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  • An Update on Our Efforts to Fight Zika
    Posted in Column on May 24, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Marsha's Solutions

    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... Read more

  • Facebook's Trending Review Guidelines
    Posted in Column on May 16, 2016 | Preview rr

    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... Read more

  • 2015: A Year in Review
    Posted in Column on January 1, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Marsha's Solutions, Securing Freedom for the Next Generation

    Friends- Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and your 2016 is off to a great start! The year upon us promises to be an exciting one and I’m looking forward to leading the fight for reduced government spending, protecting our most vulnerable, and ensuring American families are safe. Before we look ahead, I want to take a few minutes and celebrate what we accomplished in 2015. We fought and had many successes in the battle for faith, family, freedom, hope, and opportunity. I’m... Read more

  • Blackburn Working to Block Regulatory Overreach of the FCC
    Posted in Column on November 20, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Marsha's Solutions

    Actions taken by the FCC over the last several months have raised issues of transparency, accountability, and regulatory humility. From Net Neutrality to the Commission’s potential entry as an online privacy regulator, Congress continues to be discouraged by Commission policies, which are seen as picking winners and losers and hurting consumers. Specifically, I continue to be troubled by the FCC’s decision to pre-empt state laws in Tennessee and North Carolina that restrict municipal entry into ... Read more

  • Blackburn on Syrian Refugee Resettlement
    Posted in Column on November 17, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    "The security of American citizens must be our top priority. We now have reports that one, and possibly more, of the Paris attackers posed as Syrian refugees before entering Europe. As a result, we must immediately suspend similar resettlement efforts in the U.S. I have repeatedly warned that it is impossible to vet Syrian refugees to determine if they have ties to ISIS. Any efforts to continue moving forward with the resettlement of Syrian refugees in the U.S. would be dangerously irresponsible... Read more

  • Blackburn Op-Ed: An Investigation in Defense of Life
    Posted in Column on November 10, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Marsha's Solutions, Securing Freedom for the Next Generation

    An Investigation in Defense of Life U.S. News & World Report By Marsha Blackburn The abhorrent videos released over the last several months detailing abortion practices and treatment of infant lives have shaken and startled compassionate Americans across the country. These videos raise serious questions that deserve a thorough examination, as people have reacted with disgust as they have seen the video footage. Constituents, regardless of being anti-abortion or pro-abortion rights, are demanding... Read more

  • Blackburn Op-Ed: A Bipartisan Case for Fair Play Fair Pay Act (Exclusive)
    Posted in Column on November 6, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Marsha's Solutions

    Op-Ed: A Bipartisan Case for Fair Play Fair Pay Act (Exclusive) Billboard.com by Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) In 2015, countless new technologies bring us music and entertainment, yet we have no uniform licensing system in place to ensure that digital, satellite and AM/FM radio play by the same rules. The United States is behind the times, and we are long overdue for an update that will see performing artists fairly compensated for their work. Due to special-intere... Read more

  • This Week in Washington: 11.2-11.6
    Posted in Column on November 6, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Marsha's Solutions

    Fellow Americans – We lost a much loved Tennessean this week. Though Fred Thompson’s roots were in Tennessee, his service spanned far past the borders of our state and into the lives and homes of all Americans. To my family, and to many in Middle Tennessee, Fred was a neighbor, a friend and a trusted political voice. Many of you have shared with me your memories of Fred and here I share with you my own. His passing brings great sadness to all and our prayers are with his wife Jeri and the entire... Read more

  • Blackburn Op-Ed: Congress Needs Transparency Before It Could Consider Resettlement of Syrian Refugees
    Posted in Column on October 30, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Marsha's Solutions, National Security

    Congress Needs Transparency Before It Could Consider Resettlement of Syrian Refugees Breitbart.com by Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) The Obama Administration has announced its intention to resettle a minimum of ten thousand Syrian refugees in the U.S. I have significant compassion for refugees fleeing the Islamic State, but the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) has not been transparent or accountable in the past. ORR’s involvement in the resettleme... Read more

  • Action Taken to Investigate, Defund Planned Parenthood, and Save Lives
    Posted in Column on September 16, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Marsha's Solutions

    As we move forward at the Energy and Commerce Committee with a thorough investigation into Planned Parenthood's practices, I am pleased we are also taking concrete steps to strengthen existing laws that will help protect the lives of babies while also introducing legislation to defund Planned Parenthood. Below are the bills we’ve introduced during the 114th Congress and links for you to review the legislation: H.R. 3134, the Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015 Bill would impose a one-year mora... Read more