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The comments and actions of Schiff demand his formal censure

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As published in The Hill: The most solemn duty undertaken by members of Congress is to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America. We swear an oath before the beginning of every Congress. My Oath is something I’ve taken seriously throughout a lifetime of public service - from solider, to state representative to congressman. Unfortunately, leftists in Congress are using thei... Read more »

End FGM/C Now

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As published in The Hill on February 6, 2019 By Congressman Scott Perry Today is the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, and the time is way overdue to stand up for the voiceless and criminalize this horrific practice. I’m calling on state legislatures around the Country, including in my home state of Pennsylvania - one of 22 states that don’t criminalize the practic... Read more »

US Rep. Scott Perry explains his effort to impeach Rod Rosenstein

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For starving click-bait columnists and insatiable consumers of far-left unbridled outrage, deploying personal attacks and eroding the underpinnings of our great Nation are the preferred weapons of choice for those more interested in protecting fragile, emotion-based beliefs and sowing societal chaos than pursuing actual truth and justice. For this tactic to succeed, opposing opinions and well-esta... Read more »

Like the Status Quo on Taxes? I Don’t.

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Our Tax Code has grown to more than 70,000 pages since it was last reformed more than 30 years ago. Washington and its special interest allies have added dozens of loopholes, but made the Code too complicated and expensive for working families. At the same time, we’ve watched good-paying jobs and U.S. companies move to countries with more competitive tax systems. For these reasons – and a few more... Read more »

Doing Nothing Isn’t an Option

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A recent columnist from a local newspaper fabricated and falsified a narrative allegedly for the express purpose of discrediting me and impugning my reputation after seeing pictures of me "smiling and celebrating with other privileged white men drinking in celebration on Capitol Hill" after "intentionally voting to exploit the poor" by approving The American Health Care Act (AHCA). First of all, I... Read more »

Hit the Ground Running

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While much of the spotlight has been on the new Trump Administration, the U.S. House is hitting the ground running to shake up Washington, D.C. from top to bottom and keep our promise to the voters to get our country back on track. The first order of business is health care reform. The repeal of Obamacare was prominently debated in last November’s election and voters across the country elected Rep... Read more »

Op-Ed: We Have a Better Way to Fight the Cycle of Poverty

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Like everyone, I want my children to grow up in a nation of opportunity and prosperity, where the American Dream is a reality; yet not all parents are able to provide their children with an opportunity to create a positive future. All Americans – regardless of social or economic circumstance – should have the opportunity to live their own American Dream. Unfortunately, some feel that opportunity n... Read more »

OP-ED: A Better Way on National Security

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Congress plays an essential role in protecting our Nation from threats, both foreign and domestic. Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution charges Congress with providing a national defense agenda to fulfill this role; doing so endows the peoples’ representatives with broad responsibilities for defending the country and advancing American interests abroad. Guided by the Constitution’s timeless pr... Read more »

Thank TSA Mismanagement for Airport Wait Line Fiasco

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Missed flights, long waits, and frustration boiling over: the summer travel season is upon us and the American people are fed up with one of the worst travel periods in recent memory. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and the head of the Transportation Security Administration, Peter Neffenger, are pleading for help from Congress—and for patience from the American people. Congre... Read more »

OP-ED: U.S. House Takes Action on Opioid / Heroin Crisis

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Prescription opioids and heroin addiction are ravaging our Nation, causing heartache and pain for millions of American families and destroying communities. Central Pennsylvania is far from immune; York County had 95 drug-related deaths in 2015 - 65 from heroin and/or fentanyl packaged as heroin – and nearby counties report similar trends. More Pennsylvanians die from drug overdose than any other t... Read more »

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