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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Fleischmann and Commandant Neller
Host Media Opportunity Before Armed Forces Day Parade
Washington, D.C.— Congressman Chuck Fleischmann and General Robert B. Neller, Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, invite members of the media to a press conference on Friday, May 6, 2016, before they attend Chattanooga’s Armed Forces Day Parade. The Congressman and Commandant will give remarks and provide an opportunity for a brief Q&A session.
WASHINGTON – In a letter today to Secretary of the U.S. Navy Ray Mabus, U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and U.S. Representatives Chuck Fleischmann (R-Tenn.) and Tom Graves (R-Ga.) asked the U.S. Navy to give “all due consideration to honoring the five servicemembers killed in Chattanooga, Tennessee on July 16, 2015 by naming an appropriate naval vessel the USS Chattanooga.”
WASHINGTON− The House of Representatives passed legislation to authorize funding for a new lease and expanded Veterans Affairs clinic in Chattanooga, Tennessee. This veterans’ package has been approved by the House and Senate Conference Committee. This expansion of the VA clinic in Hamilton County is the fourth huge victory for veterans in the third district this year.
WASHINGTON−Congressman Chuck Fleischmann released the following statement today after General Eric Shinseki announced his resignation as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
WASHINGTON− Over the last week, two Veterans Affairs clinics opened in the third district of Tennessee. The clinics in McMinn County and Roane County will vastly expand veterans’ access to quality health care in East Tennessee. After the opening of these clinics, Congressman Fleischmann released the following statement.
House Passes Bill Restoring Veterans’ Benefits
WASHINGTON− Today, the House passed legislation to protect veterans’ benefits. Following passage, Congressman Fleischmann released the following statement.