EXCELLENT NOVEMBER JOBS REPORT, LABOR FORCE SURGE UNDERSCORE BENEFITS OF TRUMP ADMINISTRATION FOOD STAMP CHANGESPress Release | The Economy, Education, Agriculture
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., a member of the House Agriculture Committee, overseeing the federal government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), released the following statement of support, after the Trump Administration issued a final rule this week requiring able-bodied adults, ages 18 to 49, to train, volunteer or work, in order to receive food stamp benefits: “In this outstanding economy, hopeful Americans are re-joining the labor force, securing new, good-paying jobs. There are millions available, and many career paths, for those able to work. The Trump Administration’s changes to the SNAP program will help to foster a culture of achievement and success..."
REP. SCOTT DESJARLAIS DENOUNCES NANCY PELOSI'S IMPEACHMENT EFFORT AS FAR-LEFT ATTACK ON CONSTITUTION AND ELECTIONSPress Release | The Constitution & Federal Oversight
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., voted against House Democrats’ resolution to protect the secret, partisan impeachment inquiry Nancy Pelosi is pursuing to distract from her party’s socialist agenda, weak presidential candidates, and a federal investigation of Obama Administration corruption. Tennessee’s Fourth District representative issued the following statement: “The story is the same as it has been since Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton fair and square. Sore losers in Congress have been desperate to change the result. They already tried the Russia Hoax. Now it appears Democrats’ leading 2020 candidate, just like Hillary Clinton at the State Department, abused his position in the Obama Administration, and Nancy Pelosi is on the defensive..."
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., attended the first hearing of the House Armed Services Committee’s Future of Defense Task Force today. Committee Chairman Adam Smith (WA-09) and Ranking Member Mac Thornberry (TX-13) recently named Rep. DesJarlais (TN-04) to the bipartisan Task Force, which has a renewable three-month charter to investigate long-term Pentagon planning to counter Russian and Chinese military advancements.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., released the following statement describing his vote against House Resolution 625 that attempts to obscure former President Barack Obama's role in creating the humanitarian crisis in Syria and President Donald Trump's successful efforts to defeat ISIS and stabilize the country: "This week’s House resolution essentially blames Barack Obama’s failed foreign policy on Donald Trump, who has made major progress in Syria and elsewhere. Our former president called ISIS the 'J.V. squad' before it took over large portions of Iraq and Syria. He drew a 'red line,' which he refused to enforce, instead inviting to Russia to monitor Syrian dictator Bashar al Assad. President Obama’s 'reset' with Russia and nuclear deal with Iran, meanwhile, provided those countries with more flexibility and resources to expand in the Middle East...."
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced an impeachment inquiry into President Trump. Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., released the following statement: “Before and after last year’s midterm elections, a few of us predicted Democrat leadership would fall prey to their most strident members and move to impeach President Trump. Sadly, having accomplished nothing but fruitless investigations in this Congress, Speaker Pelosi has allowed this radical element to dictate another partisan investigation..."
CLEVELAND -- Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Courtney Rogers and Ed Harries, executive director of the Tennessee State Veterans’ Home Board, were joined by federal, state and local partners Wednesday as they broke ground on the new Bradley County Tennessee State Veterans’ Home in Cleveland. U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, State Senator Mike Bell, State Senator Todd Gardenhire, State Rep. Dan Howell, State Rep. Mark Hall, Bradley County Mayor Gary Davis, Cleveland Mayor Kevin Brooks, Many-Bears Grinder, former Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Veterans Services, staff from the Bradley County Veteran Services Office and community members participated in the groundbreaking celebration.
FAYETTEVILLE -- U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, who represents Tennessee’s 4th District in Congress, was in Fayetteville recently, visiting with community leaders during a luncheon hosted by American Development Corp. and with education officials at Lincoln County High School as he toured the district.
BRADLEY COUNTY VETERANS HOME GROUND-BREAKING AN "HISTORIC MOMENT" SAYS ATTENDEE REP. SCOTT DESJARLAISPress Release | Veterans, Health Care, National Security
CLEVELAND, TENN. – Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., calling it an “historic moment” in Cleveland, Bradley County, spoke at the ground-breaking of the new Bradley County Tennessee State Veterans Home today. The modern facility, scheduled for completion in approximately two years, has been sixteen years in the making. It will house more than 100 veterans in need of long-term care.
HUNTSVILLE -- NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine was joined Friday by U.S. Representatives Mo Brooks and Robert Aderholt of Alabama and Scott DesJarlais of Tennessee at the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, to announce the center’s new role leading the agency’s Human Landing System Program for its return to the Moon by 2024.
BIG-SPENDING BUDGET DEAL A LOST OPPORTUNITY TO SOLVE DEFICITS AND DEBT, SAYS REP. DESJARLAIS, VOTES “NO” IN CONGRESSPress Release |
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., a House Freedom Caucus member, rejected the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019, voting against the bill in the House of Representatives. He issued the following statement: “The federal government’s first responsibility is national defense. The bill continues our country’s rebuilding of the military under President Trump, but like past agreements to lift budget caps, which successfully reduced federal spending levels, it incorporates the misguided notion that discretionary domestic spending must also rise..."