WASHINGTON, D.C. – A package of bills to expedite veterans’ benefits and medical treatment passed the House of Representatives today. Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., voted for the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act, for instance, to speed appeals of veterans’ disability claims.
WASHINGTON, DC – This week, law enforcement officers from Tennessee and across the country descended on Washington, D.C., to discuss crime and safety issues with their elected representatives, as well as to honor those who lost their lives in the line of duty.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., got his first chance to question new Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue at a hearing of the House Agriculture Committee today. Entitled “State of the Rural Economy,” the hearing addressed subjects from trade deals to crop insurance and food safety that affect Tennessee producers and consumers.
CLEVELAND, TN – Congressman Scott DesJarlais’ week-long tour of jobs and infrastructure projects in Tennessee’s Fourth District culminated today at the dedication of the Mayor Tom Rowland Interchange.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congressman Scott DesJarlais praised the work of his colleagues on the House Freedom Caucus to improve the American Health Care Act, which will lower Tennesseans’ health insurance costs, thanks to state waivers the group secured during tough negotiations. He voted for the bill today.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, after voting against the Consolidated Appropriations Act (H.R. 244), a bill to fund the federal government until the end of September, Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., issued the following statement:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., a member of the House Freedom Caucus and GOP Doctors Caucus, has announced his support for the American Health Care Act, Republicans’ Obamacare repeal-and-replace legislation, now including waivers for states to opt out of expensive federal regulations, driving up the cost of health insurance in Tennessee:
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.
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.
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.