Blackburn, Colleagues Urge Olympic Committee to Hold China Accountable and Ensure Human Rights Upheld at 2022 Beijing Olympics

‘Delaying application of imperative guidelines leaves China free reign’

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As Beijing prepares to host the 2022 Olympic Winter Games, the international community remembers the human rights abuses that occurred during China’s 2008 tenure as host.

Today, Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Richard Durbin (D-Ill.), Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Todd Young (R-Ind.)...

Blackburn Discusses TikTok’s Policy Change, Data Privacy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This evening, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) spoke with Bloomberg Technology to discuss her concerns regarding youth use of TikTok, as well as her questions at today’s Senate Commerce hearing on “Examining Legislative Proposals to Protect Consumer Data Privacy,”

On TikTok’s Decision to Raise the Minimum Age for In-App Purchases“

I am pleased that they have changed the age. That is an important first step. Having these children streaming these videos, buying these emojis...

Senator Blackburn Wishes Tennesseans a Happy Thanksgiving

NASHVILLE, TENN. – Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) gave the following statement ahead of Thanksgiving:

“On this Thanksgiving, as people in Hong Kong and Iraq are fighting for a better life for themselves and their families, we are reminded of how fortunate we are to live in a country that holds our freedoms in such high regard. I also express my deepest gratitude to our men and women in uniform who each day put their lives on the line in the name of freedom, as well as those who are the thin...

Blackburn, Cruz Condemn EU Ruling Permitting Anti-Israel Business Practices

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) condemned the Court of Justice of the European Union’s recent ruling to permit anti-Israel business practices in the 28 member states. The ruling singles out Israeli goods for discrimination and requires special labels indicating the origin of products imported from Israeli settlements and areas the EU deems “occupied by Israel since 1967.”

“In Nazi-occupied Europe, the Jewish people were forced to wear a...

Blackburn’s Bill Signed By PresidentWill Create Coin to Honor 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage Movement

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) joined President Donald Trump at the White House yesterday for the signing of the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commemorative Coin Act.

Senator Blackburn’s legislation celebrates the 100th anniversary of the passage and ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guaranteeing women the right to vote. The measure honors the centennial and the legacy of the suffrage activists with a commemorative coin minted by the U.S....

Blackburn, Cruz Condemn EU Ruling Permitting Anti-Israel Business Practices

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) condemned the Court of Justice of the European Union’s recent ruling to permit anti-Israel business practices in the 28 member states. The ruling singles out Israeli goods for discrimination and requires special labels indicating the origin of products imported from Israeli settlements and areas the EU deems “occupied by Israel since 1967.”

“In Nazi-occupied Europe, the Jewish people were forced to wear a yellow star...

Blackburn, Cruz, Colleagues Call on Administration to Support Restoration of Internet Access in Iran, Sanction Iranian Officials Responsible

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Iranian officials took unprecedented action to silence and oppress the Iranian people – unleashing security forces and shutting down the Internet to hide police brutality – after widespread protests broke out against to the regime’s decision to increase gasoline prices by 50 percent. In response, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) joined Senators Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Pat Toomey (R-Penn.), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla....

Senator Blackburn, Rep. Nadler Lead Bipartisan Effort to Modernize Music Copyright Law and Empower Musicians

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) introduced the Ask Musicians for Music Act (AM-FM) to modernize existing copyright law for radio stations and musicians. Under the current patchwork copyright system, radio stations can use sound recordings over their airwaves while creators, who own a stake in sound recordings, receive no payment in return. The AM-FM Act would require all radio services to pay fair market value for the music they use, putting music owners and the...

Blackburn’s Bill Banning Export of Crowd Control Equipment to Hong Kong Police Force Passes Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Marsha Blackburn’s (R-Tenn.) legislation, S.2710, to prohibit the U.S. export of crowd control equipment to the Hong Kong Police Force, passed the Senate by unanimous consent. The bill passed alongside Senator Marco Rubio’s (R-Fla.) S.1838, the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019, which seeks to assess whether political developments in Hong Kong justify changing Hong Kong's unique treatment under U.S. law.

“China has earned its place atop the list...

Blackburn to China: The World is Watching How You Respond to Protests

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) joined Fox Business’s Varney & Co. to discuss the protests in Hong Kong and the latest with the House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry.

On the Protests in Hong Kong

“One of the ways we can continue to support them is of course through social media – letting them know we are watching and letting China know that the world is watching to see how they respond…. We need to send the message that the U.S. Congress is watching very closely."

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