Senator Blackburn’s COVID-19 Resource Guide for Tennesseans

NASHVILLE, TENN. – Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) has released the following COVID-19 resource guide for Tennesseans.

Our Tennessee Workforce

Have you recently been laid off, or has a reduction in compensation made it difficult to make ends meet?

Are you...

Blackburn Supports Passage of CARES Act

Today, the Senate passed the Coronavirus, Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act with Senator Marsha Blackburn’s support. She gave the following statement on its passage:

“This is a tough time for Tennesseans, and over the last few weeks, I have spoken with dozens of employees, small and large business owners, and gig economy workers. They have shared with me their stories of joblessness, dreams shattered through no fault of their own. They have asked for help to bridge the economic shutdown...

Blackburn Leads the Way on Telehealth

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the White House made a critical announcement to expand telehealth due to the advocacy of Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.). Following discussions with both the White House and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma about a key regulation inhibiting the use of telemedicine, the administration announced it will waive that regulation to allow beneficiaries to receive a wider range of healthcare services from their doctors without having to...

Blackburn Leads Effort to Distance American Universities from Confucius Institutes

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) seeks to minimize Chinese efforts to exert inappropriate influence on American university campuses through Confucius Institutes, which repress free speech and discourage transparency. Congressional efforts have led to the closure of many Institutes, yet many remain. Senator Blackburn is leading a two-part effort to ensure that the existing Confucius Institutes in the United States abide by standards of transparency and academic...

Blackburn Leads Effort to Distance American Universities from Confucius Institutes

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) seeks to minimize Chinese efforts to exert inappropriate influence on American university campuses through Confucius Institutes, which repress free speech and discourage transparency. Congressional efforts have led to the closure of many Institutes, yet many remain. Senator Blackburn is leading a two-part effort to ensure that the existing Confucius Institutes in the United States abide by standards of transparency and academic freedom...

Blackburn, Menendez Lead Bipartisan Bill  to Increase US Prescription Drug Manufacturing 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) have introduced the Securing America’s Medicine Cabinet (SAM-C) Act to increase American manufacturing of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), the building blocks of prescription drugs. Currently, only 28% of API-producing facilities are in the United States and the number of Chinese facilities has more than doubled since 2010.

“When confronted with a serious challenge such as the corona...

Blackburn Surveys Tornado Damage in Nashville and Putnam & Wilson Counties

NASHVILLE, TENN. – Yesterday, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) visited with tornado victims and met with state and local officials in Nashville, Cookeville in Putnam County, and Mt. Juliet in Wilson County.

First, the Senator visited the Red Cross shelter at Centennial Sportsplex in Nashville.

In Putnam, Senator Blackburn and County Sheriff Eddie Farris discussed what they saw on the ground.

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Senator Blackburn speaks with first responders in Mt. Juliet.

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Blackburn Surveys Tornado Damage in Middle Tennessee

NASHVILLE, TENN. – Last night, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) met with state officials at the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency Operations Center to receive an update on response efforts.

This morning, she is on the ground in Middle Tennessee meeting with local officials and visiting with victims at the Centennial Sportsplex in Nashville. She will visit Putnam County later this morning.

This morning, Senator Blackburn joined Brian Wilson on 99.7 Supertalk to give an update on what she...

Blackburn Applauds New Coronavirus Research

NASHVILLE, TENN. – Tonight, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) applauded new research from scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville:

“Researchers at ORNL and UTK have made a significant breakthrough in identifying the isolated protein that would neutralize the coronavirus,” Senator Blackburn said. “This critical discovery brings us one key step closer to determining how to best treat the virus that is spreading around the globe.”

“Researchers at...

Blackburn Joins Hawley, Ernst to Obtain the Data Needed to Confront Human Trafficking

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) introduced legislation to reauthorize a provision of the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2005 (TVPRA) commissioning a two-part comprehensive federal study on human trafficking by the Department of Justice. While the TVPRA had called for biennial comprehensive studies on the issue, the only study ever completed and submitted to Congress was in 2009. The Senators’...