Shown from left to right are Tarren Bragdon, president and CEO of FGA, Rep. Dan Howell, Polk, Meigs and Bradley Counties, Tom Newell, FGA Government Affairs director.
The Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) has named Tennessee Representative Dan Howell as legislator of the year. The award was presented December 6th at the annual FGA policy summit in Orlando, Florida. The award is traditionally given to an elected official who is dedicated to promoting work and combating long-term government dependency in their state.
“Across the country, there are individuals fighting to empower Americans with the dignity and freedom of work,” said Tarren Bragdon, president and CEO of FGA.
“Representative Howell has been a leader in efforts to empower more Tennesseans to experience the power of work through commonsense welfare and work reforms.”
During the 110th legislative session Rep. Howell worked to reduce red tape in Tennessee through occupational licensing reforms for those leaving prison and by promoting apprenticeships. He also passed a bill to seek a federal waiver to implement basic work requirements for able-bodied adults enrolled in TennCare.
More than 30 states were represented at the 2018 FGA policy summit. The Foundation for Government Accountability is a non–profit, multi–state think tank that specializes in health care, welfare, and work reform.