CONGRESSMAN SCOTT DESJARLAIS SUPPORTS PRESIDENT TRUMP’S IMMIGRATION PLAN
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., issued the following statement supporting President Trump’s plan to solve the border crisis and reform U.S. immigration laws, which the President presented at the White House today:
“The President’s plan is a well-thought-out, sensible one that would end the chaos at the border and across the United States, because of weak border security, bad laws and judicial decisions. As opposed to the random lottery we have right now, we need a merit-based immigration system that attracts high-skilled workers who will not displace American citizens or become a public burden, and to close legal loopholes incentivizing dangerous illegal immigration, including migrant caravans overwhelming our facilities. The status quo is unacceptable. There is a crisis. Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress know exactly what our country must do to fix it.”
LYNNE DAVIS JOINS REP. SCOTT DESJARLAIS' MURFREESBORO OFFICE AS FIELD REPRESENTATIVE
MURFREESBORO, TENN. – Lynne Davis, a lifelong resident of Rutherford and Bedford Counties, whose family has farmed the area for generations, has joined Congressman Scott DesJarlais’ Murfreesboro office as Field Representative to the two counties, he announced today.
Davis will help Tennesseans seeking social security, veterans benefits and other assistance from federal agencies to navigate often complex rules, as well as document their comments and concerns about local and national issues. Before joining Rep. DesJarlais’ staff, Davis was an award-winning realtor with her own small business. “Her history in Middle Tennessee and passion for our people and great state make Lynne a perfect addition to the team,” said Rep. DesJarlais (TN-04).
“She has experience serving clients and a strong desire to continue Tennessee’s amazing progress,” he said. “Everyone who meets her will instantly understand why we wanted Lynne to join our staff, working hard to improve Tennesseans’ lives.”
Rep. DesJarlais’ Murfreesboro office is located at 305 W. Main Street. Constituents with questions or requests should call (615) 896-1986 for assistance.
Today at his Winchester office, Rep. DesJarlais will award Congressional Commendations to Hannah Bailey, a McMinnville student who completed advanced outdoors training with the Boy Scouts and Girls Scouts and organized community service efforts. At Magnolia Hill Manor in Winchester, he will announce the winner of the 2019 Congressional Art Competition for high school students in Tennessee’s Fourth District.
During a congressional recess, Rep. DesJarlais has been touring the large district. Last week, he visited NHC Healthcare in Dunlap to congratulate staff for their Award for Excellence for improving rural health care.
REP. SCOTT DESJARLAIS ISSUES STATEMENT ON SPECIAL COUNSEL REPORT FINDING NO COLLUSION OR OBSTRUCTION
SOUTH PITTSBURG, TENN. – Congressman Scott DesJarlais (TN-04) issued the following statement today, after Attorney General William Barr released Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel report to the public:
“This investigation has been a political one from the start, which makes it all the more remarkable that a team of mostly Hillary Clinton supporters could produce no evidence for her claim that Donald Trump colluded with Russia to win the 2016 election. There was no obstruction. The truth about the President’s victory is that he and Republicans have a positive vision for our country’s future. Tennesseans want a growing economy, national security, and justice. We want to know more about the Clinton Campaign’s and the Obama Administration’s abuse of intelligence agencies to harm a political opponent. I’m working to make sure it never happens again.”
NATIONAL PARKS CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION AWARDS REP. SCOTT DESJARLAIS 2019 NATIONAL PARK HERITAGE AWARD FOR POLK HOME EFFORTS
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the National Parks Conservation Association awarded Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., its 2019 National Park Heritage Award for his work to preserve the James K. Polk Home and Museum in Columbia, Tennessee. His James K. Polk Presidential Home Study Act became part of the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act, which President Trump signed into law this year.
Rep. DesJarlais (TN-04), who represents the Columbia area in Congress, is working to make the Polk Home a unit of the National Park Service (NPS) to ensure the Tennessee landmark’s preservation. His legislation requires the Department of the Interior to study placing the Polk Home under NPS protection, a necessary step before it could receive its designation as a National Park. Currently, a non-profit organization maintains the museum and grounds with limited state assistance.
Rep. DesJarlais thanked Senators Marsha Blackburn and Lamar Alexander for their support. “James K. Polk was a President who kept his promises. Without him, the United States would not be the continental nation, spanning from coast to coast, that it is today,” he said. “In an age when too few are learning our history, taking the United States’ good fortune for granted, it is important to remember one of the great statesmen who made it possible.
“I hope more Tennesseans, as well as visitors from across the country, will learn about the important role Tennessee has played in U.S. history. It is a proud legacy that has helped our state to become an economic, political and cultural leader in the 21st Century. Columbia is a vibrant small town.”
