DesJarlais is the representative for Tennessee’s 4th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 5, 2011. DesJarlais is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
Read our 2020 Report Card for DesJarlais.
DesJarlais is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills DesJarlais has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Mar 3, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
DesJarlais sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of DesJarlais’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 83: Protecting Constitutional Rights from Online Platform Censorship Act
- H.R. 84: PROVIDE Act
- H.Res. 1245 (116th): Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding prioritizing the COVID-19 ...
- H.Res. 1238 (116th): Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding prioritizing the COVID-19 ...
- H.R. 6970 (116th): PROVIDE Act
- H.R. 5381 (116th): International Pharmaceutical Transparency Act of 2019
- H.R. 5228 (116th): To direct the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct a ...
From Jan 2011 to Mar 2021, DesJarlais missed 333 of 6,361 roll call votes, which is 5.2%. This is much worse than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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