Congressman Keith Rothfus

Representing the 12th District of Pennsylvania

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Apr 24, 2015 Press Release

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.

Apr 23, 2015 Press Release

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.

Apr 22, 2015 Press Release

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.  

Apr 17, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Recent reports have covered Congressman Keith Rothfus’ [PA-12] opposition to the Army’s Aviation Restructuring Initiative.

Apr 17, 2015 Press Release

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.

Apr 15, 2015 Press Release

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:

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Apr 9, 2015 Press Release
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.

In The News

Apr 21, 2015 In The News

Johnstown is not just representing itself in the Kraft Hockeyville USA competition.

Apr 14, 2015 In The News

Hardware, unit deactivations, open-carry on base. House lawmakers sounded off Tuesday during the first rounds of debate on the annual defense authorization bill.

Apr 9, 2015 In The News

On a day-to-day, hour-to-hour and even minute-to-minute basis, a congressman must be prepared to deal with an ever-changing array of issues r

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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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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.

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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.

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May 1, 2014 Column

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.

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