Good evening and welcome to our Weekend Update.
Today we recognize the 77th anniversary of the D-Day invasion. May we be reminded of all the brave men who ran onto those beaches to fight against tyranny and for freedom. We must never forget history and its important lessons. Those brave men each taught us what it means to be truly courageous, to stand for something great, even at risk of one’s own peril. May we be reminded today of the greatness of the American spirit and the tremendous sacrifices made by so many—so we could live free.
This week’s lackluster jobs report shows that there are over 8 million open jobs across the country that employers cannot fill. We are hearing a consistent message from many business owners... they can't find help. These issues are rooted in large part in liberal policies that have been enacted, like enhanced unemployment benefits.
To get America’s economy back on track, Democrat-run states like Pennsylvania must stop disincentivizing work and killing career development by reopening our schools and targeting unemployment benefits to those who need it, as 25 Republican-led states have already announced.
The reality is that our nation has the potential to see our economy take off if we put in place the right plans and execute them. Lower taxes, smaller government, eliminate unnecessary regulations are policies that can forge aGreat American Decade. We must unleash the power of American innovators and entrepreneurs. This success will not occur if the Biden Administration and Democrats continue to push an agenda of excessive spending, higher taxes and runaway inflation. We must grow opportunity in America, not the government. Click here to read my recent op-ed in The Hill called "The cost of tax and spend."
Another issue that has been a focus of the news this week is centered on finding the true origins of the Covid-19 virus. For over a year, the mainstream media has summarily dismissed the idea that the Covid-19 pandemic began in a lab. However, in light of a tremendous amount of evidence, it has become clear that it is a real possibility the Covid-19 pandemic was generated in a lab in Wuhan. Dr. Anthony Fauci's emails were released and they are troubling, creating more questions than answers. We must get to the bottom of the origins of this deadly disease in a factual, objective and bipartisan manner so history does not repeat itself. Click here to watch my recent interview with Maria Bartiromo with Fox News, where we discussed this issue and the need for an affordable transportation and infrastructure plan.
Additionally, I spoke to Newsmax about the origins of Covid-19 and the need to reach an agreement on an actual transportation and infrastructure plan. Biden’s T&I proposal includes scores of wasteful spending, and taxpayers will get very little in return. Instead, we need to focus on delivering to the American people a traditional T&I plan that rebuilds our roads, bridges, and highways and revitalizes communities. Click here or below to watch my interview.
In other news, President Donald Trump was banned from Facebook this week for two years. Convenient that this ban runs through the next election. Big tech has become a tool for the liberal left and they must stop interfering in elections and limiting free speech. It’s unfair, un-American, and we must get our hands on this issue.
This week, I joined the Schuylkill Chamber’s Leadership Program who hosted a roundtable discussion for their government day. I enjoyed speaking with members about what is going on in Washington and my priorities to help Pennsylvanians in the 9th District.
I stopped by an event for our good friend, State Representative Doyle Heffley. Doyle is a dedicated public servant who does a tremendous job staying rooted and grounded with the needs of his local community. I am fortunate to work with many excellent state and local elected officials, and Representative Heffley is one of the best.
On Friday, I attended a golf outing hosted by the Housing Authority of Northumberland County. The Housing Authority has taken a leading role in working to revitalize and build stronger communities.Thank you, and I look forward to seeing you soon,