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The new chair of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee visited Oak Ridge on Thursday. U.S. Representative Rodney Frelinghuysen, toured Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Y-12 National Security Complex. The visit was hosted by U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, a Tennessee Republican.
Fleischmann visited three area schools Friday to highlight the importance of expanding K-12 computer science education.
Tennessee Republicans have risen to senior seats on all three premier House committees: Black at Ways and Means, Chuck Fleischmann on Appropriations and Marsha Blackburn at Energy and Commerce.
“Workforce development and job creation is one of the most important issues in my district and our nation. A strong workforce not only helps to fill current jobs, but it also attracts future industries to our great state,” said Fleischmann.
“It’s going to change the country.” Those words spoken by Fleischmann encapsulated the attitude of the hundreds of thousands who filled the grounds of the Capitol Friday as Trump took the oath of office to become the 45th president.
U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann says he intends to invite U.S. Secretary of Energy nominee Rick Perry to Oak Ridge National Laboratory and educate the Trump administration on its value.
Whether it's the heavyweight issues of the Affordable Care Act and tax reform or the relatively minor issue — at least to the wider country — of funding for the replacement Chickamauga Lock, Fleischmann believes Republicans can approach 2017 with optimism.
U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann is excited as a new session begins in Congress.
U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn., today was sworn into office today for his fourth 2-year term in the United States Congress.
"As long as I have a voice," said Congressman Fleischmann, who will be sworn into his fourth term of office over the next week or so, "this will not be the 'secret' city."