Friday, September 15, 2023

The Blackburn Report: Stopping China’s Weaponization Of Technology

 

Communist China has long used social media to push propaganda in the United States. This week, in the Senate Judiciary Committee and Senate Commerce Committee, I discussed how Artificial Intelligence (AI) makes these campaigns more convincing. We must ensure the U.S. beats Beijing in the AI race.  

Weekly Rundown

Recent actions by the Biden administration demonstrate a lack of regard for the lessons of history and the threat posed by the New Axis of Evil - Communist China, Russia, North Korea, and Iran. The current situation demands a strong leader who seeks peace through strength, not appeasement at any cost. Read more here



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STEM education will play a vital role in keeping America competitive. This week I introduced a bill to modernize K-12 STEM education and give students the tools they need to apply their passion for math and science to American research, defense, and technology. 



Welcoming Tennesseans to Washington D.C. is always a highlight of my week. It was an honor to watch Chattanooga-native Larry Taylor receive the Medal of Honor for acts of heroism during the Vietnam War. Meeting with the 134th Air Refueling Wing of the Tennessee Air National Guard, I discussed how the Department of Defense and the U.S. Air Force can support the Tennessee National Guard. And of course, no week on Capitol Hill would be complete without Tennessee Tuesday. If you’re planning a trip to D.C., join us for coffee and great conversation.

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Parents have the right to be involved in their children's education. In Tennessee, we’re blessed to have excellent educators, but Biden’s Department of Education is intent on taking away a parent’s right to be involved in their child’s education. In the Senate Judiciary Committee, I made a simple point: parents matterWatch more here.

 

Marsha's Roundup

Watch My Floor Speeches, Hearing Remarks, Unmuted With Marsha Episodes, And Interviews Below 

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ICYMI
  • So far this year, we have caught 143 known terrorists trying to cross our border. And those are just the ones that we know about. Read more here
  • For those of you who are planning on traveling internationally, please make sure your passports are current. At this time, the State Department is taking months to process passport requests. If you have any questions about this process, please call any of our state offices for additional information.
  • If you’re planning a visit to our nation’s capital this summer or fall, please contact our office as soon as possible to see which tours are available. Tours with the White House and Capitol tend to fill up months in advance. You can register for a Capitol tour using the Capitol Visitor Center portal.
  • Is there something you want to see in the Blackburn Report? Email my office to share! 
  • With Rosh Hashanah beginning on Friday evening, I want to wish all of my Jewish friends a happy and healthy new year. L'Shana Tovah

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