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Energy & Infrastructure

Middle-class families depend on affordable, reliable energy to prosper. In the United States, our natural resources are abundant, and as important to national security as to our economy. To wean our country off foreign oil, and lower fuel prices for everything from groceries to heavy machinery, I support safe domestic production. In Congress, I have voted to permit new pipeline construction, authorize international gas exports, and protect dependable energy, such as coal and nuclear, so important to Tennessee. Supplying our allies with American-made energy helps cement alliances.

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Aug 14, 2018 Press Release
SOUTH PITTSBURG – Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., a member of the House Armed Services Committee, included measures in the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which President Donald Trump signed into law today, that will improve hypersonic flight research, reduce barriers to hiring cyber-security and other skilled personnel at the Defense Department, and help to enforce Russia’s cooperation with a nuclear arms control treaty, the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty.
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 24, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., today helped to fulfill a core responsibility of the federal government, voting for the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), setting national security policy at the Department of Defense and the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).
May 7, 2018 Press Release
CLEVELAND, TN -- Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., visited major employer Wacker Chemical in Charleston, Bradley County, culminating a busy week in which the Republican representative also toured vocational programs supplying advanced manufacturers across Tennessee’s Fourth District with skilled employees. “It was a pleasure meeting the dedicated students at Warren County High School, Motlow Community College and the Tennessee College of Applied Technology, producing graduates who will find high-paying jobs in our state’s surging manufacturing sector,” said Rep. DesJarlais. “I’m thrilled so many Tennesseans are passionate about science and technology, have the knowledge to create exciting new products, and are having success in their chosen fields.”
Apr 16, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, the House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on Congressman Scott DesJarlais’ legislation to study the feasibility of placing the James K. Polk Home in Columbia, Tennessee, under National Park Service (NPS) protection.
Apr 11, 2018 Press Release
The Arnold Air Force Base Community Council, a group of Tennessee Valley elected officials, military officers and business leaders, visited Congressman Scott DesJarlais in the capital yesterday to support national security programs and local economic development. Hypersonic research would help protect the U.S. against adversaries, Council President Bruce Shaw, a retired Air Force officer, said. “The effort would also employ more Tennesseans in high-tech jobs. Arnold Air Force Base is at the center of a nationwide network of military facilities and private companies on the cutting edge of science.”
Apr 10, 2018 In The News
U.S. Reps. Chuck Fleischmann and Scott DesJarlais watched as crews worked to blast roughly 100,000 cubic yards of rock Monday morning to help anchor the new 110-foot-by-600-foot Chickamauga lock. The two East Tennessee Republican lawmakers were there touring the progress made on construction of the new lock, which will replace the smaller and crumbling existing lock along the Tennessee River.
Apr 10, 2018 Press Release
Today, Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., visited Chickamauga Lock to view construction of a replacement for the aging structure on the Tennessee River.
Jan 23, 2018 In The News
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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.”