Senators Blackburn, Tester Ramp Up Oversight of VA’s $16 Billion Electronic Health Record Modernization

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) are fighting to keep the VA on target and transparent on its roll-out of the new $16 billion commercial electronic health record system for nine million veterans. 
The VA is currently undertaking a decade-long transition to bring veterans’ health records into the 21st century by ensuring that veterans can have access to a seamless electronic health record across the VA and Department of Defense health systems. 
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Blackburn, Duckworth, Alexander Resolution Recognizing Importance of Vaccines Passes Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), and Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) introduced the bipartisan Vaccines Save Lives Resolution, recognizing the importance of vaccines and immunizations in the United States. The resolution, which passed the Senate this week, sends a message of unequivocal Congressional support for vaccines and urges parents, in consultation with their health care providers, to follow scientific evidence and the consensus of medical...

Senators Blackburn, Baldwin Introduce Internet Exchange Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) introduced S. 1166, the Internet Exchange (IX) Act, which will help to improve internet access for consumers, especially those in rural areas.
“You can’t have a 21st century education, 21st century healthcare, or a 21st century business without access to 21st century internet,” said Senator Blackburn. “The bipartisan IX Act will make big strides in closing the digital divide in Tennessee by providing...

Senator Blackburn Addresses Facebook, Twitter Officials at Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) delivered the following remarks at the Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing, “Stifling Free Speech: Technological Censorship and the Public Discourse.”

Watch her remarks by clicking the image below or HERE.

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Thank you Mr. Chairman. I think it is fair to say I’ve had a couple brushes with social media companies in the past couple years. 

I will also say it is indeed a pleasure and an honor to live in a country that values...

Senator Blackburn Introduces BROWSER Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) introduced S.1116, the Balancing the Rights of Web Surfers Equally and Responsibly (BROWSER) Act. The BROWSER Act requires communications and technology companies to provide users with clear and conspicuous notice of their privacy policies and the ability to opt-in to the collection of sensitive information and to opt-out of the collection of non-sensitive information. It also prohibits these companies from denying their service to...

Senators Blackburn, Klobuchar Urge FTC Action on Facebook and Google

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) sent the following letter asking the Federal Trade Commission to address concerns regarding potential privacy, data security, and antitrust violations involving online platforms.

“Tennesseans are rightly concerned about who owns their Virtual You,” Senator Blackburn said. “They want to be certain that their privacy is protected in both the physical and virtual space. The FTC has a responsibility to hold...

Senator Blackburn Congratulates Outgoing Vanderbilt Chancellor Zeppos

Washington, D.C. – Today, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) congratulated and thanked Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos, who announced today that he would be stepping down from his position on August 15.

“After more than a decade of dedicated service as Chancellor, Nicholas S. Zeppos should be congratulated by all members of the Vanderbilt community for a job well done,” Senator Blackburn said. “His legacy is best depicted through the generations of students who have used...

IN THE NEWS: Senator Blackburn Talks Border Security On Fox and Friends

New York, New York – Today, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) joined Fox News Channel’s Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt and Brian Kilmeade on the set of Fox and Friends to discuss the urgent need to provide Customs and Border Protection with the necessary resources to secure our border.

Watch the clip below or HERE.
 

IN THE NEWS: Senator Blackburn: What you Saw from the Democrats on the Green New Deal was Profiles in Cowardice

Washington, D.C. – Today, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) spoke with Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business Channel’s Mornings with Maria about Tuesday's vote successfully rejecting the Democrat’s Green New Deal. The Senator also discussed the latest reports regarding the Boeing 737 aircrafts and shared a preview of what to expect from Wednesday afternoon’s Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee Hearing on the State of Airline Safety.

Watch the clip below and HERE