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Gov. Lee undecided on special session over school mask mandates, ‘nothing’s off the table’

August 9, 2021

August 9, 2021 – WKRN by: Gerald Harris – Governor Bill Lee is stopping short of supporting a special session to ban mask mandates in schools which House Speaker Cameron Sexton…

Nashville lawmaker hopes mask mandate helps maintain in-person learning for Metro schools

August 9, 2021

August 9, 2021 – WKRN by: Nickelle Smith & Gerald Harris – Some Nashville leaders are praising the decision by the Metro school board to require masks in schools and…

U.S. Reps. Green, DesJarlais question Pentagon chief’s authority to mandate COVID-19 shots for active-duty troops

August 7, 2021

Aug. 7, 2021 – Chattanooga Times-Free Press by: Andy Sher – Two Tennessee congressmen are among 16 U.S. House Republicans warning U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin that it’s “illegal” for…

Davidson delegation mask request puts Metro on crash course with House speaker

August 3, 2021

August 3, 2021 – Tennessee Lookout by: Sam Stockard – Hours before House Speaker Cameron Sexton threatened to seek a special session targeting school districts over COVID-19 policies, the Davidson…


August 2, 2021

August 2, 2021 – PRESS RELEASE – Today, state Representative John Ray Clemmons, along with Senator Heidi Campbell, Senator Brenda Gilmore, Representative Bill Beck, Representative Bob Freeman, Representative Darren Jernigan,…

Griffey stance conflicts with Senate leadership

July 27, 2021

July 27, 2021 – Tennessee Lookout by: Sam Stockard – Rep. Bruce Griffey says he’s not “anti-vax,” yet he is one of a growing number of legislators leery of masks…

Lawmaker Asks For An Explanation Of Why State’s Top Vaccine Expert Was Fired

July 13, 2021

July 13, 2012 – WPLN by: Nina Cardona – After the firing of Tennessee’s top vaccine expert, Nashville Democratic Representative John Ray Clemmons is calling for an explanation from the…

CLEMMONS CALLS ON LEE AND PIERCEY TO EXPLAIN DR. FISCUS’ TERMINATION: Tennesseans Deserve Answers About Vital Health Professional’s Firing

July 12, 2021

July 12, 2021 – Following today’s shocking announcement that Governor Bill Lee terminated Dr. Michelle D. Fiscus, the Medical Director of Tennessee’s Vaccine-Preventable Diseases and Immunization program, state Rep. John Ray Clemmons (District 55) issued…

After National Guard trip, governor says nation needs new Southern border strategy

July 12, 2021

July 12, 2021 – Tennessee Lookout by: Sam Stockard – Shrugging off the notion that the Southern border “crisis” is a political attack, Gov. Bill Lee says the nation should…

Lawmakers renew call for immediate audit of Gov. Lee’s federal COVID-19 spending

July 10, 2021

July 10, 2021 – WKRN by: Gerald Harris – Tennessee Democrats are calling for an audit of all COVID-19 relief spending from Governor Bill Lee and his administration. This comes…

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