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Marsha Blackburn Report: Supporting Tennessee Recovery Efforts

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – The Volunteer State is no stranger to extreme flooding and tornados, but last month’s severe weather was historic in its devastation of roads, homes, and businesses.

In response, I led the Tennessee delegation in a letter to the White House supporting Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s request for a Major Disaster Declaration to address the deadly storms that occurred between March 25th and April 3rd, 2021.

I urged President Joe Biden to approve Governor Lee’s declaration and swiftly provide Tennessee with the federal resources necessary to rebuild.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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President Joe Biden’s Executive Order on Supporting the Reopening, Continuing Operation of Schools, Early Childhood Education Providers

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, to ensure that students receive a high-quality education during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19 Coronavirus) pandemic, and to support the safe reopening and continued operation of schools, child care providers, Head Start programs, and institutions of higher education, it is hereby ordered as follows:  

Section 1.  Policy.  Every student in America deserves a high-quality education in a safe environment.  This promise, which was already out of reach for too many, has been further threatened by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

United States President Joe Biden.

United States President Joe Biden.

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Donald Trump is Strengthening Border Security, Keeping Violent Criminals. Illegal Drugs Out of United States

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – “Anyone who cares about establishing an orderly immigration system and ending the flow of illegal drugs, violent criminals and human traffickers coming across our southern border should take heart from the undeniable fact that President Donald Trump’s administration is winning the fight for border security,” National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd writes for Fox News.

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Marsha Blackburn Report: 95 County Virtual Tour

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – During my first year in the Senate, I traveled to every single county in Tennessee and met with local and state community leaders. This year has been chock full of adjustments to our everyday lives, but my commitment to hearing from constituents will never change.

In light of all the new social distancing rules, I’ve taken my 95 county tour online! These virtual roundtables have given me the opportunity to hear firsthand from every single county on how Washington can best serve their needs. 

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn Applauds New Rural Health Initiative

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – On Tuesday, August 1st, 2020, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together on the Rural Telehealth Initiative, a joint effort to collaborate and share information to address health disparities, resolve service provider challenges, and promote broadband services and technology to rural areas in America.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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President Donald Trump Is Unleashing America’s 5G Potential

 

President Donald J. Trump

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – President Donald Trump is taking decisive action to release more spectrum for commercial use, strengthening the United States’ leadership in 5G communications.

At the President’s direction, the Administration announced that 100 megahertz of contiguous, coast-to-coast mid-band spectrum will be made available for commercial 5G deployment. This spectrum will give Americans access to the greatest 5G networks in the world, leading to cutting-edge innovation, economic prosperity, and strong national security.

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

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Marsha Blackburn, Roger Wicker, Shelley Capito, Introduce Bill to Accelerate Deployment of Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Broadband Networks

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.V., and Marsha Blackburn, R-Tennessee, has released the following statements upon introduction of the Accelerating Broadband Connectivity (ABC) Act of 2020.

This legislation would expedite the deployment of broadband service by creating a fund to be used by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to incentivize winning bidders of the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) auction to complete their buildout obligations on a shorter timeline.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Representative Mark Green Urges FCC to Grant Temporary Waiver Protecting Exercise of Religious Freedom

 

U.S. House of RepresentativesWashington, D.C. – Today, Tuesday, June 16th, 2020, U.S. Representative Mark Green sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai urging the FCC to grant houses of worship a temporary waiver to use long-range FM transmitters without fear of harsh government fines.

Representative Green said, “During the coronavirus pandemic, America’s communities of faith have sought innovative ways to gather without putting their members at risk. Some houses of worship have even held ‘drive-in’ services using FM transmitters. For houses of worship to do this, they must be able to operate without the fear of heavy penalties threatening their services.”

U.S. Representative Mark Green

U.S. Representative Mark Green

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President Donald Trump’s Executive Order on Preventing Online Censorship

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1.  Policy.  Free speech is the bedrock of American democracy.  Our Founding Fathers protected this sacred right with the First Amendment to the Constitution.  The freedom to express and debate ideas is the foundation for all of our rights as a free people.

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

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The Blackburn Report: Iran’s Qasem Soleimani Was A Terrorist

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – The world is a safer place without terrorist Qasem Soleimani. Soleimani was a ruthless terrorist with the blood of Americans on his hands.

For eight months, Iran has engaged in increasingly violent attacks against United States interests in the region, while President Donald Trump has responded through economic and diplomatic means.

President Trump’s maximum pressure campaign has now put the ball in Iran’s court.

We thank our brave service members, including those at Fort Campbell, for protecting our great nation.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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