Congressman Keith Rothfus

Representing the 12th District of Pennsylvania

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May 19, 2015 Press Release

ROSS TOWNSHIP, PA – Congressman Keith Rothfus [PA-12] invited constituents to join him for a special “Coffee With Keith” summer kick-off event at Ice Cream World on Tuesday, May 26, 2015.  The event is open to the press and to the public.

May 15, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Keith Rothfus [PA-12] released the following statement after supporting H.R. 1735, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016:

May 15, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC —  Wednesday, May 14th marked two years since Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell was convicted on three counts of first-degree murder for the deaths of babies born-alive during abortion procedures.

May 14, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC —  Congressman Keith Rothfus [PA-12] released the following statement after supporting, H.R. 1191, the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act:  

May 13, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC —  Congressman Keith Rothfus [PA-12] issued the following statement after passage of H.R. 2048, the USA FREEDOM Act of 2015:

May 6, 2015 Press Release

JOHNSTOWN, PA —  Today, Congressman Keith Rothfus [PA-12] met with the Pennsylvania Army National Guard’s 1-104th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion (ARB) Commander Major Jack Wallace and State Aviation Officer Colonel Robert Allison at the Johnstown-Cambria County Municipal Airport.

May 4, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Congressmen Chris Collins (NY-27), Peter King (NY-02), and Keith Rothfus (PA-12)  today issued the following statement after introducing the Renovate and Enhance Veterans’ Meeting Halls and Posts (REVAMP) Act. The legislation will make it easier to secure funding for maintenance and improvements to veterans’ meeting halls and posts.

In The News

May 5, 2015 In The News

Congressman Keith Rothfus (PA-12) is once again trying to crack down on bonuses being handed out to senior executives at the Department of Veterans Affairs. 

May 5, 2015 In The News

Congressman Keith Rothfus (PA-12) is once again trying to crack down on bonuses being handed out to senior executives at the Department of Veterans Affairs. 

May 1, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON – A year after problems first surfaced at the Phoenix VA, legislation to hold wrongdoers accountable is winding its way through Congress.

Apr 27, 2015 In The News

Terrorism funding occurs through nefarious and complicated networks.

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.

Jul 3, 2014 Column

On July 4th we celebrate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence and the birth of our nation. The Declaration, signed 238 years ago, and our Constitution, adopted thirteen years later, laid the groundwork for the greatest nation in history.

Jun 2, 2014 Column

Building an America that works is a top priority for the House, but we need a willing partner in the Senate.  The House has passed dozens of pieces of legislation that would grow the economy, add jobs, and provide families and businesses with greater energy security.

They are sitting on Harry Reid’s desk and have not seen the light of day in the Senate.