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  • Blackburn Issues Statement on Mark Zuckerberg Hearing
    Posted in Press Release on April 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Marsha's Solutions, Securing Freedom for the Next Generation, A Better Way

    For Immediate Release April 11, 2018 WASHINGTON – Congressman Blackburn has been working on data security and online privacy for over four years since she chaired the bi-partisan privacy working group. These two topics are crucial to so many of her constituents. While the internet has opened up so many new opportunities, it has also exposed gaps in both of these areas. Just as we have established physical privacy standards, we need online privacy standards. Congressman Blackburn thanks Mark Zuck... Read more

  • Blackburn Issues Statement on the $1.3 Trillion Omnibus Spending Bill
    Posted in Press Release on March 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Security, Marsha's Solutions, Securing Freedom for the Next Generation, A Better Way

    For Immediate Release March 22, 2018 WASHINGTON - We have Republicans in the House, the Senate, and the White House. It's time we start to show some fiscal restraint. Our national debt is growing out of control, and we can't continue to pass these massive spending bills and expect future generations to deal with our negligence. I voted “no” for the 1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill, because Washington has a spending problem, and we cannot continue to kick this can down the road. Our deficits ar... Read more

  • Rep. Blackburn's Statement on Section 201 Tariff Remedies
    Posted in Press Release on January 29, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy Security, Health Care, Marsha's Solutions, Securing Freedom for the Next Generation

    WASHINGTON - Congressman Marsha Blackburn disappointed in harmful tariff decision on U.S. residential washing machines: "While I support trade policies that strengthen American manufacturing and will put this nation on a fair playing field internationally, I am disappointed in the overly harsh ruling of Section 201 tariff remedies against imports of residential washing machines. Along with Secretary Ross, I attended the groundbreaking of LG Electronics’ $250 million home appliance manufacturing ... Read more

  • Blackburn Statement on Government Funding
    Posted in Press Release on January 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Security, Marsha's Solutions

    Congressman Marsha Blackburn For Immediate Release January 18, 2018 WASHINGTON - Tonight, I voted to fund our troops, our seniors, and our children. The Democrats have proven once again, they will put the lives of millions of Americans, and their livelihoods, all at risk to fulfill their own political agenda. Republicans were very clear what they wanted: money for the border wall, end chain migration, end the visa lottery system. If the Democrats really cared about the Dreamers, they would have ... Read more

  • 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

  • Still, we must do more.
    Posted in Column on October 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Marsha's Solutions

    Originally published 10/24/2017 In March 2012, I joined my colleague Mary Bono to write a letter to then Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Attorney General Eric Holder to question their use of resources and approach to working with all federal agencies in addressing the growing opioid crisis in our nation. We wrote because to us, as mothers, we were witnessing addiction’s devastating impact on families and friends. I expressed my outrage to Sebelius and Holder, not... 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 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

  • Can you hear me now?
    Posted in Column on August 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Marsha's Solutions

    Many of you reading this may not have been able to hear reports of the good work Congress has been doing for you this year. That may be because the mainstream media refuses to report it. For many of you, however, it is because you are one of the roughly 48 million Americans who suffer from hearing loss and choose to forego corrective devises due to costs or some other reason. Well, I hope you hear this: The Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act, which I authored along with Congressman Joe Kennedy of... 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