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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.

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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.
Aug 31, 2017 Press Release

LA VERGNE, TN – After a week touring military installations across Tennessee and Alabama, Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., visited Feed the Children’s distribution center in La Vergne today. The international charity packs and ships food to needy families nationwide, as well as school supplies to teachers nearby.

Jul 28, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., a physician who ran for Congress on the promise to repeal Obamacare, expressed frustration, but also determination, after several Senate Republicans, who previously voted to repeal Obamacare in its entirety, helped Democrats to defeat their constituents’ wishes last night.

The conservative Freedom Caucus member issued the following statement, reiterating his pledge to Tennesseans, experiencing the worst of the former president’s failed health care law:

Oct 28, 2015 Press Release

Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D. (TN-04) released the following statement related to the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (H.R. 1314):

Aug 10, 2012 Press Release

Representative Scott DesJarlais, M.D. (TN-04) released the following statement marking 1,200 days since Senate Democrats last adopted a budget:

“Tomorrow marks a disappointing and unprecedented 1,200 days since Senate Democrats have passed a budget as required by law. Not only has the Senate failed to pass a budget, they haven’t even produced a budget proposal to be voted on.

Jul 27, 2012 In The News

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis released a report on Friday, showing that the United States’ Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has slowed to an annual rate of 1.5 percent vs. a 3.5 percent rate in 2010.

Jul 27, 2012 Press Release

On Friday, July 27, 2012, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis released a report showing that the United States’ Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has slowed to an annual rate of 1.5 percent vs. a 3.5 percent rate in 2010.