Topic: U.S. Senator
Washington, D.C. – Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) spoke with Fox & Friends about her call for the four Senators running for president to recuse themselves from the Senate impeachment trial.
“They should recuse themselves. There is precedent,” said Senator Blackburn. “This came up in 1868 in the Andrew Johnson impeachment…. These individuals should say ‘Look, we’re spending millions of dollars to defeat this guy, and we don’t want him to be president.’ I do not think it is possible to fulfill their oath of impartiality if they are going to be running against him when they’re not sitting in the chamber.”
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after he voted for and the Senate passed, by a bipartisan vote of 89-10, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Act (USMCA):
“Today, the United States Senate approved the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. This is very good news for Tennessee workers, especially autoworkers, in 88 of our 95 counties,” stated Senator Alexander.
“It updates the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) of 1994, which was also good for Tennessee because it meant we would have no tariffs on what we trade back and forth from Mexico and Canada,” Senator Alexander said.
Lamar Alexander says Senate Labor Committee Approves Trade Agreement to Create Even More Good-Paying Jobs
Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the Senate labor committee voted to approve the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Act (USMCA), which includes several labor provisions:
“Over 40 years ago, Tennessee hardly had any auto jobs. When the North American Free Trade Agreement – NAFTA – was adopted in 1994, Tennessee had about 51,000 auto jobs. Today there are nearly three times as many. More than 140,000 Tennesseans – one third of our state’s manufacturing jobs – work in the automotive industry at plants and suppliers in 88 of our 95 counties,” stated Senator Alexander.
Lamar Alexander say President Donald Trump Should Use Funding Approved By Congress to Build Border Wall
Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) reiterated that President Donald Trump has sufficient funding authority to build the wall he wants on the Southern border without resorting to a “dangerous national emergency precedent.”
“I support the president’s efforts to secure the border, and in December, I voted to give the President $1.375 billion to continue building the border wall and clear authority to transfer up to $4 billion from the defense budget,” said Senator Alexander.
Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday, January 15th, 2020, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) gave the following statement regarding the participation of the four Senators running for president in the Senate impeachment trial.
“Tomorrow, one hundred United States Senators will be sworn in to serve in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. Four of those Senators must recuse themselves for their unparalleled political interest in seeing this President removed from office,” Senator Blackburn said.
Marsha Blackburn, Jacky Rosen Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Support American Manufacturing Jobs
Washington, D.C. – Today, Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 U.S. Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Jacky Rosen (D-NV) both members of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee’s Subcommittee on Manufacturing, Trade, and Consumer Protection – announced the introduction of the Advanced Manufacturing Jobs in America Act, bipartisan legislation that would help to fill the gap between the growth of advanced manufacturing jobs, and individuals qualified with the unique skill set to fill those positions.
The bill has been referred to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, of which Rosen is also a member. Bipartisan companion legislation is being introduced in the House by Congresswoman Norma Torres (D-CA) and Congressman Phil Roe (R-TN).
Washington, D.C. – The world is a safer place without terrorist Qasem Soleimani. Soleimani was a ruthless terrorist with the blood of Americans on his hands.
For eight months, Iran has engaged in increasingly violent attacks against United States interests in the region, while President Donald Trump has responded through economic and diplomatic means.
President Trump’s maximum pressure campaign has now put the ball in Iran’s court.
We thank our brave service members, including those at Fort Campbell, for protecting our great nation.
Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, January 9th, 2020, Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Joe Manchin (D-W.V.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Jon Tester (D-Mont.), and John Kennedy (R-La.) sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai urging the FCC to take proper precautions to ensure that the 5G fund realizes its potential without expanding the digital divide.
“While 5G implementation is vital to our continued growth and prosperity, we must remain cognizant of the fact that 23% of rural Tennessee communities remain unserved or underserved,” Senator Blackburn said.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Tuesday, January 7th, 2020, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) joined Fox Business’s Mornings with Maria to discuss the death of Quds Force leader Qasem Soleimani, as well as the latest with impeachment and the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.
On Iran: “When you hear these threats coming from Iran…what we have to realize is that Soleimani was their mastermind. This is a guy that for two decades, he had pushed forward, built the Quds Force [which] had about twenty thousand people in it. He’s got a cyber unit, a finance unit, a political unit, and he had been responsible for killing hundreds of Americans.”
Washington, D.C. – In response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s unprecedented attempt to prevent an impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) has joined Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) to introduce a resolution updating Senate rules to allow a motion to dismiss articles of impeachment for lack of prosecution.
They are joined by Senators Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa).
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