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Weekly Update - 11.22.20

Good afternoon and welcome to our Weekend Update.

The Trump Campaign has and continues to raise important questions about the 2020 elections. I gave a floor speech on the many irregular activities that occurred during the course of the election in Pennsylvania and the importance of the integrity of the election. We have several outstanding challenges and issues that must be addressed with regard to the 2020 election. I spoke about the highly irregular action of allowing ballots to be counted that arrived after 8 pm on Election Day. Secondly, I discussed how the Pennsylvania Secretary of State created a system where some counties were curing defective mail-in ballots and others didn’t. Third, Republican poll watchers in Philadelphia were not given proper access to observe the ballot canvassing. In order to have a strong democracy, we must ensure we have honest, lawful and fair voting processes in place. 

As I said in my floor speech, "Along with a fair election of the President of the United States, what is at stake is the integrity of our election process and the faith the American people have in it." Please click here to go to my official Facebook page to view my speech.

The Pennsylvania State House has passed a measure sponsored by State Representative Jesse Topper, which will require the non-partisan Legislative Budget and Finance Committee to coordinate an audit of our election process. This will allow a greater look into the electoral process in Pennsylvania and hopefully answer some of the questions that have arisen.

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Weekly Update - 11.14.20

Good afternoon and welcome to our Weekend Update.

First of all, in observance of Veterans Day by thanking all of our brave men and women heroes, past and present, for their service to our nation. Freedom isn’t free. I attended a drive through Veterans Day event in Lebanon County, hosted by Senator Dave Arnold. In addition to Senator Arnold, I was joined by State Representatives Russ Diamond and Frank Ryan, Lebanon County Commissioners Bob Phillips, Bill Ames and Jo Ellen Litz as well as other Lebanon County officials. As a Member of the Veterans' Affairs Committee in Congress, it is my priority to work every day to uphold our nation's promise to honor our veterans.

Because of our veterans, we enjoy great freedoms in our country. Particularly on this Veterans Day, we must thank them for their service and remember that freedom is not free.

In important news that broke this week, it was announced that the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is 90% effective. Other companies, including Moderna, are on pace to release their own vaccines. This was done in large part to President Trump and the work he has done with Operation Warp Speed. The President held a press conference to detail the amazing progress that has been made. He announced that as many as 20 million Americans will have access to the vaccine each month… possibly starting in December. The President, along with Vice President Mike Pence, helped to lead a process that will produce a vaccine in a matter of months. Under a normal FDA approval process, this process would have taken years. The President said what he was going to do and he did it... Again!

 

This week, I joined with the rest of the Pennsylvania Republican Congressional Delegation by expressing our collective concerns over the Commonwealth’s handling of the General Election in a letter to Governor Tom Wolf, Attorney General Josh Shapiro, and Secretary of the Commonwealth Kathy Boockvar. Click here to read a story regarding our joint letter.

I attended a rally in Harrisburg last week to speak in support of President Trump and the importance of ensuring free and fair elections. Thousands of Pennsylvanians were in attendance.

We are over a week from the election and countless Americans are left with many unanswered questions and uncertainty regarding Pennsylvania’s election process. Voters not only deserve but must demand fair elections. That is the basis for trust in our electoral process and our democracy. Here are just a few of the outstanding questions and concerns:

  1. Why did state officials and the courts decide to accept ballots after Election Day at 8 pm? This action was taken without legislative authority. The U.S. Supreme Court instructed counties to segregate ballots coming after 8 pm. Why did many counties not do so?

  2. How do you accept mail-in ballots and not match signatures? Some review must be required. (i.e., If I signed my ballot Abraham Lincoln, my vote would have counted.)

  3. Why were some counties instructed the night before Election Day to correct improperly filled out ballots?

  4. Why were poll watchers denied access to monitoring ballot canvassing until receiving a court order forcing them to do so days after the Election?

To add insult to injury, with all these lingering questions, the media called the outcome of the election. The mainstream media just wants the public to accept their word and leave these important questions unanswered. This is a case that deserves a verdict. Truth in the count. This creates a high level of distrust in the vote. The people deserve to know, whichever way it goes, the results of the election are accurate.

