WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) released a statement following her appointment to the Senate Finance Committee for the 118th Congress.
“It’s an honor to join the Senate Finance Committee and work alongside Ranking Member Mike Crapo” said Senator Blackburn. “With inflation still exorbitantly high, we need fiscally responsible tax policies to provide hardworking Tennessee families and business owners with critical relief. I especially look forward to working with healthcare innovators on ways we can increase access to care and lower patient costs. Additionally, I plan to champion trade policies that advance competition in the United States. The Tennessee business owners who have transformed the Volunteer State into one of the nation’s most important manufacturing hubs should not have to fight for a level playing field while the Chinese Communist Party cheats its way to the top.”
The Senate Finance Committee, one of the original committees established in the Senate, oversees matters relating to taxation, debt, customs, foreign trade, and health programs under the Social Security Act such as Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) and other health and human services programs financed by a specific tax or trust fund.
In addition to the Finance Committee, Blackburn will continue her service on the Senate Judiciary Committee, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, and the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee.