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Congressional Tipoffs Involving Pennsylvania Newsletter for Sunday January 05, 2020 ( 17 items )  

By the Numbers: Rep. Joyce's First Year in Congress
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 -- Rep. John Joyce, R-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: During his first year in office, Congressman John Joyce, M.D. (PA-13) established a strong record of service for the people of Pennsylvania's 13th Congressional District. "Over the past year, it has been my privilege to serve the people of Pennsylvania's 13th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives," said Congressman Joyce."From promoting my constituents' priorities in Congress to help  more

GAO Issues Report on Nutrition Assistance Programs, Agencies Could Do More to Help Address the Nutritional Needs of Older Adults
WASHINGTON, Dec. 31 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on nutrition assistance programs. The report (GAO-20-18) is titled "Agencies Could Do More to Help Address the Nutritional Needs of Older Adults". The report was sent to Sen. Robert Casey Jr., D-Pennsylvania, ranking member of the Senate Aging Special Committee, and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Washington, ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on Dec. 23, 2019. Here are excerpts of sum  more

In 2019, Sen. Casey Produces Results for PA Constituents
WASHINGTON, Dec. 31 -- Sen. Robert Casey Jr., D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: * * * - Senator Secures Key Resources For PA Children, Families & Seniors * * * Despite rancor and gridlock, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is finishing 2019 having successfully fought on behalf of his constituents. Senator Casey's 2019 work includes securing miners' pensions and health care, working to phase out the use of dangerous PFAS chemicals and modernizing the regulation of over-the-counte  more

Rep. Chris Smith Issues Joint Statement on Anti-Semitic Attack in Monsey
WASHINGTON, Dec. 29 -- Rep. Chris Smith, R-New Jersey, issued the following joint statement with Reps. Nita Lowey, D-New York; Eliot Engel, D-New York; Kay Granger, R-Texas; Ted Deutch, D-Florida; Randy Weber, R-Texas; Marc Veasey, D-Texas; and Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pennsylvania: "The House Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Anti-Semitism strongly condemns last night's anti-Semitic attack in a rabbi's home in Monsey, NY. This comes on the heels of numerous attacks against Jews in Brooklyn and M  more

Rep. Doyle Welcomes New Robocall Law
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Dec. 31 -- Rep. Michael Doyle, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: U.S. Representative Mike Doyle (PA-18) welcomed the enactment of bipartisan legislation to cut down on spam robocalls (S. 151, the TRACED Act). "It's nice to end 2019 on a positive note, and the enactment of bipartisan legislation to make millions of Americans' lives a little bit better certainly fits that description," Congressman Doyle said. "Nearly every American has experienced the   more

Rep. Keller on Fox News: When Somebody Attacks Americans President Trump Stands Up for Them
WASHINGTON, Jan. 3 -- Rep. Fred Keller, R-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) was a guest on Thursday's episode of Fox & Friends First where he said Democrats are overplaying their hand by comparing President Donald Trump's response to the storming of the U.S. Embassy in Iraq to the Benghazi debacle that occurred under President Barack Obama. "When somebody attacks Americans or America's interests, President Trump stands up for them and I think the w  more

Rep. Kelly Announces 2019 Congressional App Challenge Winners
WASHINGTON, Jan. 3 -- Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: Representative Mike Kelly announced that Elyse Chess and Brooke Lassinger are the winners of Pennsylvania's 16th District 2019 Congressional App Challenge (CAC). The app they created called "Let's Get Down to Buzzness," is an educational game app that allows players to engage in a business venture. Second place winners Noah Bernarding and Janice Comstock created "Lifesaver," an app through which users can   more

Rep. Lamb Announces Winner of 2019 Congressional App Challenge
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 -- Rep. Conor Lamb, D-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: Representative Conor Lamb (PA-17) announced that a team of two students from Shady Side Academy, Nicholas Zana and Jason Wu, are the winners of the Congressional App Challenge for Pennsylvania's 17th District for their math education app "Mathias." Lamb hosted the Congressional App Challenge to give middle school and high school students in PA-17 an opportunity to practice coding and computer science skil  more

Rep. Lowey Issues Joint Statement on Anti-Semitic Attack in Monsey
WASHINGTON, Dec. 29 -- Rep. Nita Lowey, D-New York, issued the following joint statement with Reps. Chris Smith, R-New Jersey, Eliot Engel, D-New York, Kay Granger, R-Texas, Ted Deutch, D-Florida, Randy Weber, R-Texas, Marc Veasey, D-Texas, and Brian Fitzpatrick, R- Pennsylvania, co-chairs of the House Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Anti-Semitism: "The House Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Anti-Semitism strongly condemns last night's anti-Semitic attack in a rabbi's home in Monsey, NY  more

