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U.S. Congressman Scott DesJarlais

Representing the 4th District of Tennessee

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Jun 15, 2018
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ADDICTION TREATMENT AND LAW ENFORCEMENT FOCUS OF REP. SCOTT DESJARLAIS IN CONGRESS

Press Release | The Economy, Border & Immigration Enforcement, Health Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. – During a week in which the House of Representatives focused solely on solutions to the country’s opioid crisis, Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., voted to improve veterans’ addiction treatment, prevent childhood trauma and illness as a result of parental drug abuse, and to stop shipments of narcotic chemicals across U.S. borders, among other votes to help his home state of Tennessee conquer its drug epidemic.

May 24, 2018
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REP. SCOTT DESJARLAIS LEADS PASSAGE OF NUCLEAR SECURITY INITIATIVES IN 2019 NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION

Press Release | Veterans, The Economy, Energy & Infrastructure, National Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., today helped to fulfill a core responsibility of the federal government, voting for the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), setting national security policy at the Department of Defense and the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).

May 18, 2018
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WORK TO HELP TENNESSEE FARMERS, RANCHERS WILL CONTINUE DESPITE OBSTACLES, SAYS REP. SCOTT DESJARLAIS, VOTES “YES” TO 2018 FARM BILL

Press Release | The Economy, Education, Agriculture

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., a member of the House Agriculture Committee, voted for the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, legislation to set federal farm policy, today. However, the bill, which included reforms to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamps, failed to gain a majority of votes in the House of Representatives: “Many House members, our staffs, farmers and ranchers worked hard to improve federal farm policy, as well as the food stamp program, which makes up 80 percent of agriculture funding. I voted for today’s legislation, because it would have helped healthy, able-bodied adults to train and work in a growing economy, where an estimated 6 million available jobs await them. Those jobs require skilled workers, and the bill would have created more. Our work for them and taxpayers will continue. Our work for farmers and ranchers in the Fourth District will continue. The current farm bill contains important provisions, such as rural broadband development and education, pest control and an end to federal encroachment on farmlands, among others, that deserve our attention. Tennessee farmers and ranchers have mine.”

May 17, 2018
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REP. SCOTT DESJARLAIS VOTES FOR VA MISSION ACT TO IMPROVE VETERANS’ HEALTH CARE

Press Release | Veterans, Health Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., a member of the House Armed Services Committee, voted for the VA MISSION Act last night. The legislation, which passed the House of Representatives on a bipartisan basis and the Senate will now consider, would allow veterans to seek health care outside the Veterans Administration, if they face time, distance or other difficulties obtaining quality care within the VA system.

May 15, 2018
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WARREN COUNTY STUDENT WINS FOURTH DISTRICT CONGRESSIONAL ART COMPETITION

Press Release | Education

WINCHESTER, TN -- At Magnolia Hill Manor in Winchester this evening, Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., announced the winner of the 2018 Congressional Art Competition, Mary St. Clair’s “Colorless.” St. Clair’s piece will hang in the United States Capitol with winning pieces from congressional districts across the country. Second and third place went to artwork by Bradley County High School’s Kelly Maney and Warren County High School’s James Ward, respectively.

May 10, 2018
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HOUSE ARMED SERVICES MEMBER REP. SCOTT DESJARLAIS ADVANCES U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY IN 2019 DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., who represents the Aerospace and Defense Technology Corridor in Tennessee’s Fourth District, focused on nuclear security and advanced weapons development in the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which the House Armed Services Committee passed early this morning on a bipartisan basis. The latest NDAA sets national defense policy and is Rep. DesJarlais’ second since joining the Committee in the 115th Congress.

May 8, 2018
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REP. SCOTT DESJARLAIS SUPPORTS PRESIDENT TRUMP'S DECISION TO WITHDRAW FROM DANGEROUS IRANIAN NUCLEAR DEAL

Press Release | National Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., a member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement in support of President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), an Obama-era agreement among several nations to lift sanctions on Iran, in exchange for a pause of its nuclear weapons program: “The Iranian nuclear deal was a bad deal for the United States, which is why the Obama Administration bypassed the American people’s representatives in Congress to pursue it, never a formal treaty under our Constitution. In addition to clear constitutional problems the deal created, it released billions of dollars the Islamic regime is spending to fund its military, terrorism, and human catastrophes in Syria and also Iran, where democratic protesters experience daily political persecution and violence. Far from making the world a safer place, the agreement increased Iranian aggression in the region, sparked a nuclear arms race there, and sent a message of appeasement to threats such as North Korea.

May 7, 2018
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REP. SCOTT DESJARLAIS, STUDENTS, TEACHERS PARTNER TO PROMOTE TENNESSEE TECHNICAL EDUCATION

Press Release | The Economy, Education, Energy & Infrastructure

CLEVELAND, TN -- Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., visited major employer Wacker Chemical in Charleston, Bradley County, culminating a busy week in which the Republican representative also toured vocational programs supplying advanced manufacturers across Tennessee’s Fourth District with skilled employees. “It was a pleasure meeting the dedicated students at Warren County High School, Motlow Community College and the Tennessee College of Applied Technology, producing graduates who will find high-paying jobs in our state’s surging manufacturing sector,” said Rep. DesJarlais. “I’m thrilled so many Tennesseans are passionate about science and technology, have the knowledge to create exciting new products, and are having success in their chosen fields.”

Apr 23, 2018
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REP. SCOTT DESJARLAIS HELPS TO SECURE FED FUNDING FOR BRADLEY COUNTY VETERANS HOME

Press Release | Veterans, Health Care, National Security

CLEVELAND, TN -- The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded a State Veterans Home Grant to Tennessee, allowing construction of a new veterans home in Bradley County to move forward. The $26 million federal grant will complement existing funding from the state, local municipalities and private donors, who have been planning a home in Cleveland for years.

Apr 17, 2018
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HOUSE PASSES REP. SCOTT DESJARLAIS' BILL TO HELP PRESERVE JAMES K. POLK HOME IN COLUMBIA

Press Release | Veterans, The Economy, Education

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, the House of Representatives passed Congressman Scott DesJarlais’ bill to study the feasibility of placing the President James K. Polk Home and Museum in Columbia, Tennessee, under protection of the National Park Service. An Interior Department study would be a major step towards helping the charity that maintains the property to preserve and expand it.

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