Jobs/Workforce Development

While our national economy has seen unprecedented prosperity over the last several years, throughout the district I constantly hear about employers having trouble finding good employees to take open positions. While on the House Education and Labor Committee, I have learned about the importance apprenticeships in learning skills while finding a career path. In addition, we should continue to promote employer-led innovation in, and access to, work-based learning experiences, while maintaining the flexibility necessary for businesses. I am a big believer in also incentivizing career-minded students to seek a path to career and technical schools. Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District is home to some of the best trade schools in the country and the economic success opportunities for these students is incredible.

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October 14, 2019 In The News

U.S. Congressman Fred Keller (R-12) was back in Bradford County Friday, this time to meet with officials of the Global Tungsten and Powders Corporation before touring the Towanda headquarters of the international operation.

October 10, 2019 In The News

 A U.S. Congressman made a pit stop at a local college Wednesday morning.

Fred Keller, who represents Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional district, toured Lycoming College, learning more about higher education opportunities.

U.S. Congressman Fred Keller spent his Wednesday morning discovering all that Lycoming College has to offer. Congressman Keller, who was recently appointed to the Education and Labor Committee, says this was the perfect opportunity to bring back ideas to Washington.

October 10, 2019 In The News

U.S. Rep. Fred Keller, R-Kreamer, came away seemingly impressed by the East Third Street Old City Gateway Project linking Lycoming College to the Williamsport’s downtown.

The first-term congressman took a tour of the new Kraph Gateway Center building, the keystone of the project located at the southeast end of the campus, Wednesday morning.

“It’s great for Williamsport,” he said. “It’s really a great community.”

Keller, elected to Congress earlier this year, noted that he has been coming to Williamsport since he worked in the lumber industry.

October 8, 2019 In The News

Congressman Fred Keller (R-Pa. 12) believes there’s a lack of transparency in the current impeachment inquiry being carried out surrounding President Donald Trump’s contact with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and allegations Trump had aid to the nation withheld while asking the Ukrainians to investigate Hunter Biden’s business dealings in the country.

Keller was the guest speaker during Monday’s Susquehanna Valley Conservatives meeting. He commented briefly on the impeachment inquiry during his remarks.

October 8, 2019 In The News

LEWISBURG — A large audience of more than 120 area residents filled the Col. John Kelly room on Monday night at the Country Cupboard to hear U.S. Congressman Fred Keller speak on a wide variety of subjects, such as Syria, healthcare, climate change and gun control.

Keller, who represents Pennsylvania's 12th Congressional District, was the guest speaker at the Susquehanna Valley Conservatives monthly meeting.

October 3, 2019 In The News

Representative Fred Keller, along with Tioga County commissioner Mark Hamilton and state Rep. Clint Owlett, embarked on a rigorous tour of Tioga County Tuesday, Oct. 1.

October 2, 2019 In The News

Taking advantage of his spare time while Congress is out of session, Rep. Fred Keller, R-Kreamer, was hosted by state Rep. Clint Owlett, R-Wellsboro, on a tour through Wellsboro and nearby areas.

“Our philosophy is, if we want to make sure that we get the policies correct, we need to be out here talking to the people that are getting the job done,” said Keller.

September 26, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) spoke on the House Floor Thursday on the need to pass a number of bills aimed at helping to improve the dairy industry since House Democrats have obstructed the United States-Canada-Mexico Agreement (USMCA) from being implemented.


September 26, 2019 In The News

While 2020 Democrat Presidential contenders and socialists in the halls of the United States Congress are trying to find ways to ban fossil fuels, kill American jobs, and weaken America’s status in the world, Pennsylvania and our energy producers are growing our state’s economy and enhancing our national security by priming the United States to be a net energy exporter.

A decade ago, when Pennsylvania was facing the Great Recession and the decline of its industrial sector, the natural gas industry held up, creating thousands of good-paying jobs.

September 25, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C.  – Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) on Wednesday voted in the House Education and Labor Committee against the Protecting the Right to Organize Act (PRO Act), a Democrat-led giveaway to union bosses that would stifle job creators with untenable mandates and an unpredictable workforce.