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Marsha Blackburn, Chris Van Hollen Lead Resolution Condemning Turkey’s Crackdown on Free Speech

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Today, Tuesday, November 12th, 2019, U.S. Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) introduced a resolution condemning Turkey’s crackdown on dissent related to its incursion into northeast Syria and broader freedom of speech violations.

“The Turkish government’s actions raise serious concern that it is using criticism of military operations as a pretext to further crush dissent and inflict fear,” said Senator Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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AAA says Gasoline Demand Looking More Seasonal

 

AAANashville, TN – AAA reports Tennessee Gas Prices are up five cents compared to last week. Today’s state average is $2.35 which is the same as a month ago, but 14 cents less than last year. 

Likewise, the national average is $2.61, which is one cent more than last week, three cents more than one month ago, but eight cents less than this time last year.

According to AAA, U.S. Gasoline Inventories continue to grow. (AAA)

According to AAA, U.S. Gasoline Inventories continue to grow. (AAA)

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Donald Trump’s Presidential Proclamation on Veterans Day, 2019

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – On November 11th, Americans commemorate the service, sacrifice, and immeasurable contributions of our Nation’s veterans who have proudly worn our country’s uniform to defend and preserve our precious liberty. As we celebrate Veterans Day, we pause to recognize the brave men and women who have fearlessly and faithfully worked to defend the United States and our freedom.

Their devotion to duty and patriotism deserves the respect and admiration of our grateful Nation each and every day. We are forever thankful for the many heroes among us who have bravely fought around the world to protect us all.

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

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Veterans Day History

 

U.S. Department of Veterans AffairsWashington, D.C. – World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” – officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France

However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11th, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.”

Soldiers of the 353rd Infantry near a church at Stenay, Meuse in France, wait for the end of hostilities. This photo was taken at 10:58am, on November 11th, 1918, two minutes before the armistice ending World War I went into effect.

Soldiers of the 353rd Infantry near a church at Stenay, Meuse in France, wait for the end of hostilities. This photo was taken at 10:58am, on November 11th, 1918, two minutes before the armistice ending World War I went into effect.

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Marsha Blackburn joins Chris Van Hollen, Lindsey Graham in Bipartisan Inquiry into Turkey’s Violations of Ceasefire Agreement

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – On Wednesday, November 6th, 2019, U.S. Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) wrote to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about reports of ongoing attacks against the Syrian Kurds by Turkey and its proxies outside of the designated safe zone.

These attacks, if true, would violate the ceasefire agreements and should prompt immediate action from the Administration.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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AAA Says Jump in Gasoline Demand Drives Down Stocks, but National Average Remains Flat on the Week

 

AAATampa, FL – Gasoline demand numbers look more like summer than fall in the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) latest reports. However, despite the high demand rate and a draw in U.S stocks, the national average held steady on the week at $2.60.

“Gas prices continue to fluctuate across the country, though on the week the majority of states saw prices only increase or decrease by one or two cents,” said Jeanette Casselano, AAA spokesperson.

Gas Prices remain stead dispite rise in Gasoline Demand. (AAA)

Gas Prices remain stead dispite rise in Gasoline Demand. (AAA)

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AAA reports National Gas Price Average remains flat on the Week

 

AAANashville, TN – AAA says  Tennessee Gas Prices are holding steady at $2.30 per gallon. Today’s average is the same as last week, five cents lower than last month and 24 cents less than one year ago. 

The national average is $2.60 which is unchanged from last week, but six cents cheaper than last month and 16-cents cheaper than last year at this time.

Jump in gasoline demand drives down stock. (AAA)

Jump in gasoline demand drives down stock. (AAA)

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President Donald Trump Announces Death of ISIS Leader in US Raid

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – “Last night, the United States brought the world’s Number One terrorist leader to justice,” U.S. President Donald J. Trump said yesterday from the East Room of the White House.

“Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead.”

The terrorist leader’s “death represents a significant symbolic victory in the battle against the terror group and marks the end of a years-long effort to track down the elusive ISIS leader, who had been reported killed multiple times in the past,” Morgan Chalfant reports for The Hill.

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

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Marsha Blackburn Report: Reining in Bureaucracy

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Tennesseans have grown frustrated with a federal bureaucracy that is distant and unresponsive.

Senator Josh Hawley’s (R-Mo.) HIRE ACT, which I’m cosponsoring, will move federal agencies closer to the communities they serve.

Tennessee is a leader in education reform, and placing the U.S. Department of Education in the Volunteer State will provide it with a productive home. Learn more here

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Marsha Blackburn, Colleagues Work to Defend Freedom of Expression in Hong Kong

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) Thursday, October 24th, 2019, led the introduction of new, bipartisan legislation that would ban the U.S. export of crowd control equipment to the Hong Kong Police Force.

The legislation follows documented reports by human rights groups that U.S.-made police equipment has been used by Hong Kong police to violate the human rights of peaceful protesters during Hong Kong’s ongoing pro-democracy demonstrations.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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