Mike Kelly

Mike Kelly

PENNSYLVANIA's 3rd DISTRICT

Rep. Kelly Introduces Pittsburgh Health Care Innovation Leader at Committee Hearing

2016/09/15

Ways & Means hearing explores use of technology in creating higher quality & efficiency in health care

“We can put a guy on the moon but we can’t get him through the emergency room!” WATCH HERE

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA) – a member of the House Ways and Means Committee – participated in today’s Health Subcommittee hearing on exploring the use of technology and innovation to create efficiencies, higher quality, and better access for beneficiaries in health care. At the hearing, Rep. Kelly formally welcomed and introduced Michael Gallup, president of the Pittsburgh-based TeleTracking Technologies, Inc., who later provided expert witness testimony before the subcommittee.

Highlights of Rep. Kelly’s remarks:

“When I first ran for office, I was really trying to champion what we do in the private sector, and I had people constantly tell me, ‘You know, your problem, Kelly, is you don’t get it. Look, the government can’t be run the way the private sector is run.’ And I said, ‘No, it’s just the opposite. It’s the antithesis. The private sector can’t possibly run the way a government does.’”

“Here’s where the rubber meets the road: It’s not about the money that we spend. It’s about the money we spend that’s used inefficiently and ineffectively.”

“I don’t understand how people can indulge in deficit spending, not year after year, but decade after decade, and build a long term debt that we know is going to sink our country and say, ‘You know, the problem is we’re just not extracting enough money from hardworking American taxpayers. These people are gonna have to cough up more money to support our inefficiencies.’”

“Is it about policy? Yes. But more importantly, it’s about people. It is about people.”

“It is hard for me to sit here and look at who we are and where we have been. We can put a guy on the moon but we can’t get him through the emergency room. We can invent the Internet but we can’t get people through the hospital system. What is wrong with us? Look at the spending. It isn’t for lack of investment.”

“It’s only over when we decide it’s over. It’s our ability to stick to the message and stick on course and make sure that we fight this to the very end. This is a win for every single American—it does not matter to me how they’re registered, by the way. We can win this battle. The big thing is we just have to refuse to lose. We can win, and we can win for every single American.”

 

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Rep. Kelly Statement on 15th Anniversary of 9/11

2016/09/09

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (PA-03) issued the following statement today in recognition of this Sunday’s 15th anniversary of the al Qaeda terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001, as well as the fourth  anniversary of the terrorist attack on Americans in Benghazi, Libya.

“Fifteen years ago this Sunday, Americans awoke in one world and went to sleep in another. Illusions of perfect safety between two giant oceans were shattered as pure evil revealed its hideous face and took the lives of 3,000 innocent civilians in an unthinkable act of terror. History once again summoned our nation to rise up and defend our way of life from those who would take it all away. From the passengers above the sky in Pennsylvania to our troops on the battlefield today, brave American patriots have been answering the call of duty ever since.

“The terrorists we face on so many fronts today pose radical new challenges but are making the same mistake as our adversaries of the last century: they assume that free men and women will cower and surrender to fear and violence as they advance their evil agenda; they assume spectacularly wrong. The American spirit inhabits every citizen, past and present, and will always illuminate our great republic to shine through even the darkest of times.

“On this solemn anniversary, I pray for God to bless the souls of those we lost and their families, and that we never forget the lessons of that tragic day of infamy.”

 

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Rep. Kelly Introduces Resolution Authorizing Congress to Sue Obama Administration Over Unlawful "Transfer" of Internet

2016/09/09

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA) issued the following statement today after introducing a resolution in the House of Representatives authorizing the Speaker of the House to “initiate or intervene in a civil action regarding the compliance of the executive branch with the provision of law prohibiting relinquishment of the responsibility of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) with respect to Internet domain name system functions.” The resolution, H. Res. 853, is a response to the Obama administration’s decision to “transition” stewardship of the Internet’s critical functions – long safeguarded by the U.S. government – to “the global multi-stakeholder community” despite prohibitions enacted by Congress against NTIA using taxpayer funds to do so before 2017.

Statement by Rep. Kelly:

“As a nation, we have a duty to preserve Internet freedom for Americans and for the world. As a governing body, we have a duty to uphold our Constitution’s separation of powers and to protect our own ‘power of the purse’ as intended by our founders, as well as our sole power to dispose of federal property. This resolution will help achieve all of these objectives by formally authorizing Speaker Ryan to take this administration to court if it follows through with its irresponsible plan to let our country’s stewardship of the Internet expire at the end of this month. Such a rushed transition puts the Internet at serious risk of falling under the influence of bad actors abroad who despise the free flow of information. The American people’s Congress has prohibited this hasty surrender in law and the administration must follow it.”

