John Fleming

John Fleming

LOUISIANA's 4th DISTRICT

Fleming Votes “No” on Bill to Fund President’s Amnesty

2015/03/03

Congressman John Fleming, M.D., issued the following statement after voting against the Senate amendment to H.R. 240, a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through September 30, 2015:

"Today we voted on a bill that fully funds the President’s Executive Memos granting work permits and Social Security cards to illegal immigrants. I strongly opposed this bill because it condones unlawful, unconstitutional behavior by President Obama and sends the message that our borders and social welfare programs are open to all comers.

I will continue to oppose amnesty. The people of Louisiana have made it clear they want executive amnesty defunded. Congress must defend the Constitution. We cannot wait for the courts on such a crucial issue.”

Dr. John Fleming is Chairman of the Natural Resources Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs and is a member of the House Armed Services Committee. He is a physician and small business owner and represents the 4th Congressional District of Louisiana. Read More

Fleming Votes to Repeal Obamacare

2015/02/02

Congressman John Fleming, M.D., issued the following statement after voting for H.R. 596, a bill To Repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act:
 
“I am working to make today’s vote the first step toward restoring real choice to people’s health care. The president’s signature law has cost people their policies and physicians, has driven up health insurance premiums and deductibles, and has even forced some businesses to cut hours for some of their employees. Today the House voted to stand with the American people, who overwhelmingly disapprove of Obamacare, and next month the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a challenge that could lead to the demise of Obamacare. In addition, I’m gathering signatures for a letter to Speaker Boehner calling on him to use a process that would prevent Senate Democrats from blocking a repeal vote. These are all important steps in getting us to a place where we can finally end Obamacare, address health care costs, and restore patient-centered health care.”
 
Note: The Obamacare repeal bill passed the House today by a vote of 239-186.
 
Dr. John Fleming is Chairman of the Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Power, and Oceans, and is a member of the House Armed Services Committee. He is a physician and small business owner and represents the 4th Congressional District of Louisiana. Read More

Fleming Votes for Efficient Approvals of LNG Export Facilities

2015/01/28

Congressman John Fleming, M.D., issued the following statement after voting for H.R. 351, the LNG Permitting Certainty and Transparency Act:
 
“It’s time to cut the federal red tape that’s holding back our exportation of liquefied natural gas (LNG). There’s a backlog of LNG export project applications that are stalled by Department of Energy (DOE) bureaucrats. Today the House voted to force DOE to do its job and make decisions. An estimated 45,000 jobs hang in the balance with the construction of new projects that are awaiting approval. For the good of our economy and our energy independence, the Senate and President Obama need to move this common sense bill into law quickly.”
 
Note: The bill, which would expedite the approval of LNG export projects, passed the House with bipartisan support, by a vote of 277-133.
 
Dr. John Fleming is Chairman of the Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Power, and Oceans, and is a member of the House Armed Services Committee. He is a physician and small business owner and represents the 4th Congressional District of Louisiana. Read More

House Republicans Form House Freedom Caucus

2015/01/26

Members of the House Republican Conference have formed the House Freedom Caucus (HFC) to advance an agenda of limited, constitutional government in Congress. The HFC has adopted the following mission statement:
 

The House Freedom Caucus gives a voice to countless Americans who feel that Washington does not represent them. We support open, accountable and limited government, the Constitution and the rule of law, and policies that promote the liberty, safety and prosperity of all Americans.
 
The HFC's founding members are Rep. Scott Garrett, Rep. Jim Jordan, Rep. John Fleming, Rep. Matt Salmon, Rep. Justin Amash, Rep. Raúl Labrador, Rep. Mick Mulvaney, Rep. Ron DeSantis and Rep. Mark Meadows.
 
 
Dr. John Fleming is Chairman of the Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Power, and Oceans, and is a member of the House Armed Services Committee. He is a physician and small business owner and represents the 4th Congressional District of Louisiana.


