Marsha Blackburn

(Marsha Wedgeworth Blackburn)

Marsha Blackburn
Marsha Blackburn
  • Born: June 6, 1952
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Politician









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A conservative vision to tech issues assumes the imperfection of mankind and a preference for markets - not politics - to drive outcomes. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
An overly expansive virtual 'toll' for the Internet that blocks consumers' and competitors' access to the e-commerce superhighway is not the right answer.
Any spending should be debated openly on the floor of the House and voted on in open session, with the American people having a chance to watch and listen.
As far as the political landscape in our state, I think that what we continue to see is that Tennessean voters are more independent and more conservative, and they are watching issues very closely; they are watching votes very closely.
As more delivery systems for entertainment producers come on board, you have all these different formats where people are compensated.
Because America leads the world by example, it's no surprise that some might seek to imitate our domestic rules and regulations on a global scale.
Being Speaker of the House is a really tough spot.
Business models change. As technology processes, business models change. Business, Commerce & Finance ;Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
Can any of us even imagine, after Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt suggesting we negotiate a resolution or that we could simply prosecute those involved? Of course it is unimaginable. We are right to be in the Middle East, and we are right to treat this as the war it is. War & Peace
Citizens United fought to defend our right to free speech - and won a great victory in the United States Supreme Court.
Congress, of course, is not bound to accept the president's budget figures, but the House has the sole power to appropriate funds for spending, and it is a duty that should not be ignored. Power
Countries like Iran and China support an Internet Iron Curtain that would censor political dissidents and deny anonymous activity online through mandatory registrations of IP addresses.
Defense of free markets is where we need to be when establishing a vision for national technology policy. Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
Earmarks are almost always inserted by a member of Congress without any notice to other members, and without a chance for Congress as a whole to debate a particular earmark as they relate to national priorities.
Even the president's own Science and Technology Office head Mister Holdren says no one single weather event is due specifically to climate change. Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
Every new rule, mandate, and regulatory edict is one more obstacle that small business owners, entrepreneurs, and job creators have to swallow. Business, Commerce & Finance
Every town has become a border town and every State has become a border State.
FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell has said that several foreign dignitaries personally spoke to him about creating a new Internet user fee to subsidize an international universal service fund at the expense of traditional end users.
Government does not have a revenue problem; government has a spending problem. Government does not have a revenue problem; government has a priority problem. It is time that we begin to fine tune our focus and decide what the priority of government ought to be. Time ;Government
Great Britain has long been one of our strongest friends in the free world.
Here in Tennessee, instead of the big spending, big government, job killing agenda of the Obama Administration, Tennesseans have tightened their belts and are struggling to find jobs that will enable them to support their families. Government
I am every single day talking with and working with people in my district who are seeing their health care insurance costs go up five times, 105 percent, 300 percent, that are getting pay cuts, that are losing 40-hour workweeks, that are having to work two and three jobs. Health, Healthcare & Medicine ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I fear that light touch regulations that have allowed the Internet to prosper will now be replaced by a heavy hand that stifles innovation and does not adapt well to change. The Internet is not broken.
I firmly believe that the most important feature of spending the people's money is complete transparency. Money, Coins & Minting
I often quote Ronald Reagan, who is pretty close to my favorite President ever, I will have to say that, but one of my favorite remarks he ever made was that when you look at Federal programs, there is nothing so close to eternal life on Earth as a Federal Government program. Life ;Government
I remember my first job, when I was working in a retail store down there, growing up in Laurel, Mississippi. I was making, like, $2.15 an hour. And I was taught how to responsibly handle those customer interactions.
I support safeguarding users' personally identifiable information and sensitive data like health or financial records. I also believe the government has a responsibility to punish deceptive and unfair practices that defy reasonable expectations about consumers' privacy. Health, Healthcare & Medicine ;Government
I think people have found it very interesting that those that enforce ObamaCare, those that wrote Obamacare, are not a part of ObamaCare.
I think so many of our educators, when they hear about these programs coming from the federal government, they're just thinking, 'Uh, that's another book of paperwork that I'm going to have to do,' and teachers are so weighed down with that. Government
I work every weekend in my district. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I would love for women to be focused on maximum wage, and I have fought to be recognized with equality for a long time. Time ;Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Women
If a natural disaster strikes your community, reach out to your friends, neighbors, and complete strangers. Lend a helping hand.
If a president can enforce a part of a law and delay a part of a law, then does he have a power to not enforce any law he so chooses? If he can allow illegal aliens to freely run across our border, can he force legal citizens out of the country? Where would be the end of his power? Power ;Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
If the expansion of a global legal regime for communication technologies gains traction, the effects to the global economy as well as our individual liberties will be severe. Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
If you see something suspicious, don't just walk by. Notify authorities. Get help. You could save innocent lives.
In this dangerous world that we live in, where hatred and violence and natural disasters sometimes collide to almost overwhelm us, we each can help in some way.
Inserting the FCC into our states' economic and fiscal affairs sets a dangerous precedent and violates state sovereignty in a manner that warrants deeper examination.
