Rodney Frelinghuysen ‘not sold’ on healthcare bill, supports NIH, public radio; Trump tweets ‘out of control’

Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-11th Dist.)
Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-11th Dist.)

Podcast: Audio of Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen’s ‘Tele Town Hall,’ March 20, 2017

President Trump’s tweets are “out of control,” Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-11th Dist.) said on Monday night in his third “tele town hall.”

Frelinghuysen said he’s seen no evidence for the President’s claims that he was wiretapped during the campaign, and that he believes Trump should release his tax returns. 

Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-11th Dist.)
Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-11th Dist.)

But he did not support a measure to compel that release because “I need to support the Chair’s ruling regardless of what the issue is.”

The 12-term congressman from Harding, who chairs the House Appropriations Committee, said he’s “not sold” on the healthcare reform bill that could come up for a vote on Thursday.

Frelinghuysen supports funding for the NIH, the Humanities and Public Radio, he said. As for the Mexican border, he told a caller he’s “not sure the wall is the answer.”

This recording is courtesy of NJ 11th for Change.  Stay tuned for a transcript.



  1. I have always found Congressman Frelinghuysen one to represent fairly all constituents once elected. This issue is vital to his district. Please continue to represent those in need of life saving healthcare .

  2. Congressman Frelinghuysen,
    Thank you for being an independent thinker and one who judges each issue on its individual merits, and not solely on party line affiliation. That’s the sign of someone who listens to and represents the people who voted for him.

  3. Congressman. I wish you would retire.I want you to support President Trump’s agenda. I see you as a weak congressman who is unable to stand up to the pressures of the liberal left.
    Shame on you!

  4. Supporting the Republican Chair on issues you claim not to support and guaranteed to hurt your constituents is not responsible representation. Why do the taxpayers need to pay your expenses and benefits in order for you to vote on our behalf when you will only promise to rubber stamp the Chair’s actions.

    Why can’t you at least put on the record, your opinions about the budget cuts that will hurt us all. The statistics show you are right.