Chuck Fleischmann

Chuck Fleischmann

TENNESSEE's 3rd DISTRICT

STATEMENT: Fleischmann on AHA

2017/03/24

The following statement can be attributed to Congressman Chuck Fleischmann:

“Obamacare is a terrible law and has put further stress on our already fragile healthcare system,” said Fleischmann. “When the American Healthcare Act was introduced I made it clear that the legislation was not perfect, but was instead a step in the right direction.  Although the bill has been pulled, I remain committed to repealing Obamacare and focusing on patient-centered reforms.”     

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OP-ED: Colon Cancer Awareness

2017/03/13

Op-Ed Column

By: Mrs. Brenda Fleischmann

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in both men and women in the United States with an estimated 135,430 new cases expected this year, including 3,080 in Tennessee.  More than 50,000 Americans are likely to die of the disease in 2017. You may think of colorectal cancer as a health issue for your parents or grandparents, but younger adults should also be mindful of the risk factors and symptoms—it’s not just an “old person’s disease.” Take the opportunity to learn more this March as we observe Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

Fewer baby boomers are being diagnosed with colorectal cancer thanks in part to screening, which is recommended beginning at age 50 and can detect pre-cancerous growths before they develop into cancer. While the rate of colorectal cancer is much lower in people younger than age 50, it does impact this demographic. An MD Anderson Cancer Center study predicts that the colorectal cancer rate among adults age 20 to 34 will increase 90 percent by 2030. Early onset colorectal cancer may indicate a family history of the disease, but obesity and physical inactivity are common in younger adults who are diagnosed. More research is needed to determine the reasons for the increase in this age group and decide if screening guidelines should be adjusted.

If you have a family or personal history of colorectal cancer, benign colorectal polyps or inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease), you may need to begin screening earlier than age 50. Inform your health care professional of your family history regardless of your age. Early onset colorectal cancer is often misdiagnosed, ignored or diagnosed late, so it’s important for your doctor to know if you are at increased risk. If you experience bloating, fullness or cramps in the lower abdomen; a change in bowel habits; loss of appetite; or other symptoms discuss them with a health care professional.

Although the colonoscopy is the most widely known method of screening, alternatives are available. An at-home stool DNA test is available for those at average risk and doesn’t require a special diet or bowel preparation.  Like other stool-based tests, however, any positive result would need a follow-up colonoscopy. Flexible sigmoidoscopy is similar to a colonoscopy but views only part of the colon, requires less bowel preparation than a colonoscopy and often uses no sedation. While there are better options currently available for colorectal cancer screening, a capsule endoscopy (camera pill) may be used to take photos of your colon with a tiny camera and then pass through the body naturally. Talk to your health care professional about the options and the best screening method for you. The frequency of screening depends on the test, but everyone should get screened until at least age 75.

Physical inactivity, excessive drinking, or not having a healthy diet may increase your risk. Early detection is not the only way you can prevent colorectal cancer. Exercise, eat balanced meals, and limit your alcoholic beverage intake. Share this information with your loved ones—of all ages—and learn more about colorectal cancer prevention and early detection at www.preventcancer.org.

Brenda Fleischmann is a member of the Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program, and the spouse of U.S. Representative Chuck Fleischmann. Statistics provided by the National Cancer Institute, MD Anderson Cancer Center and the American Cancer Society.

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ICYMI: Fleischmann Speaks Against Obamacare

2017/03/10

In Case You Missed It: Congressman Fleischmann Delivers Speech Against Obamacare

This afternoon Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03) spoke on the Floor of the House of Representatives against Obamacare, which is crumbling under its own weight.

“In my state of Tennessee, premiums are rising by an average of 63 percent. Why pay so much for health insurance if you still can’t afford to see a doctor? It puts us right back where we started – and no one thought the status quo before Obamacare was good enough,” said Fleischmann.  “I’m glad to see the American Health Care Act was released and I look forward to working on specific legislative details with my colleagues so we can finally fix our broken healthcare system.”

To watch the full video please click here.

