Washington, D.C. – I’ve had quite the week catching up with folks in fourteen different counties, all across our great state. Traveling hundreds of miles has allowed me to connect with Tennesseans and hear what’s on their minds.
My fellow Tennesseans have made one thing crystal clear: they are sick and tired of the partisan charades going on in Washington. It was refreshing to hear from local leaders about the real issues our communities are facing, as opposed to the latest outrage overtaking Washington.
Washington, D.C. – “When President Trump took office in 2017, he promised the American people that he would clean up Washington’s regulatory overreach. He pledged to make government accountable to the people. And he has made good on his promises by driving the largest deregulation effort since President Reagan took office over 30 years ago,” Acting White House Management and Budget Director Russ Vought writes for Fox News.
Nashville, TN – Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) gave the following statement on the news that Turkey has launched an offensive military operation in northern Syria:
“For years, American forces, including Tennessee’s own elite 5th Group out of Fort Campbell, have stood alongside our Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Global Coalition partners to provide safety and security to Syria. Each time the possibility of American withdrawal from the region has been presented, I have called for a second look at the impacts of such a decision.
Nashville, TN – This morning, Tuesday, October 8th, 2019, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) joined Fox News’ America’s Newsroom as the “Headliner” to discuss the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria and the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry with Bill Hemmer and Sandra Smith.
Senator Blackburn serves on the Senate Judiciary and Armed Services Committees.
Washington, D.C. – In Memphis Friday, October 4th, 2019, I joined Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson to tour the brand new Union Row development. This is the largest redevelopment project ever in the city of Memphis, and was made possible by Opportunity Zones which were enacted in the Republican-passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.
Caring For Our Servicewomen: Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women. To kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a bipartisan group of my Senate colleagues and I called upon the U.S. Department of Defense to expand and improve screening coverage for female service members and veterans. Providing superior care to our service members should be a top priority for our country. Learn more here.
Washington, D.C. – Just last week, in a single day, President Trump signed a historic Japanese trade deal in New York as a White House-led team negotiated a radical reform of the Universal Postal Union in Geneva,” White House Director of Trade and Manufacturing Policy Peter Navarro writes for Fox Business.
“Together, these two quintessentially Trump deals will net American farmers, manufacturers and workers billions of dollars and create thousands of jobs.” Click here to read more.
Washington, D.C. – Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) joined Fox News’ The Next Revolution with Steve Hilton as a panelist on Sunday to discuss the Democrats’ unsubstantiated impeachment inquiry.
On the Democrats’ Repeated Efforts to Impeach the President
“They tried it in 2017. They couldn’t get the floor vote. They tried it in 2018. They couldn’t get the floor vote. Mueller was to be [the silver bullet]. They couldn’t get that to work. They tried it earlier this year and it didn’t work and so here we are…. They’re wanting to prove that something nefarious was done…. This is their Mueller do-over.”
Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) joined the set of Fox News’ The Next Revolution with Steve Hilton for an hour-long, wide-ranging discussion on Huawei, China, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement and more.
“In China, you do not know where the military ends and the commerce sector begins… Should we be blocking Huawei across the board? Absolutely… They are setting up their foundation for cyber warfare, which they fully believe is the way they are going to move to dominance.”
Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs exists to serve those who have served our country.
When I heard veterans, who rely on caregivers, were arbitrarily cut from receiving benefits, I knew we had to take action to ensure they receive the best possible care.
Senator Gary Peters (D-Mich.) and I introduced bipartisan legislation to address this issue.
Washington, 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.
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