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The Tennessean: House advances bill giving therapists religious protections

March 23, 2016

Rep. John Ray Clemmons, D-Nashville, was the primary challenger of their testimony, peppering supporters with questions. “Religion has been used to discriminate based on race in the past. Religion has…

Fox17: State Legislators Seeking Dedicated Revenue Stream For Regional Transit

February 29, 2016

Representative Clemmons says he has a bill which would create a dedicated revenue stream for mass transit options, but says he needs more bipartisan support in order for it to…

The Nashville Ledger: Rare wins for Democrats on guns, outsourcing

February 26, 2016

Yet, Clemmons says, “I think this is just one more area where, despite facts to the contrary, it’s evidence of the governor’s massive privatization and outsourcing scheme, and things continue…

The Tennessean: Gun policy change at Capitol complex stalls

February 17, 2016

Clemmons contacted Department of General Services Commissioner Bob Oglesby on Wednesday to inquire about the status of a proposal from Oglesby and Gov. Bill Haslam to privatize security services in…

WSMV: Abortion ultrasound bill pulled after failing to gain support

February 16, 2016

“The language is very important. It sends a signal and it says a lot,” Clemmons said. “I don’t think and I haven’t heard about anyone coercing anybody to have an…

The Tennessean: Voucher bill stalls in Tennessee House

February 11, 2016

Others celebrated a victory, including Rep. John Ray Clemmons, D-Nashville, who targeted Haslam for supporting the bill. Haslam has said he would sign the bill as it was written. “Our…

Nashville Public Radio: Lawmaker’s Suggestion To Round Up Syrian Refugees Sparks Debate In Tennessee

November 18, 2015

“This unethical and irresponsible proposal to utilize military personnel to round up men, women and children should serve to truly shock our state’s collective conscience,” Clemmons said at a small…

Nashville Scene: One year into their first terms, can outgunned state Democrats John Ray Clemmons and Jeff Yarbro play defense without giving offense?

November 12, 2015

Clemmons has also been a vocal proponent of better public transit for Nashville. He introduced a bill asking for a needs assessment of public transit in the state. Neither bill…

MOMS CLEAN AIRFORCE Interview: Tennessee Representative John Ray Clemmons

June 29, 2015

What is unique about protecting Tennessee’s resources?  One of the many great things about Tennessee is the wide array of natural resources from which we, as Tennesseans, benefit and have…

GOP Lawmaker Says Rape And Incest Are Too Hard To Verify, Shooting Down Abortion Exemptions

April 22, 2015

A Republican floor leader in the Tennessee House of Representatives blocked an amendment that would have created an exemption for victims of rape and incest to an anti-abortion bill by…

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