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Tennessee Democrats announce legislation restoring access to reproductive health care

July 12, 2022

July 12, 2022, NewsChannel5 by: Kelly Broderick NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Tennessee Democrats have announced legislation to restore access to reproductive health care across the state. A federal court allowed Tennessee to…

State Rep. Clemmons’ Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Opinion Eliminating Women’s Constitutional Right to Abortion

June 24, 2022

June 24, 2022 Nashville, TN – Today, the Supreme Court of the United States published its opinion in the landmark Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case. In response to the opinion, State Representative…

Representative seeks renewed gun laws, governor requests prayer in wake of Texas school massacre

May 26, 2022

May 26, 2022, Tennessee Lookout by: Sam Stockard While Gov. Bill Lee and other Republican leaders called for prayer for the victims of the Texas elementary school shooting, state Rep.…

‘Let’s take legislative action now.’ Rep. Clemmons asks Gov. Lee for special session to address gun violence

May 25, 2022

May 25, 2022, NewsChannel5 by: Caroline Sutton NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — In the aftermath of a mass shooting at an elementary school in Texas, Rep. John Ray Clemmons, D-Nashville, is calling on…

New Education Funding Formula Passes House, Senate

April 27, 2022

April 27, 2022, Nashville Scene by: Kelsey Beyeler The newly proposed education funding formula passed the House and Senate floors Wednesday, just one day after passing each chamber’s finance committee.…

Views differ radically on local impact of new school funding formula

April 21, 2022

April 21, 2022, The Daily Memphian by: David Waters The proposed new funding formula for public schools will lead to a “fiscal cliff” looming on the horizon for local schools.…

Working for You: January 2022

January 30, 2022

I sincerely appreciate everyone who supported our fundraiser on January 10th. Thanks to all of you, as well as Brandi Bruns and the folks at Craft Brewed, it was our most…

Working for You: November 2021

November 8, 2021

It was a busy couple of weeks in our State Capitol as far as Octobers go. Hopefully, we are finally done with special sessions for the year. Though, to quote…

Working for You: October 2021

October 24, 2021

Thank goodness for Fall Break. It was nice to be able to spend some extra time with our boys just before I returned to the legislature for the first of…

Tennessee mask mandate opt-out order may violate federal law, US Sec. of Education writes

August 19, 2021

Aug. 19, 2021 – WKRN by: Gerald Harris – The Biden administration is taking aim at states that are blocking mask mandates for school districts. The United States Secretary of Education, Miguel…

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