Rep. Kelly spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives on Wednesday in support of H.R. 3826, the Electricity Security and Affordability Act, of which he is a co-sponsor. The legislation provides guidance to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Continue reading →
Bill would eliminate ‘unfair’ Obamacare penalty tax on individuals
On Wednesday, Rep. Kelly issued the following statement in support of H.R. 4118, the Suspending the Individual Mandate Penalty Law Equals (SIMPLE) Fairness Act, which would delay for one year the requirement that individuals pay a tax for not maintaining “minimum essential coverage” as defined by Section 1501(b) of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). This bill was passed later that day by the House of Representatives by a bipartisan vote of 250-160.
“Webster’s dictionary defines ‘Fair’ as ‘treating people in a way that does not favor some over others.’ Apparently, there are no dictionaries currently handy in the White House as this administration continues circumventing Congress to change the president’s health care law in ways that are horrendously unfair to hardworking Americans across our country. Continue reading →
Rep. Kelly spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives on Tuesday in support of H.R. 4076, the Home Heating Emergency Assistance Through Transportation (HHEATT) Act of 2014, to address shortages and interruptions in the availability of propane and other home heating fuels in the United States. The legislation would guarantee an emergency exemption Continue reading →
On Tuesday, Rep. Kelly issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s federal budget proposal for fiscal year 2015.
“At first glance at the president’s latest budget, it sadly appears that his administration has utterly given up even trying to get our fiscal house in order or our economy back to work for the American people. Instead of adhering to the bipartisan budget plan he just signed into law, President Obama’s proposal would increase spending by $56 billion more than the Ryan-Murray deal this year alone and add $8.3 trillion to our national debt over the next decade. With our debt already piling a haunting and unprecedented $17 trillion onto our children and grandchildren’s backs, this proposal is not just unthinkable but immoral. Instead of helping our economy to grow, it would take another $1.8 trillion out of hardworking taxpayers’ pockets in higher taxes. Continue reading →
As you know, this year my office is launching a brand new annual scholastic contest called the Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academic Competition, also known as “the House STEM App Challenge.”
This new competition is designed to engage high school students’ creativity and to encourage their participation in STEM education fields. All high school students in our district are eligible to participate — either individually or as a team of up to 4 students. This year’s competition falls within the computer science field, challenging students to develop an application (an “app”) on a platform of their choice for either a mobile device, tablet, or computer. Continue reading →
I was honored to attend the commissioning of the USS Somerset last weekend in Philadelphia. The ship is named for the heroes of Flight 93, whose brave actions saved many lives on September 11, 2001. (Photo by Delaware River Waterfront)
With this commissioning, we celebrate not an attack on America, but the day that America began to fight back. (Photo by Bill Shull)
My Johnstown regional manager, John Frick, gave his time and talent to craft furniture for the 9/11 museum on board the USS Somerset. Using lumber from the Somerset County area, John and fellow-woodworker Keith Martin spent 200 hours on this remarkable, touching memorial to the heroes of Flight 93.
Fair winds and following seas to the ship and her crew!