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Legislative Wrap Up

May 22, 2017

First Things First GO PREDS! The End Has Come Surprisingly, I am not referring to the latest news out of Washington, though it may be warranted. Rather, I am proud to announce the successful conclusion of the first half of the 110th General Assembly. After passing a balanced budget, we wrapped up legislative business and…

Join the Conversation – May 2, 2017

May 2, 2017

I would like to extend a special thank you to Ms. Rita Black of Eakin Elementary for allowing me join in her 4th Grade music class yesterday morning. I look forward to an incredible performance by her talented students on May 22nd. I believe that music and arts education is so very important so I…

IMPROVE ACT PASSES TENNESSEE HOUSE

April 19, 2017

IMPROVE ACT PASSES TENNESSEE HOUSE Clemmons, Democrats lead effort to address state’s transportation infrastructure needs NASHVILLE, TN – Today, the Tennessee House of Representatives voted to adopt an amended version of Governor Bill Haslam’s IMPROVE Act by a 60 to 37 vote. The bill is intended to address the state’s transportation infrastructure needs by phasing…

Join the Conversation – April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017

Join the conversation! Twitter: @JRClemmons and #TeamJRC Facebook: johnrayfortn Our thoughts are with the three correctional officers who were injured in a disturbance involving inmates at the Turney Center Correctional Complex in Only, Tennessee yesterday afternoon. These brave officers are currently receiving top-notch medical treatment at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Unfortunately, this is not the…

CLEMMONS, KYLE EQUAL PAY LEGISLATION DEFEATED

March 30, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 30, 2017 Contact: Rep. John Ray Clemmons 615-415-4086 CLEMMONS, KYLE EQUAL PAY LEGISLATION DEFEATED Democratic lawmakers vow to continue fight for equality, fairness and respect NASHVILLE, TN – Proposed legislation intended to help ensure equal pay for women has once again been defeated by Republicans in the Tennessee General Assembly. State…

Join the Conversation – March 27, 2017

March 27, 2017

Twitter: @JRClemmons and #TeamJRC Facebook: johnrayfortn My family and all of #TeamJRC would like to extend our love and heartfelt condolences to Mrs. Hope Stringer and the entire Stringer family. Mr. Howard Stringer’s warm, welcoming personality and giving spirit embodied everything that is wonderful about our city. He has truly left a lasting legacy on…

FAILURE OF ACA REPEAL IN U.S. HOUSE SHIFTS FOCUS BACK TO STATES

March 25, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 25th, 2017 Contact: John Ray Clemmons Cell Phone: 615-415-4086 FAILURE OF ACA REPEAL IN U.S. HOUSE SHIFTS FOCUS BACK TO STATES Time to make health care law work for TN families Nashville, TN – Yesterday afternoon Republican leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives pulled their legislation to repeal the Affordable…

Let your voices be heard and make your presence felt. (March 13, 2017)

March 13, 2017

Thank you to all the women who visited our State Capitol and Legislative Plaza last week for Women’s Day on the Hill. Your presence in the halls of our state government really made an impact. I would also like to personally thank the brave women who testified before the House Health subcommittee and shared their…

CLEMMONS, HARRIS DECLARE VICTORY FOR WORKERS AND STATE PARKS

March 1, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 1, 2017 Contact: Rep. John Ray Clemmons 615-415-4086 CLEMMONS, HARRIS DECLARE VICTORY FOR WORKERS AND STATE PARKS Outsourcing plans for Fall Creek Falls State Park postponed NASHVILLE, TN – State lawmakers are declaring victory after news today that the state Department of General Services appears to have indefinitely postponed its Request…

Keep letting your voices be heard and making your presence felt. (February 26, 2017)

February 27, 2017

Join #TeamJRC by following us on Twitter at @JRClemmons and Facebook at /johnrayfortn I look forward to seeing you tomorrow night at the State Capitol. Protecting Our State Parks On Thursday February 16th, Sen. Lee Harris and I held a town hall discussion at Montgomery Bell State Park. This was the second such town hall…