Scott DesJarlais

Scott DesJarlais

TENNESSEE's 4th DISTRICT

AMY DENNIS JOINS REP. SCOTT DESJARLAIS' WINCHESTER OFFICE AS NEW FIELD REPRESENTATIVE

2017/10/12

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., has hired Amy Dennis, a Fourth District native with years of experience as a legal assistant, to serve as his Field Representative in Winchester.

    Her area of responsibility includes Lincoln, Franklin, Warren, Moore and Marion Counties. “Amy cares about her community, has spent her career assisting her neighbors, and has the skills and understanding to deal with often confusing federal agencies,” said Rep. DesJarlais (TN-04).

    “She knows the area well and will slip right into Isiah’s former role.” Isiah Robinson, the Congressman’s previous Field Representative in Winchester, departed for law school. Ms. Dennis will also be based in Winchester at 200 South Jefferson Street, Suite 311, in the federal building.

    Constituents requiring assistance should call (931) 962-3180 to ask a question or schedule a meeting by appointment only.

    Ms. Dennis is a graduate of Lincoln County High School and Motlow Community College in Tennessee’s Fourth District. “I’m a proud Tennessean and look forward to helping my fellow Volunteers obtain their veterans, Social Security, and other benefits,”  she said.

    “I also look forward to discussing important issues and appreciate this opportunity Rep. DesJarlais has given me to serve the public.”

    Rep. DesJarlais has additional field offices in Murfreesboro, Columbia, and Cleveland. Click here for more information.

 

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REP. SCOTT DESJARLAIS SUPPORTS PRESIDENT'S EXECUTIVE ORDER TO INCREASE HEALTH CARE CHOICE AND AFFORDABILITY FOR OBAMACARE VICTIMS

2017/10/12

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., released the following statement in support of President Donald Trump’s most recent executive order. Today’s order directs Departments of the Treasury, Labor and Health & Human Services to foster Association Health Plans for businesses and their employees, limited-term plans for Americans in need of temporary health insurance, and employer-based Health Reimbursement Arrangements similar to health savings accounts: 

“Since its inception, Obamacare has failed America’s middle class, bearing the brunt of increased health care costs, fewer insurance options and a decline in the quality of medical care, as doctors and facilities disappear, particularly in rural districts like mine. Because of excessive taxes and regulations, employers are dropping coverage. At the same time, insurers have fled state exchanges, and millions remain uninsured.

“More federal interference, such as single-payer, is the wrong answer. Giving workers, families and small businesses more choice and flexibility is the right one. The President’s order should help Tennesseans negotiate better prices, find inexpensive, short-term insurance, if necessary, and take advantage of tax-free accounts to purchase better health care. But ultimately, Congress must pass free-market reforms Republicans have advocated for years. The Senate must act.”

Rep. DesJarlais (TN-04) is a member of the House Freedom Caucus and GOP Doctors Caucus, who has voted to repeal Obamacare and replace it with a variety of consumer-centric solutions, such as Association Health Plans, interstate insurance markets, health savings accounts, and generic drug reform.

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TENNESSEE’S FOURTH DISTRICT CELEBRATES LATEST EMPLOYER GROUNDBREAKING

2017/09/21

DAYTON, TN – Continuing its winning streak, Tennessee’s Fourth District today celebrated the groundbreaking of the latest manufacturer to locate a large facility – and hundreds of jobs – in the region. Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., was present at the ceremony in Dayton, Rhea County, for Finnish company Nokian Tyres.

    The company’s $360 million investment follows another multi-million dollar investment in nearby Bledsoe County by a textile company, signaling a resurgence of American manufacturing, said Rep. DesJarlais (TN-04). His tour of local industry has crisscrossed the district. “Republicans in Congress and the President are working together to eliminate harmful taxes and regulations that impede job creation and economic growth,” he said.

     “Tennessee, where taxes and regulations are low, and Tennesseans are especially diligent and hardworking, is providing an example to the rest of the country. Our state is also leading a return to technical education to help students and experienced workers learn new skills and find employment.”

    Rutherford County in the Fourth District is one of the fastest growing in the United States. Rhea County’s economy is advancing. “I’m confident more employers like Nokian will come to appreciate the business-friendly environment and capable, eager workforce here,” said Rep. DesJarlais.

    Last month, he visited HYLA Mobile, a new high-tech employer in LaVergne, which will hire an estimated 225 Tennesseans. Rep. DesJarlais recently voted to simplify federal grants for state technical education programs, as well as permits for energy and other infrastructure projects.

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REP. DESJARLAIS STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT TRUMP'S UN SPEECH

2017/09/19

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Scott DesJarlais, M.D (TN-04) released the following statement on the President's United Nations speech today:

"I'm heartened to see President Trump reasserting American values and strength. The days of apologizing for our country's greatness and leading role in the world are over. The United States will protect itself and our allies and hold the United Nations to the same promise."

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REP. SCOTT DESJARLAIS VOTES TO REMOVE MS-13 MEMBERS, TRANSNATIONAL GANGSTERS IN U.S.

2017/09/14

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed the Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act (H.R. 3697). Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., voted for the legislation to bar foreign nationals with gang ties from entering the United States and to speed deportation of illegal alien gang members.

            The bill would ensure no suspected or confirmed gang member receive refugee or special immigration status to enter the U.S.  It would make membership in a gang, as designated by the Department of Homeland Security, a deportable offense.

            Currently, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) must wait for a criminal conviction to deport a foreign gang member. “The primary duty of the federal government is to keep our citizens safe,” said Rep. DesJarlais (TN-04). “In order to protect Americans from violent foreign gang members, we must provide ICE with the tools they need to detain and remove them.

            “We cannot tolerate foreign nationals victimizing and intimidating innocent Americans.”

