House Republican leaders on Tuesday struggled to pick up votes for their ObamaCare repeal-and-replace bill, even after President Trump visited Capitol Hill to sell the plan. Rep. Scott DesJarlais told The Hill he was looking to find a way to support it. However, he needs the bill to repeal ObamaCare’s minimum coverage requirements.
One of Trump's closest allies in the Freedom Caucus, Rep. Scott DesJarlais, remains opposed to the GOP health care legislation. Trump tried to work the Tennessee Republican during a trip on Air Force One last week. Yet DesJarlais told him he was afraid a vote in favor would haunt him the way tax increases haunted President George H.W.
Rep. DesJarlais made the following statement, "When we get it right, I'll be there," DesJarlais said of the healthcare plan. "If he's going to put his name on this we need it to work."
President Donald Trump arrived on Capitol Hill Tuesday morning with a stern message for Republicans who've been wobbly about dismantling Obamacare: Give me your vote or you may lose your seat in 2018. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, a Freedom Caucus member and one of Trump's earliest campaign supporters in Congress, said his mind was not changed by the president's appearance.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The VA Accountability First Act of 2017 would streamline disciplinary procedures at the Veterans Administration, where federal employees collected performance bonuses, while patients died on secret waiting lists, a CNN investigation showed.
As House Republicans prepare to bring their health care proposal to the floor, conservatives are demanding a slate of major changes that they say are necessary to bring them on board and, ultimately, pass the bill. Congressman DesJarlais suggested he couldn’t support any measure that didn’t address the expansion until after 2018.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Scott DesJarlais, M.D., a new member of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), voted to boost troops’ numbers, pay, training, and equipment in the 2017 Defense Appropriations bill that passed the House of Representatives by a wide margin today.
Rep. DesJarlais made the following statement in response to President Trump’s Joint Address, “I support the president’s plan for stronger borders and vetting of foreign nationals from terror-prone countries.
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. Rep.
President Donald Trump would get an "A-minus" grade for his first month's job performance from U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais. “Isn’t it refreshing to have somebody who ran for office on a platform actually look like he’s going to keep his word and do what he campaigned on. So he’s keeping his promises.