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Charles J. Fleischmann
Charles Fleischmann.jpg
U.S. House, Tennessee, District 3
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
PredecessorZach Wamp (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Cost per vote$8.86 in 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Campaign $$2,788,811
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Illinois, 1983
J.D.University of Tennessee-Knoxville, 1986
Personal
BirthdayOctober 11, 1962
Place of birthOoltewah, Tennessee
Net worth$2,528,000
Websites
Office website
Campaign website

Charles J. Fleischmann (b. October 11, 1962, in Ooltewah, TN) is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Tennessee. Fleischmann represents Tennessee's 3rd Congressional District and was first elected in 2010.

He won re-election in 2014. Fleischmann defeated Weston Wamp, the son of former U.S. Rep. Zach Wamp, by less than 1,500 votes in the Republican primary.[1] Fleischmann defeated Dr. Mary Headrick, who did not face a Democratic challenger in the primary, and Independent Cassandra Mitchell in the general election.[2]

Fleischmann was part of the wave of Republicans first elected in the 2010 midterm elections.[3]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Fleischmann is one of the most reliable Republican votes, meaning he can be considered a safe vote for the Republican Party in Congress.

Biography

Fleischmann earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois in 1983 and his J.D. from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville in 1986. Fleischmann and his wife, Brenda, ran a small business together in Chattanooga after graduating from law school.[4]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Fleischmann's academic and political career:[3]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Fleischmann serves on the following committees:[5]

  • Committee on Appropriations
    • Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development
    • Subcommittee on Homeland Security
    • Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education

2011-2012

Fleischmann served on the following committees:[6]

  • Natural Resources
    • Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources
  • Science, Space, and Technology
    • Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation
    • Subcommittee on Energy and Environment (Science, Space, and Technology)
  • Small Business
    • Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access
    • Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade
    • Subcommittee on Healthcare and Technology

Key votes

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[7] For more information pertaining to Fleischmann's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[8]

National security

NDAA

Yea3.png Fleischmann voted in support of HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[9]

DHS Appropriations

Yea3.png Fleischmann voted in support of HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[9]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Nay3.png Fleischmann voted in opposition of House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[9]

CISPA (2013)

Yea3.png Fleischmann voted in support of HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill permitted federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[10] The bill was largely supported by Republicans but divided the Democratic Party.[9]

Economy

2014 Farm bill

Nay3.png On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, also known as the Farm Bill.[11] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill reformed and continued various programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop.[12][13] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[13] Fleischmann voted with 62 other Republican representatives against the bill.

2014 Budget

Yea3.png On January 15, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[14][15] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[15] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[16] It included a 1% increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency and protected the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. Fleischmann voted with the majority of the Republican party in favor of the bill.[14]

2013 Farm bill
See also: United States Farm Bill 2013

Yea3.png Fleischmann supported the Farm Bill on July 11, 2013. The bill passed in a 216-208 vote.[17] The bill passed included farm policy but did not include food stamps.[18]

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Yea3.png On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[19] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[20] Fleischmann voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[21]

Nay3.png The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[22] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Fleischmann voted against HR 2775.[23]

Immigration


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.
Morton Memos Prohibition

Yea3.png Fleischmann supported House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.[24] The vote largely followed party lines.[25]

Healthcare

Repealing Obamacare

Yea3.png Fleischmann has supported all attempts to repeal or delay the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.[26]

Social issues

Abortion

Yea3.png Fleischmann supported HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196. The purpose of the bill was to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[27]

Government affairs

HR 676
See also: Boehner's lawsuit against the Obama administration

Yea3.png On July 30, 2014, the U.S. House approved a resolution 225 to 201 to sue President Barack Obama for exceeding his constitutional authority. Five Republicans--Thomas Massie of Kentucky, Paul Broun of Georgia, Scott Garrett of New Jersey, Walter Jones of North Carolina and Steve Stockman of Texas-- voted with Democrats against the lawsuit.[28] Walberg joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[29][30]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal cliff

