Good afternoon. The major event in Washington this week was hearing from President Donald Trump at the State of the Union speech. My wife, Shelley, accompanied me to the speech. I believe the President made a clear and compelling case for his agenda and also took time to reflect on just how far our nation has come in the short two years since he took power.
Here is a picture of Shelley and I with Ben Carson, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and Sonny Perdue, Secretary of Agriculture before the State of the Union address.
I released the following video regarding the President’s speech. Click here to watch.
The economy is growing at a historic rate. We have seen job growth for a record 100th consecutive month. Unemployment is its lowest rate in 50 years and at historic lows for African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans and Asian-Americans. There are more women in the workforce than ever before and we have added 600,000 new manufacturing jobs.
This is proof that lowering taxes and eliminating job-killing regulations grows the economy.
Greetings! Today, I am attending the Republican Party of Pennsylvania’s Annual Winter Meeting in Hershey. This is a great opportunity for me to catch up with so many friends and supporters, update them on what is going on in Congress and thank them for their support.
This week, we had our first Budget Committee hearing where I spoke out about the need for the federal government to reduce spending. I questioned Keith Hall, the Director of the Congressional Budget Office, about the real financial issues our nation is facing due to the dramatic overspending that occurred prior to 2016. Click here to watch my comments and questions at the hearing. What is clear after reviewing the unemployment numbers and our nation’s economic condition, is that the Jobs and Tax Cuts Act worked to galvanize the economy. Now it is incumbent upon Congress to reduce government spending. That will be a priority for me on the Budget Committee.
Greetings. I know the forecast is calling for a lot of snow and sleet across the District and I would encourage everyone to be safe. Don’t travel unless you have to and be sure to stay tuned to the latest news regarding weather and road conditions.
We had another busy week in Washington, D.C. Today, I participated in the March for Life. We gathered to march on behalf of the rights of the unborn and in support of human unborn life. The crowd was incredibly large. Everyone was enthusiastic in their support of the pro-life movement, friendly and courteous and I can't begin to describe how much I appreciated the energy they brought. (Pictures below)
Earlier in the week, I even had some familiar faces stop by for a visit... my wife, Shelley, and my mother-in-law. (Pictured below) I can tell you that having the support of my family is so important and I was really happy that they came down for a visit. I truly couldn't do this job without their unwavering support and understanding.
Pottsville: Dan Meuser released the following statement after winning the election for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 9th District.
“First of all, I want to thank the voters for the faith they have placed in me to represent the 9th Congressional District in the U.S. Congress.,” Meuser said. “This was a hard fought election and I have to thank our volunteers, supporters, elected officials and our campaign team for their tireless dedication to our campaign. Campaigning is a WE effort and tonight’s results prove that. I also must thank my wife Shelley, my children and our entire family and friends for their support and encouragement. I couldn’t have done this without the sacrifices and support they gave me.