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U.S. Congressman Scott DesJarlais

Representing the 4th District of Tennessee

Press Releases

Jun
30
2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  At the U.S. southern border, illegal immigration is down sharply. Domestically, arrests of convicted criminal aliens are up 20 percent. This year, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agents have removed more foreign gang members than in all of 2016.

Jun
29
2017

WASHINGTON D.C. – By a wide bipartisan margin, the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) approved the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act late Wednesday. The legislation authorizes defense priorities and spending for the next fiscal year. Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., a member of the Committee, released the following statement after voting in support:

Jun
27
2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., released the following statement, after the Trump Administration’s announcement today it would withdraw the “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule.

Jun
26
2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Technical education and infrastructure are at the forefront of Republicans’ agenda in Congress and the White House.

Jun
22
2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – New policies to train and equip the United States military emerged in the first subcommittee hearings of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) this week.

Jun
13
2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative Scott DesJarlais, M.D., voted for the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 to improve employee accountability and protect whistleblowers at the VA. 

Jun
13
2017
Secretary of Defense James Mattis appeared before the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) to request budget certainty for the military and more funding for troops and equipment to combat global threats, including North Korea, Russia, and Islamic terrorism.
Jun
8
2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Today, Representative Scott DesJarlais, M.D., voted for the Financial CHOICE Act to end bailouts for big banks, strengthen public oversight of federal financial agencies and the Federal Reserve, and lift restrictions on consumer and small business lending, weighing on job and economic growth in Tennessee.   

May
24
2017

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.

May
18
2017

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.

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