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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.
NAMED FOR VANDERBILT TERROR VICTIM, TAYLOR FORCE ACT RESTRICTS U.S. FOREIGN AID TO STOP PALESTINIAN MARTYRDOM PAYMENTSPress Release | Veterans, The Constitution & Federal Oversight, National Security
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Army veteran Taylor Force served two tours of duty in Afghanistan and Iraq, before enrolling at Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management. In 2016, on a trip to study international business, the Texas native became the latest victim of Islamic extremism in Israel, where the Palestinian government pays terrorists to murder Americans and Israelis.
REP. SCOTT DESJARLAIS, HOUSE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE MEMBER, SHAPES NATIONAL DEFENSE BILL, MOVING TO WHITE HOUSE FOR SIGNATUREIn The News | National Security
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., a member of the House Armed Services Committee, responsible for drafting the annual NDAA, which sets military policy and spending levels, described today’s ceremony in the Capitol as a major step towards fulfilling his, and the Commander-in-Chief’s promise, to “Make America Strong Again.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Middle-class tax cuts passed the House of Representatives today. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, in addition to lowering Tennesseans’ tax bills, includes major business incentives that will grow jobs, workers’ income and the U.S. economy, said Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., in a statement following his vote in support of the legislation.
REP. SCOTT DESJARLAIS VOTES TO IMPROVE TROOP NUMBERS, PAY, TRAINING AND EQUIPMENT IN NATIONAL DEFENSE CONFERENCE REPORTPress Release | Veterans, National Security
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., a member of the House Armed Services Committee, voted today for the House-Senate Conference Report on the National Defense Authorization Act of 2018, a bipartisan, bicameral agreement to improve troop numbers, pay, training and equipment, after years of budget cuts.
“I’m very saddened when these attacks occur. My prayers are with the victims and their families. Emergency personnel again ran toward danger. Most shocking is that our country continues to ignore threats of Islamic terror. Federal authorities were aware of the attacker’s terrorist connections, before he rammed his truck into a peaceful crowd. The Orlando and San Bernardino killers also displayed clear warning signs. But open-borders zealots and radical judges deny Americans our most basic right to security... "