Economy and Jobs
As a former small business owner I understand firsthand the importance of small businesses to our economy. The government must get out of the way so American workers, families and entrepreneurs can thrive.
Washington has limited job creators with regulations and irresponsible fiscal policies that have weakened our economy, slowed innovation and decreased job opportunities.
With our nation nearly $20 trillion dollars in debt, it is time to find innovative solutions to help balance our budget. We must tackle the fiscal challenges facing our country on every level in order to give future generations a chance for economic prosperity.
In Congress I have introduced legislation aimed to reduce the federal debt and make more responsible spending decisions at all levels of government. Rest assured I will continue to help restore America's middle class and challenge policies that stand in the way of giving Americans the best opportunities for economic success.
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WASHINGTON− Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5682 to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline.
WASHINGTON− The House tonight passed an extension of the debt ceiling, increasing the burden on the American people. Following passage, Congressman Fleischmann made the following statement.
WASHINGTON− Congressman Chuck Fleischmann released the following statement regarding the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) new Budget and Economic Outlook.
WASHINGTON− Congressman Chuck Fleischmann organized a bipartisan group of legislators from around the Tennessee Valley, including all nine Tennessee House members, in the fight for the Chickamauga Lock. For years, the root problem was ignored in favor of earmarks. Now, there has been a change to the funding mechanism for the Inland Waterways Trust Fund, and there is additional funding available for projects in the inland waterways system.
WASHINGTON− Today, House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers announced Appropriations Subcommittee assignments for the second session of the 113th Congress. Representative Fleischmann retained all three of his subcommittees including his important role on the Energy and Water Subcommittee.
Congressman Fleischmann Responds to Disappointing March Jobs Report
WASHINGTON− Congressman Fleischmann released the following comments on the Department of Labor’s March jobs report. The report showed approximately 496,000 Americans left the work force, dropping the participation rate to only 63.3 percent. That marks the lowest point since the Carter Presidency, in 1979.