Topic: U.S. Military
Washington, D.C. – “Our country has never done better than it is doing right now,” President Donald Trump said this morning. He’s right—and the numbers prove it.
Americans’ economic optimism just hit a record 44-year high—better than under Presidents Reagan, Clinton, or Obama. That confidence is buoyed by an unemployment rate near 50-year lows, a record stock market, and plummeting income inequality as blue-collar wage gains outpace white-collar ones.
Washington, D.C. – THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. Thank you. Thank you very much.
Madam Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States — (applause) — and my fellow citizens:
Three years ago, we launched the great American comeback. Tonight, I stand before you to share the incredible results. Jobs are booming, incomes are soaring, poverty is plummeting, crime is falling, confidence is surging, and our country is thriving and highly respected again. (Applause.) America’s enemies are on the run, America’s fortunes are on the rise, and America’s future is blazing bright.
Washington, D.C. – THE PRESIDENT: As long as I am President of the United States, Iran will never be allowed to have a nuclear weapon.
Good morning. I’m pleased to inform you: The American people should be extremely grateful and happy no Americans were harmed in last night’s attack by the Iranian regime. We suffered no casualties, all of our soldiers are safe, and only minimal damage was sustained at our military bases.
Washington, D.C. – Four days ago, the United States military executed a flawless precision strike that killed the worst remaining terrorist on Earth, Qasem Soleimani. The next day, President Donald J. Trump delivered a statement on the successful operation.
“As President, my highest and most solemn duty is the defense of our nation and its citizens,” he said. “Soleimani was plotting imminent and sinister attacks on American diplomats and military personnel, but we caught him in the act and terminated him.”
Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, December 17th, 2019, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and a conferee for the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020, voted to fully support the United States Military. Senator Blackburn advocated for several provisions critical to groups in Tennessee that are included in defense spending for 2020.
“This defense spending legislation supports our key priorities of taking care of our troops and their families, rebuilding the military, and implementing the National Defense Strategy,” Senator Blackburn said.
Washington, D.C. – Dear Madam Speaker:
I write to express my strongest and most powerful protest against the partisan impeachment crusade being pursued by the Democrats in the House of Representatives.
This impeachment represents an unprecedented and unconstitutional abuse of power by Democrat Lawmakers, unequaled in nearly two and a half centuries of American legislative history.
Washington, D.C. – Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and a conferee for the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020, on Wednesday, December 12th, 2019, applauded the completion of the defense spending conference report. Senator Blackburn advocated for several provisions critical to groups in Tennessee that are included in the NDAA.
“This NDAA funds our key priorities of implementing the National Defense Strategy, rebuilding the military, and taking care of our troops and their families. Tennessee is proud to be home to multiple military bases,” Senator Blackburn said.
Washington, D.C. – Ahead of Veterans Day, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) made the following remarks in honor of those who have served in the United States Military. Senator Blackburn also highlighted the need to improve veterans’ care and increase veteran suicide prevention efforts.
Remarks As Prepared: This weekend, America will pause and give thanks for our veterans.
These brave men and women woke up every day in the most dangerous places on Earth, to do a job that would bring even the strongest of us to our knees.
Washington, D.C. – On Monday, October 21st, 2019, Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) met with Ilham Ahmed, President of the Syrian Democratic Council to discuss the ongoing conflict in Syria.
“Ilham Ahmed has shown resilient leadership and courage for the Kurdish people,” Senator Blackburn said following the meeting. “You and the Kurdish people have been so steadfast in this fight. It is so important that we realize that and we honor that.”
Marsha Blackburn, David Perdue, Colleagues Encourage Trump Administration to Avoid Another Continuing Resolution
Washington, 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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