WASHINGTON− Today, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced Sue Cange will serve as the new Manager for the DOE’s Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management. After the announcement, Rep. Fleischmann released the following statement.
“I would like to congratulate Sue Cange on becoming the new Manager for the DOE’s Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management. Sue has a strong background in Environmental Management and has done a great job as Acting Manager. I look forward to continuing to work with her on nuclear cleanup in Oak Ridge.”
From Left to Right: NNSA Uranium Program Manager Tim Driscoll, CNS CEO Jim Haynes, Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, Rep. Mike Rogers, Rep. Hank Johnson, Y-12 Site Manager Bill Tindal, and NNSA Production Office Manager Steve Erhart
WASHINGTON− On Friday, Rep. Chuck Fleischmann was joined by Rep. Mike Rogers, Chairman of the Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, in Oak Ridge, Tennessee to visit Y-12’s production and storage facilities.
“It was a great honor to have Chairman Rogers come visit the third district to witness all of the important national security work taking place in Oak Ridge,” Rep. Fleischmann said following the meeting. “Mike has always been a strong supporter of national security, and I look forward to continuing to work with him on these critical issues.”
"I want to thank Rep. Fleischmann for having us here to his district to visit Y-12 and Oak Ridge National Lab,” Chairman Mike Rogers stated. “The men and women at these facilities do incredibly important work supporting U.S. national security, and I want to recognize their dedication and service. Chuck and I share a commitment to ensure these facilities have a bright future."
WASHINGTON− Tonight, after President Obama delivered the State of the Union address, Rep. Fleischmann released the following video and statement.
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Text of Rep. Chuck Fleischmann’s Remarks:
Tonight, the President addressed the nation in the State of the Union to deliver his vision for the upcoming year. Unfortunately, rather than focusing on areas where the President and Congress can work together to move the country forward, he presented a set of ideas he knows will have no chance in the new Congress. His proposals are burdensome, unproductive, and most importantly, costly. President Obama’s proposed tax hikes will only hurt our economy and the American people. Rather than proposing revenue neutral tax reform, the President decided to focus on a redistributive tax increase. We need a fairer, flatter, simpler tax code that keeps money in the hands of the middle class and empowers job creators to grow and strengthen our economy.
Tonight, the President again detailed his proposal for free community college. While his imitation of Tennessee’s successful Tennessee Promise is flattering, he misses a key element - our state created this program without raising taxes. The President’s program is paid for by a massive tax increase on hardworking Americans, at a time when the American people cannot afford it. I hope the President will learn that our education system should not be hindered by national bureaucracies and expensive federal decisions.
President Obama’s visions are costly and ineffective, and I, therefore, earnestly ask the President to refocus his proposals in order to prioritize the American people and our economy. The President has the opportunity to work with the new Congress to create good-paying jobs and build a healthy, thriving economy. Over the next two years, I will work to empower the American people, and I hope President Obama will join me in this fight to strengthen our nation.
WASHINGTON− This morning, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 240, the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, a member of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, released the following statement after the vote.
“Today, the House put an end to President Obama’s unconstitutional actions by passing legislation to completely defund the President’s executive amnesty. The President has declared twenty-two times that he does not have the authority to bypass the legal immigration system and grant executive amnesty; yet, he did just that. When I entered Congress, I made an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution, and therefore, it is my duty to stop the President’s unlawful actions. This legislation further prioritizes our national security by strengthening border security, increasing government transparency, and enhancing immigration enforcement. We must protect our nation and end this executive overreach.”
WASHINGTON− This evening, Rep. Fleischmann, a member of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, spoke on the House floor in support of the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act. This legislation will completely defund President Obama’s executive amnesty.
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WASHINGTON− Today, the House of Representatives voted to pass H.R. 3, Keystone XL Pipeline Act. After the vote, Rep. Fleischmann released the following statement.
“The Keystone XL Pipeline is critical for our nation and its economy. Not only will the pipeline create over 42,000 jobs for the American people, but additionally, it is expected to bring in a total of $2 billion in earnings. With the new majority in Congress and all hurdles resolved, the time to build is now. I sincerely hope President Obama will listen to Congress and support this pipeline.”
WASHINGTON− Today, President Obama arrived in Tennessee to make an announcement regarding the launch of two new initiatives. After the President’s announcement, Rep. Fleischmann made the following statement.
