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Weekly Update - 5.15.22

Good afternoon and welcome to our Weekend Update.

This week, I joined Fox Business to discuss the Biden administration’s planned White House Disinformation Board and their efforts to stifle free speech. A government entity that polices the statements of its citizens is anti-American, the stuff of Orwellian fantasy, and unlike anything I would expect to see in this country. Click here or below to watch my interview.

This week is National Police Week, and I spoke on the House floor to publicly thank our men and women in law enforcement who dutifully protect & serve our communities. Click here to view my remarks.

Additionally, I joined Leader Kevin McCarthy, my Republican colleagues, and Capitol Police officers for the second Back the Blue Bike Tour in honor of National Police Week. We rode together from the Capitol to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, where we paused to honor fallen police officers from Pennsylvania and across America.

 

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Weekly Update - 5.8.22

Good morning and welcome to our Weekend Update.

I must begin by wishing a Happy Mother's Day to the two best mom's I know… my mom, Maeve, and my wife, Shelley. I also want to extend a Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there. To commemorate Mother’s Day, I want to share a quote from President Ronald Reagan, “From my mother I learned the value of prayer, how to have dreams and believe I could make them come true.”

With the disaster at the border increasing and the Biden administration’s insistence on getting rid of Title 42, the situation will only worsen. One would think the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) would be focused on this significant national security issue, focusing on protecting our homeland and securing our southern border. Instead, however, Biden’s DHS is busy creating an Orwellian “Disinformation Board.” One can only assume this is their answer to the disaster at the border by taking away the American public’s ability to question the disasters his far-left policies create. 

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Weekly Update - 5.1.22

Good afternoon and welcome to our Weekend Update.

This week, I was in Washington, D.C., as Congress was in session. Our nation is facing several significant issues, many created by the policies of the Biden administration.

Ensuring the safety and security of the American people is one of the most critical roles any elected official faces. That is why I have and continue to be so concerned with the ongoing crisis at our southern border. This week, I joined my House Republican colleagues in calling on Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to reverse the Biden Administration's disastrous immigration policies and secure our southern border.

The Biden administration's disregard for their obligation to secure our southern border has detrimental impacts on Pennsylvanians and all Americans. Title 42 must remain in place, and this administration owes the American people a real plan to bring order to an out-of-control border. This week, I joined with 53 of my House Republican Congressional colleagues, and the Texas Public Policy Foundation, in filing an amicus brief in support of the Title 42 injunction lawsuit filed by the Louisiana, Arizona and Missouri Attorneys General.

 

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Weekly Update - 4.24.22

Good morning and welcome to our Weekend Update.

First, I hope everyone had a blessed, happy, and healthy Passover and Easter! Our family had a great holiday, enjoyed time with the family, and we all agreed that we were ready for some warmer spring weather.

We had a very busy and productive week traveling the district, but first, I want to discuss the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Last week, I was informed that Vladimir Putin banned me for life from visiting Russia. My initial response is that it should be rephrased. I’m banned for Putin’s lifespan because the day will come when Russia will be free of Putin, and Vladimir will go down in history in the same category as history’s other historic mass-killing dictators. We must do everything we can to help Europe become energy independent so they stop buying Russia’s energy. Russia’s war is being underwritten by those purchasing their energy. We must show a more significant level of support for Ukraine. The United States has given them weapons and other support, but we must do more. Ukraine losing this war is not an option.

Another topic I am laser-focused on is Biden’s continuing disaster at our southern border. Crossings of illegals entering our nation through our southern border continue to spike. Unfortunately, rather than correct the issue, the Biden administration is doubling down by lifting Title 42, which will only worsen the southern border crisis. Title 42 allows the United States government to turn away illegal immigrants coming from nations with known health issues.  Any member of U.S. Congress who does not speak up on Biden’s lifting of Title 42 has blood on their hands. What’s wrong and lawfully contradictory, which makes it unlawful, is requiring all noncitizens entering by land or air to be vaccinated. How can this be the requirement, yet tens of thousands are admitted illegally without vaccines?

I joined Mornings with Maria on Fox Business to discuss Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the Biden administration’s decision to lift Title 42. Click here or below to watch.

IN NEWS YOU WON’T HEAR IN THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: This week, thankfully, a federal judge ruled the Biden administration and the CDC’s continued mask mandate on air travel was unlawful. But unfortunately, the Biden won’t let that decision stand. His “rationale” for appealing a federal court’s decision to end the transportation mask mandate isn’t about “the science” but his power.

His administration admitted it. They believe his mandates should be above the law and not subject to judicial review:

  • Jen Psaki: Biden is appealing the ruling on the federal mask mandate to “preserve that authority for the CDC.”
  • Anthony Fauci: “We are concerned about that, about courts getting involved in things that are unequivocally a public health decision. This is a CDC issue. It should not have been a court issue.”
    • “This is not a judicial matter…the principle of a court overruling a public health judgment … is disturbing.”
    • “We're worried about” judges being able to review CDC mandates.
  • Biden's top COVID advisor Ashish Jha: “A major goal” of the Biden administration “is to make sure that the CDC has the authority” to implement mask mandates unilaterally.

