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  • Patriot Day Tributes
    Posted in Column on September 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    As we mark the 16th anniversary of the vilest terror attacks on American soil, we can’t help but remember where we were, what we were doing, and how we felt when we learned a plane struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center. We were all watching the news, stunned, disbelieving what was happening at the twin towers, when Flight 77 whisked across the skyline of our Nation’s capital and crashed into the western façade of the Pentagon, causing death, destruction and a mass evacuation of gover... 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

  • “If You Want It Done, Ask the 1-0-1”
    Posted in Column on August 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    The pride and comradery of the 101st Airborne Division was evident the moment we stepped into Cole Park Commons for the “Legacy of Heroism” Tribute. The Screaming Eagles have participated in over a dozen war campaigns and operations---WWII, Vietnam, Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, to name a few—and the sound of hundreds of active and retired veteran soldiers belting out their division song was awe-inspiring. Blackburn Field Rep. John Clement (center) receives a Milit... 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

  • A win for Fort Campbell, military families, national defense.
    Posted in Column on July 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    With things like increasing funding to counter Russian aggression and activities, prohibiting the transfer of dangerous terrorists out of Guantanamo, and boosting our cyber defenses, this year’s defense authorization bill is a win for our military, their families, and the security of all Americans. In my district, the men and women at Fort Campbell will be happy to hear that this bill provides for a full pay raise under the law and blocks the President’s ability to lower troop pay. It also begi... 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

  • Blessed are the Peacemakers
    Posted in Column on May 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    Law enforcement officers from coast to coast wake up each day, put on their uniform, and put themselves in harm’s way in order to ensure our friends, neighbors, and communities remain safe and peaceful. They volunteer for this service, because those they protect and serve are their friends and neighbors as well. Theirs is a service of duty and sacrifice. May 14 – 20, 2017 marks National Police Week. National Police Week began in 1962 as a way to honor those law enforcement officers who made the ... Read more

  • Blackburn Applauds United States v. Texas Decision
    Posted in Press Release on June 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border Security, Marsha's Solutions, National Security

    Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s 4-4 decision in United States v. Texas, which upholds the lower court’s decision that the president’s use of executive action to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants is unlawful: “Today’s Supreme Court decision proves that Congress should pass and the President should sign H.R. 5272, the Blackburn-Cruz DACA language. “For years I have fought to pass legislation to end the DACA program. This is a ... Read more

  • Blackburn Works to Fund Our Military, Fort Campbell
    Posted in Press Release on June 17, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Marsha's Solutions, Securing Freedom for the Next Generation, National Security

    Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) applauded passage of H.R. 5293—the Department of Defense Appropriations Act for FY 2017. “As our nation faces unprecedented threats at home and abroad, we must ensure our military men and women have the necessary funding for mission success. The Department of Defense Apportions Act prioritizes military training and readiness while also meeting the needs of our troops at home by funding a 2.1% pay raise, $450 million for medical facility upgrades, $407 million ... Read more

  • House Takes Action to Combat Radical Islamic Extremism
    Posted in Column on June 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border Security, Marsha's Solutions, National Security

    Though President Obama can’t so much as utter the words “radical Islamic extremism,” the House has been acting to combat radicalization in America and to enhance counterterrorism efforts. Last week, House Republicans unveiled a plan to keep Americans safe. This proposal includes more than 67 detailed policy recommendations, including several specifically focused on defeating radical Islamic terrorism at home and abroad. It discusses the importance of countering extremist ideology by amplifying c... Read more