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Fleming Votes to Prohibit Taxpayer Funding of Abortion

2015/01/22

Congressman John Fleming, M.D., issued the following statement after voting for H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act:
 
“Abortion is the taking of an innocent human life, and those who believe it is morally wrong should not be coerced into supporting it by their government. On this 42nd anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Roe v. Wade, I continue to fight abortion and stand for the unborn. The bill I voted for today is necessary to protect Americans from being forced to pay for abortions. It violates the consciences and constitutional protections of pro-lifers to require that they pay for abortions, either through their tax dollars or their health insurance premiums. That’s why this measure also requires full disclosure of abortion coverage in all health plans.”
 
Note: H.R. 7 passed the House by a vote of 242-179.
 
Dr. John Fleming is Chairman of the Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Power, and Oceans, and is a member of the House Armed Services Committee. He is a physician and small business owner and represents the 4th Congressional District of Louisiana. Read More

Fleming Votes to Move Forward on Natural Gas Pipeline Permits

2015/01/21

Congressman John Fleming, M.D., issued the following statement after voting for H.R. 161, the Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act:
 
“Washington bureaucrats should not be allowed to stall and obstruct natural gas pipeline projects. These pipelines can create jobs and move natural gas to consumers, especially in Louisiana, where supplies are abundant and where construction continues on one of the nation’s first LNG export facilities. But this administration has made an art form of slow-walking energy project permit applications, and the president’s veto threat of this bill, sadly, comes as no surprise.”
 
Note: The bill, which would allow for the approval of projects if federal agencies fail to act within required timeframes, passed the House with bipartisan support, by a vote of 253-169.
 
Dr. John Fleming is Chairman of the Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Power, and Oceans, and is a member of the House Armed Services Committee. He is a physician and small business owner and represents the 4th Congressional District of Louisiana. Read More

Fleming Reacts to State of the Union Speech

2015/01/20

Congressman John Fleming, M.D., issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s State of the Union speech:
 
“For six years this president has pushed failed and costly policies that seem aimed at pitting various sectors of our society against one another. Tonight’s speech is no different; he still wants the kind of wealth transfer that punishes success and diminishes job creation. The millions who are unemployed or underemployed are looking for good-paying, full-time jobs, not government handouts, and it doesn’t help them to raise taxes on job creators. If Washington wants to encourage a strong economy, we can start by repealing Obamacare, cutting taxes, and slashing unnecessary regulations, as the House voted to do last week with a bipartisan majority. The president ought to commit to signing that bill into law, instead of spending all his time lately issuing veto threats. His administration also needs to stop looking for new ways to cut domestic energy production. It’s in the best interest of our national security and our economy to reduce foreign oil dependence.” Read More

Fleming to Chair Water, Power and Oceans Subcommittee

2015/01/15

Congressman John Fleming, M.D., issued the following statement after he was named chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans:
 
“It is an honor to continue as a chairman, especially for a vital subcommittee that will oversee Gulf fisheries. This subcommittee has the National Marine Fisheries Service within its jurisdiction, and it addresses coastal and interstate water issues. I will also remain a member on the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, giving me an important vantage point from which to protect our state’s important production of natural gas, as well as offshore and onshore oil production."

Dr. John Fleming is Chairman of the Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans, and is a member of the House Armed Services Committee. He is a physician and small business owner and represents the 4th Congressional District of Louisiana. Read More

Fleming Votes to Stop Executive Amnesty

2015/01/14

Congressman John Fleming, M.D., issued the following statement after voting for amendments to the Homeland Security Appropriations Act that would prohibit funding of the president’s unconstitutional amnesty actions:
 
“Louisianians want the president’s amnesty scheme stopped and they certainly don’t want their tax dollars used to prop it up. The amendments we passed in the House today would block funding for the lawless actions he is trying to take and would make it harder for his administration to continue its non-enforcement of our existing immigration laws. It’s now up to the U.S. Senate to follow the will of the American people and pass these same amendments.
 
