Rep. Charles “Chuck” Fleischmann
Representative for Tennessee’s 3rd District
pronounced CHAW-rulz // FLĪSH-mun
Our work to hold Congress accountable only matters if elections are decided by counting votes. President Trump, his senior government advisors, and Republican legislators collaborated to have the 2020 presidential election decided by themselves rather than by voters. Their attempts to suppress entire state-certified vote counts without adjudication in the courts and using a disinformation campaign of lies and conspiracy theories was a months-long, multifarious attempted coup.
Fleischmann was among the Republican legislators who participated in the attempted coup. 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 violent insurrection at the Capitol, Fleischmann voted to skip Arizona and/or Pennsylvania in the counting of presidential electors, states which returned certified results for Trump’s opponent. 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 violent insurrection at the Capitol, led on the front lines by militant white supremacy groups, attempted to prevent President-elect Joe Biden from taking office by disrupting Congress’s count of electors. President Trump was indicted in 2023 for soliciting the Vice President to subvert Congress’s certification of the election and his role in the fraudulent slates of electors and the insurrection at the Capitol.
Fleischmann proposed $274 million in earmarks for fiscal year 2024, including:
- $237 million to Nashville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for “Chickamauga Lock Replacement Project”
- $6 million to City of Chattanooga for “Alton Park Connector”
- $5 million to City of Oak Ridge, Tennessee for “City of Oak Ridge Potable Water Storage Tank”
These are earmark requests which may or may not survive the legislative process to becoming law. Most representatives from both parties requested earmarks for fiscal year 2024. Across representatives who requested earmarks, the median total amount requested for this fiscal year was $39 million.
Earmarks are federal expenditures, tax benefits, or tariff benefits requested by a legislator for a specific entity. Rather than being distributed through a formula or competitive process administered by the executive branch, earmarks may direct spending where it is most needed for the legislator's district. All earmark requests in the House of Representatives are published online for the public to review. We don’t have earmark requests for senators. The fiscal year begins on October 1 of the prior calendar year. Source: Appropriations.house.gov. Background: Earmark Disclosure Rules in the House
Read our 2022 Report Card for Fleischmann.
Charles “Chuck” Fleischmann sits on the following committees:
Fleischmann sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Recently Introduced Bills
Fleischmann recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 4394: Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2024
- H.Res. 400: Commending the Tennessee Valley Authority on the 90th anniversary of the signing of …
- H.R. 3052: To amend title 40, United States Code, to add certain counties to the …
- H.R. 3051: Migrant Resettlement Transparency Act
- H.R. 2491: SAFE School Act
- H.R. 548: Eastern Band of Cherokee Historic Lands Reacquisition Act
- H.R. 249: Bonuses for Cost-Cutters Act of 2023
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2011 to Sep 2023, Fleischmann missed 57 of 7,700 roll call votes, which is 0.7%. This is better than the median of 1.7% 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, major life events, and running for higher office.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|2013 Jan-Jan 112th Congress||5||0||0.0%||0th|
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