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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, D.C. - The surge in coronavirus cases is taking its toll on rural America. Advocates for small hospitals are pushing for another stimulus package to help cover costs they say they could not prepare for.

Coronavirus cases are increasing nationwide, particularly in the Midwest and upper Plains.

On the front lines, rural hospitals are facing some of the same problems they faced this spring: a lack of beds, and a shortage of workers to handle the rising caseload.

October 22, 2020 In The News

International Association of Fire Chiefs

Providing emergency medical care is a significant component of the fire and emergency service’s mission. Despite the prominent role EMS plays in fire departments, Lifepaks and syringes often are replaced with pike poles and ladders when the public conjures up images of firefighters. Correcting this misperception is critically essential for fire departments to continue receiving vital federal assistance and funding.  

October 21, 2020 In The News

WASHINGTON — A new bill has been introduced in Congress that seeks to provide a more accurate count of EMS personnel throughout the country. 

The EMS Counts Act was introduced by Rep. Susan Wild (D-Pa.) and Rep. Fred Keller (R-Pa.) last week and has been endorsed by numerous fire and EMS organizations including the NAEMT, IAFC, IAFF, NREMT and American Ambulance Association (AAA), according to a press release. 

October 16, 2020 In The News

The political scuffle that erupted in the aftermath of Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court proves that Washington Democrats will misrepresent the role of the judiciary to score political points.

Setting aside Barrett’s eminent credentials as a jurist, the left immediately — and unjustly — attacked Barrett as an ideologue who would decimate health coverage and a religious zealot eager to overturn legal precedent.

While intended to invoke fear in the American voter, these claims are as absurd as they are false.

October 16, 2020 In The News

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has released a streamlined loan forgiveness application for Paycheck Protection Program loans totaling $50,000 or less.

The Paycheck Protection Program was a pandemic relief measure intended to help small businesses and their employees stay afloat during a time of lockdowns and restrictions.

October 16, 2020 In The News

Pennsylvania Congressman Fred Keller says President Donald Trump is taking the right approach on stimulus negotiations.

“I applaud the president in being able to take a situation where the speaker is unwilling to put the ball back in her court and say ‘Let’s get something done for the American people,'” Keller said.

Keller blames House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for preventing a deal so far.