Good afternoon and welcome to our Weekend Update.
I want to begin by wishing everyone a Happy Father’s Day, especially my dad, Stan Meuser. During my career, I have been fortunate to serve in various roles in the private and public sectors, but my best role ever is... father. Shelley and I have three amazing children, Caroline, Jacqueline, and Danny, and I am so proud of them. Again, to all those great dads out there, have a great day!
Much of the news focused on the politically motivated indictment of President Donald Trump. Not nearly as widely discussed was news detailing the corruption of Joe Biden. Biden kept classified documents from his time as Senator & VP, and Hillary destroyed thousands of emails, many containing classified material, yet they went uncharged. Now, Biden has weaponized the DOJ against his leading political rival. The double standard is apparent. I appeared on Newsmax TV’s “Wake Up America” to discuss the situation. Click here or below to watch.
Even more alarming is the FBI-generated 1023 document that involves an alleged bribery scheme between then-Vice President Biden, Hunter Biden and a foreign national. U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley detailed the FBI's efforts to redact key elements of the report. Click here or below to watch Senator Grassley's floor speech.
The average family of four in my district is paying $1,143 more monthly to purchase the same goods & services than they did in January 2021. I joined “Mornings with Maria” on Fox Business to discuss the difficulties inflation is still causing American families & small businesses. We must reduce spending, stop the assault on American energy, and correct course. Click here or below to watch my interview.
I questioned Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen at a Financial Services Committee hearing this week. I asked about a proposed European Union initiative that could significantly impact American businesses and other issues related to the growth of the American economy. Click here to watch my remarks.
The Small Business Committee hosted a hearing titled “Examining Private and Public Resources Helping Small Businesses.” I thank our witnesses for their organizations’ efforts to assist entrepreneurs and provide them with vital resources to help them succeed. Click here to watch.
This week, I invited David Molesevich from the district to attend the congressional baseball game with his family. While he was in Washington, I introduced him to members of Congress and then got to sit with Speaker Kevin McCarthy while he had lunch. David is a big fan of Republican politics.
I met with the Pennsylvania members of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). We discussed legislative initiatives that would help small businesses thrive, such as the Main Street Tax Certainty Act, which would make the Small Business Deduction permanent.
Chairman Roger Williams and I sent a letter to the Ways and Means Committee highlighting the importance of incentivizing small business innovation. We must support tax policies that allow businesses to thrive, and a great place to start is by making the R&D tax credit and bonus depreciation permanent. Click here to read our letter.
IN NEWS YOU WON’T HEAR IN THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: $5 MILLION FOR THE BIG GUY?
According to new reporting from Fox News, “Joe Biden was allegedly paid $5 million by an executive of the Ukrainian natural gas firm Burisma Holdings, where his son Hunter Biden sat on the board, a confidential human source told the FBI during a June 2020 interview.”
Fox News continues: “The confidential source said the Burisma executive told him he ‘paid’ the Bidens in such a manner ‘through so many different bank accounts’ that investigators would not be able to ‘unravel this for at least 10 years.’ The document then makes reference to ‘the Big Guy…’”
This report is in addition to the mountain of evidence that suggests Biden not only knew about but was involved in his family’s influence peddling – including text messages, emails, a voicemail, visitor’s logs, photographs, and on-the-record accounts.
And what’s Joe Biden’s only response? A flippant: “Where’s the money?”
The corruption we have witnessed from the Biden administration is unprecedented and highlights the importance of electing Republicans. In addition to using the Justice Department to attack his main political rival, Biden has leaned into a liberal "woke" agenda that has produced out-of-control spending and record inflation.
Unfortunately, the mainstream media continues to attack President Trump. CNN, in particular, has attacked President Trump and ignored the weaponization of the U.S. Department of Justice by the Biden administration. Click here or below to watch Speaker McCarthy artfully put a reporter from CNN in their place.
On Friday, I was glad to put together a very informative roundtable discussion with the Chairman of the Financial Services Committee, Congressman Patrick McHenry. We were also joined by many great community and business leaders, including my good friends Bob Asher, Mike Gerber from FS Investments, and Duncan Campbell with the PA Bankers Association. Together we discussed with Chairman McHenry our priorities on the Committee and got to hear from real financial industry leaders on issues their sector is facing. With knowledge of these issues and the Republicans in control of the House, we will work to have real results. Thank you to Chairman McHenry for traveling to Pennsylvania, and a very special thank you to FS Investments for hosting us.
On a sad note, I want to extend our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to our brave law enforcement officers across the Commonwealth and the nation. Yesterday, in Juniata County, one Pennsylvania State Police trooper was tragically killed in the line of duty and another gravely injured. Our thoughts and prayers go out to these brave troopers' families and loved ones.
We look forward to catching up with you next week. God Bless, and see you soon,