Congressman Jeb Hensarling

Representing the 5th District of Texas

Hensarling Statement on the American Health Care Act

Mar 24, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON—Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, released the following statement on the American Health Care Act:

Unfortunately, we allowed the perfect to become the enemy of the good, and because of that, Obamacare remains fully intact.   Clearly there are differences of opinion within our Conference on how best to legislatively repeal and replace Obamacare under the current process – differences that might have been avoided if the United States Senate would simply change its rules to allow bills to be passed with 51 votes.  Nevertheless, I was proud to stand with President Trump and Speaker Ryan today in our efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare. 

Our Conference is blessed to be led by a great conservative like Paul Ryan. He’s a man of impeccable integrity who has an unyielding passion for the cause of freedom. He showed phenomenal leadership and negotiated in good faith throughout this process.  It is my hope that we can regroup and rally behind him and the President as a Conference to deliver on our promise to provide relief to the American people who are currently forced to buy health care they cannot afford and cannot use under our current system.