Mobile Menu - OpenMobile Menu - Closed

Text Size: A A A


Despite spending more per student than almost every country, United States test scores lag behind international competitors. Students graduate without skills to succeed in the real world, many graduating from college with mountains of debt that prevent them from pursuing their dreams. Parents and states should have more control over what we teach our children. Increasing education options, especially Science, Math, Engineering and Technology instruction, would improve young lives, as well as our economy. Technical education should be widely available to students at every level of career development, an area where Tennessee excels.

More on Education

Dec 6, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., a member of the House Agriculture Committee, overseeing the federal government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), released the following statement of support, after the Trump Administration issued a final rule this week requiring able-bodied adults, ages 18 to 49, to train, volunteer or work, in order to receive food stamp benefits: “In this outstanding economy, hopeful Americans are re-joining the labor force, securing new, good-paying jobs. There are millions available, and many career paths, for those able to work. The Trump Administration’s changes to the SNAP program will help to foster a culture of achievement and success..."
Sep 3, 2019 In The News
FAYETTEVILLE -- U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, who represents Tennessee’s 4th District in Congress, was in Fayetteville recently, visiting with community leaders during a luncheon hosted by American Development Corp. and with education officials at Lincoln County High School as he toured the district.
Apr 3, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the National Parks Conservation Association awarded Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., its 2019 National Park Heritage Award for his work to preserve the James K. Polk Home and Museum in Columbia, Tennessee. His James K. Polk Presidential Home Study Act became part of the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act, which President Trump signed into law this year
Mar 1, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) and Congressman Scott DesJarlais (R-TN) announced the formation of the Congressional Range and Testing Center Caucus (CRTCC). The bipartisan representatives, who represent large military communities in their districts, will serve as co-chairs of the forum to educate fellow Members of Congress about Department of Defense range and testing facilities, such as Naval Base Ventura County in California and Arnold Air Force Base in Tennessee.
Jan 31, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Mac Thornberry (TX-13), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, today announced subcommittee assignments for the new 116th Congress. Congressman Scott DesJarlais (TN-04) will join the Subcommittees on Strategic Forces, as well as Intelligence, Emerging Threats and Capabilities. The former oversees nuclear weapons, missile defense and space programs. The latter oversees counter-terrorism, special operations, military intelligence and cyber issues, among others.
Dec 13, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. DesJarlais, a House Freedom Caucus member, was an outspoken proponent of changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as food stamps, which would help more Americans gain job training and employment in an economy where an estimated six million job openings outnumber unemployed.
Sep 28, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Scott DesJarlais (TN-04) voted today to make individual and small business tax cuts, centerpieces of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which became law last year, permanent. Legislation that also passed the U.S. House of Representatives this week would increase Americans’ ability to contribute to education, health and retirement savings plans, and small businesses’ ability to deduct start-up expenses.
Jun 22, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives made significant reforms to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in agriculture legislation that passed by a narrow margin. Congressman Scott DesJarlais, a member of the House Agriculture Committee and the Subcommittee on Nutrition, which oversees the federal food stamp program, provided a crucial vote to help farmers and ranchers in his rural district.
May 18, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., a member of the House Agriculture Committee, voted for the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, legislation to set federal farm policy, today. However, the bill, which included reforms to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamps, failed to gain a majority of votes in the House of Representatives: “Many House members, our staffs, farmers and ranchers worked hard to improve federal farm policy, as well as the food stamp program, which makes up 80 percent of agriculture funding. I voted for today’s legislation, because it would have helped healthy, able-bodied adults to train and work in a growing economy, where an estimated 6 million available jobs await them. Those jobs require skilled workers, and the bill would have created more. Our work for them and taxpayers will continue. Our work for farmers and ranchers in the Fourth District will continue. The current farm bill contains important provisions, such as rural broadband development and education, pest control and an end to federal encroachment on farmlands, among others, that deserve our attention. Tennessee farmers and ranchers have mine.”
May 15, 2018 Press Release
WINCHESTER, TN -- At Magnolia Hill Manor in Winchester this evening, Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., announced the winner of the 2018 Congressional Art Competition, Mary St. Clair’s “Colorless.” St. Clair’s piece will hang in the United States Capitol with winning pieces from congressional districts across the country. Second and third place went to artwork by Bradley County High School’s Kelly Maney and Warren County High School’s James Ward, respectively.