Blackburn on Fox Business: My Stop COVID Act Will Give U.S. Citizens the Opportunity to Sue the Chinese Communist Party

NASHVILLE, TENN. – This morning, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) joined Fox Business’s Morning with Maria to discuss her legislation to ensure the Chinese Communist Party faces consequences for its role in spreading the coronavirus.

“You’ve got activists in China that say they knew for 51 days they had an outbreak, and you have the Communist Party leadership that kept it quiet for six days when they knew this was moving to a pandemic,” Senator Blackburn told Maria Bartiromo. “These were...

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

NASHVILLE, TENN. – Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) will introduce 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.  

“China’s Communist Party must face consequences for its...

Blackburn Named to President Trump’s Task Force on the Re-Opening of America

NASHVILLE, TENN. – Today, President Donald Trump named Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) to his congressional task force to provide counsel on the re-opening of America in the wake of COVID-19.

Senator Blackburn made the following statement on her selection:

“Since the day COVID-19 reached our shores, President Trump’s resolve to defeat it has not wavered. His Administration has worked day and night to identify the most effective ways to keep the American people safe, from supplying...

Blackburn, Colleagues Urge Esper to Address Mental Health of Servicemembers During Social Distancing

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) urged Secretary of Defense Mark Esper to address the mental health of servicemembers during social distancing.

“We write today to encourage you to also reflect on the unintended consequences that social distancing measures of isolation and quarantine may have on our service members’ mental, spiritual,...

Blackburn Discusses China’s COVID-19 Deception with Expert Gordon Chang, Rep. Banks in Virtual Panel

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, China expert Gordon Chang moderated a virtual panel with Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.). The group discussed the Members’ bipartisan efforts to hold the Chinese government responsible for its abject failure to be forthright about the severity of the COVID-19 crisis at its inception.

To view the virtual panel, click below or here.

HIGHLIGHTS

On U.S. Debt Held By China:

“I have grandchildren, and I am incredibly concerned...

Blackburn, Colleagues Urge Pompeo & Craft to Address China’s Crackdown of Free Speech

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) urged Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Representative to the United Nations Kelly Craft to address the crackdown of free speech in China and in countries across four continents, including Turkey, Bangladesh, Niger and Cambodia, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The Chinese Communist Party is using this public health emergency...

Blackburn Urges FDA to Respond to Critical Drug Shortages

NASHVILLE, TENN. - Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) is urging the Food and Drug Administration to address shortages of drugs used to treat patients with lupus. Hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, which are used to treat autoimmune diseases like lupus, are currently being used as treatment for COVID-19.

"We should not be facing a choice between treating lupus and COVID-19," said Senator Blackburn. "We have to fix our US drug supply problem right nw. All Americans should be able to trust...

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: China Must Be Held Accountable for Role in COVID-19 Outbreak

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) is calling on the Chinese government to take responsibility for its abject failure to be forthright about the severity of its COVID-19 crisis at its inception. She is joined by Senator Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and Reps. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) and Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) who led bipartisan companion resolution in the House of Representatives.

“Chinese officials destroyed early COVID-19 test kits, suppressed information and refused international...

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...