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Posted on September 30, 2013 at 4:04 pm

Yesterday I appeared on CBS News Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer to discuss Republican efforts in Congress to prevent a government shutdown and my legislation to delay Obamacare for one year, which was included as part of the Continuing Resolution approved by the House of Representatives early Sunday morning. In case you missed it, you can watch the video of my interview here.

Posted on September 30, 2013 at 4:03 pm

House Republicans spent our weekend working to prevent a government shutdown, while the Senate took the weekend off. I joined several of my colleagues in the House Sunday afternoon at a press conference regarding the Senate’s inaction. See what we had to say here.

Posted on June 14, 2013 at 1:25 pm

Dr. Brad Wenstrup There are things that we do in our lives Each and every day that become so routine. There are things that become extremely rote As we go about them, And often that includes our Pledge of Allegiance. …

Posted on April 22, 2013 at 3:33 pm

They stood a dozen deep. Young and old, they lined the streets behind the flag-draped barricades. The rain began to fall almost as if the sky itself mourned the loss of a leader. Inside the cathedral, the music began as guests arrived and were seated.

From around the world they came to pay tribute to the former Prime Minister of Great Britain, Baroness Margaret Thatcher. They were slow to seat themselves as they shared their common reverence for two now departed among them: Lady Thatcher and President Reagan.

Posted on November 4, 2012 at 10:04 am

Marsha was honored to spend some time on the campaign trail with Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, and thousands of Americans ready to take our country back.

Posted on August 27, 2012 at 5:04 pm

Representative Marsha Blackburn (TN-7) announced today her speaking role at the Republican National Convention. Tennessee’s only elected speaking at the Convention, Representative Blackburn is scheduled to take the stage Tuesday, August 28th, 2012 at 4:54pm Eastern and her remarks will be live on C-SPAN and C-SPAN.org.

Posted on March 27, 2012 at 4:50 pm

At the end of the second day of Supreme Court arguments regarding the constitutionality of Obamacare, the debate over the law and its implications have assumed a renewed vigor in the media and in our public debate. Since my early days fighting TennCare in Tennessee, I have been a solid and consistent opponent of government-run healthcare.

Posted on January 26, 2012 at 3:42 pm

As you know, I have been fighting for several weeks to stop Federal Government bureaucrats from selective enforcement of regulations against musicians, instrument retailers and resellers across the country.

Last week, Representatives Jim Cooper and Mary Bono Mack joined in this fight and the 3 of us introduced important legislation to help protect small business owners from becoming victims of these unfair regulations. The “Retailers and Entertainers Lacey Implementation and Enforcement Fairness (RELIEF) Act” clarifies the Lacey Act, which Congress updated in 2008. Regulations coming from unelected bureaucrats in Washington often have unintended consequences on the manufacturers, dealers and consumers of goods and services in America. The selective and excessive enforcement of these regulations are killing jobs and striking fear into the hearts of those who may unknowingly be in violation of the law.

Posted on December 24, 2011 at 9:55 am

My family and I wish you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. This holiday season is always a cherished time for me to spend with family and loved ones. It’s also a time to look back at the events of the past year and to make plans for the coming year.

May your home be filled with the joy of family and friends today and all though the New Year!

Posted on December 13, 2011 at 3:23 pm

Last week, President Obama announced that “when it comes to domestic energy production” his administration has “gone all in.”

If only that were true! Let’s review what they’ve done. So far, the President has taken a do-nothing approach to encourage Senate Democrats to approve any of the House passed bills that would create new jobs by expanding American energy production. The truth is, his Administration has actively blocked job-creating energy production and imposed a moratorium that closes off some of our most promising energy resources.

Posted on November 30, 2011 at 3:33 pm

First and foremost, know that I continue to lead the way in our efforts in Congress for a full repeal of this bad law.

As you likely heard earlier this month, the United States Supreme Court announced that the Justices will review President Obama’s healthcare law in their next session. That day can’t come soon enough. I am confident that the Court will conclude, as most Americans already have, that this law is not only bad for America, but is flat out unconstitutional.

Posted on November 23, 2011 at 3:37 pm

Thanksgiving Day in our home actually has turned into Thanksgiving week over the years. It is a time for us to reflect and to express our gratitude and thanks. This is a wonderful nation and we are grateful for the freedoms we enjoy each and every day.

Posted on November 10, 2011 at 3:40 pm

Veterans Day is always one of America’s most meaningful observances. . As we pay tribute to our Veterans, each one of us is very much aware of the sacrifices they have made to protect our nation and keep us free. This year marks the tenth year our latest generation of young men and women have been fighting to protect us from terrorists determined to destroy our country and our way of life. We owe our Veterans more than we can ever repay, but all they ever ask for is a quiet thank you.

