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Senator Corker Announces Plans To Leave Senate

Senator Corker Announces Plans To Leave Senate

U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement. “After much thought, consideration and family discussion over the past year, Elizabeth and I have decided that I will leave the United States Senate when my term expires at the end of 2018. “When I ran for the Senate in 2006, I told people that […]

Hurricane Irma Evacuees in Tennessee May Be Eligible for Unemployment Benefits

Hurricane Irma Evacuees in Tennessee May Be Eligible for Unemployment Benefits

Hundreds of residents from states impacted by Hurricane Irma escaped the impact of the storm by seeking refuge in cities across Tennessee.  Many are staying with family or at local hotels and campgrounds and are not able to work. Out-of-state residents, who plan to stay in Tennessee for an extended period of time because their […]

Corker Statement on Nomination of Doug Overbey to be U.S. Attorney

Corker Statement on Nomination of Doug Overbey to be U.S. Attorney

U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement regarding President Donald J. Trump’s nomination of J. Douglas Overbey to serve as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee. “Doug Overbey is an outstanding choice to serve Tennesseans as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District,” said Corker. “Doug has had a distinguished law […]

Representative Andrew Farmer Appointed To National Law, Criminal Justice, & Public Safety Committee

Representative Andrew Farmer Appointed To National Law, Criminal Justice, & Public Safety Committee

State Representative Andrew Farmer (R–Sevierville)  has been appointed to the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Law, Criminal Justice, and Public Safety Committee by the Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives, Beth Harwell. The NCSL Law, Criminal Justice, and Public Safety Committee addresses underlying principles for a balanced state-federal system and takes policy positions to preserve state sovereignty […]

TDH Partners with Coaches to Reduce Violence

TDH Partners with Coaches to Reduce Violence

Athletic coaches play an influential role in the lives of young athletes and are often in a position to positively influence how their athletes think and behave both on and off the field or court. The Tennessee Department of Health is now partnering with coaches to implement the “Coaching Boys into Men” program as part […]

General Assembly Passes Property Tax Relief Bill For East Tennessee Fire Victims

General Assembly Passes Property Tax Relief Bill For East Tennessee Fire Victims

This week in Nashville, House members passed legislation to provide additional support to East Tennessee families that had property damaged by wildfires that swept through Sevier County and surrounding areas last November. The bill calls for prorating the 2016 tax assessment for a homeowner’s real property or a business owner’s personal property, if it sustained […]

Representative Roe’s Thoughts About The American Health Care Act

Representative Roe’s Thoughts About The American Health Care Act

The American Health Care Act: Patient-Centered, 21st Century Health Care Every day I hear stories from folks across East Tennessee who are being forced to choose between paying their monthly insurance premium or buying other essentials for their families. With health care premiums skyrocketing and competition among providers eliminated, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also […]

Key House Republicans Pass Legislation Providing Property Tax Relief To East Tennessee Fire Victims

Key House Republicans Pass Legislation Providing Property Tax Relief To East Tennessee Fire Victims

(NASHVILLE) — Monday evening, House members unanimously passed legislation co-sponsored by Representative Dale Carr (R-Sevierville) and Representative Andrew Farmer (R-Sevierville) that provides additional support to East Tennessee families whose properties were damaged by last November’s wildfires. House Bill 52 calls for prorating the 2016 tax assessment for a homeowner’s real property or business owner’s personal […]

Bald Eagles Shot in Meigs and Rhea Counties

Bald Eagles Shot in Meigs and Rhea Counties

CROSSVILLE, — Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) along with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are investigating the shooting of two bald eagles in the Tennessee River Valley. The first injured eagle was reported on January 30 around 2:00 p.m. in Meigs County. TWRA Wildlife Sergeant Chris Combs responded to the call and found the […]

Representative Andrew Farmer Officially Sworn In; Appointed Chairman Of House Civil Justice Committee

Representative Andrew Farmer Officially Sworn In; Appointed Chairman Of House Civil Justice Committee

(NASHVILLE) — The House of Representatives officially gaveled into session this week in Nashville, marking the beginning of the 110th General Assembly. As part of the opening day ceremonies, State Representative Andrew Farmer (R–Sevierville) took the oath of office and was officially sworn into the Tennessee House of Representatives.  In addition, Representative Farmer was appointed as Chairman of […]

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