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Rep. Charles “Chuck” Fleischmann

Representative for Tennessee’s 3rd District

pronounced CHAW-rulz // FLĪSH-mun


Fleischmann is the representative for Tennessee’s 3rd congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 5, 2011. Fleischmann is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.

Fleischmann is among the Republican legislators who participated in the months-long, multifarious attempted coup following the 2020 presidential election. Shortly after the election, Fleischmann joined a case before the Supreme Court calling for all the votes for president in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin — states that were narrowly won by Democrats — to be discarded, in order to change the outcome of the election, based on lies and a preposterous legal argument which the Supreme Court rejected. (Following the rejection of several related cases before the Supreme Court, another legislator who joined the case called for violence.) On January 6, 2021 in the hours after the insurrection at the Capitol, Fleischmann voted to reject the state-certified election results of Arizona and/or Pennsylvania (states narrowly won by Democrats), which could have changed the outcome of the election. These legislators have generally changed their story after their vote, claiming it was merely a protest and not intended to change the outcome of the election as they clearly sought prior to the vote. The January 6, 2021 insurrection at the Capitol disrupted Congress’s count of electors that determined the outcome of the presidential election with the goal to prevent President Joe Biden from taking office.
Photo of Rep. Charles “Chuck” Fleischmann [R-TN3]

Committee Membership

Charles “Chuck” Fleischmann sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Fleischmann sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (55%) Native Americans (27%) Crime and Law Enforcement (18%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Fleischmann recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Fleischmann voted Yea

Fleischmann voted Yea

Fleischmann voted Yea

Passed 304/122 on Mar 30, 2022.

Fleischmann voted Yea

Passed 294/130 on Nov 30, 2021.

This bill would authorize $400 million in grants to state, local, tribal, and territorial public health departments to update their computer databases of immunization records …

Fleischmann voted Yea

Passed 315/101 on May 14, 2021.

Fleischmann voted Yea

Fleischmann voted Yea

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of …

Fleischmann voted Aye

Fleischmann voted Nay

Fleischmann voted Nay

Fleischmann voted Aye

Passed 304/117 on Jun 23, 2011.

The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack …

Missed Votes

From Jan 2011 to Sep 2022, Fleischmann missed 55 of 7,188 roll call votes, which is 0.8%. This is better than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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