I believe in peace through strength, the idea that America's military is essential to our protection against foreign enemies, and projecting power prevents threats from materializing in the first place. On the House Armed Services Committee, I am a proud member of the Subcommittees on Seapower and Projection Forces, as well as Readiness, overseeing many advanced weapons systems and troop preparedness. Tennessee's Aerospace and Defense Technology Corridor, including Fort Campbell, Arnold Air Force Base, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and even Redstone Arsenal in Alabama, is a high-tech research center and important job engine. Making sure brave Tennesseans have the best tools to defend our country is my mission in Congress.
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(WASHINGTON, DC)– Last night, Congressman Scott DesJarlais (R-TN-04) voted in support of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2022.
(WASHINGTON, DC)– Congressman Scott DesJarlais (R-TN-04) today questioned Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley regarding the U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan and Milley’s conversations with Speaker Pelosi and China about President Trump during a House Armed Services Committee hearing.
MURFREESBORO, TN)– Congressman Scott DesJarlais (R-TN-04) released the following statement regarding today’s deadly attacks at the Kabul airport in Afghanistan.
(Murfreesboro, TN)–Congressman Scott DesJarlais (R-TN-04) released the following statement on his opposition to any COVID-19 vaccine mandate for military service members.
Numerous reports indicate that Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is set to implement a coronavirus vaccine mandate for active-duty United States Armed Forces members soon.
(Washington, D.C.)– Congressman Scott DesJarlais questioned Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Mark A. Milley and Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III during a House Armed Services Committee hearing.
DesJarlais focused his questioning on whether the DoD officials agreed with No First Use (NFU) policies.
NFU is a pledge by a nation to not use nuclear warfare unless first attacked by nuclear weapons.
(MURFREESBORO, TN)– Congressman Scott DesJarlais (R-TN-04) released the following statement regarding President Joe Biden’s proposed budget.
“President Biden has once again proven that his administration is committed to putting the American people last. This administration has created a socialistic spending package that will cause inflation to rise and our national defense to suffer.
(MURFREESBORO, TN)– Congressman Scott DesJarlais (R-TN-04) released the following statement at the conclusion of President Joe Biden’s joint address to Congress.
“Tonight, President Joe Biden stood before the American people and unveiled his radical socialistic agenda. Promises of mass spending, a higher tax burden and weakened national security were made.