ELIMINATING PENTAGON BUREAUCRACY, SPEEDING SUPPORT FOR TROOPS TOP REP. SCOTT DESJARLAIS' AGENDA AT MILITARY HEARINGPress 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.
He emphasized Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran, and the continuing danger of Islamic terrorism, urging the Senate to pass defense measures the House has approved numerous times. Senate rules allow a few members to block important votes. Last month, to preserve an Obama-era order granting amnesty to illegal aliens, Minority Leader Charles Schumer led an effort to shut down the government.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union Address was a welcome return to a spirit of American optimism, said Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., who attended the speech in the nation’s capital last night. “Instead of resigning ourselves to a future of economic stagnation, the New Normal, as the previous administration called it, I believe we can look forward to healthy economic growth, more jobs and rising wages,” said Rep. DesJarlais (TN-04).
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., a House Armed Services Committee member, voted for another defense funding bill today, putting pressure on the U.S. Senate to pass more funding for troops, training and equipment, and to deliver legislation to President Trump for signature.
U.S. Rep Scott DesJarlais (R-4th District) said Thursday if shutting down the U.S. government is down to a debate between keeping the military adequately funded or allowing illegal immigrants to remain in the country, the defense of the country is the paramount priority.
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THE TENNESSEAN: Congress members want Trump to address opioid crisis, federal regulations, other issues while he's in NashvilleIn The News | The Economy, Energy & Infrastructure, Agriculture
“Touring Tennessee farms, I often hear about federal overreach,” said DesJarlais, R-South Pittsburg, and a member of the House Agriculture Committee. “An egregious example was the Obama administration’s EPA rule that would have placed even rain puddles under federal control.”
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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, legislation to reform the United States tax code for the first time in a generation, passed the House of Representatives today. Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., voted to lower tax rates, double the standard deduction for individuals and families to save Tennesseans time and money, and to help more local businesses succeed.
ORIGINAL CO-SPONSOR REP. SCOTT DESJARLAIS VOTES FOR CONCEALED CARRY BILL TO ENHANCE SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS FOR TENNESSEANSPress Release | The Constitution & Federal Oversight
WASHINGTON, D.C. — An original co-sponsor of the legislation, Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., voted today for the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, a bill that would allow any Tennessean licensed to carry a concealed handgun in his home state, to carry it in another where concealed-carry is also legal, as long that person follows local law.