After watching my father struggle with the complex and inconvenient Veterans Affairs system, I felt a personal responsibility to improve veterans’ access to care. No veteran should have to drive hours to a medical clinic just to be faced with long wait times and inadequate support.
During my time in Congress I have worked hard to improve access to care for veterans by helping pass legislation authorizing funding for four new Veterans Affairs clinics in Tennessee. As a result veterans have not only experienced more timely assistance, but they have also received more specialized services like dental and eye care.
In addition to providing easier access to care, I have made it a priority to regularly meet with the hard-working veterans who are the backbone of our great nation. As your Congressman, please know I will continue to work towards ensuring veterans get the care they so rightly deserve.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03) issued the following statement upon the passage of H.R. 5895, the Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act:
BRADLEY COUNTY, TN — Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03) issued the following statement of high praise after the announcement of a $26.2M U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) State Veterans Home Grant for the construction of the future Bradley County Tennessee State Veterans Home:
Living in the United States, we have many things to be proud of, but first and foremost are the freedoms we enjoy daily. The foundational liberties laid out in the Constitution and Bill of Rights are what makes our country so great. Today, we honor the men and women who donned our country’s uniform and risked their lives to defend those freedoms, to protect our communities, and safeguard the promise of a brighter tomorrow. Today I am especially proud to represent a state with such a rich history of respect for and service to our country.
"I hope this does bring a little closure to the families," Rep. Chuck Fleischmann told Lee at the event. "But I also hope it forever honors and serves the memories of these fallen heroes — and they are heroes to America."
Fleischmann Welcomes Veterans to D.C.
Washington, D.C.— Today Congressman Chuck Fleischmann welcomed veterans with Honor Flight of Middle Tennessee to Washington. The veterans are in the nation’s capital visiting the monuments built in honor of their service.
“As the proud son of a WWII veteran, welcoming these legendary veterans to Washington, D.C. is an incredible honor,” said Fleischmann.
Fleischmann Meets HonorAir Veterans
Washington, D.C.— Today Congressman Chuck Fleischmann welcomed veterans with HonorAir Knoxville to Washington. The veterans are in the nation’s capital visiting the monuments built in their honor.
“As the son of a World War II veteran, I learned firsthand that our veterans are brave, hard-working and the backbone of our great nation. The veterans I was fortunate enough to meet today were no exception,” said Fleischmann.