Fleischmann Says He Has Organized Group Of Legislators To Fight For Resumed Funding Of Chickamauga Lock

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Congressman Chuck Fleischmann said he has organized a bipartisan group of legislators from around the Tennessee Valley, including all nine Tennessee House members, in the effort to resume work on the stalled Chickamauga Lock. 

He said, "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 me in sending a letter to the Army Corps of Engineers stressing the importance of Tennessee’s water infrastructure, which includes the Chickamauga Lock." 


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