Rep. Burchett gives floor speech on flooding, thanks First Responders

February 27, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 26, 2019) – Congressman Tim Burchett (R-TN) delivered a Filefloor speech recognizing those in Tennessee's Second District who were affected by the recent flooding. 

The text of the speech is as follows and is available as part of the Congressional Record:

Madam Speaker, I rise tonight concerned about residents of my district dealing with flooding that claimed one life there, and has damaged roads and private property throughout the region.

The loss of life during this recent flooding is tragic, and my family and I continue to pray for everyone affected back home.

One group of people deserve to be recognized for the work they do during times of crisis, and they are our first responders and other emergency personnel.

When the rest of us are seeking shelter from the storm, the men and women who make up our fire and police departments, rescue crews and emergency communications professionals are going to work to coordinate a rapid response that saves lives and help limit property damage.

It is appropriate that during times of disaster we continue to pray for those who are suffering and show appreciation for those who work so hard to protect us.

Madam speaker, I ask that all my House colleagues join me in doing just that.

Thank you, and I yield back the balance of my time.