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Marsha Blackburn Report: Targeted Relief for Businesses

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Law enforcement officers put their lives on the line to keep our communities safe. But over the past several months, putting on a blue uniform has turned these brave men and women into targets.

I joined my colleagues in introducing legislation to make it a federal offense to obstruct any personnel or emergency vehicles responding to an emergency.

I also joined legislation to enact federal penalties for individuals who deliberately target local, state, or federal law enforcement officers.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Marsha Blackburn Report: FBI Spying on Trump Campaign

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – At this week’s Senate Judiciary hearing, I asked the FBI’s Inspector General Michael Horowitz why the nation’s most elite law enforcement abused its surveillance powers under FISA to spy on an American citizen who was a member of President Donald Trump’s campaign. The report was the first look into the surveillance state at work.

Next, the Senate will look at an even bigger picture of what happened at the FBI, at other intelligence agencies, and around the world in a new report from U.S. Attorney John Durham, which has broader investigative authority. 

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Marsha Blackburn Report: Advocating for Basic Privacy Safeguards

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Almost every moment of our lives is conducted in the digital sphere, from sending emails to paying rent. Implementing basic privacy safeguards, like allowing users to opt in to the collection of sensitive data, puts Americans in control of their information.

“At the Senate Commerce hearing, I proposed my BROWSER Act as the best path to safeguarding consumers’ privacy,” states U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Senator Marsha Blackburn Discusses TikTok’s Policy Change, Data Privacy

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – This evening, Wednesday, December 4th, 2019, U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) spoke with Bloomberg Technology to discuss her concerns regarding youth use of TikTok, as well as her questions at today’s Senate Commerce hearing on “Examining Legislative Proposals to Protect Consumer Data Privacy,”

On TikTok’s Decision to Raise the Minimum Age for In-App Purchases: “I am pleased that they have changed the age. That is an important first step. Having these children streaming these videos, buying these emojis that can be converted to cash by the recipients, it is just inappropriate.”

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Marsha Blackburn Discusses TikTok’s Threat to Child Online Safety on Axios Podcast

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) discussed Chinese-owned TikTok’s threats to children’s online safety, as well as her privacy legislation, the BROWSER Act, on Axios’s Pro Rata podcast with Dan Primack this week.

TikTok is a popular social media video app targeted toward American youth under age 18. 

Senator Blackburn leads the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Tech Task Force.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Marsha Blackburn Report: This Week From Washington – September 29th, 2019

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – This week House Democrats gathered to announce their intention to begin formal impeachment inquiries against President Donald Trump. The announcement was the culmination of a three-year witch hunt that started with a grudge they’ve held against the president since their chosen candidate failed to win the 2016 election.

Caring For Our Veterans: Our brave men and women risked their lives to protect this nation and deserve the care and support necessary to address the long-term health effects from exposure to harmful environments, such as burn pits.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Marsha Blackburn: Tech Platforms Need an Objective Cop on the Beat

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Today, Wednesday, September 25th, 2019, U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) spoke on the Senate floor about the responsibility of tech companies to police extremist content on their platforms while also protecting free speech.

To watch the Senator’s full remarks, click below or HERE.

Remarks As Prepared: Thank you, Madam President.

The internet and social media platforms have transformed the way humans communicate. Correspondence that just a few years ago would have taken paper, pen, and postage, is now sent and received with the click of a mouse.

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Senator Marsha Blackburn says Big Tech Companies Have Gotten Filthy Rich Off Of Your Data

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – On Thursday, July 25th, 2019, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) spoke with Fox Business, Bloomberg and Yahoo Finance about the Tech Task Force she is leading in the Senate Judiciary Committee. Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) named Senator Blackburn Chairman of the Tech Task Force, with Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) serving as co-chair.

The Tech Task Force will meet periodically to discuss tech industry issues, including privacy, data security, censorship, antitrust and competition. 

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Marsha Blackburn Report: Safeguarding The Virtual You

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) asked me to chair the Judiciary Committee’s Tech Task Force, and I was honored to lead our first meeting on Thursday. We heard from executives at Snap, Inc., Match Group, Salesforce and Mozilla.

The Task Force will meet regularly to hold roundtable discussions that focus on privacy, data security, antitrust, competition, prioritization, censorship and other issues as they arise. Keeping our families safe online is a bipartisan issue, and I’m pleased Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) has agreed to co-chair the Tech Task Force with me. 

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Senator Marsha Blackburn Holds First Judiciary Committee Tech Task Force Meeting

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – On Thursday, July 18th, 2019, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) convened the first Senate Judiciary Committee Tech Task Force to tackle tech industry issues on privacy, data security, censorship, antitrust and competition.

Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) named Senator Blackburn Chairman of the Tech Task Force, with Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) serving as co-chair.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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