Scott DesJarlais

Scott DesJarlais

TENNESSEE's 4th DISTRICT

After Chattanooga Attack, Congressmen DesJarlais and Cohen Introduce Bill to Help Servicemembers Protect Themselves

2015/07/20

Congressmen Scott DesJarlais, M.D. (TN-04) and Steve Cohen (TN-09) today introduced their bipartisan Enhancing Safety at Military Installations Act with the support of the entire Tennessee House Delegation. This legislation would require the Department of Defense to issue a directive permitting members of the Armed Forces who have received firearms training and are authorized to use firearms to carry military-issued firearms on bases and recruitment facilities.

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Rep. DesJarlais Introduces Legislation Allowing Military Personnel to Carry Weapons on Military Installations

2015/07/17

Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D. (TN-04) will introduce legislation on Monday that will allow military personnel who have received firearms training to carry firearms on military bases and United States military recruitment facilities.

Congressman DesJarlais released the following statement:

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Rep. DesJarlais Statement on Chattanooga Shooting

2015/07/16

Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D. (TN-04) released the following statement on the shooting in Chattanooga, TN:

“I am deeply saddened by the horrific actions that resulted in the loss of four Marines and one sailor in Chattanooga. My thoughts and prayers are with our Tennessee community and all those affected by this senseless act of violence. I have been in contact with local, state and federal officials and will continue to monitor any developments in the investigation.”

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Rep. DesJarlais Reacts to President Obama’s Iran Deal

2015/07/14

Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D. (TN-04) released the following statement following today’s announcement of the “Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action” nuclear deal with Iran:

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Rep. DesJarlais Statement on Voting Against 21st Century Cures Act

2015/07/10

Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D. (TN-04) released the following statement after voting against H.R. 6, the 21st Century Cures Act:

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Rep. DesJarlais Statement on Voting Against the Student Success Act

2015/07/08

Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D. (TN-04) released the following statement after voting against H.R. 5, The Student Success Act:

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Representative DesJarlais Introduces the Andrew P. Carpenter Tax

2015/07/01

Representative Scott DesJarlais (TN-04) has introduced H.R. 2874, the Andrew P. Carpenter Tax Act.

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DesJarlais Responds to SCOTUS Ruling Upholding Affordable Care Act Subsidies

2015/06/25

Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D. (TN-04) released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court of the United States’ decision in King v. Burwell upholding tax subsidies issued by federally run exchanges:

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DesJarlais Slams EPA Overreach on WOTUS Rule

2015/05/28

Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D. (TN-04) released the following statement in response to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers final “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule. This rule further obscures the original intent of the Clean Water Act (CWA) by significantly expanding waters subject to federal jurisdiction.

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Rep. Scott DesJarlais Presented With ACU Award for Conservative Achievement

2015/05/12

The American Conservative Union (ACU) Chairman Matt Schlapp today presented Rep. Scott DesJarlais with the ACU Award for Conservative Achievement based on his score of 89/100 as part of ACU’s Annual Rating of Congress.  The 2014 Rating of Congress grades members of Congress based on their votes on issues important to conservatives and have been a yearly occurrence since 1971.  The full guide is now available at www.conservative.org/ratings.

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Rep. DesJarlais Discusses Black Vultures at AG Committee

2015-07-22 15:04:54


Rep. Chuck Fleischmann honors victims of Chattanooga attack

2015-07-22 12:53:01


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

2015-07-20 23:45:00


Rep. DesJarlais discusses the Enhancing Safety at Military Installations Act

2015-07-20 19:01:13


DesJarlais discusses bill to allow military to carry firearms on military installations

2015-07-20 13:23:51


Rep. DesJarlais Introduces Bill to End "Gun-Free" Zones At Military Sites

2015-07-17 20:35:52


DesJarlais speaks on bill allowing military personnel to carry firearms on military installations

2015-07-17 18:59:48


DesJarlais on allowing military personnel to carry firearms on military installations

2015-07-17 16:36:49


Rep. DesJarlais Discusses Implications of Iran Nuclear Deal

2015-07-14 21:38:27


DesJarlais discusses the importance of trade to Agriculture in Tennessee

2015-03-18 16:54:17


Rep. DesJarlais discusses "waters of the U. S." proposed rule and its impact on rural America

2015-03-18 14:06:19


Rep. DesJarlais grills Obamacare CEO Kevin Counihan Part 2

2015-02-27 14:35:21


Rep. DesJarlais grills Obamacare CEO Kevin Counihan

2015-02-26 22:45:18


Rep. DesJarlais addresses concerns facing the Tennessee Walking Horse Industry and farmers

2015-02-11 22:02:25


Congressman DesJarlais Questions Obamacare Architect Jonathan Gruber

2014-12-09 20:13:45


Congressman DesJarlais Urges Colleagues to Oppose the President's $3.7 Request

2014-07-16 14:40:54


Rep. DesJarlais raises awareness of PTSD

2014-06-25 18:02:54


Rep. DesJarlais grills IRS Commissioner Koskinen on missing emails

2014-06-24 13:03:02


Rep. Scott DesJarlais honors Sgt. Haynes for service to our country

2014-06-20 13:29:46


Rep. DesJarlais questions oversight of insurance companies under ObamaCare

2014-06-18 21:25:23


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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