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Lamar Alexander, Tim Scott Introduce School Choice Now Act

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Congressional School Choice Caucus co-chair, introduced the School Choice Now Act – legislation that ensures all students will return to their pre-pandemic educational institutions. Senator Scott was joined by Senate Education Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN). 

“Growing up in a single-parent household in a distressed neighborhood, I fully understand what it means to be overlooked and underserved. As a supporter of School Choice legislation, I am a firm believer that a child’s zip code should not dictate his or her access to quality education nor define the child’s future,” said Senator Tim Scott.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Lamar Alexander Proposes “No Income. No Monthly Payment.” for 43 Million Student Loan Borrowers

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Senate education committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) proposed today, July 22nd, 2020 that 43 million student loan borrowers be able to continue deferring monthly payments after October 1st if they have no income.

“In March, Congress deferred student loan payments for six months, but without congressional action, payments will resume starting October 1st,” Alexander said today on the Senate floor.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Marsha Blackburn says NBA’s Move to Abandon Xinjiang Presence Should Motivate U.S. Corporations to Cut Communist China Ties

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – The National Basketball Association (NBA) has responded to Senator Marsha Blackburn’s (R-Tenn.) concerns about the league’s relationship with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and, for the first time, announced the closure of its controversial training facilities in Xinjiang, one of the world’s worst humanitarian zones.

According to NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum, the relationship with the Xinjiang basketball academy has been effectively terminated for over a year.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Senators Blackburn, McSally, Cotton, Hawley, Rounds, Tillis Introduce the Civil Justice for Victims of COVID Act

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Martha McSally (R-Ariz.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) have introduced the Civil Justice for Victims of COVID Act to allow Americans to sue China in federal court for its role in causing the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.

This legislation incorporates previous efforts to hold the Chinese Communist Party accountable, including Senators Blackburn and McSally’s Stop COVID Act, as well as legislation by Senators Cotton and Hawley.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Senate Health Chairman Alexander Introduces Bill to Prepare for the Next Pandemic

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today introduced the Preparing for the Next Pandemic Act — legislation that will maintain sufficient onshore manufacturing for tests, treatments and vaccines, and rebuild state and federal stockpiles of supplies like masks and ventilators.

“In this internet age, attention spans are short,” Alexander said today on the Senate floor. “Even with an event as significant as COVID-19, memories fade and attention moves quickly to the next crisis. That makes it imperative that Congress act this year on needed changes in order to better prepare for the next pandemic.”

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Marsha Blackburn Report: Fighting for Our Military

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – As members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, my colleagues and I are hard at work on this year’s national defense authorization legislation. 

I’m focused on encouraging American innovation and creating high-skilled job opportunities for the Volunteer State, fighting for Tennessee’s military community, and confronting 21st century threats.

If the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic has made one thing clear, it’s that we can no longer rely on communist China.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Chairman Lamar Alexander Statement on Democratic White Paper on COVID-19 Vaccines

 

U.S. SenateNashville, TN – Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement on the Democratic white paper on COVID-19 Coronavirus vaccines:

“The United States is developing safe and effective vaccines for a new virus faster than at any other time in our history. Democrats and Republicans should be working together to help further accelerate the development, manufacturing, and distribution of new tests, treatments and vaccines, and I look forward to discussing these and other proposals with my colleagues.”

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Marsha Blackburn Report: Combating Immigration Fraud

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Citizenship is for those who love our great country – not those parachuting in to purchase a second citizenship.

That’s why Senator Loeffler and I introduced The Ban Birth Tourism Act, which codifies the State Department’s January 2020 rule change prohibiting the issuance of visas for birth tourists.

Birth tourism is a multi-million dollar industry. More than 20,000 birth tourists come to the U.S. annually. From 2008 to 2012, the number of birth tourists coming from China to the United States increased from 4,200 to 10,000. These firms often serve wealthy Russian and Chinese nationals and charge foreign clients thousands of dollars for advice on how to lie to immigration officers. 

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Marsha Blackburn joins Joni Ernst Bill to Ban Federal Funding from Cities, States Who Encourage Anarchy, Refuse to Restore Law and Order

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) joined Senator Joni Ernst’s (R-Iowa) bill to restrict taxpayer funding from going to cities that allow violent anarchist jurisdictions. The Ending Taxpayer Funding of Anarchy Act is also supported by Senators Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.).

This Fourth of July weekend, gun violence and a spike in shootings besieged cities like New York and Chicago, where calls to defund the police have gained support from local authorities.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Marsha Blackburn, Kelly Loeffler Introduce Bill to End Birth Tourism, Fight Immigration Fraud

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) have introduced legislation to combat illegal immigration fraud and eliminate loopholes in birthright citizenship that are being exploited by foreign nationals. The Ban Birth Tourism Act will amend the Immigration and Nationality Act and ban birth tourism as a permissible basis for obtaining a temporary visitor visa.

“Over the last two decades, birth tourism has grown to be a sizable industry. Each year tens of thousands of people exploit this immigration law loophole. Our nation’s citizenship is not for sale to those who pay to come here and give birth,” said Senator Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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