Pennsylvania's 12th Congressional District
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WASHINGTON – Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) on Thursday introduced the Reviewing Urban and Rural Adjustments to Level Hospital Expenses and Lopsided Payments Act of 2020, otherwise known as the RURAL HELP Act with original co-sponsors Congressman GT Thompson (R-PA), Congressman Mike Kelly (R-PA), Congressman Jim Hagedorn (R-MN), and Congressman Rick Crawford (R-AR).
Tony Radoszewski, President and CEO of the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS), testified on July 7 at a Congress briefing titled, “Plastic Production, Pollution and Waste in the Time of COVID-19: The Life-Threatening Impact of Single-Use Plastic on Human Health.” Radoszewski refuted attacks on a material and an industry that have played a critical role in the U.S. response to the novel coronavirus.
Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) recognized UPMC Williamsport Dr. Rutul Dalal last week as a “PA-12 COVID-19 Hero” for his efforts in community engagement, sharing information, and frontline work during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Throughout the pandemic, Dr. Dalal has reassured the communities of central and northeastern Pennsylvania about healthcare surge capacity and testing capacity while providing useful information on COVID-19 preventative measures.
Republicans on the Select Subcommittee for Coronavirus Crisis received a briefing on Monday regarding the ongoing investigation of Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Rachel Levine's guidance regarding nursing home admissions early in the COVID-19 crisis.
The edicts required nursing homes to accept new residents regardless of whether or not they tested positive for COVID-19 as long as they qualified otherwise, which likely caused or severely worsened the outbreaks that have aggressively spread through care facilities.
Today, members of the Pennsylvania Republican Congressional Delegation made the following statement following a briefing conducted for their offices by the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office:
WASHINGTON – Today, members of the Pennsylvania Republican Congressional Delegation, including Congressman GT Thompson, Congressman Mike Kelly, Congressman Scott Perry, Congressman Lloyd Smucker, Congressman Guy Reschenthaler, Congressman Dan Meuser, Congressman John Joyce, and Congressman Fred Keller, made the following statement following a briefing conducted for their offices by the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office:
The U.S. unemployment rate is at its lowest level in months and the economy added a record number of jobs in June.
“The Great American Comeback continues!” Rep. Fred Keller, R-Pa., tweeted after the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ employment update on Thursday morning.
President Trump cited the news as evidence that the “economy is roaring back.”
But there are many reasons to temper those positive vibes, according to economists.
Following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on Memorial Day, protests erupted across the country, and then across the world - from France to Japan and even Syria.
Public anger boiled over, making this about much more than Floyd's death. The law enforcement involved have been charged with second degree manslaughter or aiding and abetting, but protests and riots have continued. Protesters have been making their point clear with their persistence: actions taken against the four officers are not enough.
Should confederate monuments be taken down, effectively erasing history? A local congressman doesn’t think so. Republican Congressman Fred Keller of Kreamer spoke recently on WKOK’s “On The Mark” program.
Keller said, “While some things are regrettable in the past, to wipe them out, I think would be a huge mistake and disservice when we are trying to unite everybody and have people in generations coming make the same mistakes.”
House of Representatives Democrats have unveiled their plan to fight climate change.
“We are here today cause for far too long, the federal government had turned a blind eye to the impact of toxic pollution on the entire communities we are discussing today,” Virginia Rep. Donald McEachin said.
McEachin and other members of the House select committee on the climate crisis say their legislation combines climate solutions with economic growth, job creation and community development.