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REP. SCOTT DESJARLAIS WELCOMES PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP TO TENNESSEE

Jan 9, 2018
Press Release

REP. SCOTT DESJARLAIS WELCOMES PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP TO TENNESSEE

HOUSE AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE MEMBER APPLAUDS REMARKS TO FARMERS, RANCHERS AT FARM BUREAU CONVENTION IN NASHVILLE

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.

The speech took place at the Gaylord Opryland Convention Center. Rep. Desjarlais (TN-04) issued the following statement, thanking the President for lifting federal regulations harming farmers, ranchers and rural communities:

“After the Obama Administration’s record-setting regulatory regime, we needed a chief executive to rein in federal agencies and restore land rights to Tennesseans, who earn a living with their hands and feed America. Our rural Fourth District strongly supports the President’s efforts, in tandem with Congress, to lift the burden of bureaucracy and high taxation from farmers’ backs. Many family farms are small businesses that will benefit from tax cuts, dependable domestic energy and infrastructure improvements, including rural Internet. My constituents deserve the same chance to succeed as any American, as well as safety and security. As the President said, farmers settled America, expanded our frontiers, and as members of the military, have historically protected this country from harm. Today was an important reminder of their hard work and service.”

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