Blackburn, Perdue, Hyde-Smith Introduce Bill to Remove Regulatory Hurdles Burdening Rural Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), David Perdue (R-Ga.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) introduced S. 2430, the Paving the Way for Rural Communities Act of 2019 to remove outdated, burdensome regulatory hurdles from rural areas. This will increase rural communities’ access to better economic opportunities and infrastructure projects.

“Tennessee’s rural communities are the heart of our state’s agriculture businesses. We should not have laws in place that hinder, rather than...

Senator Blackburn’s Statement on the Mass Shootings in El Paso and Dayton

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio:

“The mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton were horrific tragedies perpetrated by evil individuals, and I condemn all forms of hate and hateful acts of any kind. The actions of law enforcement officers and first responders in stopping both shooters saved lives and allowed the wounded to get immediate care. 

“We will work with the President to...

Blackburn Unveils Rural Health Agenda to Bring Care to Underserved Areas

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) introduced her Rural Health Agenda, aimed at addressing health care delivery challenges in rural America to maintain quality care close to home. The Rural Health Agenda includes three bills: the bipartisan Rural America Health Corps Act, cosponsored by Senators Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Doug Jones (D-Ala.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska); the Rural Health Innovation Act, cosponsored by Senator Murkowski; and the Telemedicine...

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, Tester Bringing 21st Century Care and Benefits to Veterans with Information Technology Oversight Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.), unveiled bipartisan legislation yesterday to improve the information technology (IT) system at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The Department of Veterans Affairs IT Reform Act holds the VA accountable by increasing transparency into proposed and current IT spending on critical programs for veterans. The bill also ensures that veterans receive timely health care and benefits by requiring the VA to institute...

Blackburn, Colleagues Sponsor Pro-Life Legislation to Save Human Embryos

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) joined Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) to introduce the Patients First Act, which would promote stem cell research without the creation, use, destruction, or discarding of human embryos.

“Medical breakthroughs achieved via stem cell research need not come at the expense of innocent life,” said Senator Blackburn. “Protecting the sanctity of life and encouraging scientific research are not mutually...

Blackburn on Fox News’ Your World with Neil Cavuto

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) joined Fox News’ Your World with Neil Cavuto to discuss how Big Tech companies should be held responsible for their role in enabling foreign adversaries from influencing American elections.

To watch the full segment, click below or HERE.


Blackburn Joins Inhofe, Colleagues to Introduce Asylum Abuse Reduction Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) joined Senators James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) to introduce legislation to restore integrity to and strengthen the asylum process by eliminating loopholes.

“The crisis at our border requires immediate action,” said Senator Blackburn. “We can’t let traffickers and drug cartels continue to take advantage of our laws. This legislation targets asylum fraud to eliminate loopholes and...

Blackburn: Big Tech Companies Have Gotten Filthy Rich Off Of Your Data

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) spoke with Fox Business, Bloomberg and Yahoo Finance about the Tech Task Force she is leading in the Senate Judiciary Committee. Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) named Senator Blackburn Chairman of the Tech Task Force, with Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) serving as co-chair. The Tech Task Force will meet periodically to discuss tech industry issues, including privacy, data security, censorship, antitrust and competition.


Blackburn Joins Graham to Commend Border Patrol Officials for Honorable Service

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) joined Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) to introduce a resolution commending the men and women of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection for their honorable service.

“Our CBP officers have answered a call of duty far greater than the one they signed up for,” Senator Blackburn said. “Instead of defending our nation’s sovereignty, they are being asked to provide medical attention for which they have not been...