Washington, D.C. – The attacks on September 11th, 2001, reminded Americans that our country is not immune to the threat of terror. But, in the days that followed, the American people proved that a united nation is stronger than a divided one.
On the 18th anniversary of 9/11, my Senate colleagues and I spoke on the Senate floor to honor the memory of the victims and heroes of that tragic day. May we never forget their lives nor the renewed spirit of patriotism and unity that helped rebuild this great country to become stronger than ever.
Never Forget: September 11th, 2001
Update: Senate Judiciary’s Tech Task Force
American consumers are asking for more control over their presence online — they want to manage their ‘Virtual You’. At Thursday’s Tech Task Force meeting, we spoke with representatives from Airbnb, Lyft and Freewheel about privacy policies that build consumer trust.
We also heard from privacy experts who pushed for greater data portability and interoperability, which would be beneficial to startups and consumers. Learn more here.
New Bill: The End Child Trafficking Now Act
This week, Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and I introduced the End Child Trafficking Now Act. This legislation seeks to protect children at the border from falling victim to human trafficking. All adults accompanied by minors at a port of entry who lack sufficient legal documentation would be required to take a DNA test to substantiate their familial connection.
By confirming a familial connection, we can determine whether the child was brought across the border by an adult with nefarious intentions.
Angel Mom and Angel Family Visits D.C.
At Tennessee Tuesday this week, I welcomed Wendy Corcoran, whose husband DJ is a Captain with the Knoxville Fire Department. The Corcoran’s son, Pierce, was tragically killed by an illegal immigrant late last year. The grief the Corcorans have endured is one no family should ever have to experience.
CYMI: Senator Blackburn In The News
In China, you do not know where the military ends and the commerce sector begins. On Fox News’ The Next Revolution with Steve Hilton, I explained why state-run technology company Huawei should be blocked from doing business in the U.S.
I also told Steve Hilton how the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement will provide us with fairer trade and freer markets. It is a win for American workers, manufacturers, farmers and ranchers.
On Thursday, I joined Outnumbered Overtime on Fox News to weigh in on the gun debate in Washington. I told Harris Faulkner that keeping Americans safe is my top priority. Congress and the administration agree: it is time to examine how we address gun violence and mental illness.
Stay In Touch
As a reminder, you can reach any of my six offices in Tennessee to share a concern or request assistance with a federal agency. The phone number for my Washington D.C. office is 202.224.3344, the same number previously used by Senators Bob Corker and Bill Frist.
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