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  • 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

  • Blackburn Votes to Provide Critical Funding for our Troops
    Posted in Press Release on May 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Marsha's Solutions, Securing Freedom for the Next Generation, National Security

    Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) today applauded House passage of H.R. 4909, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017, legislation that provides critical resources to the Fort Campbell community and our nation’s military. “At the same time our nation faces unprecedented threats, the men and women who protect it are facing unprecedented cuts in training and equipment. It is dangerously irresponsible to continue down the President’s path of forcing our military to do more wit... Read more

  • Blackburn Statement on Brussels Terrorist Attack
    Posted in Press Release on March 22, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border Security, Securing Freedom for the Next Generation, National Security

    Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) today issued the following statement in response to the terrorist attacks in Brussels, Belgium: "My heart breaks for the victims and their families in Brussels. This tragedy resonates with the American public as we are very concerned with what is happening, especially with the cells that are here in the United States. The appropriate thing for us to do is to exercise vigilance. We stand united with Brussels and the rest of the world in defeating these senseles... Read more

  • Continuing the Fight to End President Obama’s Executive Amnesty
    Posted in Press Release on March 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border Security, Economic Security, Marsha's Solutions, Securing Freedom for the Next Generation, National Security

    Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) released the following statement on House passage of H. Res. 639, which authorizes the Speaker of the House to file an amicus brief in the Supreme Court case of United States v. Texas, which addresses the President’s unconstitutional executive amnesty programs. “The President’s decision to nullify the immigration laws of this country through executive action hurts our economy, leads to more unemployed American citizens, and makes us less secure. It signals tha... Read more

  • Closing Gitmo Will Cement President Obama's Legacy of Lawlessness
    Posted in Press Release on February 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border Security, Marsha's Solutions, National Security

    Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) released the following statement in response to President Obama’s plan to close Gitmo. “Closing Guantanamo Bay will cement President Obama’s legacy of lawlessness. The GAO already found that President Obama broke the law in 2014 by failing to notify Congress of the release of 5 high value Taliban detainees from Gitmo. The law is a mere suggestion to President Obama and this is further proof of that. “Moving Guantanamo detainees to American soil will not only c... Read more