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May 7, 2018
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REP. SCOTT DESJARLAIS, STUDENTS, TEACHERS PARTNER TO PROMOTE TENNESSEE TECHNICAL EDUCATION

Press Release | The Economy, Education, Energy & Infrastructure

CLEVELAND, TN -- Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., visited major employer Wacker Chemical in Charleston, Bradley County, culminating a busy week in which the Republican representative also toured vocational programs supplying advanced manufacturers across Tennessee’s Fourth District with skilled employees. “It was a pleasure meeting the dedicated students at Warren County High School, Motlow Community College and the Tennessee College of Applied Technology, producing graduates who will find high-paying jobs in our state’s surging manufacturing sector,” said Rep. DesJarlais. “I’m thrilled so many Tennesseans are passionate about science and technology, have the knowledge to create exciting new products, and are having success in their chosen fields.”

Apr 23, 2018
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REP. SCOTT DESJARLAIS HELPS TO SECURE FED FUNDING FOR BRADLEY COUNTY VETERANS HOME

Press Release | Veterans, Health Care, National Security

CLEVELAND, TN -- The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded a State Veterans Home Grant to Tennessee, allowing construction of a new veterans home in Bradley County to move forward. The $26 million federal grant will complement existing funding from the state, local municipalities and private donors, who have been planning a home in Cleveland for years.

Apr 17, 2018
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HOUSE PASSES REP. SCOTT DESJARLAIS' BILL TO HELP PRESERVE JAMES K. POLK HOME IN COLUMBIA

Press Release | Veterans, The Economy, Education

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, the House of Representatives passed Congressman Scott DesJarlais’ bill to study the feasibility of placing the President James K. Polk Home and Museum in Columbia, Tennessee, under protection of the National Park Service. An Interior Department study would be a major step towards helping the charity that maintains the property to preserve and expand it.

Apr 16, 2018
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HOUSE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE MEMBER REP. SCOTT DESJARLAIS ADDRESSES SYRIA STRIKES

Press Release | Veterans, National Security

“The President took necessary measures against dictator Bashar Assad, doing Russia and Iran’s dirty work in Syria. Their chemical weapons program and attacks on civilians are violations of international treaties and also our consciences. I will continue to work with President Trump, the Secretary of Defense and my partners in Congress to protect Americans and support our allies. Right now, Tennesseans are taking great risks to keep our country safe. I am grateful for their service.”

Apr 16, 2018
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HOUSE TO VOTE TODAY ON REP. SCOTT DESJARLAIS’ POLK HOME HISTORIC PRESERVATION BILL

Press Release | Veterans, Energy & Infrastructure, The Constitution & Federal Oversight, Agriculture

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, the House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on Congressman Scott DesJarlais’ legislation to study the feasibility of placing the James K. Polk Home in Columbia, Tennessee, under National Park Service (NPS) protection.

Apr 11, 2018
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IN WASHINGTON, ARNOLD COMMUNITY COUNCIL AND REP. SCOTT DESJARLAIS FOCUS ON TENNESSEE AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE

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

The Arnold Air Force Base Community Council, a group of Tennessee Valley elected officials, military officers and business leaders, visited Congressman Scott DesJarlais in the capital yesterday to support national security programs and local economic development. Hypersonic research would help protect the U.S. against adversaries, Council President Bruce Shaw, a retired Air Force officer, said. “The effort would also employ more Tennesseans in high-tech jobs. Arnold Air Force Base is at the center of a nationwide network of military facilities and private companies on the cutting edge of science.”

Apr 10, 2018
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THE TIMES FREE PRESS: New Chickamauga lock will boost local economy

In The News | The Economy, Energy & Infrastructure

U.S. Reps. Chuck Fleischmann and Scott DesJarlais watched as crews worked to blast roughly 100,000 cubic yards of rock Monday morning to help anchor the new 110-foot-by-600-foot Chickamauga lock. The two East Tennessee Republican lawmakers were there touring the progress made on construction of the new lock, which will replace the smaller and crumbling existing lock along the Tennessee River.

Apr 10, 2018
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THE DAILY HERALD: Columbia talks, Washington listens during delegation visit

In The News | The Constitution & Federal Oversight

Do elected leaders in Washington care about what the folks back home think? When it comes to issues related to Columbia, the answer’s yes, according to a delegation from the city who visited the nation’s capital earlier this month.

Apr 10, 2018
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AT CHICKAMAUGA LOCK, REP. SCOTT DESJARLAIS RECEIVES PROGRESS REPORT FROM TVA, ARMY CORPS

Press Release | The Economy, Energy & Infrastructure

Today, Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., visited Chickamauga Lock to view construction of a replacement for the aging structure on the Tennessee River.

Mar 7, 2018
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ELIMINATING PENTAGON BUREAUCRACY, SPEEDING SUPPORT FOR TROOPS TOP REP. SCOTT DESJARLAIS' AGENDA AT MILITARY HEARING

Press Release | National Security

At a congressional hearing today, House Armed Services Committee (HASC) member Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., discussed saving taxpayer money at the Department of Defense and improving the military’s ability to quickly address threats. Army, Navy and Air Force acquisitions experts testified that adopting some commercial practices could achieve those goals.

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