Fleischmann Congratulates Majority Leader McCarthy on Successful Minority Leader Bid
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03) issued the following statement congratulating House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) on being elected Minority Leader for the 116th Congress:
“Kevin is a friend, a conservative, and I am now proud to say he will be our Minority Leader in the 116th Congress. A champion for limited government, our military, and the protection of our constitutional rights, I excitingly await the future of House Republicans under his leadership.”
CHATTANOOGA, TN — Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03) issued the following statement in honor of Veterans Day:
“Today we pause to salute the service members who sacrificed their lives to preserve the freedoms we hold dear. We give thanks to the families of the men and women who have served our nation, and the immeasurable strength and courage they exhibited as their loved ones faced daunting and dangerous circumstances. I am proud to represent the Third District of Tennessee and some of the over 400,000 veterans that call our great state home. These men and women truly make our nation the land of the free and the home of the brave. Thank you for your service and Happy Veterans Day.”
CHATTANOOGA, TN - Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03) released the following statement in response to the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:
"I am heartbroken by the news of a shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh. While I continue to monitor this tragedy, I send my prayers to the Tree of Life Synagogue and the surrounding community."
By: Mrs. Brenda Fleischmann
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
“Happy Birthday” and “Happy Anniversary” are sweet words to say and to hear, especially in October. October is also National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. By learning more about breast cancer prevention and by sharing information with friends and family, you can ensure that your loved ones are able to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries for many years to come.
Aside from skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women in the United States. An estimated 266,120 women, and 2,550 men are expected to be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in 2018, and nearly 41,000 women, and 480 men will die of the disease. In Tennessee alone, an estimated 5,590 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 920 will die of the disease. Thankfully, death rates are declining thanks to improvements in early detection and treatment.
If you’re a woman in your 20s or 30s, talk to your health care professional about Clinical Breast Exams (CBEs) and if you have a family history of cancer, be sure to discuss other screening options as well. Screening saves lives by finding breast cancer earlier, when treatment may be more successful. Beginning at age 40, the Prevent Cancer Foundation® encourages women to get a CBE and a mammogram annually. Your health care professional may recommend that you begin screening earlier, get screened more frequently or get Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) with your mammogram if you have a family history of the disease.
Although more expensive and not always covered by insurance, 3D mammograms have been found to be slightly better at detecting cancer and may reduce false positives (a result that suggests cancer is present when it really is not). Talk to your health care professional to see if your screening facility offers this technology and if this method is recommended for you.
You can take steps to reduce your risk of breast cancer. Try to limit alcohol intake, exercise on a regular basis, maintain a healthy weight and don’t smoke. Take action now and make these healthy lifestyle choices to stop cancer before it starts. Learn more at www.preventcancer.org/breast.
Brenda Fleischmann is the spouse of Representative Chuck Fleischmann and is a member of the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program. Statistic are provided by the American Cancer Society and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
CHATTANOOGA, TN – Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03) issued the following statement after the United States Senate voted to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court:
"I applaud my colleagues in the Senate for their vote to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court,” said Congressman Fleischmann. “Judge Kavanaugh’s judicial record speaks for itself with over 300 published opinions, 12 years as a federal court judge, and a total of 26 years of public service. However, even before the ink dried on Judge Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination, his proven track record as a constitutionally-minded jurist quickly became overshadowed by divisive rhetoric and uncorroborated allegations. This vitriol highlighted a broken confirmation process, at the expense of an exceptionally qualified and highly respected individual. I have full confidence that as a Supreme Court Justice, Judge Brett Kavanaugh will preserve the fabric of our nation – the Constitution – by interpreting the law as written. I look forward to having Judge Brett Kavanaugh as the ninth Justice on the United States Supreme Court."
CHATTANOOGA, TN — Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03) released the following statement after the Senate passed S.1405, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2019. Included in FAA Reauthorization are two amendments offered by Congressman Fleischmann:
“The aim of my first amendment is to addresses concerns regarding the ballooning costs associated with building and maintaining our general aviation airport runways, especially in rural America. This amendment will mitigate the hefty price tag these airports face by encouraging the use of state based products and supporting local businesses that offer alternative pavement solutions.”
"We commend Congressman Fleischmann for his leadership on addressing the pavement construction needs of state aviation agencies and transportation departments in the FAA Reauthorization bill that has passed in both chambers,” said John Shea NASAO Interim President and CEO.
"The provision championed by Rep. Fleischmann reduces outdated and unnecessary regulatory red tape and streamlines a process for states to reduce pavement construction costs while still maintaining the highest level of safety at our nation’s general aviation airports. Facing serious budget restraints and increased construction costs, states are constantly forced to do more with less. Thanks to Rep. Fleischmann’s work on this provision, states now have the ability to save millions of dollars over the course of the five-year bill."
