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U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann speaks with the Times Free Press editorial board in the newsroom on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, in Chattanooga, Tenn.

U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Chattanooga, will tout "the great Tennessee model" to President Donald Trump on his visit to Tennessee tomorrow.

Fleischmann will join other Republican lawmakers from the state, including U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, on Air Force One as Trump flies to Nashville from Washington, D.C., to speak at the American Farm Bureau Federation's 99th annual convention.

"It's going to give me and my brethren an opportunity to talk about the great Tennessee model," Fleischmann said. "Because that's one of the things that I wanted to bring to Washington: a model of low taxes, lower regulation and making it easier for businesses to come and stay in a state."

Fleischmann believes Tennessee's success as a financially conservative state can be used at the national level to help the country.

This also will be his first trip aboard the president's plane.

"I'm really looking forward to it," he said. "It's special."

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Trump's trip to Tennessee comes at a crucial time for the farming community. The nation's current farm bill expires in September, and the trip will give the president time to meet with the community ahead of the significant legislation.

"For the president to take his time and energy to address agriculture issues is very important," Fleischmann said. "First of all, the farm bill is up this year, and that's going to be of utmost importance. I think this is a show of support for agriculture from the president."

The trip also gives the president an opportunity to speak directly to Tennesseans and the farming community about the sweeping new tax reform bill.

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This is Trump's second visit to Nashville since assuming office. He went to the city last year for the 250th anniversary of former President Andrew Jackson's birthday.

Contact staff writer Mark Pace at mpace@timesfreepress.com or 423-757-6361. Follow him on Twitter @themarkpace and on Facebook @ChattanoogaOutdoors.

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