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Weekly Update - 2.16.20

Good afternoon and welcome to our Week-End Update.

I want to begin by thanking all of our campaign volunteers, supporters and committed Republican voters in the 9thDistrict for signing my petitions. Today, we made our initial filing to qualify for the ballot. Our campaign asks that you continue to circulate and sign petitions. On Tuesday, we will be filing our final supplemental petition signatures. If you have additional petitions and need to arrange a pick-up, please contact our Field Campaign Manager Rob Bresnahan at rob@meuserforcongress.com.

As part of my commitment to applying business practices to government, I am determined to only spend tax dollars in a manner that benefits our District. As a Congressman, it is not sufficient to simply talk about spending tax dollars more responsibly. We have to walk the walk. For 2019, our office returned $159,962 or 11.8% of our annual office budget, to the U.S. Treasury. WFMZ covered the story.

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Weekly Update - 2.9.20

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The acquittal of President Donald Trump, the State of the Union Address, the Iowa Caucuses…there was no shortage of significant events to discuss this week.

The U.S. Senate voted down the impeachment on Wednesday. This mercifully ends what has been a baseless and reckless witch hunt led by Democratic Leadership, including Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Congressmen Adam Schiff and Jerry Nadler and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. This was such a stinging defeat for the Democratic leadership, and even the Washington Post was forced to finally print the truth about President Donald Trump – a headline that reads “Trump Acquitted.”

Our Founding Fathers never meant to have impeachment weaponized like it was by Democratic leadership over the past few months. In response, U.S. Senator Rick Scott has sponsored a Congressional Amendment to raise the threshold in the U.S. House for impeachment. I support this effort as we can never allow impeachment to be used as a political tool ever again.

Since gaining the majority in 2018, the House Democrat majority has obsessed overdoing one thing: impeaching a President despite the absence of evidence. Their purely political agenda consumed precious taxpayer money and distracted Congress from doing the work of the people.

 

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Weekly Update - 2.1.20

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This week, much of the news in Washington revolved around the impeachment hearings in the U.S. Senate. Over the past months and weeks, I have detailed my feelings regarding the impeachment sham.

I believe that the Wall Street Journal’s Kimberly Strassel encapsulates many of the points I have been stressing and makes a compelling case, in her piece Crying Wolf on Impeachment against the Democratic leadership. She writes:

“The impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump is coming down to one big question: Will Democrats, by crying wolf, drown out the more legitimate Republican cry of foul? ‘Foul’ has served as the GOP’s most powerful and honest argument from the first days of these impeachment maneuverings.” 

“Democrats broke every standard of due process, transparency and fairness in their House investigation, making a mockery of their constitutional duty.”

  • “They hid the identity of the original accuser, denying Republicans and the country the ability to judge his motives.”

  • “They held secret depositions, barring more than three-quarters of House members, as well as the press and the American public.”

  • “They called 18 witnesses, but blocked the president from calling any in his defense.”

  • “The White House legal team was excluded from the proceedings—prohibited from cross-examining witnesses, denied the ability to introduce any evidence that spoke to the central question of the president’s focus on Ukrainian corruption.”

  • “Democrats approved two articles of impeachment that failed to identify a crime.”
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Weekly Update - 1.18.20

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What another GREAT week as the America First Agenda continues to make our nation stronger.

First, another outstanding jobs report for December – our economy continues to surge under the policies of President Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans. The U.S. economy added 145,000 jobs this past month, and in 2019 overall, employers added 2.11 million jobs. Since the President took office, over 7.3 million jobs have been created. The chart below showcases how the Trump administration has drastically outperformed the Obama administration in growing the earnings of workers. This chart clearly shows how President Trump is helping hardworking Americans and their families. Fortunately, this growth is a blue-collar job boom.

Next, the U.S. Senate passed the U.S.M.C.A.  and it is now on President Trump’s desk. This is a landmark trade agreement, fully led by the President, that passed with bipartisan support. We will finally have a trade deal in place that puts American working families first.

Finally, President Trump and his administration negotiated a deal with China that creates fairer trade and more open markets for U.S. manufacturers and farmers. The Phase 1 deal is a major step in the right direction for long-term growth & prosperity. It will slash our trade deficit with China by $200 billion, protects US intellectual property, and positive results are already here: a booming stock market and doubling of soybean exports.

The China deal is good for our country and great for working families. America will continue to prosper, meaning higher wages and create even more good-paying jobs for all Americans. President Trump is making trade work for America.

These landmark deals have opened up new markets for U.S. goods.

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Weekly Update - 1.11.20

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We had another very busy week as Congress was back in session.

We began the week at the Farm Show in Harrisburg.

The Pennsylvania Farm Show is an all consuming showcase of Pennsylvania's agricultural industry. Our District is home to some of the best family farms in the country. I was pleased to participate in many events and meet so many hardworking and passionate farmers. 

