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Weekly Update From Congressman Joyce: September 29, 2019

Here is this week’s news of interest.

BACK HOME IN PA-13

My week began at Encompass Health in Altoona, where I had the opportunity to recognize a group of patients who have worked hard to overcome adversity.

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DOWN IN WASHINGTON

On Tuesday, I welcomed members of Pennsylvania’s AARP to discuss lowering the cost of prescription drugs. This is an issue that I strongly support, and believe that we need to work across the aisle to solve this problem.

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On Wednesday, I participated in the White House’s Faith-Based Community Safety and Security Symposium. Alongside Vice President Mike Pence and U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Assistant Director Brian Harrell, I discussed the importance of faith leaders in our nation’s shared fight against terrorism. Read more about the symposium here.

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This week, I took to the House Floor twice to voice my opposition to a pair of immigration bills, including H.R. 3525. This legislation would require the Department of Homeland Security to implement an interoperable electronic health records (EHR) system for illegal immigrants in just 90 days. That is simply unrealistic. Click the image below to watch my remarks.

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Also, I had the opportunity to speak in opposition of H.R. 2203, a partisan bill that would do nothing to solve the humanitarian and security crisis on our southern border. In PA-13, this crisis has taken a tangible toll on our communities as illicit drugs continue to pour across the southern border. Rather than pass do-nothing bills, I encouraged my colleagues to work  together to find realistic solutions. Click the image below to watch my remarks.

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This week, we honored the lives of the 129 men lost aboard the USS Thresher, including Altoona native LTJG John Joseph Wiley, on April 10, 1963. LTJG Wiley’s family attended the dedication of a new memorial at Arlington National Cemetery on Thursday. Click the image below to watch my remarks on the House Floor in memory of LTJG Wiley.

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My week concluded on Friday with a meeting of the Greater Cumberland Committee regarding the Appalachian Development Highway System. Completing the remaining 5.5 miles of Route 219 in Pennsylvania would spur economic growth and job creation throughout the district – a significant win for workers, business owners, and families. Somerset County Commissioner Pam Tokar-Ikes and Linda Thomson, President of Johnstown Area Regional Industries (JARI), also participated in this important conversation.

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ONE MORE THING

This week, Speaker Pelosi announced her intention to open a politically-motivated  impeachment inquiry. As they have proven time and time again, House Democrats prioritize endless investigations over meaningful legislation – to the detriment of the American people. Read my full statement on the inquiry here.

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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 |October 1st, 2019|Categories: blog, news|0 Comments

Republican Party of PA | The Office of the Communications Director News Briefing | 09/25/2019

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.

  • Penn Live, Ron Southwick, Probation reform advocates flood Pa. Capitol
  • AP News, Steve Peoples, ‘Way too extreme’: Some Democrats warn against moving left
  • ABC 27, Alex Peterson, Former Ambassador to U.N. Nikki Haley speaks at PA Chamber dinner

National

  • The Hill, Rachel Frazin, Warren edges past Biden in new national poll
  • Fox News, Brie Stimson, Chief Justice Roberts says Supreme Court nonpartisan
  • AP News , Kantele Franko, GOP, Trump launch campus effort to register, mobilize voters
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By |September 25th, 2019|Categories: blog, news|0 Comments

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

By |September 25th, 2019|Categories: blog, news|0 Comments

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