Chuck Fleischmann

Chuck Fleischmann


STATEMENT: Fleischmann Remembers Fallen Five


CHATTANOOGA, TN — Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03) issued the following statement in remembrance of the five service members who lost their lives in the July 16, 2015 terror attack in Chattanooga, TN:

“Today is a somber day in the Chattanooga community as we honor the lives of five fallen heroes,” said Congressman Fleischmann. “Three years ago, the lives of Gunnery Sgt. Thomas J. Sullivan, Staff Sgt. David A. Wyatt, Sgt. Carson A. Holmquist, and Lance Cpl. Squire K. "Skip" Wells, and Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall J. Smith were taken, leaving a void in our community and in the homes and hearts of their families and friends. As we honor the memory of the Fallen Five, let us pray for those who are hurting, and come together to be Chattanooga Strong.”


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STATEMENT: Fleischmann on Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to United States Supreme Court


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03) issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court:

“I applaud President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court. Judge Kavanaugh’s extensive record of proven, conservative ideology will be essential in the future decisions of the Supreme Court. In such a pivotal time in our nation’s history, let us remember that the role of the Supreme Court is to interpret the Constitution as our Founding Fathers intended, and I believe that Judge Kavanaugh will carry out this role faithfully. Over the weeks to come, I hope that the Senate acts quickly to confirm Judge Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court.”


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OP-ED: June is Men's Health Month


By: Mrs. Brenda Fleischmann 

June is Men's Health Month 

Research shows that men are less likely to visit the doctor regularly than women, so they might be missing out on important preventive health visits and screenings. This is especially concerning because men are more likely to die from cancer than women. About 856,370 men in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer in 2018, and an estimated 323,630 will die of these diseases this year. In Tennessee, 231 per every 100,000 males from cancer annually.  

Fortunately, the most commonly diagnosed cancers in men—prostate, lung and colorectal cancers—can often be prevented or detected early. This Men’s Health Month, make an appointment with your health care professional or encourage the men in your life to schedule theirs. Learn your cancer risk factors (including family history) and screening recommendations before you go. 

Aside from skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in American men. Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing may detect prostate cancer early, but you should talk to your health care professional about the benefits and harms of screening beginning at age 50.

Lung cancer is the most deadly form of cancer for both men and women. About 80 percent of cases are attributed to smoking, but nonsmokers are at risk through secondhand smoke and environmental exposure to radon or other carcinogens in the home or office. Low-dose CT screening of heavy smokers or former smokers can help detect lung cancer early.

Colorectal cancer is most common in those ages 50 and over. Risk factors include inflammatory bowel disease (such as Crohn’s disease), family history of the disease, smoking, being overweight or obese, consuming alcohol in excess and eating a lot of red or processed meats. Screening is recommended beginning around age 50 and may detect pre-cancerous polyps or cancer cells early, when they can be removed or treated more easily.

Visiting a health care professional and getting recommended screenings are important parts of cancer prevention, but you can also reduce your risk by maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly, not smoking (or quitting if you do smoke), limiting alcohol intake and eating a nutritious diet. To learn more about cancer prevention and early detection, visit

Brenda Fleischmann is the spouse of Representative Chuck Fleischman and is a member of the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program. Statistics are provided by the American Cancer Society, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Cancer Institute.

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RELEASE: Fleischmann Named Conferee for "Mini-Bus" Appropriations Bill


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03) issued the following statement upon being selected by House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and House Appropriations Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ) to participate in the Conference Committee to finalize the 2019 “Mini-Bus” Appropriations Bill. The mini-bus spending package is comprised of three fiscal year 2019 spending bills including Energy and Water, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Legislative Branch. Members of the Conference Committee will be responsible for the production of a final spending bill.

“I thank Speaker Ryan and Chairman Frelinghuysen for the opportunity and privilege to participate in the Conference Committee to finalize the Energy and Water, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Legislative Branch Appropriations bills. As a member of the House Appropriations Committee, I was proud to see both the House and Senate act quickly to pass the first of three critical funding bills earlier this month that provide for our service men and women, advance our national and nuclear security efforts, support our country’s water infrastructure projects, and ensure smooth functioning of the legislative branch. We have an obligation to the American people to keep our government open and running, and this Conference Committee plays a key role in ensuring that we fulfill this duty by producing a final spending bill for the President to sign into law. I look forward to working with my colleagues in the House and Senate to produce a bill that marries fiscal responsibility with the funding needs of our nation, and helps to achieve our country’s national security and infrastructure priorities.”

The House of Representatives passed their Energy and Water, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Legislative Branch funding bills on June 8, 2018. The Senate passed their version on June 25, 2018.

To view the full list of Conference Committee Members, click HERE.

To view Congressman Fleischmann’s statement upon House passage of the minibus appropriations bill click HERE.


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STATEMENT: Fleischmann on Retirement of Justice Kennedy


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03) issued the following statement in response to Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement announcement:

“The Supreme Court protects our rights and ensures we are a nation based on the rule of law. I thank Justice Kennedy for his distinguished service to our nation, and I await the President’s nomination of a conservative justice who will continue to uphold the Constitution as our Founding Fathers intended.”


