Congressman Keith Rothfus

Representing the 12th District of Pennsylvania

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May 3, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Keith Rothfus [PA-12] joined Housing and Insurance Subcommittee Chairman Blaine Luetkemeyer [MO-03] in introducing the Transparent Insurance Standards Act of 2016 (H.R. 5143). This legislation seeks to enhance Congressional oversight and provide increased transparency to ongoing negotiations on international insurance regulations. H.R.

Apr 27, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – The House today passed H.R.

Apr 27, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –The House today passed H.R. 699, the Email Privacy Act, a Rothfus-cosponsored bill that would update the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) to improve privacy protections for electronic communications stored or maintained by a third-party service provider.

Apr 26, 2016 Press Release

Johnstown, PA – Overdoses from heroin and prescription painkillers have killed an alarming number of Western Pennsylvanians, destroying families and communities. Congressman Keith Rothfus [PA-12] and Senator Pat Toomey [R-PA] toured Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center today where they highlighted local, state, and federal efforts to combat this growing epidemic. 

Apr 14, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Keith Rothfus [PA-12] voted today to make two powerful bureaucracies born from Dodd-Frank, the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) and the Office of Financial Research (OFR), more accountable to the American people.

Apr 6, 2016 Press Release

Pittsburgh, PA – Congressman Keith Rothfus [PA-12] issued the following statement regarding the Department of Labor’s release of the finalized fiduciary rule:

Mar 23, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Keith Rothfus [PA-12] issued the following statement after attending oral argument for Zubik v. Burwell:


In The News

Feb 12, 2016 In The News

A bill to establish alternative compliance standards for coal refuse power plants passed an important legislative step on Thursday.

Feb 9, 2016 In The News

Two proposals hovering over the John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport could have implications for the facility.

Jan 19, 2016 In The News

WASHINGTON — Pennsylvania lawmakers have their sights on a plan to bolster the future of Pittsburgh’s 911th Airlift Wing by securing a squadron of C-17 cargo aircraft.

Jan 8, 2016 In The News

In what politicians described as a "victory" for the region, Cambria, Blair and Bedford counties officially are a U.S.

Jan 6, 2016 In The News

The area’s two congressmen pointedly criticized President Barack Obama for using executive actions to narrow the so-called gun show loophole that exempts certain small firearm sellers fr

Mar 3, 2016 Column

Nearly seven years after the Great Recession ended, persistent anemic economic growth should force us to ask: since a monetary policy unprecedented in expansionary scope has failed to produce even average GDP growth, what went wrong?

Dec 14, 2015 Column

by: Rep. Keith Rothfus

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.