Ironically, one of the clearer threats to consumer privacy is the government's largely unchecked ability to collect your sensitive information without due process. Government
It is Republicans that have led the fight for women's equality. Go back through history and look at who was the first woman to ever vote, elected to office, go to Congress. Women ;History ;Equality & Equal Opportunity
I've always said that I didn't want to be given a job because I was a female, I wanted it because I was the most well-qualified person for the job. And making certain that companies are going to move forward in that vein, that is what women want. Women
I've talked with a lot of teachers, classroom teachers after the Sandy Hook situation, and they say, look, we need to be looking at mental health. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
Less regulation plus less taxation plus less litigation always equals more innovation and job creation.
Liberals are very much afraid of conservative women, and here's the reason why - more people agree with us. They want the government to have less control over their lives. Women ;Government
Liberals in Congress have spent the past three decades pandering to environmental extremists. The policies they have put in place are in large part responsible for the energy crunch we are seeing today. We have not built a refinery in this country for 30 years. Environment & Environmentalism
Look at what is happening in China and in Russia. They have units that are specifically targeted cyber warfare. They are carrying it out. Our critical infrastructure is attacked thousands of times a day.
Madam Speaker, it is time to halt illegal entry into this country. It is time to halt the flow of illegal drugs and weapons into this great Nation, and it is time to secure our borders. Time
Many women are heads of households. Many are the primary wage earners for their families. Women
More people are working in jobs that are interactive technology based or find a basis in intellectual property. Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
Most website developers say an aggregator website, such as what is, could be built easily for a half a million dollars. They have spent a half a billion dollars.
Mr. Speaker, we are a blessed Nation. We have not suffered another attack on our soil since September 11, and we are grateful. We have killed or captured dozens of members of al Qaeda and the Taliban. Our military and intelligence forces are working both hard and smart.
My goodness, the Democrats have just become the party of punishment, and they are carrying that to the extreme when it comes to health care. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
My hope is that we're going to be more strategic and focused as we look for a way to address the long-term deficit and debt issues that are affecting this nation. Hope
My legislation provides that Net Neutrality rules would have 'no force or effect' and prohibits similar rules from being published or re-issued.
Net Neutrality originally referred to management of the 'last mile' of the network over which data flows into a person's home, but the debate has grown beyond that in recent years.
New Hampshire is one of the birthplaces of American freedom and independence - a place with a love and a passion for liberty. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Freedom & Liberty
Now, 'the fiscal cliff' is a name that the media came up with, but some of us have been saying for years, 'You have got to stop the out of control federal spending, or you will end up at this point.' We're there.
On energy, we should be exploring for domestic sources of energy.
One of the most important tasks of the United States House of Representatives is to pass a budget resolution.
Our creative communities in Nashville, in L.A. and New York, and in Austin, those are communities you want to see stay viable.
Our tax policies, the tax relief and reform we passed in 2003 and 2005, helped get government out of the way of America's entrepreneurs, and our unemployment rate is now lower than it was in the 1970s, the 1980s, and the 1990s. Government
People are probably going to realize they can live with a lot less government than what they thought they needed. Government
People really are very concerned when they put their head on the pillow at night - they're concerned that America may cease to be what America has been because we are leveraging the future of our children and our grandchildren. Future
Politicians like to confuse congressional spending with earmarks. There is a difference.
Reclassifying the Internet as a telecommunications service will have dangerous repercussions for years to come.
Republicans are for clean water, clean air, and clean energy. We are not for taxing people out of their house, home and business to pay for it. And that is the fundamental difference between the Democrats and Republicans on this issue. Business, Commerce & Finance
Republicans are not going to play I-told-you-so, but it is pretty obvious that the tax reductions passed in 2003 helped Americans dig out of a recession and get back to work. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Republicans are willing to support and vote for realistic, meaningful financial reform.
Republicans rejected calls for amnesty and we've fought efforts to provide illegal aliens with taxpayer funded benefits. The American people are far closer to our Republican approach to border security than they are to Nancy Pelosi's approach.
Seldom does a member of either party have to be called down for inappropriate behavior on the House floor.
Serving as President of the United States is a privilege that is afforded to few in our country.
Small business owners that are female, that is their number one problem, is access to capital. Business, Commerce & Finance
Some of the school districts in my congressional district are looking at resource officers and how they secure that environment.
Some people like to drive a Ford, not a Ferrari, and some people like to drink out of a red Solo cup, not out of a crystal stem.
Technology is characterized by constant change, rapid innovation, creative destruction, and revolutionary products. Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
The American Dream is independence and being able to create that dream for yourself.
The American Dream is not being dependent on the federal government for your health care, for your automobile, for your college education, for your student loan on and on and on. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Health, Healthcare & Medicine
The American people have made it abundantly clear that they want less government, not more. They want problems solved in a bipartisan manner, not the creation of new problems. Government
The British health care system is a blueprint for the failure of Obamacare, as it is structured. Health, Healthcare & Medicine ;Failure
The Budget Act of 1974 established a timetable for the annual budget process. Under Title III of the Act, Congress is to complete action on the concurrent resolution on the budget by April 15.
