Congressman Keith Rothfus

Representing the 12th District of Pennsylvania

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May 20, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Keith Rothfus [PA-12] will host two community forums to discuss how the local community can combat the heroin epidemic. Congressman Rothfus will be joined by a special guest panel of law enforcement, prevention, and treatment experts.

May 19, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Keith Rothfus [PA-12] voted today to support the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2017 (H.R. 4974), which passed the House by a vote of 295 to 129. 

May 19, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Keith Rothfus [PA-12] voted today to support the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2017 (H.R. 4909).  The legislation, which advances vital funding and authorities required by the U.S. military, passed the House by a bipartisan vote of 277 to 147.

May 16, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Keith Rothfus [PA-12] released the following statement after the Supreme Court unanimously vacated lower court rulings in the landmark religious liberty case, Zubik v. Burwell, and sent it back to the lower courts for further proceedings:

May 13, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Keith Rothfus [PA-12] released the following statement on the EPA’s recently-announced methane emission regulations:

May 12, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Keith Rothfus [PA-12] today commented on the ruling from a federal judge on the House’s lawsuit on the Administration’s improper use of taxpayer funds under the Affordable Care Act to make payments to insurance companies—known as Cost Sharing Reduction (CSR) payments—on the ACA exchanges. 


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

May 20, 2016 Column

The opioid and heroin epidemic is tearing across the country, destroying lives and devastating families.

Heroin overdose deaths across the country have increased six-fold since 2001, with more than 10,000 deaths occurring last year alone. 

In Pennsylvania, there has been a 470 percent increase in drug overdose deaths in the past two decades. 

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.