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U.S. Congressman Scott DesJarlais

Representing the 4th District of Tennessee

Press Releases

Feb
6
2018
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
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
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
9
2018
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
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.
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Dec
6
2017
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
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.
Nov
16
2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Middle-class tax cuts passed the House of Representatives today. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, in addition to lowering Tennesseans’ tax bills, includes major business incentives that will grow jobs, workers’ income and the U.S. economy, said Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., in a statement following his vote in support of the legislation.
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Nov
14
2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., a member of the House Armed Services Committee, voted today for the House-Senate Conference Report on the National Defense Authorization Act of 2018, a bipartisan, bicameral agreement to improve troop numbers, pay, training and equipment, after years of budget cuts.
Nov
1
2017
“I’m very saddened when these attacks occur. My prayers are with the victims and their families. Emergency personnel again ran toward danger. Most shocking is that our country continues to ignore threats of Islamic terror. Federal authorities were aware of the attacker’s terrorist connections, before he rammed his truck into a peaceful crowd. The Orlando and San Bernardino killers also displayed clear warning signs. But open-borders zealots and radical judges deny Americans our most basic right to security... "

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