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U.S. Congressman Scott DesJarlais

Representing the 4th District of Tennessee

Border & Immigration Enforcement

The federal government's first priority is national security. Strong borders, including domestic law enforcement, are necessary to protect Americans from hostile adversaries, drug and human traffickers, and unfair foreign labor competition. Our immigration policy should reflect the security and economic interests of United States citizens. I support building a physical wall along the Mexican border, increasing agents and technology, and quickly arresting and deporting criminal aliens.

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Nov 1, 2017 Press Release
“I’m very saddened when these attacks occur. My prayers are with the victims and their families. Emergency personnel again ran toward danger. Most shocking is that our country continues to ignore threats of Islamic terror. Federal authorities were aware of the attacker’s terrorist connections, before he rammed his truck into a peaceful crowd. The Orlando and San Bernardino killers also displayed clear warning signs. But open-borders zealots and radical judges deny Americans our most basic right to security... "
Sep 14, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed the Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act (H.R. 3697). Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., voted for the legislation to bar foreign nationals with gang ties from entering the United States and to speed deportation of illegal alien gang members.

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.
Jul 5, 2017 In The News

By a wide bipartisan margin, the House Armed Services Committee [HASC] approved the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act. The legislation authorizes defense priorities and spending for the next fiscal year.  Rep. DesJarlais, a member of the Committee, made the following statement, “Years of budget uncertainty, while international threats accumulate, have placed an enormous burden on our troops in the field, support staff, and their families, as well as endangered our country’s national security.

Jun 29, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – By a wide bipartisan margin, the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) approved the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act late Wednesday. The legislation authorizes defense priorities and spending for the next fiscal year. Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., a member of the Committee, released the following statement after voting in support:

Sep 11, 2015 Press Release

Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D. (TN-04) released the following statement after voting NO on H.R. 3461, a measure to approve the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, signed at Vienna on July 14, 2015, relating to the nuclear program of Iran:

Jul 19, 2012 Blog

We face a severe crisis that could jeopardize both our national security and those who serve in our armed forces.

Our military men and women will be hit with a $1.2 trillion cut unless Washington finds the spending reductions mandated by last year’s agreement to raise the debt ceiling. These automatic cuts, known as sequestration, were triggered when the Supercommittee failed to reach an agreement on a long-term deficit reduction package.

May 9, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC –Representative Scott DesJarlais’ Stopping Needless Additional Performance Bonuses (SNAP) Act will be included as part of the Sequester Replacement Reconciliation Act, which is scheduled to be voted on Thursday, May 10th, 2012.

The Sequester Replacement Reconciliation Act will prevent across-the-board spending cuts to our military that are set to take effect this January as a result of the failure of the Supercommittee to cut $1.2 trillion dollars from our debt.

May 1, 2012 Press Release

– Representative Scott DesJarlais (TN-04) has introduced H.R.5044, the Andrew P. Carpenter Tax Act.