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STATEMENT: Fleischmann on Claude Ramsey


CHATTANOOGA, TN — Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03) issued the following statement on the passing of Claude Ramsey:

“I am deeply saddened by the loss of my friend and mentor Claude Ramsey. Across the state, Claude was known as a true civil servant beginning his career in 1972 when he was elected to the Tennessee General Assembly, to his incredible service to Tennessee’s Third District as mayor of Hamilton County among other roles, and statewide as deputy to the governor. Claude was instrumental in the promotion of business in Tennessee using his expertise to form local, state, and federal partnerships that will continue to benefit our great state for years to come. It was an honor and a pleasure to know Claude Ramsey, and there is no doubt that he will be missed dearly by many. I send my condolences to his family and friends during this difficult time.”


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STATEMENT: Fleischmann on United States - North Korea Summit


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03) issued the following statement in recognition of the historic U.S. – North Korea Summit:

“Last night, President Trump exemplified what it means to be a leader, becoming the first sitting president of the United States to meet with a North Korean head of state. I applaud the President for taking this courageous step and I am hopeful that despite North Korea’s history of deception, this summit marks the beginning of a new era of relations between North Korea and the United States. As Secretary of State Mike Pompeo leads U.S. negotiators in follow-up discussions with their North Korea counterparts, incorporating the knowledge of experts from the Department of Energy and the National Nuclear Security Administration will be of paramount importance. Much of this expertise resides in Oak Ridge, Tennessee and I look forward to continuing to support NNSA’s nonproliferation mission. While there is still a great amount of work that lies ahead, this summit was a tremendous first step and marked yet another milestone for the Trump Administration.”


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RELEASE: Congressman Fleischmann and Secretary Perry on the Debut of Summit


OAK RIDGE, TN — This afternoon, the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Lab unveiled their newest supercomputer, Summit. Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03) and Secretary of Energy Rick Perry responded to this historic event showcasing American leadership and innovation in the race to exascale:

“With today’s debut of Summit, the smartest and most powerful supercomputer in the world, Oak Ridge National Laboratory has again demonstrated the strength of American science,” said Congressman Fleischmann. “Summit, in addition to offering scientists 200 petaflops of performance, is capable of performing certain calculations at exascale speeds. From the performance of scientific calculations at gigaflop speeds in 1988, to teraflops in the 1990s, petaflops a decade ago, and exaops today, ORNL continues to lead the way in supercomputing.”

“Today’s launch of the Summit supercomputer demonstrates the strength of American leadership in scientific innovation and technology development. It’s going to have a profound impact in energy research, scientific discovery, economic competitiveness, and national security,” said Secretary Perry. “I am truly excited by the potential of Summit, as it moves the nation one step closer to the goal of delivering an exascale supercomputing system by 2021. Summit will empower scientists to address a wide range of new challenges, accelerate discovery, spur innovation, and above all, benefit the American people.”

According to Oak Ridge National Lab, Summit is capable of about eight times the performance of its predecessor, Titan.

“Summit’s unprecedented power will enable scientists to tackle some of the most complex challenges facing our nation and the world today,” added Congressman Fleischmann. “When I reflect on Titan’s tremendous contributions to countless disciplines, I can only imagine the impact that Summit will have.

I want to congratulate Dr. Thomas Zacharia and his team at ORNL and extend my thanks to all the scientists, engineers, and researchers that have worked tirelessly to make Summit a reality. I look forward to continuing to advocate for our nation’s science and technology research in Congress.”


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RELEASE: Fleischmann on Passage of First Package of 2019 Appropriations Bills


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03) issued the following statement upon the passage of H.R. 5895, the Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act:

“As a member of the House Appropriations committee, I am proud to see the House take swift action and pass three appropriations bills,” said Congressman Fleischmann. “This package directly takes into account the current national and nuclear security needs of our nation, and provides the members of our military, past and present, with the tools and resources they deserve.

First, this legislation includes a $1.5 billion dollar increase in funding to address and support our nation’s nuclear security priorities. This bill allows the Department of Energy and National Nuclear Security Administration to maintain the safety and readiness of our nuclear weapons stockpile, address aging infrastructure in our weapons complex facilities, and support the nuclear cleanup mission.

In addition, this bill gives peace of mind to our veterans and provides for our current men and women in uniform. Included in this legislation is a 4.8 percent funding increase for our veterans, while also reinvesting in those who are currently serving, equipping our men and women overseas with means to be successful.

I urge my colleagues in the Senate to follow suit and act quickly to pass this legislation in the best interests of our nation.”


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STATEMENT: Fleischmann Celebrates Anniversary of Tennessee's Statehood


CHATTANOOGA, TN — Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03) issued the following statement in celebration of the 222nd anniversary of Tennessee’s statehood:

“On June 1, 1796, the future of our great state was decided with a vote in Knoxville as Tennessee became the 16th state to join the Union,” said Congressman Fleischmann. “Today, we look back on the many accomplishments of the Volunteer State – from the instrumental role of Oak Ridge in leading our country to victory during WWII to the creation of one of the first bottles of America’s iconic drink, Coca – Cola, in Chattanooga. It is said that that the name of our state was derived from the Native American word meaning “meeting place”, and time has shown Tennessee to be a place where influential minds have come together to produce ideas and innovations that have shaped the future of our nation. Please join me in celebrating 222 years of statehood. Happy Birthday Tennessee!”


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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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