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Weekly Update - 9.19.20

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This week officially marked the beginning of peace and prosperity in the Middle East. The signing of the Abraham Accords at the White House was a historic moment of unity for the people of Israel, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates.

President Donald Trump and his administration deserve credit for forging peace and helping to forge economic ties, assure diplomacy and promote prosperity in the region. Once thought to be impossible, these agreements prove to the world that longstanding geopolitical differences can be put aside in pursuit of peace.

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Weekly Update - 9.11.20

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Nineteen years ago, our nation was attacked by terrorists who hoped to destroy America and our way of life. Just as our country has done during challenging times throughout its history, ordinary citizens rose to the challenge… exhibiting countless acts of bravery to help others in New York City, Arlington, VA and Shanksville, PA.

Today, I joined President Donald J. Trump at the Flight 93 National Memorial where we remembered the heroes who sacrificed their own lives to save their fellow citizens. We will never forget their memory.

As President Trump so eloquently stated, “When terrorists raised to destroy the seat of our democracy, the 40 of Flight 93 did the most American of things. They took a vote, and then they acted. Together, they charged the cockpit. They confronted the pure evil. And, in their last act on this earth, they saved our capital. In this Pennsylvania field, the 40 intrepid souls of Flight 93 died as true heroes. Their momentous deeds will outlive us all. In the days and weeks after 9/11, citizens of all faiths, background, colors, and creeds, came together, prayed together, mourned together, and rebuilt together. The song, God Bless America became a rallying cry for the nation. We were united by our conviction that America was the world's most exceptional country, blessed with the most incredible heroes, and that this was a land worth defending with our very last breath.”

Watch the video below of the President's speech.

In the days and years following the tragedies of 9/11, we all praised our police and firefighters, thanking them for their service and for putting their lives on the line. Many Americans wore NYPD and NYFD hats to show their support. We are not a perfect country, but we are still the greatest country on earth and it’s up to the citizens to keep it. Let’s pray that the motto of 9/11, ‘never forget’ reminds us that we all are in fact Americans first.

 

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Weekly Update - 9.5.20

Greetings and welcome to our Labor Day Weekend Update.

Again, I want to thank everyone for the many well wishes and prayers you sent my way. I want you all to know that I am feeling better and I was cleared late last week to get back to traveling the District.

Pennsylvania is the key battleground state. Want proof? Visits from President Donald J. Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and several key Trump 2020 surrogates all over Pennsylvania… and that was just in the past week. It has already been announced that Vice President Pence will be here again next week. President Trump is 100% committed to the issues that hardworking Pennsylvanians care about.

President Trump campaigned in Latrobe on Thursday evening. He was incredible. He spoke about:

  • Economic Security
  • Public Safety and his Steadfast Support for our Law Enforcement
  • Energy Independence

And so much more…

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Weekly Update - 8.28.20

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As our convention comes to a close, I, like you was very happy and impressed with all of our speakers. They were inspiring and told relatable stories. From the Cuban-American businessman Maximo Alvarez to Ann Marie Dorn, the widow of retired St. Louis police captain (who was shot after a violent night of protests) to Herschel Walker’s 37-year relationship with Donald Trump to Clarence Henderson, a civil rights activist to First Lady Melania Trump (Melania was incredible) to Vice President Pence's strong delivery and of course President Donald Trump’s All-American message… they were all outstanding.

The Democratic Party and the media’s reactions were predictable. They are now engaged in their ultimate "projection"; accusing Republicans of what they are guilty and have been for months… painting a dark picture of fear for our country. From my hours of watching the RNC Convention, this was the exact opposite of our message as Republicans delivered a realistic, yet optimistic view for our nation. This is of course what the Democrats do. Their strategy is to accuse others of things they are blatantly and overtly guilty of saying and doing and they count on the mainstream media to alter the narrative coming out of a successful RNC Convention. And as we know, the media is a very willing accomplice.

However, I do believe the left and the media are truly beside themselves with concern because they overplayed their left extremism and have shown how far out of touch, so blinded by their ideology they didn’t even know how far left they have gone until it was too late. It took a poll to tell them that their wild-eyed extremism, condoning of lawlessness in the streets and defunding of the police is NOT what the vast majority of Americans want.

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iden Plagiarizing Biden: Same Failed Ideas

As we prepare for an exciting week of the RNC Convention as the campaign kicks into high gear, I wanted to share an interesting video about the DNC Convention and Joe Biden.

For those of you who watched Joe Biden’s speech last week at the DNC Convention and thought, boy that sounds familiar... you were wrong, it sounded exactly the same. Biden delivered nearly the same exact speech in 2008 when he received the nomination for Vice President. Click here or below to watch for yourself.

