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  • A win for Fort Campbell, military families, national defense.
    Posted in Column on July 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    With things like increasing funding to counter Russian aggression and activities, prohibiting the transfer of dangerous terrorists out of Guantanamo, and boosting our cyber defenses, this year’s defense authorization bill is a win for our military, their families, and the security of all Americans. In my district, the men and women at Fort Campbell will be happy to hear that this bill provides for a full pay raise under the law and blocks the President’s ability to lower troop pay. It also begi... Read more

  • Above the Noise
    Posted in Column on June 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy Security, Securing Freedom for the Next Generation

    This week’s inappropriate and pointless tweets from the President are a stark example of just what has gone wrong in our political discourse today. Robust yet civil debate over policy disagreements have taken a back seat to thin-skin and knee-jerk reactions to hyper-partisan comments and, unfortunately, unfounded character attacks. On the day Rep. Steve Scalise and others were shot, seemingly for nothing other than being Republican, not only were we reminded of the consequences of a collapse in... Read more

  • Fellow Americans, lend me your ear!
    Posted in Column on June 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Marsha's Solutions

    I am the original co-sponsor of a bill in the House of Representatives called the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act. In short, for those suffering from minor hearing loss, the bill would make hearing aids more affordable and easier to get. For some, this bill may seem irrelevant. But for the roughly 48 million Americans suffering from hearing loss, this bill could change lives. The facts are clear: So, I decided it was a good idea to support a bill that allows more people to get the help they nee... Read more

  • Blessed are the Peacemakers
    Posted in Column on May 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    Law enforcement officers from coast to coast wake up each day, put on their uniform, and put themselves in harm’s way in order to ensure our friends, neighbors, and communities remain safe and peaceful. They volunteer for this service, because those they protect and serve are their friends and neighbors as well. Theirs is a service of duty and sacrifice. May 14 – 20, 2017 marks National Police Week. National Police Week began in 1962 as a way to honor those law enforcement officers who made the ... Read more

  • A Legacy of Learning
    Posted in Column on May 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    A Legacy of Learning by Congressman Marsha Blackburn (TN-7) The excitement I felt each time I put on my green and white uniform, attached my four-leaf clover patch, and grabbed an armful of project books has not escaped me to this day. Many of you reading this may be able to relate to this feeling. Maybe you too filled out your record book, logging the work you put in completing project after project as a proud member of 4-H. My grandmother was a member of “The Tomato Club,” a club formed in 190... Read more

  • A Health Care Update from Congressman Blackburn
    Posted in Column on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr

    Earlier today, my colleagues and I voted in favor of the American Health Care Act, which will finally repeal the burdensome Affordable Care Act. Many of you have expressed your concerns about the rising costs that have ensued after 8 years of impractical legislation. That’s why we’ve taken action to get rid of Obamacare. Here's more on the American Health Care Act and why we passed it: It will dismantle the Obamacare taxes. These taxes have hurt job creators, increased premium costs, and limited... Read more

  • The First 100 Days
    Posted in Column on May 2, 2017 | Preview rr

    The First 100 Days If you are trying to find a year when we have had a more productive first 100 days in the House of Representatives, you have to go back to 1949. No other Congress has gotten more bills signed into law. We have taken steps to remove burdensome regulations, promote economic growth and job creation, help our nation’s veterans, and protect life. And we are continuing our work to bring real reforms to the tax code, overhaul a broken health care system, and strengthen our borders. I... Read more

  • A Health Care Update from Congressman Blackburn
    Posted in Column on March 15, 2017 | Preview rr

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  • Competition: How Patient-Centered Health Care Reaches Affordability
    Posted in Column on January 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Marsha's Solutions

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    Posted in Column on September 20, 2016 | Preview rr

    BLACKBURN RELEASES CLINTON FOUNDATION REPORT Congressman Marsha Blackburn (TN07) has released a 78-page report entitled: The Clinton Foundation And The “India Success Story”: Self-Serving Philanthropy, Watered-Down Drugs, and Money in sub-Saharan Africa. The “India success story” details the Clinton Foundation’s partnership with drug companies Ranbaxy, Matrix and Cipla in the subcontinent beginning in October 23, 2003. The Foundation joined the drug companies with the goal of combating HIV/AIDS... Read more