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Weekly Update From Congressman Joyce: September 15, 2019

Welcome to another edition of my newsletter. Our audience size for the these updates continues to grow.

Back in Washington

This past week, our nation commemorated the 18th anniversary of the tragic September 11, 2001 attacks. Americans are indebted to the heroes of Flight 93 whose bravery and sacrifice saved the lives of countless people. It is an honor to represent the hallowed ground of the Flight 93 Memorial in Somerset County. You can watch my reflection on this solemn anniversary by clicking the picture below.

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On Tuesday, I participated in a hearing on the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which would ensure care for children who are born alive. Seventy-seven percent of Americans support this commonsense legislation, yet House Democrats have blocked a vote on the bill more than 80 times. As a co-sponsor of the Born Alive Act, I will continue fighting until it passes the House. You can watch the hearing here.

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As Ranking Member of the House Small Business Subcommittee on Rural Development, Agriculture, and Trade, I led a discussion on clean natural gas in America’s energy economy at this week’s hearing exploring the role of small business in the energy sector. It was a pleasure to welcome David Spigelmyer, a Pennsylvania native and President of the Pittsburgh-based Marcellus Shale Coalition, as a witness at the hearing. Mr. Spigelmyer testified on the importance of natural gas for job creation, innovation, and efficiency in today’s clean energy economy. You can watch my remarks by clicking the picture below.

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During Opioid Crisis Awareness Week, I visited the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and met with NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins about innovative treatments being developed for addiction. Our nation’s fight against the opioid crisis is a team effort, and I am committed to finding realistic solutions to end this tragic epidemic that has taken a toll in our region and beyond.

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It was great to meet with members of the Pennsylvania Home Care Association who stopped by my office to discuss their work to help Pennsylvanians with in-home medical assistance and to make health care more affordable.

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Earlier this week, the House Small Business Committee held a hearing on the burdens that small medical practices face. Not only is this issue important for doctors and patients around the country, but it’s also personal for me. For more than 25 years, my wife Alice and I owned our own dermatology practice. Each day we faced new hurdles in America’s broken health care system. This week, I was glad to offer a unique prescriptive at this hearing as we heard from doctors, including fellow dermatologist Dr. Howard Rogers, about barriers to patient care.

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Dr. Bruce Waldholtz stopped by my office to advocate on behalf of cancer patients with the American Cancer Society. I was grateful to talk with Dr. Waldholtz about Congress’ work to help American patients and their loved ones who have been impacted by this disease.

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It was a pleasure to welcome members of the Finical Services Institute to the Capitol to discuss the issues that Americans face when saving for their retirement.

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Thank you for taking the time to learn about what I was working on this week, and I look forward to updating you again next Sunday.

REMINDER: Additional updates can be found on my FACEBOOK PAGE.

Sincerely,

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John Joyce
Member of Congress

By |September 16th, 2019|Categories: blog, news|0 Comments

Republican Party of PA | The Office of the Communications Director News Briefing | 09/03/2019

Here are today’s news brief headlines of interest. Click Read More below to read the articles.

Pennsylvania

Here are today’s news brief headlines of interest. Click Read More below to read the articles.

  • Philadelphia Inquirer, Chris Brennan and Andrew Seidman, Philly’s labor leaders sense a snub from Joe Biden and his campaign
  • Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Ed Blazina, Pennsylvania hoping applications pick up for REAL ID as October 2020 deadline looms
  • Pennsylvania Capital Star, Stephan Caruso, Appointees, not lawmakers, should draw Pennsylvania’s political districts, Wolf-convened panel recommends
  • Penn Live, Emily Previti, of PA Post, Pennsylvanians say they’re fed up with secrecy and corruption surrounding redistricting — and they can fix it.

National

  • CNN, Kevin Liptak, White House focuses on death penalty in piecemeal gun control package
  • New York Post, Mark Moore, Joe Biden says he didn’t try to ‘mislead anybody’ by conflating war stories
  • NBC News, David Ingram and Jane C. Timm, Why Republicans (and even a couple of Democrats) want to throw out tech’s favorite law
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By |September 3rd, 2019|Categories: blog, news|0 Comments

Weekly Update From Congressman Joyce: September 01, 2019

Welcome to another edition of my newsletter. Our audience size for the these updates continues to grow.

Down in Washington

Here is this week’s news of interest.

  • BACK HOME IN PA-13ImageDairy makes up a significant portion of the agriculture that exists in our district. In fact, Nearly 20 percent of Pennsylvania’s dairy farms and over a quarter of the state’s total milk cows reside in the counties that make up the 13th District. This week I visited the JoBo Holstein dairy farm in Gettysburg, which is a Land O’ Lakes dairy farm.During the tour, I had the opportunity to speak with farmer John Hess about the measures I am fighting for in Congress to help our dairy farmers. This Congress I am cosponsoring the Dairy Pride Act which will crack down on plant-based imitators that are harming the dairy industry by falsely labeling their products as milk.

    Additionally, I acted to incentivize children to drink more milk by cosponsoring the Whole Milk for Healthy Kids Act of 2019. The measure allows for whole milk (both unflavored and flavored) to be offered in public schools.

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    This week gave me two opportunities to visit with defense manufacturers. The first was the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining. NCDMM gave us an update on how the services they provide help make the Letterkenny Army Depot stronger, the U.S. defense industry more efficient, and our country safer through the sharing of information and technology.‬

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    From there I had the opportunity to tour Kongsberg Defense Corporation in Johnstown. During the visit we received an update on the future of their company in Cambria County and the current work they are doing to keep America safe. The Tribune-Democrat joined me on this tour and I spoke to them about what I learned during it. You can read their coverage here.

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    This week also brought me back to Manitowoc Cranes in Shady Grove, where just a few weeks ago I was visited with Vice President Mike Pence and discussed the benefits that the USMCA would have on equipment manufacturers. During this visit I echoed those comments and had the chance to participate in a benefit for the Greencastle Food Pantry.

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    A top priority of mine has been to keep an open line of communication between myself and our community leaders. Members from the Chambersburg Area School District stopped by my Chambersburg office. Thank you to Superintendent Dr. Betts, School Board President Sharpe, and ROTC Commander Apgar for giving us an update on the great things happening at CASD this school year.

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    Waynesboro Borough Manager Jason Stains and Director of Economic Development for Mainstream Waynesboro, Inc. Bill Kohler met on Wednesday to discuss the work they are doing to revitalize downtown, as well as partnering with Waynesboro School District to get students internships.

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    Finally, Council of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Blair and Huntingdon stopped by my Altoona office for a meeting. Thank you to Director Dorcey Cuzzalina and Board Members Adam Pfingstl, Ginny Cooper, Robin Beck for illustrating the significant impact that you and your group have in Blair and Huntingdon Counties.

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    LOSS OF A GREAT LEADER

    Thursday evening, I learned of the sudden passing of long-time legislator, public servant, and friend Rick Geist. His insights and leadership will be missed. As a veteran and patriot, he showed loyalty and commitment to our community. My wife and I extend sympathies to his wife Jeannie on this loss.

Thank you for taking the time to learn about what I was working on this week and I look forward to updating you again next Sunday.

REMINDER: Additional updates can be found on my FACEBOOK PAGE.

By |September 1st, 2019|Categories: blog, news|0 Comments