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  • 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

  • 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

  • Court Halts Obama's War on Coal
    Posted in Press Release on February 10, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Security, Energy Security, Marsha's Solutions, Securing Freedom for the Next Generation

    Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) today issued the following statement after the Supreme Court temporarily blocked one of the key rules in President Obama’s regulatory war on coal. “There is a war being waged on energy and on coal in this country, but it’s not being waged from abroad, it’s coming from our own government. Affordable, reliable energy is critical for American jobs and economic growth, but the President would rather force his liberal climate agenda than protect the pockets of hard... Read more

  • Blackburn Statement in Response to President Obama’s State of the Union Address
    Posted in Press Release on January 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border Security, Economic Security, Energy Security, Health Care, Marsha's Solutions, Securing Freedom for the Next Generation, National Security

    Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s final State of the Union address to the nation. “President Obama’s final State of the Union address was an opportunity for him to talk about what is best for our nation. But as usual, he swung and missed. Instead he spent most of the night focused on his liberal legacy and peddling fiction like his claim that we are currently in the longest streak of jobs growth. It is as if the President pulled a... Read more

  • Blackburn Statement on Rejection of Keystone XL Pipeline
    Posted in Press Release on November 6, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy Security

    Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) today released the following statement in response to President Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL Oil Pipeline: “The Keystone pipeline has bipartisan support in Congress and overwhelming support from the American people because we understand, better than the President, the benefits this energy project will have for our country. Approving it would have been a no-brainer – it would directly create thousands of U.S. jobs, lower gas prices even further at the p... Read more

  • Blackburn Votes to Spur Economic Growth & Energy Security
    Posted in Press Release on October 9, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy Security

    Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) today issued the following statement on passage of H.R. 702, legislation that would lift the decades old ban on exporting crude oil. “H.R. 702 is common sense legislation that will help promote our energy security, economic security and national security. There is bipartisan agreement that lifting the ban on crude oil exports will boost our energy production, create thousands of jobs for hardworking Americans, lower prices at the pump, and weaken countries lik... Read more

  • Blackburn Statement on Volkswagen Investigation
    Posted in Press Release on September 23, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy Security

    House Energy and Commerce Committee Vice Chair Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) is working with committee leaders in an effort to gather facts about the recently discovered issues with Volkswagen TDI diesel engines (sold from 2008-2015) that resulted in emissions levels exceeding state and federal limits throughout the United States. Earlier this week it was announced that the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee is expected to hold a hearing in the coming weeks looking into these allegations. Black... Read more

  • Blackburn Works to Protect Taxpayers from DOE Regulatory Overreach
    Posted in Press Release on May 1, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Security, Energy Security, Marsha's Solutions

    Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) today continued her fight to rein in the Department of Energy (DOE) and protect Americans from regulatory overreach with provisions she secured in the Fiscal Year 2016 Energy and Water Appropriations Act. The House approved the bill 240-177. The bill includes an amendment offered by Congressman Blackburn that would prevent DOE from using funds to finalize, promulgate, or enforce a proposed rule that would eliminate the use of non-condensing natural gas home fu... Read more

  • Blackburn, Schrader Introduce Energy Savings & Building Efficiency Act
    Posted in Press Release on March 13, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy Security, Marsha's Solutions

    Representatives Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Kurt Schrader (D-OR) last week re-introduced H.R. 1273, the Energy Savings and Building Efficiency Act of 2015, to increase transparency and cost-effectiveness in the development of model energy codes, which set the baseline for energy efficiency in buildings. “I am pleased to once again be working with Congressman Schrader in this bipartisan effort to increase government transparency and rein in the Department of Energy (DOE). This legislation clearly... Read more

  • Blackburn to Obama: Here’s Your Chance to Create True Shovel-Ready Jobs
    Posted in Press Release on February 11, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Security, Energy Security

    Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) issued the following statement in calling on President Obama to sign S. 1, the Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act, which has passed the House and Senate with bipartisan support. The legislation now heads to the President’s desk. “Even in the face of a veto threat, I joined my House colleagues once again, for the 11th time, in voting for and passing a Keystone Pipeline bill. Mr. President, listen to the American people; listen to your own party; stop catering to... Read more