ICYMI: Congressman Fred Keller prioritizes rural healthcare, infrastructure projects

August 30, 2019
Press Release
Lowering prescription drug costs, helping local projects highlight fifth week of district work period

In case you missed it, Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) made front page news all over Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District this week by prioritizing rural healthcare and local infrastructure projects.


Making front page news in the Wellsboro Gazette was Congressman Keller’s healthcare discussion with UPMC Susquehanna Soldiers & Sailors and Weis Pharmacy in Wellsboro where he discussed issues facing rural healthcare providers and the need to lower prescription drug prices as a means to work toward practical solutions for lowering healthcare costs.


As quoted in the story, Congressman Keller said:


“We want to make sure the people get the care they need and get the medicine they need,” Keller said. “For them, it’s making sure that people are doing well. It’s not about the money aspect of it. … It’s about helping his friends and neighbors that live in this community.”


His stop was also covered by WENY in Elmira, NY, where he was quoted as saying:


"We're working together on the issues because there's a common thread between many of the issues in the meetings we've had this month," said Keller. "We don't have a chance of getting it right if our team isn't out in the community learning and discussing the issues with people across Pa 12."


Congressman Keller also made front page news in the Williamsport Sun-Gazette for his tour of Heller dam in South Williamsport. Congressman Keller noted that local infrastructure projects like these are ones he will be pushing for in Congress.


Through a swarm of gnats and mosquitoes, Keller spoke with state Rep. Jeff Wheeland, R-Loyalsock Township, who also was on the tour, and promised he would not allow its further degradation without giving an effort to get the necessary grant funding.


“That’s been our message in Washington, D.C.,” Keller said. “Let’s get to work on things that will improve the lives of people.”


That message was echoed in a similar comment Congressman Keller made to northcentralpa.com/On the Pulse:


“This is the infrastructure project we should be working on,” said U.S. Rep Fred Keller, of the 12th District. “You have the foresight to look ahead and get it done and we want to be a helpful partner.”


Next week, Congressman Keller round out the final week of the summer district work period by participating in an energy roundtable in Lewisburg, meeting with job creators and educators in Clinton County, and touring a career and technical school in Northumberland County.