Senator Blackburn Votes to Secure the Border, End Partial Government Shutdown

Washington, D.C. – Today, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) made a statement following her vote to secure the border and end the partial government shutdown:

“President Trump and Leader McConnell are to be commended for putting forth legislation that secures the border and re-opens the closed portions of the government. I voted to support the President’s plan to build the wall, increase border security and open the closed portions of our government. The Democrats’ stubborn refusal to negotiate...

Senator Blackburn Releases Statement on President Trump's Announcement on Border Security

Washington, D.C. - Today, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) made a statement following President Trump's announcement on border security:

"The president has once again shown he is willing to work with Democrats to end this shutdown and find a compromise that will secure our border," said Senator Blackburn. "This proposal that has bipartisan support would provide the much-needed $5.7 billion for a border barrier.

"The border patrol agents have repeatedly asked for three items: a physical...

Senator Blackburn Meets with Family of Pierce Corcoran

Washington, D.C. – Today, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) met with D.J., Wendy, and Avery Corcoran, parents and sister of Pierce Corcoran. Pierce was killed in a car accident caused by an illegal immigrant in Knoxville, Tennessee, on December 29, 2018.
 
“The Corcoran family is to be commended for their strength and fortitude following the death of Pierce,” said Senator Blackburn. “They deserve our most heartfelt condolences and our solemn commitment to secure the border so that no more...

Senator Blackburn Issues Statement on Growth of Automobile Manufacturing Industry in Tennessee

Washington, D.C. - Today, Volkswagen announced its Chattanooga facility will be the company's North American base of operations for manufacturing electric vehicles beginning in 2022. The company will invest $800 million into the facility, adding 1,000 jobs at the plant with the opportunity for additional jobs through suppliers. 

This follows General Motors’ announcement yesterday that it will produce its new Cadillac XT6 crossover in Spring Hill. The Middle Tennessee location is the product of...

Senator Marsha Blackburn Hits the Ground Running

Washington, D.C. – Senator Marsha Blackburn capped off her first full week as Senator by encouraging constituents to reach out to her offices throughout Tennessee and in the nation’s capital.

 

“Our offices are open for business and already serving people across the state,” said Senator Marsha Blackburn. “In our first week alone, we have opened five offices in Tennessee with plans to open more soon. We have fielded thousands of phone calls from constituents on a range of concerns. From...

Senator Blackburn Introduces First Bill as Senator to Protect The Unborn

Washington, D.C. – Today, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) introduced her first bill in the United States Senate. Senator Blackburn’s bill – S. 105, the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act – strips all abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, of federal funding under Title X of the Public Health Service Act.

“Tennesseans and the American people do not want their tax dollars funding abortions,” Senator Blackburn said. “They have made this position clear time and again....

Senator Marsha Blackburn Releases Statement Following President Trump’s Oval Office Address

Washington, D.C. – This evening, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) made a statement following President Trump’s Oval Office Address on border security:

"President Trump affirmed his position on securing the Southern border and is to be commended for holding firm on his commitment to the country to address our broken immigration system. The time has come for Chuck Schumer and Senate Democrats to stop playing political games with the security and sovereignty of the United States. The Senate...

Marsha Blackburn Sworn in as U.S. Senator from Tennessee

Washington, D.C. – Today, Marsha Blackburn began her service in the United States Senate as she was sworn in as Tennessee’s junior Senator.

"Representing Tennessee in the United States Senate is a true honor and today’s activities have been humbling. It has been an honor to share the swearing in activities with hundreds of Tennesseans who have traveled to the nation’s capitol to be a part of the festivities.

“Tennesseans know they can continue to count on me, just as they did during my House...