Rep. Meuser Issues Statement Congratulating Retirement of Deborah Hartman
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 -- Rep. Daniel Meuser, R-Pennsylvania, issued the following statement, which was published in the Congressional Record on Jan. 3, entitled "Congratulating Deborah Hartman on Her Retirement": Mr. MEUSER. Madam Speaker, it is with great respect that I rise today to recognize Deborah A. Hartman of Berks County. Mrs. Hartman is retiring after over 40 years of dedicated public service with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms and the Defense Contract Management Agency. Mrs.   more

Rep. Meuser Issues Statement Congratulating Retirement of Sheriff Ray C. Gerringer
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 -- Rep. Daniel Meuser, R-Pennsylvania, issued the following statement, which was published in the Congressional Record on Jan. 3, entitled "Congratulating Sheriff Ray C. Gerringer on His Retirement": It is with great respect that I rise today to recognize Sheriff Ray C. Gerringer of Montour County. Sheriff Gerringer is retiring after 40 years of dedicated service to the Montour County community. His bravery, compassion, and commitment to public safety has made our communities  more

Rep. Meuser Issues Statement Thanking Katie Hetherington-Cunfer for Dedication, Service to 9th District of Pennsylvania
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 -- Rep. Daniel Meuser, R-Pennsylvania, issued the following statement, which was published in the Congressional Record on Jan. 3, entitled "Thanking Katie Hetherington-Cunfer for Her Dedication and Service to the 9th District of Pennsylvania": It is with great respect and admiration that I rise today to recognize Katie Hetherington-Cunfer, my office's Deputy District Director. Katie is moving on to serve our community in another capacity with the Greater Reading Chamber Allia  more

Rep. Smucker Statement on Soleimani Strike
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 -- Rep. Lloyd Smucker, R-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: "Iran's most powerful general, Qasem Soleimani has been allowed to run amuck reigning terror for the last 20 years - Leading to the killing of hundreds of American service members in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and beyond. The Quds and other forces Soleimani controls are designated terrorist organizations. On the day President Trump ordered the strike, Soleimani was in Iraq-15 miles from our U.S. Military   more

Rep. Thompson to Host Agriculture Listening Session at 104th Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg
HOWARD, Pennsylvania, Jan. 3 -- Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: U.S. Representative Glenn 'GT' Thompson will host a public forum at the 104th Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg on Saturday, January 4, 2020. The event will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the Susquehanna and Delaware Rooms at the Farm Show Complex. For more than a century, farmers have gathered each January at the Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg, Pa. This week-long event is the largest indoor  more

Sen. Casey Issues Floor Statement to Senate on Over-the-Counter Monograph Safety, Innovation & Reform Act
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 -- Sen. Robert Casey Jr., D-Pennsylvania, issued the following floor statement, which was published in the Congressional Record on Dec. 10, on the Over-the-Counter Monograph Safety, Innovation and Reform Act: Today, the Senate passed S. 2740, the Over-the-Counter Monograph Safety, Innovation, and Reform Act of 2019, which will completely overhaul and improve how the Food and Drug Administration--FDA--regulates over-the-counter--OTC--or nonprescription, drugs. These medicines   more

Sen. Hollen Issues Statement on EPA Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plans Evaluation
WASHINGTON, Dec. 30 -- Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, issued the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency's evaluation of the Chesapeake Bay States' Phase III Watershed Implementation Plans: "Protecting and preserving the Chesapeake Bay requires that every state in the watershed do its part. "That's why, in 2010, the Bay Watershed states and the EPA agreed to the landmark Chesapeake Bay Clean Water Blueprint, with a commitment and timetable to restore clean water  more

Sen. Toomey to USTR: 'Phase One' China Agreement Must Include Tariff Relief for PA Importers, Exporters
ALLENTOWN, Pennsylvania, Jan. 3 -- Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pennsylvania, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) is continuing his fight to help Pennsylvania workers, consumers, and job creators that have been hurt by the trade war with China. Companies across Pennsylvania are seeking relief from tariffs imposed by the United States on goods and materials imported from China and from retaliatory tariffs imposed by China on American-made products. The United States Trade R  more