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Marsha Blackburn, Maggie Hassan, Thom Tillis Lead Colleagues in Introducing Bipartisan Resolution Honoring Veterans Service Organizations

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) joined Senators Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), who are fellow members of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, to introduce a bipartisan resolution honoring Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs) for their work supporting veterans amid the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.

The resolution discusses the immense challenges that veterans have faced during the pandemic, including the loss of more than 10,000 veterans to COVID-19 Coronavirus, as well as more than one million veterans losing their jobs.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Austin Peay State University to offer new Music Therapy degree this fall

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – When Jennifer Denk takes out her guitar and strums a soothing melody – anything from “Amazing Grace” to “Margaritaville” – her listeners sometimes drift off to sleep. As a board-certified music therapist, that’s exactly the type of reaction she wants.

Jennifer Denk

Jennifer Denk

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Marsha Blackburn Report: Exposing President Joe Biden’s Border Crisis

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – On Sunday, I visited the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona and met with Sheriff Mark Lamb, Sheriff Mark Dannels, and local ranchers to expose the chaos caused by President Joe Biden’s administration’s open-border policies.

It is abundantly clear that we are facing not only a humanitarian crisis, but also health and safety crisis. This week, I joined my colleagues in the Senate to close dangerous loopholes in the law by introducing the Stopping Border Surges Act. Until we secure our southern border, every town is a border town, and every state is a border state.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Marsha Blackburn, Colleagues Reintroduce TEAM Act to Reform How Veterans Exposed to Toxic Substances Receive Health Care and Benefits

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), along with Senators Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) reintroduced the Toxic Exposure in the American Military (TEAM) Act.

This is bipartisan legislation that fundamentally reforms and improves how veterans exposed to toxic substances receive health care and benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Mark Green, Stephen Lynch, Richard Blumenthal, Tammy Baldwin introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to cover K2 Veterans’ Toxic Exposure Care, Benefits

 

Toxic hazards at Karshi-Khanabad Air Base have been linked to hundreds of veteran cancer and chronic illnesses

U.S. House of RepresentativesWashington, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Mark Green (R-TN) and Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA) and U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) have introduced the bicameral, bipartisan K2 Veterans Care Act.

This legislation would establish a “presumption of service connection” for the veterans who served at Karshi-Khanabad Air Base (K2) in Uzbekistan and who have since been diagnosed with toxic exposure-related illnesses and diseases, requiring the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide health care and benefits. 

U.S. Representative Mark Green

U.S. Representative Mark Green

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Marsha Blackburn Report: Listening To Community Leaders

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – During my Gibson County Schools Roundtable, I invited a group of superintendents to discuss the importance of reopening schools.

In-person learning environments might look different after COVID-19 Coronavirus, but Tennessee parents, students, and teachers have adapted well.

Following recent U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance it is essential that we get children back in class.

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Senator Marsha Blackburn Calls on VA Secretary to Conduct Inter-Agency Collaboration to Provide Care for K2 Veterans

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) along with U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) urged Secretary Denis McDonough to work with Congress, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to find solutions for veterans who were exposed to toxic substances during their service.

During the 116th Congress, key provisions from Sen. Blackburn’s K2 Veterans Toxic Exposure Accountability Act included in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 and Senator Sullivan’s legislation, the K2 Veterans Advocacy Act, were signed into law to collect more research regarding the long-term health of servicemembers who were stationed at Camp Stronghold Freedom at Karshi-Khanabad Airbase (K2) in Uzbekistan.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Marsha Blackburn’s Veteran Caregivers Legislation Signed into Law

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – U.S. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Senators Gary Peters’ (D- Mich) bipartisan bill to improve the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) caregiver program was signed into law by President Donald Trump.

The Transparency and Effective Accountability Measures for (TEAM) Veteran Caregivers Act will take a number of steps to strengthen transparency and communication for veterans and caregivers participating in the program.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Marsha Blackburn Bill to Improve VA Caregiver Program Heading to President Donald Trump’s Desk to be Signed into Law

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Marsha Blackburn (R—Tenn.) and Gary Peters (D—MI) applauded the House passage of their bipartisan bill to improve the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) caregiver program.

The Transparency and Effective Accountability Measures for (TEAM) Veteran Caregivers Act, now goes to the President’s desk to be signed into law. The legislation would take a number of steps to strengthen transparency and communication for veterans and caregivers participating in the program.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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City of Clarksville, Volunteers will honor Veterans buried at Riverview Cemetary with Wreaths, Saturday

 

Saturday’s local event is part of National Celebration

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – City of Clarksville officials and local volunteers will honor veterans laid to rest at Riverview Cemetery with the placement of balsam wreaths on their graves as part of National Wreaths Across America Day 2020.

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