Press Releases

October 9, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C., (Oct. 9, 2020) – Following an Oct. 1 vote on a 115-page continuing resolution that was brought to the House Floor just 40 minutes after its public release, U.S. Representative Tim Burchett (TN-02) is working to give American taxpayers more transparency regarding the cost of federal legislation. Today, Rep.

October 7, 2020 Press Release

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 7, 2020) – Earlier this year, U.S. Representative Tim Burchett (TN-02) sought answers on behalf of his constituents following Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s abrupt operational changes at the United States Postal Service (USPS). Today, Rep.

October 2, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC (Oct. 2, 2020) – Early this morning, President Donald Trump announced he and First Lady Melania Trump tested positive to coronavirus. U.S. Representative Tim Burchett (TN-02) released the following statement:

October 2, 2020 Press Release
Burchett: “Congress needs to deliver for small businesses and workers, leave political agendas out of it"

WASHINGTON, DC (Oct. 2, 2020) – Yesterday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi walked away from negotiations for a targeted COVID-19 relief package in favor of the partisan, $2.2 trillion HEROES Act 2.0. U.S. Representative Tim Burchett (TN-02) voted against this legislation last night and released the following statement:

September 22, 2020 Press Release
Text of the bill was released at 6:50 P.M., members called to vote at 7:30 P.M.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 22, 2020) – This evening, U.S. Representative Tim Burchett voted against the continuing resolution that would temporarily fund the federal government through December 11. The legislation also included multi-year spending authorizations for certain initiatives, such as addressing Amtrak’s budget shortfall. Rep.

September 17, 2020 Press Release
Requests DHS Inspector General conduct investigation into ICE facility Irwin County, GA

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 17, 2020) – Today, U.S. Representative Tim Burchett (TN-02) called on Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Inspector General Joseph Cuffari to fully investigate alleged medical misconduct, including forced hysterectomies, at the Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) facility in Irwin County, GA.

September 15, 2020 Press Release
Also announces in-person exterior tour option while Capitol is closed to public

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 15, 2020) – The U.S. Capitol may be closed to visitors, but U.S. Representative Tim Burchett (TN-02) wants to make sure 2nd District residents are still able to learn about the historic building and grounds, whether in-person or virtually over the internet. Today, Rep.

September 14, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 14, 2020) – Today, U.S. Representative Tim Burchett (TN-02) reached a significant achievement for his first term in Congress. The House of Representatives unanimously passed the Microloan Transparency and Accountability Act, the first piece of legislation authored by Rep.

September 10, 2020 Press Release
Judge Reeves was the first female to serve as Chief Judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 10, 2020) – U.S. Representative Tim Burchett (TN-02) released the following statement regarding the passing of Chief U.S. District Judge Pamela Reeves: 

September 4, 2020 Press Release

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 4, 2020) – Earlier this week, the independent Congressional Budget Office (CBO) reported U.S. public debt will be larger than gross domestic product (GDP) by 2021. The CBO also found the federal budget deficit will be $3.3 trillion in 2020.