Topic: Marsha Blackburn
Washington, D.C. – Earlier today, Thursday, October 17th, 2019, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) joined Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) in announcing sanctions legislation against Turkey. Senator Blackburn gave this statement following the announcement of a negotiated ceasefire.
“Without reservation, I lend my wholehearted support to this bipartisan, comprehensive sanctions legislation that holds Turkey, its leadership, and its military accountable for its atrocities,” said Senator Blackburn.
Washington, D.C. – Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) spoke on the Senate floor this evening to congratulate the singers and songwriters who have been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame this year: Kix Brooks, Ronnie Dunn, Ray Stevens, and Jerry Bradley.
To watch the Senator’s remarks click below or Here.
Remarks As Prepared
Thank you, Madam President.
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.
Nashville, TN – Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) gave this statement following the announcement that the Army has decided to increase heavy lift capacity within the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell:
“What a win for Fort Campbell. This long-sought activation will bring 12 Chinooks and 200 military personnel to our state. Most importantly, it will increase the ability of the Screamin’ Eagles to ‘fight tonight’ in this new era of Great Power Competition. Tennessee is fortunate to have this great military installation in the Volunteer State!”
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.
Marsha Blackburn, Richard Blumenthal Call for Full Funding of Programs to Prevent Child Exploitation
Washington, D.C. – Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) wrote today to Senate appropriators to request increased funding for missing and exploited children programs in the appropriations bill currently before Congress.
The letter follows a recent report finding that over 45 million online images and videos were flagged as child sexual abuse last year, and that images are increasing exponentially in number, becoming more extreme, and featuring increasingly younger victims.
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.
Memphis, TN – Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) joined U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson, Congressman David Kustoff (TN-08) and State Senator Brian Kelsey (District 31) to tour the brand new Union Row development in Memphis. This project was made possible by Opportunity Zone incentives enacted as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.
“Union Row is a perfect example of how this administration’s pro-growth policies are directly impacting communities here in Tennessee,” said Senator Blackburn. “I appreciated the opportunity to welcome Secretary Carson to our state to celebrate the largest redevelopment project ever to come to the city of Memphis.”
Washington, D.C. – Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) Friday, September 4th wrote to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) urging it not to take any steps to weaken existing rules under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).
The Senators sent their letter following the Commission’s announcement that it will begin an ahead-of-schedule review of the COPPA Rule, as well as its request for public comment on potential updates to current children’s privacy protections.
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