Chuck Fleischmann

Chuck Fleischmann


Nuclear Cleanup Caucus Hosts Asst. Secretary Regalbuto


WASHINGTON− The House Nuclear Cleanup Caucus held a meeting and panel discussion on Wednesday, September 30 to discuss the EM mission.  The caucus meeting featured remarks by the new Department of Energy Assistant Secretary Dr. Monica Regalbuto, who is charged with leading the department’s environmental management mission, a number of Congressional members and a panel discussion of environment management leaders.  The meeting was put on in collaboration with the Energy Facility Contractors Group (EFCOG), the Energy Technology and Environmental Business Association (ETEBA), and the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI).

“We had another successful Caucus meeting today and once again drew a capacity crowd,” Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, Chairman of the House Nuclear Cleanup Caucus, stated.  “It was great to have Assistant Secretary Regalbuto here and we’re grateful she decided to make this one of her first events as Assistant Secretary.  With each meeting we continue to grow and strengthen our EM community while working toward our ultimate cleanup goals.”

“I want to thank Assistant Secretary Regalbuto for joining with the Nuclear Cleanup Caucus to discuss efforts to address the legacy of nuclear waste that continues to impact our communities,” Rep. Ben Ray Luján, Co-Chair of the House Nuclear Cleanup Caucus.  “These valuable discussions with the Department of Energy, members of Congress, and regional and national stakeholders in the cleanup community are an important part of our efforts to increase attention and awareness for the critical environmental cleanup work that is needed at DOE sites in New Mexico and across the country.”

Congressman Chuck Fleischmann and Ben Ray Luján serve as Co-Chairs of the House Nuclear Cleanup Caucus. The purpose of this caucus is to promote awareness of our nuclear legacy and build a stronger coalition to fight for the needs of our cleanup missions. A bipartisan group of legislators from across the country will work together to ensure the success of our nuclear cleanup missions, not only in East Tennessee and New Mexico, but at all cleanup sites throughout the nation.



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Congressman Fleischmann Protects Life, Opposes Short-Term CR


WASHINGTON− Congressman Fleischmann released the following statement today following the House’s vote on the Continuing Resolution that would fund the government through mid-December.

“It is a shame that this fight had to occur under the shadow of a government shutdown but we absolutely must protect life.  Our most precious gift is that of life and I will continue to fight for the rights of the unborn.  It is my hope that in the future we can return to regular order by passing appropriations measures and move away from these short-term funding resolutions.”



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Congressman Fleischmann’s Statement On The Pope’s Address To Congress


WASHINGTON− Congressman Chuck Fleischmann released the following statement on the pope’s address to Congress.

“Today was truly a historic moment.  It was an honor to be on the House floor during the first time a pope has ever addressed a joint session of Congress.  Pope Francis has a tremendous message of peace, family and the sanctity of life.  I most appreciated his closing words ‘God bless America’.”


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Fleischmann Introduces Resolution to Honor the Lives of Our Chattanooga Service Members


On Monday evening, Rep. Chuck Fleischmann introduced House Resolution 383, expressing the sense of Congress that the Marines and Sailors killed or wounded in the recent attack at the Navy Operational Support Center and Marine Corps Reserve Center and the Armed Forces Career Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee deserve the appropriate award of the Purple Heart. While serving their great nation, these brave men were killed on American soil by a violent extremist. Rep. Fleischmann’s resolution was signed by the entire Tennessee delegation and supported by a bipartisan group of 72 original cosponsors. After the resolution was introduced to Congress, Rep. Chuck Fleischmann released the following statement.

“Chattanooga and America lost five exceptional service members to a horrendous attack on our home soil. These men proudly served their country, and several made the ultimate sacrifice while braving fire in order to save others. With a broad bipartisan coalition, I introduced legislation expressing our belief that the Marines and Sailors lost or wounded in that attack are deserving of the Purple Heart and should be awarded appropriately. ”

The Purple Heart is a combat decoration awarded to members of the United States Armed Forces who are wounded in combat or posthumously to the next of kin to the military individual killed in combat.



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Congressman Fleischmann Statement On Chattanooga Shooting


WASHINGTON− Congressman Chuck Fleischmann released the following statement on the shootings in Chattanooga.

“This has been a tragic day for Chattanooga and Southeast Tennessee.  My heart and prayers go out to everyone involved in this horrendous situation.  I have spoken with local, state and federal officials and will continue to monitor this situation closely.”



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Rep. Fleischmann Statement on Announcement of Nuclear Agreement With Iran


WASHINGTON− Congressman Fleischmann released the following statement on the announcement of a nuclear agreement with Iran.

