Weekly Update - 5.12.24

Good afternoon, and Welcome to our Weekend Update.

I want to begin by wishing a Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms across the 9th District! There is no more demanding or more rewarding job. I want to take a moment to wish a special Happy Mother’s Day to my mother, Maeve, and my wife, Shelley.

Yesterday, President Donald J. Trump took Wildwood by storm. He held a massive rally in Wildwood Boardwalk in New Jersey. A crowd of nearly 100,000 faithful Americans gathered to hear from President Trump. President Trump detailed the many reasons we need to defeat Joe Biden: get our economy going, secure our border, restore law and order to our communities, and a foreign policy agenda based on peace through strength. Click here to watch President Trump's speech.

I was not able to attend, as I attended my son Danny's graduation from Bucknell University. His mom and I are so proud of him, and we are so excited for him to begin this next chapter in his life.

 

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s mission is to “aid, counsel, assist, and protect the interests of small businesses.” Yet, instead of working toward its mission, the agency has decided to use its limited taxpayer resources and time to advance partisan political campaigns. The SBA should not be engaged in registering primarily Democrat voters in the swing state of Michigan. Tyler Robinson, SBA Senior Advisor, even admitted on camera that the agency is involved in electioneering and serving as a de-facto extension of President Biden’s reelection campaign. The House Committee on Small Business is investigating and will expose exactly where else this is happening, who authorized it, and what other agencies are engaged in similar illegal acts.

I joined Newsmax’s “American Agenda” to discuss further. Click here or below to watch.

On “The Chris Salcedo Show,” I discussed the Motion to Vacate the Speaker, which has now been officially tabled. We also covered the issue of illegal voter registration by the Small Business Administration. No federal agency or taxpayer resources should be used to directly benefit President Biden’s reelection campaign. The Small Business Committee will expose where exactly this is happening, who authorized it, and what other federal agencies are engaged in similar illegal electioneering. Click here or below to check out my interview.

Joe Biden is circumventing the will of Congress by withholding weapons to Israel. This is nothing more than a political ploy to appease his woke, far-left base and pick up votes in Michigan. This Administration’s liberal ideology is upside down and backward, and it has created chaos around the world. I joined the Fox News Across America radio program with our good friend Jason Chaffetz. Click here or below to listen.

The Biden administration is letting Soros-funded radicals on college campuses dictate foreign policy. Withholding munitions from Israel is nothing more than a political ploy to shore up support from his woke far-left base. By circumventing the will of Congress in delaying the weapons transfer to our closest ally in the Middle East, we weaken Israel’s deterrence against Iran and its proxies like Hamas and Hezbollah. We cannot allow President Biden to abandon Israel – what message would that send to our allies and adversaries around the world?

Check out my interview with Bob Cordaro on WILK Newsradio. We covered my recent trip to Philadelphia for a Judiciary Committee field hearing focused on the city's soft-on-crime policies under DA Larry Krasner, illegal electioneering efforts by the Small Business Administration to register Democrat voters in Michigan, and much more. Click here or below to listen.

The phase-out of the R&D Tax Credit is hitting small businesses hard, particularly those in the medical field dedicated to creating breakthrough medicines. Developing new treatments already carries a substantial price tag. Losing the ability to deduct research expenses fully adds more hurdles and red tape, further straining small businesses and potentially impeding patient access to new medications and medical equipment.

During a recent House Committee on Small Business hearing, we discussed how increased taxes and regulations have burdened small businesses seeking to provide quality healthcare and treatments to their patients. Click here or below to watch.

IN NEWS YOU WON’T HEAR IN THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Joe Biden’s sit-down on CNN was a reminder of why Biden’s handlers rarely allow him to do interviews.

It was a colossal disaster — a clinic in weak gaslighting and brazen lying marred by cognitive decline.

Biden claimed he “already turned [the economy] around” and “polling data has been wrong.”

  • According to Biden, Americans “think they’re in good shape economically,” even though two-thirds say they’re living paycheck-to-paycheck, homeownership is becoming impossible, real incomes are lower than when Biden took office, and consumer confidence remains extremely low. It’s no wonder Americans trust President Trump on the economy by a wide margin.

Biden claimed people actually “have the money to spend” on inflated prices — then blamed it on “corporate greed.”

Biden pledged to stop weapons shipments to Israel “if they go into Rafah” — and admitted he has already “held up” certain deliveries.

  • The largely incoherent announcement came less than a day after Biden committed “ironclad” U.S. support for Israel.

Biden claimed, “Inflation was 9% when I came to office.”

Biden said the 2011 raid on Osama bin Laden “made sense.”

Biden denied the latest GDP report fell “far short of expectations.”

Biden insisted he has “created over 15 million jobs.”

  • Once again, Biden failed to mention that the vast majority had simply recovered after the pandemic.

Biden appeared to excuse the antisemitic riots terrorizing Jewish students on college campuses.

  • It was difficult to assess Biden’s true meaning amid his nonsensical rambling.

Of course, Biden’s interview was also filled with his usual slurringstruggling, and incoherence — but one thing was crystal clear: Biden is far too weak, feeble, and dishonest to take any responsibility for the economic and foreign policy crises he has created.

Now, he’s left to deal with the consequences of his fecklessness.

In November, Joe Biden will be rejected for good. We must elect President Donald Trump. He is the only one who can clean up Biden's mess!

This week, I enjoyed meeting with members of the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors, discussing avenues for strengthening support for realtors and homebuyers across Northeastern Pennsylvania. Our discussions focused on ensuring our veterans can effectively use their VA home loans, reducing business income tax burdens, and demonstrating my commitment to advancing commercial real estate investment throughout the Commonwealth.

I want to thank the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors for inviting me to speak at their breakfast meeting this week. Townships across PA provide crucial services for their residents, and in Congress, I'm committed to helping secure resources to benefit community projects throughout our District. During the meeting, we discussed issues related to emergency services, revitalization, infrastructure, and more.

As we celebrate National Nurses Week, it's essential to recognize the profound impact nurses have on their patients and communities. They're not just caregivers but also advocates, leaders, and educators. So this week, thank a nurse! From Sayre to Pottsville, to Sunbury to Williamsport, we are very grateful to all the incredible nurses across Pennsylvania’s 9th District. I spoke on the floor of the U.S. House about the importance of nurses in our communities. Click here or below to watch.

I enjoyed speaking at the Chase for Business event in DC! Thanks to JPMorgan Chase & Co., Jamie Dimon, Ben Walter, and all who shared invaluable insights to empower entrepreneurs to start and grow their businesses. I'm fighting to support small business growth every day in Congress.

I enjoyed discussing real estate, interest rates, regulations, and small businesses with Governor Michelle Bowman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Her private sector experience offers a unique perspective as she deliberates the future of economic policy in our country. I look forward to working with her throughout her governorship.

I want to thank BNY Mellon and CEO Robin Vince for your strong presence in Pennsylvania and unwavering commitment to strengthening our U.S. banking and custodial system. As America's oldest bank, BNY Mellon is a testament to our enduring history of capitalism.

This week, we observed Holocaust Remembrance Day. We pay tribute to the six million Jewish lives tragically lost during one of human history's darkest chapters. We remember the victims and survivors and pledge to continue to fight in the ongoing battle against antisemitism.

We are excited to catch up with you next week. God Bless, and see you soon,

Dan Meuser


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