The new Republican majority was sworn in over one hundred days ago. Our goal is to provide Americans the freedom to innovate and achieve a better life for their families. To that end, we crafted and passed over a hundred pieces of legislation, many of which are designed to lessen the government’s involvement in your everyday life.
High school students across the Twelfth District submitted some beautiful artwork for the 2015 Congressional Art Competition. Help select this year's winner by voting on your favorite submissions! The entry to gain the most votes will win a trip to DC to see their artwork on display in the United States Capitol.
The VA issued $2,827,377 in bonuses to executives overlooking, and in some cases, fostering mismanagement and neglect at VA facilities. This money is better spent providing veterans with first-rate care they earned, and it is unconscionable to allow bonuses for those who failed our veterans.
The House passed legislation that repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. After we were lied to about the real costs of this law, Congress is intent on finding a better way forward that works for every American.
A bill I introduced will give more than 16 million seniors enrolled in Medicare Advantage the freedom to switch plans if their current coverage doesn't meet their needs. In today’s ever changing health care environment, giving seniors the ability to test-drive their plans and make changes is common-sense.
The House passed important legislation to fulfill our promise to the American people to responsibly fund our Homeland Security Department while also stopping President Obama's unconstitutional immigration actions.
The principle of my provision simple--if bureaucrats implement rules that harm Americans' jobs or wages, they must take responsibility for it.
America's New Congress has been sworn in. First order of business in the House was giving American workers and veterans relief from harmful provisions in the Affordable Care Act.
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WASHINGTON, DC — This Saturday, April, 24th, marks the 35th anniversary of the day eight United States service members lost their lives on a rescue mission to save fifty-two fellow Americans being held hostage at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. Congressman Keith Rothfus [PA-12] spoke on the House floor to honor the lives of the fallen heroes.
WASHINGTON, DC—Cyber space is becoming the battlefield of choice for nations like North Korea, China, and Iran. It is cheap and easy for a bad actor to exploit vulnerabilities and digitally attack our utility providers, electrical grid operators, water treatment facilities, banks, and other private-sector businesses.
WASHINGTON, DC— Between 2008 and 2009, the Islamic State generated less than $1 million in fundraising per month. By 2014, the same year the Islamic State beheaded three Americans captured in Syria, the terror group began generating approximately $1 million per day.
John, a PA-12 constituent: Thanks for sponsoring these…. It really is gratifying when some of our top-notch students earn an appointment to one of these great institutions…There is no better venue for learning about our service academies.
WASHINGTON, DC – As Americans across the country lament Tax Day, the House is taking critical steps to protect taxpayers and stop egregious abuses occurring within the IRS. Congressman Keith Rothfus [PA-12] released the following statement in support of the measures:
The Congressman is committed to providing first-class constituent service.
ROSS TOWNSHIP, PA –Today, Congressman Keith Rothfus [PA-12] announced the April schedule for Mobile Office Hours in Lower Burrell, Murrysville, Ellwood City, and Somerset.
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Johnstown is not just representing itself in the Kraft Hockeyville USA competition.
Hardware, unit deactivations, open-carry on base. House lawmakers sounded off Tuesday during the first rounds of debate on the annual defense authorization bill.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sergeant George Thursby, a resident of New Florence in Pennsylvania’s Twelfth District, served in the Army Air Force during World War II and was held in a prisoner-of-war camp.