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Key Votes

Scott DesJarlais' Selected Sponsorships

Full Name: Scott DesJarlais
Office: U.S. House (TN) - District 4, Republican
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Announced, Republican for U.S. House - District 4
Primary Aug. 7, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Amy; 3 Children: Tyler, Ryan, Maggie
Birth Date: 02/21/1964
Birth Place: Des Moines, IA
Home City: South Pittsburgh, TN
John Anderson
(Potential)
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Fapas Faparusi
(Potential)
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Steve Lane
(Potential)
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Jim Tracy
(Announced)
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Chase Williams
(Potential)
Republican

Selected Sponsorships

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Jan. 14, 2014 HR 3865 Stop Targeting of Political Beliefs by the IRS Act of 2014 House Co-sponsor
July 22, 2013 HR 2775 No Subsidies Without Verification Act House Co-sponsor
June 28, 2013 HR 2575 Save American Workers Act of 2014 House Co-sponsor
May 16, 2013 HR 2009 Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act of 2013 House Co-sponsor
May 16, 2013 HR 2019 Kids First Research Act of 2013 House Co-sponsor
May 14, 2013 HR 7 No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act House Co-sponsor
April 9, 2013 HR 1406 Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 House Co-sponsor
March 13, 2013 HR 1120 Preventing Greater Uncertainty in Labor-Management Relations Act House Co-sponsor
Feb. 25, 2013 HR 803 Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills Act (SKILLS Act) House Co-sponsor
Feb. 25, 2013 HR 807 Full Faith and Credit Act House Co-sponsor
Jan. 23, 2013 HR 367 Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2013 House Co-sponsor
Jan. 3, 2013 HR 45 Repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Health Care-Related Provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 House Co-sponsor
Sept. 11, 2012 H J Res 118 Congressional Disapproval of Department of Health and Human Services Rule to Waive Certain Requirements for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program (TANF) House Co-sponsor
Jan. 13, 2012 H J Res 98 Disapproval of President's Authority to Raise the Debt Limit House Co-sponsor
Oct. 5, 2011 HR 3094 Labor Law Amendments House Co-sponsor
Sept. 7, 2011 H J Res 77 Disapproval of the President's Authority to Raise the Debt Limit House Co-sponsor
July 6, 2011 HR 2417 Repeals Energy Efficiency Standards for Incandescent Light Bulbs House Co-sponsor
June 3, 2011 HR 2117 Repeals Department of Education Regulations House Co-sponsor
April 15, 2011 HR 1633 Limits Regulation of Farm Dust House Co-sponsor
March 30, 2011 HR 1255 None House Co-sponsor
March 17, 2011 HR 1173 Repeals the CLASS Act House Co-sponsor
Feb. 18, 2011 HR 822 Requiring State Reciprocity for Carrying Concealed Firearms House Co-sponsor
Jan. 26, 2011 HR 459 Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2012 House Co-sponsor
Jan. 25, 2011 HR 436 Repeals Excise Tax on Medical Devices House Co-sponsor
Jan. 20, 2011 HR 10 Congressional Approval of Regulations House Co-sponsor
Jan. 20, 2011 HR 3 Prohibiting Taxpayer Funding of Abortion House Co-sponsor
Jan. 12, 2011 HR 4 Repeals the Form 1099 Provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act House Co-sponsor
Jan. 5, 2011 H J Res 2 Proposing a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution House Co-sponsor
Jan. 5, 2011 HR 2 Repealing the Health Care Bill House Co-sponsor

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  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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Descriptions of the votes are written by Vote Smart staff and based on information included in the Congressional Record, State House Journals, or Senate Journals, with additional background information from newspapers, magazines, etc. Vote Smart provides summaries for each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the final version of the bill.

The Key Votes Program follows Project Vote Smart's strict policies, procedures and structure that guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. In order to ensure that all Key Votes are non-partisan in their selection and language, each is approved by a group of over 160 political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

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