Blackburn, Blumenthal Call for Full Funding of Programs to Prevent Child Exploitation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) wrote today to Senate appropriators to request increased funding for missing and exploited children programs in the appropriations bill currently before Congress. The letter follows a recent report finding that over 45 million online images and videos were flagged as child sexual abuse last year, and that images are increasing exponentially in number, becoming more extreme, and featuring increasingly younger...

Blackburn Joins Bipartisan Group Warning FTC Not to Weaken Children’s Online Privacy Rules

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) today wrote to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) urging it not to take any steps to weaken existing rules under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).

The Senators sent their letter following the Commission’s announcement that it will begin an ahead-of-schedule review of the COPPA Rule, as well as its request for public comment on potential...

Blackburn on Impeachment Inquiry: This is the Democrats’ Mueller Do-Over

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) joined Fox News’ The Next Revolution with Steve Hilton as a panelist on Sunday to discuss the Democrats’ unsubstantiated impeachment inquiry.

On the Democrats’ Repeated Efforts to Impeach the President

“They tried it in 2017. They couldn’t get the floor vote. They tried it in 2018. They couldn’t get the floor vote. Mueller was to be [the silver bullet]. They couldn’t get that to work. They tried it earlier this year and it didn’t work and...

Blackburn Joins The Atlantic’s ‘Women of Washington’ Event

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), the first female Senator from Tennessee, joined The Atlantic’s ‘Women of Washington’ event on Tuesday for a conversation about encouraging conservative women to run for office, the 100th anniversary of the women’s right to vote, the security women want for their families, and more. The Atlantic’s deputy editor, Gillian White, moderated the conversation.

On Encouraging Conservative Women to Run for Office

"Many times, you have women say,...

Blackburn on CNBC: Tech Regulation Needs to Strike the Right Balance

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) joined CNBC’s Squawk Box to discuss the Senate Judiciary Committee’s upcoming hearing on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights.

“It is important to exercise some preemptions so you are not looking at fifty different standards, but you have a basic privacy standard…to make certain that this virtual space is competitive [and] that innovation continues,” said Senator Blackburn. “The GDPR went too far.... The California...

Blackburn: Tech Platforms Need an Objective Cop on the Beat

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) spoke on the Senate floor about the responsibility of tech companies to police extremist content on their platforms while also protecting free speech.

To watch the Senator’s full remarks, click below or HERE.

big tech

REMARKS AS PREPARED

 

Thank you, Madam President.

 

The internet and social media platforms have transformed the way humans communicate. Correspondence that just a few years ago would have taken paper, pen, and postage, is...

Blackburn Talks Planned Parenthood, Gun Violence on Fox News at Night

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) joined Fox News’ Shannon Bream on Fox News at Night to speak about Planned Parenthood and proposals to reduce gun violence.

On Planned Parenthood

“This gets to the heart of the argument about Title X funding and the legislation, S.105 that I filed… which says: if you do abortion services, then you cannot get Title X, which are women's health care funds.”

On Gun Violence “Not any of us want someone who is a danger to themselves...

Blackburn: Targeting Kavanaugh for Character Assassination Again is Appalling

Blackburn: Targeting Kavanaugh for character assassination again is appalling

Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.)

Fox News

September 19, 2019

 

After the breakdown of due process and civility during Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing, I am appalled that many of my Senate colleagues have chosen to resurrect their attempted character assassination against a man a majority of senators deemed qualified and more than fit for the bench.

By reigniting these attacks, the...

Blackburn Speaks at Commerce Hearing on Mass Violence, Extremism, and Digital Responsibility

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) spoke at a Senate Commerce Committee hearing on “Mass Violence, Extremism, and Digital Responsibility”. She discussed social media algorithms and proposals to control content in a way that balances the need to protect free speech and police extreme content online. In her questioning, she urged Facebook officials to take stronger steps to maintain objectivity in patrolling its platform.

“Social media companies are, in a sense, open...