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Ryan Williams: Residency program will transform health care, address rural physician shortage

During my service to the 42nd District and the state of Tennessee, I have found that one of the greatest challenges facing us is the recruitment and retention of medical professionals within our rural communities. Current studies show that by 2032, the United States will face a shortage of more than 122,000 physicians due in most…

Chairman Ryan Williams helps guide $41.8 billion budget through House

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 11 2020 Contact: Jennifer Easton 615-741-5760 jennifer.easton@capitol.tn.gov    NASHVILLE, Tenn. —State Rep. Ryan Williams, R-Cookeville, this week signed his first budget bill as newly appointed chairman of the House Finance, Ways, and Means Appropriations Subcommittee of the Tennessee General Assembly. As chairman, Williams will work with Republican leaders to craft a balanced state budget that builds…

State Rep. Ryan Williams announces COVID-19 grant for Putnam County Health Department

NASHVILLE, TENN. – State Rep. Ryan Williams, R- Cookeville, today announced the Putnam County Health Department will receive $475,729 in federal funding to expand COVID-19 testing. The funds were awarded by the U.S. Health Resources and Services (HRSA) as part of the U.S. response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Aggressive testing for COVID-19 will be the key to keeping…

Representative Ryan Williams Announces More Than $370,000 In School Safety Funding For Putnam County

NASHVILLE) — State Representative Ryan Williams (R-Cookeville) today announced more than $370,000 in funding for school safety upgrades at academic institutions in District 42. The monies are a portion of approximately $35 million in budget funding — $25 million in one-time funding and $10 million in recurring grants — approved as part of Republican-led efforts during…

Small Business Endorses State Representative Ryan Williams in House District 42 Race

NASHVILLE, August 21, 2018 — The NFIB Tennessee Political Action Committee has endorsed State Representative Ryan Williams (R-Cookeville) in the House District 42 race. Williams is one of eighty-eight statewide candidates to receive support from the PAC which is comprised exclusively of NFIB members. “Representative Williams has clearly demonstrated he is a strong supporter…

Republican Leaders Continue Their Fight To Protect Tennessee’s Early Childhood Educators

(NASHVILLE) — During the 2018 legislative session, members of the House Republican Caucus fought to protect Tennessee’s early childhood educators and hold them harmless in the wake of unexpected issues related to this year’s evaluation portfolios. In March, Republican lawmakers unanimously supported passage of House Bill 1686 — sponsored by State Representative Eddie Smith (R-Knoxville). This…

Representative Williams, Senator Bailey Announce $333,500 Grant For Putnam County Parks & Recreation

(NASHVILLE) — State Representative Ryan Williams (R-Cookeville), State Senator Paul Bailey (R-Sparta), and local leaders today announced a $333,500 Local Parks & Recreation Fund grant has been awarded to Putnam County Parks and Recreation by the Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation (TDEC). The monies will cover half of the cost of a new soccer complex…

State Representative Ryan Williams, House Republicans Fight To Bring New Jobs To Tennessee

(NASHVILLE) — State Representative Ryan Williams (R-Cookeville) and House Republicans continue to fight for job growth and economic development across all regions of our state. In recent weeks, Republican lawmakers have passed several key initiatives designed to help Tennessee maintain its economic momentum — including House Bill 2310 and House Bill 2112. House Bill 2310 provides tax…

State Representative Ryan Williams Receives High Praise From His Community

Excerpt from the Herald Citizen Indeed Representative Williams deserves a resounding “shout-out” for the $3M boost he secured for Tennessee Tech’s College of Engineering. This significant boost will not only be of great benefit to the College of Engineering but to the entire university, the region, the state, and far beyond. It will enhance the ability…

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