Source: Knoxblogs.com / Atomic City Underground | Frank Munger | April 8, 2015
U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischman, R-Tenn., whose congressional district includes Oak Ridge, has been named vice chair of the House Appropriations energy and water subcommittee. Fleischmann’s appointment and other vice chairs were announced by Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers, R-Ky.
The energy and water subcommittee is influential in deciding funding for the U.S. Department of Energy, including the federal operations in Oak Ridge. As vice chair, Fleischmann will act as chair of the subcommittee when U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, the chairman, is absent or unavailable and assist in official duties.