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Weekly Update - 8.8.21

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This week, our team was in the District traveling to various events. The 9thDistrict is home to our Commonwealth’s hardest working people, great communities to raise our families, and prosperous small businesses.

As someone who spent a career helping to build a small family business into a significant Pennsylvania employer, I enjoy talking to companies. Hearing their struggles and discussing ways we can help get the government out of their way so they can grow and prosper. One of the most significant challenges any job creator has faced is finding employees. Due to the extra unemployment bonuses supported by President Biden and the liberal wing of the Democratic Party, many businesses are struggling to find workers. It was announced that the U.S. unemployment rate did dip lower to 5.4%. Pennsylvania's unemployment rate stands at 6.9%. In states that are prospering, they have gotten rid of these incentives, which has helped attract workers back to the workforce. Pennsylvania has not.

We will never compete with the prosperous economies of Florida, Texas, Arizona, Utah or Georgia unless we have a governor who understands we must model our policies after the states and governors who are winning.

I met with our friends at the Schuylkill County Chamber of Commerce. I was joined by Bob Carl, the Chamber’s President and CEO and their team for their government affairs meeting.

 

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Weekly Update - 8.1.21

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Another week in Washington, D.C., another week of dangerous and ineffective Democratic leadership. Much of this week was again spent debating and discussing transportation and infrastructure funding. Again, I have been clear; I support responsible transportation and infrastructure plans focused on real needs… fixing our roads, rebuilding our bridges, broadband infrastructure. I supported a responsible transportation plan when President Donald Trump was in office, as I do today.

What I cannot support is the $3.5 trillion plan being proposed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and extreme liberal Democrats. First, the plan includes massive tax increases and spending on things unrelated to transportation and infrastructure, like the Green New Deal anti-jobs bill.

Second, the federal government has pumped trillions of dollars into the economy, resulting in rampant fraud. As elected officials, it is our duty to be good stewards of our tax dollars and account for every dollar spent. I am going to work as hard as I can to make sure this plan is defeated. We have gained Democrat support against the plan, and I am confident we can continue to build opposition. 

I spoke with Charles Payne on Fox Business’ Making Money about the deal. Click here or below to watch.

In addition to the bill being filled with a litany of extreme liberal policy ideas and major tax increases, the federal government is incapable of executing a plan to dispense this amount of funds without experiencing epic levels of fraud.

 

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Weekly Update - 7.25.21

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This week we were back in D.C. as Democrat's insistence on extreme liberal partisan policies continues. The people need to know that progressive Democrats are holding a critical bill hostage with the threat of an outrageous expansion of government that is part of their agenda to grow government and the people's dependence on it. We are not a socialist country, and we must not threaten future generations with this multitrillion-dollar reconciliation bill that is not sustainable. The critically important bipartisan infrastructure bill is in jeopardy if it is perceived as a "Trojan horse" for a completely partisan $3.5 trillion reconciliation vote.

I joined Neil Cavuto on Fox Business to discuss the reconciliation plan and the need for hard infrastructure needs. Click here or below to watch.

I delivered a speech on the floor of the U.S. House on the importance of passing an impactful transportation and infrastructure package with no strings attached. Click here to visit our official Facebook page to view.

 

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Weekly Update - 7.18.21

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Visiting Pennsylvania this week, Biden called the fight for voting rights the biggest test of our democracy since the Civil War. Really? Because legislators want to implement commonsense voting reforms like requiring voters to show proof of their identity before casting their ballot and ensuring signatures match on mail-in ballots. The drama surrounding election reforms was inflamed when 60 Texas State House members boarded a private plane to Washington, D.C., to avoid voting on an election reform bill that includes an end to drive-thru voting for able-bodied citizens. The bill also EXPANDS the hours in the day for early voting in every county in Texas. This is a bill that the Biden Administration called this bill "un-American" and part of a "21st-century Jim Crow assault." The cartoon below sums it up.

 

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Weekly Update - 7.11.21

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I hope everyone enjoyed a great 4thof July weekend. Like you, we enjoyed time with family celebrating our great country. As President John F. Kennedy once said, Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and success of liberty."

I am proud to be American. While the extreme left has tried to make this statement controversial, my support for this great nation will never waver. I know you feel the same.

This week, I conducted several interviews on the Fox Business Network. On Wednesday, I spoke to Neil Cavuto on Fox Business on China’s crackdown on Bitcoin and U.S. IPOs. Click here or below to watch my interview.

We can no longer be victims of wishful thinking when it comes to the Chinese Communist Party. Our nation needs to be as tough as we can be against Chinese aggression. Unfortunately, the Biden Administration is laser-focused on growing the size of our government and uninterested in promoting policies focused on growing the private sector that will allow our nation to prosper.

On Thursday, I joined Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business to discuss the rise in crime in our major cities. Click here or below to watch.

If you weaken police, you heighten crime.

If you weaken border patrol, you increase illegal crossings.

If you spend $5 trillion, you increase inflation. This is a ridiculous, upside-down policy agenda.

 

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Weekly Update - 7.3.21

Happy 4th of July, and welcome to our Weekend Update.

As families and neighbors gather this Independence weekend, it is important we take time to celebrate this great nation and the freedoms we enjoy. In celebration of our great nation’s birth, President Ronald Reagan once remarked, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.”

