WASHINGTON− Tonight, President Obama delivered his final State of the Union. After attending his speech Congressman Fleischmann released the following statement.
“Tonight I entered the House Chamber hopeful that we would hear a real plan from the President on how we are going to protect our nation from the growing terrorist threat and finally jumpstart our stalled economy,” said Fleischmann. “Instead the President used the opportunity to rationalize his failed economic and foreign policies and to divert attention away from the real issues facing our nation. It was made abundantly clear that the President’s primary objective in his final year in office will be defending his legacy. That legacy is a top-down, big-government approach that has given us the worst economic recovery in American history and stagnating middle class wages. The House is providing a different path, one that is driven from the bottom-up and will provide real opportunity and solutions by empowering the American people.”
WASHINGTON− The House of Representatives passed the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act which will repeal Obamacare, defund Planned Parenthood and reduce the national debt by $516 billion. After voting for the bill Congressman Fleischmann released the following statement.
“For the first time, a bill fully repealing Obamacare will be sent to the President’s desk. In addition to repealing the President’s crippling healthcare law this bill will also reduce our nation deficit by over $500 billion and completely defund Planned Parenthood. It is now up to the President to decide to either listen to Congress and the American people or continue to try and govern through executive order.”
WASHINGTON−Today, Congressman Fleischmann released the following statement on President Obama’s executive actions on gun control.
“Yet again the President has taken to grandstanding instead of addressing real issues. Rather than focusing on criminals and terrorists, these executive actions go after the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens. As a House Appropriator, I have led successful efforts to defund his previous anti-gun executive actions and I will work to do the same with these.”
WASHINGTON− Congressman Chuck Fleischmann released the following statement after passage of the government funding bill.
“Today we passed a bill that in addition to keeping our government open and functioning will properly fund our military, reign in the IRS and lift the ban on American oil exports. This bill is good for our economy and good for East Tennessee. The Chickamauga Lock will move forward and the vital national security work done in Oak Ridge will continue. As we move into a new year, with new House leadership, I am hopeful that we will continue to advance strong conservative principles.”
WASHINGTON− Today the House of Representatives passed the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act that will provide much needed relief and certainty to America’s small businesses. Congressman Fleischmann released the following statement after passage of the bill.
“With the passage of this bill we are providing some certainty to the tax code. Rather than waiting until the end of each year to pass extensions, the PATH Act provides permanent tax relief to hard working Americans. Individuals and businesses deserve a fairer, flatter, simpler tax code and this bill helps make that possible.”
WASHINGTON−Just hours after the FBI Director designated the Chattanooga shootings as terrorism the Secretary of the Navy has announced that the victims of those attacks will receive the Purple Heart. Following the announcement Congressman Fleischmann made the following statement.
“Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Sullivan, Staff Sgt. David Wyatt, Sgt. Carson A. Holmquist, Lance Cpl. Squire D. "Skip" Wells, and Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith were killed and Sgt. DeMonte Cheeley was injured five months ago today during an act of terrorism in our great city of Chattanooga. Today, they are receiving the Purple Heart in recognition of their bravery and service. These young men exemplify the best of our nation and their service will always be remembered.”
WASHINGTON−FBI Director, James Comey, announced today that the July 16th shootings at two military sites in Chattanooga were inspired by a foreign terrorist organization. Congressman Fleischmann and Homeland Security Committee Chairman, Michael McCaul (TX-10), released the following statements regarding the terrorism designation.
“It has been five months, to the day, since our community was struck by this horrendous attack and I am thankful the FBI has finally recognized it as terrorism,” Fleischmann said. “It is my sincere hope that with this designation the victims will finally be awarded the Purple Hearts they so justly deserve. The threat of terrorism is just as real today as it was on July 16th and we must continue to do all we can to remain vigilant and keep our nation safe.”
"The FBI's announcement confirms what many of us have long suspected: the Chattanooga shooter was an Islamist terrorist, and our city streets have become the front lines in this war. What happened in Chattanooga can unfortunately happen anytime, anyplace. We face an unprecedented homegrown terror threat,” said Chairman McCaul. “However, I'm glad to see the this week's omnibus spending bill includes needed increases in funding for the FBI and DHS to prioritize and ramp up their domestic counterterrorism efforts to protect Americans."
WASHINGTON− Today, the House of Representatives passed the SAFE Act to suspend the admission of Syrian and Iraqi refugees into the United States until security officials can certify the integrity of the background check process. Following the passage of the SAFE Act Congressman Fleischmann released the following statement.
“The United States has a long and proud tradition of welcoming refugees; however we simply can’t accept them at the risk of our safety. Senior law enforcement and intelligence officials have made clear that they are not confident in our vetting system and as such we must press pause on the process. The safety of American citizens will always be my top priority and until we have full confidence in our vetting process we cannot afford to admit Syrian and Iraqi refugees.”
The SAFE Act places a moratorium on the admission of Syrian and Iraqi refugees until the following conditions are met:
· The FBI Director certifies the background investigation of each refugee
· The Secretary of Homeland Security, along with the FBI Director and the Director of National Intelligence, certifies to Congress that each refugee is not a security threat to the U.S.
WASHINGTON− Following the recent acts of terror that took place in Paris, Congressman Fleischmann released the following statement on the United States accepting Syrian refugees.
“In light of the horrendous attacks in Paris, I believe that we must halt our refugee program with Syria until the proper safeguards are in place. The United States has a long and proud tradition of helping those in need, but this is no longer just a humanitarian crisis. Our top priority must always be protecting the American people.”
Chattanooga− Congressman Fleischmann released the following statement on President Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline.
“Today, President Obama put politics above jobs and energy security by rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline. The pipeline had bipartisan support and had been proven environmentally safe by the State Department. With this decision President Obama is not only snubbing our largest trading partner and energy supplier but he is also turning his back on at least 40,000 good paying jobs.”
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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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