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Senator Marsha Blackburn Questions DHS-ICE $86.9 Million Hotel Contract After Questionable IRS Tax Filings

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) is demanding answers after Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) awarded the Texas-based nonprofit Endeavors a $86.9 million contract to house about 1,200 illegal immigrant family members in hotel rooms.

Endeavors past IRS financial disclosures show that in 2018, it spent almost half of its funding on salaries.

In 2018, the nonprofit brought in over $38 million in contributions and grants. 

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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President Donald Trump Signs Legislation into law to End Surprise Medical Billing

 

The legislation also Finishes Simplifying the FAFSA, Strengthen Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and Restore Pell Grants for Incarcerated Students

U.S. SenateMaryville, TN – President Donald J. Trump has signed into law the government funding legislation that included U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander’s (R-Tenn.) bipartisan, bicameral proposal that holds patients harmless from surprise bills and resolves payment disputes between providers and insurers.

The legislation signed into law also includes Alexander’s bipartisan higher education proposals, which significantly simplifies the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by reducing its 108 questions to a maximum of 36 questions, restores the ability for incarcerated individuals to get a Pell Grant, reinstates Pell Grant eligibility for students who have been defrauded, forgives the outstanding debt of Historically Black Colleges and Universities that received loans under the federal HBCU Capital Financing Loan Program, and removes certain unnecessary regulations and aid limitations on institutions of higher education and students.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Marsha Blackburn Report: Safely Re-Opening America

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – This week, President Donald Trump appointed a congressional task force to provide counsel on the re-opening of America. Since the day COVID-19 Coronavirus reached our shores, President Donald Trump’s resolve to defeat it has not wavered.

His administration has worked day and night to identify the most effective ways to keep the American people safe, from supplying health care workers with needed equipment to aiding small business owners through a volatile economic period. 

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Marsha Blackburn Report: More COVID-19 Resources

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – This Easter Sunday, we’ll be praying from our living rooms rather than from the church pews, but that’s alright, because the Lord is always with us. Remember Matthew 18:20: For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

It’s a somber time, but glimmers of hope still shine through. According to researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, social distancing efforts are helping to slow Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection rates. New testing machines that can detect the coronavirus in as little as five minutes arrived in Tennessee this week.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance warns of COVID-19/Economic Impact Payment Scams

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will begin distributing Coronavirus (COVID-19) Economic Impact Payments in the next few weeks.

Ahead of the arrival of those payments, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) Securities Division joins the IRS – Criminal Investigation and the United States Attorney’s Office in the Middle District of Tennessee to warn Tennessee taxpayers to be alert about possible scams relating to these payments as well as other malicious attempts to defraud people relating to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Marsha Blackburn Report: COVID-19 Resource Guide

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – I continue to pray for the health and safety of each and every American. We are going through an uncertain time in our nation’s history, but America will soon come roaring back to life. We’ve come through hard times before, and we can do it again!

Whether you are a small business owner, farmer, songwriter, or gig worker, federal, state, and local authorities have resources available to help bridge the gap caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Senator Marsha Blackburn Releases Coronavirus Resource Guide for Tennesseans

 

U.S. SenateNashville, TN – Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) has released the following Coronavirus (COVID-19) resource guide for Tennesseans.

Our Tennessee Workforce: Have you recently been laid off, or has a reduction in compensation made it difficult to make ends meet?

Visit the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development website to file for Unemployment Insurance and other forms of assistance: https://www.tn.gov/workforce/unemployment/apply-for-benefits.html.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Representative Mark Green visits 101st Airborne Soldiers at the United States-Mexico Border

 

U.S. house of RepresentativesWashington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mark Green visited soldiers from Fort Campbell’s own 101st Airborne Division 3rd Brigade Combat Team at the United States-Mexico border last Friday.

While in El Paso, Representative Green met leadership from the 3rd Brigade and fellow soldiers from the 7th District of Tennessee. He also toured various operations centers at Fort Bliss as well as sections of the U.S.-Mexico border where Rakkasans are stationed.

U.S. Representative Mark Green

U.S. Representative Mark Green

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Lamar Alexander says President Donald Trump, Congress Give Christmas Present to Historically Black Colleges and 20 Million Students Who Fill Out FAFSA Each Year

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – U.S. Senate education committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said that President Donald Trump and Congress have delivered a Christmas present for millions of students and families after President Trump signed bipartisan legislation into law that included an amendment by Alexander and Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.) that simplifies the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form that 20 million families, including 8 million minority students, fill out every year to qualify for federal student aid.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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House Passes Lamar Alexander, Patty Murray Bill to Simplify Federal Student Aid Application Form

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives today passed bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senate Education Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) that simplifies the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form that 20 million American families, including 8 million minority students, fill out every year to qualify for federal student aid.

The legislation also permanently reauthorizes and provides $255 million in annual mandatory funding for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and other Minority Serving Institutions and eliminates the bureaucratic verification nightmare for most students.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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