Welcome to my blog! I hope to use this as another way to communicate with you about what is happening in Washington, D.C. and around the district.
I'd first like to say how pleased I am with the significant amount of work we've already been able to accomplish since being sworn in as a Member of the 112th Congress.
We need wholesale cuts across the board in almost every government agency, and we are really going to be working toward reducing waste, fraud and abuse in various agencies, said Scott DesJarlais, who held his first town hall meeting in southern Middle Tennessee in Lynnville Saturday.
When Scott DesJarlais heard that the American Medical Association was backing the Democratic health-care overhaul, he cut up his membership card. Now the Tennessee doctor can express his disdain for the law more directly by voting this week to repeal it.
on HealthcareMany of the doctor-legislators in DesJarlais Overhaul: Repeal, Don't Replaceoppose health lawIn The News |
Congressman Scott DesJarlais expects the House will resoundingly pass the repeal measure. But because its unlikely to clear the senate or a presidential veto, DesJarlais notes some are labeling it a political stunt.
'As the Democrats are well aware, the debate on health care has already been waged publicly for the last two years, with the American people sending a clear message on Election Day when they voted against Obamacare,' said U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, a Jasper physician who is one of 87 new House Republicans.
First there was the campaign. After the campaign and the election came the transition. After the transition from candidate to congressman-elect, there was just one more thing Scott DesJarlais had to do to make everything official.
Washington, D.C. –Congressman Scott DesJarlais (TN-04) delivered remarks on the House floor today during consideration of H.R. 2. The following are Congressman DesJarlais’ remarks as prepared for delivery:
Congressman Scott DesJarlais (TN-04) issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s State of the Union address:
“Tonight, President Obama laid out his blueprint for addressing the critical issues facing our country over the course of the upcoming year.
On Thursday, February 3, 2011 Congressman Scott DesJarlais (TN-04) attended the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C. with his wife, Amy. This yearly event, which is hosted by the United States Congress, is attended by roughly 3,500 guests from over 100 countries, including the President of the United States, the President’s Cabinet, Members of Congress, the U.S.
Congressman Scott DesJarlais (TN-04) delivered remarks on the House floor today paying tribute to President Ronald Reagan’s 100th birthday, which took place on Sunday, February 6, 2011.
“My colleagues have done an excellent job today in eloquently paying tribute to Ronald Reagan’s life and the many accomplishments he achieved throughout his presidency.