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Weekly Update - 7.31.22

Good afternoon and welcome to our Weekend Update.

I have been traveling around the district, speaking with folks, and its clear that we all have had enough of skyrocketing inflation. This week in Washington, D.C., I relayed our frustration. Unfortunately, Biden and the Democrats aren’t listening.

Rising costs are hurting everyone. A few days ago, I asked our constituents in the district how inflation has impacted their daily lives. In less than 24 hours, I received over 1,400 responses from seniors, small business owners, mothers, and fathers from every corner of Pennsylvania's 9th district. They all described how they are struggling to keep up with inflation. The high price of goods and fuel is forcing those on fixed incomes to make difficult decisions. Some are even being forced to choose between buying food or prescriptions or fueling up their vehicle. The pain inflicted by rising costs and inflation are real.

To put faces to this crisis, I invited several small businesses to the 9th district in Washington for a House Small Business Committee Republicans roundtable to discuss the difficulties they are facing. We were joined by the American Crane & Equipment Corporation, Wheel Restaurant in Pottsville, Ashland Technologies, Inc., Scattered Acres Farm, Byler Holdings, and the Pottsville Area Development Corporation. They, like many others, are hurting.

 

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Weekly Update - 7.24.22

Good afternoon and welcome to our Weekend Update.

This week, I was in Washington, D.C., where the Biden administration and Congressional Democrats are taking up issues designed to distract us from the real problems facing American families.

Meanwhile, the real issue facing Americans hasn't changed, and they are crushing hardworking families. Inflation, high gas prices, and our border crisis are significant issues that merit immediate attention. Inflation soared 9.1% in June, the most significant increase since 1981. American families and small businesses are struggling to stay afloat amid skyrocketing prices. Gas prices remain high, and the number of illegal immigrants apprehended at the southern border is at record highs.

I joined Newsmax to discuss this inflation and the issues Democrats focus on instead of addressing. Click here or below to watch my interview.

The worst part about all these issues is that we know how to address these issues in a meaningful way. President Donald Trump’s administration had our country’s economy humming before the Covid-19 pandemic, and his policies and America First agenda had us well on the road to recovery in 2020. Rather than follow suit so our nation can continue winning, Biden has implemented an America Last agenda. We can and must fix this. Biden must admit his policies have failed our country and address these issues by removing regulations and policies that have shut down new domestic energy production. We need to support American small businesses and reinvigorate manufacturing, so we start making things in America with American workers. We must never leave our nation beholden to our enemies for energy and critical resources. That means lowering taxes and eliminating unnecessary and burdensome regulations. Perhaps, most importantly, as it relates to national security, we must secure our southern border, build a wall, and reimplement the Remain in Mexico policy negotiated during the Trump administration. We must work with the Mexican border as former President Trump did.

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Weekly Update - 7.18.22

Good morning and welcome to our Weekend Update.

This week, I joined Newsmax’s National Report to discuss a recent New York Times poll showing that most Democrats don't want President Joe Biden to seek reelection. These poor numbers reflect that his policies are failing Americans, particularly those Democrats claim to be helping.

Americans are reminded of Biden’s failures every time they stop at the grocery store or put gas in their tank. Inflation is out of control and is hurting everyone, particularly Americans with low incomes. 

And it gets worse… We've got an open border. Fentanyl is running rampant throughout our country. Americans, Democrats and Republicans are pessimistic about the future. Our consumers have the highest level of pessimism since Jimmy Carter was in office, and it looks clear that a recession is coming upon us.

Another issue I addressed was the infiltration of “woke” policies into our military. These crazy liberal policies have resulted in recruitment issues for our military. Some 60,000 members of the military, particularly reservists, are no longer allowed to participate in military duties because they refuse to get COVID-19 vaccinations.

The U.S. military will not grant any exclusions for religion. Even the Israeli military allows for vaccine exceptions if you have immunities. If you've had the virus, then you have the immunities. We're taking a dangerous tone here, and many Republicans and I believe the National Guard need to take a closer look at this. Click here or below to watch my interview.

 

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Weekly Update - 7.10.22

Good afternoon and welcome to our Weekend Update.

I trust that everyone had a happy and healthy 4th of July. The weather was great, and our family enjoyed quality time together celebrating our nation, the greatest in the history of the world. 

But our nation is facing some challenges. Higher gas prices and record inflation are significant issues facing American families. These crises are directly related to the policies enacted by the Biden administration. This week, news reports revealed that more than five million barrels of oil released from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) had been diverted to European and Asian nations instead of U.S. refiners. Biden has ordered the Department of Energy to release about 260 million barrels of oil stored in the SPR over the next eight months to combat record fuel prices hitting American consumers. 

We deserve answers as to why our energy reserves are being sent to foreign adversaries like China, compromising our energy security and national security.

 

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Weekend Update - 7.4.22

Good afternoon and welcome to our Weekend Update.

From Shelley and I, we wish you a Happy 4th of July and hope you are enjoying a happy, healthy, and safe weekend with your family.

Unfortunately, American families are suffering a bit more this holiday as inflation, worker shortages, and record-high gas prices are crippling our nation. I joined The Evening Edit along with Douglas Holtz-Eakin of the American Action Forum to discuss the effects skyrocketing inflation is having on American families and small businesses. Click here or below to watch.

 

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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

Good afternoon and welcome to our Weekend Update.

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

Good afternoon and welcome to our Weekend Update.

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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