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Blackburn Named ‘Hero of Main Street’
May 26, 2016
Today Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) received the “Hero of Main Street” award from the National Retail Federation for her support of legislation critical to the retail industry. Blackburn is part of a bi-partisan group honored for their support of a wide range of issues including international trade, infrastructure investment, tax reform and labor issues. “Tennessee has seen firsthand how low taxation and light touch regulation results in positive economic growth. In Congress, I’ve led the... More
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An Update on Our Efforts to Fight Zika
May 24, 2016
In addition to providing the needed funding to fight Zika, the House is taking action today to get rid of unnecessary and duplicative government regulations that stand in the way of killing disease-ridden mosquitoes. The President and Administration should work with us on protecting mothers and children from Zika. Below is an update on the House's progress from the office of Speaker Paul Ryan: In the midst of a Zika threat, the federal government should not be making it harder for people to kill... More
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Blackburn Votes to Provide Critical Funding for our Troops
May 19, 2016
Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) today applauded House passage of H.R. 4909, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017, legislation that provides critical resources to the Fort Campbell community and our nation’s military. “At the same time our nation faces unprecedented threats, the men and women who protect it are facing unprecedented cuts in training and equipment. It is dangerously irresponsible to continue down the President’s path of forcing our military to do more wit... More
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FTC Dodges Blackburn’s Request to Investigate Clinton Foundation
May 19, 2016
In April 2016, Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) was joined by twenty-one of her colleagues in sending a letter to Federal Trade Commission (FTC) chairwoman Edith Ramirez asking her to investigate the Clinton Foundation’s nonprofit charitable status in light of pending scandals. In her letter, Blackburn explained that the Clinton Foundation might not have spent its money on charitable work and failed to disclose money it was getting from foreign governments. To read the full letter, click HER... More
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Facebook's Trending Review Guidelines
May 16, 2016
Recent reports have suggested that Facebook is limiting when it displays stories from conservative outlets in its trending news panel. This issue should be of concern to everyone who values free speech. The American people are fatigued with liberal elites trying to either sequester or elevate information in order to push an ideology. The Energy & Commerce Committee, where I serve as Vice Chair, will have Facebook come in to brief us on their approach to trending. We have their guidelines now and... More
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