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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 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...

Senator Blackburn’s Statement on Budget Vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after her vote against the proposed Bipartisan Budget Agreement: 
 
“Governance requires tough choices, and if everything is a priority then nothing is a priority. Our priority should be ensuring our men and women in uniform have the resources they need to defend U.S. interests, our allies, and freedom. Holding those resources hostage to bloated, inefficient and wasteful federal spending is shameful and...

Blackburn, Perdue, Colleagues Encourage Trump Administration to Avoid Another Continuing Resolution

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) joined Senator David Perdue (R-Ga.) and Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) to encourage Trump Administration officials to reach consensus with congressional leaders on a two-year budget deal to fully fund the military. In a letter to Acting Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Russ Vought, Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, the senators caution...

Senator Blackburn Joins Bill to Strengthen Copyright Protections for Artists

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) joined Senator John Kennedy (R-La.) to cosponsor the Support the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement (CASE) Act of 2019. The legislation works to protect independent musicians and artists from the unauthorized reproduction of their creative content through the creation of small claims copyright courts.

“Nashville is home to some of the most talented creators in the music industry,” said Senator Blackburn. “These artists need to...

Senator Blackburn Joins Bill to Strengthen Copyright Protections for Artists

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) joined Senator John Kennedy (R-La.) to cosponsor the Support the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement (CASE) Act of 2019. The legislation works to protect independent musicians and artists from the unauthorized reproduction of their creative content through the creation of small claims copyright courts.

“Nashville is home to some of the most talented creators in the music industry,” said Senator Blackburn. “These artists need to...

Senator Blackburn Talks Trade on CNBC’s Squawk Box

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) joined Rebecca Quick on CNBC’s Squawk Box this morning to discuss trade and tariffs with China.

“The biggest obstacle to getting the USMCA over the finish line has been lifted – and that is the steel and aluminum tariffs…. For Tennessee farmers and pork farmers and dairymen that is really good news. It’s also good news for our auto manufacturers.” – Senator Marsha Blackburn

Watch the full segment by clicking below or HERE.
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Senator Blackburn: Tennessee is Open for Business

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) spoke on the Senate floor today about the important impact of small businesses on Tennessee. May 5-11, 2019 is National Small Business Week.

To watch the full segment, click below or HERE.

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Remarks as Prepared

Mister President, I rise today in celebration of National Small Business Week.

For over five decades, National Small Business Week has been an opportunity to recognize the tremendous contribution of small businesses and...

Senator Blackburn Issues Statement on Growth of Automobile Manufacturing Industry in Tennessee

Washington, D.C. - Today, Volkswagen announced its Chattanooga facility will be the company's North American base of operations for manufacturing electric vehicles beginning in 2022. The company will invest $800 million into the facility, adding 1,000 jobs at the plant with the opportunity for additional jobs through suppliers. 

This follows General Motors’ announcement yesterday that it will produce its new Cadillac XT6 crossover in Spring Hill. The Middle Tennessee location is the product of...