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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

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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

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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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