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Apr 16, 2018
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HOUSE TO VOTE TODAY ON REP. SCOTT DESJARLAIS’ POLK HOME HISTORIC PRESERVATION BILL

Press Release | Veterans, Energy & Infrastructure, The Constitution & Federal Oversight, Agriculture

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, the House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on Congressman Scott DesJarlais’ legislation to study the feasibility of placing the James K. Polk Home in Columbia, Tennessee, under National Park Service (NPS) protection.

Apr 11, 2018
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IN WASHINGTON, ARNOLD COMMUNITY COUNCIL AND REP. SCOTT DESJARLAIS FOCUS ON TENNESSEE AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE

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

The Arnold Air Force Base Community Council, a group of Tennessee Valley elected officials, military officers and business leaders, visited Congressman Scott DesJarlais in the capital yesterday to support national security programs and local economic development. Hypersonic research would help protect the U.S. against adversaries, Council President Bruce Shaw, a retired Air Force officer, said. “The effort would also employ more Tennesseans in high-tech jobs. Arnold Air Force Base is at the center of a nationwide network of military facilities and private companies on the cutting edge of science.”

Apr 10, 2018
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THE TIMES FREE PRESS: New Chickamauga lock will boost local economy

In The News | The Economy, Energy & Infrastructure

U.S. Reps. Chuck Fleischmann and Scott DesJarlais watched as crews worked to blast roughly 100,000 cubic yards of rock Monday morning to help anchor the new 110-foot-by-600-foot Chickamauga lock. The two East Tennessee Republican lawmakers were there touring the progress made on construction of the new lock, which will replace the smaller and crumbling existing lock along the Tennessee River.

Apr 10, 2018
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THE DAILY HERALD: Columbia talks, Washington listens during delegation visit

In The News | The Constitution & Federal Oversight

Do elected leaders in Washington care about what the folks back home think? When it comes to issues related to Columbia, the answer’s yes, according to a delegation from the city who visited the nation’s capital earlier this month.

Apr 10, 2018
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AT CHICKAMAUGA LOCK, REP. SCOTT DESJARLAIS RECEIVES PROGRESS REPORT FROM TVA, ARMY CORPS

Press Release | The Economy, Energy & Infrastructure

Today, Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., visited Chickamauga Lock to view construction of a replacement for the aging structure on the Tennessee River.

Mar 7, 2018
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ELIMINATING PENTAGON BUREAUCRACY, SPEEDING SUPPORT FOR TROOPS TOP REP. SCOTT DESJARLAIS' AGENDA AT MILITARY HEARING

Press Release | National Security

At a congressional hearing today, House Armed Services Committee (HASC) member Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., discussed saving taxpayer money at the Department of Defense and improving the military’s ability to quickly address threats. Army, Navy and Air Force acquisitions experts testified that adopting some commercial practices could achieve those goals.

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.

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