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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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.
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.
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:
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:
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.