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Marsha Blackburn Report: Celebrating National Police Week

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Each day, police officers risk their lives to keep our communities safe. This Police Week, we honor the men and women who bravely maintain law and order. Read more about my work to Back the Blue.

Securing The Southern Border

President Biden’s disastrous border policies put the fate of women and children into the hands of traffickers and, unfortunately, the fallout has already found its way into Tennessee communities. When our border isn’t secure, every town is a border town. That’s why I am leading legislation to reinstate former President Trump’s Migrant Protection Protocols. Read more about the proposal here.

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AAA says Memorial Day Holiday Travel to Rebound to More Than 37 Million

 

AAAOrlando, FL – AAA Travel expects a significant rebound in the number of Americans planning to travel this Memorial Day holiday weekend.

From May 27th through May 31st, more than 37 million people are expected to travel 50 miles or more from home, an increase of 60% from last year when only 23 million traveled, the lowest on record since AAA began recording in 2000.

The return of AAA’s Memorial Day holiday travel forecast predicts 60% more travelers than last year, still nearly 6 million fewer than pre-pandemic. (AAA)

The return of AAA’s Memorial Day holiday travel forecast predicts 60% more travelers than last year, still nearly 6 million fewer than pre-pandemic. (AAA)

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Marsha Blackburn, Colleagues Secure Amendment to Invest $17 Billion in National Laboratories, DOE Facilities

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – In executive session of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Technology, U.S. Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) led the passage of an amendment to the Endless Frontier Act to invest $17 billion in U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Laboratories and User Facilities.

This amendment will help support the entire U.S. innovation system, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and strengthen America’s global competitiveness.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Oak Ridge Boys Kick Off 225 Celebration in Historic Jonesborough

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – On Friday, May 14th, 2021, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced he will kick off Tennessee’s yearlong celebration commemorating 225 years of statehood with a special musical appearance by Country Hall of Fame members The Oak Ridge Boys in downtown Jonesborough on June 1st.

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Austin Peay State University invites public to comment on undergraduate tuition, mandatory increase by June 4th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) Board of Trustees will consider a proposal to increase undergraduate tuition and mandatory fees during the Board’s annual meeting on June 4th, 2021. 

Austin Peay State University Campus. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University Campus. (APSU)

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Senator Marsha Blackburn Pushes to Repeal Unemployment Benefits Bonus

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn cosigned the Get Americans Back to Work Act to repeal the increase in unemployment benefits brought on by President Joe Biden and the Democrats.

This bicameral legislation in was introduced by U.S. Senator Roger Marshall, M.D. (R-Kan.) and U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.), along with cosigners Senators Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Tim Scott (R-S.C.), and Tommy Tuberville (R- Ala.).

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee launches Anti-Human Trafficking Partnership

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – On Thursday, May 13th, 2021, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced a new series of partnerships to fight human trafficking in Tennessee.

According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, human trafficking is a demand-driven crime that involves exploiting a person for labor, services or commercial sex and particularly impacts women and children.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Tennessee Department of Health reports 432 new cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus in Tennessee, May 14th, 2021

 

Due to the Tennessee Department of Health now releasing COVID-19 Datasets One Day behind, 5-18-year-old cases and county percent positive rate will reflect the day before’s numbers

Tennessee Department of Health

Nashville, TN – On Friday, May 14th, 2021, the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) reports that there have been 706,743 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus. That is an increase of 432 cases from Thursday’s 706,311. There have been 9,900 (+7) confirmed deaths in Tennessee because of the virus.

There have been TEN new cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus reported in Montgomery County. The total is 20,402. There was one case Thursday in the age group of 5-18-year-olds. There have been 227 deaths in Montgomery County due to the virus. There were 274 tests given Thursday with 11 positive results for a 4.0 percent positive.

COVID-19 Coronavirus

COVID-19 Coronavirus

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee to end COVID-19 Unemployment Compensation

 

Tennessee Governor Pushes Return to Work, Economic Recovery

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has announced the end of all federally funded pandemic unemployment compensation programs in Tennessee, effective July 3rd, 2021.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Tennessee Department of Health reports 694 new cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus in Tennessee, May 13th, 2021

 

Due to the Tennessee Department of Health now releasing COVID-19 Datasets One Day behind, 5-18-year-old cases and county percent positive rate will reflect the day before’s numbers

Tennessee Department of Health

Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) reports that there have been 706,311 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus as of Thursday, May 13th, 2021. That is an increase of 694 cases from Wednesday’s 705,617. There have been 9,893 (+11) confirmed deaths in Tennessee because of the virus.

THIRTY ONE new cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus have been reported in Montgomery County. The total is 20,392. There were four cases Wednesday in the age group of 5-18-year-olds. There have been 227 deaths in Montgomery County due to the virus. There were 350 tests given Wednesday with 19 positive results for a 5.4 percent positive.

COVID-19 Coronavirus

COVID-19 Coronavirus

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