What may be surprising, as I have not driven a horse drawn carriage since I was 8 on my uncle's farm, I won the 2020 Celebrity Feed Scurry competition. Click here to read more from WFMZ. I want to thank all of the sponsors. I look forward to defending my title next year, especially against State Senator John DiSanto who finished in a close second place. Pictured below with first-place plaque, all of the participants, Congressman G.T. Thompson and Trisha Poorbaugh, Secretary of the 4-H State Council. By the way, I could not have won without Tricia, who was my hay bale handler. She was strong, fast and committed to winning the race.

 

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Weekly Update - 1.4.20

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First of all, I want to wish everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous 2020!

For our country, we have some important decisions to make in November. It is critical that our country vote to re-elect President Donald J. Trump and elect a Republican majority in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Democratic presidential candidates' consistent push of an extreme-left agenda coupled with the actions of Speaker Pelosi during the impeachment sham (Click here to read my op-ed regarding the impeachment) has only helped to reinforce the importance of the 2020 elections.

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Weekly Update - 12.21.19

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Impeachment:

Since the day he was sworn in, the priority of House Democrats has been to scrutinize, delegitimize, charge with crimes, and remove from office President Donald J. Trump.

The process, players, and underlying proof at the heart of this impeachment have been fundamentally flawed and brazenly biased. Click here to view my interview on WBRE regarding impeachment.

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Weekly Update - 12.15.19

Good afternoon and welcome to our Week-End Update. 

This was a very important and busy week in both Pennsylvania and Washington. I can’t begin our weekly update without addressing how great it was to welcome President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence to Hershey on Tuesday. This event was just a few miles away from the District and many from the 9th were in attendance. I was able to address the crowd and I can tell you that Pennsylvania is ready to re-elect President Trump. Click here or on the picture below to watch my remarks.

Below, Shelley and I are pictured with State Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill, radio host RJ Harris and Dave Bray USA.

Are you tired of winning yet? Yep. me neither. Under President Trump’s leadership, our country is winning… taxes are lower, the economy is thriving, unemployment is at record lows, our border is more secure and our country is safer. We can’t afford to stop now. We must re-elect President Trump and Keep America Great.

As I am sure you are aware, it is more critical than ever, we ensure Republicans win back control of the U.S. House of Representatives. As we watch Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Adam Schiff and Jerry Nadler continue this sham impeachment charade, it is clear that we need a change in leadership in the U.S. House. Nancy Pelosi has wanted to impeach President Trump since before he even took office.

As I have stated all along, this process has not been fair. Sixteen out of the twenty-four Democrat members of the House Judiciary Committee, the Committee that this week drafted articles of impeachment, voted to bring up the President’s impeachment in mid-July before any calls with Ukraine took place. Further, Jerry Nadler has supported impeachment since the day he became Judiciary Committee Chairman. This should be an outrage. We are witnessing a politics-driven attempt to impeach a duly-elected President, which is a complete abuse of what congressional impeachment powers were meant to be.

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Weekly Update - 12.6.19

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We hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving with their family and friends. Shelley and I were blessed to be surrounded by our family as we celebrated and reflected upon all that we are thankful for, including living in the greatest country in the world.

Another holiday tradition we celebrated, along with many other Pennsylvanians, was the beginning of deer hunting season. Our District is home to some of the greatest game lands in the nation. My son, Danny, and I were able to head out and spend some quality time hunting. We didn't get to spend a lot of time out in the woods, but we will be out again. We wish all those hunters a safe and successful hunting season.

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Weekly Report - 11.24.19

Good afternoon and welcome to our Week-End Update.

The impeachment hearings have been an unmitigated disaster for the Democrats despite two weeks of hearings. They have yet to prove any quid pro quo involving President Trump.

And this just in… Speaker Nancy Pelosi told Democrats: “The weak response to these hearings has been, ‘Let the election decide.’ That dangerous position only adds to the urgency of our action, because POTUS is jeopardizing the integrity of the 2020 elections.”

Speaker Pelosi makes it clear that she believes it is DANGEROUS “to let election decide” the President’s fate. She believes Your Voice and Your Vote shouldn’t count. Here Speaker Pelosi acknowledges their true motivation for moving forward with this taxpayer-funded impeachment campaign.

Worse yet for the Democrats, their star witness, U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland, admitted under oath that the President never said or did anything close to an impeachable offense. The latest in a long string of witnesses that have done nothing but vindicate the President of any wrongdoing. Watch as Congressman Mike Turner brings clarity to Ambassador Sondland's statement that President Trump did not commit an impeachable offense and highlights Congressman Schiff's misstatement that Sondlond's statements proved their case for impeachment. This phrase may get overused, but this is Fake News at its finest.

 

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