Equine bill reintroduced by DesJarlais
Shelbyville, TN -- As in the past, two competing bills have been introduced in Congress concerning the Horse Protection Act and the Tennessee Walking Horse industry.
U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, whose district includes Bedford County, has reintroduced H.R. 1157, which DesJarlais told the Walking Horse Report would make the horse inspection process less subjective and rely more on science-based techniques.
"That's what my horse protection amendments would do," he said, in an interview with Sadie Fowler of the Walking Horse Report Thursday. "(They would) create a new organization including equine experts appointed by agriculture commissioners who know the industry best and could improve animal inspections."Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Few issues have animated conservatives as much as Obamacare. But there’s a new threat on the horizon. It’s called Medicare for All—and it would be a massive government takeover of your health care.
The Daily Signal spoke with three medical doctors who are serving in the U.S. House—Reps. Scott DesJarlais, Paul Gosar, and Andy Harris—to talk about Medicare for All and their solutions for a patient-centered alternative. Listen to the podcast or read the transcript below.Read More
Since the National Emergencies Act became law in 1976, U.S. presidents have declared more than 50 emergencies. More than 30 are ongoing. In the past, presidents of both parties have used their emergency powers to reallocate federal funds, reassign government employees, and build infrastructure to protect Americans from terrorist attacks, weapons of mass destruction, and drug cartels.
Our country has been in a continuous state of emergency for nearly four decades, not that Congress ever noticed. Not once has Congress reviewed a single declaration in a timely manner, as the law requires. Not a single time have members, who routinely vote to fund all sorts of unauthorized, constitutionally questionable federal programs, voted to terminate one of these declarations.
Congress originally granted presidents broad authority to declare emergencies undefined in legislation because emergencies are unpredictable by nature. As our Founders understood, the idea that Congress should forever deliberate over a possible military action could leave our country defenseless in the face of immediate danger.Read More
U.S. HOUSE MEMBERS JULIA Brownley and SCOTT DesJarlais RE-Launch Congressional Range and Testing Center Caucus
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) and Congressman Scott DesJarlais (R-TN) announced the formation of the Congressional Range and Testing Center Caucus (CRTCC). The bipartisan representatives, who represent large military communities in their districts, will serve as co-chairs of the forum to educate fellow Members of Congress about Department of Defense range and testing facilities, such as Naval Base Ventura County in California and Arnold Air Force Base in Tennessee.
They released the following statements about their common agenda in the current 116th Congress:
“As the proud representative of Naval Base Ventura County and the more than 19,000 personnel who work hard there every day to keep our nation safe and secure, I know how critical range and testing centers are to ensure our troops have the best technology available to help defend our country,” said Rep. Brownley. “I am looking forward to continuing to work with Congressman DesJarlais and other members of the Caucus to ensure our military has the resources needed to support our major range and test facility bases, which play a critical role in protecting the U.S. military’s technological advantages.”
“Tennessee’s Fourth District lies at the heart of the Aerospace and Defense Technology Corridor spanning several states. It includes public and private enterprises developing cutting-edge technology to protect our country: unmanned aircraft, hypersonic flight and more. These facilities, such as Arnold Air Force Base, University of Tennessee’s Space Institute and Redstone Arsenal in Alabama, are crucial defense assets and economic resources, reliant on a high-skilled workforce,” said Rep. DesJarlais. “Congresswoman Brownley and I are helping to generate more public understanding and support for their work.”
The CRTCC is comprised of bipartisan members from across the United States, representing an array of Air Force, Army, and Naval installations. As it did in the previous 115th Congress, the Caucus will continue its efforts to educate elected officials and their constituents about range and testing centers’ capabilities, their infrastructure, budgetary and workforce needs.
NASHVILLE, TN -- Various national security departments would stay open during a government shutdown under new legislation that U.S. Republican Rep. Scott DesJarlais of Tennessee’s Fourth Congressional District submitted this week.
The Department of Defense, Homeland Security, and Veterans Affairs are among the agencies that would continue to receive funding. This, according to a press release DesJarlais’ office released this week.
But, as Desjarlais’ spokesman Brendan Thomas told The Tennessee Star in an emailed statement, Congress must pass the bill first.
“As things currently stand, a government shutdown would disrupt funding for DHS, responsible for elements of national security. Under Rep. DesJarlais’ bill that would never happen,” Thomas said.
“Instead of zero, DHS would receive 100 percent of its current funding. It could continue normal operations. But some agencies would receive only 95 percent of funding.”
The press release quoted DesJarlais as saying he supports “building additional physical barriers on the U.S.-Mexico border to deter illegal immigration, drugs and gang crime.” His legislation would pressure negotiators to fulfill promises both parties have made for decades, according to the press release.Read More
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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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