Senator Blackburn Votes to Confirm William Barr as Attorney General

Washington, D.C. – Today, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) voted to confirm William Barr as Attorney General of the United States.

“This morning, I spoke with William Barr about what we can expect from him as our nation’s Attorney General. Mr. Barr has assured me he will respect the rule of law, and will push forward qualified women to serve in the Department of Justice. Mr. Barr served with distinction as Attorney General under President Bush and will do so again under President Trump. I am...

Senators Blackburn and Alexander Introduce Resolution to Honor First Female Naval Aviator

Washington, D.C. – Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) introduced a resolution to honor Captain Rosemary Mariner, the Navy’s first female fighter pilot. On February 2, 2019, Captain Mariner was laid to rest in Maynardville, Tennessee, and honored with the first all-female piloted flyover in the history of the United States Navy.

“Throughout her life, Captain Mariner broke barriers that paved the way for women to follow in her footsteps,” said Senator Blackburn....

Senator Blackburn Releases Statement Following State of the Union

Washington, D.C. – Tonight, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) released this statement following President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address before Congress:

“President Trump conveyed an inspiring message and a hopeful vision for our country in tonight’s State of the Union message. He expressed confidence in our nation’s future and extended a hand to Democrats to work together, in unity, to produce results for all Americans.

“Bringing Knoxville Fire Chief D.J. Corcoran as my guest was...

Senators Blackburn and Duckworth Lead Bipartisan Letter to Protect Kurdish Allies in Syria

Washington D.C. – Today, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), in partnership with Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), sent a bipartisan letter urging the Trump administration to protect the United States’ Kurdish partners in the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). The letter comes as the administration considers a withdrawal of U.S. military forces from Syria. Senators Blackburn and Duckworth are members of the Senate Armed Services Committee. 

“The protection of our Kurdish friends and allies is in...

Senator Blackburn Announces Angel Father DJ Corcoran as Guest for State of the Union

Washington, D.C. – Today, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) announced that she will be bringing DJ Corcoran, Knoxville Fire Captain, as her guest to the State of the Union. Captain Corcoran’s son, Pierce, was tragically killed by an illegal alien last month. Congressman Tim Burchett (R-Tenn., 2nd District) will bring Wendy Corcoran, Pierce’s mother, as his guest.

“The tragedy the Corcoran family has endured is one no family should ever have to experience,” said Senator Blackburn. “The...

Senator Blackburn Releases Statement Following President Trump’s Decision to Re-Open the Government

Washington, D.C. – Today, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) made a statement following President Trump’s announcement to re-open the closed portions of the government:

“President Trump has reached a compromise with Democratic and Republican leaders to reopen the federal government with a short term continuing resolution. While this action solves the immediate problem of funding the back pay of 800,000 federal workers, it does not address the urgent need to end the humanitarian crisis on our...

Senator Blackburn Votes to Secure the Border, End Partial Government Shutdown

Washington, D.C. – Today, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) made a statement following her vote to secure the border and end the partial government shutdown:

“President Trump and Leader McConnell are to be commended for putting forth legislation that secures the border and re-opens the closed portions of the government. I voted to support the President’s plan to build the wall, increase border security and open the closed portions of our government. The Democrats’ stubborn refusal to negotiate...

Senator Blackburn Releases Statement on President Trump's Announcement on Border Security

Washington, D.C. - Today, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) made a statement following President Trump's announcement on border security:

"The president has once again shown he is willing to work with Democrats to end this shutdown and find a compromise that will secure our border," said Senator Blackburn. "This proposal that has bipartisan support would provide the much-needed $5.7 billion for a border barrier.

"The border patrol agents have repeatedly asked for three items: a physical...

Senator Blackburn Meets with Family of Pierce Corcoran

Washington, D.C. – Today, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) met with D.J., Wendy, and Avery Corcoran, parents and sister of Pierce Corcoran. Pierce was killed in a car accident caused by an illegal immigrant in Knoxville, Tennessee, on December 29, 2018.
 
“The Corcoran family is to be commended for their strength and fortitude following the death of Pierce,” said Senator Blackburn. “They deserve our most heartfelt condolences and our solemn commitment to secure the border so that no more...

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...