The House passed important legislation to fulfill our promise to the American people to responsibly fund our Homeland Security Department while also stopping President Obama's unconstitutional immigration actions.
The principle of my provision simple--if bureaucrats implement rules that harm Americans' jobs or wages, they must take responsibility for it.
America's New Congress has been sworn in. First order of business in the House was giving American workers and veterans relief from harmful provisions in the Affordable Care Act.
I spoke on the House Floor as the proud cosponsor of legislation to repeal the Obamacare tax on medical devices. This $30 billion tax is forcing companies in Pennsylvania to reduce research into better technologies that can lower the cost of care and put off hiring new employees.
As public servants we must always remember that fundamental principle that we are the employees and the people are the boss. Working in public service is a serious responsibility and a tremendous honor and it comes with a trust that must not be abused.
Although more work remains to be done, the bipartisan reforms recently passed the House and Senate and signed by the President represent a positive step towards ensuring that veterans receive the quality health care they earned.
KDKA: Local WWII Vets Honored At D-Day Anniversary Ceremony In Beaver Co.WATCH the incredible story of WWII and D-Day veteran Warren Goss. It was a privilege to honor Warren and other local veterans on the seventieth anniversary of D-Day.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Keith Rothfus [PA-12] issued the following statement after President Obama’s State of the Union address:
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.
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:
“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:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Keith Rothfus [PA-12] issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3, the Keystone XL Pipeline Act by a bipartisan vote of 266-153:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Congressman Keith Rothfus [PA-12] supported legislation to reverse harmful provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). After passage, Congressman Rothfus released the following statement:
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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
“An Afternoon at the Oscars” was the theme for the 29th annual RSVP Recognition Luncheon, and it certainly was a star-studded occasion! Dr.
WASHINGTON – Western Pennsylvania Republicans joined the vitriolic GOP choir’s bitter refrain Thursday night after President Barack Obama issued expansive executive orders on immig
CENTER TWP. -- Beaver County veterans were honored Saturday during a breakfast at the Community College of Beaver County.
U.S. Rep. Keith Rothfus, R-Sewickley, anticipates entering a difficult political climate when he returns to Washington, D.C. in January.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.