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Weekly Update - 6.26.22

Good afternoon and welcome to our Weekend Update.

This was an important week in Washington, D.C., as the U.S. Supreme Court delivered a decision in the Dobbs v. Jackson, a historic deci, overturning Roe v. Wade. This decision returns the power to protect the unborn to the elected leaders in each state. There remains much work to be done to defend the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for every American – born and unborn. As a pro-life legislator, I am hopeful that states pass legislation that assists new parents and single mothers with newborn programs and adoption options.

The Supreme Court also made a landmark decision protecting our 2ndAmendment rights by overturning a law in New York that restricted the rights of Americans to carry a handgun for self-defense outside the home. This is the right decision and will help Americans protect themselves in cities that have become increasingly dangerous due to increased violence. This rise in violence is directly tied to the woke agenda and policies of the Biden administration and Democrats.

 

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Weekly Update - 6.19.22

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First, I want to extend a Happy Father’s Day to all the dads. It’s the best and most rewarding role in my life. I hope everyone is enjoying the day with family!

While the mainstream media works in concert with the Democratic Party in an attempt to distract the American people from the real issues impacting Americans, the reality is that the Biden administration is leading our nation’s economy off a cliff.

The Biden administration’s plan for taming inflation passes the buck to Americans once again. Due to Biden's disastrous policies, the cost of driving to work, feeding families, housing and utilities, Americans face unimaginable increases and strains. Biden is essentially putting the responsibility on the Federal Reserve to stabilize inflation. Unfortunately, the Biden administration's shocks to the economy are far outside the fed's control. While they play a role, much of the inflation is created by Biden's policies, including his:

  • Assault on domestic energy production
  • Excessive government spending
  • Incentivizing a lack of American productivity

Meanwhile, Biden can’t understand why we haven’t embraced his plan to reduce inflation by tapping the emergency energy reserves to lower gas prices. It’s a bad idea, and it hasn’t made a debt. Shockingly, against every fundamental taught in economics, he wants to raise taxes on American businesses, which, according to the Biden administration, reduce the deficit, slow inflation, and create jobs. Americans need help right now, not in ten years. Since Biden came to office, small businesses have been trying to survive after absorbing substantial new costs.

 

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Weekly Update - 6.12.22

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This week, we were in Washington, D.C. While the mainstream media is working overtime to support the Democrats by doing anything they can to distract the public from their failures, the truth is that people are severely frustrated by the impact of the policies of the Biden administration and extreme liberals.

 

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Weekly Update - 6.5.22

Good evening and welcome to our Weekend Update.

I hope that everyone is having a wonderful weekend. Perfect weather like this gives you a renewed appreciation for how truly blessed we are to live in this great country, particularly in the 9th District. As our nation faces challenges and difficulties, it is important to reflect on and appreciate God’s glory.

This week, I was in Berwick for a groundbreaking of the YMCA’s gymnasium and community center project. It truly is the hub of the community. We were able to secure $1 million in appropriations for the project. The facility will be used for recreation, food distribution, childcare, and other community programs.

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Weekly Update - 5.22.22

Good afternoon and welcome to our Weekend Update.

On Tuesday, voters headed to the polls for Primary Election day. I want to begin by thanking voters for the faith they have placed in our campaign. While I ran unopposed in the Primary Election, I am deeply appreciative of the support you have shown me. I am committed to representing the needs of our community, Commonwealth, and nation. Additionally, we are committed to continuing the best constituent services in the entire country.

Tuesday’s election is just the beginning of a very active and busy few months of campaigning for many candidates. I am a committed supporter of Dave McCormick for the U.S. Senate, as I stated previously. As of today, the race is still too close to call. However, we remain hopeful that Dave will pull out this victory. He is our best chance to defeat Lt. Governor John Fetterman. Additionally, several strong Republican candidates were victorious in Primary Elections. I am proud to support their campaigns as Republicans work to take back control of the U.S. House and retire Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

This week got some good news in Washington. First, after opposition from House Republicans and the American people, Biden's Orwellian "Disinformation Board" is being shut down, and Nina Jankowicz is resigning. The First Amendment guards Americans' sacred right to free speech, and the government shall never infringe upon it.

Secondly, a federal court has ruled that the Biden administration cannot remove Title 42. This decision is welcome news as the Biden administration’s plan to remove these protections would allow even more illegal immigrants to cross our southern border.

 

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Weekly Update - 5.15.22

Good afternoon and welcome to our Weekend Update.

This week, I joined Fox Business to discuss the Biden administration’s planned White House Disinformation Board and their efforts to stifle free speech. A government entity that polices the statements of its citizens is anti-American, the stuff of Orwellian fantasy, and unlike anything I would expect to see in this country. Click here or below to watch my interview.

This week is National Police Week, and I spoke on the House floor to publicly thank our men and women in law enforcement who dutifully protect & serve our communities. Click here to view my remarks.