Posted on October 30, 2011 at 3:43 pm

It’s not abortion, gay marriage or tax rates for millionaires, but government regulation is shaping up as an enduring issue to help mark off the political battleground.

Posted on October 26, 2011 at 5:42 pm

Songwriters and music industry representatives are meeting in Washington, D.C., with U.S. Representatives Marsha Blackburn to discuss protection of intellectual property rights. The Congressional Songwriters Caucus, which Blackburn chairs and founded in 2003, will have a round table discussion on …

Posted on October 21, 2011 at 5:43 pm

Two members of Congress on Thursday announced federal legislation aimed at quelling fears among owners of musical instruments and other products made from imported wood that they could face prosecution under a law that has led to raids on Gibson …

Posted on October 20, 2011 at 5:45 pm

There’s an inverse relationship between the size and scope of government and the health of our free-market economy. That’s why House Republicans made deregulation a cornerstone of our American Jobs Plan. Every new rule, mandate, and regulatory edict is one more …

Posted on October 17, 2011 at 5:49 pm

Late start tonight for Tech at Night. Sorry, but I’ve started a plan to get myself out of California, and to be honest I’m more than a bit nervous about the whole thing. Looking for new work in the Obama …

Posted on October 13, 2011 at 5:51 pm

Calls regs a prime example of government creating a problem and then inventing a solution to fix it Conservative Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) pulled no punches and took no prisoners in a speech to the deregulatory-minded Free State Foundation Wednesday, …

Posted on September 26, 2011 at 5:39 pm

More than a dozen House Republicans are putting new pressure on Congress to make cuts to discretionary spending in the next few years beyond those already agreed to under the summer debt-ceiling deal. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and others last …

Posted on July 26, 2011 at 5:37 pm

“The American people have heard enough of the talk. We need to take the appropriate action to deal with this debt crisis so we don’t default. Republicans remain committed to finding both a near-term and a long-term solution to the …

Posted on July 20, 2011 at 5:36 pm

Congressman Marsha Blackburn brought emails from her constituents onto the House floor today as she argued for the GOP budget bill known as Cut, Cap and Balance. It was a mostly symbolic debate because Senate Democrats will likely shut it …

Posted on July 12, 2011 at 5:33 pm

Tennessee Congressman Marsha Blackburn wants to undo a law requiring light bulbs to become more efficient.  The Brentwood Republican is sponsoring a bill to repeal part of an energy law signed by President Bush in 2007. The current law requires …

Posted on July 10, 2011 at 5:25 pm

Friday, Friday, Friday. Black Friday? Net Neutrality rules have become one step closer to official as the FCC finally delivered something to the OMB after months of stalling. Verizon, MetroPCS, Virginia AG Ken Cuccinelli, and others ended up unable sue …

Posted on July 10, 2011 at 4:55 pm

Washington’s incandesophobia is generating unintended consequences. With its traffic circles and tree-lined squares, America’s capital sometimes resembles a magical, otherworldly place. Maybe that’s why so many who govern here think that they can wave their legislative wands and unleash beauty …

Posted on June 30, 2011 at 4:54 pm

Privacy Roundtable Organized by U.S. Representative Marsha Blackburn Marks First High-Profile Event for New Interactive Advertising Community Center The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) marked the opening today of its new online advertising community center, the IAB Ad Lab, by hosting …

Posted on June 17, 2011 at 4:52 pm

Dana Perino, former White House Press Secretary for President George W. Bush, has published an op-ed that should be read by every conservative – especially conservative women.  Titled “Conservative Women — The 2012 Game-Changers” Dana writes ” The women’s vote …

Posted on June 12, 2011 at 5:28 pm

Some politicians in Washington don’t think you’re all that bright. They believe that you can’t make wise decisions in your day-to-day life, so they have taken it upon themselves to impose regulations to protect you from yourself. And there’s no …

Posted on April 6, 2011 at 2:57 pm

Two mainstream news organizations are receiving hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars from Obamacare’s Early Retiree Reinsurance Program (ERRP) – a $5 billion grant program that’s doling out cash to companies, states and labor unions in what the Obama administration …

Posted on April 5, 2011 at 2:56 pm

Vote expected by Thursday on blocking FCC action Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) said that there has been no market failure and that the public does not want the government stepping in to assign priority and value for content. “It is basically …

Posted on February 20, 2011 at 2:51 pm

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) has pledged to be vigilant on whether the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will honor a commitment not to apply net-neutrality rules to peering disputes. “We’re going to hold him to his word,” she said in an …

