Scott DesJarlais

Scott DesJarlais

TENNESSEE's 4th DISTRICT

Remains of U.S. soldiers killed in Mexican-American War come home after 170 years

2016/09/29

Rep. DesJarlais made the following statement, “After working for several years with the State Department and our U.S. consulate in Monterrey, Mexico, I was pleased to learn that the remains of these U.S. soldiers will finally be returned to American soil

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MTSU Forensic Institute helps bring remains of Mexican-American War soldiers home

2016/09/29

Rep. DesJarlais was quoted, “This joint effort embodies the longstanding commitment to our men and women in uniform that the United States does not leave our fallen soldiers behind.”

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Remains of possible Tennessee soldiers returned to U.S. after almost 170 years

2016/09/29

Rep. DesJarlais, Senator Alexander, Rep. Cooper, and Senator Corker were credited for their effort to bring the remains back to the United State and finally to Tennessee

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Remains of 11 American soldiers coming home after 170 years

2016/09/28

Rep. DesJarlais made the following statement, "I applaud the diligent work and dedication of our State Department and military personnel who have worked tirelessly over the years to secure the return of these remains.”

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Remains of Mexican-American War dead being returned

2016/09/28

Rep. DesJarlais’ 2013 letter to the then-Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was referenced in the repatriation process of American Soldiers. 

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Honor Flight recognizes local’s efforts

2016/09/27

Last week, Rep. DesJarlais was among several officials who greeted the veterans from the Honor Flight of Middle Tennessee.

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Rep. DesJarlais on the Return of American Soldier's Remains from the 1846 Battle of Monterey

2016/09/26

Washington, D.C. – Last year, Representative Scott DesJarlais (R-TN-04), introduced a resolution urging the Government of Mexico and the Mexican Secretariat of Foreign Affairs to expedite the release of identified remains of 11 American Soldiers who fought in the battle of Monterey in 1846.

170 years ago, Brigadier General Zachary Taylor led a 6,000 man military force composed largely of Tennessee Volunteers and Texas Rangers to capture the town of Monterrey. During this battle the United States suffered 120 casualties, 368 were wounded and 43 were reported missing.

According to Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology, the uncovered remains of the 11 U.S. soldiers were found at a construction site near the Texan border. The remains were identified as American soldiers who died in combat after an examination of the buttons sewn into their uniforms as well as two U.S. half-dollar coins excavated in the area.

“After working for several years with the State Department and our U.S. consulate in Monterrey, Mexico, I was pleased to learn that the remains of these U.S. soldiers will finally be returned to American soil. I applaud the diligent work and dedication of our State Department and military personnel who have worked tirelessly over the years to secure the return of these remains. This joint effort embodies the longstanding commitment to our men and women in uniform that the United States does not leave our fallen soldiers behind.” 

The United States Army’s Armed Forces Medical Examiner announced that the remains of these soldiers will leave Mexico on September 28th, 2016 for Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Delaware.

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Sasse Joins Bipartisan, Bicameral Letter to HHS Secretary Opposing Proposed Title X Rule

2016/09/26

Rep. DesJarlais signed a bicameral bipartisan letter opposing HHS Rule to prop up Planned Parenthood. The letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell expressed strong opposition to HHS’s proposed rule that could prevent states from blocking federal dollars for family planning services to abortion providers like Planned Parenthood.

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Tennessee Members Introduce Bill To Name The Nashville Federal Courthouse In Honor Of Fred Thompson

2016/09/23

Rep. DesJarlais’ statement on Fred Thompson, “From working as a young attorney highlighting corruption in the White House and Tennessee’s governor’s mansion, to being a familiar face on movies and television, to serving our state as a United States Senator, Fred Thompson will always be known as a favorite son of Tennessee.  His service will be a part of the rich history of our state, and I am happy to join my colleagues in supporting this initiative.” 

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Finally, something that unites Congress: Outrageous corporate behavior

2016/09/23

Rep. DesJarlais was baffled by the 500% increase of EpiPen and asked Mylan CEO if she had a guilty conscience about any of it. 