While in Washington, D.C., this week, I joined Fox Business to discuss government waste and fraud as well as the importance of growing the private sector, not increasing the size of government. Click here or below to watch.

 

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Weekly Update - 6.27.21

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As infrastructure talks with the U.S. Senate show signs of compromise, I hope the Biden Administration sees the value of a bipartisan, paid-for infrastructure plan that is targeted towards states' needs without a level of spending that will further drive inflation and increase taxes.

This week, I joined Newsmax TV to discuss the latest on infrastructure infrastructures. Click here or below to watch.

Another issue dominating the news is election reform. In Washington, Democrats’ H.R. 1 imposes “DC Knows Best” mandates, federalizing elections in a clear power grab. This is Democrat’s #1 priority, not COVID recovery, the border crisis, or inflation and the labor shortage. They’re fighting hard to entrench their power, not fighting to put American families first.

Compare that to Pennsylvania, where the Republican legislature passed a commonsense election reform package that includes measures to strengthen voter’s trust in our electoral process. For example, the legislation requires regular election audits; improves election uniformity among the 67 counties as required by the Pennsylvania Constitution; enhances certification processes for all machines used in elections; requires signature verification using ballot scanning equipment for mail-in and absentee ballots; improves lists of registered voters; conducts an audit of every election for, among other things, to improve the security of our elections. It also includes a voter identification provision. Specifically, registered voters would receive through their counties’ durable scannable voter registration cards, much like the identification cards currently issued to voters, to be used when voting in person. 

A recent poll by Franklin & Marshall College shows 74% of those polled support requirements that voters show an identification card when voting in person, and 81% are in favor of signature verification. Republicans and Democrats support a voter identification provision. Unfortunately, Governor Wolf has promised a veto of this legislation.

Equally troubling, this week, the Biden Administration has deployed the Department of Justice to file a politically motivated lawsuit against the recent election reform bill in Georgia. Georgia has more fair and open election laws than many other states… including Delaware. Yet, after failing to sell H.R. 1 to the American people, the Biden Administration is now weaponizing the Justice Department to attack election integrity. This is a clear attempt to undermine confidence in elections in the pursuit of political power.

 

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Weekly Update - 6.20.21

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I want to wish everyone a Happy Father’s Day, especially my dad, Stan Meuser. My dad is a retired NYPD police detective, American business builder and job creator, Major in the South Carolina National Guard... and an all-around incredible American. When you look up the definition of carpe diem, there should be a picture of my father... Seizing the Day!

He and my mom taught me many lessons.

1. You always know right from wrong in your heart.

2. Never say I can’t.

3. If you got knocked down, you get up...fast!

4. When in doubt, put on Johnny Cash.

My wife, Shelley, and I feel incredibly blessed to be so close to our three children who we are so proud of and love very much. I want to wish everyone a Happy Father’s Day. (Pictured below with our three children, Caroline, Jacqueline, Danny and our dog GiGi)

Much of the news this week centered on the Biden-Putin meeting in Geneva. But, objectively speaking, I don’t see many successes that resulted from the summit.

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Weekly Update - 6.13.21

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This weekend, I participated in the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference in Harrisburg. This is the largest conservative Republican gathering in the Commonwealth. It was a tremendous success and great to be around so many patriots. I addressed the audience on Saturday morning and discussed my excitement for launching the great American comeback... the great Pennsylvania comeback. That begins with winning elections this year. Winning back control of U.S. House and retiring Speaker Nancy Pelosi for good. We need to elect a governor who will model and compete with winning states... Pennsylvania can be the next Texas. It's time to Make Pennsylvania Proud Again. It's time to Make Pennsylvania Prosperous Again. It's time to Make Pennsylvania Win Again. It's time to Make Pennsylvania Great Again. Click hereto watch my message. (Begins at the 3:18 mark)

Jesse Watters of Fox News spoke on Friday night and was tremendous, especially as he recounted stories of covering President Trump. I ran into our good friend RJ Harris of WHP 580. He is a staple of Harrisburg radio, and I enjoy being a regular guest on his program. I also ran into our State Treasurer, Stacy Garrity, who is doing a tremendous job. (Pictures below)

Our 2021 Republican judicial candidates were in attendance, including Supreme Court candidate Judge Kevin Brobson, Superior Court candidate Megan Sullivan and Commonwealth Court candidates Judge Drew Crompton and Stacy Wallace. (Pictured below with Judge Brobson)

 

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Weekly Update - 6.6.21

Good evening and welcome to our Weekend Update.

Today we recognize the 77th anniversary of the D-Day invasion. May we be reminded of all the brave men who ran onto those beaches to fight against tyranny and for freedom. We must never forget history and its important lessons. Those brave men each taught us what it means to be truly courageous, to stand for something great, even at risk of one’s own peril. May we be reminded today of the greatness of the American spirit and the tremendous sacrifices made by so many—so we could live free.

This week’s lackluster jobs report shows that there are over 8 million open jobs across the country that employers cannot fill. We are hearing a consistent message from many business owners... they can't find help. These issues are rooted in large part in liberal policies that have been enacted, like enhanced unemployment benefits.

 

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