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Weekly Update - 11.6.20

Good afternoon and welcome to our Weekend Update.

First, as you saw by the results on election night, the polls were way off, by 10-15% points in many areas … Again.The fact that they haven’t corrected the egregious polling errors from 2016, makes you wonder why?  This seems to be a joint effort by the national mainstream media to use these biased polls to disillusion voters. These fake polls have an impact on elections by suppressing support, financial donations and votes.

There was NO BLUE WAVE. We kept control of the U.S. Senate. Some U.S. senators, like Susan Collins, were projected to lose by 12 points but won by 9 points. The amount of money spent against incumbent Republican U.S. senators was astronomical. They spent over $120 million against Senator Lindsey Graham and lost decisively. Michael Bloomberg spent $100 million in Florida to defeat President Trump… a state President Trump won decisively. In the U.S. House of Representatives, Republicans defended all of their incumbent members and picked-up 7-9 additional seats.

In Pennsylvania, we won at least one statewide row office… the first since 2008. Congrats to our Auditor General-elect Tim DeFoor. Stacy Garrity’s race for State Treasurer and Heather Heidelbaugh’s race for Attorney General are still in play and too close to call. In the State Senate and House, the Republican Party gained seats. Republicans were outspent by liberal special interest groups by 4:1.

What is clear, President Donald J. Trump led our party to victory up and down the ballot in Pennsylvania and across the nation.

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Weekly Update - 10.30.20

Good evening and welcome to our Weekend Update. 

Election Day is Tuesday and polls are open from 7 am-8 pm. Please vote. Encourage your family, friends and neighbors to do the same. We need all Trump supporters to vote on Election Day. Our state is known as the Keystone State and that is a role that our Commonwealth has played time and time again for this nation.

In the Revolutionary War, Valley Forge served as the location where General George Washington and the brave soldiers of the Continental Army sheltered, honed their skills and their efforts led to a key turning point in our fight for our nation’s independence. In the Civil War, the Union’s victory at the Battle of Gettysburg served as a major turning point in that conflict and led to the Union’s eventual victory. On September 11, 2001, in a field in Somerset County, a brave group of freedom fighters launched our nation’s first attack in the War on Terror when they disrupted a group of terrorists plans to take even more lives on that tragic day. In 2016, Pennsylvania yet again served as the key to President Donald J. Trump’s victory and allowed for the implementation of the America First Agenda. That was the first time Pennsylvanians voted to deliver our electoral votes to a Republican candidate since 1988.

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Congressman Dan Meuser Secures Endorsement from Pennsylvania State Troopers Association 

Congressman Dan Meuser Secures Endorsement from Pennsylvania State Troopers Association 

Meuser Secures Endorsement of the Fraternal Order of Police Phillip C. Melley Memorial Lodge #65

POTTSVILLE - The Meuser for Congress campaign released the following statement from U.S. Congressman Dan Meuser as he earns endorsement of the Pennsylvania State Troopers Association and the Fraternal Order of Police Phillip C. Melley Memorial Lodge #65:

“Having the endorsement of our Pennsylvania State Troopers and the FOP Memorial Lodge #65 is humbling. As the son of a retired police officer, supporting our brave law enforcement officers is something I take personally. These brave men and women selflessly leave their families every morning, not knowing if they will return home, to keep our communities and our families safe. I will always stand with these brave individuals and vote to ensure they have the tools and support necessary. The first priority of every elected official is to ensure the public’s safety. The best way to do that is to stand solidly behind law enforcement… more now than ever.”

 

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Weekly Update - 10.23.20

Good afternoon and welcome to our Weekend Update.

Before I jump into recounting another jampacked week, I first want to address the presidential debate last night.

President Donald J. Trump delivered an optimistic message for the future of our nation. Before the Covid-19 pandemic, the America First Agenda led our nation to a prosperous economy, the lowest unemployment rate in a generation, securing our borders, making our nation energy independent, draining the swamp and fostered peace through diplomacy. When the pandemic hit our nation, the President worked to keep our Americans safe from the virus, support small businesses and first responders… That work has paid off and our economy is rebounding. The President is Making America Great Again… Again.