Additionally, I joined Leader Kevin McCarthy, my Republican colleagues, and Capitol Police officers for the second Back the Blue Bike Tour in honor of National Police Week. We rode together from the Capitol to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, where we paused to honor fallen police officers from Pennsylvania and across America.

 

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Weekly Update - 5.8.22

Good morning and welcome to our Weekend Update.

I must begin by wishing a Happy Mother's Day to the two best mom's I know… my mom, Maeve, and my wife, Shelley. I also want to extend a Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there. To commemorate Mother’s Day, I want to share a quote from President Ronald Reagan, “From my mother I learned the value of prayer, how to have dreams and believe I could make them come true.”

With the disaster at the border increasing and the Biden administration’s insistence on getting rid of Title 42, the situation will only worsen. One would think the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) would be focused on this significant national security issue, focusing on protecting our homeland and securing our southern border. Instead, however, Biden’s DHS is busy creating an Orwellian “Disinformation Board.” One can only assume this is their answer to the disaster at the border by taking away the American public’s ability to question the disasters his far-left policies create. 

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Weekly Update - 5.1.22

Good afternoon and welcome to our Weekend Update.

This week, I was in Washington, D.C., as Congress was in session. Our nation is facing several significant issues, many created by the policies of the Biden administration.

Ensuring the safety and security of the American people is one of the most critical roles any elected official faces. That is why I have and continue to be so concerned with the ongoing crisis at our southern border. This week, I joined my House Republican colleagues in calling on Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to reverse the Biden Administration's disastrous immigration policies and secure our southern border.

The Biden administration's disregard for their obligation to secure our southern border has detrimental impacts on Pennsylvanians and all Americans. Title 42 must remain in place, and this administration owes the American people a real plan to bring order to an out-of-control border. This week, I joined with 53 of my House Republican Congressional colleagues, and the Texas Public Policy Foundation, in filing an amicus brief in support of the Title 42 injunction lawsuit filed by the Louisiana, Arizona and Missouri Attorneys General.

 

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Weekly Update - 4.24.22

Good morning and welcome to our Weekend Update.

First, I hope everyone had a blessed, happy, and healthy Passover and Easter! Our family had a great holiday, enjoyed time with the family, and we all agreed that we were ready for some warmer spring weather.

We had a very busy and productive week traveling the district, but first, I want to discuss the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Last week, I was informed that Vladimir Putin banned me for life from visiting Russia. My initial response is that it should be rephrased. I’m banned for Putin’s lifespan because the day will come when Russia will be free of Putin, and Vladimir will go down in history in the same category as history’s other historic mass-killing dictators. We must do everything we can to help Europe become energy independent so they stop buying Russia’s energy. Russia’s war is being underwritten by those purchasing their energy. We must show a more significant level of support for Ukraine. The United States has given them weapons and other support, but we must do more. Ukraine losing this war is not an option.

Another topic I am laser-focused on is Biden’s continuing disaster at our southern border. Crossings of illegals entering our nation through our southern border continue to spike. Unfortunately, rather than correct the issue, the Biden administration is doubling down by lifting Title 42, which will only worsen the southern border crisis. Title 42 allows the United States government to turn away illegal immigrants coming from nations with known health issues.  Any member of U.S. Congress who does not speak up on Biden’s lifting of Title 42 has blood on their hands. What’s wrong and lawfully contradictory, which makes it unlawful, is requiring all noncitizens entering by land or air to be vaccinated. How can this be the requirement, yet tens of thousands are admitted illegally without vaccines?

I joined Mornings with Maria on Fox Business to discuss Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the Biden administration’s decision to lift Title 42. Click here or below to watch.

IN NEWS YOU WON’T HEAR IN THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: This week, thankfully, a federal judge ruled the Biden administration and the CDC’s continued mask mandate on air travel was unlawful. But unfortunately, the Biden won’t let that decision stand. His “rationale” for appealing a federal court’s decision to end the transportation mask mandate isn’t about “the science” but his power.

His administration admitted it. They believe his mandates should be above the law and not subject to judicial review:

  • Jen Psaki: Biden is appealing the ruling on the federal mask mandate to “preserve that authority for the CDC.”
  • Anthony Fauci: “We are concerned about that, about courts getting involved in things that are unequivocally a public health decision. This is a CDC issue. It should not have been a court issue.”
    • “This is not a judicial matter…the principle of a court overruling a public health judgment … is disturbing.”
    • “We're worried about” judges being able to review CDC mandates.
  • Biden's top COVID advisor Ashish Jha: “A major goal” of the Biden administration “is to make sure that the CDC has the authority” to implement mask mandates unilaterally.

And exposing their hypocrisy once and for all, the administration is forcing mandates while lifting restrictions on illegal immigrants. If Title 42 is no longer necessary, why are masks on airplanes? The science behind the benefit of masks on airplanes was never solid.

