I believe in freedom, free people, and free markets. The surest path to economic growth is through a small, limited government that controls spending, promotes growth, and does not overburden its citizens with taxes and regulations. The best way to create jobs and grow the economy is to get government out of the way and let small business owners do what they do best – innovate and create new jobs. I’m a firm believer in free and fair trade, and will continue to support policies that make America the most competitive and innovative country in the world. Tennessee is a great place to do business, and I will continue to fight to make our tax code flatter, fairer, and simpler, to encourage economic growth in Tennessee and across the nation. 

Blackburn Joins Portman’s “Healthy Workplaces Tax Credit Act” to Ensure Businesses Continue to Safely Reopen

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) has joined Senator Rob Portman’s (R-Ohio) Healthy Workplaces Tax Credit Act to help businesses and nonprofits continue to safely reopen while ensuring the safety of employees and consumers through a refundable tax credit against payroll taxes for 50 percent of the costs incurred by a business for increased testing, personal protective equipment (PPE), disinfecting, extra cleaning and reconfiguring work spaces to adhere to social distancing...

Blackburn & Rosen Announce Support for Advanced Manufacturing Jobs in America Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), members of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, announced that the American Small Manufacturers Coalition, The Software Alliance, CompTIA, and the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry are new endorsers of their Advanced Manufacturing Jobs in America Act.

The Senators’ bipartisan bill would help to fill the gap between the growth of advanced manufacturing jobs and individuals...

Blackburn Leads Colleagues in Urging Regulatory Relief for Businesses

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) led 27 of her Republican colleagues in urging leadership to provide businesses with regulatory relief in the wake of the economic crisis caused by the global pandemic.

Senator Blackburn is joined in this effort by Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), David Perdue (R-Ga.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Marco Rubio (R...

Blackburn Named to President Trump’s Task Force on the Re-Opening of America

NASHVILLE, TENN. – Today, President Donald Trump named Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) to his congressional task force to provide counsel on the re-opening of America in the wake of COVID-19.

Senator Blackburn made the following statement on her selection:

“Since the day COVID-19 reached our shores, President Trump’s resolve to defeat it has not wavered. His Administration has worked day and night to identify the most effective ways to keep the American people safe, from supplying...

Rosen, Blackburn Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Support American Manufacturing Jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) 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...

Blackburn Congratulates Memphis Following Announcement of$12 Million Department of Transportation BUILD Grant Award

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) congratulated Memphis following the news that the city has been awarded a $12 million grant from the Department of Transportation through the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) program.

“Today, the Department of Transportation announced that the city of Memphis has been awarded a $12 million BUILD grant to be used toward the design and construction of a Bus Rapid Transit line from downtown Memphis to the...

Blackburn Introduces Across-The-Board 1%, 2% and 5% Spending Cuts

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) introduced across-the-board spending cuts as amendments to S. Amdt. 948 to H.R. 3055, the CJS-AG-INT-THUD minibus appropriations package yesterday. The amendments seek to cut 1%, 2% or 5% of all spending accounts under the bill, including the Departments of Commerce, Justice, Agriculture, Interior, Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development.

“The government never gets enough of the taxpayer’s money. If you send it, they will spend it,...

Blackburn: The USMCA Matters to Tennesseans

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) urged her colleagues in the House of Representatives to bring the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement to the House floor for a vote.

“This matters to Tennesseans because [our state] exported $13.7 billion worth of transportation equipment, electronics, machinery, chemicals, fabricated metal, appliances, paper, plastics, rubber, and other goods to Canada and Mexico in 2017,” Senator Blackburn said on the Senate floor. “Tennessee...

Blackburn, Hawley Introduce Bill to Move Most Federal Agencies Out of D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) introduced the Helping Infrastructure Restore the Economy (HIRE) Act, which moves most federal agencies out of Washington, D.C. and into the heart of economically-distressed regions across the country.

“Moving agencies outside of Washington, D.C. both boosts local economies and lowers costs – that’s a winning combination,” Senator Blackburn said. “This legislation would enable Americans across the country to...

Blackburn Discusses USMCA, Gun Violence on Fox Business

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) joined Fox Business’ Maria Bartiromo on Mornings with Maria to discuss trade with China, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement and gun violence.

On the USMCA

“When you have the Farm Bureau, the Chamber of Commerce, the UAW and the teamsters all supporting the agreement, call the vote and pass the thing.”

On gun violence

“No one wants someone who is a danger to themselves or others to have a gun or any kind of weapon. And, no one wants...