ICYMI: “A Work Month”: Congressman discusses flood management, economy, trade

September 6, 2019
Press Release
Editorial Board meeting with Williamsport Sun-Gazette focuses on Congressman Keller’s extensive work during district work period

In case you missed it, Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) made front page news in the Williamsport Sun-Gazette Thursday following a sit-down interview with the newspaper’s editorial board that focused on his work travelling to all 15 counties in the district multiple times and what he plans on taking back to Washington from the district work period.


Here are some highlights from the article:


“It is a work month,” Keller said during a stop Tuesday at the Sun-Gazette.


Keller, elected in May to the House seat vacated by Tom Marino, is visiting communities, businesses and organizations in the region.


It’s all part of the process, he said, of helping to craft legislation back in Washington.


“We’ve made it our mission to be made available,” he said.




Keller said he is also hopeful of ratification of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), particularly to keep open a better market with Canada for dairy farmers.


Overall, the 12th Congressional District is the home to many farmers and industries which export products.


Keller said President Trump’s tariff policies are a response to China’s unfair trading policies with the U.S.


“The President’s interest is in American families and business,” he said. “The President is looking out for American interests.”




Keller scoffed at the idea that the U.S. may be heading for a recession.


“It’s people rooting for failure to make the President look bad,” he said.


Keller briefly addressed immigration, tax cuts and gun legislation.


His thoughts on immigration, he said, are aligned with a quote he attributed to the late Congressman Jack Kemp: “We want to close the back door of illegal immigration so we can open the front door of legal immigration.”


The full article may be read in the Williamsport Sun-Gazette HERE.