Meanwhile, Joe Biden recited extreme left-wing talking points advocating for extreme left-wing policies. He voiced his steadfast support for a big-government socialized healthcare plan that will cost $750 billion, amnesty for illegal immigrants, open borders, the $100 trillion Green New Deal and a $4 trillion tax increase.

One of the most remarkable moments of the evening was when Joe Biden said he wants to terminate the oil industry. The ripple down impact of this extreme liberal policy agenda will negatively affect every American family. End the Auto Industry. Kill the Airline Industry. Kill Jobs. If you that President Obama was bad, wait for Uncle Joe. Even though, Biden said he didn't want to ban fracking, see the below videowhere he is caught saying it several times. 

Click here for President Trump's latest television commercial airing in Pennsylvania.

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Weekly Update - 10.17.20

Good evening and welcome to our Weekend Update.

Campaign stops, town halls, confirmation hearings, special events, farm tours, a police ride-along and much more were all packed into a very busy week.

Today, we welcomed Vice President Mike Pence to the 9th Congressional District at the Reading Regional Airport.

Before the Vice President arrived, I was able to address the crowd and let them know why I believe President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are going to win Pennsylvania again. We need them to Make America Great Again... Again. Click here or below to watch my remarks.

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Weekly Update - 10.9.20

Good evening and welcome to our Weekend Update.

I want to again begin by extending our best wishes to President Donald J. Trump and the First Lady on their recovery. It appears the President is in great shape and ready to hit the campaign trail again. This man cares deeply about our nation and I knew that Covid-19 would not keep him down very long. We look forward to seeing him again in Pennsylvania soon as we must ensure our Commonwealth goes for Trump again on November 3, 2020.

This week, we launched our first campaign web video, entitled People, Leadership, Our Future.   During my time in office, I have worked to support President Trump’s America First Agenda, to advance federal legislation that is always in the interests of Pennsylvania and to communicate and be accessible to you in a highly effective manner. One of the ways we have done so is by recapping our activities and the latest news in these Weekly Update emails.

The upcoming election is about people, leadership and our future. It is critical that we win back control of the U.S. House and re-elect President Donald Trump. Click here or below to watch our video.

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Weekly Update - 10.3.20

Good evening and welcome to our Weekend Update.

Shelley and I send our best wishes and prayers to President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump on a speedy recovery. Get well soon and stay strong! Our nation needs you!

With much of the nation’s thoughts, prayers and concerns focused on the President and First Lady’s health, I joined Neil Cavuto on Fox Business to discuss the considerable steps the President and his team undertake to promote safety and public distancing. I also reflected upon my own personal experience with Covid-19. Click here or below to watch my interview.

Additionally, I appeared on WHP-21 to discuss the President's health and his campaign event last week in Harrisburg. Click here or below to watch.

 

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Weekly Update - 9.27.20

Good afternoon and welcome to our Weekend Update!

Lots of exciting news this week. Two visits from President Donald Trump to Pennsylvania. A new, conservative Supreme Court nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Addressing the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference virtually… and as busy as this week was, I believe it will be even busier and more exciting next week as we look forward to the first presidential debate.

Last night, I joined President Trump and my Congressional colleagues aboard Air Force One for a major rally at the Harrisburg International Airport in Middletown. There was a massive, enthusiastic crowd, with many from the 9th District in attendance. This was an outstanding event that highlighted the momentum we are seeing throughout the Commonwealth for President Trump.

I am so proud to stand alongside this President as his efforts have truly helped to Make America Great Again. Energy independence, lower taxes, more jobs, securing our borders, protecting our 2nd Amendment rights, pro-life, supporting our law enforcement, restoring peace in our communities, rebuilding our military, advancing benefits for our veterans, strengthening our agricultural industry, negotiating pro-America trade deals, reshoring our manufacturing… I could go on and on and on. There is so much at stake this election. (Pictured below with President Trump on Air Force One and at Harrisburg Rally)



 

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