The Dodd Bill does very little to reduce financial risks. What it will do is make Wall Street even more the servant of bureaucrats in Washington and the political party in power. That is not in the best interests of the American people. Power
The generosity of the American people is legendary. So is their spirit.
The No. 1 issue with women in this country is jobs, and the No. 2 issue is our national security. So, economic security, national security and retirement security. Women
The Obama Administration continues to talk about the 'policies of the past' and insist that a return to those policies will lead to disaster.
The right of liberty is God-given and immortal. It cannot be regulated. Or controlled. It cannot be banned. And it must not be restricted.
There are some that feel like human activity is the cause for carbon emissions, and because of that, we need to revert to where we were in the 1870s for carbon emissions. I just choose to disagree with that.
There's an inverse relationship between the size and scope of government and the health of our free-market economy. Health, Healthcare & Medicine ;Government
This is now a global war on terror and, indeed, it is important, it is imperative that we win in the battles in Afghanistan and that we win in the battles in Iraq. And as the gentleman from Georgia has mentioned, this is not something that is going to be quick and easy. War & Peace
This majority is working for America, and one of those ways is we have tremendously low unemployment. This economy has created millions of new jobs, and we are expecting growth this first quarter of somewhere higher than 4 percent.
To get our economy back on track and keep it functioning properly without the problems of our financial institutions, we need reasonable regulations that will protect Main Street while at the same time allow Wall Street to do what it does best - make money for American investors. Time ;Money, Coins & Minting
We all learned in kindergarten that the beginning is a very good place to start. As we have this debate on illegal immigration and illegal entry into this country, let's begin at the very beginning by sealing the borders to this great Nation.
We are a nation of laws with respect and recognition of the rule of law. We are not an imperialist government with a monarch abiding by the rule of one man. Respect ;Government
We are for abiding by the Constitution and recognize that Article I, Section 8, Clause 4 enumerates the power of establishing 'an uniform process of naturalization' to the Congress. Power
We do thank our men and women in uniform. And I thank them. I thank this House today that approved a bill that will allow for a pay raise for our military. We are grateful for that and for the actions of this body. Women
We don't need unelected federal agency bureaucrats in Washington telling our states what they can and can't do with respect to protecting their limited taxpayer dollars in private enterprises. Respect
We don't want the federal government to shut down. It is so inappropriate, and it is not respectful of the people that have sent us here to do our jobs. Government
We have to defeat ISIS. We have to make certain that we destroy them and that we push them back.
We in Tennessee know that low taxes, less government, and less spending are the ways to grow our economy. Government
We know that working with small businesses to create jobs will do more to help our economy than anything the Obama Administration has tried to do.
We must be certain that we all realize that our enemy is not an enemy that is located in one single place. There are terrorist cells all around the globe.
We need to protect the sovereignty of our nation, and we need to protect the security of our people here in the country.
We need to work to repeal Obamacare and replace it with the kind of health care choices that the American people want. That doesn't include government-run health care. Health, Healthcare & Medicine ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
We should be careful and deliberate in how we allow public entry into our vibrant communications marketplace... This is an issue that should be left to our states.
We've already seen the federal government stretch their regulatory tentacles into our homes and determine what kind of light bulbs we have to use. Government
What I want to do is make certain that no one's taxes go up. Let's look at cleaning up the tax code.
What's the top area of concern? What's the top issue? National security. That is what people think about night. 'Are my children going to be safe? Am I going to be safe when I'm out and about in the community?'
When you look at the social cost of carbon - and there is a lot of ambiguity around that - what you also need to be doing is looking at the benefits of carbon and what that has on increased agriculture production.
While all Republicans acknowledge that there were mistakes made during the Bush Administration, again the continuous pointing a finger at President Bush has gotten tiresome.
While the budget resolution is a nonbinding blueprint, it is, nevertheless, an important guideline for Congress. Once the President's proposed budget is received by Congress on the first Monday of February, Congress generally goes to work on appropriating the funds required. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Women are running companies, serving as the human resource director of companies, and helping employees solve problems. Women are doctors, lawyers, teachers, sales managers, marketers. They handle problems in the workplace by day and manage their families by night. Women
Women are the primary healthcare consumers in the country. 80 percent of all healthcare decisions are made by women. Women
Yes, what has happened is we have moved from responding to these terrorist attacks as acts of civil disobedience to getting to the point after September 11 that we said, no, this is not just civil disobedience, this is an act of war. War & Peace
You do not need 435 people playing commander-in-chief.
You look at the violence that is there in entertainment, in video games, and don't just go say, 'We're going to do an assault weapons ban, and that's going to solve the problem,' because it is not going to get to the root of the problem.
You might have noticed Harry Reid is a little upset with Americans for Prosperity. Let me tell you, when the Democrat leader is complaining about you on the Senate floor, you know you are doing something right.
You never look silly when you're defending the American people and their pocketbook.