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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker (PA-16) today introduced legislation to address the urgent need to ensure current and future workers are prepared for jobs in today’s 21st century economy.
The USA Workforce Tax Credit Act would establish a new federal tax credit that will encourage charitable donations for community-based apprenticeship programs, career and technical education, workforce development, and educational preparedness.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker (PA-16) issued the following statement after the House passed the Budget Act:
"The federal budget process is completely broken. I have spent my first year on the House Budget Committee pushing for reforms to add meaningful enforcement mechanisms and accountability. The current process has led to five continuing resolutions in a single fiscal year. Today, Congress again failed in its responsibility to the American people.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker (PA-16) issued the following statement after U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced $17.5 million in emergency funding to stop the spread of the Spotted Lanternfly in Pennsylvania:
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker (PA-16) issued the following statement after the government funding bill passed the House of Representatives:
Meet Matt and Amy
Matt and Amy are married and live in Lancaster County. Because of the GOP tax reform bill, they will keep more of their own money -- more than $3,000 more! They wrote to me after they saw their first paycheck with the new federal tax withholding.
February 2, 2018
Dear Congressman Smucker,
Lancaster, PA – U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker (PA-16) issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s decision to impose tariffs up to 30 percent on imported solar panels:
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker (PA-16) is working across the aisle to help defend the 16th District and surrounding areas from an invasive species that has already inflicted significant financial losses on local agricultural producers and homeowners, and poses a serious threat to the national and international agriculture industry and food supply chain.
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 Today, our complex and outdated federal tax code leaves families feeling like they’re doing everything right, but still struggling to make ends meet.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, 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.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker (PA-16) and the Problem Solvers Caucus wrote to Congressional leadership to call for action on a long-term, fiscally-responsible budget deal.
In a letter to House and Senate leaders, the Problem Solvers Caucus said: