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

(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 also…

State Representative Matthew Hill Announces $2 Million TDOT Rail Connectivity Grant For Washington County

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — State Representative Matthew Hill (R-Jonesborough) today announced he has helped secure a $2 million Competitive Rail Connectivity Grant for Washington County’s Economic Development Board. The monies are funded through the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s (TDOT) Competitive Rail Connectivity Grant program and will be used for construction of a rail spur to serve existing…

House Majority Leader William Lamberth Reflects On Governor Lee’s Inauguration, Tennessee’s Future

History was made on a rainy Saturday here in Middle Tennessee over the weekend. While the clouds hung over our Capitol and rain fell from the sky, the mood inside War Memorial Auditorium was as bright as Tennessee’s present and hopefully, its future. As my colleagues and I sat on a crowded stage to witness the…

Assistant Majority Leader Ron Gant Discusses Inauguration, West Tennessee’s Economic Development

The words “Believe In Tennessee” were a prominent part of Bill Lee’s campaign to become our next governor. As we gathered for his inaugural ceremony over the weekend, the crowd of more than 1,600 citizens who witnessed this historic event could not miss their visibility as they were notably displayed on the wall behind the…

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

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 major…

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

(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 have an…

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

(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 him the…

Speaker Casada Names Representative Farmer Chairman of House Criminal Justice Subcommittee

(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 a member…

Speaker Casada Names Representative Bricken Vice-Chairman Of House Consumer & Human Resources Committee

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — Tennessee House Speaker Glen Casada (R-Thompson’s Station) has named State Representative Rush Bricken (R-Tullahoma) Vice-Chairman of the House Consumer & Human Resources Committee. This is an honor rarely bestowed upon first-year lawmakers. The 12-person committee will be responsible for all consumer and human resource-related issues, as well as matters pertaining to Tennessee’s workforce. “We…

Speaker Casada Names Representative Eldridge Vice-Chairman Of House State Government Committee

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — Tennessee House Speaker Glen Casada (R-Thompson’s Station) has named State Representative Rick Eldridge (R-Morristown) Vice-Chairman of the House State Government Committee. This is an honor rarely bestowed upon first-year lawmakers. The 19-member committee will be responsible for all legislation and matters related to state government. “We are fortunate to have an extremely gifted freshman…

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