“Tennessee has an exceptional business climate, and thanks to local workforce development efforts and public-private partnerships, manufacturing is growing in East Tennessee. We are fortunate to be home to some great educational institutions, research facilities, and amazing companies. This outstanding work has garnered recognition from the Department of Energy, which, in conjunction with universities and non-profits, has announced the launch of the new Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Advanced Composites. I am glad the President took the time today to come see all that is happening in East Tennessee. I am hopeful he will work with the new Congress to help businesses continue to grow through mechanisms like this public-private partnership.”
WASHINGTON− This afternoon, Rep. Chuck Fleischmann was sworn in to the 114th Congress as the representative for the Third District of Tennessee. After taking the oath of office on the House floor, Rep. Fleischmann made the following statement.
“It is an honor and privilege to be a part of the 114th Congress. This new Congress gives us the opportunity to prioritize Americans’ needs and achieve productive reform. I am looking forward to working with my colleagues to implement positive changes for the benefit of our country.”
WASHINGTON− The House of Representatives passed the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act to keep the government open and functioning through fiscal year 2015. After passage, Rep. Chuck Fleischmann released the following statement.
“This evening, the House performed its duty as representatives to ensure taxpayers’ dollars are wisely invested in effective programs and our government remains open and functioning. The legislation we passed today will cut excessive spending for programs such as the IRS and EPA while responsibly funding critical programs like those that keep our brave men and women in uniform safe. By providing no new funding for Obamacare or President Obama’s executive amnesty, this Omnibus will responsibly fund the majority of our federal government through the end of the fiscal year. While this bill is not perfect, it is a product of bipartisan compromise, and I am hopeful the Senate will act quickly to avoid another government shutdown.”
The 2015 Omnibus Appropriations bill will provide funding for the vast majority of the federal government through September 30, 2015. Included in the Omnibus are significant program cuts and improved oversight of tax dollars; yet, critical programs, such as the research and work conducted in Oak Ridge, will remain funded. The bill will cut Internal Revenue Service funding by $345.6 million and Environmental Protection Agency funding by $60 million. Additionally, the Omnibus includes language led by Rep. Chuck Fleischmann to protect 2nd Amendment rights.
WASHINGTON− Today, President Obama visited Nashville, Tennessee to speak about his plans for immigration reform. After the President’s remarks, Reps. Fleischmann, Duncan and Roe released the following statements.
“Unfortunately, the President used today’s trip to try and sell Tennesseans on his unlawful executive orders - orders even he once said would violate our laws,” Rep. Fleischmann said. “We owe it to the American people to secure our borders, and those waiting to legally enter the country, to enforce the current immigration laws before we make any radical changes. While the President claimed, after the election, that he heard the American people, it’s clear he has not. This is just another example of the President failing to lead, and instead, taking his own path and ignoring the will of the people.”
“The President continues to ignore or gloss over the fact that we already have very detailed immigration laws on the books, and no President has the right or the power to pick and choose which ones to enforce,” stated Rep. John J. Duncan, Jr. “This latest executive order will encourage many millions more to come here, illegally if necessary, as President Obama himself said in 2010. The American people are the kindest, most generous people in the world. We have allowed many millions to immigrate here legally over the last 25 or 30 years, far more than any other nation. But our entire infrastructure—our schools, hospitals, jails, roads, sewers, etc.—just could not handle the mega-millions who would come here in the next few years if we simply opened our borders. We must have a legal, orderly immigration system, and it must be enforced.”
“I was disappointed to hear more partisan rhetoric from the president as he spoke in Tennessee today,” stated Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. “We can—and should—take steps to reform the immigration process, starting with fully securing the border. But the president’s attempt to rewrite immigration law from the Oval Office is the wrong solution, not to mention a slap in the face to every naturalized citizen that waited in line to live in this country. Right now we have an opportunity to make changes to our immigration system to help future generations. Rather than repeating past mistakes and kicking the can down the road, we need to implement real reform, but President Obama’s ‘plan’ is about the furthest thing from a long-term solution possible.”
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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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The President dropped his plan that hindered Americans by making it more difficult for them to save for college. http://t.co/3PAyimADmB
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Today, Dr. Alan Kohrt from the Children’s Hospital at Erlanger visited my Washington, DC office. http://t.co/ffpxlbggY5
I enjoyed spending yesterday afternoon visiting the new state-of-the-art library at the The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Thank you
Great news for East Tennessee! The third district continues to serve as an outstanding home for businesses.
Sadly, human sex trafficking is the fastest-growing business of organized crime and a horrific crime that hits too close to home. We cannot allow
Happy birthday to my wonderful wife, Brenda! Thank you for all your endless love and support. The boys and I appreciate you more than you will
Yesterday, President Obama dropped his burdensome proposal to tax 529 college savings accounts. This plan further hindered the American people