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Congressional Tipoffs Involving Pennsylvania Newsletter for Sunday October 13, 2019 ( 20 items )  

Bipartisan Delegation Issues Statement on Decision to Pull Back U.S. Troops From Northern Syria
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 -- Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following joint statement - with four congressmen - Reps. Elise Stefanik, R-New York, Abigail Spanberger, D-Virginia, Andy Kim, D-New Jersey, and Jason Crow, D-Colorado, on the decision to pull back U.S. troops from northern Syria: The bipartisan group just returned from a congressional delegation visit to Turkey, Afghanistan, and the Syria-Jordan border. The Members said: "As members of the House Armed Services, Foreign  more

Bipartisan Delegation Issues Statement on Withdrawal of U.S. Troops From Northern Syria
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 -- Rep. Andy Kim, D-New Jersey, issued the following joint statement with four representatives - Reps. Jason Crow, D-Colorado, Elise Stefanik, R-New York, Abigail Spanberger, D-Virginia, and Chrissy Houlahan, D-Pennsylvania, on the decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Northern Syria: The bipartisan group just returned from a congressional delegation visit led by Rep. Crow to Turkey, Afghanistan, and the Syria-Jordan border. "As members of the House Armed Services, Foreign   more

Bipartisan Delegation Issues Statement on Withdrawal of U.S. Troops From Northern Syria
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 -- Rep. Jason Crow, D-Colorado, issued the following joint statement with four representatives - Reps. Elise Stefanik, R-New York, Abigail Spanberger, D-Virginia, Andy Kim, D-New Jersey, and Chrissy Houlahan, D-Pennsylvania, on the decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Northern Syria: The bipartisan group just returned from a congressional delegation visit led by Rep. Crow to Turkey, Afghanistan, and the Syria-Jordan border. "As members of the House Armed Services, Foreign   more

Rep. Boyle Issues Statement on White House Withdrawal From Syria
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Oct. 7 -- Rep. Brendan Boyle, D-Pennsylvania, co-chair and co-founder of the Friends of a Free, Stable and Democratic Syria, issued the following statement on the White House announcement that the U.S. will withdraw from positions in Syria on the Turkish border: "President Trump's statement represents a profound lack of understanding of the reality on the ground in Northern Syria. "The President is making an impulsive decision that threatens our national security a  more

Rep. Heck: Letters of Endorsement for SAFE Banking Act
WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 -- Rep. Denny Heck, D-Washington, issued the text of the following speech in the Congressional Record on Oct. 8, on the SAFE Banking Act: I include in the Record the following letters of endorsement for H.R. 1595, the SAFE Banking Act, which passed the House on September 25, 2019. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Banking and Securities, Harrisburg, PA, September 24, 2019. Hon. Nancy Pelosi, Speaker, House of Representatives, Washington, DC. Hon. Kevin McCarthy,   more

Rep. Houlahan Leads Bipartisan Effort to Protect Pennsylvanian Crops From Spotted Lanternfly
READING, Pennsylvania, Oct. 8 -- Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) announced a bipartisan effort to encourage the United States Department of Agriculture to support research into preventing the spread of and eventually eradicating the Spotted Lanternfly, an invasive and destructive insect species that has wreaked havoc on the agricultural industry in PA and beyond. The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture indicates  more

Rep. Joyce Issues Statement on White House Decision to Not Comply With Impeachment Inquiry Process
WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 -- Rep. John Joyce, R-Pennsylvania, issued the following statement supporting the White House's decision to not comply with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, and House Democrats' impeachment inquiry process: "An impeachment inquiry cannot be conducted solely by ruthless authority from Speaker Pelosi. "Before anything else, the full House must vote to authorize an investigation. "This sham inquisition is wrong, and I support the White House in fighting the Democrats'  more

Rep. Joyce Stands Strong on Border Security
WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 -- Rep. John Joyce, R-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: * * * - Rep. Joyce Seeks Bipartisan Solutions for Border Crisis * * * Congressman John Joyce (PA-13) recently took to the House Floor on two occasions to voice opposition to partisan immigration bills that fail to address the humanitarian and security crisis on the southern border. Both times, he encouraged House Democrats to return to the House Committee on Homeland Security to collaborate on bipartis  more

Rep. Keller Issues Statement Calling to End Impeachment Inquiry
WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 -- Rep. Fred Keller, R-Pennsylvania, issued the following statement calling for an end to the impeachment inquiry: * * * - Supports White House's letter pointing out lack of basic due process and political aims of rigged inquiry * * * "The White House's letter to Speaker Pelosi and Democratic leadership is right: The President should not be forced to comply with this rigged, partisan process which denies the president due process and is cloaked in secrecy. "It's time for  more

