Rep. Burchett receives committee assignments for 116th Congress

January 23, 2019
Press Release

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.

“I am excited to get to work developing the international relationships that support our region’s economy, fighting wasteful and reckless spending, and helping to cut the bureaucratic red tape our small business owners deal with every day,” Burchett said.

The Foreign Affairs Committee deals with legislation related to international diplomacy, but much of the impact of the committee’s work can be found in thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in economic investment those relationships bring to our region.

“With the value of Tennessee’s exports totaling more than $33.2 billion in 2017, the importance of the Foreign Affairs Committee to the people of the Second District cannot be understated,” Burchett said. “I look forward to working with Ranking Member Michael McCaul (R-TX) as we further the diplomatic priorities of the United States.”

In addition to the work of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Congressman Burchett will also continue his legacy of fiscally responsible leadership by working alongside Ranking Member Steve Womack (R-AR) on the House Budget Committee to fight for conservative, fiscally responsible budgets.

“The American people and residents of the Second District don’t believe Congress should be given a blank check, and neither do I,” Burchett said. “I look forward to working with Ranking Member Womack to fight against the majority’s never-ending spending and reckless financial management.”

Fiscal responsibility is about more than just the federal government. It is also about reducing red tape and making it easier for small businesses to operate and drive our economy. Representative Burchett’s work on the House Small Business Committee will give him an opportunity to continue supporting small businesses, as he did as Knox County Mayor and as a member of the Tennessee General Assembly.

“Our nation’s economy is made strong by the men and women who own small businesses and provide jobs in communities across our country,” Burchett said. “I look forward to continuing to stand up for small business owners and to work with Ranking Member Steve Chabot (R-OH) to limit the big-government bureaucracy that prevents them from growing.”

Committee work is expected to begin next week.