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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

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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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Weekly Update - 11.16.19

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The impeachment hearings are continuing despite the following: this is a highly biased process, the leading Democrat players have predetermined presumptions of guilt and have been untruthful about contact with the whistleblower, and there has been no evidence of quid pro quo. There has also been significant opportunity lost for America. Democrat leadership has prioritized politics over the people, instead of bringing the USMCA to the floor, lowering prescription drug costs, and passing an infrastructure bill. Click here to watch my remarks on the floor of the House regarding this unfair process.

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Weekly Report - 11.9.19

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Congress was out of session this week. As Tuesday was Election Day across Pennsylvania, I would like to congratulate all of the statewide and local Republican candidates who won. With the current climate, it is critical we elected constitutional conservative candidates to office at every level.

We had meetings with constituents and interest groups throughout the week, and we would like to highlight some of the events we attended. 

On Monday, we attended the swearing-in ceremony for our new Pennsylvania Public Utility Commissioner (PUC) Ralph Yanora. Ralph is the Founder and CEO of Pennsylvania Water Specialties Company and has been in the gas and water distribution industry for over forty years. The PUC oversees public utility and services operations around the Commonwealth, in sectors including water, energy, telecommunications and transportation. This an important job and I know Ralph will be of great value to the Board. Below is a picture of Ralph, accompanied by his family, being sworn in by former Supreme Court Justice Correale Stevens. 

 

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Weekly Update - 11.1.19

Good evening and welcome to our Week-End Update.

I know it was Halloween yesterday, but this week in Washington was the scariest one yet.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats are holding hearings in secret with regard to the impeachment process and the only information the media is providing to the public comes from Chairman Adam Schiff. The Republicans are calling for a full public disclosure of hearings. Republicans have asked for hearing transcripts to be released and the resolution they called for only calls for one public hearing and President Trump's counsel isn't even allowed to participate.

Why? There can only be one reason, they don't want you to see the full truthful testimony because it does not help their case against the President. This is the definition of a charade. It is smoke and mirrors. The process is wrong. The players have a predetermined conclusion of guilt...since there is not evidence at all of quid pro quo... they have no case.

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