Rep. Scott DesJarlais speaks to students
March 19, 2014
Rep. DesJarlais held an interactive session with students from the politics and government classes of Dr. Kevin Clauson and Col. Ron Petitte, enabling them to ask pertinent questions about current events and about the governmental system. During the session he emphasized how it is “imperative” that the next generation get engaged in the government, especially in light of healthcare reform, the job market, and the economy and national debt.
Other topics student attendees brought up included the following:
- Healthcare law
- Balancing the national budget with deficits of $17.5 trillion
- Common CORE standards in education
- Executive orders
- Syria conflict
- International policy issues regarding Russia
Left to right: senior Daniel Katz, sophomore
Jacob Hawkins, sophomore Andrew Bogard,
Rep. Scott DesJarlais, and junior Jessica Ramsey
Junior Jacob Hawkins agrees: “It was great to hear what the congressmen are doing on the Hill. It was good to see a representative of his position come and speak to us in a very down-to-earth and honest manner.”
Written by Chloe Ann Nardone ’13, assistant director of marketing, 423.775.7206; firstname.lastname@example.org.