Blackburn Congratulates Memphis Following Announcement of$12 Million Department of Transportation BUILD Grant Award

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) congratulated Memphis following the news that the city has been awarded a $12 million grant from the Department of Transportation through the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) program.

“Today, the Department of Transportation announced that the city of Memphis has been awarded a $12 million BUILD grant to be used toward the design and construction of a Bus Rapid Transit line from downtown Memphis to the...

Blackburn Joins Van Hollen, Graham in BipartisanInquiry Into Turkey’s Violations of Ceasefire Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) wrote to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about reports of ongoing attacks against the Syrian Kurds by Turkey and its proxies outside of the designated safe zone. These attacks, if true, would violate the ceasefire agreements and should prompt immediate action from the Administration.

“Given the stakes, time is of the essence,” t...

Blackburn to TikTok: You Are China’s Best Detective

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) told TikTok it must put an end to Chinese-linked efforts to collect data from American children in a letter to Alex Zhu of TikTok Inc. Senator Blackburn leads the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Tech Task Force.

“TikTok is China’s best detective—surreptitiously collecting and sharing user data, tracking American tweens and teenagers, and manipulating children’s online purchases,” Senator Blackburn writes in the letter. “Children are...

Blackburn: This Guy is the Front Man for the Whistleblower Band

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) joined Fox News’ America’s Newsroom with Bill Hemmer and Sandra Smith to discuss the latest in the House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry.

On Partisan Whistleblower

“The whistleblower had contact with Adam Schiff and his staff. He is a partisan Democrat. He has worked for one of the presidential candidates... This guy is the front man for the whistleblower band… [We] should bring the whistleblower before the [House] Judiciary...

Blackburn’s Coin Bill Honoring 100 Years of Women’s Right to Vote Passes Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Marsha Blackburn’s (R-Tenn.) bipartisan legislation honoring the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote with a commemorative coin has passed Congress and is on its way to the President’s desk to be signed into law.

The Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commemorative Coin Act, cosponsored by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), will create a silver $1 coin minted by the U.S. Treasury. Reps. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) and Brenda Lawrence (D-Mich.) led companion...

Blackburn on Impeachment: House Dems Only Taking Vote After Catching Flak for Denying President Due Process

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last night, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) joined Fox News @ Night with Shannon Bream to discuss the latest in the House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry.

On the Democrats’ Handing of Impeachment Inquiry

“They’re just trying to take this vote because they’ve caught so much flak for doing this kangaroo court in Adam Schiff’s basement and people not being able to have some visibility into who they’re calling, what those are saying, by being able to question those witnesses....

Blackburn Joins Thune on Bipartisan Bill to Increase Internet Platform Transparency & Provide Consumers With Greater Control Over Digital Content

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) joined Senators John Thune (R-S.D.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, which has jurisdiction over the internet and consumer protection, and Mark Warner (D-Va.) today to introduce the Filter Bubble Transparency Act.

The bill would require large-scale internet platforms that collect data from more than one million users and gross more than...

Blackburn Joins Tillis, Grassley to Stop Sanctuary Cities

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) joined Senators Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) to introduce the Immigration Detainer Enforcement Act, legislation that will help stop sanctuary cities. The legislation would clarify the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) detainer authority, clearly establish the authority of states and localities to maintain custody in cases in which a detainer has been issued, and incentivize cooperation between law enforcement...

Blackburn Introduces Across-The-Board 1%, 2% and 5% Spending Cuts

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) introduced across-the-board spending cuts as amendments to S. Amdt. 948 to H.R. 3055, the CJS-AG-INT-THUD minibus appropriations package yesterday. The amendments seek to cut 1%, 2% or 5% of all spending accounts under the bill, including the Departments of Commerce, Justice, Agriculture, Interior, Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development.

“The government never gets enough of the taxpayer’s money. If you send it, they will spend it,...

Blackburn, Colleagues Work to Defend Freedom of Expression in Hong Kong

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today led the introduction of new, bipartisan legislation that would ban the U.S. export of crowd control equipment to the Hong Kong Police Force. The legislation follows documented reports by human rights groups that U.S.-made police equipment has been used by Hong Kong police to violate the human rights of peaceful protesters during Hong Kong’s ongoing pro...