Senator's views concerning a variety of issues.

Tennessee COVID-19 Business Resource Guide

COVID-19 Business Tennessee Resource Guide

THE PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM DEADLINE IS FAST APPROACHING

All applications for the Paycheck Protection Program must be submitted by June 30. The program will fund up to 250% of a business’s average monthly payroll costs. The loan will be fully forgiven if a business spends at least 60% of the loan on payroll costs. The other portion may be used for rent, mortgage interest, or utilities. 

Once you complete your application, you can submit it to any participating lending institution. Call...

Blackburn Discusses Biden Comments, Surveillance of Trump Campaign on Sunday Morning Futures

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) joined Sandra Smith on Fox News’s Sunday Morning Futures.

On Former Vice President Joe Biden’s Comments About African American Voters

“Joe Biden must have missed a lesson from his mother: think before you speak, because this shows what the Democrats think about African American voters. They take it for granted… It is the exact same thing they do when it comes to gender. They take women for granted. You're not fully a woman unless...

As COVID-19 Death Toll Approaches 100,000 in U.S., Schatz, Blackburn, Coons, Murkowski, Senators Call for National Moment of Silence to Honor the Lives Lost

Bipartisan Legislation Calls For Moment of Silence at 12 Noon On June 1

WASHINGTON – As more Americans tragically lose their fight to the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Senators Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) introduced legislation to pay tribute to the victims of COVID-19 with a moment of silence at 12 noon on Monday, June 1, 2020.

“The nation must mark this dark moment with unity and clarity,” said Senator Schatz. “At this...

Blackburn Remembers Fallen Tennessee Law Enforcement Officers During National Police Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) joined Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and her Senate colleagues to honor police officers who lost their lives in the line of duty in 2019, and due to complications from COVID-19 in recent months. She gave the following statement about the resolution:

“We are indebted to our police officers and sheriffs for their service to our country and our communities. In particular, we remember eight Tennesseans who lost their lives in the line of...

Blackburn on Fox News at Night: I Look Forward to Bringing Daylight to the Flynn Investigation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last night, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, joined Shannon Bream on Fox News at Night to discuss the investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.

“Somebody cooked up this plot. Somebody gave an order. Somebody did the dirty work. Michael Flynn paid a price. The Trump administration paid a price, and the American taxpayer has footed the bill,” said Senator Blackburn on the Obama administration’s cover-up...

Blackburn & Feinstein Lead Female Senators in Partnership with Smithsonian Institution to Commemorate 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) announced their partnership with the Smithsonian Institution to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the passage and ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guaranteeing women the right to vote.

 

Senators Blackburn and Feinstein will lead their female colleagues in the Senate in compiling reflections on what this anniversary means to them and how they are carrying the legacy...

Blackburn Discusses China’s COVID-19 Deception with Expert Gordon Chang, Rep. Banks in Virtual Panel

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, China expert Gordon Chang moderated a virtual panel with Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.). The group discussed the Members’ bipartisan efforts to hold the Chinese government responsible for its abject failure to be forthright about the severity of the COVID-19 crisis at its inception.

To view the virtual panel, click below or here.

HIGHLIGHTS

On U.S. Debt Held By China:

“I have grandchildren, and I am incredibly concerned...

Blackburn: China Must Be Held Accountable for Role in COVID-19 Outbreak

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) is calling on the Chinese government to take responsibility for its abject failure to be forthright about the severity of its COVID-19 crisis at its inception. She is joined by Senator Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and Reps. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) and Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) who led bipartisan companion resolution in the House of Representatives.

“Chinese officials destroyed early COVID-19 test kits, suppressed information and refused international...

Senator Blackburn’s COVID-19 Resource Guide for Tennesseans

NASHVILLE, TENN. – Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) has released the following COVID-19 resource guide for Tennesseans.

Our Tennessee Workforce

Have you recently been laid off, or has a reduction in compensation made it difficult to make ends meet?

Are you...

Blackburn Supports Passage of CARES Act

Today, the Senate passed the Coronavirus, Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act with Senator Marsha Blackburn’s support. She gave the following statement on its passage:

“This is a tough time for Tennesseans, and over the last few weeks, I have spoken with dozens of employees, small and large business owners, and gig economy workers. They have shared with me their stories of joblessness, dreams shattered through no fault of their own. They have asked for help to bridge the economic shutdown...