“President Obama has repeatedly said that no deal is better than a bad deal.  It’s now up to Congress to make that determination. I plan to review this proposed deal in detail and determine if it will leave Iran with a clean path to a nuclear weapon.  A nuclear-armed Iran poses a significant threat to the United States and an existential threat to Israel, our strongest ally in the Middle East.  It is simply a risk we cannot take and I will absolutely not support the deal if it compromises American security.”


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Fleischmann Agrees Supreme Court’s Ruling is Absurd


This morning, the Supreme Court released its ruling on King v. Burwell, upholding that subsidies are allowed in the federal marketplace despite language in Obamacare explicitly stating otherwise. After the decision, Rep. Fleischmann released the following statement.

“I agree with Justice Scalia that this decision is ‘quite absurd.’ While I am disappointed in the Supreme Court’s ruling, the decision today confirmed what we have said all along: Obamacare is a poorly written law that was not read by the Members of Congress who passed it. Although this is a setback, it is by no means the end of our fight. I will continue to work to repeal Obamacare and replace it with true free market healthcare reform that benefits hardworking families and businesses in East Tennessee.”


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House Nuclear Cleanup Caucus Holds Third Meeting


The House Nuclear Cleanup Caucus in collaboration with the Energy Facility Contractors Group (EFCOG), the Energy Technology and Environmental Business Association (ETEBA), and the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) held a panel discussion on Wednesday, June 3 to discuss plans for successfully achieving our nation’s nuclear cleanup mission. The panel included Mark Whitney, Acting Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management, Christine Gelles, Acting Manager, EM Los Alamos Field Office, and Ingrid Kolb, Director, Office of Management. Members of Congress from all the major Department of Energy Environmental Management sites as well as over 125 representatives from the environmental cleanup community attended the event.

“Today’s meeting was an excellent example of how we can continue to move the ball forward with nuclear cleanup through collaboration,” Rep. Fleischmann, Chairman of the House Nuclear Cleanup Caucus, stated. “This caucus allows legislators, Department of Energy officials and other key environmental management leaders to work with each other to strengthen our cleanup mission. The panel discussion gave us the opportunity to come together to offer updates on existing plans and discuss best practices. It is an honor to work with these colleagues, and I look forward to our continued success in raising awareness for nuclear cleanup.”

Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, Chairman of the House Nuclear Cleanup Caucus, discusses the nuclear cleanup mission with panelists Mark Whitney, Christine Gelles, and Ingrid Kolb.

Representatives Brad Wenstrup (OH-2), Chuck Fleischmann (TN-3), Joe Wilson (SC-2), Bill Johnson (OH-6), and Ben Lujan (NM-3).


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Fleischmann Votes To Protect Unborn Children


WASHINGTON− This afternoon, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. After passage, Rep. Fleischmann, who cosponsored this legislation, released the following statement.

“I firmly believe each and every life is precious, and it is our responsibility to protect those who have no voice. Today, we voted to protect one of God’s greatest gifts and save unborn lives. Children are a blessing and as a society, we must support and cherish these innocent lives. I am proud to protect the right to life and defend those who cannot speak for themselves.” 


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Responsible Energy and Water Appropriations Act Prioritizes Smart Spending


On Friday morning, Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, Vice Chairman of the Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee, voted for H.R. 2028, the Fiscal Year 2016 Energy & Water Appropriations Act. After passage, Fleischmann released the following statement. 

“This is an excellent bill that prioritizes important spending across the country while exercising strong oversight to ensure taxpayer dollars are spent responsibly.  When it comes to national security, this bill is well-rounded. It will enhance the security and stability of our nuclear stockpile and will continue the important work done in Oak Ridge, TN.

“Our nation’s vital waterways are also well funded in this bill.  I am proud to see the Army Corps of Engineers receive funding for important projects like the Chickamauga Lock.  Also included is language that should ensure the Chickamauga Lock retains its current place in the construction priority order, leaving it well positioned to receive funding in Fiscal Year 2016.  Overall, this is a responsible bill, and I was glad to join with my House colleagues in working toward its passage.”

H.R. 2028, Fiscal Year 2016 Energy & Water Appropriations Act, includes $108 million more than the President’s budget for Inland Waterways projects, requires the Army Corps of Engineers to maintain its current prioritizations, and ensures that the Corps spends all the money it is allocated.  The bill also includes full funding for the Uranium Processing Facility.


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Rep. Chuck Fleischmann Honors The Life Of Harold Coker

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Chuck Fleischmann Speaks In Support Of The American Super Computing Leadership Act

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Fleischmann Leads Fight For Answers About Unaccompanied Children In Tennessee

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Chuck Fleischmann Fights For Y-12 Pension

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Rep. Fleischmann Presides Over Passage Of WRRDA

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Rep. Fleischmann Champions Passage Of Funding Reform Bill For Chickamauga Lock

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Sebelius Promises No Relief From Obamacare

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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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Scott DesJarlais


Diane Black


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