Representative Scott DesJarlais, M.D. (TN-04) will be sworn in today as a member of the 113th Congress by House Speaker John Boehner. Speaker Boehner will conduct the ceremonial swearing-in for Rep. DesJarlais and his family following the official oath of office on the floor of the United States House of Representatives.
Rep. DesJarlais issued the following statement:
"I am humbled that the people of Tennessee's Fourth Congressional District have given me the honor to once again represent them in the United States House of Representatives. I will continue to fulfill the promises that I made to Tennesseans when I first ran for office and legislate in an independent, conservative manner.
"While we made a lot of progress during the 112th Congress, we must build upon these accomplishments and address the monumental fiscal challenges we face as a nation. First and foremost, it is critical that Washington finally gets serious about addressing its reckless spending addition that is bankrupting our nation.
"While the road ahead will certainly be difficult, I take solace in the fact that we understand the necessary solutions needed for a more prosperous future. If we have the courage to cut our spending, eliminate stifling bureaucracy and return our government to its constitutional role, I am certain that America's best days are still to come."