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Washington, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker (PA-16) issued the following statement in response to President Trump's reported comments on immigration:
"If true, the president's comments are inaccurate and unhelpful. I am part of many ongoing and productive discussions to fix our broken immigration system. We cannot let this distraction impede the progress being made in Congress. Furthermore, this sort of rhetoric does not reflect the decency of our community."
Washington, D.C. – In case you missed it, U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker (PA-16) joined Liz Claman on Countdown to the Closing Bell on Fox Business Network to discuss bipartisan efforts on DACA, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and infrastructure.
Excerpts of his interview, as well as the full video, are below.
Washington, D.C. – Today, the Problem Solvers Caucus released a new report with bipartisan policy recommendations to build a 21st century infrastructure network for America.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Lloyd Smucker (PA-16) and Francis Rooney (FL-19) have introduced legislation that would hold federal agency employees accountable for misconduct.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker (PA-16) today issued the following statement on House passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act:
“Every American deserves the opportunity to pursue his or her own version of the American Dream. Today, our complex and outdated federal tax code leaves families feeling like they’re doing everything right, but still struggling to make ends meet. The status quo on taxes is failing the middle class.
Washington, D.C. – The House Education and the Workforce Committee, during a markup of the PROSPER Act, unanimously agreed to U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker’s (PA-16) amendment that would help higher education institutions combat the opioid epidemic on their campuses.
Washington, D.C. – Today, President Trump signed into law the bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY18 which included U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker’s (PA-16) amendment to expand opportunities for active-duty military men and women to learn career skills and occupational training. This expansion will assist them in their transitions back to civilian life.
In 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Higher Education Act — a pillar of his domestic agenda intended to “strengthen the educational resources of our colleges and universities and to provide financial assistance for students in postsecondary and higher education.”
Preparing our students to be successful in life continues to be a worthy goal we should all strive to achieve.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Lloyd Smucker (PA-16) and Charlie Dent (PA-15) are teaming up to bring attention and aid to local school districts dealing with the substantial influx of Puerto Rican students displaced by Hurricane Maria. Reps. Smucker and Dent wrote to House Speaker Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi calling for additional disaster funding for these school districts.
In the letter, Reps. Smucker and Dent said:
Washington, DC – Today, as leading American manufactures continue to design, develop, and unveil commercially-available electric trucks, U.S. Reps. Lloyd Smucker (R-PA), Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA), Peter DeFazio (D-OR), and Rodney Davis (R-IL) announced bipartisan legislation (H.R. 4421) that would allow the testing of trucks powered by electric batteries. Federal law caps the weight limit on trucks at 80,000 pounds.