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  • Blackburn on Passage of 2018 Defense Authorization Bill
    Posted in Press Release on July 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    WASHINGTON—Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., on Friday issued the following statement upon the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018 in the U.S. House of Representatives: “We have a profound obligation to provide for the common defense. It is our job to ensure those who selflessly serve have the tools and resources they need to keep Americans safe. For those soldiers and their families at Fort Campbell, this bill is a big win, helping relieve shortfalls in ... Read more

  • Blackburn, Kennedy Hearing Aid Bill Passes House
    Posted in Press Release on July 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Marsha's Solutions

    WASHINGTON – Reps. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., and Joe Kennedy III, D-Mass., on Wednesday applauded the passage of their bipartisan Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act in the U.S. House of Representatives. The legislation would make certain types of hearing aids available over-the-counter to Americans with mild to moderate hearing loss. In addition, the legislation would require the FDA to write regulations ensuring that this new category of OTC hearing aids meets the same high standards for safety... Read more

  • Blackburn-sponsored bill making hearing aids affordable, accessible advances
    Posted in Press Release on June 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Marsha's Solutions

    WASHINGTON – Reps. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass.) on Wednesday applauded the bipartisan passage of their Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act in the House Energy & Commerce Committee. The legislation would make certain types of hearing aids available over-the-counter to Americans with mild to moderate hearing loss. "This legislation is the first step to ensuring that millions of Americans can finally have access to affordable hearing aids," said Rep. Marsha Blackburn. “Jus... Read more

  • President Signs Legislation Naming New Nashville Federal Courthouse in Honor of Fred Thompson
    Posted in Press Release on June 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Marsha's Solutions

    WASHINGTON– U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) along with U.S. Representatives Diane Black (R-Tenn.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.), Scott DesJarlais (R-Tenn.), John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.), Chuck Fleischmann (R-Tenn.), David Kustoff (R-Tenn.) and Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) today released the following statements after President Trump signed into law bipartisan legislation naming the new Nashville federal courthouse in honor of for... Read more

  • Blackburn Statement on Withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement
    Posted in Press Release on June 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Security, Energy Security

    WASHINGTON—Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) issued the following statement on President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement: “I applaud President Trump for his decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement. Simply put, it is a bad deal that placed political goals above the American people. Americans, American energy, American jobs, and the American economy must come first, and President Trump is staying true to his word to always act in the bes... Read more

  • Blackburn introduces bill to protect online privacy
    Posted in Press Release on May 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Marsha's Solutions

    WASHINGTON—Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) on Thursday introduced the Balancing the Rights of Web Surfers Equally and Responsibly (BROWSER) Act of 2017 to protect the online privacy of Americans. She was joined by Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.) and Bill Flores (R-Texas). Several weeks ago, Blackburn led an effort to repeal the FCC’s privacy rulemaking. “The FCC’s privacy rulemaking had two distinct problems,” Blackburn said. “First, it create... Read more

  • Blackburn Applauds Passage of H.R. 375
    Posted in Press Release on March 7, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON D.C - U.S. Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) applauds passage of H.R. 375 - To designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 719 Church Street in Nashville, Tennessee, as the “Fred D. Thompson Federal Building and United States Courthouse” “Fred Thompson was a neighbor, a friend, and a trusted political voice. Dedicated to first principles and conservative values from the start of his career in Sen. Howard Baker’s office, Fred Thompson made a lasting impr... Read more

  • The Select Investigative Panel Releases Final Report
    Posted in Press Release on January 4, 2017 | Preview rr

    Contact: Stefanie Wheeler Stefanie.wheeler@mail.house.gov 202-225-2811 The Select Investigative Panel Releases Final Report The House Select Investigative Panel has concluded its yearlong investigation and released its Final Report which can be read in full here. The report details many of the disturbing practices the Panel uncovered in the abortion industry with the selling of fetal tissue along with information regarding our public hearings, subpoenas, criminal and regulatory referrals. Also i... Read more

  • Tennessee Members of Congress Applaud Passage of H.R. 6135
    Posted in Press Release on November 29, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Marsha's Solutions

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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