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 Jun 17, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Scott DesJarlais sits on the following committees:
DesJarlais sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of DesJarlais’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 388: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that President Biden’s gun policies ...
- H.R. 1737: To designate the Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Facility Expansion of the Department ...
- 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
From Jan 2011 to Jun 2021, DesJarlais missed 333 of 6,471 roll call votes, which is 5.1%. 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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