And exposing their hypocrisy once and for all, the administration is forcing mandates while lifting restrictions on illegal immigrants. If Title 42 is no longer necessary, why are masks on airplanes? The science behind the benefit of masks on airplanes was never solid.

The Democrat’s hypocrisy on Covid-19 is made even more crystal clear now. It’s always been “rules for thee and not for me,” and about power, not the science.

Traveling the 9th District:

On Tuesday, I spoke at a ceremony hosted by the Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce and Senator Dave Argall to recognize the many heroes that helped with the horrible accident on March 28 in Schuylkill County on I-81. This event was hosted at Wegman's distribution center in Pottsville, and I was pleased to present certificates of special congressional recognition to all heroes involved.

On Wednesday, I attended an event at Eco Material Technologies in Danville for a celebration commemorating the achievement of having 150,000 tons of fly ash cleaned up from the site. This company will continue to clean up hundreds of thousands of tons more of fly ash from the area and use the ash to create cement to help build infrastructure across the country. Our great friend Rep. Kurt Masser and other local elected officials accompanied me.

Later that evening, I attended a rally in Danville for U.S. Senate candidate Dave McCormick with special guest, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. As I have said many times, Dave is the right person to represent Pennsylvania in the United States at a critical time in our nation's history. He has my full support.

On Thursday morning, I stopped in Jonestown, Lebanon County, where the Military Warriors Support Foundation teamed up with Wells Fargo to gift a home to U.S. Marine veteran James Fizer. It was a great gesture and well-earned. Thank you for your service, Mr. Fizer.

That afternoon, I visited small businesses in Lebanon City with Senator Chris Gebhard, Commissioner Michael Kuhn, Commissioner Bob Phillips, and Mayor Sherry Capello. We visited several fantastic small businesses during our tour, including Snitz Creek Brewery, MamaJuana Lounge & Restaurant, Red Headed League Public House, Foltz's Pretzels, Under The Bridge - Hard Cider, and Wertz Candies. Our small businesses contribute tremendously to our communities, and I always value the opportunity to visit and speak with them about their successes and challenges.

Later, I attended the Berks County Intermediate Unit’s 50th-anniversary celebration in Leesport. (Pictured below with State Representative Ryan MacKenzie, Berks County Commissioner Michael Rivera, State Senator Judy Schwank, State Representative Mark Gillen and County Commissioner Christian Leinbach.)

Finally, I closed out the evening with the Berks County Patriots and our good friend Sam Brancadora for their candidate’s night. I can’t say enough about the Berks County Patriots' excellent work highlighting candidates and their commitment to a greater commonwealth and nation.

On Friday morning, I stopped by Shamokin High School’s Purple Perk Coffee Shop, run by an incredible group of students. I grabbed a great cup of coffee and was fortunate to see how great of an operation they run while teaching students hands-on skills of working. Northumberland County Commissioner Sam Schiccatano joined me.

After that, I popped into the school’s state government class to speak to freshmen about what it is like to serve in Congress. Great group of young students. I want to thank school superintendent Chris Venna and their great teacher Traci Beck for the invitation.

After that, we headed to Bloomsburg to meet with the Bloomsburg Regional Technology Center, home to many tech and business startups in the area.

That evening, I headed to the Luzerne County GOP Dinner held at The Woodlands in Wilkes-Barre Township. Chairman PJ Prubilla and the committee had a tremendous event.

Yesterday, I started my day in Annville, Lebanon County, with Senator Chris Gebhard and Rep. Frank Ryan to celebrate the American Legion’s 100th Anniversary.

Yesterday, I attended the Lycoming County Patriot's Candidates Day in Montoursville.

Later, I stopped by Americus Hose Company, visited with crew and had one of their world famous hamburgers. After, I popped by the Sunbury Fire Police Dinner held in Sunbury at the Fraternal Order of Eagles building. I was joined by Representative Lynda Schlegel Culver and Congressman Fred Keller. I addressed the crowd and discussed the importance of fire police and their service.

With just weeks until the Primary Election, this year is moving quickly. We have some consequential elections this fall and we are going to need everyone pushing hard to win elections for our Republican team at the federal and state level. Our campaign has yard signs available and a limited number of 4x8s are available. If you would like a yard sign, please email [email protected] or call 570-915-3027.

Keep up the faith and the fight,

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Dan Meuser

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Weekly Update - 4.10.22

Good afternoon and welcome to our Weekend Update.

I want to acknowledge again fallen Lebanon City Police Lieutenant William Lebo. Lebo was a 40 year veteran of the force and was just one month away from retirement. On Friday, Shelley and I attended the ceremony at the Giant Center in Hershey as we all paid our final respects.

