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Jul 15, 2019
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REP. SCOTT DESJARLAIS: FAR-LEFT JEOPARDIZES NATIONAL SECURITY WITH POLITICIZED NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION

Press Release | Veterans, Border & Immigration Enforcement, The Constitution & Federal Oversight, National Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Democrat infighting nearly prevented passage of the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) in the House of Representatives today. The annual defense policy bill, which for 58 years has passed with bipartisan support, instead passed on a party-line vote, surviving only because of concessions to far-left socialists, insisting on the elimination of programs critical to defending the United States from Russia, China, Iran and other adversaries, said Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D.

Jun 14, 2019
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HOUSE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE MEMBER REP. SCOTT DESJARLAIS VOTES AGAINST WEAK DEFENSE BILL

Press Release | Veterans, Border & Immigration Enforcement, The Constitution & Federal Oversight, National Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tennessee Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., a member of the House Armed Services Committee, early today voted against the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act, citing major flaws in the Democrat-produced legislation. Rep. DesJarlais (TN-04), who has steered nuclear security and other improvements in past authorizations, issued the following statement about the Committee's mark-up: “This legislation would reverse the gains we have made to rebuild the U.S. military after years of neglect. It cuts nuclear and missile defense, hindering modernization programs to secure our country against advanced adversaries, and cuts defense overall, because of some misguided notion that our country’s strength is the source of all the world’s problems..."

Jun 10, 2019
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REP. SCOTT DESJARLAIS: AMNESTY BILL FAILS TO ADDRESS BORDER SECURITY, ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION, FUELS CURRENT CRISIS

Press Release | The Economy, Border & Immigration Enforcement, The Constitution & Federal Oversight, National Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Legislation granting amnesty to millions of illegal aliens passed the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives today. Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., voted against the bill, the American Dream and Promise Act, releasing the following the statement: “Already this week, the House passed a disaster aid bill without a single dime to alleviate the disaster at the border. Today, Nancy Pelosi and her caucus passed a bill providing amnesty and a path to citizenship, as well as Medicaid, food stamps, and other welfare benefits, to millions of illegal aliens, but no resources to prevent more than a hundred thousand from crossing the southern border every month. It would encourage legal aliens to break the law, to receive the same preferential treatment, and reward repeat criminals, including gang members..."

May 24, 2019
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REP. SCOTT DESJARLAIS FIGHTS SOCIALIST AGENDA IN CONGRESS

Press Release | The Economy, Energy & Infrastructure, The Constitution & Federal Oversight

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Scott DesJarlais has co-sponsored a resolution to expose the truth about the Green New Deal, which would harm the environment, increase energy costs, impose socialized medicine, and provide public funds for those “unwilling” to work, among other Big Government provisions, such as “free” college for all.

May 16, 2019
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CONGRESSMAN SCOTT DESJARLAIS SUPPORTS PRESIDENT TRUMP’S IMMIGRATION PLAN

Press Release | The Economy, Border & Immigration Enforcement, The Constitution & Federal Oversight, National Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., issued the following statement supporting President Trump’s plan to solve the border crisis and reform U.S. immigration laws, which the President presented at the White House today: “The President’s plan is a well-thought-out, sensible one that would end the chaos at the border and across the United States, because of weak border security, bad laws and judicial decisions..."

Apr 23, 2019
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LYNNE DAVIS JOINS REP. SCOTT DESJARLAIS' MURFREESBORO OFFICE AS FIELD REPRESENTATIVE

Press Release | Veterans

MURFREESBORO, TENN. – Lynne Davis, a lifelong resident of Rutherford and Bedford Counties, whose family has farmed the area for generations, has joined Congressman Scott DesJarlais’ Murfreesboro office as Field Representative to the two counties, he announced today.

Apr 18, 2019
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REP. SCOTT DESJARLAIS ISSUES STATEMENT ON SPECIAL COUNSEL REPORT FINDING NO COLLUSION OR OBSTRUCTION

Press Release | The Constitution & Federal Oversight, National Security

SOUTH PITTSBURG, TENN. – Congressman Scott DesJarlais (TN-04) issued the following statement today, after Attorney General William Barr released Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel report to the public: “This investigation has been a political one from the start, which makes it all the more remarkable that a team of mostly Hillary Clinton supporters could produce no evidence for her claim that Donald Trump colluded with Russia to win the 2016 election... "

Apr 3, 2019
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NATIONAL PARKS CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION AWARDS REP. SCOTT DESJARLAIS 2019 NATIONAL PARK HERITAGE AWARD FOR POLK HOME EFFORTS

Press Release | Education

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 27, 2019
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THE SHELBYVILLE TIMES-GAZETTE: Equine bill reintroduced by DesJarlais

In The News | The Economy, Agriculture

SHELBYVILLE, TN -- As in the past, two competing bills have been introduced in Congress concerning the Horse Protection Act and the Tennessee Walking Horse industry. U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, whose district includes Bedford County, has reintroduced H.R. 1157, which DesJarlais told the Walking Horse Report would make the horse inspection process less subjective and rely more on science-based techniques.

Mar 27, 2019
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THE DAILY SIGNAL: These 3 Doctors in Congress Diagnose the Problems With Medicare for All

In The News | The Economy, Health Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Daily Signal spoke with three medical doctors who are serving in the U.S. House—Reps. Scott DesJarlais, Paul Gosar, and Andy Harris—to talk about Medicare for All and their solutions for a patient-centered alternative. Listen to the podcast or read the transcript below.

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