Press Releases

February 26, 2021 Press Release
Company to open East Tennessee location in March 2021, will add 300 jobs to local economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 26, 2021) – Today, the Lee Administration announced global IT and business consulting company CGI, Inc. will open a new operation in Knoxville.

February 26, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 26, 2021)U.S. Representative Tim Burchett (TN-02) released the following statement honoring the life of Frank Cagle:

“Frank was a true libertarian conservative who was focused on making our community better. He was a dear friend of mine, and I’m saddened by his passing.”

February 25, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 25, 2021) – Last week, U.S.

February 18, 2021 Press Release
Five House members join Burchett-led legislation as original cosponsors

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 18, 2021) – Today, U.S. Representative Tim Burchett (TN-02) reintroduced the Easy Access to Mail Act. This legislation would require the United States Postal Service (USPS) to work alongside municipal governments before determining the type of mail service a community receives.

February 18, 2021 Press Release
U.S. Iran Envoy spoke with Chinese government about Iran nuclear program

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 18, 2021) – U.S. Special Envoy for Iran Robert Malley recently spoke with Chinese vice foreign minister Ma Zhaoxu about Iran’s nuclear program. The Chinese Communist Party has confirmed this phone call took place. The U.S.

February 16, 2021 Press Release

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 16, 2021)U.S. Representatives Tim Burchett (TN-02) and Ed Case (HI-01) have reintroduced H.R. 915, the Reforming America’s Fiscal Toolkit Act of 2021 (RAFT Act). This legislation amends Congress’s budget process to establish a lower U.S. public debt relative to gross domestic product (GDP). 

February 11, 2021 Press Release
Bill would extend program to 2028, provide opportunity to invest in communities impacted by COVID-19

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 11, 2021) – Today, U.S. Representatives Tim Burchett (TN-02) and Henry Cuellar (TX-28) introduced the Opportunity Zone Extension Act of 2021. This bipartisan legislation would extend the Opportunity Zones program, which was created under the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, until the end of 2028.

February 10, 2021 Press Release
Burchett amendment prohibiting airline CEOs paying themselves bonuses with relief money fails

The House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee held a hearing today on coronavirus relief measures related to America’s transportation industries and infrastructure assets. These measures are expected to be included in a larger COVID-19 stimulus package.

February 8, 2021 Press Release

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 8, 2021) U.S. Representative Tim Burchett (TN-02) has released the following statement regarding the passing of U.S. Representative Ron Wright (TX-06):

February 4, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 4, 2021) – Last night, U.S. Representative Tim Burchett (TN-02) voted against House Democrats fiscal year 2021 budget resolution. This shell resolution lays the groundwork for President Biden and Democrats in Congress to enact massive federal spending and far-left policy priorities.