More on Legislation

January 12, 2021 In The News

U.S. Rep. Fred Keller, R-Kreamer, told local leaders Monday he’s happy the latest COVID-19 relief bill will provide help to the many small businesses and families hurt by the pandemic.

However, he made it clear he could not support the legislation because it included provisions that in the long run can hurt the economy.

“I ultimately voted against it because it spends well beyond our means,” he said. “We needed to do things to get through COVID-19. Our national debt is over $27 trillion. We needed to concentrate on COVID and not all these other things.”

January 4, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) was sworn-in for his second term in the United States House of Representatives representing Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District. 
On continuing to serve the people of Pennsylvania’s 12th District, Congressman Keller made the following statement:
December 11, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today on the steps of the Capitol, Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) joined Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, Whip Steve Scalise, Conference Chair Liz Cheney, and other House Republicans for a press conference on the need to immediately extend the Paycheck Protection Program and deliver much needed relief to America’s small business, workers, and hardest hit industries. 

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 (NEXSTAR) — Congress appears to be closer to bringing a COVID-19 relief bill to a vote in the House and Senate, but direct stimulus checks are, so far, absent from the compromise plan.

“There’s continued conversation around direct stimulus checks, which I think is important,” Virginia Democratic Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger said.

Spanberger fears including direct payments in the bill could prevent the plan from crossing the finish line.

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 7, 2020 In The News

Congressman Fred Keller made the following statement Friday afternoon:

“Instead of addressing the plight of millions of Americans across the country who are struggling during this pandemic, this week Speaker Pelosi decided to once again put politics over people and hold votes on legalizing marijuana and exotic animals instead of COVID relief measures. I urge my colleagues across the aisle to do their jobs and join House Republicans in delivering targeted relief to our families, businesses, and industries who need it the most.”

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

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