Rep. Scott DesJarlais

Representative from Tennessee’s 4th District, Republican

DesJarlais, a Republican, has been the representative for Tennessee's 4th congressional district since Jan 5, 2011 (next election in 2016) (map).

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2015 Report Card

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Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills DesJarlais has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). DesJarlais is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Committee Membership

Scott DesJarlais sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

DesJarlais sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (33%) Agriculture and Food (25%) Taxation (25%) Labor and Employment (17%)

Recent Bills

Some of DesJarlais’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 2011 to Apr 2016, DesJarlais missed 189 of 3,692 roll call votes, which is 5.1%. This is much worse than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 9 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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