U.S. Congressman Scott DesJarlais

Representing the 4th District of Tennessee

Press Releases

Apr
5
2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  The Veterans Choice Program allows U.S. military veterans stuck on patient waiting lists, or who live far from VA facilities, to seek private care. Today, the House of Representatives passed a Senate bill (S. 544) to extend the program.

Apr
4
2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., a member of the House Armed Services Committee, voted last night to condemn North Korean aggression and to re-affirm the United States’ commitment to national security and that of its regional allies. 

Mar
31
2017

CLEVELAND, TN – Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., has announced the kickoff to his 2017 Congressional Art Competition. The U.S. House of Representatives sponsors the nationwide contest each spring.

Mar
17
2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The VA Accountability First Act of 2017 would streamline disciplinary procedures at the Veterans Administration, where federal employees collected performance bonuses, while patients died on secret waiting lists, a CNN investigation showed

Mar
9
2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Scott DesJarlais, M.D., a new member of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), voted to boost troops’ numbers, pay, training, and equipment in the 2017 Defense Appropriations bill that passed the House of Representatives by a wide margin today.

Mar
1
2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., a member of the House Armed Services and Agriculture Committees, released the following response to President Donald Trump’s first address to a joint session of Congress last night:

Feb
15
2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., voted to repeal a lame-duck Obama Administration rule limiting states’ ability to drug-test unemployment insurance recipients. He said the Department of Labor rule undermines Congress’ intent for federal unemployment assistance, to ensure those re-entering the workforce are “truly able and available for work.”

Feb
15
2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Agriculture Committee held its first hearing of the 115th Congress to investigate “The Rural Economic Outlook,” in order to develop solutions in the next major farm bill to falling commodity prices, which could force a wave of farm closures across the country.

Feb
15
2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  At a House Armed Services Committee (HASC) hearing today, terrorism experts described the enduring threat of al Qaeda and the Islamist organization’s desire for large-scale attacks on the United States.

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