Infrastructure

Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District is centrally located between some of the most travelled highways in our country and is poised to take economic advantage of our position by major infrastructure projects happening in our district. With projects like expansion of the I-99 corridor and the Central Susquehanna Valley Thruway Project, central and northeastern Pennsylvania will be in a position to be a hub for the transportation of persons and goods up and down the east coast and across the country. In Congress, I will continue to advocate for the transportation and infrastructure needs of Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District.

More on Infrastructure

September 14, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) today announced the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded a grant to the City of Williamsport.

 

A grant in the amount of $228,630 will be administered as part of HUD’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. This program, funded by the CARES Act, provides supplemental funding to local governments to aid in their response to the challenges presented by COVID-19.

 

August 27, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) today announced the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded a Rural Development grant to Lloyd Zimmerman & Sons Farm in Danville, Northumberland County.

 

A grant in the amount of $60,000 will go toward the installation of solar panels on the roofs of their dairy barns.

 

On the awarding of the grant, Congressman Fred Keller made the following statement:

 

August 2, 2020 In The News

WASHINGTON — Congressman Fred Keller (R-Pa. 12) announced the passage of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), legislation that provides authority for the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (Corps) to carry out a feasibility study of the greater Williamsport Levee project.

While WRDA does not authorize funding for the Williamsport Levee, its passage marks a milestone as the U.S. Army Corp can now conduct a feasibility study of the imminent threat the levee poses to Lycoming County’s residence and economy if improvements are not made. 

July 29, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) today announced the passage of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), legislation that provides authority for the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (Corps) to carry out a feasibility study of the greater Williamsport Levee project.

 

While WRDA does not authorize funding for the Williamsport Levee, its passage marks an important milestone as the U.S. Army Corp can now conduct a feasibility study of the imminent threat the levee poses to Lycoming County’s residence and economy if improvements are not made.

July 20, 2020 In The News

Washington, D.C. — The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) authorized nearly $20 million in funding over the next 10 years to expand rural broadband in Pennsylvania. 

Over this 10-year period, Viasat Carrier Services is projected to serve more than 45,100 locations in rural Pennsylvania.  

On the project, Congressman Fred Keller made the following statement: 

July 18, 2020 In The News

In a media release, Representative Fred Keller announced that the FCC has authorized around $20 million in funding to be spent over the next decade to expand broadband in rural Pennsylvania.

Over the ten years, Viasat Carrier Services is looking to serve more than 45,000 locations.

July 17, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) announced today that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) authorized nearly $20 million in funding over the next 10 years to expand rural broadband in Pennsylvania.

 

Over this 10-year period, Viasat Carrier Services is projected to serve more than 45,100 locations in rural Pennsylvania.

  

On the project, Congressman Fred Keller made the following statement:

 

July 17, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) today submitted an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would prioritize the domestic production of tungsten and tungsten powder — materials used in critical defense products like penetrators, artillery projectiles, and tank shells.

 

During a meeting of the House Rules Committee this afternoon, Congressman Keller testified about the importance of his amendment for U.S. national security and jobs in Bradford County given the presence of Global Tungsten and Powders in Towanda.

July 17, 2020 In The News

The Trump administration has announced an investment of $153 million in America’s rural regions, with a particular focus on small and low-income communities.

The funds will be disseminated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and are expected to benefit nearly two million rural Americans, the agency said in a statement on Wednesday.

Through a combination of low-interest loans and grants, which may be combined with commercial financing, the money will be used to improve critical community facilities in 23 states.

July 15, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) announced today that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded Renovo Borough and Chapman Township, both located in Clinton County, grants that will fund local projects.

 

A grant in the amount of $59,500 in Renovo Borough will go toward a new air conditioning system for the borough building and a four-wheel drive law enforcement vehicle.