Chuck Fleischmann

Chuck Fleischmann

TENNESSEE's 3rd DISTRICT

RELEASE: TN Delegation Requests Medicare Enrollment Extension for Victims of East TN Wildfires

2016/12/07

Tennessee Delegation Requests Medicare Enrollment Extension for Victims of East Tennessee Wildfires

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today members of the Tennessee delegation sent a bipartisan, bicameral letter to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt to request CMS extend the open enrollment period for Medicare beneficiaries in Sevier County, Tennessee due to the recent wildfires.

A copy of the signed letter can be found here.

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Fleischmann Holds Moment of Silence for Chattanooga Bus Victims

2016/11/30


STATEMENT: Fleischmann on Storms

2016/11/30

The following statement can be attributed to Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03):

“I am extremely saddened by the devastation left by last night’s severe storms in Polk and McMinn counties,” said Fleischmann.  “My thoughts and prayers are with the people of these wonderful counties, especially the families who lost loved ones, those injured and the first responders who are currently on the ground.  Please know I am monitoring this situation closely and am in constant contact with local officials.”

 

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Humble Hero Receives Award

2016/11/25

U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann's office presented Amos with an American Flag that was flown over the U.S. Capitol Building. Later in the ceremony, Fleischmann shared a few comments honoring Amos and all veterans. Read More

STATEMENT: Fleischmann on Chattanooga Bus Crash

2016/11/22

"My thoughts are with the young victims of the Woodmore Elementary School bus crash in Chattanooga, Tennessee. I am absolutely heartbroken over this tragedy and I will pray for the children and their families," said Fleischmann.

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Valor and Memory: Solemn Ceremony Marks Veterans Day in Chattanooga

2016/11/14

"On Memorial Day we honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, but today we honor all who have served," said U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, whose father was a World War II veteran. Read More

OP-ED: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

2016/10/24

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Picture a sold-out baseball game at Wrigley Field or Nationals Park packed with 40,000 fans. That image represents roughly the same number of women and men who die from breast cancer each year.  In Tennessee alone, an estimated 900 women will die from the disease in 2016. It is a sad statistic, but there is some good news: thanks to early detection and improved treatments, death rates from breast cancer have been declining since 1989. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the perfect opportunity to learn more about breast screening guidelines that have been the subject of controversy in recent years.

While the value of early detection is widely recognized, conflicting screening recommendations can cause confusion about the age, frequency and method of screening. Why is there a lack of consensus? There are several reasons, including differing interpretations of data and changing screening or treatment options. Conflicting judgments about how to assess the benefits and harms of screening also play a role. In order to determine what is best for you, it may be helpful to learn more about the guidelines-making institutions and organizations, and about how their recommendations differ.

The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) and the American Cancer Society (ACS) are three respected organizations that are frequently referenced and provide differing guidelines. Specifically:

  • The USPSTF recommends biennial mammography for women ages 50 to 74, as evidence shows women in this age range benefit the most from screening. For women ages 40 to 49, the Task Force encourages women to speak to their doctors to decide whether screening is appropriate for them.
  • NCCN, an alliance of 27 leading cancer centers,  recommends women at average risk at age 40 and older receive an annual mammogram and consider Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT). DBT can reduce false-positives and may be particularly beneficial to women with dense breasts.
  • ACS advises that women ages 40-44 decide with their health care professionals about when to start receiving mammograms. ACS also recommends that women ages 45-54 receive yearly mammograms, and at age 55 and older get mammograms every two years - though women who want to keep having yearly mammograms should be able to do so.  

As screening and treatment options for breast cancer continue to evolve, we can expect guidelines to evolve as well. A consensus among organizations that issue screening guidelines would make decision-making easier, but until then, you can be your own best advocate and discuss your options with your health care professional. Decide together when to start screening, how often to be screened and which screening method to choose, taking into consideration your family history and personal risk factors.

Mammograms can and do save many lives. Get screened. To find out more, visit preventcancer.org.

Brenda Fleischmann is a member of the Congressional Families Cancer Prevention program of the Prevent Cancer Foundation, and the spouse of U.S. Representative Chuck Fleischmann.

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory's New Chattanooga Office to Link Lab to Companies

2016/10/21

U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn., who led the effort to secure the office, said ORNL is "open for business in Chattanooga." Read More

RELEASE: Fleischmann Welcomes Chattanooga ORNL Office

2016/10/18

Fleischmann Welcomes Chattanooga ORNL Office

Washington, D.C.— Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (TN – 03) is pleased to be a part of Oak Ridge National Laboratory opening an office in downtown Chattanooga.  Several world class facilities at the lab have been used to solve business and manufacturing problems for corporations nationwide and the lab will now focus on the Chattanooga area.

“I have strongly advocated over the last several years to connect the state-of-the-art technology assets of Oak Ridge National Lab with the entrepreneurial business strength of Chattanooga,” said Fleischmann. “The event will mark a pivotal day for the Chattanooga area. I look forward to this new partnership increasing manufacturing productivity, creating jobs and fostering new business startups.”

Fleischmann met frequently with officials from the EPB, Enterprise Center, Hamilton County, the City of Chattanooga, and Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce to make this partnership a reality. It was after he led visits between both cities that Fleischmann’s goal of a Chattanooga ORNL office became a reality.  He is now proud to join these same partners to host the office opening and help announce the Chattanooga ORNL representative.

Details for the event can be found below:

Date: Thursday, October 20, 2016

Press Conference: 10:00am

Participants: Congressman Chuck Fleischmann

                       Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger

                       City of Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke

                       Dr. Thom Mason, President and CEO UT-Battelle

                       Dr. Thomas Zacharia, Senior Vice President UT-Battelle            

           L. Joe Ferguson, EPB Chairman of the Board

Location: EPB Downtown, 10 West M.L. King Blvd., 7th Floor Community Room

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Hamilton County Sheriff to Hire Six New School Resource Officers

2016/10/05

The sheriff was surprised to be awarded the grant again this year, he said, and credited U.S. Rep Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn., with advocating for the money. Read More

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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

TENNESSEE's 1st DISTRICT

John Duncan

TENNESSEE's 2nd DISTRICT

Scott DesJarlais

TENNESSEE's 4th DISTRICT

Diane Black

TENNESSEE's 6th DISTRICT

Marsha Blackburn

TENNESSEE's 7th DISTRICT

Stephen Fincher

TENNESSEE's 8th DISTRICT

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