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U.S. Congressman Scott DesJarlais

Representing the 4th District of Tennessee

The Economy

Entrepreneurs and innovation drive the U.S. economy, and small businesses provide most jobs. Rising wages and incomes, not federal entitlement programs, guarantee Americans' economic well-being. At least three percent economic growth should be the norm, requiring low taxes and regulations. My record on debt and spending is clear. Fiscally conservative organizations like the American Conservative Union and Heritage Foundation rank my votes to support small businesses, workers, and taxpayers among the most consistent in Congress.

More on The Economy

Jan 31, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union Address was a welcome return to a spirit of American optimism, said Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., who attended the speech in the nation’s capital last night. “Instead of resigning ourselves to a future of economic stagnation, the New Normal, as the previous administration called it, I believe we can look forward to healthy economic growth, more jobs and rising wages,” said Rep. DesJarlais (TN-04).
Jan 23, 2018 In The News
U.S. Rep Scott DesJarlais (R-4th District) said Thursday if shutting down the U.S. government is down to a debate between keeping the military adequately funded or allowing illegal immigrants to remain in the country, the defense of the country is the paramount priority.
Jan 23, 2018 In The News
The American Dream: The idea that every citizen has a chance to succeed, if he or she works hard; that each generation will do better than the last; that freedom creates economic opportunity and progress.
Jan 9, 2018 In The News
“Touring Tennessee farms, I often hear about federal overreach,” said DesJarlais, R-South Pittsburg, and a member of the House Agriculture Committee. “An egregious example was the Obama administration’s EPA rule that would have placed even rain puddles under federal control.”
Jan 9, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, at Berry Airfield, home of the 118th Wing of the Air National Guard, Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., a member of the House Agriculture Committee, welcomed President Donald J. Trump to Tennessee, as the President deplaned from Air Force One. The President then spoke at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 99th Annual Convention in his first major speech since tax reform became law last month.
Jan 9, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, legislation to reform the United States tax code for the first time in a generation, passed the House of Representatives today. Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., voted to lower tax rates, double the standard deduction for individuals and families to save Tennesseans time and money, and to help more local businesses succeed.
Nov 16, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Middle-class tax cuts passed the House of Representatives today. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, in addition to lowering Tennesseans’ tax bills, includes major business incentives that will grow jobs, workers’ income and the U.S. economy, said Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., in a statement following his vote in support of the legislation.
Oct 26, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., voted for two bills this week to “break up the cozy relationship between special interests and Washington insiders,” he said.

Sep 21, 2017 Press Release
DAYTON, TN – Continuing its winning streak, Tennessee’s Fourth District today celebrated the groundbreaking of the latest manufacturer to locate a large facility – and hundreds of jobs – in the region. Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., was present at the ceremony in Dayton, Rhea County, for Finnish company Nokian Tyres.
Sep 5, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., released the following statement, supporting President Donald Trump’s decision to phase-out Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, an Obama-era executive order that expanded work permits and other benefits to almost a million illegal immigrants, encouraging illegal immigration across the southern border.