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Marsha Blackburn Report: Supporting Military Families

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – The United States Armed Forces are made up of not only brave men and women in uniform, but also the families at home who support them during their service. For spouses frequently moving across state lines, keeping up with state-level professional licensing regulations can be a near-impossible task.

That’s why I introduced the Military Spouse Licensing Relief Act, which is an essential piece of bipartisan legislation to remove bureaucratic red tape and support our nation’s heroes.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Austin Peay State University Women’s Golf in the Top Five at OVC Championships

 

APSU Women's GolfOwens Crossroads, AL – For 17 of the 18 holes which comprised Sunday’s first round of the 2021 Ohio Valley Conference Women’s Golf Championships, the Austin Peay State University (APSU) women’s golf team was among the very best teams in the field as play began.

Austin Peay State University Women's Golf junior Shelby Darnell is in fifth place at OVC Championships. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University Women’s Golf junior Shelby Darnell is in fifth place at OVC Championships. (APSU Sports Information)

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Tennessee Unemployment rate has slight uptick in March

 

Tennessee Adds Over 15,000 Jobs to the Economy in March

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – In March, Tennessee employers had the most people on their payrolls since the start of the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic one year ago. Despite the increase in job creation during the month, the state did experience a slight increase in overall unemployment.

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APSU Softball takes down Tennessee State, 4-0

 

APSU SoftballClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) softball pitchers Shelby Harpe and Jordan Benefiel combined to throw a three-hit shutout for the Govs in its Ohio Valley Conference series finale versus Tennessee State, Sunday at Cathi Maynard Park-Cheryl Holt Field, as the Govs defeated the Tigers, 4-0.

Austin Peay State University Softball shuts out Tennessee State 4-0, Sunday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University Softball shuts out Tennessee State 4-0, Sunday. (APSU Sports Information)

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President Joe Biden’s statement on House Passage of Paycheck Fairness Act

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – I applaud the House of Representatives for passing the Paycheck Fairness Act.

Closing the gender pay gap is more than just an economic imperative — it’s a moral imperative as well. Twelve years ago, when President Obama and I came into office, the very first law that we enacted was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.

United States President Joe Biden.

United States President Joe Biden.

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Austin Peay State University ROTC Ranger Challenge team finishes Sandhurst competition 29th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) ROTC Ranger Challenge team finished 29th of 44 teams competing at Sandhurst, the world’s premier international academy military skills competition.

The Austin Peay State University ROTC Ranger Challenge team during the 2021 competition. (APSU)

The Austin Peay State University ROTC Ranger Challenge team during the 2021 competition. (APSU)

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Marsha Blackburn, Mike Lee, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Help Military Families

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) introduced the Military Spouse Licensing Relief Act, bipartisan legislation that would give military spouses with valid professional licenses in one state reciprocity in the state where their spouse is currently serving on military orders.

The bill is co-sponsored by Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), John Boozman (R-Ark.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Rand Paul (R-Ky.), John Thune (R-S.D.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Cynthia Lummis (R-Wy.), John Hoeven (R-N.D.), Mitt Romney (R-Utah), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Roger Wicker (R-Miss), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), and Jim Risch (R-Idaho). Rep. Mike Garcia (R-Calif.) has introduced companion legislation in the House.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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APSU Beach Volleyball defeats Eastern Kentucky, loses to Chattanooga at Jacksonville State Tournament

 

APSU Women's VolleyballAnniston, AL – The Austin Peay State University beach volleyball team split a doubleheader on its first day of play at the Jacksonville State beach volleyball event, the Governors beat Eastern Kentucky, 4-1, and fell to Chattanooga, 3-2, Saturday at the McClellan’s Volleyball Complex.

Austin Peay State University Beach Volleyball beats Eastern Kentucky 4-1 before falling later to Chattanooga 3-2 at the Jacksonville State Tournament. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University Beach Volleyball beats Eastern Kentucky 4-1 before falling later to Chattanooga 3-2 at the Jacksonville State Tournament. (APSU Sports Information)

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Nashville Zoo announces birth of Three Caracal Kittens

 

Nashville ZooNashville, TN – Nashville Zoo is happy to announce the birth of three caracal kittens on April 11th, 2021. The two males and one female were born to Marula (mother) and Baobab (father), one of two pairs of caracals living in a behind-the-scenes area of the Zoo.

The kittens are being hand-reared by the Zoo’s veterinary and carnivore teams for eventual close-up experiences with zoo visitors. Guests can see the newborns at the HCA Healthcare Veterinary Center daily from 9:00am to 4:00pm.

Feeding will be at 10:00am and 2:00pm.

Nashville Zoo's Caracal Kittens. (Kate Johns)

Nashville Zoo’s Caracal Kittens. (Kate Johns)

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Austin Peay State University ROTC Ranger Challenge team continues Sandhurst competition

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – After one day of competition at Sandhurst, the world’s premier international academy military skills competition, Austin Peay’s ROTC Ranger Challenge team is in 28th place of 44 teams competing.

Austin Peay State University’s ROTC Ranger Challenge team competes during Day 1 of the Sandhurst competition. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University’s ROTC Ranger Challenge team competes during Day 1 of the Sandhurst competition. (APSU)

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