Rep. Fleischmann Joins House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (R), 3rd District Tennessee

Washington, DC – Representative Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03) released the following statement announcing that he has joined the United States House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. Congressman Fleischmann will serve on the Energy Subcommittee that has jurisdiction over energy research and development, commercial application of energy technology, Department of Energy laboratories, and more. In addition, Rep. Fleischmann serves on the House Committee on Appropriations and is the Chairman of the Energy and Water Subcommittee of Appropriations.

“Throughout my tenure in Congress, I am proud to have become the leading House Republican advocating for increasing nuclear energy and advancing nuclear research, cleaning up legacy nuclear sites, and supporting our National Labs. East Tennessee, and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, are leading our nation in advanced scientific research, supercomputing, and nuclear technologies. I look forward to working with my colleagues on the full Committee and the Energy Subcommittee to continue support for nuclear energy and research, all 17 of our National Labs, and ensuring America is energy secure for future generations,” said Congressman Fleischmann.

“I am pleased to announce Congressman Chuck Fleischmann will be serving as a member of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee for the 118th Congress. The Committee’s work ensures America remains at the forefront of scientific research and innovation, tackling some of the most pressing issues we face from today’s top global competitors. As an avid supporter of our National Labs, the Congressman is a valuable addition to our roster, and I look forward to working with him to advance our bold agenda,” said Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Frank Lucas.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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