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WASHINGTON (2/14/2019) – Congressman Tim Burchett (R-TN) voted against H.J. Res. 31 tonight. Congressional appropriators filed the bill at 12:05 this morning, allowing only hours to review the massive 1,169-page spending bill. House rules require that members of Congress have at least 72 hours to review a bill before it is put up for a vote, but the rule was waived for this vote.
Following the vote, Rep. Burchett released this statement:
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 5, 2019) - Congressman Tim Burchett (R-TN) released the following statement after President Trump's second State of the Union Address:
"My first State of the Union was a humbling experience. It’s truly a privilege to represent Tennessee’s Second District in the United States House of Representatives. And I was honored to have D.J. and Wendy Corcoran in attendance.
WASHINGTON D.C. (Jan. 31, 2019) – Rep. Tim Burchett (R-TN) introduced his first bill as a U.S. Congressman. The bill seeks to require meetings and subcommittee meetings of the Tennessee Valley Authority Board of Directors to be transparent and open to the public.
“Both in the state legislature and as mayor I focused on increasing openness and transparency in government, and this bill continues those efforts at the federal level,” said Congressman Burchett.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 25, 2019) - Congressman Tim Burchett (R-TN) released the following statement after President Trump's announcement to reopen the government:
WASHINGTON (Jan. 23, 2019) – Congressman Tim Burchett (R-TN) will serve on three key committees during his first term in office. Rep. Burchett was named to the House Foreign Affairs Committee, the House Budget Committee, and the House Small Business Committee today, all of which are important to the success of the Second District and the state of Tennessee.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 10, 2019) – Congressman Tim Burchett (R-TN) delivered his first speech (VIDEO) on the floor of the United States House of Representatives Wednesday. The speech highlighted the tragic death of Knoxville resident Pierce Corcoran and the need to enhance and fund our nation’s border security.
The text of the speech is as follow and is available as part of the Congressional Record:
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 4, 2019) -- U.S. Representative Tim Burchett cast his first votes in the House of Representatives yesterday, including voting against sending American taxpayer dollars to fund abortions in foreign countries and against supporting the United Nations Population Fund, which is involved in China's coercive population-control policies. He also voted against the Democrats' Homeland Security funding bill because it fails to strengthen our nation's border security.