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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

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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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Weekly Update - 9.7.19

Good afternoon and welcome to our Week End Update.

I hope everyone enjoyed a happy and healthy Labor Day with family and friends. Last Saturday, we stopped by Hamburg for the Taste of Hamburger Festival. It was a great event and we were pleased to be joined by my great friend and Hamburg Mayor George Holmes. Pictured below with Shelley and I are Mayor Holmes, Donna Lee Merritt, Berks County GOP Commissioner Nominee Mike Rivera and Berks County GOP Nominee for County Recorder of Deeds Mary Kozak. This picture was taken on the porch of the Holmes' beautiful Bed and Breakfast called The Bismarck.

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Weekly Update - 8.30.19

Good afternoon and welcome to our Week End Update.

First of all, we want to wish you a happy, healthy and safe Labor Day Weekend.

We had another busy and productive week meeting with constituents and businesses throughout the District. In honor of Labor Day, we met with a great number of hardworking Pennsylvanians living and working in our District.

 

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Weekly Update - 8.24.19

Good afternoon and welcome to our Week End Update. We know the update is usually sent on Friday, but we have been very busy.

After spending last week in Israel on what was an incredible trip, it was nice to be back home in the 9th Congressional District. Traveling outside our country is a wonderful experience, especially to a great a country with such a rich history, but it also makes you appreciate just the greatness of our nation and commonwealth.

This week, we attended events across the District, meeting with constituents, business and community leaders to talk about issues important to them as well as provide them with updates on what is going on in Washington, D.C.

We talked to a major insurance company in the Commonwealth to discuss surprise billing, the practice of high costs mysteriously showing up on your healthcare bill. There are a number of legislative proposals that are going to be discussed in Congress. We have a lot of people who are discussing this issue and how they have been held hostage and harmed by these large costs. 

 

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Weekly Report - 8.16.19

Good afternoon and welcome to our Week End Update.

Before I begin discussing my trip to Israel, I want to praise the efforts of the Philadelphia Police Department for their heroic actions on Wednesday evening. This was further proof that these brave men and women put their lives on the line everyday to protect our communities. Shelley and I extend our heartfelt prayers and appreciation for all of our law enforcement officers, particularly those that were injured during the standoff.

This week, I have been honored to participate in a Congressional trip to Israel as a guest of the American Israel Education Foundation (AIEF). It has been a great experience – we have toured many awe-inspiring sites throughout the Holy Land. Jerusalem, Bethlehem, the City of David, and other parts of Israel have an incredible history, and I am grateful to the AIEF for letting us see it up close.

Our Republican delegation, led by House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy visited and met with many political and military leaders including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Pictured below with Leader McCarthy on a tour of Masada.

 

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Weekly Update - 8.9.19

Good afternoon and welcome to our Week End Update.

My wife Shelley and I are saddened and appalled by the horrific shootings that occurred in El Paso and Dayton this past weekend. My thoughts are with the families of the victims, and I wish them peace as they are forced to deal with such an unimaginable loss. Hate and bigotry have no place in our country, and I stand with President Trump in his call to put politics aside to prevent future acts of domestic terrorism. I look forward to working on solutions that address mental illness in a serious manner and don't infringe upon the Constitutional rights of law-abiding American citizens. We all must work together to put an end to these atrocities.

As I mentioned in last week's update, I taped an interview on ABC-27's program This Week in Pennsylvania with host Dennis Owens. The interview aired last weekend. We discussed the important issues facing our nation, like the need for comprehensive border security. Click here to watch my appearance. I want to thank Dennis and ABC-27 for the opportunity to appear on their program.

 

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Weekly Update - 8.3.19

Good morning and welcome to our Week End Update.

On Monday, Shelley and I attended the signing of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund at President Donald J. Trump’s invitation. The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, which I sponsored, gives aid to first responders, victims and families related to this tragic event. This legislation will ensure our nation #NeverForgets about the day our nation was attacked by terrorists.

Like many, our family worked to support the clean-up efforts in New York in the immediate aftermath of the attacks. Our family company donated scooters, and I personally delivered them to the World Trade Center site. The scooter aided supervisors as they worked with rescue workers around the site. My father, a retired NYPD police officer, joined countless others in sifting through the rubble in the days after the attack (NOTE: He thankfully has had no health issues and is not participating in the fund.) 

We got the opportunity to meet with President Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and many of my fellow congressmen. Vice President Pence and I got to have a great discussion and he is a truly inspiring public servant.

 

  

 

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Weekly Update - 7.26.19

Good evening and welcome to our Week End Update!

Before heading to D.C. this week, I attended the Lebanon County Fair on Monday evening and Tuesday morning. This is a great venue to showcase our strong agricultural industry and our hardworking farm families in the District. I conducted an interview with WHTM to discuss our efforts in Congress to fight for fair trade deals and how it has affected the agricultural industry. Click here to watch. I will be appearing on WHTM’s This Week with Dennis Owens next week. Stay tuned.

 

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Weekly Update - 7.19.19

Good evening and welcome to our Week End Update!

Last weekend, Republican House Leader Kevin McCarthy was in Pennsylvania again last week where we attended a clay shoot event in Western Pennsylvania. Kevin is not only a tremendous conservative leader in Washington, he is a tireless worker and has become a great friend to me and Pennsylvania. We held a discussion on the importance of winning back the U.S. House and Pennsylvania for President Trump in 2020.

Also last weekend, Shelly and I attended the Yuengling 190th Summer Concert Celebration. Congratulations to Dick Yuengling, the Yuengling family, their employees, and Pottsville on this great celebration of an excellent American success story. See a picture below of Shelly and I with Dick Yuengling.

On Sunday, I attended a Republican Rally at the Rock in nearby Bradford County. It was a tremendous event and many elected officials and grassroots leaders were in attendance, including our new PA GOP Chair Lawrence Tabas and Trump Campaign Pennsylvania Chair Bernadette “Bernie” Comfort. We really have a Dream Team of leaders in the Pennsylvania Republican Party. I also want to thank Bradford County Commissioner Doug McLinko for hosting this excellent event.

  

 

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