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Marsha Blackburn, Edward Markey Introduce Bill Prioritizing Release of Political Prisoners in Burma

 

Bill requires Secretary of State to take further action to end detaining of political prisoners and promote free expression

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. –  On Wednesday, July 10th, 2019, Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today introduced bipartisan legislation that advocates for the release of political prisoners and prisoners of conscience in Burma.

Despite a campaign pledge that the National League for Democracy (NLD) “would not arrest anyone as political prisoners,” it has failed to fulfill this promise since its historic electoral victory in the 2015 parliamentary elections.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Marsha Blackburn says Sex Predators Thrive On Social Media

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – On Tuesday, July 9ht, 2019, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) spoke at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on “Protecting Innocence in a Digital World” about the dangers posed by social media to children.

“[Jeffrey Epstein’s] case serves as a warning that predators really do lurk,” said Senator Blackburn. “They lurk in every corner of society, whether it’s the rich and the powerful or the poor and depraved.”

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Marsha Blackburn interview on Fox News, We Must Protect Americans’ Security Online

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – On Sunday, July 7th, 2019, U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) joined Charles Payne on set for an exclusive interview on Fox News’ Sunday Morning Futures.

On Social Media Privacy

“Now, you have the virtual space underpinning literally every industry and so much of Americans’ transactional life. They want to make sure their, as I say, their ‘Virtual You’ is protected.”

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Marsha Blackburn to Snapchat: Protect Children from Sexual Predators

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – On Monday, July 8th, 2019, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) urged the CEO of Snap, Evan Spiegel, to take action to protect children from sexual predators and being exposed to explicit adult content while using Snapchat.

“In 2019, our children are living an unprecedented amount of their young lives online,” said Senator Blackburn. “Snap must be transparent with users about the steps they take to ensure their application is used responsibly and not taken advantage of by those who wish to do innocent children harm.”

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Marsha Blackburn Report: Freedoms We Cherish

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Freedom is the one guiding principle that can never steer a lawmaker wrong. At Tennessee Tuesday last week, Senator Lamar Alexander and I discussed what freedom means to us and asked Tennesseans visiting D.C. to give their take. Watch below for a special Independence Day video!

My colleagues and I had a deeply “philosophical” debate about our favorite July 4th treats. I shared with them what all Tennesseans know — or rather, should know: Tennessee has the best barbecue, A hot dog is a sandwich and Abigail Adams is our favorite Founding Mother.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Marsha Blackburn, David Perdue, Colleagues Encourage Trump Administration to Avoid Another Continuing Resolution

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – On Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) joined Senator David Perdue (R-Ga.) and Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) to encourage Trump Administration officials to reach consensus with congressional leaders on a two-year budget deal to fully fund the military.

In a letter to Acting Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Russ Vought, Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, the senators caution that another continuing resolution (CR) would devastate the United States military, delay the implementation of the President’s National Defense Strategy (NDS), and increase costs.

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Marsha Blackburn states Freedom Reveals Itself in the Lives, Actions of Every American

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) spoke on the Senate floor about protecting our country’s freedom for Independence Day.

Remarks as Prepared.

Thank you, Mister President.

In 1826, a very old and feeble John Adams received a group of Quincy, Massachusetts town leaders who were seeking his help in planning an anniversary celebration of the Declaration of Independence. They wanted Adams to pen a toast to be read at the event. Imagine their surprise when Adams left them with just two words:

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Marsha Blackburn Joins Schumer, Cotton, Colleagues to Announce Senate Passage of Fentanyl Sanctions Act

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) joined Senators Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) in announcing the passage of the Fentanyl Sanctions Act as part of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020, which passed the Senate yesterday by a vote of 86-8.

The Fentanyl Sanctions Act would hold China and other countries accountable for their commitments to crack down on producers and traffickers of fentanyl and other deadly synthetic opioids, pushing China’s government to honor their commitment to enforce new laws declaring all fentanyl derivatives illegal.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Marsha Blackburn Leads Bicameral Bill Protecting Women, Girls from Female Genital Mutilation

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – On Thursday, June 27th, 2019, U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) introduced S. 2017, the Federal Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Act of 2019 to stop female genital mutilation (FGM) and ensure successful future prosecution of those who perpetuate this practice.

This legislation is cosponsored by Senators Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), Martha McSally (R-Ariz.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.V.), and Deb Fischer (R-Neb.).

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Marsha Blackburn says passing NDAA Bill Secures Big Wins for Tennessee Military Community

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – On Thursday, June 27th, 2019, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, voted to fund the United States Military in FY 2020. The National Defense Authorization Act funds crucial projects that will directly impact military communities in Tennessee.

“Tennessee is honored to be home to multiple military bases,” Senator Blackburn said. “The sacrifice our members of the military make in service to our country can never be repaid.”

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