Good evening and welcome to our Weekend Update.
This week, I joined “Mornings with Maria” on Fox Business to discuss the economy and the issues Americans face due to Biden’s big government policy agenda. Unfortunately, the Biden Administration is engaged in every anti-growth regulation they can imagine. This White House has no plan moving forward to rein in spending or implement serious economic reform to help curb long-term inflation. Click here or below to watch my interview.
House Republicans are keeping their Commitment to America. As we highlighted, recently the House passed HR 1, which will increase domestic energy production, reduce regulatory burdens, and reform permitting across all sectors of the economy. The bill will unleash American energy, curb inflation, and create hundreds of thousands of jobs. I joined Newsmax's "National Report" to discuss how we can bring American energy production back to help reduce energy costs and increase our national security. Click here to watch my interview.
Pennsylvania plays a prominent role in powering our country. I was joined by Congressman Troy Nehls of Texas for a roundtable discussion and tour of the Energy Transfer facility in Marcus Hook, to see how they are involved in the safe and clean production, processing and transferring products of natural gas liquids (NGLs) to the U.S. energy sector and the global marketplace. (Pictured below with Joe Massaro, lead specialist, government affairs, Energy Transfer; Ed Human, senior director of industrial complex operations for Marcus Hook, Congressman Troy Nehls and Jon Hunt, senior vice president of terminal operations for Energy Transfer)
Additionally, WOLF Fox 56 highlighted the legislation I am sponsoring to attract commercial flights to Williamsport Regional Airport & other regional airports across the country. Two bills I recently introduced will help expand access to air travel to millions of people living in rural America and reduce congestion at major airports. Click here or below to watch the report.
This week, I joined the Open Discourse Coalition at Bucknell University. The Open Discourse Coalition is an important forum for... open discourse. They have some great leaders, staff, and members. I am happy to be associated with what is becoming more important than ever on the college campus; maintaining dialogues, discourse, and freedom alive and well. I want to thank Coach Pat Flannery and Open Discourse Coalition President Charles Mitchell for inviting me to attend the forum. Jennifer Yuengling, Sr. Vice President of Operations at Yuengling Breweries was the featured speaker and gave a very informative and inspiring talk to the large group attending. Click here to watch a video highlighting the work Jennifer Yuengling does at Yuengling Breweries from Bucknell Magazine.
Additionally, we stopped in at Siberline Manufacturing Co., in Tamaqua to meet with our great friends Lisa Scheller, the CEO of Silberline, and Maria Montero. Siberline makes a key ingredient in paints and coatings that’s sent to 87 different countries – it is the only woman-owned business of its type in the world. It is an incredible facility.
Today, I attended the Lackawanna County GOP Luncheon. There is great energy amongst grassroots Republicans as we look to win important elections in 2023 and 2024. While there is a great deal of attention on the presidential election next year, and rightfully so, we must focus on winning our statewide judicial and local elections this year. The Republican Party endorsed Supreme Court candidate Judge Carolyn Carlucci and Commonwealth Court endorsed candidate Megan Martin both attended and each gave outstanding speeches covering their qualifications and their winning strategies. I want to thank Lackawanna GOP Chair Dan Naylor and his team for the great work they are doing to build the party. (Pictured below with Lackawanna GOP chair Dan Naylor and our great friend Chuck Volpe, an exceptional businessman, statewide leader and host of the Volpe Report)
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith – whose committee oversees the IRS – explained that based on what Biden administration officials have said, this IRS expansion means 710,000 new audits of people making less than $75,000 per year.
By the Biden administration’s OWN WORDS, his 87,000 IRS agents mean 710,000 new audits of people making less than $75,000 per year.
Rather than work to implement a policy agenda that grows our economy by lowering taxes, eliminating unnecessary and burdensome regulations, securing our border, and making our country energy independent, the Biden administration is instead focused on collecting even more tax dollars from those who can least afford it. It’s sad and backward logic, and the only winner is big government.