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  • Blackburn Outraged Over Another Obama Broken Promise
    Posted in Press Release on September 16, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Family Issues, Government Accountability

    Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), referencing the new report released by the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office, spoke out against President Obama's use of taxpayer dollars for abortion coverage. In pushing to pass the Affordable Health Care Act, President Obama promised the American people "under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions, and federal conscience laws will remain in place." Blackburn, the Vice Chair of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, said the ... Read more

  • Blackburn Fights for Hard-Working Taxpayers
    Posted in Press Release on July 24, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes and Spending, Family Issues, Economy and Job Creation, Government Accountability, Tools For The Taxpayer

    As part of ongoing efforts to fight for America’s families, House Republicans today passed the Student and Family Tax Simplification and the Child Tax Credit Improvement Acts. Blackburn said the following in response to the House's activity: “Under President Obama’s economic policies, America’s hard working taxpayers have been hit where it hurts the most- in their wallets. I’m pleased to join with my house colleagues to pass two pieces of legislation that will lighten the financial loads of many... Read more

  • Blackburn Applauds SCOTUS Decision Protecting People of Faith
    Posted in Press Release on June 30, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Family Issues, Economy and Job Creation

    Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) today issued the following statement regarding the Supreme Court decision in the Hobby Lobby case. “By attacking the religious convictions of the Green family, the Obama Administration has once again shown its distain for the free expression of faith. With this ruling, I am relieved that the Supreme Court has somewhat blunted the President’s endless assault on our individual freedoms and liberties. Barack Obama and his administration need to remember that he w... Read more

  • Blackburn: We Have a Moral Obligation to Protect Women and Babies from Dangerous Late-Term Abortions
    Posted in Press Release on June 18, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Family Issues, Marsha's Legislation

    On the one-year anniversary of the House acting to protect women and babies from dangerous late-term abortions, Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) is calling on the Senate to take up and pass H.R. 1797, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. “I have always believed America is better than abortion. We have a moral obligation to end dangerous late-term abortions in order to protect women and these precious babies from criminals like Kermit Gosnell,” Blackburn said. “The struggle to end dan... Read more

  • Blackburn Calls on Court to Protect Religious Liberty
    Posted in Press Release on March 25, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Family Issues

    Congressman Blackburn (R-TN) issued the following statement in regards to today's oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court in the cases of Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood v. Sebelius. “No American should have to sacrifice their faith to open a business and serve their community. But that is exactly the choice millions of family-owned businesses like Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood are being forced to make under this Administration’s coercive contraceptive mandate. These family busi... Read more

  • Blackburn Honored by SBA List with Distinguished Leader Award
    Posted in Press Release on March 13, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Family Issues, Marsha's Legislation

    Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) received the Distinguished Leader Award from the Susan B. Anthony List at their annual gala on Wednesday, March 12, 2014. The national group honored Blackburn with their highest achievement award for her ongoing work to protect life. Majorie Dannenfelser: “A consistent champion for life, Representative Blackburn boldly led last year’s floor debate in support of historic legislation to protect babies after 20 weeks – more than halfway through pregnancy. Her lea... Read more

  • Blackburn Leads Fight to Prevent Taxpayer Money from Funding Abortions
    Posted in Press Release on January 28, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Family Issues, Government Accountability

    Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) today led the fight in the House of Representatives to prevent taxpayer money from funding abortions. H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, passed the House with bipartisan support. “Taxpayer funding for abortion is fiscally irresponsible. Over 60% of Americans have affirmed they do not want to see their hard-earned tax dollars funding abortion services. This bill simply codifies the Hyde Amendment so it applies across the federal government and en... Read more

  • Blackburn: Harry Reid Must Show Compassion for Nation’s Most Vulnerable
    Posted in Press Release on October 5, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Taxes and Spending, Family Issues, Government Accountability

    Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and her female House Republican colleagues today sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid imploring him to take up several measures that would offer help to people who are desperately in need during these negotiations on the continuing resolution. On Thursday, the House passed H.J. Res. 73, the Research for Lifesaving Cures Act, on a bipartisan basis. Yesterday, the House passed H.J. Res. 75, the Nutrition Assistance for Low-Income Women and Children... Read more

  • Blackburn: Student Success Act Will Ensure Every Child is Prepared to Compete
    Posted in Press Release on July 19, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Family Issues

    Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) today issued the following statement in support of H.R. 5, the Student Success Act, which was approved by the House of Representatives. H.R. 5 will improve our education system and put our students on a path to success by restoring local control, supporting effective teachers, reducing the federal footprint in our schools, and empowering parents. “This legislation helps to right the wrongs of our broken education system by bringing back flexibility to schools ... Read more

  • Blackburn & Energy and Commerce Committee Question HHS About Planned Parenthood and Obamacare Navigators
    Posted in Press Release on June 28, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Family Issues

    Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) today helped lead the Energy and Commerce Committee request for documents relating to Planned Parenthood and the Obamacare Navigators program. Blackburn issued the following statement: “Planned Parenthood is a scandal-ridden, big abortion business that doesn’t deserve to get any taxpayer money. Ironically, Obama and Sebelius are asking Planned Parenthood to help promote universal health care, but Planned Parenthood really just wants to use any means necessary ... Read more