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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

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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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Weekly Update - 9.19.20

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This week officially marked the beginning of peace and prosperity in the Middle East. The signing of the Abraham Accords at the White House was a historic moment of unity for the people of Israel, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates.

President Donald Trump and his administration deserve credit for forging peace and helping to forge economic ties, assure diplomacy and promote prosperity in the region. Once thought to be impossible, these agreements prove to the world that longstanding geopolitical differences can be put aside in pursuit of peace.

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Weekly Update - 9.11.20

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Nineteen years ago, our nation was attacked by terrorists who hoped to destroy America and our way of life. Just as our country has done during challenging times throughout its history, ordinary citizens rose to the challenge… exhibiting countless acts of bravery to help others in New York City, Arlington, VA and Shanksville, PA.

Today, I joined President Donald J. Trump at the Flight 93 National Memorial where we remembered the heroes who sacrificed their own lives to save their fellow citizens. We will never forget their memory.

As President Trump so eloquently stated, “When terrorists raised to destroy the seat of our democracy, the 40 of Flight 93 did the most American of things. They took a vote, and then they acted. Together, they charged the cockpit. They confronted the pure evil. And, in their last act on this earth, they saved our capital. In this Pennsylvania field, the 40 intrepid souls of Flight 93 died as true heroes. Their momentous deeds will outlive us all. In the days and weeks after 9/11, citizens of all faiths, background, colors, and creeds, came together, prayed together, mourned together, and rebuilt together. The song, God Bless America became a rallying cry for the nation. We were united by our conviction that America was the world's most exceptional country, blessed with the most incredible heroes, and that this was a land worth defending with our very last breath.”

Watch the video below of the President's speech.

In the days and years following the tragedies of 9/11, we all praised our police and firefighters, thanking them for their service and for putting their lives on the line. Many Americans wore NYPD and NYFD hats to show their support. We are not a perfect country, but we are still the greatest country on earth and it’s up to the citizens to keep it. Let’s pray that the motto of 9/11, ‘never forget’ reminds us that we all are in fact Americans first.

 

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Weekly Update - 9.5.20

Greetings and welcome to our Labor Day Weekend Update.

Again, I want to thank everyone for the many well wishes and prayers you sent my way. I want you all to know that I am feeling better and I was cleared late last week to get back to traveling the District.

Pennsylvania is the key battleground state. Want proof? Visits from President Donald J. Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and several key Trump 2020 surrogates all over Pennsylvania… and that was just in the past week. It has already been announced that Vice President Pence will be here again next week. President Trump is 100% committed to the issues that hardworking Pennsylvanians care about.

President Trump campaigned in Latrobe on Thursday evening. He was incredible. He spoke about:

  • Economic Security
  • Public Safety and his Steadfast Support for our Law Enforcement
  • Energy Independence

And so much more…

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Weekly Update - 8.28.20

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As our convention comes to a close, I, like you was very happy and impressed with all of our speakers. They were inspiring and told relatable stories. From the Cuban-American businessman Maximo Alvarez to Ann Marie Dorn, the widow of retired St. Louis police captain (who was shot after a violent night of protests) to Herschel Walker’s 37-year relationship with Donald Trump to Clarence Henderson, a civil rights activist to First Lady Melania Trump (Melania was incredible) to Vice President Pence's strong delivery and of course President Donald Trump’s All-American message… they were all outstanding.

The Democratic Party and the media’s reactions were predictable. They are now engaged in their ultimate "projection"; accusing Republicans of what they are guilty and have been for months… painting a dark picture of fear for our country. From my hours of watching the RNC Convention, this was the exact opposite of our message as Republicans delivered a realistic, yet optimistic view for our nation. This is of course what the Democrats do. Their strategy is to accuse others of things they are blatantly and overtly guilty of saying and doing and they count on the mainstream media to alter the narrative coming out of a successful RNC Convention. And as we know, the media is a very willing accomplice.

However, I do believe the left and the media are truly beside themselves with concern because they overplayed their left extremism and have shown how far out of touch, so blinded by their ideology they didn’t even know how far left they have gone until it was too late. It took a poll to tell them that their wild-eyed extremism, condoning of lawlessness in the streets and defunding of the police is NOT what the vast majority of Americans want.

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iden Plagiarizing Biden: Same Failed Ideas

As we prepare for an exciting week of the RNC Convention as the campaign kicks into high gear, I wanted to share an interesting video about the DNC Convention and Joe Biden.

For those of you who watched Joe Biden’s speech last week at the DNC Convention and thought, boy that sounds familiar... you were wrong, it sounded exactly the same. Biden delivered nearly the same exact speech in 2008 when he received the nomination for Vice President. Click here or below to watch for yourself.

Joe Biden, who has been in elected office for 47 years, has accomplished little over that time and represents the failed policy ideas of the past. As Donald Trump Jr said, “If Joe Biden could do any of those things, why didn’t he tell Obama?” 

Joe Biden has nothing new to offer after being Vice President for 8 years and accomplishing nothing

Worse yet, Biden has a history of plagiarism. The Biden-Harris has plagiarized and adopted the agenda of the extreme far left - including big government, taxpayer-funded healthcare, extreme anti-job energy platform, open borders, free healthcare for illegal immigrants, sanctuary cities, defunding the police.

 

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Weekly Update - 8.23.20

Good afternoon and welcome to our Weekend Update.

Yesterday, I publicly announced that I have tested positive for COVID-19. I have followed all CDC health and safety guidelines and I will be taking all necessary precautions, including working from home in quarantine until I receive a negative test result. Although this very unfortunate and it did cause me not to attend President Trump's event in Scranton on Thursday, I am very thankful that my wife Shelley has tested negative and our children have been away at school and work and are in no jeopardy of getting the virus.

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