Nay3.png Fleischmann voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was 1 of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[31]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Fleischmann's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Fleischmann is a Libertarian-Leaning Conservative. Fleischmann received a score of 35 percent on social issues and 86 percent on economic issues.[32]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[33]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Opposes Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Opposes
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Opposes Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Opposes
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Favors Keep God in the public sphere Unknown
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Favors Human needs over animal rights Favors
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Opposes Stricter punishment reduces crime Unknown
Support & expand free trade Strongly Opposes Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Strongly Opposes
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Unknown Maintain US sovereignty from UN Strongly Favors
Prioritize green energy Strongly Opposes Expand the military Unknown
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Opposes Stay out of Iran Opposes
Privatize Social Security Strongly Favors Never legalize marijuana Unknown
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[32]

Syria intervention

As of September 3, 2013, Fleischmann had not decided if he supported strikes on Syria. He said, "So far, the overwhelming opinion of my constituents—and this is subject to change—is to not get involved in a military way in Syria. I'm still listening; I'm still asking people to call in. This is a very important vote, and this is absolutely something that I'm going to continue to do up until the time of the vote—listening to my constituents." He added, "We're in a region of the world that is extremely dangerous. It is literally a tinderbox, and the unforeseen consequences without a plan or with a plan could lead to an escalation of hostilities we can't control. That gives me pause, hesitancy and concern as I approach this process."[34]

Campaign themes

2012

According to Fleischmann's website, his campaign themes included:[35]

  • Economy: "The adoption of policies that promote business investment, lower taxes and reduce the regulatory burdens on business will create the strong economic force needed to turn our economy around."
  • Energy: "It is imperative to our national security that the United States becomes energy independent."
  • Education: "Tennessee needs an education system that provides its students with the skills that are necessary to compete and succeed in life."

Elections

2014

See also: Tennessee's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

Fleischmann ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Tennessee's 3rd District. Fleischmann defeated Weston Wamp, the son of former U.S. Rep. Zach Wamp, by less than 1,500 votes in the Republican primary.[1] He defeated Dr. Mary Headrick, who did not face a Democratic challenger in the primary, and Independent Cassandra Mitchell in the general election.[2]

Election results

General election
U.S. House, Tennessee District 3 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCharles J. Fleischmann Incumbent 62.4% 97,319
     Democratic Mary Headrick 34.6% 53,963
     Independent Cassandra Mitchell 3.1% 4,768
Total Votes 156,050
Source: Tennessee Secretary of State Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.
Republican primary
U.S. House, Tennessee District 3 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCharles Fleischmann Incumbent 50.8% 46,556
Weston Wamp 49.2% 45,082
Total Votes 91,638
Source: Tennessee Secretary of State

Race background

Second meeting

Wamp ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Tennessee's 3rd District. He was defeated by incumbent Charles Fleischmann in the August 2, 2012, Republican primary.[36]

Endorsement controversy

Dairy magnate Scottie Mayfield told the TimesFreePress.com that two days before he endorsed Fleischmann, Wamp came to his home and secretly recorded a conversation they had about who Mayfield was going to support. Mayfield said Wamp sent him the following text message at 7:14 p.m. on March 15, 2014 after their meeting: "To protect myself, I have recorded my conversation with you and Lisa. I hope you will honor your commitment and not get involved in this race. Thank you sir."[37] Mayfield added, "I never dreamed somebody would walk into my house with a bug on. I don't want to say negative things about people. But I just don't think that's correct behavior."[37]

Debate

Excerpts from Wamp/ Fleischmann July 2014 Debate.

Endorsements

Fleischmann was endorsed by the following people and organizations:

  • Scottie Mayfield[37]
  • The National Rifle Association[38]
  • National Right to Life[39]

Media


Charles Fleischmann's July 2014 ad, "Scottie Mayfield."

Charles Fleischmann's July 2014 ad, "Crisis."
  • In Fleischmann's July 2014 ad, "Scottie Mayfield," Mayfield shared how Weston Wamp showed up at his house uninvited and secretly recorded a conversation with him. He then highlighted Fleischmann's conservative values.
  • Fleischmann attacked Wamp's immigration policy in his July 2014 ad, "Crisis."

2012

See also: Tennessee's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2012

Fleischmann ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Tennessee's 3rd District. He defeated Mary Headrick (D) and Matthew Deniston (I) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[40][41]

U.S. House, Tennessee District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Mary Headrick 35.5% 91,094
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCharles J. Fleischmann Incumbent 61.5% 157,830
     Independent Matthew Deniston 3.1% 7,905
Total Votes 256,829
Source: Tennessee Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Fleischmann was the third most likely incumbent to lose his primary, according to a March 30, 2012 article from The Washington Post.[42] The article cited competition from Weston Wamp in the primary as the main reason for his vulnerability.[42]

U.S. House, Tennessee's 3rd Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCharles Fleischmann Incumbent 39.1% 29,947
Ron Bhalla 1.2% 926
Weston Wamp 28.7% 21,997
Scottie Mayfield 31% 23,779
Total Votes 76,649

Full history


Campaign donors

Fundraising events

The below chart from Find The Best tracks the fundraising events Fleischmann attends.


