Congressman Chuck Fleischmann said Thursday he must travel back to Washington, D.C. "to cast my vote to fully fund our Defense Department" and would have to cancel a planned event with Mike Huckabee.
The defense vote was originally scheduled for Friday, but was rescheduled.
He said he will work to reschedule the Huckabee events.
Rep. Fleischmann said, "I made a commitment to the people of East Tennessee to do the job they elected me to do, and nothing is more important than ensuring our national defenses are adequately funded, and our men and women in uniform have the resources necessary to carryout their brave missions while protecting us.
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