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Greg Vital takes oath of office

October 13, 2021

NASHVILLE-Tenn. – Newly elected State Rep. Greg Vital, R–Harrison, was officially sworn in today, Wednesday, Oct. 13, in the House chamber of the Tennessee State Capitol in Nashville. Vital received 80 percent of the vote for the House District 29 seat, which includes part of Hamilton County, in a special election held Sept. 14. “I’m […]

Representative Terry Addresses Pressing Issues in District 48

September 14, 2021

This summer and fall have proven to be quite an active period for the office of District 48 in Tennessee, and Representative Bryan Terry, MD (R-Murfreesboro) has been working to address the various issues that have arisen.  With issues including unemployment, education, public safety, and COVID, there has been a diverse range of topics that […]

Why Rep. Faison is passionate about organ donation

June 8, 2021

Why Representative Faison is so passionate about organ donation   After a bad car crash in 1989, Faison’s parents declined to take his sister off life support to donate her organs — and Faison has struggled with that choice since Brad Schmitt Nashville Tennessean • * Becky Faison died at 16 years old, leaving her […]

Why we banned Critical Race Theory

June 7, 2021

Your Tennessee General Assembly makes laws that protect the integrity of our state and defend those of us who are the most vulnerable. This time, the group in desperate need of defense is our children. A dangerous theory of thought is sweeping through our schools. You may have heard of it: Critical Race Theory (CRT). […]

Why we banned Critical Race Theory

June 7, 2021

Why we banned Critical Race Theory My son Gage will not be taught that he is held back because of the color of his skin. Gage has every opportunity that anyone else in America has, and the only thing standing in the way of his success is himself. I voted to ban CRT because Gage […]

New laws expand opportunities for military service men and women

May 21, 2021

Nashville, Tenn. – Tennessee National Guardsmen will now have more opportunities to further their education thanks to a new law that expands eligibility for tuition reimbursement. State Rep. Jerome Moon, R-Maryville, successfully guided passage of Tennessee’s Support, Training, and Renewing Opportunity for National Guardsmen (STRONG) Act.  The STRONG Act provides eligible service members in the […]

State Rep. Scotty Campbell passes first bill

April 7, 2021

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – State Rep. Scotty Campbell, R-Mountain City, officially passed his first bill as a member of the 112th Tennessee General Assembly and the House Republican Caucus. House Bill 115 passed unanimously on Thursday, April 1. House Bill 115 changes the allowed weekly attendance time for a child participating in a Parents’ Day Out or […]

First Weekly Wrap of 2021

February 3, 2021

January, 22, 2021 House Republicans address education in special session Republicans returned to Nashville on Tuesday to begin a special legislative session on education called by Gov. Bill Lee. In a joint convention of the House and Senate, the governor laid out his legislative initiatives for the lawmakers. In his speech, Lee pointed to learning […]

Education Legislation

February 3, 2021

Literacy Supporting Materials Accountability Supporting Materials Learning Loss

Special Session 2021

January 19, 2021

1. LITERACY – HB 7002 ● What is it? Reading ability and literacy levels are fundamental benchmarks of education. Only ⅓ of Tennessee 3rd graders are on reading level. This legislation aims to improve the amount of Tennessee students on reading level by focusing on a fundamental of reading: phonics (method of teaching to read […]