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  • Blackburn, Tonko Work on Bipartisan Effort to Level Online Ticket Sales Playing Field for Fans of Live Entertainment
    Posted in Press Release on September 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Marsha's Solutions

    WASHINGTON- Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Paul D. Tonko (D-NY) commended passage of H.R. 5104—The Better Online Ticket Sales Act (BOTS). This legislation makes 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. “For years ticket scalpers have been taking advantage of computer hacking software (BOTS) to overwhelm on-line ticketing websites with requests. The BO... Read more

  • FTC Dismisses House Republicans Request for Clinton Foundation Investigation
    Posted in Press Release on August 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Marsha's Solutions

    In July 2016, Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) was joined by sixty-four of her colleagues in sending a letter to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requesting an investigation into the Clinton Foundation. In her letter, Blackburn cited unresolved media reports and recently discovered information about the Foundation’s initial tax exempt filings that portray a lawless “Pay to Play” enterprise that has been operating unde... Read more

  • U.S. Copyright Office Confirms Set-Top Box Rule Violates and Degrades Existing Law
    Posted in Press Release on August 4, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Marsha's Solutions

    Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) issued the following statement after receiving U.S. Copyright Office analysis regarding the copyright policy implications of the Federal Communications Commission’s notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) in the matter of Expanding Consumer’s Video Navigation Choices, Commercial Availability of Navigation Devices, also known as the set-top-box proposal. The Copyright Office analysis responds to a bipartisan request from Representatives Blackburn (R-TN), Butterfie... Read more

  • Bi-Partisan Representatives Applaud CMS’ Proposed 90-Day Reporting Period
    Posted in Press Release on July 11, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Marsha's Solutions

    Representatives Ellmers (R-NC), Blackburn (R-TN), Rush (D-IL) and Matsui (D-CA) issued the below statements after the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the proposed rule to reinstate a 90-day electronic health record (EHR) reporting period for physicians and hospitals under the Meaningful Use (MU) Program. Congressman Marsha Blackburn (TN-07) “This administration has constantly failed to offer patients, and the provider community, with the resources necessary in order to pr... Read more

  • Blackburn Works to Reform Mental Health Care System
    Posted in Press Release on July 6, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Marsha's Solutions

    Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Vice Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, today released the following statement after House passage of the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2015 (H.R. 2646), the most significant reform to our nation’s mental health programs in decades. “While one in five Americans will face mental illness, the current state of mental health care in our country has left many behind. Four million Americans with serious mental illness receive no ... Read more

  • Blackburn Introduces Plan Verification and Fairness Act
    Posted in Press Release on June 29, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Marsha's Solutions

    Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) today introduced H.R. 5589, the Plan Verification and Fairness Act, legislation that would ensure proper verification is required prior to receiving healthcare coverage under exchange special enrollment periods (SEPs). Under current law, individuals aren’t required to prove that they qualify for these special enrollment periods (SEPs) before the plan takes effect, leading to higher costs for patients playing by the rules and risk imbalance within exchange mark... Read more

  • Blackburn Applauds United States v. Texas Decision
    Posted in Press Release on June 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border Security, Marsha's Solutions, National Security

    Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s 4-4 decision in United States v. Texas, which upholds the lower court’s decision that the president’s use of executive action to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants is unlawful: “Today’s Supreme Court decision proves that Congress should pass and the President should sign H.R. 5272, the Blackburn-Cruz DACA language. “For years I have fought to pass legislation to end the DACA program. This is a ... Read more

  • Blackburn Provisions Included in House GOP Obamacare Replacement
    Posted in Press Release on June 22, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Marsha's Solutions, Securing Freedom for the Next Generation

    Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) today released the following statement in response to the reveal of the House Republican’s Obamacare replacement: “Two provisions I have authored were secured in the House GOP Obamacare replacement; my across-state-lines provision, H.R. 543, and expanding the use of health savings accounts, H.R. 4090. By allowing consumers to purchase insurance across-state-lines, we are empowering them with more choices and a more competitive environment that will lower the p... Read more

  • Blackburn Works to Fund Our Military, Fort Campbell
    Posted in Press Release on June 17, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Marsha's Solutions, Securing Freedom for the Next Generation, National Security

    Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) applauded passage of H.R. 5293—the Department of Defense Appropriations Act for FY 2017. “As our nation faces unprecedented threats at home and abroad, we must ensure our military men and women have the necessary funding for mission success. The Department of Defense Apportions Act prioritizes military training and readiness while also meeting the needs of our troops at home by funding a 2.1% pay raise, $450 million for medical facility upgrades, $407 million ... Read more

  • Blackburn Named ‘Hero of Main Street’
    Posted in Press Release on May 26, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Marsha's Solutions

    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... Read more