Video: Fleischmann Leads Fight For Chickamauga Lock
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. Eleven legislators joined Fleischmann in sending a letter to the Army Corps of Engineers stressing the importance of Tennessee’s water infrastructure, which includes the Chickamauga Lock. After sending the letter, the Congressman made the following statement.