WASHINGTON− Congressman Chuck Fleischmann released the following statement regarding the Ebola virus in the United States.
“Ebola is a serious crisis and calls for a serious response, which is why the House appropriated more money for the CDC than requested. I urge the President to keep all options on the table, including a travel ban. My heart goes out to the Americans and all people who have been impacted by Ebola, and I will implore the administration to use every tool possible to combat this virus and keep Americans safe."
WASHINGTON− Rep. Chuck Fleischmann received the National Association of Manufacturers’ Manufacturing Legislative Excellence Award for his exceptional voting record on issues that are critical to manufacturing in the United Sates.
“Manufacturers in Tennessee and throughout the United States are making a comeback, creating jobs, making more products and making them better than ever before,” said NAM Senior Vice President of Policy and Government Relations Aric Newhouse.
“We are fortunate to have so many hardworking and ingenious manufacturers in the third district,” Rep. Fleischmann stated. “Manufacturers not only promote innovation but they also create jobs and grow our economy. I was proud to vote for legislation that positively impacts manufacturers in East Tennessee and throughout the United States. We must continue to support manufacturers and their employees in order to ensure our nation remains competitive in the global economy.”
WASHINGTON− After learning the news of United States Attorney General Eric Holder’s resignation, Congressman Fleischmann made the following statement.
“During his nearly six year tenure, Eric Holder vastly overstepped his bounds as Attorney General. From ‘Fast and Furious’ to his handling of the IRS targeting scandal, Holder abused the power of his office. It is my sincere hope that Holder’s successor will have a greater commitment to the rule of law.”
WASHINGTON- Today, the House of Representatives passed a critical Continuing Resolution which will keep the government open until the end of the fiscal year and maintain funding for significant government operations.
“Today, I am happy to announce that the House of Representatives has passed a responsible and fiscally sound funding measure, which will prevent a government shutdown,” said Fleischmann directly after passage. “By crafting a clean Continuing Resolution that maintains current funding levels, we have provided the American people and crucial parts of our government, such as the Armed Forces, with needed certainty. However, I am disappointed that the Democrat-controlled Senate could not manage to undertake its Constitutional responsibility and pass a single Appropriations bill. It is imperative that Congress returns to regular order and eliminates the need for these constant stopgap measures.”
In addition to keeping the government open, the bill also included the McKeon Amendment. This provides authorization for the President’s request to arm and train carefully vetted factions within the Syrian opposition in order to combat ISIS while providing for Congressional oversight.
WASHINGTON− This afternoon, the House passed the American Super Computing Leadership Act, which supports much of the vital work done at Oak Ridge National Lab. Prior to its passage, Congressman Fleischmann spoke on behalf of the Act.
Click here to watch Congressman Fleischmann’s speech.
WASHINGTON− This morning, Tennessee’s entire Republican House and Senate delegation co-signed a letter written by Chuck Fleischmann to President Obama demanding answers about the administration’s handling of the release of 760 unaccompanied alien children to sponsors in Tennessee. The letter was written in support of Governor Bill Haslam’s request for the President’s immediate attention to this pressing issue. Congressman Fleischmann released the following statement in response to the letter.
“In light of the influx of unaccompanied children crossing our nation’s border, I, along with my Tennessee colleagues, wrote a letter to President Obama demanding answers about the number, status, and location of these children. For an administration that claims to be honest and transparent, withholding this information from state and local governments is completely unacceptable. We deserve immediate and accurate answers about these illegal immigrants. This is of the utmost importance, and I will not stop fighting until we receive the truth. I have always prioritized strengthening our border and enforcing immigration laws, and it is time the President does the same.”
Congressman Chuck Fleischmann was joined by Representatives John J. Duncan, Jr., Marsha Blackburn, Phil Roe, Diane Black, Scott DesJarlais, and Stephen Fincher as well as Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker. A copy of the letter is attached.
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WASHINGTON− The House of Representatives passed legislation to authorize funding for a new lease and expanded Veterans Affairs clinic in Chattanooga, Tennessee. This veterans’ package has been approved by the House and Senate Conference Committee. This expansion of the VA clinic in Hamilton County is the fourth huge victory for veterans in the third district this year.
“I am proud to announce the legislation passed this afternoon will fund a new lease for a multispecialty Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Chattanooga. This is a much needed expansion in Hamilton County and yet another victory for veterans in East Tennessee. With this new lease, veterans will not only experience more timely care, but in addition, they will receive more specialized services in the areas of dental, laboratory, work therapy, geriatrics, and eye care. The men and women who bravely protected our country must be taken care of when they return from the battlefields, and I am confident the expanded clinic will greatly advance medical care for veterans throughout the third district.”
WASHINGTON− In response to Volkswagen’s announcement that it will expand its manufacturing plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Congressman Chuck Fleischmann released the following statement.
“The announcement of Volkswagen’s Chattanooga plant expansion and the creation of more the 2,000 new jobs is outstanding news not just for Chattanooga and Hamilton County, but for all of Tennessee. Chattanooga has been and will continue to be a prime business destination for national and international brands thanks to our strong workforce and Tennessee’s business friendly environment. I greatly appreciate Volkswagen’s commitment to Chattanooga, and am grateful for the economic impact it will continue to have in Tennessee.”
WASHINGTON− Last night, the House of Representatives approved the 2015 Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill. The legislation provides annual funding for national defense nuclear activity, including much of the vital work that takes place in Oak Ridge, TN as well as the Army Corps of Engineers. After passage, Congressman Fleischmann, who serves as Tennessee’s lone appropriator and member of the Energy and Water Subcommittee, made the following statement.
“This bill is a key example of prioritizing spending, which is as crucial now as ever. As a result, there were some tough choices that had to be made. I am pleased that the important work taking place in Oak Ridge, TN has been recognized and that this bill fully funds the Uranium Processing Facility. Furthermore, Tennessee waterways projects, like the vital Chickamauga Lock, will receive important maintenance funding through this bill.”
WASHINGTON− Congressman Fleischmann issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s decision in the Hobby Lobby case.
“This morning, the Supreme Court defended religious freedoms by affirming that the federal government cannot infringe upon the religious beliefs of businesses like Hobby Lobby by forcing them to pay for contraceptives. Today’s ruling is a huge victory for religious liberties and the protection of the unborn, and yet another halt to Obama’s overreaching power. Our nation was founded on the core value of religious freedom, and Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate is a violation of this most fundamental liberty. The American people should never have to compromise their values or sacrifice their freedoms, and we must continue fighting to secure these Constitutional rights for all individuals and organizations.”
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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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Americans deserve an administration they can trust to tell the truth. Let's put an end to the IRS’s targeting. http://t.co/uDvRpuHEEC
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Today marks the 128th anniversary of the dedication of the Statue of Liberty by President Grover Cleveland! http://t.co/AjTacupci8
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I joined my Tennessee colleagues in signing a letter asking Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel for further examination into the upcoming Ebola mission
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