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Marsha Blackburn Report: This Week From Washington – January 26th, 2020

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – It’s been quite the week here in Washington! It’s finally the weekend, but here in the Senate, you wouldn’t know it.

We’ll be working six days a week until President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial comes to a close.

We’ve spent a lot of time over the past three days listening to the House Managers make their case – and I will tell you, they haven’t been too persuasive.

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Marsha Blackburn on Day One of Impeachment Trial

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – “First, the Democratic House impeachment managers told us the evidence against President Donald Trump was ‘overwhelming.’ Right after, we heard there wasn’t enough evidence, and we would need to allow additional testimony in order to get it.

“House Democrats had ample opportunity to seek testimony from the witnesses they are now requesting, but they decided instead to rush through their unsubstantiated articles of impeachment.”

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Senator Marsha Blackburn says Impeachment Trial is a Political Farce

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – House Democrats’ impeachment managers had one big goal yesterday: trying to quickly rewrite their own three-year narrative on impeachment.

“Chief revisionist Representative Adam Schiff, D-Calif., who chairs the House Intelligence Committee, began by asserting that the House Democrats have compiled evidence of high crimes and misdemeanors perpetrated by the president,” Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) writes for Fox News.

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Marsha Blackburn Report: USMCA is a Win for Tennessee Businesses

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – After over a year of delay tactics from the House Democrats, this week the Senate was finally able to pass the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement, which updates a trade deal that pre-dates the existence of mobile phones and will benefit Tennessee farmers, manufacturers and small business owners.

Tennessee already exports over $13.7 billion a year in goods and services to Canada and Mexico, and the USMCA will make it easier for Americans to do business with our neighbors.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Lamar Alexander says Tightened Restrictions on Fentanyl Will Save Thousands of Tennesseans

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) released the following statement on legislation that passed in the Senate to designate all forms of illegal fentanyl as Schedule 1 narcotics. 

“Last year, more Tennesseans died from opioid overdoses than were killed in car crashes. And the leading cause of these opioid related deaths was fentanyl – a synthetic opioid that is 50 times more potent than heroin,” Senator Alexander said. “The opioid crisis is ravaging Tennessee communities, and by designating all forms of illegal fentanyl as Schedule I controlled substances, this bill will save thousands of Tennessee lives.” 

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Marsha Blackburn says Their Day Job is Senator, Night Job is Presidential Candidate

 

Calls for Senators Warren, Sanders, Klobuchar and Bennet to Recuse Themselves from Senate Trial

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) spoke with Fox & Friends about her call for the four Senators running for president to recuse themselves from the Senate impeachment trial.

“They should recuse themselves. There is precedent,” said Senator Blackburn. “This came up in 1868 in the Andrew Johnson impeachment…. These individuals should say ‘Look, we’re spending millions of dollars to defeat this guy, and we don’t want him to be president.’ I do not think it is possible to fulfill their oath of impartiality if they are going to be running against him when they’re not sitting in the chamber.”

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Marsha Blackburn Calls for Recusal of Democrat Presidential Candidates from the Impeachment Process

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – On Wednesday, January 15th, 2020, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) gave the following statement regarding the participation of the four Senators running for president in the Senate impeachment trial.

“Tomorrow, one hundred United States Senators will be sworn in to serve in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. Four of those Senators must recuse themselves for their unparalleled political interest in seeing this President removed from office,” Senator Blackburn said.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Marsha Blackburn, Jacky Rosen Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Support American Manufacturing Jobs

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Today, Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 U.S. Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Jacky Rosen (D-NV) both members of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee’s Subcommittee on Manufacturing, Trade, and Consumer Protection – announced the introduction of the Advanced Manufacturing Jobs in America Act, bipartisan legislation that would help to fill the gap between the growth of advanced manufacturing jobs, and individuals qualified with the unique skill set to fill those positions.

The bill has been referred to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, of which Rosen is also a member. Bipartisan companion legislation is being introduced in the House by Congresswoman Norma Torres (D-CA) and Congressman Phil Roe (R-TN).

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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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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Marsha Blackburn, Bipartisan Senators to FCC: Tackle Rural Broadband Prior to 5G Expansion

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – On Thursday, January 9th, 2020, Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Joe Manchin (D-W.V.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Jon Tester (D-Mont.), and John Kennedy (R-La.) sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai urging the FCC to take proper precautions to ensure that the 5G fund realizes its potential without expanding the digital divide.

“While 5G implementation is vital to our continued growth and prosperity, we must remain cognizant of the fact that 23% of rural Tennessee communities remain unserved or underserved,” Senator Blackburn said.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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