On Thursday, September 22, 2016 Congressman Fleischmann honored Father Patrick Ryan on the Floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Father Ryan, the pastor of Saints Peter and Paul's parish in Chattanooga from 1872 to 1878, was a shepherd who gave his life in ministering to his flock. He died a martyr's death in the yellow fever epidemic of 1878 when he was only 33 years old.Read More
Fleischmann Welcomes Veterans to D.C.
Washington, D.C.— Today Congressman Chuck Fleischmann welcomed veterans with Honor Flight of Middle Tennessee to Washington. The veterans are in the nation’s capital visiting the monuments built in honor of their service.
“As the proud son of a WWII veteran, welcoming these legendary veterans to Washington, D.C. is an incredible honor,” said Fleischmann.
Pictures of Congressman Fleischmann meeting with veterans from Chattanooga, Cleveland, and Oak Ridge at the World War II Memorial can be found on the Congressman's Facebook page.
Honor Flight of Middle Tennessee was established in 2008 and is dedicated to honoring the brave service of Tennesseans who fought in World War II and the Korean War.
Rep. Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN) rises in support of HR 5612, which designates the facility of the US Postal Service located at 2886 Sandy Plains Road in Marietta, Georgia, as the "Marine Lance Corporal Squire Skip Wells Post Office Building".
Wells was one of five service members killed during the Chattanooga Terrorist Attack in July 2015.Read More
The following statement can be attributed to Congressman Chuck Fleischmann:
"I am deeply saddened by this weekend's terrorist attacks in New York City, New Jersey and Minnesota. I am praying for those injured and my heart goes out to their families," said Fleischmann. "Although the investigations are ongoing, we do know that each attack was intentional. Please know I will continue to monitor these situations very closely."
Fleischmann Named Guardian of Small Business
Washington, D.C.— The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the nation’s leading advocate for small businesses, awarded Congressman Fleischmann with its biennial Guardian of Small Business Award for his outstanding support of America’s small business owners in the 114th Congress.
“Many elected officials claim that they are champions of small business, but our Guardian Award shows our members and other small business owners who is really fighting for them,” said NFIB President and CEO Juanita Duggan. “Based on his voting record, Rep. Fleischmann is one of the most reliable advocates for small business in Washington.”
The Guardian of Small Business is NFIB’s most prestigious award. It is reserved for lawmakers who vote consistently with NFIB on the key issues identified by small business owners. NFIB tracks the votes of every member of Congress. House members and Senators who vote with NFIB members at least 70 percent of the time are eligible for the Guardian Award.
“As a former small business owner I know firsthand that small businesses are the heart and soul of the American economy. I’m proud to work hard each day on behalf of Tennesseans and I’m honored to receive this award,” said Fleischmann.
Congressman Fleischmann received a 100 voting record during the 114th Congress.
Fleischmann Will Participate in Nuclear Cleanup Caucus Event
Washington, D.C.— Tomorrow Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN), Chair of the House Nuclear Cleanup Caucus, will be participating in the last event for the caucus of the year. The discussion will focus on current research and development within the Department of Energy and the commercial nuclear sector that considerably improves safety for nuclear cleanup activities.
“This caucus is so important because it allows legislators, Department of Energy officials and other key environmental leaders to work together to strengthen our mission,” said Fleischmann. “I have seen firsthand in my District how nuclear cleanup can positively affect an area and I look forward to our continued success in raising awareness for nuclear cleanup across the country.”
Details for the event can be found below:
Date: Tomorrow, Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Time: 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Participants: Congressman Chuck Fleischmann, Chair of the House Nuclear Cleanup Caucus
Congressman Ben Lujan, co-chair of the House Nuclear Cleanup Caucus
Monica Regalbuto, Assistant Secretary of Energy
David Foster, Senior Advisor to Secretary for Industrial and Economic Policy
Other Members with sites in their Districts and various leaders in the field
Location: B-340 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515
The Department of Energy will also demonstrate two miniature robots and the Bimanual Dexterous Robotic Platform, otherwise known as "Robo Sally".
The event is hosted by the Energy, Technology and Environmental Business Association (ETEBA), the Energy Facility Contractors Group (EFCOG), and the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI).
Fleischmann Introduces REFUND Act
Washington, D.C.— Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (R – TN) introduced H.R. 5933—the Returned Exclusively For Unpaid National Debt Act or the REFUND Act. This bill will allow states to identify unwanted federal funds and send that money back to the federal government to pay down the national debt.
“With our nation almost $20 trillion dollars in debt, it’s time to find innovative solutions to help balance our budget. We must tackle the fiscal challenges facing our country on every level in order to give future generations a chance for economic prosperity,” said Fleischmann. “I introduced the REFUND Act so Washington could see firsthand budgetary responsibility and debt reduction can begin at the state level.”
The opposite of a federal mandate, Fleischmann’s legislation gives states a voluntary avenue to designate returned federal funds solely for debt reduction. In doing so, the REFUND Act prevents those funds from going back to federal agencies simply to be redistributed, as is currently the case.
In a previous Congress the National Taxpayers Union named the REFUND Act its number one ‘“No-Brainer’ bill Congress should pass for taxpayers.” In addition, they called the bill “a common-sense measure toward short-circuiting the ‘use-it-or-lose-it’ approach to accepting and spending federal grant money that has been a major contributor to Washington’s overspending problem.”
Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) has also introduced an identical bill in the Senate, S. 744.
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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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Happy 30th anniversary to my wife, Brenda! She has been my cornerstone and a wonderful mother to our three boys. https://t.co/8znqhTuynR
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Happy 30th anniversary to my wife, Brenda! I thank the Lord each day for her. She has been my cornerstone and a wonderful mother to our three
This afternoon my wife, Brenda and I had a great time at the Hamilton County Fair speaking with #TN03 constituents!
It was great stopping by the IRONMAN Chattanooga today. Congrats to all who finish! #TN03
I'm excited about today's grand opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, District of
My wife Brenda and I attended this year's 2016 National Muscadine Festival held in Historic Downtown Sweetwater, Tennessee. #TN03