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Marsha Blackburn Report: This Week From Washington – June 23rd, 2019

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – This week, I focused my energy on the work we’re doing in the Senate to provide for our military, and our veterans.

Service men and women face increasingly sophisticated and lethal threats, and I’m leading the charge to ensure they are given the tools they need to fight the good fight overseas, and are taken care of when they return home.

Protecting Freedom For Our Next Generation

On Tuesday, I spoke on the Senate floor and told my colleagues that as we consider the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), we must recognize that our nation is faced with new, sophisticated threats. We must be prepared for both traditional as well as new emerging types of warfare.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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U.S. Senators Marsha Blackburn, Dianne Feinstein introduce Protecting Access to Lifesaving Screenings (PALS) Act of 2019

 

Bill to Improve Access to Lifesaving Breast Cancer Screenings

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – On Thursday, June 20th, 2019, S. 1936, the Protecting Access to Lifesaving Screenings (PALS) Act of 2019 was introduced by Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) to postpone recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) that would limit access to breast cancer screening for women in their 40s.

It would continue the moratorium on the USPSTF recommendations, which Congress has extended several times.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Tennessee Department of Health says Talk with your Health Care Provider about Breast Cancer Screening, Rick Factors

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Breast cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer death in women in the United States.

With nearly 4,700 new cases of breast cancer diagnosed in Tennessee every year, the Tennessee Department of Health encourages residents to talk with a health care provider on when to schedule their annual mammograms. Mammography screening should begin no later than age 50.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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