Wednesday - February 26, 2020
Congressional Tipoffs Involving Pennsylvania Newsletter for Sunday September 01, 2019 ( 12 items )  

Hudson, Budd Ask Trump to Invite Rowan Little League Softball Team to White House
SALISBURY, North Carolina, Aug. 27 -- Rep. Richard Hudson, R-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Today U.S. Representatives Richard Hudson (NC-08) and Ted Budd (NC-13), whose districts include Rowan County, sent President Donald Trump a letter asking him to invite the Rowan County Little League Softball team to the White House after winning the 2019 Little League Softball World Series title. The text of the letter (https://hudson.house.gov/uploads/Hudson,%20Budd%20RoCo%20Softbal  more

ICYMI: Rep. Keller Prioritizes Rural Healthcare, Infrastructure Projects
WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 -- Rep. Fred Keller, R-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: * * * - Lowering prescription drug costs, helping local projects highlight fifth week of district work period * * * In case you missed it, Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) made front page news all over Pennsylvania's 12th Congressional District this week by prioritizing rural healthcare and local infrastructure projects. Making front page news in the Wellsboro Gazette was Congressman Keller's healthcar  more

Rep. Boyle Issues Statement Trump Administration's Decision to Rollback Regulations on Methane
WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 -- Rep. Brendan Boyle, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following statement in response to the Environmental Protection Agency's decision to rollback Obama-era regulations on methane emissions: The proposal would remove requirements in oil and gas operations to install controls to reduce the release of methane during processing and storing of methane. "I'm outraged by the Trump Administration's decision to remove regulations on methane emissions, a known greenhouse gas linked to   more

Rep. Cartwright Announces $135K in Rural Development Grants for Wayne County
SCRANTON, Pennsylvania, Aug. 22 -- Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: * * * - One Grant Will Fund Feasibility Study For New Local Dairy Processing Plant; Another Will Expand Access to Natural Gas * * * On Friday, Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced nearly $135,000 in federal grants that will bolster economic development in Wayne County, including one grant that will pave the way for a new local dairy processing plant. The funding comes from tw  more

Rep. Cartwright Announces $85K in Grants to Improve Health Care Facilities in Northeastern Pennsylvania
SCRANTON, Pennsylvania, Aug. 28 -- Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: Today, Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-o8) announced $85,000 in federal grants to improve the quality of two health care facilities in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The first grant totals $36,000 and will be awarded to the Scranton Primary Health Care Center, Inc.; the second grant, which totals $49,000, will be awarded to the Rural Health Corporation of Northeastern PA. Both grants are pa  more

Rep. Cartwright Announces Federal Grant For Carbondale Fire Department
CARBONDALE, Pennsylvania, Aug. 29 -- Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: Today, Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-o8) announced a federal grant of nearly $29,000 for the city of Carbondale to meet its firefighting and emergency response needs. The Carbondale Fire Department will receive a $28,738.09 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The funds will be distributed via the Federal Emergency Management Age  more

Rep. Cartwright Promotes USDA Program Seeking Applicants for Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency Improvement
SCRANTON, Pennsylvania, Aug. 30 -- Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-o8) is pleased to announce that the USDA is accepting applications for loan guarantees and grants to help small businesses and agricultural producers invest in energy efficiency. These loan guarantees and grants are part of USDA's Rural Energy for America Program (REAP), which was created under the 2008 Farm Bill. "Programs like REAP can help our agricul  more

Rep. Keller Congratulates President Trump on Reaching Trade Agreement in Principle With Japan
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 -- Rep. Fred Keller, R-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: * * * - Urges Speaker Pelosi to stop the obstruction and bring USMCA up for a vote * * * Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) Monday congratulated President Donald Trump for reaching an agreement in principle with Japan on a revised trade deal, which will help US farmers, businesses, and workers. In light of the agreement, Congressman Keller also urged House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to stop her obstruction and  more

Rep. Wild Endorses Pennsylvania Health Access Network Plan to Lower Prescription Drug Costs
WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 -- Rep. Susan Wild, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Representative Susan Wild (PA-07) held a press conference with the Pennsylvania Health Access Network announcing her support for their principles for lowering the costs of prescription drugs in the Greater Lehigh Valley. A recent poll of healthcare affordability burdens in Pennsylvania indicated that drug prices are harming adults in Pennsylvania. In response, the Pennsylvania Health Access Ne  more

Rep. Wild, Planned Parenthood Keystone Denounce Title X Funding Changes
WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 -- Rep. Susan Wild, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: This morning, U.S. Representative Susan Wild (PA-07), a member of the House Pro-Choice Caucus, held a press conference at the Allentown Medical Center with Planned Parenthood Keystone to discuss how the new gag rule enacted by the Administration has forced Planned Parenthood and other providers out of Title X and how it will prohibit women and families in PA-07 from accessing critical health services, inc  more

Sen. Toomey Issues Statement on Death of Ex-Commander-in-Chief of Veterans of Foreign War Biedrzycki
ALLENTOWN, Pennsylvania, Aug. 30 -- Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pennsylvania, issued the following statement on the death of John Biedrzycki, ex-commander-in-chief of the Veterans of Foreign War of the U.S.: "John Biedrzycki, Jr. was a decorated veteran, who dedicated his life to service of his beloved nation and commonwealth. "After serving in the Korean War, John joined the VFW and began decades of involvement and leadership within the organization, eventually rising to the position of Commander-in-  more

Sens. Toomey, Casey Issue Statements on Nomination of Gallagher to U.S. District Court in Pennsylvania
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Aug. 29 -- Sens. Pat Toomey, R-Pennsylvania, and Bob Casey, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following statements after the announcement of President Trump's intent to nominate John Gallagher to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania: "I am pleased President Trump will nominate John Gallagher to serve on the federal bench in Pennsylvania," said Senator Toomey. "His many years as a federal and state prosecutor and law enforcement officer will serve  more