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OP-ED: How unfair federal regulations led to layoffs in York City

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During my first term in Congress, I was invited by United Cool Air - a small manufacturer of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) products - to tour their operations and discuss the impact of federal regulations on their business. Invitations like this are a regular occurrence for me and they provide me great insight into how federal policies impact local small businesses and their em...

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...

OP-ED: Obamacare Failed

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Congressional Democrats recently held a press conference on Capitol Hill where they unveiled their slogan to attack Republican efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare - “Make America Sick Again.” Their obvious attempts to pit Americans against each other continue unabated. The repeal of Obamacare was prominently debated in last November’s election and voters across the country elected Republican ...

Rep. Perry: Setting the Record Straight

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A recent letter writer (Why is Rep. Perry associating with hate groups?) falsely claimed that I associate with an “anti-Muslim hate group” because of a recent meeting I had with Ms. Brigitte Gabriel, founder of Act for America. I always appreciate constituent feedback, but need to set the record straight about some of the assertions made in this letter. The writer cites the Southern Poverty Law C...

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...

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...

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...

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...

OP-ED: Every Citizen Should Have the Opportunity to Succeed

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Far too many Americans are trapped in the cycle of poverty and can’t find their way out. America has spent trillions on Washington-based anti-poverty programs over the last 50 years and more Americans than ever (46 million) are still stuck. We keep putting a bandage on the problem to make poverty more tolerable; but poverty shouldn’t be tolerated. People should have the opportunity to succeed base...

OP-ED: Executive Action Won’t Strengthen Our Energy Sector; Private Sector Innovation Will

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I’m deeply disturbed that the President continues to show no restraint as he incessantly uses executive action to pursue his legacy-driven agenda. He’s proven time and time again that he has no problem circumventing Congress and working unilaterally to achieve his policy priorities. We’ve seen him go it alone on immigration, gun control, the Iran Nuclear Deal and actions to close Guantanamo Bay. T...

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