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OGR: Rep. DesJarlais Reviewing the Rising Price of EpiPens

2016-09-21 21:07:39


Obamacare Checkup: From Premium Increases to Failing Co-Ops

2016-07-13 19:57:46


OGR: Religious Liberty and The First Amendment Defense Act

2016-07-12 16:55:37


OGR: Hearing with FBI Director James Comey

2016-07-07 17:57:54


Iran Nuclear Deal: Implementation and its Consequences

2016-05-26 14:57:55


Congressman DesJarlais testifies before Ways and Means on Andrew P Carpenter Tax Act

2016-05-23 21:29:43


Fighting Back Against EPA's Federal Overreach on Waters of the US.

2016-05-18 16:52:38


Reforming the Food Stamp Program

2016-05-12 19:34:19


DesJarlais speaks on Cornbread Festival

2016-04-14 17:29:55


DesJarlais questions CMS administrator on failed CO-OPs and Obamacare

2016-02-25 20:15:17


DesJarlais questions USDA Secretary Vilsack on rural economy and WOTUS

2016-02-24 16:48:04


Rep. DesJarlais grills EPA Admin on WOTUS rule

2016-02-11 17:42:22


Rep. DesJarlais grills pharmaceutical company execs on drug price increases

2016-02-05 16:16:33


DesJarlais grills DHS/State Dept. officials on Refugee Resettlement Program

2015-12-17 16:17:30


DesJarlais Opposed to Bringing Syrian Refugees to U.S.

2015-11-17 14:40:34


DesJarlais questions APHIS Admin. on Walking Horse Inspection Practices

2015-09-16 17:30:07


Rep. DesJarlais Discusses Black Vultures at AG Committee

2015-07-22 15:07:19


Rep. Chuck Fleischmann honors victims of Chattanooga attack

2015-07-22 13:11:19


Rep. DesJarlais joins Lou Dobbs Tonight to discuss arming military personnel at military sites

2015-07-20 23:47:33


Rep. DesJarlais discusses the Enhancing Safety at Military Installations Act

2015-07-20 19:05:11


Contact Information

413 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-6831
Fax 202-226-5172
desjarlais.house.gov

Congressman Scott DesJarlais represents the Fourth Congressional District of Tennessee, which includes Marshall, Bedford, Rutherford, Moore, Lincoln, Franklin, Marion, Grundy, Sequatchie, Warren, Van Buren, Bledsoe, and Rhea counties. Also included are portions of Maury and Bradley counties.

As a resident of South Pittsburg, Tennessee, Scott ran for office because he wanted to bring common sense and hometown, conservative values to Congress. Throughout his first term in Congress, Scott built a proven track record of fighting for policies that that will return fiscal discipline and accountability to Washington, reduce the size of government and create and environment that will help to strengthen our nation’s economy and create jobs.

Scott earned degrees in Chemistry and Psychology from the University of South Dakota and went on to receive his Doctor of Medicine from the University of South Dakota School of Medicine. Scott moved to Tennessee almost two decades ago to practice medicine at the Grand View Medical Center in Jasper, TN.

As a doctor, Scott understands the importance of an efficient, well run health care system and believes that health care decisions need to be left to patients and their physicians – not bureaucrats in Washington. Rep. DesJarlais has been an outspoken advocate for the repeal of President Obama’s health care legislation.

Congressman DesJarlais serves on three committees that allow him to directly address and influence many issues  important to the Fourth District, as well as shape how the overall federal government functions.

Scott and his wife Amy, have three children: Tyler, Ryan and their little sister Maggie. The DesJarlais family are active members of the Epiphany Episcopal Church in Sherwood, Tennessee where Amy grew up.


Serving With

Phil Roe

TENNESSEE's 1st DISTRICT

John Duncan

TENNESSEE's 2nd DISTRICT

Chuck Fleischmann

TENNESSEE's 3rd DISTRICT

Diane Black

TENNESSEE's 6th DISTRICT

Marsha Blackburn

TENNESSEE's 7th DISTRICT

Stephen Fincher

TENNESSEE's 8th DISTRICT

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