Rep. Ryan Announces $836,332 Appalachian Regional Commission POWER Grant for Eastern Gateway Community College Training Center
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio, Oct. 9 -- Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, issued the following news release: * * * - Funds will help at least 650 workers/trainees and 120 students * * * Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) today announced an $836,332 Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) grant to Eastern Gateway Community College (EGCC). The project will establish the Tri-State Gateway to Growth Training Center in Steubenville, OH to serve a 1  more

Rep. Thompson: Clearfield County, Penn State DuBois Receive POWER Grant
BRADFORD, Pennsylvania, Oct. 8 -- Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: * * * - $725,850 awarded to expansion of North Central PA LaunchBox * * * Today, U.S. Representative Glenn "GT" Thompson announced that Clearfield County, Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania State University, DuBois campus are the recipients of a POWER grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). The $725,850 grant will be used to expand the North Central PA LaunchBox and Innovati  more

Rep. Thompson: Venango County Economic Development Authority Receives $1.5 Million Federal Grant
BRADFORD, Pennsylvania, Oct. 9 -- Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: * * * - Appalachian Regional Commission POWER grant will be used to transform Oil City National Bank Building * * * Today, U.S. Rep. Glenn "GT" Thompson announced that the Venango County Economic Development Authority (VCEDA) is the recipient of a POWER grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). The $1.5 million grant will be used to renovate the now-vacant Oil City National B  more

Rep. Wild Issues Statement on Withdrawal of U.S. Troops From Northern Syria
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 -- Rep. Susan Wild, D-Pennsylvania, member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement on the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Northern Syria: "I am alarmed by the President's decision to abandon our Kurdish allies in Syria--allies that have played a critical part in the fight against ISIS and endured overwhelming casualties as a result of their role on the frontlines of this effort. "Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and other high-ranking Turkish of  more

Reps. Boyle, Fitzpatrick, Dean Announce PFAS Grant at Temple Ambler
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Oct. 8 -- Rep. Brendan Boyle, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: Reps. Brendan Boyle (PA-02), Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), and Madeleine Dean (PA-04) held a press conference to announce a $1 million federal grant for research on the health effects of PFAS exposure. PFAS chemicals have long been used in a range of consumer products, and the military continues to use aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) in firefighting training exercises. "Americans have a r  more

Reps. Fitzpatrick, Boyle, Dean Announce PFAS Grant at Temple Ambler
AMBLER, Pennsylvania, Oct. 8 -- Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: Today, Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), Brendan Boyle (PA-02), and Madeleine Dean (PA-04) held a press conference to announce a $1 million federal grant for research on the health effects of PFAS exposure. PFAS chemicals have long been used in a range of consumer products, and the military continues to use aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) in firefighting training exercises. "This grant pr  more

Reps. Scanlon, Boyle, Welch Fight to Lower Healthcare Costs
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 -- Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: Today, Representatives Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-5), Brendan F. Boyle (PA-2), and Peter Welch (VT-At Large) introduced the Better Tools to Lower Costs Act of 2019 which would expand access to affordable prescription drugs for low-income Medicare beneficiaries by suspending a restrictive asset limit that prevents many in need from qualifying for relief. Under current guidelines, the Low-Income Subsidy (LI  more

Reps. Scanlon, Omar Introduce Student Borrower Advocate Act
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 -- Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: Today, Representatives Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-5) and Ilhan Omar (MN-5) introduced the Student Borrower Advocate Act - a plan to transform the Federal Student Aid Office's Ombudsman into the Office of the Borrower Advocate. Over 45 million Americans currently have a federal student loan, including one-third of all young adults. For most people, student loans have become the largest monthly expense, o  more

Sen. Casey Issues Statement on Trump Decision to Withdraw U.S. Troops From Syria
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 -- Sen. Robert Casey Jr., D-Pennsylvania, issued the following statement on the Trump administration's decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria: "Kurdish forces have been a steadfast U.S. ally and President Trump has shamefully betrayed them. Thousands of Kurds died in the fight against ISIS only to be abandoned by President Trump, whose fascination with authoritarian dictators, like Erdogan, seems to control U.S. foreign policy. "Turning our back on the Kurdish people i  more

Sen. Toomey Issues Statement on President Trump's Decision to Withdraw U.S. Forces From Northern Syria
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 -- Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pennsylvania, issued the following statement regarding President Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. forces from northern Syria: "The president's decision to withdraw U.S. forces from the northern Syrian border poses a significant threat to our national security and risks reversing the progress made in the region to destroy ISIS. "It could also lead to war between Turkey and Syrian Kurds, a result that will boost enemy regimes in Syria, Iran, and Russia.  more

Sen. Toomey Issues Statement on Trump's Executive Orders to Rein in Excessive Regulation
ALLENTOWN, Pennsylvania, Oct. 9 -- Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pennsylvania, issued the following statement after President Trump signed two executive orders to rein in excessive regulation: "For too long, federal regulators have circumvented Congress and the formal rulemaking process by using 'guidance' documents. "These compulsory edicts have expanded the powers of the bureaucracy at the expense of the rights and freedoms of everyday Americans. "Today's actions by the president will help to improv  more