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  • Blackburn, Tonko Lead Bipartisan Effort to Level Online Ticket Sales Playing Field for Fans of Live Entertainment
    Posted in Press Release on April 29, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Security, Marsha's Solutions

    U.S. Representatives Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Paul D. Tonko (D-NY) introduced the Better Online Ticket Sales (BOTS) Act of 2016. This legislation would make the use of computer hacking software (BOTS) to circumvent security measures employed by ticketing sites an “unfair and deceptive practice” under the Federal Trade Commission Act, and a crime under Title 18 of the U.S. Code. It would also create a private right of action whereby parties harmed by bots can sue in federal court to recover da... Read more

  • Blackburn: "Only President Obama Would Replace A Mandate With Another Mandate"
    Posted in Press Release on March 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Marsha's Solutions, Securing Freedom for the Next Generation

    Congressman Marsha Blackburn (TN-7) today issued the following statement in support of Little Sisters of the Poor as the Supreme Court hears oral arguments from them in their challenge to President Obama’s so-called accommodation in regards to the Obamacare mandate that would violate religious freedom in America: "Only President Obama would replace a mandate with another mandate. It begs the question: Is government-run health care more important than freedom? I stand by Little Sisters of the Poo... Read more

  • Blackburn Statement on Brussels Terrorist Attack
    Posted in Press Release on March 22, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border Security, Securing Freedom for the Next Generation, National Security

    Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) today issued the following statement in response to the terrorist attacks in Brussels, Belgium: "My heart breaks for the victims and their families in Brussels. This tragedy resonates with the American public as we are very concerned with what is happening, especially with the cells that are here in the United States. The appropriate thing for us to do is to exercise vigilance. We stand united with Brussels and the rest of the world in defeating these senseles... Read more

  • Continuing the Fight to End President Obama’s Executive Amnesty
    Posted in Press Release on March 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border Security, Economic Security, Marsha's Solutions, Securing Freedom for the Next Generation, National Security

    Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) released the following statement on House passage of H. Res. 639, which authorizes the Speaker of the House to file an amicus brief in the Supreme Court case of United States v. Texas, which addresses the President’s unconstitutional executive amnesty programs. “The President’s decision to nullify the immigration laws of this country through executive action hurts our economy, leads to more unemployed American citizens, and makes us less secure. It signals tha... Read more

  • Williamson County Is Healthiest in Tennessee, According to New Rankings
    Posted in Press Release on March 17, 2016 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Williamson County ranks healthiest in Tennessee for the seventh consecutive year, according to the 2016 County Health Rankings, released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI). The Rankings are available at www.countyhealthrankings.org. “This further proves what we’ve known all along, Williamson County is easily one of the best places to live in the country. We are a growing, thriving community that enco... Read more

  • Blackburn Works to Protect Children in Tennessee
    Posted in Press Release on March 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Marsha's Solutions, Securing Freedom for the Next Generation

    In 2015, 496 school employees were arrested nationwide for child abuse, and a publication recently suggested it’s occurring in Tennessee. As a result, Congressman Blackburn introduced H.R. 4666, the Protecting Students from Sexual and Violent Predators Act. This legislation requires schools receiving federal funds to perform background checks on all existing and new employees as well as contractors who have unsupervised access to children. The background checks must be vetted through multiple st... Read more

  • Congressman Marsha Blackburn named 2016 “Woman of the Year”
    Posted in Press Release on March 4, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Securing Freedom for the Next Generation

    Today the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute honored Congressman Marsha Blackburn as the Institute’s 2016 Woman of the Year during a special award luncheon at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, D.C. During the luncheon, Congressman Blackburn inspired young women attending CPAC by speaking on her fight for conservative policies, in addition to her experiences as a conservative woman leader. Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute President, Michelle Easton, praised Con... Read more

  • Blackburn Bill to Block FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules Receives Support in the Senate
    Posted in Press Release on February 26, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Security, Marsha's Solutions, Securing Freedom for the Next Generation

    Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) has been leading the fight in Congress against the Obama Administration’s Net Neutrality regulations since they were first proposed in 2010 by Former Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski. Despite being struck down by a Federal Appeals Court in January of 2014, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler pushed forward in an effort to implement President Obama’s Net Neutrality rules. In the 112th, 113th and 114th Congress, Blackburn introduced the I... Read more

  • Blackburn to Host Veterans Workshop
    Posted in Press Release on February 24, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Marsha's Solutions

    On Monday, March 7, 2016, Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) will host a Veterans Workshop at the William O. Beach Civic Hall in Clarksville from 12:00pm – 2:00pm. Congressman Blackburn, Mayor Jim Durrett and City of Clarksville Chief of Staff Bill Harpel will deliver opening remarks. A panel of representatives from the Tennessee Department of Veterans Services, Fort Campbell, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office, the Veterans Service Organization of Montgomery County, the Am... Read more

  • Closing Gitmo Will Cement President Obama's Legacy of Lawlessness
    Posted in Press Release on February 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border Security, Marsha's Solutions, National Security

    Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) released the following statement in response to President Obama’s plan to close Gitmo. “Closing Guantanamo Bay will cement President Obama’s legacy of lawlessness. The GAO already found that President Obama broke the law in 2014 by failing to notify Congress of the release of 5 high value Taliban detainees from Gitmo. The law is a mere suggestion to President Obama and this is further proof of that. “Moving Guantanamo detainees to American soil will not only c... Read more