In order to help victims of the tornadoes, severe storms and flooding that devastated Tennessee and other Southeaster states this spring, Representative Scott DesJarlais (TN-04) cosponsored legislation that would provide temporary tax provisions and relief for families, businesses and local governments as they recover from these tragic storms.
Representative Scott DesJarlais (TN-04) issued the following statement to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) after the U.S.
Representative Scott DesJarlais (R-TN-04) and Representative Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN-03) have introduced a bill to rollback an unfunded mandate on local Tennessee counties. New standards put forth by the Federal Highway Administration would require Tennessee counties to update and replace road signs by 2015 and 2018.
On Tuesday, June 14, 2011 the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a hearing entitled "Achieving Transparency and Accountability in Federal Spending," as part of the committee's mission to bring genuine reform to the federal bureaucracy. The hearing included testimony by Earl Devaney, Chairman of the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board.
On Tuesday, June 14, 2011 Representative Scott DesJarlais (R-TN-04) sent a letter to U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Gary Gensler seeking clarification on the Commission’s swap dealer definition.
On Tuesday, May 31, 2011 the House of Representatives is expected to vote on H.R. 1954, a bill to raise federal government’s legal debt limit by $2.4 trillion without making a single spending cut.
On May 1, 2011, at the request of Governor Bill Haslam, President Obama issued a major disaster declaration for the state of Tennessee, triggering the release of Federal funds to help individuals and communities recover from the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and associated flooding which occurred on April 25-28, 2011.
On Thursday, May 05, 2011, Representative Scott DesJarlais (TN-04) voted in favor of final passage of H.R. 1230, the Restarting American Offshore Leasing Now Act.
Representative Scott DesJarlais (TN-04) released the following statement on the death of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden:
Today, the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), held its third field hearing to examine the important role of higher education and workforce training in the nation’s economy. The hearing was held at Columbia State Community College in Tennessee’s Fourth Congressional District, represented by Congressman Scott DesJarlais.