Volume 53, Number 20

twenty four pages two sections

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, May 19, 2016

Rep. Scott DesJarlais sworn into 112th Congress

Rep. Scott DesJarlais sworn into 112th CongressWashington, D.C. – Representative Scott DesJarlais (TN-04) will be sworn in January 6th as a member of the 112th Congress by House Speaker John Boehner. Speaker Boehner conducted the individual ceremonial swearing-in for Rep. DesJarlais and his family following the official oath of office on the floor of the House of Representatives.
Rep. Scott DesJarlais issued the following statement:
“I am deeply honored by this opportunity to represent the people of Tennessee’s 4th Congressional District in Congress and will remain committed to my promise of returning fiscal discipline and accountability to Washington, reducing the size of government and finding ways to create jobs.
“Most importantly, I’ll never forget that the people of Tennessee chose to send a local doctor to Washington, D.C. because they wanted someone who would represent their hometown interests and never lose sight of the fact that Members of Congress are there to serve the people, not themselves.”
“I look forward to working tirelessly for the people of Tennessee’s 4th Congressional District and representing them with the honor and integrity that they deserve.”
After being sworn in, Representative DesJarlais voted for the new Republican Rules Package for the 112th Congress, an important first step in restoring transparency and openness in Congress.
Representative DesJarlais was selected by the new Republican Leadership to serve on the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Committee on Agriculture and Committee on Education and Workforce.
As Tennessee’s largest congressional district in terms of area, the 4th congressional district occupies parts of both Middle and East Tennessee. Its counties include Pickett, Fentress, Scott, Campbell, Morgan, Moore, Cumberland, White, Warren, Van Buren, Bledsoe, Sequatchie, Grundy, Franklin, Lincoln, Giles, Lawrence, Lewis, Maury, Coffee, and Marion counties. Portions of Hickman, Williamson, and Roane counties are also located in this district.
In the November 2nd election, DesJarlais captured 100,234 votes, or 57 percent, while Lincoln Davis garnered 66,572, or 38 percent.
Davis, a Pall Mall Democrat, had held the seat for eight years.

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