal to avert huge tax hikes and growth-sapping spending cuts next week, but hopes for an end to the fiscal cliff crisis appear thin. Wall Street reflected pessimism over prospects for a deal in bitterly divided and stalemated Washington, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average slipping 88.45 points or 0.68 percent an hour into trade. AFP PHOTO/Paul J. Richards
Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Sen. Bob Corker (L) (R-TN) shakes hands with ranking member Sen. Ben Cardin (R) (D-MD) during a committee markup meeting April 14, 2015 in Washington, DC. A bipartisan compromise reached by Corker and Cardin would create a review period that is shorter than originally proposed for a final nuclear deal with Iran and creates compromise language on the removal of sanctions contingent on Iran ceasing support for terrorism.
Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) talks with reporters before attending the weekly Republican Senate caucus policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol November 5, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Senate overcame a procedural hurdle Monday to move closer to passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013, which would outlaw workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Senate Foreign Relations Committee ranking member Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) (C) talks to reporters before heading into a members-only classified briefing about Syria at the U.S. Capitol September 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Foreign Relations Committee will hear testimony today from Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey.
Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) (L) listens to Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) (R) as they leave after the Senate Republican weekly policy luncheon November 19, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Senate Republicans participated in the luncheon to discuss Republican agendas.
Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) (L) and Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) do television interviews at the U.S. Capitol, October 9, 2013 in Washington, DC. The U.S. government shutdown is entering its ninth day as the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives remain gridlocked on funding the federal government.
Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) takes an elevator as he leaves after a vote on the Senate floor June 24, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The Senate had passed a cloture vote to end the debate on immigration reform which has paved the way for a vote on the final passage of the legislation.
U.S. President Barack Obama (C) looks on as U.S. Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) (R), and U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) mark their balls May 6, 2013 at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. Obama played with U.S. Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), and U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) and U.S. Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) and planned to to discuss 'a range of issues' with his Republican playing partners, seeking 'common ground.'
U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Bob Corker (R-TN) hold a news conference about the 'Fiscal Cliff' on Capitol Hill December 28, 2012 in Washington, DC. Senators were back on Capitol Hill on Friday to try to deal with the 'Fiscal Cliff' before the year-end deadline.