Excerpts of letter from 25 organizations to House and Senate leaders urging lawsuit:

Our Constitution rests on the idea that the “Power of the Purse” belongs to Congress, not the President — because,  as  Elbridge  Gerry  put  it  at  the Constitutional  Convention of 1787,  the House is “more immediately the representatives of the people and ... the people ought to hold the purse-strings.” The House fought to defend this core democratic principle in 2014, when it sued over implementing the Affordable Care Act’s subsidies that weren’t appropriated by Congress. Now,   the   Administration   appears   determined   to   violate   clear   appropriations prohibiting   the   transition   of   the   Internet   domain   system   without authorization. If the Administration does not relent, Congress should sue.

Congress should make clear that it will sue to enforce the funding prohibition. As it did in 2014, the House needs to vote to authorize Speaker Ryan to sue to defend its Article I powers — not only  the  Power  of  the  Purse  but  also  the  sole  right  to  dispose  of  federal  property,  which  the IANA function may well be. A federal court could issue a writ of mandamus, ordering NTIA to exercise  the  option  to  renew  the  contract,  or  a  declaratory  judgment  that,  if  the  IANA  contract terminates, the IANA function contract rights revert to NTIA, not to ICANN. Such a ruling could effectively unwind the Transition.

Suing to enforce the appropriations rider and extending it through FY2017 are amply justified by the extraordinary importance of the Constitutional principle  at  stake.  Members  of  both  parties should  be  able  to  unite  around  defending  the  Power  of  the  Purse,  the  most  fundamental Constitutional power of the American People’s elected representatives. If enacted legislation is no  longer  considered  binding,  a  fundamental  check  on  Executive  power  will  have  been  lost. Legislators also have a solemn responsibility to future generations to ensure that the future of the Internet is not placed at risk by prematurely ending U.S. oversight. We urge you act promptly.

NOTE: On May 25, 2016, Rep. Kelly introduced the Securing America's Internet Domains (SAID) Act of 2016 (H.R. 5329), which requires the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to certify that the U.S. government has secured sole ownership of the .gov and .mil top-level domains before it can transfer the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) functions to the global multistakeholder community. Specifically, this certification requires that the U.S. government has entered into a contract with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) that provides that the U.S. has full, exclusive control and use of such domains in perpetuity.

On May 12, 2015, Rep. Kelly introduced the Defending Internet Freedom Act of 2015 (H.R. 2251), which would prohibit NTIA from relinquishing the critical functions of the Internet to any other entity without enhanced congressional oversight and until every freedom-protecting accountability requirement defined in the bill is completely satisfied.

On June 11, 2014, Rep. Kelly authored a guest opinion piece for Red Alert Politics describing the stakes of surrendering American stewardship of the Internet to a multinational body or any other entity.

 

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Rep. Kelly Statement on Passing of Phyllis Schlafly

2016/09/06

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA) issued the following statement today regarding the death of Phyllis Schlafly, longtime conservative activist and president and founder of Eagle Forum.

“I join millions of Americans in mourning the passing of Phyllis Schlafly, an indispensable leader and trailblazer of the conservative movement. Her influence in advancing the pro-life cause and protecting families from the radical left’s agenda cannot be overstated. The policies she championed were defined by her love of life, liberty, family, and country, and she always remembered the stakes of surrendering our nation’s deepest values and traditions to any foe. After seven incredible decades of fighting the good fight, Mrs. Schlafly now rests in peace with the gratitude of countless citizens who will no doubt carry on her legacy with pride.”

NOTE: Rep. Kelly’s legislation to protect American stewardship of the Internet (introduced in the 113th and 114th Congresses) was strongly endorsed by Eagle Forum. Mrs. Schlafly personally voiced her strong support for the issue one week after the initial bill’s introduction.

 

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Rep. Kelly Statement on First Anniversary of President Obama’s Iran Nuclear Deal

2016/07/14

The  Islamic Republic provocatively detained 10 American sailors in January of this year

“There is nothing to celebrate today — unless you’re Iran”

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA) issued the following statement today on the first anniversary of the finalization of the Obama administration’s agreement between Iran and the P5+1 nations regarding the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program.

 

“There is nothing to celebrate on the first anniversary of President Obama’s legacy-first deal with Iran — unless you’re Iran. Instead, there is every reason to remain concerned and outraged. This deal was historically dangerous then, and is historically dangerous now. Despite all of this administration’s spin, Iran remains the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism and is still committed to the spread of anti-American radicalism and the annihilation of Israel. Despite receiving billions of American dollars in sanctions relief, this rogue nation spent the past year violating international law and going out of its way to humiliate our country. From its illegal ballistic missile tests to forcing captured Americans on their knees before video camera, it is painfully clear that Iran is still unworthy of the free world’s trust or respect. Just as it was President Obama’s desperation and weakness that brought us to this point, only a new president unafraid to stand down our enemies can undo this deal and reassert America’s position of strength.”

 

NOTE: Rep. Kelly voted today for the Iran Accountability Act (H.R. 5631), which was passed by the House of Representatives by a bipartisan vote of 246-179. The legislation will block the Obama administration from granting further concessions to the Iranian government and hold the Islamic Republic accountable for its illicit behavior.

