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Marsha Blackburn Report: This Week From Washington – June 16th, 2019

 

It is Time to Act on Border Security

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – On Wednesday, June 12th, 2018, I spoke on the Senate floor about the need for additional resources to secure the southern border — following my trip to the El Paso Texas sector last week.

Every day our agents are carrying out their job. I am grateful to them for their service and am so impressed by their resolve to protect this nation.

They go out underfunded, disrespected, not knowing what they are going to encounter. 

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Senator Marsha Blackburn says it’s Past Time for Congress to Act on Border Crisis

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – On Wednesday, June 12th, 2019, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) spoke on the Senate floor about the dire need for additional resources to secure the southern border following her trip to the El Paso Texas sector last week.

On Officials at the Border: “They are carrying out their job every single day. I am grateful to them for their service. I am so impressed by their resolve to protect this nation. They go out underfunded, disrespected, not knowing what they are going to encounter.”

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Senator Marsha Blackburn Returns from Trip to Southern Border

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – On Friday, June 7th, 2019, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) traveled to the El Paso Sector migrant processing center in West Texas to meet with Customs and Border Patrol officials about the ongoing crisis at the border.

Senator Blackburn wrote the following about her trip.

On Friday, I visited the El Paso Sector Customs and Border Patrol/Department of Homeland Security migrant processing center in West Texas, where overcrowded facilities can barely contain the illegal immigrants apprehended each day.

Senator Marsha Blackburn visits the Southern Border.

Senator Marsha Blackburn visits the Southern Border.

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Senator Marsha Blackburn, Colleagues Introduce the Ending the Fentanyl Crisis Act

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), John Kennedy (R-La.) and Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) introduced the Ending the Fentanyl Crisis Act of 2019 last week to ensure that sentencing penalties for trafficking fentanyl reflect the deadliness of the drug. This legislation marks a major step toward addressing the nation’s opioid epidemic.

“Fentanyl is deadly, and it is killing Americans every single day,” said Senator Blackburn. “It’s time the punishment fit the crime for these drug traffickers.”

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Senator Marsha Blackburn says Mexico’s Deployment of Its National Guard a Positive Step

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Yesterday, June 8th, 2019, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) joined Fox News’ Neil Cavuto to discuss her trip to the border in El Paso, Texas, on Friday to meet with Customs and Border Patrol officials.

Senator Blackburn also discussed how Congress should assess the size of big tech companies.

“The fact that Mexico is going to put their National Guard throughout the country, but primarily on that Southern border, and then again at the U.S.-Mexico border to stop this flow….This is a positive step,” said Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Senators Marsha Blackburn, Richard Blumenthal Voice Concerns about Inclusion of Huawei in Development of Next-Generation Spectrum Sharing Technologies

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – On Wednesday, June 5th, 2918, Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) wrote a letter to Patrick Shanahan, Acting Secretary of the Department of Defense, and Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, to voice concerns about the inclusion of Huawei in the development of next-generation sharing technology in a band of spectrum critical to national defense.

“For years, alarm bells have been ringing over concerns about Huawei, especially in regards to national security and economic competitiveness,” said Senator Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Senator Marsha Blackburn Introduces Campus Free Speech Resolution in the Senate

 

Senator Marsha Blackburn: First Amendment is in Danger on College Campuses

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – On Wednesday, June 5th, 2019, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) spoke on the Senate floor about her newly introduced resolution to encourage free speech and inclusive debate on college campuses.

“On the eve of National Higher Education day, I am introducing the Campus Free Speech Resolution of 2019. It’s a first step in restoring sanity to free speech for American college students,” said Senator Blackburn. “It recognizes that universities should protect the free and open exchange of ideas and that freedom of speech is worth protecting in a world increasingly hostile to democracy.”

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Senator Marsha Blackburn’s Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commemorative Coin Act Passes Senate by Unanimous Consent

 

The Legislation is Cosponsored By All 25 Women in the U.S. Senate

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – On Tuesday, May 4th, 2019 the Senate passed S. 1235, the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commemorative Coin Act by unanimous consent. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) introduced this legislation with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) on April 30th, 2019 to honor the centennial and the legacy of the suffragists with a commemorative coin minted by the U.S. Department of Treasury.

“The Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commemorative Coin will serve as a year-long reminder to keep sharing the stories that shape our history,” said Senator Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Senator Marsha Blackburn Leads Women’s Suffrage Commemorative Coin Act on 100th Anniversary of Nineteenth Amendment

 

Women’s Suffrage Movement

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – The United States Senate celebrates an important milestone in the Women’s Suffrage Movement this week. On June 4th, 1919, Congress passed the Nineteenth Amendment, granting women the right to vote. Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) cosponsored the Women’s Suffrage Commemorative Coin Act to create a coin remembering the suffragists who led the movement.

“The centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment is a rare moment to celebrate the milestone in American history that made it possible for women to finally have a voice in government,” said Senator Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Marsha Blackburn Report: This Week From Washington – June 2nd, 2019

 

Introduced: The Accountability for Care of Unaccompanied Alien Children Act

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Things are heating up here in Washington! Keep reading for a look at what I’ve been up to as May draws to a close. 

The human trafficking situation on our southern border is heartbreaking, and we have a responsibility to ensure children traveling alone are placed with responsible adults who will keep them out of harm’s way.

My new bill will hold government agencies accountable by ensuring every decision made keeps the child’s best interests in mind.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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