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.
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.”
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.”
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.”
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).
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.”
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.
Today, the House of Representatives passed the Conference Report to S. Con. Res. 11 – FY2016 Budget. After the vote, Rep. Chuck Fleischmann released the following statement.
“Today, we voted to prioritize hardworking Americans and return to a fiscally sound nation. This budget, the first of its kind since 2001, continues our promise to reform our government and make it more effective for American families. We voted today to protect seniors by preserving Medicare, to increase job growth by simplifying the tax code, and to rein in Washington by limiting federal regulations. Without raising taxes, this budget also balances and will help save our children from crushing debt. Today we took another step toward righting our fiscal ship and ensuring the American dream lives.”
WASHINGTON− This morning, Rep. Chuck Fleischmann spoke on the House Floor in honor of Chattanooga businessman and philanthropist, Scotty Probasco.
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Nuclear Cleanup Caucus Chairman Chuck Fleischmann holds panel discussion with Department of Energy Environmental Management officials.
WASHINGTON− Last night, the Energy, Technology and Environmental Business Association hosted a Nuclear Cleanup Caucus panel discussion with Caucus Chairman Chuck Fleischmann and other members of the cleanup caucus. The Department of Energy panel included Mark Whitney, Acting Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management, Sue Cange, Manager, Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management, William Murphie, Manager, Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office, Stacy Charboneau, Manager, Richland Operations Office, Jack Zimmerman, Deputy Manager, Idaho Cleanup Project, and Jack Craig, Director, Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center. After the event, Rep. Fleischmann released the following statement.
“This evening, we were honored to have experienced environmental management officials come together to discuss and explore the importance of partnerships for advancing nuclear cleanup. By combining forces and collaborating, we can work together to promote awareness of our nuclear legacy while simultaneously strengthening our cleanup mission. This is a mission that is critical to the third district and the entire nation, and I look forward to working with these colleagues to raise awareness for nuclear cleanup.”
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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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I am hosting a moment of silence on the House floor in honor of the Chattanooga shooting victims, watch live: http://t.co/0xYp6711PR
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