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Event marks signing of resolution sponsored by Sen. Beavers and Rep. Weaver recognizing pornography as a public health hazard in Tennessee

Photo is of Tiffany Leeper, founder and President of Girls Against Porn and Human Trafficking, Rep. Weaver, Governor Haslam and Senator Beavers

NASHVILLE, (June 22, 2017) – An event marking Governor Bill Haslam’s signing of a resolution recognizing pornography as a public health hazard in the State of Tennessee took place on Wednesday at the State Capitol in Nashville.

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SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE APPROVES SEN. BEAVERS’ RESOLUTION TO LET THE PEOPLE DECIDE IF THEY WANT AN ELECTED STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.), March 1, 2017  — A resolution that would allow Tennessee voters to decide if they want to popularly elect the state’s attorney general (AG) is headed to the Senate floor for a final vote after being approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee this week. 

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This Week on Capitol Hill from Senator Mae Beavers / February 24, 2017

NASHVILLE – The General Assembly is now working at “full steam” as state senators examined the budgets of 11 agencies and departments of state government this past week and approved a number of important bills.

Transportation Funding / Block Grants — Among legislation that has been approved is a resolution that I am sponsoring urging President Donald Trump and the United States Congress to enact a law to establish a transportation block grant funding program for distribution to the states. 

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Resolution sponsored by Beavers urging President Trump and Congress to block grant federal transportation funds to states is approved by full Senate

(NASHVILLE), February 16, 2017 — A resolution urging President Donald Trump and the United States Congress to enact legislation to establish a transportation block grant funding program for distribution to the states was approved 30 to 2 by the full Senate on Thursday.  Senate Joint Resolution 59,

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Senator Beavers receives ACU Award for Conservative Excellence

NASHVILLE – State Senator Mae Beavers (R-Mt. Juliet) recently received the highest rating for conservative excellence from the American Conservative Union Foundation (ACU).  The ACU researches and selects a wide range of bills that reflect a member’s adherence to conservative principles, whether they are economic, social, cultural or government integrity. 

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Statement from Senator Mae Beavers regarding Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, the U.S. Supreme Court decision on abortion

NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 27, 2016 — Senator Mae Beavers (R-Mt. Juliet), sponsor of legislation which restored commonsense protections for women seeking an abortion, made the following statement in the wake of today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision on abortion:

“This is a huge step backwards for women. This decision makes women lesser human beings if they do not have the same privileges as other patients to a clean and safe medical environment.

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SENATOR ROBERTS AND SENATOR BEAVERS ADDRESS PARENTS’ CONCERNS REGARDING ACCESS TO MATERIALS USED IN THE TEACHING OF ISLAM

NASHVILLE — In response to the reported refusal by some Tennessee school districts to make teaching materials readily available to parents involving the religion of Islam, State Senators Mae Beavers (R-Mt. Juliet) and Kerry Roberts (R-Springfield) issued the following statement:

“We have received reports that parents are being refused access to material used in 7th grade social studies regarding the teaching of Islam,” said Roberts and Beavers.

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Rep. Pody and Sen. Beavers file “Tennessee Natural Marriage Defense Act”

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.), September 17, 2015 — State Representative Mark Pody (R-Lebanon) and Senator Mae Beavers (R-Mt. Juliet) filed legislation today calling for Tennessee to defend current state law and the constitutional amendment adopted by voters in 2006 specifying that only a marriage between a man and a woman can be legally recognized in the state.

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SENATORS CALL UPON GOVERNOR BILL HASLAM AND THE TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO IMPLEMENT EMERGENCY RULES FOR ABORTION PROVIDERS

Joint Government Operations hearings revealed inadequate safeguards

NASHVILLE — In response to a Joint Government Operations Fact Finding Hearing on August 19, 2015, State Senators Mae Beavers (R-Mt. Juliet), Kerry Roberts (R-Springfield), Janice Bowling (R-Tullahoma), Dolores Gresham (R-Somerville) and Paul Bailey (R-Sparta) have issued a request to Governor Bill Haslam to enact emergency rules for abortion providers.

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Posted in News, Sen. Janice Bowling, Sen. Kerry Roberts, Sen. Mae Beavers, Sen. Paul Bailey
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Tennessee Should Push Back Against EPA’s Agenda-Driven Rules Say Lawmakers

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.), August 6, 2015 – Tennessee should push back against new agenda-driven rules by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) governing emissions limits on power plants say 19 key state lawmakers. The legislators sent a letter to Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery this week asking him to join other states in challenging the rules in court in order to block implementation.

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Posted in News, Sen. Dolores Gresham, Sen. Janice Bowling, Sen. Jim Tracy, Sen. Mae Beavers, Sen. Paul Bailey
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