Rep. Mike Kelly Honors Kanzius Foundation on House Floor

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Rep. Kelly’s weekly message

Throughout this coming week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will finally be holding its nation-wide public hearings on its latest rule for America’s power plants. The proposed rule is a harsh new regulation ordered by President Obama that will brutalize our nation’s coal industry and needlessly hurt vulnerable Americans, especially in Western Pennsylvania.

Coal — America’s most abundant and affordable energy resource — will finally have its day in court, and I look forward to spending the entire week making sure the EPA hears our voices.  Continue reading

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Democrat Senate Leader Costa To PA: Let’s Suppress The Vote!

July 25, 2014

HARRISBURG – Republican Party of Pennsylvania Communications Director Megan Sweeney released the following statement regarding comments made by state Senate Minority Leader Jay Costa to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review editorial board regarding the Democrats’ efforts to depress Republican turnout this November.

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VIDEO: Wolf Supporter Dinniman to Voters: If You Want Solutions, Go Ask Somebody Else

July 25, 2014

HARRISBURG – Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement regarding state Senator Andy Dinniman’s outburst at protesters yesterday in West Chester.

“When it comes to the toughest issues facing Pennsylvania, Democrats like state Senator Andy Dinniman are admitting they are taking a pass just like their standard bearer, Tom Wolf,” Gleason said. “Pennsylvania is facing a $47 billion pension crisis that’s crippling our school districts and raising our property taxes. When Andy Dinniman was asked by his constituents to address pension reform, he told them to go look somewhere else.

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Eliminating marriage penalty in family tax issues, simplifying education credits just makes good sense

Rep. Lynn Jenkins and Rep. Diane Black • July 25, 2014

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Rep Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) introduced the Child Tax Credit Improvement Act, and Rep Diane Black (R-TN) introduced the Student and Family Tax Simplification Act. Both bills passed the House of Representatives this week. Today, they submitted the following op-ed to the Washington Examiner.

There are countless blessings for those starting a family, but the financial responsibility can be a challenge for any working parents.

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McMorris Rodgers: Making Life Easier for American Families

Communications • July 25, 2014

Washington D.C. - House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement today after the House passed H.R. 3393, the Student and Family Tax Simplification Act  and H.R. 4935, the Child Tax Credit Improvement Act of 2014, both of which simplify the tax code for American families and students.

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28 veterans tell their stories to House Republicans

Communications • July 25, 2014

VA Stories

In late April, CNN reported that 40 veterans died while waiting for appointments with the Phoenix Veterans Affairs health care system.

The news shocked the country.

But it was just the beginning of the story about the VA’s negligence in caring for our nation’s heroes. Continue reading

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Chairman Gleason Releases Statement Regarding Today’s Offensive Column In The Patriot-News

July 25, 2014

HARRISBURG – Today, Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason sent a letter to Pennsylvania Media Group Director of Content Mike Feely regarding the offensive column of Deputy Opinion Editor Matt Zencey.

“In an article, dated July 25, 2014, Deputy Opinion Editor Matt Zencey noted the announcement of the PA GOP’s new African-American Inclusion Director Ryan Sanders with the headline, ‘If this job works out, his next gig will be getting blacks to join the KKK,’” the letter states.

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