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Weekly Report - 11.9.19

Good afternoon and welcome to our Week-End update.

Congress was out of session this week. As Tuesday was Election Day across Pennsylvania, I would like to congratulate all of the statewide and local Republican candidates who won. With the current climate, it is critical we elected constitutional conservative candidates to office at every level.

We had meetings with constituents and interest groups throughout the week, and we would like to highlight some of the events we attended. 

On Monday, we attended the swearing-in ceremony for our new Pennsylvania Public Utility Commissioner (PUC) Ralph Yanora. Ralph is the Founder and CEO of Pennsylvania Water Specialties Company and has been in the gas and water distribution industry for over forty years. The PUC oversees public utility and services operations around the Commonwealth, in sectors including water, energy, telecommunications and transportation. This an important job and I know Ralph will be of great value to the Board. Below is a picture of Ralph, accompanied by his family, being sworn in by former Supreme Court Justice Correale Stevens. 

 

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Weekly Update - 11.1.19

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I know it was Halloween yesterday, but this week in Washington was the scariest one yet.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats are holding hearings in secret with regard to the impeachment process and the only information the media is providing to the public comes from Chairman Adam Schiff. The Republicans are calling for a full public disclosure of hearings. Republicans have asked for hearing transcripts to be released and the resolution they called for only calls for one public hearing and President Trump's counsel isn't even allowed to participate.

Why? There can only be one reason, they don't want you to see the full truthful testimony because it does not help their case against the President. This is the definition of a charade. It is smoke and mirrors. The process is wrong. The players have a predetermined conclusion of guilt...since there is not evidence at all of quid pro quo... they have no case.

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Weekly Update - 10.25.19

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This week, I was honored to accompany both President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence on their trips to the Commonwealth.

On Monday, I joined Vice President Pence at SCHOTT North America in Duryea, Pennsylvania to discuss the importance of passing the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). SCHOTT North America is a Pennsylvania-based company that manufactures glass for many products.

The Vice President’s comments on the USMCA were clear...we need to pass this bill immediately. This pact will ensure our country has free, fair and reciprocal trade deals that supports hardworking American farmers, businesses and families.

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Weekly Update - 10.18.19

Good evening and welcome to our Week-End Update.

We were back in session in Washington, D.C. and we had a busy week. Before I address the unrest in Syria, I would like to again touch on the Democrats’ continued witch hunt against President Donald Trump.

The Democrats' latest witch hunt of President Donald Trump has sunk to new lows this week. Not only have House Democrats failed to produce one actual shred of evidence to spur their current investigation into impeachment, now they are conducting the entire debacle behind closed doors. On Thursday, they kicked me out of an impeachment hearing. A hearing that was unclassified and the Democrats refused to open it to the public and Members of Congress. If the Democrats feel they have a case, why are they conducting these hearings in secret?

I addressed this issue on the floor of the U.S. House. Click here to watch.

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Weekly Update - 10.12.19

Good morning and welcome to our Week End Update.

Democrats are continuing their desperate efforts to unlawfully remove President Donald J. Trump from office because they cannot beat him. Even more concerning is the fact that the President has not been afforded the most elementary level of due process.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has no intention of bringing this to the House floor for a vote, confirming that this is a deplorable, very serious political stunt. The President is right to call Democrat leadership out for what this is – a sham.

I traveled to the Fox Studies in New York to speak with Stuart Varney on Fox Business about the Democrat's obsession with attacking the President...even at the cost of hurting the American public. They have refused to pass the USMCA and taking action on a litany of other pressing issues like healthcare or securing the border. Click here to watch the interview.

Additionally, I sat down with Sam Lesante for an interview and a congressional update. Click here to watch.

This week, we visited the Schuylkill-Carbon Pennsylvania Farm Bureau dinner and I spoke about dairy labeling, the USMCA, energy issues, and stormwater management in the District. It’s time to pass the USMCA – trade with Canada and Mexico supports more than 470K jobs in Pennsylvania alone. Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced this week a letter to Speaker Pelosi asking her to push forward approval of the trade deal negotiated between the U.S., Mexico and Canada. It's time the Speaker put the American public over politics.

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Weekly Report - 10.5.19

Good afternoon and welcome to our Week End Update.

The investigation launched by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Congressional Democrats into a phone conversation President Donald Trump had with the Ukrainian President continues to dominate the headlines. It is just the latest in a long string of investigations launched by Congressional Democrats in a desperate attempt to go after our President. Why? Because they lost an election.

This is an investigation in search of a wrongdoing and the House Democrats have yet to state the reasons for impeachment. The Constitution limits grounds of impeachment to "Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors." None of the evidence has been provided to support any case against President Trump. The evidence was easy to attain as the White House released the telephone transcript from his call with the Ukrainian President.

What we do know is that former Vice President Biden did admit to threatening Ukraine with withholding federal dollars in attempt to scuttle a Ukraine investigation into a company tied to his son Hunter Biden. That deserves to be investigated and why Rudy Giuliani was doing so.  Despite the cries from the mainstream media saying otherwise, just because former Vice President Joe Biden is running for President, doesn't mean his past actions should not be investigated. 

One pattern has become clear... every time the President is vindicated of one accusation, the Democrats come up with another. 

 

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Weekly Update - 9.28.19

Good evening and welcome to our Week End Update.

Before we begin our recap, I want to address the impeachment inquiry against President Donald J. Trump by the extreme socialist Democratic House Majority, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Pelosi’s impeachment inquiry announcement confirms what we have known all along: since Democrats were unable to defeat President Trump in a lawfully conducted election, they are now focused on trying to unlawfully remove him from office.

After harassing the President through countless investigations that began before he was elected related to tax returns, Russian collusion, obstruction of justice, and hotel business operations – none of which were based in fact and costing tens of millions of taxpayer dollars – one would think that Democrat leadership would move on to matters of actual importance. Democrat leadership has, however, chosen to focus on creating a far-fetched scandal related to a phone call with a foreign government leader. This is such a farce that The White House released the transcript without hesitation.

Click below to read the transcript.

 

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The Volpe Report - Interview with Congressman Dan Meuser

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Weekly Update - September 21, 2019

Good morning and welcome to our Week End Update.

Before we cover our activities this week in Washington, D.C., we wanted to recap a few events we attended last weekend.

We joined The Irregulars Think Tank Breakfast last Saturday morning to discuss border security, economic growth, trade and my Congressional trip to Israel. We want to thank them for their gracious invitation and look forward to seeing them again soon.

 

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Weekly Update - 9.13.19

Good afternoon and welcome to our Week End Update!

This week, the United States House of Representatives was back in session.

On Wednesday, we joined the nation in remembering and paying tribute to those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks against our nation on 9-11. These attacks brought us together and unified our nation in defiance of terrorism and evil. I gave a speech on the House floor paying tribute to those we lost on 9-11.

 

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