Congressman Keith Rothfus

Representing the 12th District of Pennsylvania

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Jan 28, 2015 Press Release
Giving seniors the option to switch plans if the one they initially enroll in doesn’t meet their needs is common-sense.

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Keith Rothfus [PA-12] and Congressman Kurt Schrader [OR-05] introduced H.R. 588, the Medicare Beneficiary Preservation of Choice Act of 2015.  This bipartisan legislation restores the Medicare Advantage (MA) open enrollment period that gives seniors the chance to switch between MA plans in the first three months of each year.

Jan 27, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today, the House of Representatives passed a comprehensive legislative package to combat the growing problem of human trafficking in the United States and provide needed support to victims. Congressman Keith Rothfus [PA-12] released the following statement in support of the bills:

Jan 20, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Keith Rothfus [PA-12] issued the following statement after President Obama’s State of the Union address:

Jan 20, 2015 Press Release

ROSS TOWNSHIP, PA –Congressman Keith Rothfus [PA-12] invited constituents to join him for “Coffee With Keith” at Jata’s Diner in Wampum on Friday, January 23rd. The event is open to the press and to the public.

Jan 14, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Keith Rothfus [PA-12] supported H.R. 240, legislation to fund the Department of Homeland Security and reverse President Obama’s unilateral actions on immigration.  Congressman Rothfus released the following statement after final passage:

Jan 13, 2015 Press Release
“The principle is simple—if bureaucrats implement rules that harm Americans’ jobs or wages, they must take responsibility for it.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Keith Rothfus [PA-12] spoke in support of regulatory reform legislation containing his jobs and wages rule, which subjects regulation to heightened review and transparency requirements if it reduces jobs or wages by one percent in an industry.  Following passage of the legislation, Congressman Rothfus released the following statement:  


In The News

Jan 26, 2015 In The News

Jan. 6, 2015 marked a new day in Congress. On that day, the newly elected Congress took office.

Jan 23, 2015 In The News

Washington, D.C., January 29, 2015 – Today, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) awarded Congressman Keith Rothfus (R-PA-12) the NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence

Nov 24, 2014 In The News

“An Afternoon at the Oscars” was the theme for the 29th annual RSVP Recognition Luncheon, and it certainly was a star-studded occasion! Dr.

Nov 21, 2014 In The News

WASHINGTON – Western Pennsylvania Republicans joined the vitriolic GOP choir’s bitter refrain Thursday night after President Barack Obama issued expansive executive orders on immig

Nov 21, 2014 In The News

CENTER TWP. -- Beaver County veterans were honored Saturday during a breakfast at the Community College of Beaver County.

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.