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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, by calling for entire states to be disenfranchised in the 2020 presidential election, fomented the terrorist attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021 that aimed to prevent the determination of the next president of the United States. Shortly after the 2020 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 discounted, claiming that some voters there followed procedures set by the wrong state officials. The case amplified lies and conspiracy theories that fueled the movement that led to the attack on the Capitol. The Supreme Court rejected the case. On January 6, 2021 in the hours after the attack on the Capitol, Fleischmann voted for the exclusion of Arizona and/or Pennsylvania — states narrowly won by Democrats — from the count of Electoral College votes that determined the next President of the United States. Following the rejection of several cases before the Supreme Court, one legislator called for violence.
Photo of Rep. Charles “Chuck” Fleischmann [R-TN3]

Analysis

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

United States Chamber of Commerce: 83% The Club for Growth: 70% The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws: D League of Conservation Voters: 3% Human Rights Campaign: 0% Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 0%

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Fleischmann sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (44%) Crime and Law Enforcement (33%) Native Americans (22%)

Recent Bills

Some of Fleischmann’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Fleischmann voted Nay

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 Yea

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December ...

Fleischmann voted Aye

Fleischmann voted Nay

Fleischmann voted Nay

Passed 330/77 on Dec 19, 2012.

Fleischmann voted Nay

Fleischmann voted Nay

Passed 330/93 on May 9, 2012.

The Export–Import Bank Reauthorization Act of 2012 amended the Export–Import Bank Act of 1945 to extend the termination of functions of the Export–Import Bank of ...

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 Jan 2021, Fleischmann missed 55 of 6,317 roll call votes, which is 0.9%. 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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