Press Releases

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.

February 2, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 2, 2021) – Unrest continues to grip Burma after the nation’s military seized control of the government and took political prisoners. U.S. Representative and House Foreign Affairs Committee member Tim Burchett (TN-02) released the following statement regarding the ongoing situation in Burma:

January 26, 2021 Press Release

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Jan 26, 2021) – The Republican Steering Committee has recommended U.S. Representative Tim Burchett (TN-02) remain on the House Foreign Affairs Committee for the 117th Congress. On returning to the Foreign Affairs Committee, Rep.

January 25, 2021 Press Release

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 25, 2021) – Today, the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee announced its membership for the 117th Congress. U.S Representative Tim Burchett (TN-02) was among the Republican members assigned to the committee. Regarding his new position, Rep.

January 21, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 21, 2021) – Shortly after President Joe Biden assumed office yesterday, staff in the office of the U.S. Ambassador to Israel changed the embassy’s name on Twitter to “U.S. Ambassador to Israel, the West Bank and Gaza.” Although the account name has since been changed back to “U.S. Ambassador to Israel”, U.S.