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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December 18, 2020 In The News

McVEYTOWN — Rep. Fred Keller, whose 12th District encompasses all of Mifflin, Juniata, Snyder and Perry counties, has announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded a grant to Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11 in Mifflin County.

A Head Start grant in the amount of $839,202 will be administered by HHS to TIU 11 to support comprehensive childhood development and better meet the needs of area children and families in need.

On the awarding of the grants, Keller made the following statement:

December 18, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) participated in a hearing of the House Oversight and Reform Committee focusing on the role of Purdue Pharma and the Sackler family in the opioid epidemic. During his remarks, Congressman Keller highlighted the importance of holding companies like Purdue Pharma accountable for engaging in deceptive tactics that ultimately worsened America’s opioid epidemic. 

December 10, 2020 In The News

A pair of Pennsylvania elected officials on opposite sides of the aisle are teaming up for a bipartisan effort to bolster the workforce pipeline for essential healthcare workers. 

On Monday, Reps. Fred Keller (R-Snyder) and Susan Wild (D-Lehigh) introduced the Nurses CARE Act, (H.R. 8874). The bipartisan legislation aims to prevent workforce shortages in long-term care facilities and allow America’s essential healthcare workforce to do its important work uninterrupted. 

December 9, 2020 In The News

Washington, D.C. – On Dec. 7, Congressman Fred Keller (R-Pa.) and Congresswoman Susan Wild (D-Pa.) introduced House Resolution 8874, also called the Nurses CARE Act. The bipartisan proposal would help prevent workforce shortages in long-term care facilities.

December 4, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Fred Keller (PA-12) and Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) released the following statement on the continued increase of COVID-19 spread in Bureau of Prison (BOP) facilities across the country. Both Congressmen Keller and Kim represent districts that are home to BOP facilities. 

December 4, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) recently spoke on the House Floor to celebrate the valiant efforts of frontline healthcare workers in Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District and across America, as they continue their dedicated service amidst the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. 

During his remarks, Congressman Keller invoked the “storied reverence” of frontline workers, drawing a parallel between pandemic-era health care workers and the Americans who helped fuel wartime manufacturing efforts during World War II.

November 23, 2020 In The News

Seven members of the Pennsylvania Republican Congressional Delegation — including Valley Reps. Dan Meuser and Fred Keller — wrote to Gov. Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Rachel Levine seeking new information on the state's masking order and it relates to interscholastic athletics.

November 23, 2020 In The News

In this episode, we sit down with Pennsylvania Congressman Fred Keller to discuss the election, COVID-19 vaccine developments, and Pennsylvania’s newly expanded mask mandate which requires people wear masks inside their homes under certain conditions.

This is American Thought Leaders, and I’m Jan Jekielek.

Jan Jekielek: Congressman Fred Keller, it’s such a pleasure to have you on American Thought Leaders.

Rep. Fred Keller: I’m glad to be here today.

November 19, 2020 In The News

WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — With vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna nearing approval, lawmakers are turning their attention to how to get the vaccines out to the public.

“I would look to the administration to be as helpful as possible in making sure that the states have the resources they need,” U.S. Rep. Fred Keller (R-Pa.) said.

Keller says distribution will heavily rely on open communication and cooperation.

“Getting advice from health care providers and medical professionals. They get that advice, and then I would hope they would work together,” Keller said.

October 30, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – In case you missed it, yesterday Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) held a virtual discussion with Congressman John Joyce (R-PA), a member of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Doctors Caucus, about Congress’ latest recovery efforts, including the latest news on vaccine development from Operation Warp Speed.

 

Congressman Keller highlighted the important role that a safe, FDA-approved vaccine produced through Operation Warp Speed will have in rebuilding our way of life.