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Brentwood Congressman Marsha Blackburn's district includes Fort Campbell, home of the 101st Airborne Division. Blackburn helped assemble packages for troops with the USO on Wednesday. Credit: Blackburn office via Facebook

Tennessee Congressional Delegation Still Wants To Vote On ISIS Strategy

September 11, 2014 at 8:44 am

Tennessee Republicans are striking a relatively positive tone on President Obama’s plan to combat the militant group ISIS.

Rep. Blackburn Subdued During Obamacare Hearings

Rep. Blackburn Subdued During Obamacare Hearings

October 24, 2013 at 11:44 am

Brentwood Congressman Marsha Blackburn – who has spent countless cable TV interviews railing on Obamacare – remained relatively reserved Thursday.

Congressman Scott DesJarlais says he will not vote for a funding compromise. Credit: ulises george via Flickr

Congressional Watch: TN’s House Republicans Vote No On Budget Deal

October 16, 2013 at 3:49 pm

Updated 10:05 pm Brentwood Republican Marsha Blackburn says she can’t support the Senate’s budget deal “in its current form.” She accuses the Obama Administration and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of refusing to negotiate on drivers of the nation’s debt.

TN Congressman Blackburn Says Its Worth Debating A Government Shutdown To Stop Obamacare

TN Congressman Blackburn Says Its Worth Debating A Government Shutdown To Stop Obamacare

August 6, 2013 at 4:21 pm

Tennessee Congressman Marsha Blackburn says she welcomes the idea to shutdown the federal government if the Affordable Care Act is not repealed. But she stopped short of saying she supports such a move.

From Light Bulbs To Ceiling Fans: Blackburn Starts New Efficiency Fight

From Light Bulbs To Ceiling Fans: Blackburn Starts New Efficiency Fight

July 10, 2013 at 3:00 pm

First, Congressman Marsha Blackburn tried to rescue the incandescent light bulb from being phased out in favor of more energy efficient compact fluorescents. Now she’s trying to protect ceiling fans from new Department of Energy rules.

Blackburn Tapped To Lead Debate On Late Term Abortions

Blackburn Tapped To Lead Debate On Late Term Abortions

June 18, 2013 at 4:00 am

Brentwood Congressman Marsha Blackburn has been chosen to shepherd a bill through the U.S. House banning late term abortions. The original sponsor has become the target of criticism for downplaying how many abortions occur following rape and incest. 

Congressmen Voice Support of Second Amendment After Obama Announcement

Congressmen Voice Support of Second Amendment After Obama Announcement

January 16, 2013 at 6:15 pm

Most of Tennessee’s Congressional delegation is either balking or staying silent in response to the gun control plan President Obama unveiled today.

Blackburn Continues Press on Internet Rules

August 2, 2012 at 12:41 pm

Brentwood Republican Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn is hoping to gain more support for one of her signature issues—stopping what she sees as ‘government regulation’ of the Internet.

Blackburn Part of New GOP Women’s Group

May 29, 2012 at 5:28 am

Lacey Act Rewrite Finds Sympathy with Lawmakers

May 8, 2012 at 4:48 pm

An environmental law that has Nashville-based Gibson Guitar mired in legal trouble was up for debate Tuesday in Washington. A House subcommittee heard arguments for and against the Lacey Act.

Environmentalists Call Guitars a “Convenient Cover-up” for Lacey Act Changes

November 16, 2011 at 4:14 pm

Environmentalists and some in the timber industry are accusing Nashville-area congressmen of trying to “gut” the Lacey Act. The century-old environmental law is at the heart of an ongoing federal investigation into Gibson Guitar.

Blackburn Confident Super Committee Will Find Enough to Trim

November 10, 2011 at 5:41 am

Brentwood Republican Marsha Blackburn says she’s “fairly confident” the so-called “Super Committee” will agree on $1.2 trillion in reductions to the federal deficit. This comes as others in Tennessee’s delegation have their doubts.

Nashville Congressmen Offer Revisions to Lacey Act

Nashville Congressmen Offer Revisions to Lacey Act

October 20, 2011 at 5:04 pm

Two Nashville-area Congressmen are trying to ease the conservation law that has Gibson Guitar under federal investigation. Lawmakers are using interest in the case to push through the changes.

Tea Party Amplifies Gibson Defense

Tea Party Amplifies Gibson Defense

October 8, 2011 at 5:48 pm

National Tea Party groups are vocalizing support for Gibson Guitar, which is under investigation for illegally harvesting wood from Madagascar and India. Protesters say the federal government has tarnished the name of an iconic American company.

Hardwood Industry Defends Law Gibson Is Fighting

Hardwood Industry Defends Law Gibson Is Fighting

September 26, 2011 at 6:45 am

The hardwood industry is defending a law that has come under attack from Gibson Guitar and Tennessee lawmakers. The National Hardwood Lumber Association helped write the regulations and held its annual convention in Nashville over the weekend.

Blackburn Makes Jobs-Case with Gibson

September 7, 2011 at 4:22 pm

Gibson Guitar is getting some support from elected officials after federal authorities raided its plants in Nashville and Memphis last month. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Agents seized what is thought to be illegally imported rosewood.

S&P Downgrade Spawns Flurry of Statements from Tennessee Delegation

August 8, 2011 at 7:21 am

A downgrade of the nation’s debt by one rating agency has Tennessee’s congressional delegation playing the blame game.

Blackburn Says Constituents Want Cut, Cap and Balance

July 19, 2011 at 4:21 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.

Business as Usual for Southwestern in Tight Summer Job Market

Business as Usual for Southwestern in Tight Summer Job Market

July 11, 2011 at 6:30 am

It’s been a tough couple of years to find a summer job. But a Nashville-based publisher still can’t get enough help from college students.

State’s GOP Congressman Reject Authority for Libya Mission, Split on Funding It

June 24, 2011 at 5:01 pm

Today not a single Tennessee Republican voted to authorize President Obama’s military effort in Libya. But some of them stopped short of pulling funds from that NATO-led mission.