|Policy and Advocacy|
Life Science Tennessee (LifeSciTN) is the industry’s leading business association representing bioscience companies and organizations across Tennessee, employing more than 38,0000 people at 1,200 different establishments. LifeSciTN is active at both the state and federal level supporting policies that advance our industry. Life science industry growth means more jobs and investment to the state, and healthier outcomes for Tennesseans and people around the globe.
STATE & FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE DAYS
Life Science Tennessee hosts two legislative missions each year - one in Nashville in February and the second in March in D.C. Our legislative outreach is important for communicating the impact our industry has on our state in terms of jobs and investment and globally by creating products and services with the potential to save lives and improve well-being.
During our legislative Day on the Hill in Nashville, we meet with the legislative leadership make presentations to House and Senate committees about the impacts and opportunities for industry growth in Tennessee. Each year, we close the day hosting a reception for legislators, staffers and members at Morton's Steak House.
Upon arriving in D.C., Life Science Tennessee members receive an update from our policy and advocacy committee chairs as well as AdvaMed and Bio on the status of current policy issues. The next day the group meets with members of Tennessee's Congressional delegation and senior policy staff to discuss the issues in detail.
Interested in being involved? Check the events page for registration or email Abby Trotter.
Tennessee's house congressional members:
Representative Phil Roe
First Congressional District: Carter, Cocke, Greene, Hamblen, Hancock, Hawkins, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi, Washington, Jefferson, and Sevier Counties
Representative John J. Duncan
Second Congressional District: Knox, Blount, Loudon, Grainger, Claiborne, and portions of Jefferson and Campbell County
Representative Chuck Fleischmann
Third Congressional District: Anderson, Bradley, Campbell, Hamilton, McMinn, Monroe, Morgan, Polk, Roane, Scott, and Union Counties
Representative Scott DesJarlais
Fourth Congressional District: Marshall, Bedford, Rutherford, Moore, Lincoln, Franklin, Marion, Grundy, Sequatchie, Warren, Van Buren, Bledsoe, Meigs, Bradley and Rhea counties.
Representative Jim Cooper
Fifth Congressional District: Davidson, Dickson, and most of Cheatham Counties
Representative Diane Black
Sixth Congressional District: Robertson, Sumner, Macon, Trousdale, Wilson, Smith, Clay, Jackson, Pickett, Overton, Fentress, DeKalb, Putnam, White, Cumberland, Cannon, Coffee, and parts of Cheatham and Van Buren Counties.
Representative Marsha Blackburn
Seventh Congressional District: Hardeman, Decatur, Hardin, Perry, Williamson, Montgomery, Chester, McNairy, Henderson, Wayne, Hickman, Maury, Lewis, Lawrence, Giles, Humphreys, Benton, Houston, and Stewart Counties.
Representative Stephen Fincher
Eighth Congressional District: Lake, Obion, Weakley, Henry, Dyer, Gibson, Carroll, Lauderdale, Crockett, Tipton, Haywood, Madison, Fayette Counties, and parts of Shelby County
Representative Steve Cohen
Ninth Congressional District: Part of Shelby County