Fleischmann Retains Seat On 3 Subcommittees

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers announced Appropriations Subcommittee assignments for the second session of the 113th Congress.  Rep. Chuck Fleischmann retained all three of his subcommittees including his role on the Energy and Water Subcommittee. 

“I take my role as an appropriator very seriously and am thrilled to continue my membership on the Homeland Security, Labor Health and Human Services, and Energy and Water Subcommittees.

  We made great progress over the past year and I look forward to continuing my fight for responsible spending levels.  As Tennessee’s sole House Appropriator, I will continue to keep the needs of the state in mind throughout all of my work on the committee.” 

In announcing the Subcommittee assignments, Chairman Rogers praised Rep. Fleischmann saying, “Chuck has been an invaluable member of our Appropriations team.  He is constantly fighting for the people of his district and the state of Tennessee.  Whether it’s his passion for the work done at Oak Ridge, the district’s infrastructure needs or his eye for fiscal discipline, he can always be counted on as a vocal and trusted advocate.  I look forward to continuing to work with him to protect the prosperity of our nation.”

 


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