As a small business woman, author, mother, grandmother, and Member of Congress, Marsha Blackburn has dedicated her service to making America a more prosperous place to live. No stranger to adversity and hard work, she went to college on a 4-H scholarship and worked her way through school selling books for the Southwestern Company. Whether it is was leading the fight to defeat the proposed state income tax during her time in the Tennessee State Senate or her efforts in Congress to restore fiscal responsibility, Congressman Blackburn has fought tirelessly for the principles and values that unite conservatives. Representing Tennessee’s 7th District, she continues to advocate for a small, efficient federal government that is accountable to its citizens. Congressman Blackburn has been honored with the Distinguished Leader Award from the Susan B. Anthony Foundation, the Iron Jawed Angel Award for Excellence in Public Service, the Congressional Grammy by the Recording Academy, and the Health IT Now Innovation Award among others. She currently serves as Vice Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and Chair of the Select Investigative Panel.
Plenary: Power Women Making a Difference