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TN Democratic Party: Graham-Cassidy bill could cost state $61B

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Mary Mancini, chair of the Tennessee Democratic Party, released the following statement heavily criticizing the Graham-Cassidy Bill: “The uninsured rate in Tennessee dropped from 15% to 9% because of the Affordable Care Act. It would be even lower if Tennessee Republicans had not blocked Medicaid Expansion in the state. The Graham-Cassidy bill will undo all […]

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Kelsey: ‘I will always advocate on behalf of Tennesseans’

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I have been spending my time working to improve the juvenile justice system in our state and making sure that the issues important to Tennesseans are heard. Juvenile justice I was honored to be appointed by Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally to serve as a member of the Joint Ad Hoc Tennessee Blue Ribbon Task Force […]

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Legislative Roundup

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Corker urges sanctions after N. Korea’s missle launch CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has released the following statement in response to reports of a ballistic missile launch by North Korea. He supported near-unanimous Senate passage of legislation to sanction Iran, Russia and North Korea, which […]

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Legislative Update

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Kustoff’s bill would expand claims options for disasters WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative David Kustoff (TN-08), a member of the House Financial Services Committee, introduced H.R. 3363, the Claims Licensing Advancement for Interstate Matters Act (CLAIM Act) on July 24. This legislation is designed to help independent insurance adjusters file insurance claims more efficiently, ensuring […]

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Corker releases statement on Trump actions against Iran

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement on Tuesday in response to the Trump administration’s actions against Iran. The administration announced new sanctions along with certification of Tehran’s technical compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). A […]

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Lawmakers adjourn after passing budget, key bills

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The 2017 session of the 110th General Assembly has adjourned to become a part of Tennessee history with some of the most important bills of the year being approved during the final week of legislative action. This includes the passage of the $37 billion state budget. It proposes state government spending for the next fiscal […]

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Legislation to aid children suffering from trauma

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Last week’s action on Capitol Hill was highlighted by passage of a number of important initiatives as lawmakers continue discussions on the state’s budget. One such bill approved last week would establish a new pilot program to help children from troubled homes avoid chronic adverse childhood experiences. Senate Bill 887, sponsored by Deputy Speaker Ferrell […]

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$14M in funding to help combat opioid abuse in Tennessee

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On Wednesday, April 19, Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price announced Tennessee will soon receive nearly $14 million in funding to combat opioid abuse — the first of two rounds of funding to be delivered as part of the 21st Century Cures Act that I sponsored and the president signed into law last year. […]

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Senate committees focus on state budget

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As the 2017 session of the Tennessee General Assembly gets closer to adjournment, Senate committee action last week primarily centered on the state budget. The Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee received Governor Bill Haslam’s amended budget proposal on April 25, and it makes several improvements and adjustments to the original plan submitted to lawmakers […]

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Senate HELP Committee works on health, online taxes, nominations

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We had a busy week in Washington last week (April 23-29), especially in the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee that I chair. The committee passed four bipartisan public health bills. We also voted to recommend Dr. Scott Gottlieb favorably to be the new commissioner for the Food and Drug Administration, which is responsible […]

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Dr. Scott Gottlieb is right candidate to lead FDA

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The Senate health committee, which I chair, held the confirmation hearing the first week in April for Dr. Scott Gottlieb, President Trump’s selection to lead the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). I am confident Dr. Gottlieb is the right person to lead the FDA given its vital mission. He has impressive qualifications from nearly every […]

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Background on school vouchers

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Sen. Brian Kelsey (R-Germantown), sponsor of the latest Senate school voucher bill (SB0161), declined to write a column or provide a single statement about school vouchers. However, he has expressed his view widely in the past. He has pushed for vouchers (labeled “school choice”) for more than a decade. This year’s bill is narrower in […]

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