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  • Blackburn Works to Support Needs of Nation’s Military
    Posted in Press Release on December 4, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans' Affairs, National Security and International Affairs, Marsha's Legislation

    Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)) today issued the following statement on her vote in support of the Carl Levin and Howard P. ‘Buck’ McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015. “Like many installations across the country, Ft. Campbell is facing reductions that will have an impact on military readiness programs as well as installation infrastructure. That is why I was so pleased to secure provisions in this bill to address the needs of the thousands of military personnel wh... Read more

  • Blackburn Statement on Deactivation of the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade
    Posted in Press Release on November 20, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans' Affairs, National Security and International Affairs

    Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) issued the following statement on today’s announcement regarding the decision to inactivate the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade at Fort Campbell: “We are disappointed in the deactivation of the 159th Combat Aviation brigade and the loss of those soldiers to Fort Campbell,” Blackburn said. “We continue to encourage the administration and Secretary of Defense Hagel to work with us on the funding needs of our nation's military. We continue to voice our opinions tha... Read more

  • Blackburn Attends Reagan National Defense Forum
    Posted in Press Release on November 17, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans' Affairs, National Security and International Affairs

    Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) traveled to Simi Valley, CA over the weekend where she participated in the Reagan National Defense Forum. Blackburn was part of a panel moderated by Fox News Channel’s National Security Correspondent, Jennifer Griffin, to discuss Heroism and Valor in Today’s Battlefield. Other members of the panel also included Staff Sergeant Salvatore Giunta, United States Army (Ret.), Medal of Honor Recipient; Mr. Pete Hegseth, Chief Executive Officer, Concerned Veterans fo... Read more

  • Blackburn Works to Improve Access to Care for America’s Veterans
    Posted in Press Release on July 30, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Veterans' Affairs

    Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) issued the following statement regarding House passage of legislation to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs and make it easier for veterans to get help. By improving access to care from non-department of Veterans Affairs doctors, veterans will be able to see providers more quickly. The Conference Report on H.R. 3230, the Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act, would improve the ability of veterans to seek private c... Read more

  • Blackburn Statement on the 70th Anniversary of D-Day
    Posted in Press Release on June 6, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans' Affairs, National Security and International Affairs

    Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) today issued the following statement on the 70th Anniversary of D-Day. “Seventy years ago, brave American military forces, along with the Allied Expeditionary Force, took the beaches of Normandy. Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne and the 101st Airborne numbered in the thousands. Carried out on land, in sea, and from air, the invasion began the march across Europe ending with Allied victory. Many were lost or wounded and we honor the bravery and devotion that led... Read more

  • Blackburn Statement on VA OIG Interim Report and Secretary Shinseki
    Posted in Press Release on May 29, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans' Affairs

    Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) today issued the following statement regarding the release of the VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) interim report and calling on Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign. “With the release of the VA OIG interim report, I am appalled at the treatment of the veterans at the Phoenix VA. It is beyond comprehension that Phoenix VA senior hospital employees would intentionally cook the books so that they could be financially rewarded at t... Read more

  • Blackburn Secures Key Legislative Victories for Fort Campbell Community
    Posted in Press Release on May 22, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans' Affairs, National Security and International Affairs, Marsha's Legislation, Tech Conservative

    Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)) today voted in support of H.R. 4435, the National Defense Authorization Act for 2015, which was approved by the House of Representatives. H.R. 4435 authorizes $521.3 billion in spending for national defense and an additional $79.4 billion for Overseas Contingency Operations. Blackburn also secured provisions in the bill to fund the Army Flying Hours program and report language on the impacts of funding reduction on mission-critical infrastructure needs at Arm... Read more

  • Blackburn Votes to Expand Educational Opportunities for Veterans
    Posted in Press Release on February 3, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans' Affairs

    Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) issued the following statement on her vote in support of H.R. 357, the G.I. Bill Tuition Fairness Act, which was approved by the House today. “Passage of H.R. 357 provides the certainty and guarantee to all of our nation’s veterans that they will have the ability to access the educational opportunities they deserve. Both our active duty and our National Guardsmen serve willingly to protect our nation’s freedom. This is one more way we can appropriately recogni... Read more

  • Blackburn Fights for America's Military
    Posted in Press Release on December 12, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans' Affairs, National Security and International Affairs, Marsha's Legislation

    Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) issued the following statement in support of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. Based on two bills, H.R 1960 and S.1197, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 is a bipartisan agreement on America’s national security goals, resources, and policies. One NDAA provision, a restoration of the Army and Air Force flying hours, secured by Congressman Blackburn provides important resources to the Fort Campbell and broader... Read more

  • Blackburn Fights for Children with Cancer and World War II Veterans
    Posted in Press Release on October 2, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Veterans' Affairs, Government Accountability

    Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) issued the following statement on action taken by House Republicans today to restore funding for the National Institutes of Health and to reopen America's national parks and museums. “Unfortunately, the Obama-Reid government shutdown won’t end until Democrats come to the negotiating table to address their spending differences with both Republicans and the American people. My colleagues and I will continue to bring ideas forward to keep the government funded be... Read more