Congressman Fred Keller concludes district work period with week focusing on energy and workforce development

September 6, 2019
Press Release
Concludes period where he visited all 15 counties multiple times to hear what constituents want him to focus on in Congress

Congressman Fred Keller rounded out the summer district work period by focusing on energy and workforce development: issues repeatedly noted by constituents as areas of focus, among others, they would like Congressman Keller to prioritize when in Congress.

 

On Wednesday, Congressman Keller was the keynote speaker at a “Think About Energy” event in Lewisburg put on by Cabot Oil & Gas and hosted by the Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce.

 

As covered by the Sunbury Daily Item, Congressman Keller noted the importance of Pennsylvania’s home-grown natural gas industry to the economy and our country’s national security. He also highlighted the great partnership he saw on a recent tour between Cabot and stakeholders in Susquehanna County to help with infrastructure and workforce development.

 

"When you look at what energy has meant to Pennsylvania, it's outstanding," [Keller] said.

 

America needs to work toward energy independence so it doesn't need to rely on countries that don't share America's interest, he said.

 

Congressman Keller’s remarks at the Think About Energy event were also covered by the Milton Standard Journal. That story can be read HERE.

 

Also this week, Congressman Keller prioritized workforce development by touring Triangle Tech—a career and technical school in Northumberland County—and Phillips Ultrasound, a Mifflin County employer that has expressed concerns over workforce development needs in rural Pennsylvania.

 

Congressman Keller also made front page news this week with recaps of the work the PA-12 team has done over the summer work period and looking forward to ongoing issues in Washington, D.C.

 

One story came as a result of an editorial board interview Congressman Keller did with the Williamsport Sun-Gazette. That story can be read HERE.

 

The other story came from remarks to the Clinton County Chamber of Commerce as covered by the Lock Haven Express. That story can be read HERE.

 

Congressman Keller returns to Washington, D.C. next week with the resumption of legislative session.

 

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