Congressman Keller connects with constituents in 9th telephone town hall

June 29, 2021
Press Release

Washington, D.C. — In case you missed it, Congressman Fred Keller (PA-12) addressed 6,000 Pennsylvanians yesterday evening during his ninth live telephone town hall. Keller answered audience questions on a broad range of topics, including infrastructure, the economy, American energy, election reform, securing the southern border, veterans, agriculture, and more.  

 

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As reported by the Daily Item:

Keller began the hourlong event by touting his support for agriculture bills to ensure at least 2% milk is available in schools and that milk alternatives from products like almonds aren’t labeled milk at all.

He called on the Biden Administration to reinstate Trump-era policies along the southern border including agreements with three Central American countries he said were working to prevent mass illegal immigration.

A nearly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, if passed as-is, would invest in transportation, water systems and broadband internet — described as the largest infrastructure investment in a century.

Keller said the bill must intensely focus on the definition of infrastructure.

It must stick to items like roads and bridges, natural gas pipelines, water and sewer lines, he said, and must not include social programs.

He said that half of the $1 trillion sought by Democrats is focused on Green New Deal priorities, and that a pared down proposal from Republicans would cost $400 billion in comparison.

“The best stimulus is a job and we need to be sure we safely reopen our economy,” Keller said.

The congressman voiced opposition against teaching Critical Race Theory in public schools, saying education should focus on what brings Americans together than what separates them.

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