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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., voted to repeal a lame-duck Obama Administration rule limiting states’ ability to drug-test unemployment insurance recipients. He said the Department of Labor rule undermines Congress’ intent for federal unemployment assistance, to ensure those re-entering the workforce are “truly able and available for work.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Agriculture Committee held its first hearing of the 115th Congress to investigate “The Rural Economic Outlook,” in order to develop solutions in the next major farm bill to falling commodity prices, which could force a wave of farm closures across the country.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – At a House Armed Services Committee (HASC) hearing today, terrorism experts described the enduring threat of al Qaeda and the Islamist organization’s desire for large-scale attacks on the United States.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., a new member of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), received his subcommittee assignments for the 115th Congress. Rep. DesJarlais (TN-04) will serve on the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, as well as the Readiness Subcommittee.
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.