Blackburn, Cotton, Colleagues to DOJ: Investigate Planned Parenthood’s Use of COVID Relief Funds

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) joined Senator Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) in sending a letter to Attorney General Bill Barr urging the Department of Justice to investigate whether dozens of Planned Parenthood affiliates across the country fraudulently applied for and received loans from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) despite knowing they were ineligible to apply. 

The letter was also signed by Senators John Boozman (R-Ark.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.)...

As COVID-19 Death Toll Approaches 100,000 in U.S., Schatz, Blackburn, Coons, Murkowski, Senators Call for National Moment of Silence to Honor the Lives Lost

Bipartisan Legislation Calls For Moment of Silence at 12 Noon On June 1

WASHINGTON – As more Americans tragically lose their fight to the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Senators Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) introduced legislation to pay tribute to the victims of COVID-19 with a moment of silence at 12 noon on Monday, June 1, 2020.

“The nation must mark this dark moment with unity and clarity,” said Senator Schatz. “At this...

Blackburn & Rosen Announce Support for Advanced Manufacturing Jobs in America Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), members of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, announced that the American Small Manufacturers Coalition, The Software Alliance, CompTIA, and the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry are new endorsers of their Advanced Manufacturing Jobs in America Act.

The Senators’ bipartisan bill would help to fill the gap between the growth of advanced manufacturing jobs and individuals...

Blackburn Leads Colleagues in Urging Regulatory Relief for Businesses

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) led 27 of her Republican colleagues in urging leadership to provide businesses with regulatory relief in the wake of the economic crisis caused by the global pandemic.

Senator Blackburn is joined in this effort by Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), David Perdue (R-Ga.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Marco Rubio (R...

Blackburn Remembers Fallen Tennessee Law Enforcement Officers During National Police Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) joined Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and her Senate colleagues to honor police officers who lost their lives in the line of duty in 2019, and due to complications from COVID-19 in recent months. She gave the following statement about the resolution:

“We are indebted to our police officers and sheriffs for their service to our country and our communities. In particular, we remember eight Tennesseans who lost their lives in the line of...

Blackburn on Fox News at Night: I Look Forward to Bringing Daylight to the Flynn Investigation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last night, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, joined Shannon Bream on Fox News at Night to discuss the investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.

“Somebody cooked up this plot. Somebody gave an order. Somebody did the dirty work. Michael Flynn paid a price. The Trump administration paid a price, and the American taxpayer has footed the bill,” said Senator Blackburn on the Obama administration’s cover-up...

Blackburn & Feinstein Lead Female Senators in Partnership with Smithsonian Institution to Commemorate 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) announced their partnership with the Smithsonian Institution to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the passage and ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guaranteeing women the right to vote.

 

Senators Blackburn and Feinstein will lead their female colleagues in the Senate in compiling reflections on what this anniversary means to them and how they are carrying the legacy...

Blackburn, Cotton Seek to Rename Chinese Embassy Street ‘Li Wenliang Plaza’

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Representative Liz Cheney (R-Wyoming) introduced bicameral bills to rename the street outside the Chinese embassy in Washington, D.C. “Li Wenliang Plaza.” The bill honors the late Dr. Li Wenliang, the Wuhan-based doctor who warned the world about the coronavirus before the Chinese Communist Party silenced him.

“Dr. Li took a great personal risk to tell the world...

Blackburn, Markey Lead Bipartisan, Bicameral Effort to Counter Human Rights Abuses Worldwide Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) introduced legislation requiring the State Department and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to take steps, through diplomacy and development assistance, to prevent human rights abuses from being carried out in the name of the coronavirus response. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) are original cosponsors.

The Protecting Human Rights...

Blackburn, McSally, Daines Introduce the Stop COVID Act to Hold China Accountable for the Spread of the Coronavirus

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) and Steve Daines (R-Mont.) introduced the Stop China-Originated Viral Infectious Diseases (COVID) Act to ensure the Chinese Communist Party faces consequences for its role in spreading the coronavirus. The Stop COVID Act will empower Americans to sue China in U.S. court and seek compensation for the devastating harm the deadly virus has caused to the economy and human life.

 

“It is good to be back in the...