The Democrat’s hypocrisy on Covid-19 is made even more crystal clear now. It’s always been “rules for thee and not for me,” and about power, not the science.

Traveling the 9th District:

On Tuesday, I spoke at a ceremony hosted by the Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce and Senator Dave Argall to recognize the many heroes that helped with the horrible accident on March 28 in Schuylkill County on I-81. This event was hosted at Wegman's distribution center in Pottsville, and I was pleased to present certificates of special congressional recognition to all heroes involved.

On Wednesday, I attended an event at Eco Material Technologies in Danville for a celebration commemorating the achievement of having 150,000 tons of fly ash cleaned up from the site. This company will continue to clean up hundreds of thousands of tons more of fly ash from the area and use the ash to create cement to help build infrastructure across the country. Our great friend Rep. Kurt Masser and other local elected officials accompanied me.

Later that evening, I attended a rally in Danville for U.S. Senate candidate Dave McCormick with special guest, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. As I have said many times, Dave is the right person to represent Pennsylvania in the United States at a critical time in our nation's history. He has my full support.

On Thursday morning, I stopped in Jonestown, Lebanon County, where the Military Warriors Support Foundation teamed up with Wells Fargo to gift a home to U.S. Marine veteran James Fizer. It was a great gesture and well-earned. Thank you for your service, Mr. Fizer.

That afternoon, I visited small businesses in Lebanon City with Senator Chris Gebhard, Commissioner Michael Kuhn, Commissioner Bob Phillips, and Mayor Sherry Capello. We visited several fantastic small businesses during our tour, including Snitz Creek Brewery, MamaJuana Lounge & Restaurant, Red Headed League Public House, Foltz's Pretzels, Under The Bridge - Hard Cider, and Wertz Candies. Our small businesses contribute tremendously to our communities, and I always value the opportunity to visit and speak with them about their successes and challenges.

Later, I attended the Berks County Intermediate Unit’s 50th-anniversary celebration in Leesport. (Pictured below with State Representative Ryan MacKenzie, Berks County Commissioner Michael Rivera, State Senator Judy Schwank, State Representative Mark Gillen and County Commissioner Christian Leinbach.)

Finally, I closed out the evening with the Berks County Patriots and our good friend Sam Brancadora for their candidate’s night. I can’t say enough about the Berks County Patriots' excellent work highlighting candidates and their commitment to a greater commonwealth and nation.

On Friday morning, I stopped by Shamokin High School’s Purple Perk Coffee Shop, run by an incredible group of students. I grabbed a great cup of coffee and was fortunate to see how great of an operation they run while teaching students hands-on skills of working. Northumberland County Commissioner Sam Schiccatano joined me.

After that, I popped into the school’s state government class to speak to freshmen about what it is like to serve in Congress. Great group of young students. I want to thank school superintendent Chris Venna and their great teacher Traci Beck for the invitation.

After that, we headed to Bloomsburg to meet with the Bloomsburg Regional Technology Center, home to many tech and business startups in the area.

That evening, I headed to the Luzerne County GOP Dinner held at The Woodlands in Wilkes-Barre Township. Chairman PJ Prubilla and the committee had a tremendous event.

Yesterday, I started my day in Annville, Lebanon County, with Senator Chris Gebhard and Rep. Frank Ryan to celebrate the American Legion’s 100th Anniversary.

Yesterday, I attended the Lycoming County Patriot's Candidates Day in Montoursville.

Later, I stopped by Americus Hose Company, visited with crew and had one of their world famous hamburgers. After, I popped by the Sunbury Fire Police Dinner held in Sunbury at the Fraternal Order of Eagles building. I was joined by Representative Lynda Schlegel Culver and Congressman Fred Keller. I addressed the crowd and discussed the importance of fire police and their service.

With just weeks until the Primary Election, this year is moving quickly. We have some consequential elections this fall and we are going to need everyone pushing hard to win elections for our Republican team at the federal and state level. Our campaign has yard signs available and a limited number of 4x8s are available. If you would like a yard sign, please email [email protected] or call 570-915-3027.

Keep up the faith and the fight,

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Dan Meuser

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Weekly Update - 4.10.22

Good afternoon and welcome to our Weekend Update.

I want to acknowledge again fallen Lebanon City Police Lieutenant William Lebo. Lebo was a 40 year veteran of the force and was just one month away from retirement. On Friday, Shelley and I attended the ceremony at the Giant Center in Hershey as we all paid our final respects.

I spoke on the floor of the U.S. House in memory of Lt. Lebo. He was a calm, kind & ethical police officer who was deeply devoted to protecting the Lebanon community. Shelley and I send my deepest condolences to Lt. Lebo's wife, Lora, his daughter Corrine, his entire family, the Lebanon City Police Department, the Lebanon DA's office, and the entire Lebanon community.

 

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