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  • 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

  • Blackburn Votes to Provide Critical Funding for our Troops
    Posted in Press Release on May 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Marsha's Solutions, Securing Freedom for the Next Generation, National Security

    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... Read more

  • FTC Dodges Blackburn’s Request to Investigate Clinton Foundation
    Posted in Press Release on May 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Marsha's Solutions

    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... Read more

  • National Health Leaders Recognize U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn For Leadership in Healthcare Innovation
    Posted in Press Release on May 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Securing Freedom for the Next Generation

    The Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC), a coalition of leaders of the nation’s premier health care companies and organizations, has honored U.S. Representative Marsha Blackburn as a “Champion of Healthcare Innovation” at an award ceremony in Washington, DC. The award presentation took place at the Council’s annual Healthcare Innovations Expo on Capitol Hill. The day-long event is dedicated to showcasing new developments in health care technologies, treatments and practices. This year’s event f... Read more

  • Obamacare Official Mislead Congress and the American People
    Posted in Press Release on May 11, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Marsha's Solutions

    Congressman Marsha Blackburn, Vice Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, today commented on a new report that chronicles misleading testimony given by CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt at an Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing on December 8, 2015. The report states, “[i]n his opening remarks before the committee, Mr. Slavitt testified that ‘over $200 million of the original grant awards have already been returned to the federal government, and we’re in the process o... Read more

  • 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. It would also create a private right of action whereby parties harmed by bots can sue in federal court to recover damages. “Scalpers have been taking advantage o... 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