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U.S. Congressional Tipoffs Involving Pennsylvania Newsletter for Sunday September 08, 2019 ( 8 items )  

Rep. Cartwright Announces $120,000 Grant to Westfall Township Volunteer Fire Department
PIKE COUNTY, Pennsylvania, Sept. 5 -- Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced a federal grant being awarded to the Westfall Township Volunteer Fire Department to meet its firefighting and emergency response needs. The Westfall Township Volunteer Fire Department will receive a $120,000 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The funds will be distributed via the Fed  more

Rep. Doyle Encourages Nominations for Citizen Honors Award
WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 -- Rep. Michael Doyle, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: U.S. Representative Mike Doyle (PA-18) announced that the Citizen Honors Awards is accepting nominations for its 2020 recipients. "The Citizen Honors Awards recognize Americans with a natural, heartfelt commitment to the people around them, said Congressman Doyle. "I know we've got a lot of folks in Pittsburgh who've got a passion for helping others and strengthening their communities. I'd like to se  more

Rep. Fitzpatrick Recognizes National Gastroparesis Awareness Month
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 -- Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pennsylvania, issued the text of the following speech in the Congressional Record Sept. 6, recognizing National Gastroparesis Awareness Month: I rise today on behalf of the millions of gastroparesis patients from across the country in recognition of National Gastroparesis Awareness Month. This devastating digestive disorder can be detrimental to a patient's quality of life, and current treatments are only able to help patients manage these sympt  more

Rep. Fred Keller Concludes District Work Period With Week Focusing on Energy and Workforce Development
WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 -- Rep. Fred Keller, R-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: * * * - Concludes period where he visited all 15 counties multiple times to hear what constituents want him to focus on in Congress * * * Congressman Fred Keller rounded out the summer district work period by focusing on energy and workforce development: issues repeatedly noted by constituents as areas of focus, among others, they would like Congressman Keller to prioritize when in Congress. On Wedne  more

Rep. Joyce, Local Lawmakers React to Norfolk Southern's Announced Layoffs
WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 -- Rep. John Joyce, R-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: Congressman John Joyce (PA-13), joined by State Senator Judy Ward (SD-30), State Representative Jim Gregory (HD-80), and State Representative Lou Schmitt (HD-79), released the following statements on Norfolk Southern's announced layoffs in Altoona: "It is deeply disappointing that Norfolk Southern has chosen to reduce its workforce in central Pennsylvania - especially as this announcement comes just on  more

Rep. Meuser Announces More Than $55 Million to Combat Opioid Crisis in Pennsylvania
WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 -- Rep. Dan Meuser, R-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: Congressman Dan Meuser (PA-09) today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded Pennsylvania a total of $55,928,733 through the State Opioid Response grant program to combat the opioid epidemic. This funding will expand access to treatment and significantly improve data collection on drug overdoses to help us better understand the opioid epidemic and how to best ass  more

Rep. Thompson Issues Statement on Polk Center Closure
FRANKLIN, Pennsylvania, Sept. 2 -- Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Pennsylvania, issued the following statement after attending a rally at the courthouse in Franklin in response to the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services' decision to close the Polk State Center, an immediate care facility for people with intellectual disabilities, in Venango County: "For more than 120 years, the Polk Center has served as a safe haven and community for thousands of individuals with intellectual disabilities. "As   more

Sen. Toomey: Former Fed Official's Call to Politicize the Fed is 'Rank Partisanship'
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Sept. 4 -- Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: In case you missed it, U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) responded to a recommendation by a former top Federal Reserve official that the central bank should consider influencing the presidential election. Bill Dudley, the former president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, made his recommendation in a recent Bloomberg column. Senator Toomey's response is currently featured as the top   more