“Throughout this immigration debate, my constituents in Louisiana and fair-minded conservative organizations have repeatedly said that the rule of law must be upheld and President Obama’s illegal actions must be stopped. Their voices have been heard and the House has exercised its power of the purse to defund his executive amnesty.”
     
 
Dr. John Fleming is Chairman of the Natural Resources Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs and is a member of the House Armed Services Committee. He is a physician and small business owner and represents the 4th Congressional District of Louisiana. Read More

Fleming Votes No on Bill That Funds Amnesty and Obamacare

2014/12/11

Congressman John Fleming, M.D., issued the following statement after voting against the $1.1 trillion spending measure that was on the House floor today:

“Louisianians have been absolutely clear: they want the president’s amnesty scheme defunded, and they want it done now. We had the chance to force his hand today, but the House leadership capitulated. The so-called cromnibus that was on the House floor today looked no different from what I would have expected to see had Democrats been successful in last month’s elections. But we know they were not. Louisiana closed out those elections by sending a clear message that they expected Republicans to stand up to President Obama, to defund amnesty, and to begin repealing Obamacare. Instead, the House approved a $1.1 trillion bill that funds Obamacare, allows the government to begin processing work permits and benefits for those here illegally, and was stuffed with costly political perks. I voted against it, and I will continue to fight in the next Congress to repeal Obamacare and to stop the president’s immigration agenda.”

Dr. John Fleming is Chairman of the Natural Resources Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs and is a member of the House Armed Services Committee. He is a physician and small business owner and represents the 4th Congressional District of Louisiana.
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Armed Services

Natural Resources

John Fleming grew up in a working class family in Mississippi. After his father suddenly died, John, as a teenager, took on added responsibility for his disabled mother and his younger siblings. He worked his way through college and attended medical school on a Navy scholarship. John served six years in the Navy as a Medical Officer

After his time in the U.S. Navy, John and his wife of 34 years, Cindy, settled in Minden, Louisiana. With a young family and no money in the bank, he started a medical practice that continues to serve the community today. He also began to build from scratch a group of non-medical small businesses that today provide hundreds of jobs in the region.

John was first elected to Congress in 2008, to represent Louisiana’s Fourth Congressional District. The district covers most of western Louisiana, stretching from Caddo and Bossier parishes east to Union, and south to Beauregard, and then east again to include parts of St. Landry parish. The district has abundant assets, including the agriculture, defense, and energy industries.

Fleming serves on two House committees – Armed Services – from which he focuses on the missions of Barksdale Air Force Base and Fort Polk’s Joint Readiness Training Center, and Natural Resources – from which he seeks to support the maximization of the Haynesville and Tuscaloosa Marine Shales, two sources of energy which have created tens of thousands of jobs for 4th District families.

John is focused on preserving the same freedoms that gave him the opportunity, as a young man from a working class family, to work for the American dream. He believes that the people he represents are best served when they are able to create their own success in an environment that embraces individual liberty and is not hampered by high taxes or unnecessary regulations. When government is efficient and accountable, the economy can grow and good jobs will be created.

Dr. Fleming was the Louisiana Family Doctor of the Year in 2007. He has worked in Congress for sensible health care reforms, and authored legislation urging all Members of Congress to participate in the same health care system that they create for the American people. He serves as Vice-Chairman of the GOP Doctors Caucus, a group that includes 14 physicians who work to develop patient-centered health care reforms. Dr. Fleming has also championed conscience protections for medical personnel who choose to not participate in abortion practices.

John Fleming’s primary goals are to uphold the U.S. Constitution and to be a servant leader to the people he represents. He’s been named a “Defender of Liberty” by the American Conservative Union, a “Congressional Sentinel” by Heritage Action for America, and a “Guardian of Small Business” by the National Federation of Independent Business.


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