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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 […]

Rep. Bryan Terry begins session with district debriefing with Gov. Bill Lee

January 19, 2021

On January 12, legislators were sworn in to office for the 112th Tennessee General Assembly.  During his tenure, Rep. Bryan Terry, MD (R-Murfreesboro) has taken the opportunity to engage Governors Bill Haslam and Bill Lee in pre-session discussions that he refers to as a District Debriefing.  Following the swearing in ceremony, Terry met with Gov. […]

Pat Marsh’s Letter to the District

January 15, 2021

The challenge is to do good things without harming the good things we already have in place. -Unknown We started back in Legislative Session at 12:00 noon on January 12th.  We always start Session on the second Tuesday of January every year.  Each start is full of excitement and this year was no different with […]