Recent News from the Fourth Congressional District

We have had a wonderful time working in the Fourth Congressional District lately.  I wanted to share a few articles with you so you can keep up to date with the work that we are doing.

We will continue to provide the best service possible to our constituents in Tennessee.  And, in Washington, I am determined to stand firm on conservative principle – even when it is unpopular in the beltway.


Dr. Scott DesJarlais, M.D.
U.S. Representative, TN-04


Talking, listening: DesJarlais visits local constituents

U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-South Pittsburg) pushed for conservative ideas, especially when it comes to debt and spending, but he also endorsed dialogue that transcends party lines and labels during a public meeting Monday at Pope’s Café on the Shelbyville square. It was not DesJarlais’ first visit to Bedford County, but it was the first official constituent meeting here since Bedford County was moved into the 4th Congressional District effective with the new session of Congress.

The Chattanoogan

DesJarlais hosts 2 Coffee with the Congressman Events on Thursday

Congressman Scott DesJarlais (Tn.-04) will hold two Coffee with the Congressman events on Thursday. These will be open to the public.

The first will be from 10-11 a.m. in Rhea County, at Bimbo’s Restaurant, 7606 Rhea County Highway, Dayton, Tn. 37321, and the second will be from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in Bradley County, at Bald Headed Bistro, 201 Keith St SW, Cleveland, Tn. 37311.

Marion County Newspapers, Inc.

DesJarlais Meets With Residents To Discuss Issues – Congressman Makes Stop In Home County

Congressman Scott DesJarlais, of the Fourth Tennessee Congressional District, made a stop at Dutch Maid Bakery in Jasper, Tennessee on Wednesday, January 30. Congressman DesJarlais took questions from attendants on a variety of areas including the national budget, veteran’s affairs, defense spending, education, tax reform, gas prices, and gun control legislature. The Congressman also discussed his recent trip to the Middle East and the people’s reactions to the American people.

Chattanooga Times Free Press

Flag of honor: DesJarlais presents flag to the family of a Korean War veteran whose remains were returned

U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais on Wednesday presented an American flag to the family of a Korean War veteran whose remains were returned to Grundy County 62 years after he went missing in action. “It’s a treat for me to be able to honor our veterans and our servicemen,” DesJarlais said in one of his first public appearances since last year’s election. “It’s one of the parts of our job that makes sense to me.” The flag flew over the U.S. Capitol building on Sept. 19, the congressman’s spokesman said.

Scott DesJarlais hosts ‘Coffee with the Congressman’
In stark contrast to his bitter re-election campaign last fall where he was rarely seen, Representative Scott DesJarlais hosted a series of events across his district this week billed as Coffee with the Congressman. Late Friday afternoon the second term representative was at the City Cafe in Rutherford County which comprises about half the voters in the largely rural 4th District. He said voters “aren’t asking him about the campaign issues,” but rather “a whole lot of other issues.”

Herald News

DesJarlais speaks out on Washington politics at Dayton stop

At a stop in Dayton on Thursday, U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Jasper said he has become somewhat disillusioned with how government business is done in Washington, D.C. “They go behind closed doors and work deals out and then they come to us to tell us how to vote by whipping us up,” DesJarlais said referring to the whip position held by both parties in Congress.

Daily News Journal
Gun debate blasts DesJarlais’ ‘coffee’

U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais’ first Coffee with the Congressman here erupted into an argument over gun control Friday with constituents shouting at each other inside the venerable City Cafe. Florence Tolbert of Murfreesboro and Rebekah Majors-Manley of Bell Buckle butted heads toward the end of DesJarlais’ visit over the rights of Americans to use high-capacity magazines and military-style assault weapons.

Murfreesboro Post

Gun control debate highlights political divide

As the discussion of gun control continues to heat up, U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais witnessed first hand Friday how the issue has thrust opposing viewpoints of constitutional interpretation at the forefront of political discourse… “I am committed to protecting Second Amendment rights,” DesJarlais said. “Emotions do bring bad laws, and this is a unique right that Americans have cherished for a very long time.”

The Herald Chronicle

Annual Hog Day Give-Away Draws a Crowd

Despite the frigid cold weather hordes of people turned out for the 9th Annual Davis, Kessler and Davis Attorneys At Law Hog Day Give-Away… Appearances were made by several politicians this year including Congressman Dr. Scott DesJarlais.

Columbia Daily Herald
U.S. rep. talks gun rights downtown
The smell of fresh-brewed coffee permeated the air as U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais prepared to address his Columbia constituents during his first official week representing the newly-drawn 4th Congressional District. DesJarlais held “Coffee with the Congressman” Tuesday at Killion’s Coffee and Creamery in downtown Columbia. Several issues carried the meeting, but recent talks about gun reform regulations in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting lead the discussion.

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