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January 30, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Lloyd Smucker (PA-11) voted today against the House Democrats’ dangerous attempts to tie the hands of the Commander -in-Chief by repealing the Authorization for Use of Military Force.

January 28, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Lloyd Smucker (PA-11) voted today in favor of the bipartisan Never Again Education Act – H.R. 943 - legislation that establishes a fund at the Treasury Department to be administered by the Department of Education to support Holocaust education efforts around the country.

January 9, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Lloyd Smucker (PA-11) released the following statement after voting No to limit the President’s war powers.

“On the heels of the Democrats’ partisan impeachment failure, they are once again working to weaken America and ignore the Constitution simply because they disagree with the President.”

Iran and its terrorist proxies have waged a decades-long campaign of violence and terror against America, our service members, and our allies, with Soleimani playing a key role.” Smucker Says

January 3, 2020 Press Release

Washington DC- “Iran’s most powerful general, Qasem Soleimani has been allowed to run amuck reigning terror for the last 20 years - Leading to the killing of hundreds of American service members in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and beyond. The Quds and other forces Soleimani controls are designated terrorist organizations. On the day President Trump ordered the strike, Soleimani was in Iraq-15 miles from our U.S. Military base in Baghdad, plotting to kill many more Americans.’’ Smucker said.

December 12, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed the bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY20 which included U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker’s (PA-11) amendment to permanently reauthorize the U.S. Department of Defense’s Mentor-Protégé program with some additional accountability measures, and an amendment to require the DOD to submit a report that details the exact shortage of mental health providers at the DOD no later than 180 days after enactment. 

December 5, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – On April 3rd, 2019, U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker (R-PA) joined with his colleagues and introduced a bill to deter robocalls in the U.S. called the TRACED Act, which passed the House with bipartisan support. Senators John Thune (R-S.D.) and Ed Markey (D- Mass.) introduced the Senate companion bill (S. 151), which had 22 bipartisan cosponsors and passed the Senate. 

Today, the TRACED Act will head to President Trump’s desk and he’s expected to sign this important legislation into law, to help cut down on the nuisance of robocalls.

November 12, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – The Pennsylvania Republican Congressional Delegation offered the following statement after voting unanimously to block Speaker Pelosi and Intelligence Committee Chairman Schiff’s last-minute vote to legitimize the baseless push to impeach President Trump: