Chuck Fleischmann

Chuck Fleischmann

TENNESSEE's 3rd DISTRICT

Fleischmann Opposes Funding Bill That Does Not Stop Obama’s Amnesty

2015/03/03

WASHINGTON− This afternoon, Rep. Chuck Fleischmann voted against H.R. 240, Senate-passed legislation that does not stop President Obama’s executive amnesty. After the vote, Rep. Fleischmann released the following statement.

“As a member of Congress, I swore to support and defend the Constitution, and my vote today did just that. The President’s attempt to bypass the U.S. immigration system through executive action is unconstitutional, and I could not support legislation that did nothing to stop his overreach.”

“In January, the House passed a bill to fund DHS while defunding the President’s illegal executive action. It’s unfortunate Senate Democrats filibustered that bill and refused to go to conference, pushing DHS to the brink of shutdown. I am hopeful that moving forward our chambers will be able to work together and stop governing from conflict to conflict.”

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Fleischmann Comments on Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Speech To Congress

2015/03/03

WASHINGTON− Today, Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, visited Washington, D.C. to deliver an address to a joint session of Congress. After the speech, Rep. Chuck Fleischmann released the following statement.

“Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to a joint session of Congress this morning was not only inspiring, but it was also judicious. As the President continues to negotiate a nuclear deal with Iran, I stand with the Prime Minister in my belief that the United States cannot agree to a deal that will result in Iran developing nuclear weapons. In the words of Prime Minister Netanyahu, “no deal is better than a bad deal. This is a bad deal.” I hope the President will recognize what is at stake for both Israel and the United States and walk away from any agreement that puts us and our allies in danger.”

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Video: Rep. Fleischmann Questions Secretary Moniz on Department of Energy’s Budget

2015/02/26

WASHINGTON− Rep. Chuck Fleischmann questioned Secretary Ernest Moniz on the Department of Energy’s proposed budget, and in particular, funding for the critical work done in Oak Ridge.

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Fleischmann Questions HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell On Obamacare

2015/02/25

WASHINGTON− This morning, Rep. Chuck Fleischmann questioned Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Sylvia Burwell, about the failures of Obamacare.

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Fleischmann and Luján to Lead House Nuclear Cleanup Caucus

2015/02/12

Pictured Left to Right: Chairman Chuck Fleischmann, Acting Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management Mark Whitney, Co-Chairman Ben Ray Luján

WASHINGTON – Chairman Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN) and Co-Chairman Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) announced today they will serve as co-chairs of the House Nuclear Cleanup Caucus, which held its first meeting of the 114th Congress to discuss the importance of raising awareness of environmental management issues in Congress.  Fifty years of government nuclear weapons development stemming from the Manhattan Project during World War II has affected communities across the nation and resulted in the need for environmental cleanup at numerous sites.

“Our nation has a tremendous nuclear history, and with that has come an important nuclear cleanup mission,” said Fleischmann who represents the city of Oak Ridge. “I am excited today to host the first meeting of the 114th Congress’ Nuclear Cleanup Caucus with co-chair Lujan and members from across the country who have districts that are impacted.  I also want to thank Acting Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management, Mark Whitney, for taking part in this meeting.  This Caucus will serve to promote the awareness of our nuclear legacy and build a stronger coalition to fight for the needs of our cleanup missions, and I am eager to get to work.”

“The Nuclear Security Complex has a number of legacies that are deeply rooted in its regional communities.  First amongst these is the legacy of service by members of the local community in support of the national defense,” said Luján whose New Mexico district includes Los Alamos National Laboratory.  “However, there is also the legacy of nuclear waste, which continues to threaten the current and future health and environment of these communities that have given so much to our nation.  Moving forward we need to honor the legacy of service by fulfilling our obligation to clean up this legacy of waste in a safe, effective, and efficient manner.  I look forward to working with Rep. Fleischmann, the rest of the caucus, and stakeholders, including the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities, which I recently met with to discuss the importance of environmental cleanup and our commitment to advocating for the resources to address waste at LANL.”

Today’s meeting provided the first opportunity for members who represent cleanup sites and stakeholders to come together to discuss the importance of advocating for environmental cleanup and raising awareness with their colleagues in Congress.  Members of the caucus were joined by Mark Whitney, Acting Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management at the Department of Energy.

The Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management has completed cleanup of 91 of the 107 sites where nuclear waste was generated as part of the federal nuclear security and energy research, development and production complex.  The 16 remaining sites are spread across 11 states and include a number of large and complex sites, such as Hanford and Savannah River sites and Oak Ridge, TN, Idaho, and Los Alamos National Laboratories.

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Fleischmann Responds To President’s AUMF

2015/02/11

WASHINGTON− Today, President Obama sent his formal request for Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against ISIS to Congress. In response, Rep. Chuck Fleischmann released the following statement.

"The combination of the rapid growth and barbaric violence employed by ISIS poses one of the greatest modern threats to the US, our allies, and global security and stability. We must learn from our past experiences and adapt our military strategy to deal with the evolving threats we face today. The President took the proper step in requesting an AUMF from Congress to take any substantial action against ISIS but he must outline and justify the force he plans to use."

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Fleischmann Questions Army Corps Of Engineers On Inland Waterways Trust Fund

2015/02/11

WASHINGTON− This morning, Rep. Chuck Fleischmann questioned the Secretary of the Army Corps of Engineers, Jo-Ellen Darcy, on issues regarding the Inland Waterways Trust Fund. In particular, the questions addressed funding issues impacting the Chickamauga Lock.

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Rep. Fleischmann Tours Nuclear Research Facilities in Idaho

2015/02/09

Rep. Chuck Fleischmann with Admiral John Richardson, Director of Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program, and Dr. Kelly Beierschmitt, Deputy Laboratory Director for Nuclear and Laboratory Operations at Idaho National Lab      

WASHINGTON− Rep. Chuck Fleischmann along with Chairman Mike Rogers (AL-3), Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-2), and Rep. Doug Lamborn (CO- 5) visited Idaho to tour the Naval Reactors Facility and Idaho National Laboratory as part of a House Armed Services Committee trip. After the tour, Rep. Fleischmann released the following statement.

“Our trip to Idaho to visit the Naval Reactors Facility and Idaho National Lab was extremely productive. It is always useful to see facilities that work closely with those in the third district and to help foster strong relationships throughout our nuclear and research communities.”

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Rep. Fleischmann Responds To President’s Proposed Budget

2015/02/02

WASHINGTON− Rep. Chuck Fleischmann released the following statement in response to President Obama’s proposed budget for FY2016.

“Much like in his State of the Union speech, the President has taken an opportunity to work with Congress and turned it into a partisan game. This budget would increase spending by $2.4 trillion, never balances and simply isn’t a real option. As Tennessee’s sole House Appropriator, I will use my oversight responsibility to comb through the President’s request and ultimately make sure taxpayer dollars are spent wisely and responsibly.”

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Rep. Fleischmann Welcomes Sue Cange As New Manager For DOE’s Oak Ridge Office Of Environmental Management

2015/01/29

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.”

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Appropriations

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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TENNESSEE's 1st DISTRICT

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Scott DesJarlais

TENNESSEE's 4th DISTRICT

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Marsha Blackburn

TENNESSEE's 7th DISTRICT

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