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  • 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) 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 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

  • Blackburn Holds Telephone Town Hall
    Posted in Column on July 23, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Marsha's Solutions

    Hi There! If you missed my telephone town hall tonight, I encourage you to click on the video below to hear about our polling results regarding the Iran Deal and illegal immigration: If you did not have the opportunity to participate, you can listen to the entire session by clicking below: Contact me here if you have questions that were not answered. Hope you'll join us next time! Read more

  • Blackburn Discusses Conservative Victories in Student Success Act
    Posted in Column on July 9, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Marsha's Solutions

    Yesterday I voted for the Student Success Act. Here’s my video explaining some of the Conservative victories in this bill and additional background information: HR 5, THE STUDENT SUCCESS ACT We’re working to be sure the bill that comes out of Conference with the Senate includes safeguards important to conservatives – parental involvement in all aspects of public education including curriculum, testing, school choice, and protection of privacy. Underlying Bill Eliminates the Secretary’s ability t... Read more

  • #FaithitForward: The Story of Tommy Lee, Lesa & Abigail
    Posted in Column on June 23, 2015 | Preview rr

    The Congressional Prayer Caucus launched the ‪#‎FaithItForward‬ initiative today to help highlight and share the positive impact faith has on communities all across the country. Today I'd like to share with you the story of Tommy Lee, Lesa and their daughter Abigail Kidd, a remarkable family from Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. At her 20th week of pregnancy, doctors warned Lesa of life-threatening issues with her baby Abigail. Undeterred, Lesa continued her pregnancy and the family has enjoyed a full ... Read more

  • Obama's Lawless Amnesty Turns Three
    Posted in Column on June 17, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border Security, Marsha's Solutions, National Security

    It has been three years since President Obama first unveiled his Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, more commonly referred to as DACA. DACA has provided deportation deferrals and work permits to illegal aliens, which has served as a magnet to encourage more illegal aliens to cross our Southern border. The President’s decision to expand amnesty for over five million unlawful entrants is a gross abuse of power. More than 90 million Americans are out of work, so it is unfair to Tenness... Read more

  • Blackburn: The Facts on TPA
    Posted in Column on June 11, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Security, Marsha's Solutions

    I have been thoroughly reviewing the language in the full and final Trade Promotion Authority bill, H.R. 1890, over the past several days. I have also read some of the analysis and summaries that different economists have offered. However, like you, I want to read the bills myself. Many have contacted me with their concerns about Trade Promotion Authority. When traveling around my district, I consistently hear “Congressman, I support free trade, but I just don’t trust this Administration.” You k... Read more

  • Border Crisis: My Visit to Fort Sill, Oklahoma
    Posted in Column on July 15, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration Reform

    Many of you know I visited an unaccompanied child (UAC) detention center at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma last Saturday. It is clear that many Oklahomans are working hard to make the most of a terrible situation. Any action Congress takes must actively address. A political ploy will only make it worse. Now, I wanted to share some of my thoughts, concerns, and action points from that day. The Ft. Sill UAC detention facility houses approximately 1,000 male and female teens who have been apprehended crossing ... Read more