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Representative Scott DesJarlais continued his support for domestic energy production and voted for multiple bills this week to increase American energy independence and national security, in addition to jobs and economic growth. Rep. DesJarlais praised President Trump’s “Made in America Week” initiative. “Congress is working with the President to put America First,” said DesJarlais.
Representative DesJarlais and fellow Freedom Caucus members are pushing to put a straight repeal on the House floor, identical to one passed by both the GOP-controlled House and Senate back in 2015. "I think the one thing that most people can agree on is that the ACA did not work as advertised," said DesJarlais, noting that "just sitting and waiting for it to fail is irresponsible.
At a press conference in the Capitol on Wednesday night, Congressman Scott DesJarlais and fellow Freedom Caucus members announced their introduction of a discharge petition "to force a vote on the full Obamacare repeal Republicans approved and delivered to President Obama in 2016.” President Trump has said he would sign a full repeal of Obamacare with a two-year delay to enact other reforms to
Yesterday, Representative DesJarlais along with members of the House Freedom Caucus introduced a discharge petition on a clean repeal vote of Obamacare. HFC is looking to jump-start a process intended to force the measure — a mirror of the 2015 repeal proposal that President Barack Obama vetoed — to the floor as early as September.
The White House is discussing a corporate tax rate that’s higher than the 15 percent rate included in the plan administration officials released in April. GOP congressional leaders and administration officials are meeting regularly in order to reach consensus on a single tax-reform framework.
Rep. Scott DesJarlais a general practitioner, warned that the United States is “at a crossroads in health care.” In an interview on Tuesday, DesJarlais said he had hoped that Republicans would have passed health care and tax restructuring by now. Although he defended the president as being “pretty darn engaged,” he acknowledged there has been a learning curve.
Congressman Scott DesJarlais will be joining Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro as a speaker at this year's 9th Annual T-Bones & Politics fundraising event in Lascassas, TN. Congressman DesJarlais will be joined by gubernatorial candidates State Senator Mae Beavers and Franklin Businessman Bill Lee.
The impact of the domestic terror attack on July 16, 2015, continues to ripple through policy areas ranging from U.S. Department of Defense military gun-carry policies to Tennessee criminal statutes. The Chattanoogan rampage led to federal changes, Representative DesJarlais successfully pressed a provision that made it into a 2015 military spending bill.
House of Representatives passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2018. Congressman Scott DesJarlais, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, voted for the legislation to improve troop training, equipment, pay and benefits, as well as force projection to deter international threats.
House GOP leaders are bringing in the big guns to help ease their budget woes: Vice President Mike Pence and White House budget director Mick Mulvaney. Pence and Mulvaney committed Thursday to helping GOP leaders muster support among their divided conference to pass a fiscal 2018 budget.