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Marsha Blackburn Report: Supporting Tennessee Recovery Efforts

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – The Volunteer State is no stranger to extreme flooding and tornados, but last month’s severe weather was historic in its devastation of roads, homes, and businesses.

In response, I led the Tennessee delegation in a letter to the White House supporting Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s request for a Major Disaster Declaration to address the deadly storms that occurred between March 25th and April 3rd, 2021.

I urged President Joe Biden to approve Governor Lee’s declaration and swiftly provide Tennessee with the federal resources necessary to rebuild.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Marsha Blackburn says NBA Confirms it is Continuing to Cozy up with Communist China

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – In response to a recent letter from U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), the NBA has revealed that despite grave human rights abuses, the league is continuing to cozy up with Communist China.

The NBA confirmed it is in active talks with officials to return to China Central Television (CCTV), the same station that regularly broadcasts Communist propaganda and forced prisoner confessions.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Marsha Blackburn Report: Calling Out The Southern Border Crisis

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration continues promises for free health care and citizenship for illegal immigrants have unsurprisingly led to an influx of migrants overwhelming our southern border.

When our nation isn’t secure, every town becomes a border town, and every state becomes a border state. The current crisis has put our nation’s public health and safety on the line. I called out the rapidly worsening immigration crisis and discussed the hypocrisy of open-border policies.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Marsha Blackburn: Playing Ball With Communist China?

 

By Marsha Blackburn

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – If you tune into China Central Television (CCTV), you’ll see forced prisoner confessions, government propaganda, and the NBA. That’s right, basketball. 

The NBA’s recent return to CCTV reveals the league’s continuing complacency about human rights abuses and raises tough questions for basketball fans and human rights activists alike. What did the NBA do to regain favor with China? Why would they want to support the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in the first place? 

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Marsha Blackburn asks, What Deal Did the NBA Cut with Communist China?

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn is demanding answers from the NBA about its return to China Central Television (CCTV). Communist China banned NBA broadcasts following outspoken support within the league for the Hong Kong freedom fighters.

“Commissioner Silver cut a deal to air NBA games on the same station that regularly broadcasts Communist propaganda and forced prisoner confessions,” said Senator Blackburn. “Commissioner Silver needs to come clean — did he agree to censor players’ free speech to return to Chinese state-run airwaves?”

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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#12/#16 Tennessee Vols Basketball kicks off season at Thompson-Boling Arena against Colorado Buffaloes

 

#12/#16 Tennessee (0-0) vs. Colorado (2-0)

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020 | 5:01pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – The Tennessee Vols men’s basketball team (at long last) tips off its 111th basketball season with a Tuesday night clash against Colorado. The opening jump is slated for 5:00pm CT on SEC Network+.

Tuesday’s game can be seen on SEC Network+, an online platform through WatchESPN and on any mobile device with the ESPN App. Fans can access WatchESPN at espn.com/watch. Roger Hoover and VFL Steve Hamer will have the call.

Fans can also listen live on their local Vol Network affiliate to hear Bob Kesling and Bert Bertlekamp describing the action.

Tennessee Men's Basketball set to play Colorado at home. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Men’s Basketball set to play Colorado at home. (UT Athletics)

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President Donald Trump on the Right Side of History in Confronting Latin America’s Dictators

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – “The brutal regimes in Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua pose a grave threat to our country’s national security interests.”

“We must continue to consistently deny funds to these regimes, which work together to oppress their people, wreak havoc in our hemisphere and oppose U.S. interests,” Representative Mario Díaz-Balart (R-FL) writes in the Miami Herald.

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Marsha Blackburn Report: Votes for Women

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – Silicon Valley has turned into the wild west, and big tech companies are abusing Americans’ personal data; but if the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is going to be the cop on the beat protecting privacy, it needs the tools to do so.

At this week’s Senate Commerce hearing, I asked Chairman Joseph Simons of the FTC to provide an update on new restrictions that will require Facebook to restructure its approach to consumer privacy.

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Marsha Blackburn Report: Reopening Our Country

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Tennesseans want us to incentivize folks to safely return to work. I’ve also been hearing from business owners concerned that people are not returning to work. This is why I joined Senator Rob Portman’s (R-Ohio) Healthy Workplaces Tax Credit Act to help relieve business owners of some of the financial burden associated with creating a safe work environment.

As I write this, billions of dollars from previous coronavirus relief packages sit unspent. We must ensure that any additional coronavirus relief is targeted, and has both the guardrails and flexibility necessary to prevent waste, fraud and abuse. 

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Marsha Blackburn Report: Re-Examining our Relationship with Communist China

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – The coronavirus pandemic has shined a bright light on the many problems that plague our interactions with China. Over the years, Tennesseans have watched Beijing lie, cheat, and steal its way to the top.

This deception puts our songwriters, auto part manufacturers, and countless other industries at a disadvantage well before Beijing’s coronavirus failures made the nightly news. I know that fighting for Tennesseans means unraveling our failed relationship with China.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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