Congressman Fleischmann To Chair Congressional Nuclear Cleanup Caucus

December 9, 2014
Press Release

WASHINGTON− Today, at a press conference, Congressman Chuck Fleischmann announced he will lead the Nuclear Cleanup Caucus.  The caucus is comprised of a group of lawmakers who have Department of Energy cleanup sites in their districts.  Rep. Fleischmann is taking over for Rep. Doc Hastings (R-WA) who is retiring at the end of this term. 

“It is a great honor to serve as Chairman of this important caucus,” Fleischmann said after the press conference. “It is an absolute necessity that we ensure the success of our nuclear cleanup missions, not only in East Tennessee, but at all cleanup sites throughout our nation.  I am excited to lead this bipartisan group of legislators from across the country and look forward to the work ahead.”

"From my time at Oak Ridge, I know firsthand how passionate and knowledgeable Congressman Fleischmann is about the nuclear cleanup mission," said Mark Whitney, the Acting Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management. “His deep understanding of the Office of Environmental Management’s mission and challenges make him an effective advocate as he leads the Cleanup Caucus into the future.”