Congressman Keith Rothfus

Representing the 12th District of Pennsylvania

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Feb 11, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Keith Rothfus [PA-12] released the following statement after voting for the Debt Management and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2015 (H.R.

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Feb 10, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Keith Rothfus [PA-12] today issued the following statement after the Supreme Court temporarily blocked one of the key rules in President Obama's regulatory assault on middle class jobs:

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Feb 10, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Members of the Bipartisan Task Force to Combat the Heroin Epidemic will be hosting their second Roundtable on February 9th from 2:30-4:30 PM, in Room 1334 of the Longworth House Office Building. This event will focus on the interdiction and eradication efforts of the U.S. government to prevent the influx of drugs from entering the United States.

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Feb 9, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Keith Rothfus [PA-12] issued the following statement today after the White House released President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget proposal, which would increase spending by $2.5 trillion and raise taxes by $3.4 trillion over the next decade.

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Feb 9, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Legislation introduced by Congressman Keith Rothfus [PA-12], the Satisfying Energy Needs and Saving the Environment (SENSE) Act (H.R. 3797), will be marked up in the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Energy and Power this week.

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Feb 4, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Keith Rothfus [PA-12] released the following statement today after the House passed the Financial Institution Consumer Protection Act of 2015 (H.R.

Feb 4, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Keith Rothfus [PA-12] testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Energy and Power Wednesday to discuss legislation he introduced to protect the coal refuse-to-energy industry from regulatory overreach by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  The coal refuse-to-energy industry utilizes modern technology to genera

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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

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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

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Dec 14, 2015 Column

by: Rep. Keith Rothfus

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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