I spoke on the floor of the U.S. House in memory of Lt. Lebo. He was a calm, kind & ethical police officer who was deeply devoted to protecting the Lebanon community. Shelley and I send my deepest condolences to Lt. Lebo's wife, Lora, his daughter Corrine, his entire family, the Lebanon City Police Department, the Lebanon DA's office, and the entire Lebanon community.

 

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Weekly Update - 4.3.22

Good afternoon and welcome to our Weekend Update.

Before I begin, I want to acknowledge the tragic situation that unfolded in Lebanon on Thursday afternoon. Unfortunately, this is the second week in a row that Pennsylvania suffered the loss of brave law enforcement officers. Shelley and I send our deepest sympathy and prayers to the family of fallen Lebanon City Police Lieutenant William Lebo. Lebo was a 40 year veteran of the force and was just one month away from retirement.

Additionally, we send our prayers to the two injured officers, Ryan Adams and Derek Underkoffler, their families, and the entire Lebanon City Police Department. This sad event is a stark reminder of the sacrifices our brave men and women in law enforcement make daily. After another event, I was able to stop in Tilden Twp, where fire trucks displayed the American flag over I-178, and pay respect to Lt. Lebo as his funeral procession made its way from the Lehigh Valley Hospital to Lebanon. It was inspiring to see so many stop to pay their respects and share their gratitude for Lt. Lebo's service.

I also want to thank Lebanon County District Attorney Pier Hess Graf, Lebanon Mayor Sherry Capello, and our other dedicated public servants who are supporting our brave men and women in blue. Law enforcement is the thin blue line that protects our communities. Even in the face of losing one of their own, the Lebanon City Police Department and their brothers and sisters in blue are on the job, serving and protecting, no doubt with very heavy hearts. Their shared commitment to their duties deserves our appreciation. On Saturday, I stopped in Lebanon County to meet with our elected officials and offer our support for their efforts. The 9th District is home to some of the greatest Pennsylvanians in the commonwealth, and Lebanon County represents some of our finest.

 

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Weekly Update - 3.27.22

Good afternoon and welcome to our Weekend Update.

First and foremost, Shelley and I want to extend our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of Pennsylvania State Troopers Martin Mack III and Branden Sisca. These brave officers were tragically killed in the line of duty. Every day, thousands of brave men and women in law enforcement make sacrifices to protect and serve their communities.

This is a horrific tragedy. Our police officers regularly risk their lives to protect our safety; they deserve our full support now and always. This is a tremendous loss for our Commonwealth.

 

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Weekly Update - 3.20.22

Good morning and welcome to our Weekend Update.

First, I want to express my deep appreciation for your support in helping our campaign secure our position on the ballot in the 9th Congressional District. We are the only Republican candidate on the ballot. I don’t take this level of support lightly, nor the responsibility you have placed in me. We are committed to implementing an America First/Pennsylvania First agenda that puts the concerns and needs of the working families residing in our district at the forefront.

While much of the attention is focused on the news of the day in Washington, and rightfully so, we are working just as hard for you at home. We recently announced funding for several critical projects across the District, including funding for critical infrastructure and projects for educational institutions to help expand important programs that are preparing individuals for family-sustaining careers. Click here to read more.

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Weekly Update - 3.13.22

Good afternoon and welcome to our Weekend Update.

The nation's attention remains focused on Russia and Vladimir Putin's continued invasion of Ukraine. Ukraine continues to show unbelievable resilience against an overwhelming Russian force. President Zelenskyy has proved to be an example to the world for his bravery and passion in the face of a tyrant hellbent on destroying Ukraine. Putin's actions are egregious as his forces have taken to despicably attacking women and children. 

I joined Fox Business Tonight to discuss President Zalenskyy's requests for additional support from NATO and the United States. While the Biden administration continues to show weakness, the answer is strength. The only one who should be fearful is Putin. He should be concerned that his vaunted military is not performing very well. The United States must stand with Ukraine. I am pleased that we have finally banned U.S. imports of Russian oil. America's national security is directly impacted by our nation's ability to be energy independent. Click here or below to watch my interview.

 

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Weekly Update - 3.6.22

Good afternoon and welcome to our Weekend Update.

Our continued thoughts and prayers are with the people of Ukraine. On Saturday, I joined other members of the U.S. Senate and House on a video conference call with Ukrainian President Zelenskyy. The Ukrainian Embassy arranged the call.

President Zelenskyy expressed that the Ukrainian people need our support as they continue to fight back against Russian military forces. They need support in the form of additional weapons and more pressure applied to Putin in the form of sanctions and trade restrictions.

Unfortunately, Biden's foreign policy is a disaster and can be best described as too little, too late. This week, as Biden praised Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy for his courage, I couldn't help but remember that Biden's initial reaction was to offer Zelenskyy a ride to abandon his people and effectively give up Ukraine to Russia. President Zelenskyy bravely, now infamously, responded, "I need ammunition, not a ride." His words have inspired the people of Ukraine to fight back against Russia… but the United States and Biden should have done and still could do more for the people of Ukraine.

 

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