Chuck Fleischmann

Chuck Fleischmann


RELEASE: Fleischmann Named Ranking Member of House Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee for the 116th Congress


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03) issued the following statement after being named Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee for the 116th Congress:

“I am excited to be assuming the position of Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee in the 116th Congress. This is a critically important role, and I am humbled by the trust and support vested in me by Ranking Member Granger and my colleagues on the House Appropriations Committee. The proper funding to safeguard our homeland is synonymous with the protection of our country – from securing our southern border and ensuring our immigration enforcement agencies have the tools to protect our communities, to providing for our maritime first responders, swiftly rebuilding areas affected by natural disasters, securing our skies for safe travel, and preventing the flow of opioids into our country. I am ready to get to work to defend our nation against the challenges of today and the threats of tomorrow.”

House Appropriations Committee Ranking Member Kay Granger (TX-12) added, “Congressman Fleischmann has a long record of championing our nation’s security. His strong commitment to supporting the men and women of the Department of Homeland Security, and their families, made him my top choice for Ranking Member on the Homeland Security subcommittee. I look forward to working with him in this new capacity.”

Further updates regarding additional House Appropriations subcommittee assignments are expected in the days to come.


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STATEMENT: Fleischmann on Volkswagen Naming Chattanooga As Its North American Electric-Vehicle Production Headquarters


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03) issued the following statement in response to Volkswagen naming Chattanooga, Tennessee as its North American electric-vehicle production headquarters:

“I am elated to hear of the continued commitment and expansion of Volkswagen in Chattanooga,” said Congressman Fleischmann. “Today’s announcement that Chattanooga has been selected as the North American hub of electric-vehicle manufacturing beginning in 2022 promises to be extremely beneficial with a multi-million dollar investment and the creation of new job opportunities. I look forward to this announcement coming to fruition and I thank Volkswagen for being a driving force in the success and prosperity of Hamilton County.”


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STATEMENT: Fleischmann On Withholding Pay


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03) issued the following statement in addition to the Congressman’s request to withhold his pay until an appropriations agreement has taken effect:

“I believe that hardworking members of our federal workforce should not be punished due to Democrats’ willingness to put party over country. I remain ready and willing to end this shutdown and ensure border security, but until an agreement is reached I will be withholding my pay.”

To view a copy of the letter sent to Chief Administative Officer, Phil Kiko, click here.

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STATEMENT: Fleischmann on Government Shutdown


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03) issued the following statement in response to the partial government shutdown:

“I will never be in favor of a government shutdown. The House took action to prevent a shutdown over border security, and it is a shame the Senate did not follow suit. As Members of Congress, we have a responsibility to fund the government and we also have a duty to protect the American people. These two priorities should never be contradictory to one another. The time is now for Senate Democrats to come to the table and provide the border security funding America needs.”

The following information is courtesy of the House Committee on Appropriations: The lapse in appropriations affects 25 percent of the federal government, including funding for the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Justice, Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Treasury, State, and Homeland Security, as well as the Food and Drug Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the federal judiciary, and other related government programs.


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STATEMENT: Fleischmann Congratulates Majority Leader McCarthy On Successful Minority Leader Bid


Fleischmann Congratulates Majority Leader McCarthy on Successful Minority Leader Bid

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03) issued the following statement congratulating House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) on being elected Minority Leader for the 116th Congress

“Kevin is a friend, a conservative, and I am now proud to say he will be our Minority Leader in the 116th Congress. A champion for limited government, our military, and the protection of our constitutional rights, I excitingly await the future of House Republicans under his leadership.”


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STATEMENT: Fleischmann on Veterans Day


CHATTANOOGA, TN — Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03) issued the following statement in honor of Veterans Day:

“Today we pause to salute the service members who sacrificed their lives to preserve the freedoms we hold dear. We give thanks to the families of the men and women who have served our nation, and the immeasurable strength and courage they exhibited as their loved ones faced daunting and dangerous circumstances. I am proud to represent the Third District of Tennessee and some of the over 400,000 veterans that call our great state home. These men and women truly make our nation the land of the free and the home of the brave. Thank you for your service and Happy Veterans Day.”


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STATEMENT: Fleischmann on Shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue


CHATTANOOGA, TN - Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03) released the following statement in response to the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:

"I am heartbroken by the news of a shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh. While I continue to monitor this tragedy, I send my prayers to the Tree of Life Synagogue and the surrounding community."