Posted on February 14, 2011 at 2:51 pm

On the Hill, House Republicans who planked their telecom agenda on opposing net neutrality will have a chance to sound off the against the controversial policy this week. The House Judiciary Intellectual Property subcommittee and the House Energy and Commerce …

Posted on February 12, 2011 at 2:49 pm

Says issue is about core values, not just technology policy Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), one of the strongest critics of the FCC’s expansion and codification of network neutrality rules, rallied conservative Republicans to the cause of repealing those new regs …

Posted on February 3, 2011 at 2:48 pm

Two days before Christmas, the Obama administration issued new “net neutrality” regulations that restrict how Internet service providers like AT&T and Comcast can manage their networks and serve customers. But the issue is far from settled, say Republicans now in …

Posted on January 27, 2011 at 2:47 pm

Jennifer Martinez writes in the Politico about Congressman Blackburn’s efforts regarding the FCC attempts to control the Internet.  In the first few weeks of 2011, Rep. Marsha Blackburn didn’t just test the tech policy waters, she dove in head first. …

Posted on January 25, 2011 at 2:46 pm

Sara Jerome reports in the Hill that Congressman  Marsha Blackburn, chairwoman of the Trade Subcommittee, backs a plan to fund a nationwide mobile broadband network for public safety officials by auctioning off a valuable chunk of spectrum to commercial providers. …

Posted on January 20, 2011 at 2:44 pm

The Memphis Commercial Appeal  has an article by Bartholomew Sullivan about legislation introduced on Thursday by Congressman Marsha Blackburn.  Mr. Sullivan writes “U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., introduced legislation today that would make it easier for prospective insurance customers to …

Posted on January 20, 2011 at 10:48 am

Kenneth Corbin has an article in Datamation titled “Blackburn:    FCC Headed for Congressional Hurricane.”    Mr. Corbin writes “ Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), an outspoken critic of Internet regulations and a rising star in the Republican Party, on Tuesday predicted that …

Posted on January 19, 2011 at 10:46 am

Neil Stevens blogs in RedState about Congressman Blackburn’s battle with the FCC.  First she had a very well-written piece in the Washington Times explaining how the Internet and related tech issues have gone from a “niche in public policy” to being essential …

Posted on January 19, 2011 at 10:45 am

In her “Keynote Address to the State of the Net Conference”,  House Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) laid out what she termed the Conservative Agenda for the “Creative Economy”.  Most of her talking points were neither new nor limited strictly to …

Posted on January 18, 2011 at 10:44 am

The House of Representatives will move quickly to undo the FCC’s Dec. 21 vote, Blackburn predicts Grant Gross of IDG News Service reports on Congressman Marsha Blackburn and her efforts to stop the FCC’s attempt to take control of the …

Posted on January 18, 2011 at 10:42 am

Tennessee Congressman Marsha Blackburn says the Federal Communication Commission has gone too far with its new set of rules governing the internet. Read more here.

Posted on January 18, 2011 at 10:41 am

The Memphis Commercial Appeal  writes about Congressman Blackburn’s speech before  “The State of the Net” conference this morning on Capitol Hill.  According to the Commercial Appeal “In a wide-ranging speech, Blackburn called for more rigorous defense of intellectual property rights, …

Posted on January 18, 2011 at 10:38 am

The Heritage Foundation has an article about Congressman Blackburn’s determination to undo the FCC’s internet regulations.  Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), a longtime advocate of Internet freedom, said she’s undaunted by the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to adopt net neutrality rules. …

Posted on January 17, 2011 at 10:37 am

Conservatives must protect the Internet from overregulation Just before Christmas, after Congress had extended tax rates and the halls of the congressional office buildings had emptied, after Air Force One was wheels-up for Hawaii, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) did …

Posted on January 7, 2011 at 10:35 am

Almost 50 Republicans added their names to a bill filed by Congressman Marsha Blackburn that would block the EPA from issuing any new regulations on greenhouse gas emissions. Read more here.

Posted on January 6, 2011 at 9:58 am

Internet Freedom Act is her first order of business in new, Republican-controlled House Eggerton of Broadcasting & Cable reports that Congressman  Marsha Blackburn filed her Internet Freedom Act as her first order of business    on Wednesday.  The bill, which has …

Posted on January 6, 2011 at 9:56 am

The Hill writes about the introduction of legislation by Congressman Blackburn that would bar the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse-gas emissions.  The bill has 46 co-sponsors.  The bill would amend the Clean Air Act to declare that greenhouse gases …

Posted on January 6, 2011 at 9:55 am

Sara Jerome writes  in the Hill  “Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) filed legislation Wednesday to strike down Internet line regulations passed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in December. She already has a Democrat supporting her effort, with Blue-Dog Democrat Rep. …

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