Washington, D.C. – NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine was joined Friday by U.S. Representatives Mo Brooks and Robert Aderholt of Alabama and Scott DesJarlais of Tennessee at the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, to announce the center’s new role leading the agency’s Human Landing System Program for its return to the Moon by 2024.
“Marshall Space Flight Center is the birthplace of America’s space program. It was Marshall scientists and engineers who designed, built, tested, and helped launch the giant Saturn V rocket that carried astronauts on the Apollo missions to the Moon,” Brooks said.
Washington, D.C. – Today, August 5th, 2019, U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio:
“The mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton were horrific tragedies perpetrated by evil individuals, and I condemn all forms of hate and hateful acts of any kind. The actions of law enforcement officers and first responders in stopping both shooters saved lives and allowed the wounded to get immediate care.
Washington, D.C. – Washington’s spending habit is counterproductive. Common sense tells us, don’t treat taxpayer dollars like Monopoly money, and that’s why on Thursday, I voted against bloated, inefficient and wasteful federal spending.
Tennesseans rightly worry that the closure of rural hospitals will leave them without access to health care. My Rural Health Agenda comes directly at the request of small town mayors and community leaders, and fills gaps left by hospital closures. It ensures quality care is accessible closer to home for rural Tennesseans by targeting areas that need improvement.
Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, July 18th, 2019, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) spoke on the Senate floor about the bipartisan BROWSER Act and the dangers of FaceApp ahead of the first Senate Judiciary Tech Task Force meeting she is leading this afternoon.
“A quick scroll through an average Instagram feed this morning revealed post after post of artificially-aged faces—all thanks to FaceApp, who now owns those images, and can do whatever they like with them,” said Senator Blackburn. “Don’t mistake that recklessness for trust. Ask anyone who downloaded that app last night how they feel about it this afternoon.”
Washington, D.C. – We continue to hear about the crisis at our southern border. As the situation becomes more and more dire, it is important that both sides of the aisle work together on solving this issue.
On Friday, the Vice President Mike Pence and members of the Senate Judiciary Committee saw firsthand the work being done to secure our border. We spoke with border patrol officers, toured the McAllen Border Patrol Station, and spoke with detained migrants. What the cartels are telling them in Central America, or any of the other 60 countries where individuals have arrived from, is not what happens when they arrive on U.S. soil.
Washington, D.C. – Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) spoke on the Senate floor about protecting our country’s freedom for Independence Day.
Remarks as Prepared.
Thank you, Mister President.
In 1826, a very old and feeble John Adams received a group of Quincy, Massachusetts town leaders who were seeking his help in planning an anniversary celebration of the Declaration of Independence. They wanted Adams to pen a toast to be read at the event. Imagine their surprise when Adams left them with just two words:
Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, June 27th, 2019, U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) introduced S. 2017, the Federal Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Act of 2019 to stop female genital mutilation (FGM) and ensure successful future prosecution of those who perpetuate this practice.
This legislation is cosponsored by Senators Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), Martha McSally (R-Ariz.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.V.), and Deb Fischer (R-Neb.).
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
Washington, 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.
Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, June 8th, 2019, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) joined Fox News’ Neil Cavuto to discuss her trip to the border in El Paso, Texas, on Friday to meet with Customs and Border Patrol officials.
Senator Blackburn also discussed how Congress should assess the size of big tech companies.
“The fact that Mexico is going to put their National Guard throughout the country, but primarily on that Southern border, and then again at the U.S.-Mexico border to stop this flow….This is a positive step,” said Blackburn.
Senators Marsha Blackburn, Richard Blumenthal Voice Concerns about Inclusion of Huawei in Development of Next-Generation Spectrum Sharing Technologies
Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday, June 5th, 2918, Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) wrote a letter to Patrick Shanahan, Acting Secretary of the Department of Defense, and Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, to voice concerns about the inclusion of Huawei in the development of next-generation sharing technology in a band of spectrum critical to national defense.
“For years, alarm bells have been ringing over concerns about Huawei, especially in regards to national security and economic competitiveness,” said Senator Blackburn.
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