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Congressman Lloyd Smucker

Representing the 16th District of Pennsylvania

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December 12, 2017 Press Release

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.

November 15, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, the House passed the bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) conference report 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.

November 9, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Lloyd Smucker (PA-16) and Salud Carbajal (CA-24) today introduced bipartisan legislation to assist in the fight against veteran homelessness. The Home for the Brave Act would exempt disability benefits from counting as income when determining eligibility for housing assistance programs through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

September 26, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker (PA-16) today urged his colleagues on the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Health Subcommittee to support his bipartisan legislation to relieve veterans of financial burdens caused by delays at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

In his testimony, Rep. Smucker said:

August 17, 2017 Press Release

Lancaster, Pa. – U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker (PA-16) today released a new video, Serving Our Community, highlighting his work and accomplishments in the House of Representatives in the first eight months of the 115th Congress.

Click the image to watch the video.

July 14, 2017 Press Release

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:

July 13, 2017 Press Release

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.

May 23, 2017 Press Release

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.

April 6, 2017 Press Release

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).
 

March 9, 2017 Video

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.