Congressman Keith Rothfus

Representing the 12th District of Pennsylvania

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Mar 27, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Small, community-owned banks face an uncertain future due to unique challenges that have been exacerbated in the wake of the recent financial crisis.

Mar 25, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC –Tonight the House passed a budget resolution that balances in less than ten years.

Mar 23, 2015 Press Release

ROSS TOWNSHIP, PA –Congressman Keith Rothfus [PA-12] invited constituents to join him for “Coffee With Keith” at Heavenly Espresso Cafe in Ross Township on Tuesday, March 31st. The event is open to press and to the public.

Mar 18, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – This week, the House passed legislation to provide critical grant funding for lifesaving trauma centers.

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 45 million Americans do not have access to a Level I or Level II trauma center within an hour of being injured.

Mar 17, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC –Today Congressman Keith Rothfus [PA-12] challenged Obama administration policies aimed at killing coal and coal-related projects during a full Financial Services Committee hearing on the International Financial System:

Mar 9, 2015 Press Release

ROSS TOWNSHIP, PA – Congressman Keith Rothfus [PA-12] is now accepting submissions for the 2015 Congressional Art Competition. Congressman Rothfus released the following statement explaining the annual competition for high school art students in Pennsylvania’s Twelfth District:

Mar 4, 2015 Press Release
The Congressman and his staff are committed to providing first-class constituent service.

ROSS TOWNSHIP, PA –Today, Congressman Keith Rothfus [PA-12] announced the March schedule for Mobile Office Hours in Lower Burrell, Murrysville, Ellwood City, and Somerset.

In The News

Mar 19, 2015 In The News

A Pittsburgh-developed plan for school success in science, technology, engineering and mathematics -- STEM -- education was showcased Wednesd

Mar 19, 2015 In The News

Convinced that they’re onto something with their new approach to science and math education, directors of the Carnegie Science Center went to Washington on Wednesday to spread the word at a congres

Mar 18, 2015 In The News

With overwhelming bipartisan support, including votes from the area’s two congressmen, a pair of bills designed to improve treatment for trau

Mar 18, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 18, 2015 ― Carnegie Science Center hosted today a Congressional briefing, titled “Rethinking STEM Education: A Bold New Pathway For America’s Future.” Carne

Oct 25, 2014 Column

Whether in elected office, in appointed office, or in career civil service, anyone whose salary is paid for with taxpayer dollars works for the public.

Oct 11, 2014 Column

Do you remember the days when the country had a healthy, vibrant economy when there were more opportunities and people were actually getting ahead? When getting a raise was a regular event? How about when all the kids in the neighborhood were able to find good jobs right after high school or college?

Oct 1, 2014 Column

Whether fighting diabetes or heart disease, developing vaccines, or helping people walk again with robotic limbs, Western Pennsylvania doctors, nurses, and researchers are at the forefront of medical innovation. Their work saves lives, and we can be proud that our region’s universities, hospitals, and laboratories are second to none.

Sep 11, 2014 Column

During August, I logged thousands of miles traveling throughout Western Pennsylvania and I heard from the boss in communities from Ambridge to McCandless to Johnstown and lots of stops in between. A lot of folks are facing the same issues. Gas, grocery and health care bills are all going up but people are not seeing their incomes go up to help pay for those bills.

Sep 5, 2014 Column

Western Pennsylvania is home to many veterans.  Joining together as a community to recognize and thank local veterans at events across Pennsylvania’s Twelfth Congressional District is one of the most solemn honors of my job. Recently we had tremendous events at a D-Day Commemoration Ceremony and a Military and Veterans Appreciation Event.

Aug 12, 2014 Column
The situation on our Southern Border is a humanitarian crisis.  Solving it requires us to work together on a responsible response that secures the border, stems the tide of illegal immigration and returns the children safely to their homes.     This border crisis is one of President Obama’s own making.
Jul 28, 2014 Column

What was your first job? Some of my first jobs as a teenager were delivering newspapers, bagging groceries, and flipping hamburgers and working the drive-through at McDonalds.

Jul 3, 2014 Column

On July 4th we celebrate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence and the birth of our nation. The Declaration, signed 238 years ago, and our Constitution, adopted thirteen years later, laid the groundwork for the greatest nation in history.

Jun 2, 2014 Column

Building an America that works is a top priority for the House, but we need a willing partner in the Senate.  The House has passed dozens of pieces of legislation that would grow the economy, add jobs, and provide families and businesses with greater energy security.

They are sitting on Harry Reid’s desk and have not seen the light of day in the Senate.

May 1, 2014 Column

Sergeant George Thursby, a resident of New Florence in Pennsylvania’s Twelfth District, served in the Army Air Force during World War II and was held in a prisoner-of-war camp.