Strong Military; Strong Foreign Affairs
One of Congress’ primary responsibilities is to be responsible stewards of our national security and the men and women who defend it. Marsha Blackburn is honored to count the men and women of the 101st Airborne Division as well as Tennessee Guardsmen among her constituents. With the 101st and the Tennessee Guard deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, Blackburn travels to the Middle East often to hear about our progress in the War on Terror and the fight against the Islamic State from the troops on the ground.
Marsha Blackburn knows that we live in a dangerous and volatile world. She believes that our intelligence community and our Armed Forces must have the tools they need to keep us safe. That is why she continues to work to ensure that defense spending meets the needs of those that defend liberty and keep us safe.
Blackburn also knows that countries that politically enfranchise women are more likely to be moderate, democratic, and American allies. For that reason, she has worked with female candidates in Iraq, Afghanistan, and across the Middle East to ensure that women in these vital countries have a voice.
Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) joins her colleagues from the Republican Women's Policy Committee for a discussion on the House floor about the importance of strengthening America's national security. (July 14, 2015):
Congressman Blackburn testifies in support of military priorities for Tennessee at a hearing before the House Armed Services Committee: