Good afternoon, and welcome to our Weekend Update!
Before I recap our week, I encourage you to watch this interview with my colleague and friend, Congresswoman and Conference Chair Elise Stefanik. Elise delivers a very strong, intelligent, and truthful response to typical left-wing talking points and makes the case for a Donald Trump presidency. The tagline shown in the video clip below is another example of the typical weak, biased press attempting to besmirch a clear constitutional argument for election integrity and the need to maximize all American citizen registered voter’s turnout, whether by mail-in or at the polls. Congratulations to Elise for her strength and leadership! Click here or below to watch this interview.
This week, I visited the southern border, and what I saw confirmed what we already knew – the situation on the ground was an absolute catastrophe. This week, I joined Speaker Mike Johnson on a visit to Eagle Pass, TX, to see the disaster at our southern border first-hand again. This trip marked my third visit to the border, and the crisis is only worsening because of President Biden’s failed leadership. Millions of illegal immigrants are crossing our border, deadly drugs like fentanyl are flowing into our country, and communities are facing billions of dollars in expenses to deal with the influx of migrants. While the Biden Administration will not take corrective action, House Republicans have passed H.R. 2, the strongest border reform package in history. Customs and Border Protection officials told us that reimplementing the Trump-era Remain in Mexico Policy would alone reduce the crisis by nearly 80%.
If Biden’s border policy is intended to secure the border, it’s a complete and utter failure. If his border policy is intended to let millions of illegal immigrants into our country, it’s a total success.
Pictured below with fellow PA GOP Congressmen, Scott Perry, G.T. Thompson, John Joyce, and Brian Fitzpatrick.
Click here or below to watch my video message from the border.
I joined “Mornings with Maria” on Fox Business to discuss the border crisis and detailed my conversations with Customs and Border Patrol officers. Click hereor below to watch.
Additionally, I joined the “National Report” on Newsmax to discuss the increasing numbers of illegals coming into the nation. Click here or below to watch.
During my visit to the southern border, Congressman John James and I received detailed information on the border calamity by Texas Governor Abbott’s Border Czar, Mike Banks. (Pictured below)
I joined WILK-FM to discuss my trip to the southern border. Click here to listen.
IN NEWS YOU WON’T HEAR IN THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: It’s a new year, but the same border crisis.
Biden and Democrats have rejected every border security proposal from Republicans, including House Republicans’ border security legislation passed almost 250 days ago, and scoffed at virtually any meaningful change to immigration law.
According to Karine Jean-Pierre, that’s taking it “very seriously."
On Saturday, alongside several of my colleagues, I had the opportunity to kick off the first day of the 2024 Pennsylvania Farm Show, the nation's largest indoor agricultural exposition!
I encourage you to explore the Pennsylvania Farm Show to witness the quality and diversity of Pennsylvania's thriving agriculture industry and the individuals behind it. With agriculture making up 10% of jobs in the Commonwealth and adding a whopping $132 billion to the state's GDP, this event is a remarkable celebration of Pennsylvania's essential farming industry.
I had a great time at the Pennsylvania Farm Show with Congressman G.T. Thompson, Congressman Scott Perry, and Rob Bresnahan. Everyone should check out this impressive agricultural showcase now through next Saturday. Be sure to grab a delicious milkshake from the PA Dairymen's Association.
Congratulations to our good friend and former Congressman Don Sherwood and his team's first-place recognition at the 6 Horse Hitch competition at the Farm Show today.
We look forward to catching up with you next week. Happy New Year, God Bless, and see you soon,