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Hensley Gets State Senate Committee Assignments

From 28th District State Sen. Joey Hensley MD

State Sen. Joey Hensley, R-Hohenwald, has been reappointed to the leadership of the Senate’s most powerful committee, the Finance, Ways and Means Committee.

The announcement was made by Lt. Gov. Randy McNally for the 2021-2022 sessions of the Tennessee State Legislature.

The committee considers measures dealing with appropriation of state funds and has oversight regarding legislation pertaining to bonds, pensions, investments or indebtedness. The membership generally includes the Senate’s top leadership or other members with seniority or expertise in finance.

“I appreciate the confidence of Lt. Gov. McNally to continue to serve in this leadership role in our Finance Committee,” Hensley said.

“Tennessee is recognized as being one of the best financially managed states in the nation. I look forward to working with my colleagues on a responsible budget that continues that status, while providing needed services to Tennesseans and bolstering our state’s COVID-19 recovery efforts.”

Hensley also will be a member of the Senate Education Committee which reviews legislation and budgets regarding K-12 schools and higher education. The committee will be the focal point of 2021 action in the General Assembly with Gov. Bill Lee calling a special session on education on Jan. 19.

“Education has always been a top priority of mine,” Hensley said.

“We have a lot of work ahead of us in the special session to help students, parents and teachers with the resources they need to not only recover learning losses that occurred as a result of COVID-19, but to boost student outcomes over the long term.”

In addition, Hensley was appointed to the Health and Welfare Committee. This committee deals with public welfare, hospitals, nursing homes, health care professions, and services for mental health, the developmentally disabled, and the aged.

Hensley represents Giles, Lawrence, Lewis, Maury, Perry and Wayne Counties in District 28 in the Tennessee Senate. He can be reached through email at, by mail at 425 5th Avenue North, Nashville, Tenn. 37243 or by phone at (615) 741-3100.

His toll free telephone number is 1-800-449-8366 ext. 13100 and his fax number is 615-253-0231.

His home address is 855 Summertown Highway, Hohenwald Tenn., 38462, telephone number 931-796-2018 and cell telephone 931-212-8823.

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