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Marsha Blackburn Report: This Week From Washington – February 23rd, 2020

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – More than 118 rural hospitals have shut their doors in the past ten years, leaving huge gaps in care for communities in need. In Tennessee alone, we’ve lost eleven rural hospitals and I’m concerned more closures may be on the horizon. 

At the National Rural Health Association’s annual conference, I discussed my bipartisan Rural Health Agenda, which will expand rural health clinics and rural health departments, attract doctors and other health care professionals to rural areas, and jumpstart the use of telemedicine.

U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn speaks at the National Rural Health Association’s annual conference.

U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn speaks at the National Rural Health Association’s annual conference.

Thank you to everyone at the NRHA for recognizing me with their legislative award for my dedication to rural health. 

Spending time with our state officials helps me determine how we can best support issues Tennesseans care about.

At the State Capitol, we discussed how to best support our veterans, build better roads, and improve access to rural health care and broadband. 

Standing in the Nashville federal court house, I witnessed dozens of new Americans raise their right hands and swear an Oath of Allegiance to the United States of America.

Dolly Parton and U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn

Dolly Parton and U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn

Dolly Parton is a true legend and country music icon, and I’m so grateful for her hard work on behalf of Tennesseans. 

It was great to welcome the new Consul-General of Japan in Nashville, Ms. Kayoko Fukushima.

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.  

Be sure to follow my work on behalf of Tennesseans on social media

Facebook: facebook.com/marshablackburn
Twitter: @MarshaBlackburn
Instagram: @MarshaBlackburn

 

My Best,

Marsha


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