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DesJarlais sworn in for 113th Congress

Friday, January 4, 2013

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Rep Scott DesJarlais is sworn in to the 113th Congress by Speaker John Boehner. With DesJarlais is his wife Amy and daughter Maggie.
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Fourth District U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais was sworn in Thursday as a member of the 113th Congress by House Speaker John Boehner. Boehner conducted 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.

DesJarlais issued the following statement:

"I am humbled that the people of Tennessee's 4th 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 challenges we face as a nation. First and foremost, it is critical that Washington finally gets serious about addressing its reckless spending addiction that is bankrupting our country.

"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."

DesJarlais will continue to serve on the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Committee on Agriculture and Committee on Education and Workforce.

Bedford County was moved from the 6th Congressional District to the 4th District effective with this Congress.