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Marsha Blackburn, Tammy Baldwin, Dianne Feinstein Introduce Bill to Help K2 Veterans

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) introduced the K2 Veterans Toxic Exposure Accountability Act yesterday to help veterans who served at Karshi Khanabad (“K2”) Airbase in Uzbekistan to obtain the health screenings and services they need.

“Veterans of the Fort Campbell-based 5th Special Forces Group and 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment groups were deployed to K2 from 2001-2005,” said Senator Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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U.S. Representative Mark Green Named to House Foreign Affairs Committee

 

U.S. House of RepresentativesWashington, D.C. – Last night, Wednesday, July 29th, 2020, U.S. Representative Mark Green was selected by the House Republican Steering Committee to serve as a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. 

Representative Green commented, “I am honored to be selected by the Steering Committee to join the House Foreign Affairs Committee. I look forward to working with Leader McCaul and the Committee to confront the global challenges facing the United States during this difficult time.”

U.S. Representative Mark Green

U.S. Representative Mark Green

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U.S. Representative Mark Green Calls Out James Clyburn for Selective Harassment of Republican Governors

 

U.S. House of RepresentativesWashington, D.C. – Moments ago, U.S. Representative Mark Green sent a letter to Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis Chairman James Clyburn (D-SC) calling on him to rescind his partisan attacks on coronavirus response efforts in Tennessee and in three other states led by Republican governors.

Representative Green said, “I am writing to you expressing my severe concern over your letters to four states led by Republican governors, including my home state Governor Bill Lee of Tennessee. The White House Coronavirus Task Force report has 21 states listed as being ‘in the red zone.’ Yet, for some reason, only four of these states, all with Republican governors, were on the receiving end of your letter.”

U.S. Representative Mark Green

U.S. Representative Mark Green

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Representatives Mark Green, Stephen Lynch Fight for Karshi-Khanabad (K2) Veterans with NDAA Floor Amendment

 

U.S. House of RepresentativesWashington, D.C. – On Monday, July 13th, 2020,  Representative Mark Green (R-TN) and Representative Stephen Lynch (D-MA), Chairman of the House Oversight National Security Subcommittee, introduced their bipartisan K2 Veterans Toxic Exposure Accountability Act of 2020 as a floor amendment to the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). 

The bill directs the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to study the hazards that American service members were exposed to while deployed to K2, a former Soviet Air Base in Uzbekistan, and address the health conditions that may have been caused by these exposures.

U.S. Representative Mark Green

U.S. Representative Mark Green

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City of Clarksville to host “Forum on Race & Justice”

 

Citizens invited to submit questions for Virtual Town Hall

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville will host a “Forum on Race & Justice” featuring a moderated discussion among a notable group of leaders of government, law enforcement and faith-based organizations.

City of Clarksville to host"Forum on Race & Justice" Virtual Town Hall Discussion Tuesday, June 30th.

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U.S. Representative Mark Green Demands Justice for K2 Veterans in NDAA

 

U.S. House of RepresentativesWashington, D.C. – On Friday, June 26th, 2020, U.S. Representative Mark Green sent a letter to House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith urging the Committee to include his bipartisan K2 Veterans Toxic Exposure Accountability Act in the FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

Green said, “Our Nation sent nearly 7,000 brave men and women to K2 Air Base in Uzbekistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. These troops are now five times more likely to develop cancer than their counterparts who deployed elsewhere.”

U.S. Representative Mark Green

U.S. Representative Mark Green

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U.S. Representative Mark Green Introduces the Our Money in China Transparency Act

 

U.S. House of RepresentativesWashington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mark Green has introduced the Our Money in China Transparency Act, which would require detailed annual reporting on any Federal funds spent on activities conducted in collaboration with China’s entities and institutions.

Representative Green said, “As our Nation recovers from the devastating impacts of a virus unleashed on the world by the lies and dishonesty of the Chinese Communist Party, America’s taxpayers deserve a closer look at Federal funds that currently go to entities in China.”

U.S. Representative Mark Green

U.S. Representative Mark Green

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Representative Mark Green Urges FCC to Grant Temporary Waiver Protecting Exercise of Religious Freedom

 

U.S. House of RepresentativesWashington, D.C. – Today, Tuesday, June 16th, 2020, U.S. Representative Mark Green sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai urging the FCC to grant houses of worship a temporary waiver to use long-range FM transmitters without fear of harsh government fines.

Representative Green said, “During the coronavirus pandemic, America’s communities of faith have sought innovative ways to gather without putting their members at risk. Some houses of worship have even held ‘drive-in’ services using FM transmitters. For houses of worship to do this, they must be able to operate without the fear of heavy penalties threatening their services.”

U.S. Representative Mark Green

U.S. Representative Mark Green

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Representative Mark Green Calls on National Security Subcommittee to Examine Program for Foreign Military Recruits

 

U.S. House of RepresentativesWashington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mark Green has sent a letter to National Security Subcommittee Chairman Lynch calling for a hearing to examine vulnerabilities in the Department of Defense’s MAVNI (Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest) program.

Green commented, “In recent years, DOD has discovered the MAVNI program recruited individuals who had received fraudulent visas to attend universities that did not exist, individuals with falsified transcripts from universities owned by a Foreign National Security Agency and a State Sponsored Intelligence Organization, and in one case, an individual with professed support for 9/11 terrorists.”

U.S. Representative Mark Green

U.S. Representative Mark Green

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Representative Mark Green to Introduce SOS ACT to Prevent Chinese-State Acquisition of Companies Affecting U.S. National Security

 

U.S. House of RepresentativesWashington, D.C. – This week, Representative Mark Green will introduce the SOS ACT (Secure Our Systems Against China’s Tactics) to incentivize America’s investors to purchase distressed companies critical to America’s national security. Representative Green is calling on Congress to include this bill in any future coronavirus relief package to thwart China’s efforts to strategically acquire companies critical to America’s defense during the crisis.

Representative Green said, “China is looking to take advantage of the coronavirus crisis and gobble up distressed companies that are vital to our national defense while they are economically vulnerable and looking for capital. We cannot let this happen.”

U.S. Representative Mark Green

U.S. Representative Mark Green

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