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U.S. Congressman Scott DesJarlais

Representing the 4th District of Tennessee

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Feb 6, 2018
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REP. SCOTT DESJARLAIS PRESSES COLLEAGUES FOR STRONGER MILITARY WITH CONSISTENT FUNDING

Press Release | The Constitution & Federal Oversight, National Security

He emphasized Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran, and the continuing danger of Islamic terrorism, urging the Senate to pass defense measures the House has approved numerous times. Senate rules allow a few members to block important votes. Last month, to preserve an Obama-era order granting amnesty to illegal aliens, Minority Leader Charles Schumer led an effort to shut down the government.

Jan 31, 2018
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REP. SCOTT DESJARLAIS RESPONDS TO PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP'S FIRST STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS

Press Release | The Economy, National Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union Address was a welcome return to a spirit of American optimism, said Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., who attended the speech in the nation’s capital last night. “Instead of resigning ourselves to a future of economic stagnation, the New Normal, as the previous administration called it, I believe we can look forward to healthy economic growth, more jobs and rising wages,” said Rep. DesJarlais (TN-04).

Jan 30, 2018
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REP. SCOTT DESJARLAIS URGES SENATE TO SUPPORT LATEST HOUSE-PASSED DEFENSE FUNDING BILL

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., a House Armed Services Committee member, voted for another defense funding bill today, putting pressure on the U.S. Senate to pass more funding for troops, training and equipment, and to deliver legislation to President Trump for signature.

Jan 23, 2018
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THE CLEVELAND BANNER: REP. SCOTT DESJARLAIS SUPPORTS MILITARY DURING "SCHUMER SHUTDOWN"

In The News | Veterans, The Economy, Border & Immigration Enforcement, The Constitution & Federal Oversight, National Security

U.S. Rep Scott DesJarlais (R-4th District) said Thursday if shutting down the U.S. government is down to a debate between keeping the military adequately funded or allowing illegal immigrants to remain in the country, the defense of the country is the paramount priority.

Jan 23, 2018
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OPED AT TOWNHALL: Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Already Paying Dividends

In The News | The Economy, Energy & Infrastructure, The Constitution & Federal Oversight, Agriculture

The American Dream: The idea that every citizen has a chance to succeed, if he or she works hard; that each generation will do better than the last; that freedom creates economic opportunity and progress.

Jan 9, 2018
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THE TENNESSEAN: Congress members want Trump to address opioid crisis, federal regulations, other issues while he's in Nashville

In The News | The Economy, Energy & Infrastructure, Agriculture

“Touring Tennessee farms, I often hear about federal overreach,” said DesJarlais, R-South Pittsburg, and a member of the House Agriculture Committee. “An egregious example was the Obama administration’s EPA rule that would have placed even rain puddles under federal control.”

Jan 9, 2018
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REP. SCOTT DESJARLAIS WELCOMES PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP TO TENNESSEE

Press Release | The Economy, Energy & Infrastructure, Agriculture

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, at Berry Airfield, home of the 118th Wing of the Air National Guard, Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., a member of the House Agriculture Committee, welcomed President Donald J. Trump to Tennessee, as the President deplaned from Air Force One. The President then spoke at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 99th Annual Convention in his first major speech since tax reform became law last month.

Jan 9, 2018
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HISTORIC TAX REFORM WILL CONTINUE GROWING ECONOMIC MOMENTUM, SAYS REP. SCOTT DESJARLAIS

Press Release | The Economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, legislation to reform the United States tax code for the first time in a generation, passed the House of Representatives today. Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., voted to lower tax rates, double the standard deduction for individuals and families to save Tennesseans time and money, and to help more local businesses succeed.

Dec 6, 2017
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ORIGINAL CO-SPONSOR REP. SCOTT DESJARLAIS VOTES FOR CONCEALED CARRY BILL TO ENHANCE SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS FOR TENNESSEANS

Press Release | The Constitution & Federal Oversight

WASHINGTON, D.C. — An original co-sponsor of the legislation, Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., voted today for the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, a bill that would allow any Tennessean licensed to carry a concealed handgun in his home state, to carry it in another where concealed-carry is also legal, as long that person follows local law.

Dec 6, 2017
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NAMED FOR VANDERBILT TERROR VICTIM, TAYLOR FORCE ACT RESTRICTS U.S. FOREIGN AID TO STOP PALESTINIAN MARTYRDOM PAYMENTS

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Army veteran Taylor Force served two tours of duty in Afghanistan and Iraq, before enrolling at Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management. In 2016, on a trip to study international business, the Texas native became the latest victim of Islamic extremism in Israel, where the Palestinian government pays terrorists to murder Americans and Israelis.

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