Good afternoon and welcome to our Weekend Update.
I have been traveling around the district, speaking with folks, and its clear that we all have had enough of skyrocketing inflation. This week in Washington, D.C., I relayed our frustration. Unfortunately, Biden and the Democrats aren’t listening.
Rising costs are hurting everyone. A few days ago, I asked our constituents in the district how inflation has impacted their daily lives. In less than 24 hours, I received over 1,400 responses from seniors, small business owners, mothers, and fathers from every corner of Pennsylvania's 9th district. They all described how they are struggling to keep up with inflation. The high price of goods and fuel is forcing those on fixed incomes to make difficult decisions. Some are even being forced to choose between buying food or prescriptions or fueling up their vehicle. The pain inflicted by rising costs and inflation are real.
To put faces to this crisis, I invited several small businesses to the 9th district in Washington for a House Small Business Committee Republicans roundtable to discuss the difficulties they are facing. We were joined by the American Crane & Equipment Corporation, Wheel Restaurant in Pottsville, Ashland Technologies, Inc., Scattered Acres Farm, Byler Holdings, and the Pottsville Area Development Corporation. They, like many others, are hurting.
To fix this situation, we must take some concrete steps and reverse our nation's current course. That means stopping the massive government spending deals, removing burdensome regulations, starting domestic energy production and completely abandoning Biden's backward policies that brought on this crisis.
I joined Newsmax to discuss inflation plaguing our economy as well as China's increasing aggression. Despite skyrocketing inflation, the Biden admin and Congressional Democrats continue their reckless spending. When you find yourself in a ditch, you don't keep digging. Click here or below to watch.
I also addressed the inflation and the rising costs of goods on the floor of the U.S. House. Click here to hear my remarks.
Last week, the America First Policy Institute Summit in Washington brought together leaders to discuss the economy, energy, education, and immigration. Former President Donald Trump delivered the closing address. We must embrace the America First agenda that was powering our nation. (Pictured below greeting President Donald Trump. Shelley and I are also pictured with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Whip Steve Scalise)
IN NEWS YOU WON’T HEAR IN THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Joe Biden and Democrats refuse to acknowledge that their policies have led to a recession. Worse yet, their answer to the recession is to raise taxes. Biden lied, denied, and deflected the blame for the skyrocketing prices and recession they created. Families can’t afford gas and groceries, but Biden and congressional Democrats want to raise taxes, waste more money on big government policies, and make life increasingly difficult for those trying to get by.
Here are the facts:
- This week, the Bureau of Economic Analysis released new data indicating the U.S. economy shrank 0.9 percent in the second quarter of 2022, meeting its own economic advisers’ definition of a recession.
- With the economy also plummeting 1.6 percent in the previous quarter, this data now marks two consecutive quarters of negative economic growth.
- The widely accepted definition of a recession is two-quarters of negative growth.
- The Biden administration not only downplayed predictions of a looming recession but even tried to redefine the word “recession.”
- Hardworking Americans know exactly who is to blame, with two-thirds of Americans disapproving of Biden’s handling of the economy.
- June’s Producer Price Index rose 11.3 percent since last year, a near-record high.
- June’s Consumer Price Index soared by 9.1 percent compared to last year, exceeding economists’ expectations and reaching a new 40-year high.
The solutions to these issues are not complicated, and the path to recovery begins with restoring domestic energy production. Americans are spending over $2,000 extra yearly on gas under Joe Biden. This Americans for Prosperity - Pennsylvania gas station takeover in Sugarloaf will lower the price of regular gas to $2.38 a gallon—the average cost of unleaded gasoline the day President Biden took office. On August 2, from 11-1 pm, please join me for some lower gas prices at the Gulf Station, 528 PA-93, Sugarloaf, PA. It's unbelievable how far gas prices have risen since Biden's disastrous agenda shut down American energy.
Americans are hurting and the only way to help is to support Republicans this November. Working together and on behalf of the American people, we can and will get this country and commonwealth back on the right track. Again, please vote Red in November and tell your friends, family, and neighbors to do the same.
Thank you, and keep up the faith and the fight,