            In the fiscal year 2017, the Trump Administration has deported more criminal gang members than in all of the previous fiscal year. President Trump is targeting the especially violent Central American gang MS-13 with thousands of members across the country.  

            Earlier this year, Rep. DesJarlais voted for Kate’s Law to increase penalties on deported illegal aliens who return to the U.S. and to defund sanctuary cities that harbor illegal aliens. He condemned Nashville’s proposed sanctuary city law, which failed in his home state. “Sanctuary cities encourage illegal immigration, narcotics trafficking, as well as deadly gangs that smuggle drugs and human beings,” he said.  

            “House Republicans and the President are keeping our promises. It’s time for the Senate to pass overdue legislation to keep Americans safe.”

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REP. SCOTT DESJARLAIS INVESTIGATES NAVY ACCIDENTS AMID MILITARY READINESS CRISIS

2017/09/08

WASHINGTON, D.C. – At a House Armed Services Committee hearing today, Navy admirals described a dire picture of military readiness to Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., and other committee members.

    Last month, ten sailors lost their lives, when the USS John McCain collided with a merchant vessel in the Pacific, just weeks after a similar collision involving the USS Fitzgerald, which claimed the lives of seven sailors. This summer, 42 service members died in on-duty accidents, one in Mississippi near Rep. DesJarlais’ home state of Tennessee.

    Fifteen Marines and a Navy sailor died in the aircraft crash in Mississippi. Investigations into specific causes of recent fatalities are ongoing. However, defense experts at today’s hearing underscored the increasing strain on sailors and ships, as a result of expanding global missions and a depleted force.

   To address the danger, Rep. DesJarlais (TN-04) voted to increase troop numbers, their pay, benefits, training and equipment in a defense funding bill that passed the House of Representatives in July. The bill awaits action in the Senate.

    “The USS McCain and USS Fitzgerald accidents are more warning signs that our military readiness crisis is deepening,” said the Congressman. “It is imperative we learn from our mistakes and provide our fighting men and women with all the resources they need to defend our country and to ensure they return home safely to their families”.

    Troops are now more likely to die in “peacetime” accidents than in combat. Rep. DesJarlais is member of the Subcommittees on Readiness, as well as Seapower and Projection Forces, working on rebuilding the military after heavy cuts under the previous administration. North Korea, China, Iran, ISIS and other U.S. adversaries grew more assertive, he explained. “Our job in Congress is to protect our military members, so they can protect us abroad.” 

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Rep. Scott DesJarlais Investigates Navy Accidents Amid Military Readiness Crisis

2017/09/08

At a House Armed Services Committee hearing, Navy admirals described a dire picture of military readiness to Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., and other committee members.

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DesJarlais warns U.S. military readiness "crisis is deepening"

2017/09/07

NASHVILLE - U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn., warned Thursday that the deaths of 17 U.S. service members in two recent Navy ship collisions represent "more warning signs that our military readiness crisis is deepening."

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Rep. Scott DesJarlais supports President Trump’s DACA decision

2017/09/06

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., who represents Tennessee’s Fourth District in Congress, released the following statement, supporting President Donald Trump’s decision to phase-out Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, an Obama-era executive order that expanded work permits and other benefits to almost a million illegal immigrants, encouraging more illegal immigration across the southern border:

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REP. SCOTT DESJARLAIS SUPPORTS PRESIDENT TRUMP’S DACA DECISION

2017/09/05

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., who represents Tennessee’s Fourth District in Congress, released the following statement, supporting President Donald Trump’s decision to phase-out Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, an Obama-era executive order that expanded work permits and other benefits to almost a million illegal immigrants, encouraging more illegal immigration across the southern border:

“Any solution to illegal immigration must include border security and domestic law enforcement, and Congress must write the law. For that reason, federal courts struck down the former president’s unconstitutional orders, and I support Kate’s Law, defunding sanctuary cities, a border wall, and a legal, merit-based immigration system that works better for American citizens, workers and taxpayers. Our focus should be Americans out of work, underpaid, or concerned for their safety, because of unfettered  illegal immigration and related border crime.”

Rep. DesJarlais recently voted for Kate’s Law to strengthen penalties on deported aliens who return to the U.S. and for the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act, which would deny federal funds to cities like San Francisco, where the local government refuses to cooperate with immigration authorities. He also voted to fully fund the President’s request for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, another bill awaiting action in the Senate. 

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Preparing for the Next Farm Bill

2017-09-11 16:51:10


Rep. DesJarlais Questions Opioid Prescription Practices, Criminal Distribution at House Hearing

2017-07-26 21:11:11


HOUSE ARMED SERVICES MEMBER REP. SCOTT DESJARLAIS LEADS DEFENSE BILL PASSAGE

2017-07-14 15:57:58


The Importance of Technical Education

2017-06-23 15:00:41


Defense Sec, Rep. DesJarlais Discuss Tennessee Advanced Research at House Armed Services Hearing

2017-06-13 15:27:09


Honoring Tennessee Law Enforcement Heroes

2017-05-18 16:29:38


Rep. DesJarlais Supports Rural Tennesseans

2017-05-17 19:21:42


Rep. DesJarlais pays tribute to General Gus Hargett

2017-03-29 17:16:34


Rep. Scott DesJarlais questions President & CEO of U.S. Meat Export Federation

2017-03-01 15:53:16


Rep. Scott DesJarlais Reacts to President Donald Trump's First Address to Congress

2017-03-01 12:49:56


"The Trump Caucus" Visits White House

2017-02-16 19:27:13


Rep. DesJarlais meets with President Trump at the White House

2017-02-16 18:21:08


Colonel Byron Deel Retires from Tennessee National Guard

2017-02-07 21:29:54


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


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.


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