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  • 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

  • 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