Congressman Keith Rothfus

Representing the 12th District of Pennsylvania

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Nov 23, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Keith Rothfus [PA-12] led a bipartisan group of his House colleagues writing in support of a provision he introduced during consideration of the House surface transportation bill.

Nov 20, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – The Western Pennsylvania Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation (WPCAMR) announced its support of Congressman Keith Rothfus’ [PA-12] SENSE Act (H.R.

Nov 19, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, the House passed the American Security Against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act of 2015 (H.R. 4038).

Nov 19, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, the House passed the Fed Oversight Reform and Modernization Act (H.R. 3189).

Nov 16, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – In the wake of the recent ISIS terrorist attacks in France, Lebanon, and other nations, Congressman Keith Rothfus [PA-12] called for a moratorium on the entry of Syrian refugees into the United States until security concerns are met. The Obama Administration announced in September that the U.S.

Nov 5, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – The House today passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2016 (S. 1356).  Congressman Keith Rothfus [PA-12] supported the bill and released the following statement:

Nov 5, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – The House today approved a motion to proceed to conference with the Senate on the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy (DRIVE) Act (H.R. 22).


In The News

Jul 9, 2015 In The News

More than 200 lawmakers have signed on to a letter to the leadership of the House Armed Services and Appropriations Committees urging that no Apache attack helicopters be transferred from the Army

Jun 30, 2015 In The News

A split Supreme Court deflected the latest legal challenge to President Obama's signature health care policy Thursday, upholding tax credits that help more than 300,000 Penns

Jun 5, 2015 In The News

A story emerged during last weekend’s Showcase for Commerce that was not directly related to defense contracts but that could have a signific

May 29, 2015 In The News

Four bipartisan congressional bills supported in part by Pennsylvania lawmakers have been introduced to improve Medicare for senior citizens, the Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pe

Nov 2, 2015 Column

A new speaker of the House, from a new generation, has taken the gavel. He does so with a commitment to reform the rules and practices of how the House operates. Such reforms are critical because, for too long, individual members and committees have been shut out in favor of centralized policymaking from the speaker's office.

May 1, 2015 Column

At the beginning of the last century, a Godless, totalitarian ideology moved from theory to practice and a global war against freedom began when Communists took over Russia.

In the following decades, the ideology spread through the mainland of China, across the ocean to Cuba, and into Vietnam.

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.