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Federal Trade Commission Dodges Marsha Blackburn’s Request to Investigate Clinton Foundation

 

Congressman Marsha Blackburn

7th District of Tennessee

U.S. CongressWashington, D.C. – In April 2016, Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) was joined by twenty-one of her colleagues in sending a letter to Federal Trade Commission (FTC) chairwoman Edith Ramirez asking her to investigate the Clinton Foundation’s nonprofit charitable status in light of pending scandals.

In her letter, Blackburn explained that the Clinton Foundation might not have spent its money on charitable work and failed to disclose money it was getting from foreign governments. To read the full letter, click here.

U.S. Congressman Marsha Blackburn

U.S. Congressman Marsha Blackburn

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Marsha Blackburn Votes to Provide Critical Funding for our Troops

 

Congressman Marsha Blackburn

Fort Campbell Funds Included, Gitmo Transfers Prohibited

U.S. CongressWashington, D.C. – Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) applauds 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 with fewer resources. This year’s NDAA authorizes essential funds for our troops to train for strength, agility and readiness,” Blackburn said.

U.S. Congressman Marsha Blackburn

U.S. Congressman Marsha Blackburn

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Marsha Blackburn says Obamacare Official Mislead Congress and the American People

 

Congressman Marsha Blackburn

7th District of Tennessee

U.S. CongressWashington, D.C. – Congressman Marsha Blackburn, Vice Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, commented on a new report that chronicles misleading testimony given by CMS Acting Administration Andy Slavitt at an Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing on December 8th, 2015.

The report states, “[i]n his opening remarks before the committee, Mr. Slavitt testified that ‘over $200 million of the original grant awards have already been returned to the federal government, and we’re in the process of collecting and returning more.’”

U.S. Congressman Marsha Blackburn

U.S. Congressman Marsha Blackburn

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Marsha Blackburn, Paul Tonko Lead Bipartisan Effort to Level Online Ticket Sales Playing Field for Fans of Live Entertainment

 

Congressman Marsha Blackburn

7th District of Tennessee

U.S. CongressWashington, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Paul D. Tonko (D-NY) introduced the Better Online Ticket Sales (BOTS) Act of 2016.

This legislation would make the use of computer hacking software (BOTS) to circumvent security measures employed by ticketing sites an “unfair and deceptive practice” under the Federal Trade Commission Act, and a crime under Title 18 of the U.S. Code.

It would also create a private right of action whereby parties harmed by bots can sue in federal court to recover damages.

U.S. Congressman Marsha Blackburn

U.S. Congressman Marsha Blackburn

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Statement on Senate Bill 1556

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governors Bill Haslam made the following statement after signing Senate Bill 1556:

“Although Senate Bill 1556 has received attention for its perceived focus, my job is to look at the actual substance of the legislation. After considerable thought and discussion with counselors both for and against the bill, I have decided to sign Senate Bill 1556.”

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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#SayDyslexia bill passes the House and is headed to Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam

 

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

“Tyler Head” bill passes the House and is also headed to the Governor

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – Several bills sponsored by State Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) moved along in committees last week. This is a general update on the bills and events on the Hill from this week.

House Bill 2616/Senate Bill 2635 The #SayDyslexia bill has now passed both the Senate and the House and is headed to the Governor for his signature. The bill will address early screening and intervention for the students with attributes of dyslexia.

(L to R) Professional Educators of Tennessee presenting Ryann Smith, Senator Dolores Gresham, & Representative Joe Pitts 2016 Advocate of the Year awards on April 18th. Also pictured is J.C. Bowman, Executive Director of the Professional Educators of Tennessee (3rd from left)

(L to R) Professional Educators of Tennessee presenting Ryann Smith, Senator Dolores Gresham, & Representative Joe Pitts 2016 Advocate of the Year awards on April 18th. Also pictured is J.C. Bowman, Executive Director of the Professional Educators of Tennessee (3rd from left)

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Senator Sara Kyle reflects on 109th Tennessee General Assembly

 

Senator passed meaningful, progressive legislation in her first term

Tennessee Senate Democratic CaucusNashville, TN – The 109th Tennessee General Assembly reached its final adjournment yesterday, and state Senator Sara Kyle completed her first term as an advocate for women and economic justice with an ability to pass good legislation.

Tennessee State Capitol

Tennessee State Capitol

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109th Tennessee General Assembly a session of success

 

Tennessee Republican PartyNashville, TN – The sine die resolution has passed, officially bringing a close to the 109th Tennessee General Assembly in the state’s capital.

The Tennessee Republican Party released the following statement about the final session from Chairman Ryan Haynes:

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Bill to prevent Allergy Emergencies in Public Places becomes Law in Tennessee

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – A bill to allow epinephrine auto-injectors to be available in public spaces has become law in Tennessee. The legislation was approved unanimously by the House and Senate and has been signed by the governor.

Senator Mark Green (R-Clarksville) and Representative. Sabi Kumar (R-Springfield) were prime sponsors of the legislation, HB2054/SB1989.

Tennessee State Capitol

Tennessee State Capitol

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam’s Basic Education Program Enhancement Passes Legislature With Broad Support

 

Strengthens Education Funding Formula, Will Implement Record-Breaking Investment in K-12

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam praised overwhelming passage by the 109th Tennessee General Assembly of the Basic Education Program (BEP) Enhancement Act, which strengthens the funding formula for K-12 education in Tennessee.

The Fiscal Year 2016-2017 budget approved by the General Assembly last week and this corresponding legislation enhance the BEP, making the largest investment in K-12 education in Tennessee’s history without a tax increase.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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