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Rep. DesJarlais said Tuesday he expects the repeal of the Affordable Care Act (popularly known as “Obamacare”) to happen as early as April or May of this year, but says those benefiting from the program need not worry about losing any coverage as a transition is made to a different system.
Rep. DesJarlais made the following statement, “Glad I could help this patriot from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, attend Donald J. Trump's Inauguration today. The real excitement is in the anticipation of all we're going to accomplish with a new President!”
Rep. DesJarlais was one of the first congressmen to publicly support Trump during the Republican primary. He watched as Trump built momentum, secured the GOP nomination and defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton. "The energy and enthusiasm in the air in Washington and around the country is palpable," DesJarlais said.
Rep. DesJarlais made the following statement, “I thought the inaugural speech delivered what Trump promised in the campaign. I think we’re on the right track and I’m anxious to get to work with him. I think Washington is going to be different. I thought a lot of people where shaking in their boots up there on the inaugural stand.”
Rep. DesJarlais made the following statement, “The energy and enthusiasm in the air in Washington and around the country is palpable. Especially in Tennessee, we’re excited for the next four years, even the next few weeks, as Donald Trump has proven himself a tireless advocate for the principles and policies that will Make America Great Again.
Wednesday morning a group of Rutherford County residents gathered outside Rep. Scott Desjarlais' Murfreesboro office, protesting his vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act. "I appreciate the protesters' concern for our fellow Tennesseans.
The Tennessee walking horse industry has made enormous strides to correct its training practices. Despite the one-sided story from opponents, industry professionals are making progress all the time, as fans expect them to. We want what's best for horses and a popular Tennessee tradition. But this latest midnight regulation could lead to its demise.
Rep. DesJarlais has introduced the Tax Relief for Our Nation’s Heroes Act (H.R. 500). The bill would exempt student loan forgiveness from gross taxable income for families of U.S. veterans who lost their lives while on active duty, and for those with 100 percent service-connected disability.
Rep. DesJarlais was among those voting on Friday in the House of Representatives for a budget resolution "to begin Obamacare repeal." He said, “The President’s health care law has failed. Millions initially lost their private insurance plans. Millions more are losing them as state exchanges crumble and employers drop coverage.
The Obama Administration is going out with a regulatory jab at the Tennessee Walking Horse. On Friday, the USDA released a batch of stricter rules to prevent a practice known as soring. Rep. DesJarlais has accused President Obama’s midnight rule an executive overreach.