Blackburn Applauds Completion of NDAA Conference Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and a conferee for the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020, today applauded the completion of the defense spending conference report. Senator Blackburn advocated for several provisions critical to groups in Tennessee that are included in the NDAA.

“This NDAA funds our key priorities of implementing the National Defense Strategy, rebuilding the military, and taking care of...

Blackburn, Cortez Masto Introduce END Child Exploitation Act

Bill extends evidence preservation time in online child exploitation cases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This afternoon, Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Tech Task Force, and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) introduced the Eliminate Network Distribution of Child Exploitation Act to lengthen evidence preservation time in online child exploitation cases and to assist law enforcement in prosecuting these crimes. Technology platforms like Facebook and Tumblr will...

Blackburn, Durbin to Burmese State Counsellor:We Urge You to Fully Cooperate with the ICJ

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) led a bipartisan group of Senators to express their concerns that Burmese State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi will publicly excuse the actions of the Burmese military, or Tatmadaw, at a meeting before the International Court of Justice at The Hague, Netherlands. The military likely conducted “genocidal acts” against the Rohingya in 2017, according to Marzukri Darusman, the chairperson of the United Nations...

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 President Will 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....