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ENG: Marsha Wedgeworth Blackburn (born June 6, 1952) is the U.S. Representative for Tennessee's 7th congressional district, serving since 2003. She is a member of the Republican Party. The district stretches from the suburbs of Nashville to the suburbs of Memphis. Early life, education and career Born Marsha Wedgeworth in Laurel, Mississippi, Blackburn attended Northeast Jones High School and graduated from Mississippi State University where she joined Chi Omega, and where she also spent a few summers working with the Southwestern Company. She owned and operated a marketing company in Williamson County Tennessee. Early political career Blackburn began her political career in 1977 as a founding member of the Williamson County Young Republicans. She served as chairwoman of the ...
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Rep. Blackburn urges incandescent bulbs as gifts


Tennessee U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn says her family's holiday will be bright. She's filling Christmas stockings with light bulbs. Incandescent, of course. The Brentwood Republican has backed a provision to cut funding for an energy efficiency law scheduled to take effect Jan. 1, effectively ending the manufacture of incandescent light bulbs. The statute requires new bulbs of 100 watts be 27 times more energy efficient. A statement provided to The Tennessean by a Blackburn staffer said the old pear-shaped incandescent bulbs are "scheduled to go away at the end of the ...


Free markets should decide spectrum auction outcomes


America’s tech sector remains unrivaled around the world — a true bright spot in our otherwise stagnant economy. That’s the message I took away from the Consumer Electronics Show last week, where I met some of America’s best and brightest tech leaders and innovators. For this sector to drive U.S.-based prosperity, Congress must pass spectrum reform legislation to end the FCC’s decades-long mismanagement of this vital resource. In short, mobile users need more spectrum. As Nobel Prize-winning economist Ronald Coase first demonstrated more than 50 years ago, the ...


Rep. Marsha Blackburn's 7th Congr.District to leave Shelby


U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn's 7th Congressional District -- which includes Germantown and much of Collierville and Bartlett -- would move out of Shelby and Fayette counties under proposed new redistricting plans released Friday by the Tennessee legislature. In return, the 8th Congressional District now represented by Rep. Stephen Fincher will move much deeper into eastern Shelby County than it currently does, and the Memphis-based 9th Congressional District will extend upward to include the northwestern corner of Shelby County. State House Speaker Beth Harwell said the congressional map ...


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Blackburn statement on US debt reaching $20 trillion
WASHINGTON—Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) released the following statement following the Department of the Treasury’s Daily Treasury Statement showing the U.S. national debt jumped more than $317 billion to over $20 trillion after President Donald Trump signed legislation increasing the debt ceiling: “We have a duty to the hardworking taxpayers to be responsible stewards of their tax dollars. We cannot continue to kick the can down the road by adding to the debt while disregarding the reckless spending that got us here in the first place. Future generations will be shouldered with this heavy burden for years to come unless we fundamentally change the way we think about debt and spending in Washington. The people are tired of all talk and no action. Recently, a group of leading conservatives in the House sent a letter to Speaker Ryan outlining a number of reforms we would like to see enacted in order to bring real reforms and changes to finally address
Blackburn Co-Sponsors the Allow States and Victims to Fight Sex Trafficking Act
WASHINGTON –Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology of the Energy and Commerce Committee, co-sponsored H.R. 1865, the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017. In 2012, Blackburn sent a letter to leaders in the tech industry regarding online sex trafficking, and has since remained committed to fighting this horrific crime. “Sex trafficking, the exploitation of human beings, has no place in our society. We must work each day to curtail this crime, provide justice for victims, and hold accountable those who facilitate it. This legislationhas kicked offthe conversation in the House on how wecan protectvulnerable populations from exploitation while at the same timesupportingthe Internet as a platform for free speech and innovation,” said Blackburn.“I look forward to working with all stakeholders to move forward on legislation.” Blackburn represents Tennessee’s Seventh Co
Hiring Our Heroes
Team Blackburn is pleased to welcome Army Staff Sergeant Paris Cervantes to our Clarksville office (Montgomery County) as part of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring Our Heroes Corporate Fellowship Program. Staff Sergeant Cervantes is on active duty at Fort Campbell, serving as an Explosive Ordinance Technician. The fellowship is hosted by military installations and provides transitioning service members with management training and hands-on experience in the civilian workforce. John Clement, our Montgomery County field rep, is on the interview committee and had this to say: “I saw the opportunity for an active-duty, combat soldier to work in a district office that primarily serves soldiers, veterans, and their spouses and families. Constituents in the Clarksville area automatically feel more comfortable when they realize everyone in the Clarksville office is military—whether acti
Patriot Day Tributes
As we mark the 16th anniversary of the vilest terror attacks on American soil, we can’t help but remember where we were, what we were doing, and how we felt when we learned a plane struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center. We were all watching the news, stunned, disbelieving what was happening at the twin towers, when Flight 77 whisked across the skyline of our Nation’s capital and crashed into the western façade of the Pentagon, causing death, destruction and a mass evacuation of government buildings, landmarks and public spaces. As we watched the events of that dark day unfold, we were awestruck, horrified, and left without words. For Tennesseans Bob Weaver and Mary Morgan Ketchel, however, it was all too real. As America was under attack, they were in the Capitol building amidst palpable fright, chaos, and confusion. We must never forget that day, those loved ones we lost, their families, and those brave heroes who ran into the fire. In that spirit, I asked Mar



 
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