Joe Biden, who has been in elected office for 47 years, has accomplished little over that time and represents the failed policy ideas of the past. As Donald Trump Jr said, “If Joe Biden could do any of those things, why didn’t he tell Obama?” 

Joe Biden has nothing new to offer after being Vice President for 8 years and accomplishing nothing

Worse yet, Biden has a history of plagiarism. The Biden-Harris has plagiarized and adopted the agenda of the extreme far left - including big government, taxpayer-funded healthcare, extreme anti-job energy platform, open borders, free healthcare for illegal immigrants, sanctuary cities, defunding the police.

 

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Weekly Update - 8.23.20

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Yesterday, I publicly announced that I have tested positive for COVID-19. I have followed all CDC health and safety guidelines and I will be taking all necessary precautions, including working from home in quarantine until I receive a negative test result. Although this very unfortunate and it did cause me not to attend President Trump's event in Scranton on Thursday, I am very thankful that my wife Shelley has tested negative and our children have been away at school and work and are in no jeopardy of getting the virus.

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Weekly Update - 8.15.20

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This was a great week on the campaign trail as we work to ensure Pennsylvania delivers all 20 electoral votes to President Trump again in 2020.

On Thursday, I attended a Sportsmen for Trump Rally with Donald Trump, Jr. and Trump Victory Finance National Chair Kimberly Guilfoyle hosted by Bill and Laura Bachenberg at the Lehigh Valley Sporting Clays. The event included a rally for law enforcement and a separate rally for sportsmen. It was a tremendous event and Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle do an incredible job highlighting the countless reasons we must reelect President Trump.

 

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Weekly Update - 8.9.20

 

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The entire nation received welcome news this week, as 1.8 million jobs were added last month. The chart below indicates payroll job losses and gains during the pandemic to date. We are witnessing a Great American comeback. Click here to read more.

But there is more work to do. Unfortunately, Democrats refused to come together on a recovery plan, instead choosing their recession to Election Day plan. 

That is why President Trump has taken matters into his own hands by issuing four executive orders to support workers, students and bolster our economy during the ongoing pandemic.

  1. $400 weekly federal unemployment aid
  2. Assistance to renters and homeowners by providing temporary financial assistance who are experiencing hardships
  3. Payroll Tax holiday defers payments from September 1 to December 31, 2020.
  4. Extension of student loan relief

While I would have preferred these measures would have passed U.S. Congress, it is clear the Democratic leadership is more intent on playing politics than supporting American families. 

President Trump was forced to take these actions as it became clear that Democratic leaders were not willing to move hardly at all from their $3.4 trillion wish list. Their plan included a full extension of the $600 unemployment supplement to the end of the year (at a time when many small businesses need those employees to come back to work), a trillion-dollar state bailout to cover costs not related to the pandemic, a Federal takeover of elections, stimulus checks to illegal immigrants and providing SALT tax deductions to the wealthy primarily in states with high tax rates. Any new plan must be about economic recovery, safely getting our children back to school and finding a vaccine.

 

 

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Weekly Update - 8.2.20

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A great deal of the national news and discussions in Washington centered on The Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection and Schools Act, more widely known as the HEALS Act. This is the latest Republican relief proposal to help supplement the earlier CARES Act.

I joined Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business to discuss the HEALS Act and our continued support for America’s economic and social recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. Click here or below to watch.

 

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Weekly Update - 7.18.20

Good afternoon and welcome to our Weekend Update.

I want to start our weekly update discussing the outrageous decision by Governor Tom Wolf to withhold funding from hard-working Lebanon County residents, including substance abuse organizations and other entities that receive funding from the county, including countless small businesses. I sent a letter to Governor Wolf, pressing him to release funds to Lebanon County, which were created by CARES Act and appropriated to the county by the Pennsylvania State Legislature. The Governor's office is stepping far beyond its authority and does not have the best interest of Pennsylvanian's in mind. By not releasing the $13 million to Lebanon County, the Administration is further hurting families and small businesses that have already been financially crippled by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Congress signed the Federal Cares Act into law so that all citizens would benefit from this program, not so that a Governor could continue to pick and choose winners and losers as he has done time and time again during this pandemic.

The Wolf Administration's new guidelines for restaurants and bars are just another clear as day example that the Governor is out of touch with a majority of Pennsylvanians. We have heard from restaurant and bar owners throughout Pennsylvania's 9th Congressional district who have said they simply cannot survive the Governor's new orders. Why should a restaurant in Danville, Palmyra, or Weatherly be punished for a rise is COVID-19 cases in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. It is time that Governor Wolf works with the private sector to help businesses recover, not kill their livelihoods.

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