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Marsha Blackburn Works to Fund Mission-Critical Military Priorities

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – The Senate Armed Services Committee has filed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021. As a member of the Committee, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) included language to fund mission-critical projects that will directly impact military communities in Tennessee.

“Our nation is forever indebted to the service members who put their lives on the line in the name of freedom,” Senator Blackburn said. “Tennessee is honored that multiple military installations call the Volunteer State home.”

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Lamar Alexander: Passing the most important Conservation Legislation for our National Parks in Half a Century

 

U.S. SenateWashington D.C. – England has its history. Italy has its art. Egypt has its pyramids. But, the United States of America has the great American outdoors. This week, the U.S. Senate passed legislation that will be the biggest help to our national parks, including the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, in half a century.

The U.S. Department of Energy awarded $20 million to the new Oak Ridge Institute at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville to expand the university’s partnership with Oak Ridge National Laboratory to train the next generation of American scientists and engineers.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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U.S. Department of Energy Awards $20 Million to New “Oak Ridge Institute at the University of Tennessee”

 

Senator Lamar Alexander expects institute “to be recognized as one of the most important science and engineering alliances in the world”  

U.S. SenateKnoxville, TN – The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded $20 million to the new Oak Ridge Institute at the University of Tennessee (UT) to expand the university’s partnership with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to train the next generation of American scientists and engineers.

“This $20 million federal grant is in support of an institute that is the culmination of 40 years of effort to merge the strengths of UT-Knoxville and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory,” U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said. 

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Austin Peay State University professors bring diverse science lessons to Governor’s School of Computational Physics

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In a typical year, the Governor’s School for Computational Physics at Austin Peay State University (APSU) includes two field trips to renowned nearby science centers.

But this year isn’t typical.

Friction Stir Welding. (APSU)

Friction Stir Welding. (APSU)

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APSU shifts Governor’s School lessons into a virtual experience

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Governor’s School for Computational Physics returned for the 12th straight year to Austin Peay State University (APSU) this week, but something was much, much different than in previous years. 

A screen capture from the first day in classes of Governor's School for Computational Physics. (APSU)

A screen capture from the first day in classes of Governor’s School for Computational Physics. (APSU)

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Lamar Alexander: Tennessee students need to return in the Fall

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – This week, I chaired a hearing in the Senate health committee with key administration officials and COVID-19 task force members to explore what federal, state and local governments need to do to get Americans back work and back to school. You can read more about that hearing below. 

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Tennessee will receive more than $155 million to support COVID-19 Coronavirus testing and contact tracing across the state. Tennessee has done more testing than most states, but even more testing is key to ensuring folks are safe as they go back to work and back to school.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Lamar Alexander: Accelerating the development of COVID-19 testing technologies

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – On Thursday, May 7th, 2020, the U.S. Senate health committee I chair will hold a hearing with Dr. Francis Collins at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Dr. Gary Disbrow at the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA). 

This hearing will be an opportunity for senators to learn how NIH is working to create new technologies to produce the tens of millions of diagnostic tests we will need to contain COVID-19 Coronavirus.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that Tennessee hospitals and clinics will receive an additional $179 million in funding made available through the CARES Act

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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White House Announces New Partnership to Unleash U.S. Supercomputing Resources to Fight Coronavirus

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – The White House announced the launch of the COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium to provide coronavirus (COVID-19) researchers worldwide with access to the world’s most powerful high performance computing resources that can significantly advance the pace of scientific discovery in the fight to stop the virus.

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Marsha Blackburn Report: Combating the Coronavirus

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Tennesseans have yet another challenge ahead of us. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has caused many of us to feel concern, but in times of crisis, it’s important to remain serious-minded, level-headed and prepared. In the Senate, we have canceled our state work period and are staying in Washington to provide the surge resources experts say they need to combat the virus.

Today, we received the excellent news that the FDA has approved a new, faster test health care providers can use to diagnose COVID-19 in their patients.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Marsha Blackburn speaks about Coronavirus, Securing America’s Medicine Cabinet Act

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Senator Marsha Blackburn spoke with Fox Business’s Charles Payne and on the Senate floor about her Securing America’s Medicine Cabinet Act and the coronavirus outbreak.

Remarks as prepared:

Thank you, Mister President.

On Tuesday, my colleague Senator Menendez and I introduced the Securing America’s Medicine Cabinet, or, SAM-C, Act to encourage an increase in American manufacturing of active pharmaceutical ingredients.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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