FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 4, 2017
REP. TREY HOLLINGSWORTH'S STATEMENT ON HIS VOTE OF H.R. 2192
H.R. 2192 would eliminate the non-application of certain state waiver provisions to Members of Congress and congressional staff
Washington, D.C. — Representative Trey Hollingsworth released the following statement after casting a "yea" vote for H.R. 2192, of which he was an original co-sponsor, which would eliminate the exemptions for Members of Congress and congressional staff from the American Health Care Act:
"Constituents should never feel that the very people chosen to represent them are voting to give themselves privileged status. Our Founding Fathers envisioned a true citizen-legislature that would operate in the best interest of the entire country and then return home to live under the laws they helped create. I fully intend to, as my grandmother used to say, 'eat my own cooking,' which is why I did not hesitate to add my name to Rep. Martha McSally's (AZ-02) timely and prudent legislation or cast a 'yea' vote for it on the House floor so that Members of Congress would be prevented from exempting themselves and their staffs from provisions of the American Health Care Act."
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