Newsletter - March 2019
First town hall meeting announced

Dear Friend,

As we enter the third month of the 116th Congress, we’re exploring how to cut spending, foster growth and ensure the safety of all Americans. This work starts and ends at home.
All those in East Tennessee affected by the recent flooding remain in my prayers. I took a moment on the House floor to recognize those who are suffering and to show appreciation for our first responders and the work they do during times of crisis.

I was honored that D.J. and Wendy Corcoran joined Sen. Marsha Blackburn and me for President Trump’s State of the Union address. Click here to read more about how we’re fighting to choose greatness every day. 

In February, Rep. Steve Cohen and I sent the Tennessee Valley Authority a letter seeking answers on the news that ratepayers might have to pay for the liability of the contractor it used for cleanup work following the coal ash spill at its Kingston plant. It's disturbing that over 40 workers have died and more than 400 are sick. Read the letter here.

Unfortunately, we’re still fighting for the lives and the rights of the unborn. Last month, I spoke against abortion on the House floor, and I am disgusted that the Senate was not able to obtain an adequate number of signatures to bring the Born Alive Bill, which would protect the survivors of attempted abortions, to a vote. 

We’ve also had the opportunity to speak to small business owners about how they’ve benefited from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. We’re bringing these findings before the Budget Committee to demonstrate the wide-ranging positive effects of reducing taxes

ImageMembers of my staff and I also visited the district and Oak Ridge National Laboratory just outside it. I believe practical, free-market-focused approaches to addressing environmental issues can move our nation closer to energy independence while creating jobs, improving the environment and strengthening our own national security. We need to utilize our research institutes, like ORNL, to develop new energy technologies and improve existing ones, which can then be put to use in private sector applications. 

I’ll be hosting my first town hall meeting on Thursday, March 21 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Loudon County Courthouse Annex, 101 Mulberry Street. During the meeting, constituents will be able to ask questions and learn more about my upcoming legislative agenda.

Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. Our office is now accepting applications, which are due by May 1.

Our local team will staff Mobile Office Hours at six locations during March, bringing casework out into the community making it easier to get federal agency assistance and pass on your concerns and opinions. Those dates and locations are:

  • Tuesday, March 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Dandridge Memorial Library, 1235 Circle Drive, Dandridge, 37725
  • Thursday, March 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Philadelphia Library, 714 Thompson Street, Philadelphia, 37846
  • Tuesday, March 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Tazewell City Hall, 1830 Main Street, Tazewell, 37879
  • Tuesday, March 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Blaine City Hall, 220 Indian Ridge Road, Blaine, 37709
  • Thursday, March 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Harrogate City Hall, 132 Harrogate Crossing, Harrogate, 37752
  • Tuesday, March 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at New Market City Hall, 1024 Volunteer Street, New Market, 37820
You’ll find my office contact info below. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

Tim Burchett