Congressman DesJarlais Statement on October Unemployment Numbers

Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D. (TN-04) issued the following statement today regarding the Department of Labor’s unemployment report for October 2012:

“Today’s disappointing jobs report proves that the Obama Administration’s four years of trillion dollar deficits, failed ‘stimulus’ spending, excessive government regulations and threats of tax increases on small businesses have failed to strengthen our economy and create jobs. In fact, it is making the problem worse.

“Eric Stewart has stated that he supports President Obama and his policies that are costing jobs right here in Tennessee. He believes in the same ‘government knows best’ approach that led to 43 months of unemployment above eight percent and nearly $5 trillion dollars in new debt.

“In Congress, I’ve been proud to help lead an aggressive effort by House Republicans to identify and eliminate barriers to job creation and economic growth. We have passed legislation that would reduce miles of bureaucratic red tape, bring down energy costs, reform our tax code and eliminate job-crushing deficits. Unfortunately, many of these efforts have been blocked by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

“My opponent supports President Obama’s approach of continued government expansion. I believe that the path to a brighter future will only be achieved by empowering American business owners and entrepreneurs.”

NRA Endorses Congressman DesJarlais

NRA Endorses Congressman DesJarlais
Cites Eric Stewart’s Weak Support of 2nd Amendment Rights

Statement from NRA Reads as Follows:

Vote Freedom First!
Vote for Congressman Scott DesJarlais
For the U.S. House on Tuesday, November 6th!

Dear Tennessee NRA Member,

The NRA Political Victory Fund ( has endorsed Congressman Scott DesJarlais in the 4th Congressional District of Tennessee. Scott DesJarlais has earned an “A” rating by fighting for your firearms freedom in congress, and now he needs your help to ensure our second amendment rights and hunting heritage are protected.

In the 112th congress, he co-sponsored and voted for H.R. 822, “The National Right to Carry Reciprocity Act.” This bill would ensure law-abiding Americans with a valid concealed handgun license could be able to carry their concealed firearm in any other state that does not prohibit concealed carry.

In contrast, his opponent Eric Stewart, voted against S.B. 3012 in the Tennessee Senate, a measure that allows Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit holders to carry a firearm for self defense in restaurants.

Protest your rights by voting Scott DesJarlais for congress! The choice is clear, please make sure your friends and family go to the polls on November 6th and vote Scott DesJarlais for Congress!

Farm Bureau presents DesJarlais with Friends Award

From the Tennessee Farm Bureau News Release:


Chattanooga, TN (October 25, 2012)- The nation’s largest state grassroots Farm Bureau organization, during a special presentation today in Chattanooga, presented Congressman Scott DesJarlais with the American Farm Bureau Federation’s “Friends of Farm Bureau” honor. Tennessee Farm Bureau President Lacy Upchurch announced DesJarlais as one of Tennessee’s recipients for the honor due to his support and continuous voting record for agriculture, rural communities and Farm Bureau policy.

“‘Friends of Farm Bureau’ are those who have demonstrated their support for agriculture through their words and actions,” said Upchurch. “Our designations are influenced by statewide grassroots input and are only given when a candidate exhibits a clear understanding and record of support for Farm Bureau policy issues. We look forward to working with candidates who possess this type of understanding and experience. Congressman DesJarlais has reached out to agriculture during his term in the Congress. His votes on farm related issues, continued concerns for our farmers during drought and other tough times experienced recently, makes him a friend not only of Farm Bureau, but the Tennessee farmer as well.”

The “Friends of Farm Bureau” is a national award given each year by the American Farm Bureau to U.S. Senators and Congressmen who have voted with the organization at least 60 percent of the time on issues related to Farm Bureau policy. Other elected officials from Tennessee to also receive the award are: Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker; Congressmen Phil Roe, John Duncan, Chuck Fleischmann, Diane Black, Marsha Blackburn, and Stephen Fincher.

Andrew P. Carpenter Tax Act Passes House Unanimously

Yesterday, the House voted unanimously to approve the Andrew P. Carpenter Tax Act.

“The bill, introduced by DesJarlais in May, prevents the IRS from collecting taxes on any amount of college loans that are forgiven following the death of an active service member.”

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Scott DesJarlais Introduces the Andrew P. Carpenter Tax Act

The Andrew P. Carpenter Tax Act is a great way to fix a glaring problem in the tax code that faces families of fallen soldiers. Tune in to CSPAN between 2-4pm today where we’ll be addressing congress on this issue, and read this article for a great story about a true hero:

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