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Feb
6
2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Scott DesJarlais (TN-04) attended the President’s State of the Union Address to Congress tonight. The member of the House Armed Services Committee, as well as the House Agriculture Committee, issued the following statement in support of conservative economic policies, stronger border security and other elements of Donald Trump’s speech: “More than 90 percent of the media coverage of President Trump is negative, despite our successful work to rejuvenate the economy, which has produced fantastic jobs reports recently. This State of the Union Address was an opportunity for him to address the American people directly, although millions, especially in Tennessee, are experiencing for themselves the power of conservative policies placing middle-class families and small businesses first..."
Feb
1
2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Scott DesJarlais (TN-04), a member of the House Armed Services Committee and the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, overseeing U.S. nuclear and other advanced weaponry programs, issued the following statement in support of President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF): "Withdrawing from the INF Treaty, another one-sided deal Donald Trump has promised to cancel, is a necessity at this point. Russia refuses to comply, and our military must have every means at its disposal to defend Americans from hostile foreign powers.”
Jan
31
2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Mac Thornberry (TX-13), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, today announced subcommittee assignments for the new 116th Congress. Congressman Scott DesJarlais (TN-04) will join the Subcommittees on Strategic Forces, as well as Intelligence, Emerging Threats and Capabilities. The former oversees nuclear weapons, missile defense and space programs. The latter oversees counter-terrorism, special operations, military intelligence and cyber issues, among others.
Jan
9
2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Scott DesJarlais issued the following statement supporting stronger border and immigration security, after the President’s Oval Office address to the nation last night: “Weak border security and bad laws are causing a humanitarian crisis at the southern border and in our local communities. Erecting more effective physical barriers would prevent drug and human smuggling into the U.S. We need more border agents and ICE officers, too, but Democrats oppose a wall, a fence and even ICE itself. But over ninety percent of heroin crosses into the U.S. from Mexico, killing Americans, and cartels and gangs are also smuggling women and children. Illegal immigration is overwhelming our court system..."
Jan
4
2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Scott DesJarlais, a physician from South Pittsburg, Tennessee, took his oath of office to represent his state’s Fourth District in Congress, promising to “support and defend the Constitution.” Rep. DesJarlais released the following statement: “It’s an honor to represent the people of Tennessee’s Fourth District in Congress, where I’m sworn to protect the United States and our Constitution. Without strong border security, both would be in jeopardy..."
Dec
13
2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. DesJarlais, a House Freedom Caucus member, was an outspoken proponent of changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as food stamps, which would help more Americans gain job training and employment in an economy where an estimated six million job openings outnumber unemployed.
Dec
7
2018
Congressman Scott DesJarlais: “On the one-year anniversary of President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a momentous event, I am proud to co-sponsor this resolution affirming our support for the United States’ strongest Middle East ally, a Jewish homeland, and the Israeli people. Although Congress authorized moving the U.S. embassy more than two decades ago, only our current President, fulfilling a promise other presidents have made but broken, had the courage to act. Anti-Semitism and terrorist threats must never deter us from standing up for our principles, including a free and independent Israel with Jerusalem as its capital. In fact, standing up for our principles and supporting our allies is essential to creating peace and stability in the region.”
Nov
1
2018
Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) has awarded Rep. Scott DesJarlais (TN-04) the NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence. The award is based on his votes in the 115th Congress on issues that are critical to manufacturing in the United States.
Sep
28
2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Scott DesJarlais (TN-04) voted today to make individual and small business tax cuts, centerpieces of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which became law last year, permanent. Legislation that also passed the U.S. House of Representatives this week would increase Americans’ ability to contribute to education, health and retirement savings plans, and small businesses’ ability to deduct start-up expenses.
Sep
25
2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, in a bipartisan vote, the U.S. House of Representatives passed Congressman Scott DesJarlais’ bill to designate the Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Facility at the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Alvin C. York Medical Center in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, as the “Sergeant John Toombs Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Facility.”

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