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State Representative Curtis Johnson named Deputy Speaker

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN –  Tennessee House Speaker Cameron Sexton (R-Crossville) has named State Representative Curtis Johnson (R-Clarksville) Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives for the 112th Tennessee General Assembly.

Johnson previously served as Speaker Pro-Tempore under former Speaker Beth Harwell for six years and as Deputy Speaker during the 2020 legislative session.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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Lamar Alexander reports Senate Confirms Beth Harwell to Serve on TVA Board of Directors

 

Lamar Alexander says Beth Harwell understands TVA’s mission to continue to provide cheap, clean, reliable electricity throughout the Tennessee Valley region

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) released the following statement today after he voted for and the Senate confirmed Beth Harwell to serve on the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Board of Directors:

“I’m delighted Beth Harwell has been confirmed to serve on the TVA Board of Directors. Beth is one of our state’s most distinguished citizens. Throughout her time in the Tennessee House of Representatives, and as Speaker of the House, Beth has worked with the TVA on several issues.”

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Latest from Senator Lamar Alexander, July 6th, 2020

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Though we may have celebrated Independence Day a little differently this year, we honor the brave men and women who have fought and sacrificed for the freedoms that define our way of life and those who are currently serving to keep us safe and free.  

Last week, I chaired a Senate health committee hearing with Dr. Anthony Fauci and other Donald Trump Administration officials to get an update on our progress towards safely getting back to work and back to school. You can watch here.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Lamar Alexander: Beth Harwell, Brian Noland “One Step Away” from Being Confirmed to TVA Board of Directors

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) released the following statement today after the nominations of Beth Harwell and Brian Noland to serve on the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Board of Directors were approved by the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.

“TVA is a big and important institution. It is a $10 billion a year business. It serves the residents of seven states by providing cheap, reliable electricity,” Senator Alexander said.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Lamar Alexander: Tennessee University Presidents are working overtime to go back to school in August, go back safely

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced additional federal funding this week for Tennessee. More than $7 million is now headed to 143 rural health clinics across Tennessee to help expand access to COVID-19 Coronavirus testing in rural communities. 

Those in East Tennessee who were affected by the tornadoes on April 12th-13th: The deadline to apply for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster assistance is June 23rd. To apply for assistance, you can click here or do so by phone: 1.800.621.3362 or TTY 800.462.7585.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Funding Bill for the Genesis Teen Learning Center Approved

 

Written by Joe Pitts
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – Art Therapy Licensing Bill – House Bill 2150 (Rep. Joe Pitts, D-Clarksville) and Senate Bill 2127 (Senator Ed Jackson, R-Jackson) would set up a licensing procedure through the Tennessee Department of Health.  “This legislation was brought to me by a group of art therapy professionals requesting the State to set up this procedure,” Pitts said. 

Art therapy will be another tool in the toolbox to assist Tennesseans with mental illness, people with cancer, people with Dementias & Alzheimer’s, as well as active duty military, veterans, and military families. 

Tennessee Representative Joe Pitts

Tennessee Representative Joe Pitts

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam reflects on unprecedented successes in his final State of the State Address

 

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – This week’s action on Capitol Hill was highlighted by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam’s eighth and final State of the State Address where he talked about Tennessee’s unprecedented successes, his legislative priorities and his budget proposal to fund state government for the 2018-2019 fiscal year. 

Governor Haslam reflected on the past seven years, working with the General Assembly to create a strong commitment to jobs, education and conservative fiscal policy that has resulted in significant accomplishments.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam giving his last State of the State address (foreground). Behind him from left, Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally, Speaker Pro Tempore of the Senate Ferrell Haile, Speaker of the House Beth Harwell, and Speaker Pro Tempore of the House Curtis Johnson.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam giving his last State of the State address (foreground). Behind him from left, Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally, Speaker Pro Tempore of the Senate Ferrell Haile, Speaker of the House Beth Harwell, and Speaker Pro Tempore of the House Curtis Johnson.

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Tennessee Governor Haslam announces 2018 Legislative Agenda

 

Legislation includes Complete College Tennessee Act of 2018, Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2018, UT FOCUS Act, and TN Together

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced his legislative agenda for the 2018 session, continuing his focus on leading the nation in jobs, education, and efficient and effective government.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Montgomery County Republican Party to hold Lincoln Reagan Day Dinner, March 16th

 

Montgomery County Republican PartyMontgomery County, TN – The Montgomery County Republican Party is pleased to announce the Annual Lincoln Reagan Day Dinner to be held Friday, March 16th, 2018. Republican Candidates for US Senate, US Congress and Tennessee Governor will be the speakers for the evening.

Speakers will include: US Senate Candidates: US Congressman Marsha Blackburn, Former US Congressman Stephen Fincher, and Dr. Rolando Toyos.

Montgomery County Republican Party to hold their Annual Lincoln Reagan Day Dinner on Friday, March 16th, 2018 at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center.

Montgomery County Republican Party to hold their Annual Lincoln Reagan Day Dinner on Friday, March 16th, 2018 at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announces Aggressive, Comprehensive Plan to End Tennessee’s Opioid Epidemic

 

TN Together Fights Opioid Addiction through Prevention, Treatment and Law Enforcement

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Joined by leadership from the House and Senate and Chief Justice Jeff Bivins, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam on Monday announced an aggressive and comprehensive plan to end the opioid epidemic in Tennessee by focusing on three major components: prevention, treatment and law enforcement.

TN Together is a multi-faceted initiative that addresses the issue of opioid addiction through legislation, proposed funding in the governor’s 2018-19 budget and executive actions.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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