Health

We need to ensure healthcare is accessible and affordable while also protecting those with pre-existing conditions. However, we cannot bankrupt our country while doing so. We need to continue to explore practical ways to reduce the cost of healthcare. I’m proud to support legislation that seek this end by lowering the cost of prescription drugs. In addition, we need to increase insurance competition by allowing consumers to do things like purchase insurance across state lines.

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May 29, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) announced on Friday he has joined dozens of other members in Congress in appealing to the Treasury Department and Small Business Administration to make the process of applying for loan forgiveness under the Paycheck Protection Program simpler and more streamlined.

 

May 29, 2020 In The News

Rather than sending additional federal dollars to bail out state governments and add to our already astronomical federal debt, government at all levels must work together to target relief that has already been appropriated where it is needed most and ensure that federal funds are driven out to every community — both large and small, urban and rural.

May 28, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) on Thursday voted in favor of H.R. 7010 – The Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act, bipartisan legislation that would provide needed flexibility to the successful Paycheck Protection Program. The bill would, among other things:

 

May 28, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) and Congressman Scott Perry (R-PA) today sent a letter to Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine demanding more transparency and accountability in the Commonwealth’s handling of nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

May 28, 2020 In The News

Congressman Fred Keller is pushing back against Democrats claims that an additional stimulus package is needed.

He says right now, we need to focus on jobs.

This week, the House will be focused on the Paycheck Protection Program to support businesses, among other things.

May 27, 2020 In The News

The top watchdog at the Department of Health and Human Services testified virtually before the House Oversight Committee Tuesday after her report about the country’s coronavirus response came under fire from the White House last month.

The findings from ousted Acting Inspector General Christi Grimm’s office exposed protective equipment, ventilator and testing shortages inside hundreds of the nation’s hospitals.

“The department has taken numerous actions to address the issues that we highlighted in our report,” Grimm told lawmakers.

May 27, 2020 In The News

Starting June 8, the Wyoming County Courthouse will reopen to the public by appointment only, with furloughed employees returning to work.

The Wyoming County Commissioners met virtually on Tuesday and shared the details, which came about as a result of Wyoming County entering the less restrictive yellow phase of Pennsylvania’s reopening plan last week.

The commissioners confirmed that all 55 county employees who were laid off in April can come back, and department heads have been instructed to ask their employees to report for their regular start time that Monday.

May 27, 2020 In The News

Congressman Fred Keller spoke with constituents on May 21 through a tele-townhall with special guest Pennsylvania Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman.

The elected officials covered responses to the COVID-19 pandemic on the federal and state levels, as well as plans to reopen Pennsylvania’s economy.

“During this time, people across Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District have stood up to support one another,” Keller said. “...Most of all, we have seen the robust American spirit that will never be overcome by any adversity, including a global pandemic.”