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Marsha Blackburn Gives Opening Statement at Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Confirmation Hearing

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Today, Monday, October 12th, 2020, U.S.  Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) delivered her opening statement at the hearing to consider Judge Amy Coney Barrett for confirmation to the Supreme Court.

To watch Senator Blackburn’s opening statement, here.

Remarks As Delivered

Judge Barrett, congratulations to you and your family. I’m delighted to see you back in the room. I am thrilled to see you are here with us today. We have had 164 American citizens nominated to the Supreme Court, and today is the fifth time that we have had a female judge come before us. We welcome you.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Marsha Blackburn Report: Honoring 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – One hundred years ago, Tennessee became the “Perfect 36th” state when it ratified the 19th Amendment. It took over 70 years of tireless efforts by generations of suffragists to enfranchise American women under the United States Constitution. 

To honor this anniversary, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and I assembled a special project for the Smithsonian. We recruited 22 of our female colleagues to write essays about what the centennial means to them, the challenges they faced on their paths to the U.S. Senate, and their hopes for our future. 

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump celebrate 100 years of Women’s Voting Rights

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – One hundred years ago today, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, granting American women the right to vote.
 
President Donald Trump: “A monumental victory” for equality and justice!
 
The President and First Lady Melania Trump honored the occasion at the White House this morning, where President Trump signed an official Proclamation on the anniversary. It reads, in part:

President Donald Trump signs a Proclamation on the 100th Anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. (White House)

President Donald Trump signs a Proclamation on the 100th Anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. (White House)

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U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn Honors 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage

 

U.S. SenateNashville, TN – One hundred years ago today, Tennessee became the “Perfect 36th” state to ratify the 19th Amendment. This achievement fulfilled more than 70 years of tireless efforts by suffragists to enfranchise American women under the United States Constitution.

To honor this historic anniversary, Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) assembled a special project for the Smithsonian: the pair recruited 22 of their female colleagues to write essays about what the centennial means to them and the challenges they faced on their path to the U.S. Senate.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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President Donald Trump’s Executive Order on Preventing Online Censorship

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1.  Policy.  Free speech is the bedrock of American democracy.  Our Founding Fathers protected this sacred right with the First Amendment to the Constitution.  The freedom to express and debate ideas is the foundation for all of our rights as a free people.

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

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Latest from Lamar Alexander: Reviewing budget recommendations from President Donald Trump

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – This week, President Donald Trump announced his budget recommendations for fiscal year 2021. I appreciate the president’s budget suggestions and will carefully consider them as Congress begins the process of funding the federal government for the next fiscal year.

Under the Constitution, it is Congress’ job to set spending priorities and pass appropriations bills, and my priorities will continue to be making sure our national defense, national laboratories, the National Institutes of Health and national parks have the resources they need.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Senator Lamar Alexander’s Statement on Iran War Powers Resolution

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement on his vote to approve the Iran War Powers Resolution:

“This vote is about the United States Constitution. It preserves the commander in chief’s Article II constitutional responsibility to defend the country and Congress’ Article I responsibility to declare war.”

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Senator Lamar Alexander on Impeachment, “Let the People Decide”

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today on the Senate floor discussed his decision to vote for acquittal in the Senate impeachment trial. Below is a partial transcript of his remarks.

“I worked with other senators to make sure that we had the right to ask for more documents and witnesses,” Senator Alexander said. “But there was no need for more evidence to prove something that I believe had already been proven and that did not meet the United States Constitution’s high bar for an impeachable offense.”

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Democrats Cry Wolf on Impeachment

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – “The impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump is coming down to one big question: Will Democrats, by crying wolf, drown out the more legitimate Republican cry of foul? ‘Foul’ has served as the GOP’s most powerful and honest argument from the first days of these impeachment maneuverings,” Kimberly Strassel writes in The Wall Street Journal.
 
“Democrats broke every standard of due process, transparency and fairness in their House investigation, making a mockery of their constitutional duty.”

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Turns out impeachment wasn’t so ‘Urgent’

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – Where’d the “urgency” go?

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her fellow Democrats spent months lecturing Americans to take impeachment seriously. They claimed it was a matter of national security—so important, in fact, that it excused rushing a sham “investigation” through the House of Representatives.

It was the fastest impeachment in American history. And now. . . silence.

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