Congressman Keith Rothfus

Representing the 12th District of Pennsylvania

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Oct 8, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – The House voted Wednesday to pass the Homebuyers Assistance Act (H.R. 3192).  Congressman Keith Rothfus [PA-12] released the following statement:

Oct 8, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – The House passed H.Res. 461 Wednesday.  The resolution establishes a Select Investigative Panel of the Committee on Energy and Commerce to investigate Planned Parenthood.  This resolution comes in the wake of a series of undercover videos published by the Center for Medical Progress this summer.

Oct 8, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Keith Rothfus [PA-12] has joined the Bipartisan Task Force to Combat the Heroin Epidemic and released the following statement:

Oct 7, 2015 Press Release

Pittsburgh, PA – Dorseyville Middle School rising seventh grader Amulya Garimella is a finalist in the 2015 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. The challenge posed to these student scientists was to develop an invention that positively impacts the community. Amulya is one of only ten students in the nation to be named a finalist.

Oct 2, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Keith Rothfus [R-PA] released the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revised the current National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ground-level ozone. Experts predict this will be the EPA’s costliest regulation in history.

Oct 1, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Keith Rothfus [PA-12] today voted to approve the Conference Report to H.R. 1735, the Fiscal Year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), a joint compromise between the House version and Senate version that were passed earlier this year. The bill authorizes defense spending and programs and includes Rep.

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

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.
Jul 28, 2014 Column

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.