TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Jul 29, 2020

A newly formed congressional subcommittee today asked Gov. Bill Lee for information about the state’s plan to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commercial Appeal reports. The letter, written by U.S. Rep. James Clyburn, D-South Carolina, chair of the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, comes just days after the White House Coronavirus Task Force recommended the state implement stricter restrictions to control spread of the virus. The subcommittee’s request includes all documents and communications from the White House Task Force aimed at stopping the spread of the virus in Tennessee; a "detailed description of any decision made or public health measures" that have been implemented or halted as a result of communication from the task force; and a description of the state's current plans to implement additional public health measures. The 12-member panel, created in April, includes Rep. Mark Green of Clarksville.