Scott DesJarlais

Scott DesJarlais

TENNESSEE's 4th DISTRICT

Murfreesboro man scores inauguration tickets at the last minute

2017/01/23

Rep. DesJarlais made the following statement, “Glad I could help this patriot from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, attend Donald J. Trump's Inauguration today. The real excitement is in the anticipation of all we're going to accomplish with a new President!”

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James Bennett column: Of course, schools should show history

2017/01/23

Rep. DesJarlais was one of the first congressmen to publicly support Trump during the Republican primary. He watched as Trump built momentum, secured the GOP nomination and defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton. "The energy and enthusiasm in the air in Washington and around the country is palpable," DesJarlais said. "Especially in Tennessee, we're excited for the next four years, even the next few weeks, as Donald Trump has proven himself a tireless advocate for the principles and policies that will Make America Great Again. He's a hardworking pragmatist, who will do his best to represent every one of us.

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Donald Trump Inauguration

2017/01/23

Rep. DesJarlais made the following statement, “I thought the inaugural speech delivered what Trump promised in the campaign. I think we’re on the right track and I’m anxious to get to work with him. I think Washington is going to be different. I thought a lot of people where shaking in their boots up there on the inaugural stand.”

 

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Senators And Representatives Respond To The Presidential Inauguration

2017/01/23

Rep. DesJarlais made the following statement, “The energy and enthusiasm in the air in Washington and around the country is palpable. Especially in Tennessee, we’re excited for the next four years, even the next few weeks, as Donald Trump has proven himself a tireless advocate for the principles and policies that will Make America Great Again. He’s a hardworking pragmatist, who will do his best to represent every one of us. In Congress, I’m looking forward to helping President Trump achieve goals we all share: a thriving economy and safe, secure nation.”

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'Hey hey, DesJarlais, don't repeal our ACA!'

2017/01/23

Wednesday morning a group of Rutherford County residents gathered outside Rep. Scott Desjarlais' Murfreesboro office, protesting his vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act. "I appreciate the protesters' concern for our fellow Tennesseans. I share their goal of more accessible, quality, affordable health care, the reason a large majority of my constituents want Republicans in Congress and the White House to repeal Obamacare. The unpopular law has failed Tennessee. Costs for consumers and taxpayers have risen dramatically, while the law has also cost many their incomes, jobs and benefits. I'm committed to replacing it with reforms that deliver better health care in a growing economy, where Tennesseans have more options than a government-run program."

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REP. SCOTT DESJARLAIS STATEMENT ON DONALD TRUMP INAUGURATION

2017/01/23

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., issued the following statement today, after attending the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as President of the United States:

“The energy and enthusiasm in the air in Washington and around the country is palpable. Especially in Tennessee, we’re excited for the next four years, even the next few weeks, as Donald Trump has proven himself a tireless advocate for the principles and policies that will Make America Great Again. He’s a hardworking pragmatist, who will do his best to represent every one of us. In Congress, I’m looking forward to helping President Trump achieve goals we all share: a thriving economy and safe, secure nation.”

Rep. DesJarlais (TN-04) has been hosting constituents from Tennessee in Washington, D.C., this week. He is a new member of the House Armed Services Committee and a returning member of the House Agriculture and Oversight Committees. He recently introduced the Tax Relief for Our Nation’s Heroes Act.  

 

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U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander against new rule on walking horses

2017/01/17

The Tennessee walking horse industry has made enormous strides to correct its training practices. Despite the one-sided story from opponents, industry professionals are making progress all the time, as fans expect them to. We want what's best for horses and a popular Tennessee tradition. But this latest midnight regulation could lead to its demise. I'm working with our state's delegation and the new Administration to protect the sport and also famed Tennessee walking horses.

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DesJarlais Introduces Tax Relief For Our Nation's Heroes Act

2017/01/17

Rep. DesJarlais has introduced the Tax Relief for Our Nation’s Heroes Act (H.R. 500). The bill would exempt student loan forgiveness from gross taxable income for families of U.S. veterans who lost their lives while on active duty, and for those with 100 percent service-connected disability. “The Tax Relief for our Nation’s Heroes Act is the least we could do for disabled vets and families of those who lost their lives in the line of duty,” said Rep. DesJarlais. “This bill in honor of Andrew Carpenter passed the House of Representatives in the 112th Congress and maintains broad, bipartisan support.”

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DesJarlais, Graves Among Those Voting To Begin Repeal Of Affordable Care Act

2017/01/17

Rep. DesJarlais was among those voting on Friday in the House of Representatives for a budget resolution "to begin Obamacare repeal." He said, “The President’s health care law has failed. Millions initially lost their private insurance plans. Millions more are losing them as state exchanges crumble and employers drop coverage. Premiums and deductibles have skyrocketed, while new taxes and regulations are destroying small businesses and jobs. Obamacare’s price tag is double what its supporters promised, yet 30 million will remain uninsured.

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A New Federal Ban Could Shake Up The World Of The Tennessee Walking Horse

2017/01/17

The Obama Administration is going out with a regulatory jab at the Tennessee Walking Horse. On Friday, the USDA released a batch of stricter rules to prevent a practice known as soring. Rep. DesJarlais has accused President Obama’s midnight rule an executive overreach. 

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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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