Press Releases

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.

August 27, 2020 Press Release
TVA also announced $2 million for Community Cares Fund

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 27, 2020) – This morning, the Tennessee Valley Authority announced a rate credit of 2.5% for all energy customers and renewed $2 million for its Community Cares Fund. U.S. Representative Tim Burchett (TN-02) released the following statement regarding the announcement: 

August 18, 2020 Press Release

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 18, 2020) – U.S. Representative Tim Burchett (TN-02) has introduced H.R. 8035, the Protecting Jobs and Wages from Regulations Act of 2020, legislation designed to reform the regulatory process at federal agencies.

August 17, 2020 Press Release

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 17, 2020) – Today, U.S. Representative Tim Burchett (TN-02) sent two separate letters to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The letters address Rep.

August 13, 2020 Press Release
"Better cooperation between these nations will improve Middle East stability,” says Burchett

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 13, 2020) – Today, government leaders from the United States, Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced a new agreement to normalize the relationship between Israel and the UAE.