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  • 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

  • FTC Dismisses House Republicans Request for Clinton Foundation Investigation
    Posted in Press Release on August 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Marsha's Solutions

    In July 2016, Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) was joined by sixty-four of her colleagues in sending a letter to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requesting an investigation into the Clinton Foundation. In her letter, Blackburn cited unresolved media reports and recently discovered information about the Foundation’s initial tax exempt filings that portray a lawless “Pay to Play” enterprise that has been operating unde... Read more

  • U.S. Copyright Office Confirms Set-Top Box Rule Violates and Degrades Existing Law
    Posted in Press Release on August 4, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Marsha's Solutions

    Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) issued the following statement after receiving U.S. Copyright Office analysis regarding the copyright policy implications of the Federal Communications Commission’s notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) in the matter of Expanding Consumer’s Video Navigation Choices, Commercial Availability of Navigation Devices, also known as the set-top-box proposal. The Copyright Office analysis responds to a bipartisan request from Representatives Blackburn (R-TN), Butterfie... Read more

  • 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