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Mar 27, 2019
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THE SHELBYVILLE TIMES-GAZETTE: Equine bill reintroduced by DesJarlais

In The News | The Economy, Agriculture

SHELBYVILLE, TN -- As in the past, two competing bills have been introduced in Congress concerning the Horse Protection Act and the Tennessee Walking Horse industry. U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, whose district includes Bedford County, has reintroduced H.R. 1157, which DesJarlais told the Walking Horse Report would make the horse inspection process less subjective and rely more on science-based techniques.

Mar 27, 2019
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THE DAILY SIGNAL: These 3 Doctors in Congress Diagnose the Problems With Medicare for All

In The News | The Economy, Health Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Daily Signal spoke with three medical doctors who are serving in the U.S. House—Reps. Scott DesJarlais, Paul Gosar, and Andy Harris—to talk about Medicare for All and their solutions for a patient-centered alternative. Listen to the podcast or read the transcript below.

Mar 27, 2019
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Oped at The Federalist: Trump Is Right... Our Border Is In Crisis, And Congress Is Ignoring It

In The News | Border & Immigration Enforcement, Health Care, The Constitution & Federal Oversight, National Security

Since the National Emergencies Act became law in 1976, U.S. presidents have declared more than 50 emergencies. More than 30 are ongoing. In the past, presidents of both parties have used their emergency powers to reallocate federal funds, reassign government employees, and build infrastructure to protect Americans from terrorist attacks, weapons of mass destruction, and drug cartels.

Mar 5, 2019
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GOP Doctors Caucus Applauds Trump Administration Rebate Proposal

Press Release | The Economy, Health Care, The Constitution & Federal Oversight

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Reps. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN), Buddy Carter (R-GA), Andy Harris, M.D. (R-MD), Ralph Abraham, M.D. (R-LA), Larry Bucshon, M.D. (R-IN), Scott DesJarlais, M.D. (R-TN), Neal Dunn, M.D. (R- FL), John Joyce, M.D. (R-PA) released the following statements after sending a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) applauding the agency’s proposed rule to limit the use of rebates: “When we talk about patient-centered health care, this is what we mean: a rebate system in which patients themselves, not pharmacy benefit managers, receive rebates that lower their prescription costs,” said DesJarlais. “This change will also increase efficiency in the Medicare Part D program, saving taxpayers money..."

Mar 1, 2019
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U.S. HOUSE MEMBERS JULIA Brownley and SCOTT DesJarlais RE-Launch Congressional Range and Testing Center Caucus

Press Release | Veterans, The Economy, Education, Energy & Infrastructure, National Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) and Congressman Scott DesJarlais (R-TN) announced the formation of the Congressional Range and Testing Center Caucus (CRTCC). The bipartisan representatives, who represent large military communities in their districts, will serve as co-chairs of the forum to educate fellow Members of Congress about Department of Defense range and testing facilities, such as Naval Base Ventura County in California and Arnold Air Force Base in Tennessee.

Feb 19, 2019
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THE TENNESSEE STAR: Scott DesJarlais Introduces Bill to Fund Defense, Reduce Non-Essential Federal Spending

In The News | The Economy, Border & Immigration Enforcement, National Security

NASHVILLE, TN -- The Preventing Future Shutdowns Act (H.R. 1124) would enact automatic appropriations at reduced spending levels in the event of a lapse. To continue normal operations, national security-related departments would receive 100 percent of previously approved funding. Other departments would see a 5 percent reduction from previously enacted levels. Only discretionary funding would be affected, according to the press release.

Feb 19, 2019
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“PREVENTING FUTURE SHUTDOWNS ACT” WOULD PENALIZE BAD-FAITH SPENDING NEGOTIATIONS

Press Release | The Economy, The Constitution & Federal Oversight

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Scott DesJarlais, a conservative member of the House Freedom Caucus, has introduced legislation to continue federal operations at reduced spending levels in the event of lapsed appropriations. House and Senate negotiators are currently attempting to craft a Homeland Security funding bill that improves border security and avoids another a partial government shutdown on Friday. If negotiations fail, it would be the second partial shutdown in a month. Rep. DesJarlais (TN-04) supports building additional physical barriers on the U.S.-Mexico border to deter illegal immigration, drugs and gang crime. He said his legislation would pressure negotiators to fulfill promises both parties have made for decades. “Bad deals to end shutdowns have typically resulted in even higher levels of wasteful spending, while the border problem has become worse and worse. In Washington, supporters of the failing status quo get everything they want, while in Tennessee, my constituents continue to demand safe borders and spending discipline.

Feb 19, 2019
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REP. SCOTT DESJARLAIS SUPPORTS PRESIDENT'S EMERGENCY DECLARATION TO ADDRESS CARTEL VIOLENCE, DRUG TRAFFICKING, MIGRANT CARAVANS AND MASS ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION ACROSS U.S.-MEXICO BORDER

Press Release | The Economy, Border & Immigration Enforcement, Health Care, The Constitution & Federal Oversight, National Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Scott DesJarlais (TN-04) issued the following statement in support of President Trump’s decision to declare a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border, where international cartels are smuggling drugs and human beings into the United States, and large numbers foreign nationals are illegally crossing into the country: "“Sophisticated international cartels, some of the most dangerous criminal and terrorist organizations in the world, are operating just across the border from the United States in Mexico. They partner with foreign adversaries, including Cuba, Venezuela, Iran and China, and smuggle drugs as well as human beings into our neighborhoods, including in my home state of Tennessee..."

Feb 6, 2019
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PRESIDENT TRUMP'S STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS CLARIFIES BORDER CRISIS, SAYS REP. SCOTT DESJARLAIS

Press Release | The Economy, Border & Immigration Enforcement, Energy & Infrastructure, Health Care, The Constitution & Federal Oversight, National Security

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
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REP. SCOTT DESJARLAIS RESPONDS TO PRESIDENT TRUMP’S DECISION TO WITHDRAW FROM NUCLEAR TREATY ADVANTAGEOUS TO RUSSIA

Press Release | National Security

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.”

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