Marsha Blackburn's file

Blackburn

Republican from Tennessee

Marsha Blackburn, a native of Laurel, Miss., was first elected to represent Tennessee’s 7th Congressional District in 2002.

The PolitiFact scorecard

  • True1 (%)(1)
  • Mostly True0(0)
  • Half True2 (%)(2)
  • Mostly False2 (%)(2)
  • False2 (%)(2)
  • Pants on Fire0(0)

Marsha Blackburn's website

Recent stories featuring Marsha Blackburn

Rhetoric rises over payment advisory board

When Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives voted March 22 to eliminate a a Medicare payment advisory board – a vote the Associated Press noted was really just "symbolic" – the rhetoric was flying.

Some representatives went a good deal farther than Tennessee’s own Marsha Blackburn, who nonetheless floated a statement about the Independent Payments Advisory Board taking "control" of health care decisions away from patients – and that we’ve ruled False.

Most news organizations wrote something similar to the AP about the vote – the Republiucans actually want the IPAB around as an issue through the November elections. It’s worth taking a closer look at the various statements that have been made and consider the actual statutory power IPAB does or does not have.