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Fleischmann Blasts Obamacare, Pleased with New Reform Plan

2017/03/10

Fleischmann, who has repeatedly voted in Congress to repeal Obamacare, took to the floor of the U.S. House today to again denounce the health care plan adopted seven years ago by Democrats when they controlled both houses of Congress in the first term of President Obama. Read More

Rep. Fleischmann Speaks Against Obamacare

2017/03/09

On March 9, 2017 Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03) spoke on the Floor of the House of Representatives against Obamacare, which is crumbling under its own weight.

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STATEMENT: Fleischmann on Joint Address

2017/03/01

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

WASHINGTON, D.C.—“Last night’s Joint Address by President Trump was filled with optimism and solutions for our great country.  I am very excited by his commitment to fix our broken healthcare system, fight terrorism, and ensure our military is the strongest in the world,” said Fleischmann.  “I look forward to continuing my work in Congress to help the Administration reach these crucial objectives for the American people.”

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RELEASE: Fleischmann Reintroduces Anti-Terrorism Bill

2017/02/28

Fleischmann Reintroduces the Combating Terrorist Recruitment Act

Washington, D.C.— Today Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN) reintroduced, The Combating Terrorist Recruitment Act.  Last Congress this critical legislation passed the U.S. House of Representatives twice, with overwhelming bipartisan support. 

Fleischmann’s bill requires the Department of Homeland Security to utilize testimonials from former extremists and defectors to counter-message propaganda used in recruitment efforts of terrorist groups like ISIS.

“Almost two years ago in Chattanooga, the town I live in and proudly represent, we experienced a terrorist attack—which tragically killed five servicemen and wounded several others.  That attack and others like it in San Bernardino, Paris and Orlando prove we must use every tool we have to combat extremism,” said Fleischmann.  “My legislation is a practical measure to help destroy terrorist recruitment methods, by using the testimony of those who have seen the evil of these groups firsthand.”

This bill implements a key recommendation made by the Homeland Security Committee’s bipartisan task force specifically designed to counter Terrorist and Foreign Fighter Travel.

The Department of State and many ally nations, including France and Germany, already effectively use the testimonials of former jihadists to help deter radicalization.

 

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New House Appropriations Chair Visits ORNL, Y-12

2017/02/27

The new chair of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee visited Oak Ridge on Thursday. U.S. Representative Rodney Frelinghuysen, toured Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Y-12 National Security Complex. The visit was hosted by U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, a Tennessee Republican. Read More

Chuck Fleischmann Tours Chattanooga Schools to Promote Computer Science Literacy

2017/02/25

Fleischmann visited three area schools Friday to highlight the importance of expanding K-12 computer science education. Read More

RELEASE: Fleischmann Hosted Appropriations Chairman

2017/02/24

Fleischmann Hosted House Appropriations Chair in Oak Ridge

Washington, D.C.— Yesterday Congressman Chuck Fleischmann hosted Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ), in a visit to Oak Ridge, Tennessee.  During the visit the Congressmen toured Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Y-12 National Security Complex.

Frelinghuysen is the new Chairman of the critical House Appropriations Committee, which funds the federal missions at Oak Ridge.  During his tenure on the committee, Frelinghuysen has served on seven different subcommittees and chaired three panels.  Fleischmann is beginning his third term on this vital committee.

“It is a pleasure to welcome Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen to Oak Ridge, so he can see firsthand the vital work we are doing in the fields of science, nuclear cleanup and national security,” said Fleischmann. “As the Vice Chairman of the House Appropriations Energy and Water Subcommittee, I look forward to working with Chairman Frelinghuysen to further our common goal of creating a strong future for cities like Oak Ridge.”

“Congress’s first responsibility under the Constitution is to protect the American people.  The men and women of Y-12 and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory continue to do incredibly important work for our national and economic security each and every day.  As Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, I appreciate the briefing and Chuck Fleischmann’s energetic advocacy. I share his deep commitment to the future of this national treasure,” Frelinghuysen said.

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Contact Information

230 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-3271
Fax 202-225-3494
fleischmann.house.gov

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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