“Additionally, I was proud to offer another amendment to ensure the sustainability and longevity of our airports through the use of geosynthetic materials,” said Congressman Fleischmann. Geosynthetic materials allow for faster airfield construction and repairs compared to the use of conventional materials. This allows for airports to reopen sooner which prevents costly congestion. Additionally, because geosynthetics allow for reduced maintenance costs, they also take into account the budgetary limitations of our nation’s airports.
I am confident that both of my amendments will allow for those to travel our skies to do so more safely and seamlessly with common-sense answers to the problems plaguing today’s airport infrastructure.”
CHATTANOOGA, TN — Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03) issued the following statement after receiving the “Guardian of Small Business” award from The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB):
“Thank you to the NFIB for advocating for the small business principles that have created unprecedented success across our nation. I was honored to receive the ‘Guardian of Small Business’ award and I am proud to say that last week I voted for nine bills to promote small business growth on top of my vote to make pro-business tax cuts permanent. I understand how important these businesses are to our economy, and I will continue to slash burdensome regulations and support policies for their long-term success.”
Last week Congressman Fleischmann voted for nine bills from the House Committee on Small Business. Further detailed information can be found here. Congressman Fleischmann also voted for the passage of Tax Reform 2.0. Read more about that legislation here.
CHATTANOOGA, TN — Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03) issued the following statement in response to USMCA, the U.S. – Mexico – Canada Trade Agreement. This agreement will update and modernize NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement:
“I have long been an outspoken advocate for free trade and I believe that a multilateral trade deal will bring the most prosperity to our farmers, workers, and business owners. In my representation of a district that relies heavily on goods and services contingent on our trade relations with Canada and Mexico, I am pleased President Trump was able to bring all parties to the table. I look forward to carefully analyzing this agreement and speaking with East Tennesseans to discuss how the proposed changes will further incentivize the foreign investment that is so lucrative to our local economy.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03) issued the following statement in response to the passage of the second FY 2019 “Mini-Bus” which includes funding for the Department of Defense (DoD), the Labor, Health and Human Services (LHHS) and Education Appropriations bills:
“There is no way to truly repay the debt of gratitude we owe to the men and women who honorably put on our country’s uniform and fight tirelessly for the freedoms we enjoy every day,” said Congressman Fleischmann. “However, the least we can do is provide our armed forces with the equipment and resources they need when risking their lives for us. This package provides a total of $674.4 billion to alleviate readiness shortfalls by updating Army equipment, ensuring our Navy’s aircraft are mission capable, and addressing the extensive backlog of maintenance at our military facilities.
Congressman Fleischmann led an effort for increased funding to the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Capital Financing Program. The FY19 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education Appropriation bill included $20 million dollars specifically for this program.
“Tennessee is home to Meharry Medical College, LeMoyne-Owen College, and Lane College, three HBCUs that educate and empower our young people to reach their highest potential. In my ongoing support of HBCUs, I was pleased to champion an effort for increased funding of the HBCU Capital Financing Program. This program gives qualifying colleges and universities the flexibility to defer payments for three to six years. Most importantly, this increased funding and financial flexibility will allow our communities to continue to prosper by investing in our institutions of higher learning.
Finally, this spending bill will enable the National Institute of Health (NIH) to continue groundbreaking research into Alzheimer’s disease, the fight against cancer, and stopping the opioid epidemic. The NIH is known for their medical advancements and it is critical that we provide them the funds to save lives.”
CHATTANOOGA, TN — Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03) issued the following statement in response to President Trump signing H.R. 5895, the FY 2019 “Mini-Bus” Energy and Water, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Legislative Branch Appropriations Conference Committee spending bill into law:
“Today, President Trump signed the first Mini-Bus spending bill into law taking the final step in keeping our promise to the American people to fund the government before the end of the fiscal year,” said Congressman Fleischmann. “From supplying the resources necessary for continued progress on the Chickamauga Lock to supporting the missions at Oak Ridge National Lab and the Y-12 National Security Complex, this package is a win for Tennessee’s Third District. In my work on the Energy and Water Subcommittee and as a conferee, I fought to ensure that a total of $117.7 million in funding be included for the Chickamauga Lock. Furthermore, this legislation includes the highest dollar amount to date for Oak Ridge National Lab and the Y-12 National Security Complex. I am proud to have the priorities and facilities important to East Tennesseans recognized in this legislation. Moreover, with the signing of this spending package, we are taking the steps necessary to responsibly fund our government by returning to regular order. I thank all members of the committee for their work, and I look forward to building on this momentum with the passage of future funding bills.”
Highlights included in H.R. 5895 courtesy House Committee on Appropriations:
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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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