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Rep. Blackburn Subdued During Obamacare Hearings

Rep. Blackburn Subdued During Obamacare Hearings

by / on October 24, 2013

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

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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

by / on October 16, 2013

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.

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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

by / on August 6, 2013

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Marsha Blackburn says she welcomes the idea to shutdown the federal government if the Affordable Care Act is not repealed.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.

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

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

by / on July 10, 2013

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.

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Blackburn Tapped To Lead Debate On Late Term Abortions

Blackburn Tapped To Lead Debate On Late Term Abortions

by / on June 18, 2013

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. 

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Congressmen Voice Support of Second Amendment After Obama Announcement

Congressmen Voice Support of Second Amendment After Obama Announcement

by / on January 16, 2013

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

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Blackburn Continues Press on Internet Rules

by / on August 2, 2012

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.

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Blackburn Part of New GOP Women’s Group

by / on May 29, 2012
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Lacey Act Rewrite Finds Sympathy with Lawmakers

by / on May 8, 2012

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.

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

by / on November 16, 2011

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.

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Blackburn Confident Super Committee Will Find Enough to Trim

by / on November 10, 2011

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.

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Nashville Congressmen Offer Revisions to Lacey Act

Nashville Congressmen Offer Revisions to Lacey Act

by / on October 20, 2011

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.

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Tea Party Amplifies Gibson Defense

Tea Party Amplifies Gibson Defense

by / on October 8, 2011

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.

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Hardwood Industry Defends Law Gibson Is Fighting

Hardwood Industry Defends Law Gibson Is Fighting

by / on September 26, 2011

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.

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Blackburn Makes Jobs-Case with Gibson

by / on September 7, 2011

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.

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S&P Downgrade Spawns Flurry of Statements from Tennessee Delegation

by / on August 8, 2011

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

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Blackburn Says Constituents Want Cut, Cap and Balance

by / on July 19, 2011

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.

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Business as Usual for Southwestern in Tight Summer Job Market

Business as Usual for Southwestern in Tight Summer Job Market

by / on July 11, 2011

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.

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

by / on June 24, 2011

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.

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Blackburn Questions FCC’s Jurisdiction Over Internet

by / on January 18, 2011

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

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