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  • Blackburn Endorses Bill to Create Opioid Task Force
    Posted in Press Release on November 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Marsha's Solutions

    WASHINGTON—Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) on Thursday co-sponsored a bill, the Fentanyl and Heroin Task Force Act, which would establish a federal task force to address trafficking of the deadly drugs. “Illicit opioids, heroin and fentanyl laced drugs are destroying lives and tearing apart families and communities,” Blackburn said. “The death rates are increasing.My work on the issue began over five years ago and I join with colleagues today in taking another action.We must have these federal ... Read more

  • Blackburn presses HHS, DEA on missing report on opioid law
    Posted in Press Release on October 25, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) on Tuesday sent a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Acting Secretary Eric Hargan and Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Acting Administrator Robert Patterson requesting swift completion and delivery to Congress of a report detailing the impact of The Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act, which has been highlighted in recent press reports. By law, the report was to have been completed six months ago. “This missed deadline is una... Read more

  • Blackburn Co-Sponsors the Allow States and Victims to Fight Sex Trafficking Act
    Posted in Press Release on September 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Marsha's Solutions

    WASHINGTON –Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology of the Energy and Commerce Committee, co-sponsored H.R. 1865, the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017. In 2012, Blackburn sent a letter to leaders in the tech industry regarding online sex trafficking, and has since remained committed to fighting this horrific crime. “Sex trafficking, the exploitation of human beings, has no place in our society. We must wo... Read more

  • Blackburn statement on US debt reaching $20 trillion
    Posted in Press Release on September 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Security, Securing Freedom for the Next Generation

    WASHINGTON—Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) released the following statement following the Department of the Treasury’s Daily Treasury Statement showing the U.S. national debt jumped more than $317 billion to over $20 trillion after President Donald Trump signed legislation increasing the debt ceiling: “We have a duty to the hardworking taxpayers to be responsible stewards of their tax dollars. We cannot continue to kick the can down the road by adding to the debt while disregarding the reckless... Read more

  • Blackburn statement on DACA program
    Posted in Press Release on September 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border Security, Marsha's Solutions, National Security

    WASHINGTON—Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s decision to end the Obama Administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program: “President Trump continues to prioritize our nation’s security and I applaud this latest decision to uphold the rule of law our country was founded upon. Unilateral executive actions, such as DACA, offer the false hope of amnesty that led to a surge of illegal immigration and stole jobs from Americ... Read more

  • Blackburn Statement on President Trump’s Address on Afghanistan
    Posted in Press Release on August 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    WASHINGTON—Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) released the following statement following President Trump’s address on Monday regarding United States involvement in Afghanistan: “President Trump’s remarks tonight outlined a strategy that has been sorely missing in our fight against terrorism around the world. Setting conditions-based rather than time-based goals, the President has changed the rules of engagement to ensure that American leadership will result in an honorable and enduring outcome. I ... Read more

  • Blackburn, Kennedy Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Legislation Heads to President’s Desk
    Posted in Press Release on August 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Marsha's Solutions

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representatives Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass.), along with U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), on Thursday applauded final passage of the Over-the-Counter (OTC) Hearing Aid Act as part of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Reauthorization Act, which passed the Senate on Thursday with a strong bipartisan vote of 94-1.... Read more

  • Blackburn measure implemented to put digital health care in consumers’ hands
    Posted in Press Release on July 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Marsha's Solutions

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), a member of the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Health, on Thursday praised the FDA’s launch of its Pre-Cert for Software Pilot Program, which implements legislation she authored that became law as part of the 21st Century Cures Act. The FDA program changes the regulatory process for certain medical devices, allowing firms making digital health products such as apps, to get their technology into the hands of patients and consumers so they ca... Read more

  • 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