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OP-ED: October is National Breast Cancer Month


By: Mrs. Brenda Fleischmann 

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

“Happy Birthday” and “Happy Anniversary” are sweet words to say and to hear, especially in October. October is also National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. By learning more about breast cancer prevention and by sharing information with friends and family, you can ensure that your loved ones are able to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries for many years to come.  

 Aside from skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women in the United States. An estimated 266,120 women, and 2,550 men are expected to be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in 2018, and nearly 41,000 women, and 480 men will die of the disease. In Tennessee alone, an estimated 5,590 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 920 will die of the disease. Thankfully, death rates are declining thanks to improvements in early detection and treatment.

If you’re a woman in your 20s or 30s, talk to your health care professional about Clinical Breast Exams (CBEs) and if you have a family history of cancer, be sure to discuss other screening options as well.  Screening saves lives by finding breast cancer earlier, when treatment may be more successful. Beginning at age 40, the Prevent Cancer Foundation® encourages women to get a CBE and a mammogram annually. Your health care professional may recommend that you begin screening earlier, get screened more frequently or get Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) with your mammogram if you have a family history of the disease.

Although more expensive and not always covered by insurance, 3D mammograms have been found to be slightly better at detecting cancer and may reduce false positives (a result that suggests cancer is present when it really is not). Talk to your health care professional to see if your screening facility offers this technology and if this method is recommended for you.

You can take steps to reduce your risk of breast cancer. Try to limit alcohol intake, exercise on a regular basis, maintain a healthy weight and don’t smoke. Take action now and make these healthy lifestyle choices to stop cancer before it starts.  Learn more at

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


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STATEMENT: Fleischmann on Confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh


CHATTANOOGA, TN – Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03) issued the following statement after the United States Senate voted to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court:

"I applaud my colleagues in the Senate for their vote to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court,” said Congressman Fleischmann. “Judge Kavanaugh’s judicial record speaks for itself with over 300 published opinions, 12 years as a federal court judge, and a total of 26 years of public service. However, even before the ink dried on Judge Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination, his proven track record as a constitutionally-minded jurist quickly became overshadowed by divisive rhetoric and uncorroborated allegations. This vitriol highlighted a broken confirmation process, at the expense of an exceptionally qualified and highly respected individual. I have full confidence that as a Supreme Court Justice, Judge Brett Kavanaugh will preserve the fabric of our nation – the Constitution – by interpreting the law as written. I look forward to having Judge Brett Kavanaugh as the ninth Justice on the United States Supreme Court."


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RELEASE: Two Fleischmann Amendments Included In Final FAA Reauthorization


CHATTANOOGA, TN — Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03) released the following statement after the Senate passed S.1405, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2019. Included in FAA Reauthorization are two amendments offered by Congressman Fleischmann:

“The aim of my first amendment is to addresses concerns regarding the ballooning costs associated with building and maintaining our general aviation airport runways, especially in rural America. This amendment will mitigate the hefty price tag these airports face by encouraging the use of state based products and supporting local businesses that offer alternative pavement solutions.”

"We commend Congressman Fleischmann for his leadership on addressing the pavement construction needs of state aviation agencies and transportation departments in the FAA Reauthorization bill that has passed in both chambers,” said John Shea NASAO Interim President and CEO

"The provision championed by Rep. Fleischmann reduces outdated and unnecessary regulatory red tape and streamlines a process for states to reduce pavement construction costs while still maintaining the highest level of safety at our nation’s general aviation airports. Facing serious budget restraints and increased construction costs, states are constantly forced to do more with less. Thanks to Rep. Fleischmann’s work on this provision, states now have the ability to save millions of dollars over the course of the five-year bill."

“Additionally, I was proud to offer another amendment to ensure the sustainability and longevity of our airports through the use of geosynthetic materials,” said Congressman Fleischmann. Geosynthetic materials allow for faster airfield construction and repairs compared to the use of conventional materials. This allows for airports to reopen sooner which prevents costly congestion. Additionally, because geosynthetics allow for reduced maintenance costs, they also take into account the budgetary limitations of our nation’s airports.

I am confident that both of my amendments will allow for those to travel our skies to do so more safely and seamlessly with common-sense answers to the problems plaguing today’s airport infrastructure.”


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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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Phil Roe


Scott DesJarlais


Diane Black


Mark Green


David Kustoff


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