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.


2014

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Fleischmann's reports.[44]

Charles Fleischmann (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[45]April 15, 2014$21,214.65$99,942.00$(12,376.31)$108,780.34
July Quarterly[46]July 15, 2013$108,780.34$200,210.00$(87,602.34)$221,388.00
October Quarterly[47]October 15, 2013$221,388.00$95,880.00$(67,045.59)$250,222.41
Year-End[48]January 31, 2014$250,222$196,574$(41,162)$405,634
April Quarterly[49]April 15, 2014$405,634.91$305,270.00$(70,860.04)$640,044.87
Running totals
$897,876$(279,046.28)

Comprehensive donor information for Fleischmann is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Fleischmann raised a total of $2,788,811 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 28, 2013.[50]

Charles Fleischmann's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Tennessee, District 3) Won $1,412,229
2010 US House (Tennessee, District 3) Won $1,376,582
Grand Total Raised $2,788,811

Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.


2012


Fleischmann won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that re-election cycle, Fleischmann's campaign committee raised a total of $1,412,229 and spent $1,398,210.[51]

Cost per vote

Fleischmann spent $8.86 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Fleischmann won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Fleischmann's campaign committee raised a total of $1,376,582 and spent $1,345,924.[52]

Personal Gain Index

Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png
See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of four different metrics:

PGI: Change in net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Fleischmann's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $1,996,004 to $3,059,996. That averages to $2,528,000, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2012 of $7,614,097.96. Fleischmann ranked as the 124th most wealthy representative in 2012.[53] Between 2009 and 2012, Fleischmann's calculated net worth[54] decreased by an average of 6 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[55]

Charles Fleischmann Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2009$3,050,028
2012$2,528,000
Growth from 2009 to 2012:-17%
Average annual growth:-6%[56]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[57]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

PGI: Donation Concentration Metric

See also: The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)

Filings required by the Federal Election Commission report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by OpenSecrets.org, Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). Fleischmann received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the Leadership PACs industry. Comparatively, the top industry employer in Tennessee's 3rd Congressional District was Educational services, and health care and social assistance, according to a 2012 U.S. Census survey.[58]

From 2009-2014, 22.32 percent of Fleischmann's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.[59]

Donation Concentration Metric graphic.png
Charles Fleischmann Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $4,017,947
Total Spent $3,631,494
Top industry in the districtEducational services, and health care and social assistance
Top five industries that contributed to campaign committee
Leadership PACs$241,499
General Contractors$196,200
Lawyers/Law Firms$167,500
Real Estate$163,250
Health Professionals$128,450
% total in top industry6.01%
% total in top two industries10.89%
% total in top five industries22.32%

Analysis

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[60]

Fleischmann most often votes with:

Fleischmann least often votes with:


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Fleischmann is a "rank-and-file Republican," as of July 30, 2014.[61] This was the same rating Fleischmann received in June 2013.[62]

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Fleischmann missed 43 of 2,710 roll call votes from January 2011 to July 2014. This amounts to 1.6 percent, which is better than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.[63]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Fleischmann paid his congressional staff a total of $847,577 in 2011. Overall, Tennessee ranked 39th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[64]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.

2013

Fleischmann was one of two members who ranked 18th in the conservative rankings in 2013.[65]

2012

Fleischmann was one of two members who ranked 86th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[66]

2011

Fleischmann was one of three members of congress who ranked 21st in the conservative rankings in 2011.[67]

Voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.

2014

Fleischmann voted with the Republican Party 96.3 percent of the time, which ranked 19th among the 233 House Republican members as of July 2014.[68]

2013

Fleischmann voted with the Republican Party 99.5 percent of the time, which ranked 5th among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.[69]

Personal

Fleischmann and his wife, Brenda, have three sons.[70]

Recent news

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See also

External links

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Political offices
Preceded by
Zach Wamp
U.S. House of Representatives - Tennessee, District 3
2011–present
Succeeded by
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