Policy Chatt, a new podcast series, delves into the policy matters that matter most within our vibrant business community.
Our first episode features Rep. Chuck Fleischmann.
He serves as Tennessee’s Third District representative and is also a House Appropriations Committee member.
Watch the full discussion between Justin Groenert, VP, Public Policy and Congressman Chuck Fleischmann, below
Journey of Service
Congressman Fleischmann opens up about his journey to public service, sharing his transition from practicing law to establishing his own law firm in Chattanooga, where he served for 24 years prior to joining Congress.
He sheds light on the pivotal moments that led to his decision to become a Congressional Cardinal, along with the subsequent expansion of his role through involvement in various committees.
Reflecting on his tenure since 2011, Fleischmann discusses the notable changes he has witnessed within the government. With a keen eye for detail, he provides a big-picture view of current policies and expresses concerns regarding the influence of the banking industry on the economy.
Congressman Fleischmann highlights the crucial role Congress plays on both state and national levels, providing listeners with an insider’s perspective on the dynamics and decision-making processes within the House of Representatives.
Inside the House
Fleischmann takes us to the House floor on the historic night of McCarthy’s vote to become Speaker of the House. By sharing his first-person perspective, the congressman provides a glimpse into the intricacies of the political landscape, revealing the behind-the-scenes workings of events that shaped our legislature.
Chattanooga Chamber’s Impact
Wrapping up the conversation, Congressman Fleischmann emphasizes the invaluable role the Chattanooga Chamber has played in his own life and career. Fleischmann highlights the networking opportunities he leveraged as a businessperson with his law firm, underscoring the Chamber’s crucial contribution to fostering connections and supporting the growth of Chattanooga’s business community.
Read about the Chamber’s 2023 Public Policy agenda, here.