Chuck Fleischmann

Chuck Fleischmann


ADVISORY: Fleischmann Armed Forces Day Media Opportunity


Fleischmann and Commandant Neller Host Media Opportunity Before Armed Forces Day Parade

Washington, D.C.— Congressman Chuck Fleischmann and General Robert B. Neller, Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, invite members of the media to a press conference on Friday, May 6, 2016, before they attend Chattanooga’s Armed Forces Day Parade.  The Congressman and Commandant will give remarks and provide an opportunity for a brief Q&A session.      

The media is invited to attend.  Details for the event are below:

Date: Friday, May 6, 2016

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Location: The Read House Lobby, 827 Broad Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402

Participants: Congressman Chuck Fleischmann and General Robert B. Neller, Commandant, U.S. Marine Corps.                  

The Marine Corps will be the honored Military branch in the parade.  Also, this year’s parade will be the first since the July 2015 Chattanooga terrorist attack, in which four brave Marines and one Navy specialist lost their lives.


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Press Conference for Chickamauga Lock Project


On April 25, 2016, Rep. Chuck Fleischmann joined the Army Corps of Engineers for an update and to observe the restart of work on Chickamauga Dam’s new lock. 

As a House Appropriator, Fleischmann has worked tirelessly to ensure that this project would receive the nearly $30 million needed for fiscal year 2016.  Construction on the new lock provides relief for many worried about the condition of the current lock, which was built in the 1930s.

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Fleischmann Targets Terror on Propaganda Front


U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann is convinced that crushing terrorist groups like the Islamic State will not only involve defeating them on the battlefield, it will mean beating them in the propaganda war, too. Read More

RELEASE: Fleischmann's Bill to Combat Terrorism Passes House


Fleischmann’s Bill H.R. 4820, the Combating Terrorist Recruitment Act of 2016 Passes the House

Washington, D.C.— On Tuesday, April 26, 2016 Congressman Chuck Fleischmann’s bill H.R. 4820, the Combating Terrorist Recruitment Act of 2016, passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 322-79.  Fleischmann’s legislation requires the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to utilize testimonials from former extremists and defectors to counter-message propaganda used in recruitment efforts of terrorist groups like ISIS.

“Last July in Chattanooga, TN, the town I live in and proudly represent, experienced an attack that tragically killed four Marines and one sailor, while wounding several others.  I will never forget that day and neither will Chattanooga,” said Fleischmann.  “That attack and others like it in San Bernardino, Paris and Brussels prove we must use every tool in the toolbox to combat extremism.”

H.R. 4820 implements a key recommendation made by the Homeland Security Committee’s bipartisan task force specifically designed to counter Terrorist and Foreign Fighter Travel.

More than 250 Americans have traveled or attempted to travel to fight with jihadists in Syria and Iraq, and the FBI says there are open counterterrorism investigations in all 50 States, mostly ISIS-related. Many of these individuals were pulled in by terrorist propaganda.

“This is a common-sense measure to help destroy terrorist recruitment methods, by using the testimony of those who have seen the evil of these groups firsthand,” said Fleischmann.  “I am glad that my colleagues on both sides of the aisle joined me today to help combat extremism both at home and abroad.”

The Department of State and many ally nations, including France and Germany, already effectively use the testimonials of former jihadists to help deter radicalization.


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House Backs Bill to Use Testimonials to Combat Terrorism


Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn., the bill's chief sponsor, said it would help prevent attacks such as a shooting at a Chattanooga reserve center last year that killed four Marines and a sailor. The FBI said the killer was inspired by foreign terrorists. Read More

Rep. Fleischmann Debates H.R. 4820


On Tuesday, April 26, 2016, Rep. Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN) debates his bill H.R. 4820 the Combating Terrorist Recruitment Act of 2016 on the Floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.

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ISIS Foreign Recruitment Plummets as Airstrikes Destroy its Cash Supplies


Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn., said his bill would urge the Dept. of Homeland Security to use testimonials from former or estranged jihadis, effectively countering the ISIS message. Read More

Work Resumes on New Chickamauga Lock After 4-year Hiatus


U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn., heralded the restart of work on the lock today during a press conference at the Chickamauga Lock in Hixson. "This is a great day for the great state of Tennessee," Fleischmann told local and Army Corps of Engineers officials. "I pledged when I ran for Congress to try to fix what is broken in Washington." Read More

U.S. Rep. Fleischmann says Navy’s response positive to naming a ship the USS Chattanooga


U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann said Friday he's encouraged by the Navy's response to the request to name a ship the USS Chattanooga in honor of the five servicemen slain in a terrorist attack in the East Tennessee city last summer. Read More

Rep. Fleischmann Presser on Heroin Epidemic


On April 21, 2016 Congressman Chuck Fleischmann joined his colleagues on the Congressional Bipartisan Task Force to Combat Heroine Epidemic, for a press conference outside of the U.S. Capitol.

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Committee Assignments


Congressman Chuck Fleischmann is a conservative Republican who represents the 3rd District of Tennessee. The District is made-up of 11 counties: Anderson, Bradley, Campbell, Hamilton, McMinn, Monroe, Morgan, Polk, Roane, Scott and Union.

Chuck received his undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Illinois. He received both Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude honors. He then went to the University of Tennessee law school where he received his Doctor of Jurisprudence.

For 24 years Chuck and his wife ran a small business together in Chattanooga after they both graduated from law school at the University of Tennessee.

Chuck has served on the board of the National Craniofacial Association and on the board of the Cherokee Area Council of Boy Scouts of America. He served as the president of the Chattanooga Bar Association and chairman of the Chattanooga Lawyers Pro Bono Committee.

During his first two years in Congress, Chuck voted to repeal Obamacare, cut $1.6 trillion from the federal budget and has a 100% pro-life and 2nd amendment voting record.

Chuck serves on the Appropriations Committee which is vitally important to the residents of the 3rd District.

Chuck and his wife, Brenda, live in Ooltewah, Tennessee with their 3 boys: Chuckie, Jamie and Jeffrey.

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Phil Roe


John Duncan


Scott DesJarlais


Diane Black


Marsha Blackburn


Stephen Fincher


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