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Weekly Update From Congressman Joyce: September 22, 2019

BACK HOME IN PA-13

My week began on Monday in Hollidaysburg where I spoke about honoring our region’s Vietnam veterans. These Americans have served our nation sacrificially, and they deserve the recognition they have earned. On November 8, Blair County veterans will be honored at a special commemoration. Click here to read more about the event.

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DOWN IN WASHINGTON

The House voted this week on funding for fiscal year 2020. Appropriating Americans’ taxpayer dollars is one of my key Constitutional duties, and I am committed to serving as a responsible steward of your taxes. Unfortunately, the funding bill we considered this week fell short in providing the resources needed to secure our southern border and build the border wall, support our Armed Forces, and bolster our national security. Congress must provide stable funding for these critical priorities, and I will continue to work alongside President Trump and commonsense Members of Congress to find fiscally-responsible solutions.

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It was a pleasure to welcome Kongsberg Defense Corporation to my office this week. Kongsberg employs nearly 200 Pennsylvanians at their Johnstown facility. They are doing critical work to keep our nation safe.

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The USMCA is a win for America’s farmers. This week, I joined agriculture leaders in PA-13 to urge Congress to ratify this trade agreement. By securing greater market access for dairy and poultry exports, the USMCA will directly benefit the many hardworking farmers in southcentral Pennsylvania. It’s time for Congress to take a vote on this commonsense deal and deliver on our promises to the American people. Click here to read more from agriculture leaders.

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ICYMI

Clean natural gas is a key component of America’s energy economy. In case you missed it, click here to read about my efforts to reduce regulatory burdens, boost innovation, and grow the job market in PA-13.

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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

2019-09-25T17:12:31+00:00