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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker (PA-16) today issued the following statement after he voted for the National Defense Authorization Act, which includes an important measure he authored to expand apprenticeship opportunities to any member of the uniformed services:
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker (PA-16) is working to expand opportunities for active-duty military men and women to learn career skills and occupational training that would assist them in their transition back to civilian life.
Working across the aisle with Reps. Josh Gottheimer (D-N.J.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Rep. Smucker offered an amendment to the FY18 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would expand eligibility for the United Services Military Apprenticeship Program (USMAP) to include all members of the uniformed services.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker (PA-16), in a speech today on the House floor, paid tribute to American soldiers who gave what Abraham Lincoln called the “last full measure of devotion.”
As Memorial Day approaches, Rep. Smucker said:
“I rise today to honor and remember those who fought and died for our freedom, to thank the brave men and women who today defend our freedom, and to recognize the sacrifice of their families.”
Rep. Smucker’s full remarks are below.
Washington, D.C. – Continuing his record of working across the aisle towards commonsense solutions, U.S. Rep. Smucker (PA-16) teamed up with Reps. Collin Peterson (MN-07) and Tom Emmer (MN-06) to introduce legislation to relieve veterans of financial burdens caused by delays at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker (PA-16), in a Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment hearing this morning, questioned the panel on the impact of the EPA’s burdensome Waters of the United States (WOTUS) regulation.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker (PA-16) voted last night for the bipartisan Department of Defense Appropriations Act, which includes a 2.1 percent pay raise for our service members and $583.7 billion in discretionary funding for FY17.
Washington, D.C. – This week, U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker (PA-16) cosponsored nine bills that will help reignite the American Dream. Seven of the nine bills are bipartisan – highlighting Rep. Smucker’s commitment to working across the aisle to do what’s best for the people of Pennsylvania’s 16th District.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Lloyd Smucker (PA-16) released the following statement on the 58th Presidential Inauguration:
“I was glad to attend today’s inauguration with my family, especially my three children, as we witnessed the hallmark of our republic – the peaceful transition of power. I look forward to working with this new administration to advance a conservative agenda that will improve the lives of the people I am here to represent.”