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Representative Timothy Hill’s Legislation Empowering Tennessee To Lead On Healthcare Passes House

April 14, 2019

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — Republican lawmakers today unanimously approved Representative Timothy Hill’s (R-Blountville) legislation that will empower Tennessee to lead on healthcare by creating a patient-centered system that addresses the unique needs of our citizens, while lowering overall costs. House Bill 1280 calls on the Governor, acting through the Commissioner of Finance & Administration to submit a waiver to the federal […]

Tennessee Republicans Introduce Rural Healthcare Plan

February 21, 2019

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.)  — House Republican leaders today unveiled a patient-centered, free market approach to transform healthcare in Tennessee by unveiling the CARE plan. This legislative package includes eleven different initiatives that will all reshape healthcare in Tennessee through Consumerism, increasing Access, improving Rural health systems, and Empowering patients to ensure individuals and families to make […]

Majority Leader Lamberth Calls For More Government Transparency And Open Records Accessibility

February 15, 2019

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — House Majority Leader William Lamberth (R-Portland) today is calling for greater government transparency that will further serve to protect all records custodians, while expanding public availability of open records through increased online access. “I am calling on both state departments and local governments to evaluate all records that may be placed online […]

Rep. Timothy Hill Files Legislation Empowering Tennessee To Lead On Healthcare

February 7, 2019

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — Representative Timothy Hill (R-Blountville) today introduced legislation that will empower Tennessee to lead on healthcare and create a patient-centered system that addresses the unique needs of our citizens, while lowering costs. House Bill 1280 calls on the Governor, acting through the Commissioner of Finance & Administration to submit a waiver to the federal centers for […]

Chairman Curcio Introduces Legislation Implementing Balanced Community Oversight Board Guidelines

February 5, 2019

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — State Representative Michael Curcio (R-Dickson) today introduced legislation aimed at creating balance within community oversight boards across Tennessee. Backed by Republican leadership, this legislation balances both the interests of our citizens to voice their opinion while also protecting the fundamental rights of officers and their families from malicious or politically focused persecution. Community oversight […]

Speaker Casada Names Representative Rudder Vice-Chairman Of House Government Operations Committee

January 22, 2019

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — Tennessee House Speaker Glen Casada (R-Thompson’s Station) has named State Representative Iris Rudder (R-Winchester) Vice-Chairman of the House Government Operations Committee. This is an honor rarely bestowed upon first-year lawmakers. The 15-person committee is responsible for legislation concerning the creation of new departments, commissions, boards, agencies or councils of state government. It […]

Beginning The Conversation; Assistant Majority Leader Gant Meets With West Tennessee House Republicans On Megasite

January 22, 2019

Now that Governor Bill Lee has officially been sworn in as Tennessee’s new leader, it is time to begin the process of moving our state from good to great. In the days ahead, I will be meeting with Governor Lee and members of House leadership to determine our legislative priorities for the 2019 session. A […]

Speaker Casada Names Representative Helton Vice-Chairman Of House Health Committee

January 18, 2019

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — Tennessee House Speaker Glen Casada (R-Thompson’s Station) has named State Representative Esther Helton (R-East Ridge) Vice-Chairman of the House Health Committee. This is an honor rarely bestowed upon first-year lawmakers. The 19-person committee will be responsible for all healthcare matters and legislation pertaining to the health and well-being of Tennessee’s citizens. “We […]

Speaker Casada Names Representative Rudd Chairman of House Elections & Campaign Finance Subcommittee

January 18, 2019

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — Tennessee House Speaker Glen Casada (R-Thompson’s Station) has named State Representative Tim Rudd (R-Murfreesboro) Chairman of the newly created House Elections & Campaign Finance Subcommittee. The 5-member subcommittee will be responsible for all matters and legislation related to election and campaign finance. “Representative Rudd’s knowledge and experience on these important issues make […]

Speaker Casada Names Representative Farmer Chairman of House Criminal Justice Subcommittee

January 18, 2019

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — Tennessee House Speaker Glen Casada (R-Thompson’s Station) has named State Representative Andrew Farmer (R-Sevierville) Chairman of the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee. The 7-member subcommittee will be responsible for all matters and legislation related to criminal law. “Chairman Farmer has a remarkable record of legislative excellence during his time serving his community as […]