BACKGROUND: Last year Rep. Kelly publicly expressed vocal opposition to the Iran nuclear deal on several occasions. In September, he supported H. Res. 411, a resolution finding that the President has not complied with section 2 of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015, and H.R. 3460, a bill which would have suspended until January 21, 2017, the authority of the President to waive, suspend, reduce, provide relief from, or otherwise limit the application of sanctions pursuant to an agreement related to the nuclear program of Iran.

Rep. Kelly is an original co-sponsor of the No Ex-Im Financing for Iran Act (H.R. 5608), which will prohibit taxpayer money from being used by the Export-Import Bank to directly or indirectly support Iran or any company it owns.

A timeline of events documenting the Iranian government’s illicit behavior over the past year can be found here.

 

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Rep. Kelly Demands Answers on Rising Insurance Premiums Under Obamacare

2016/07/12

Ways & Means hearing examines why Affordable Care Act is making health care unaffordable for families, individuals

“The government doesn’t ‘pick up the tab’ on anything.The government collects money from hardworking American taxpayers.”

WATCH HERE

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA) – a member of the House Ways and Means Committee – participated in today’s full committee hearing on the rising costs of health insurance premiums under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare.

Highlights of Rep. Kelly’s exchange with the expert witness panel:

Rep. Kelly: “I come from the private sector and I was not here whenever the health care law was debated and then passed, but I can tell you as a person who actually provides insurance for the people that I work with, we’ve seen premiums — this is for a family, a mom and dad with a couple children — it’s gone from about $800 a month to about $1,150 a month. Now, I’m understanding that some of the people that I represent, some of their increases are going to be 38 to 40 percent. … And then the question comes down to [the kind of thinking that says:] ‘Well, that’s not as big of a problem on the premiums because there are going to be subsidies that are going to take care of that. So, Mr. White, Mr. Condeluci, Mr. Harte, Mr. Lee: who’s going to pay for the subsidies?

Joel White — President, Council for Affordable Health Coverage: “The taxpayers will, and that’s the problem, right? We’re shifting costs, we’re not lowering them. We need some strategies to lower the cost.”

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Rep. Kelly: “At the end of the day, somebody still has to pick up the tab on it. The answer is hardworking American taxpayers. … We are putting such a heavy burden on the private sector right now and the people that provide this — [I know] because I’m one of them. I provide that for the people I work with. … So the sustainability of it is where we have to go on this and that’s where I’m seeing the disconnect.”

Christopher Condeluci — Principal, CC Law & Policy PLLC: “Correct, because as the premiums go up, the government shields those premium increases in the form of higher government spending … so there is a tension between increased premiums, how the subsidy works, and how they shield consumers from those premium increases. It’s not the consumer that’s generally experiencing that premium increase. Instead, it’s the government and at a point you might have, an unsustainable situation from a spending perspective.”

Rep. Kelly: “Now, we keep using the term ‘the government.’ The government doesn’t pick up the tab on anything. The government collects money from hardworking American taxpayers and redeploys it where the government thinks it should go.”

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Rep. Kelly: “Mr. Harte, if you could just weigh in… This is an unsustainable business model. It has nothing to do with wanting to provide people with health care. It’s at a point that it’s going to reach that we can’t do it and taxpayers can’t be burdened every time we decide we want to do something.”

Tom Harte — President, Landmark Benefits, NH: “They simply can’t afford it. You know, you’re absolutely right, those subsidies are coming from my business, from my employees, from your employees, and everyone across the country to pay for these taxes. … And just to clarify, Mr. Chairman, my reference to ‘government’ was ‘taxpayers.’”

 

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Rep. Kelly Statement on Tragedy in Dallas

2016/07/08

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (PA-03) issued the following statement today regarding the deadly shootings that occurred during a peaceful protest yesterday evening in Dallas, Texas, in which five police officers were murdered and others were injured.

“My heart truly aches for the heroic police officers tragically killed in Dallas during last night's despicable attack. Law enforcement everywhere deserves our unequivocal support, now more than ever. All of this week's victims of violence, and their families, will remain deep in my prayers. With every loss of precious life, the fabric of our great country tears. As we pray for a return to peace, order, and civility, let us also commit to bridging our differences and restoring the unity that we have sadly lost. Let us remember that even in our darkest times, we are all blessed to call ourselves Americans.”

 

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Rep. Kelly Hails New Blueprint for Tax Reform

2016/06/24

Pro-growth plan part of House GOP “Better Way” agenda for 2017 and beyond

  

Rep. Kelly with Speaker Ryan, Majority Whip Scalise, Chairman Brady, and other members of the Ways & Means Committee at this morning’s roll-out in the U.S. Capitol

“There is no perfect way to tax, but there is a proven way to promote growth — and this is it”

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA) – a member of the House Ways and Means Committee – issued the following statement today regarding the unveiling of the Tax Reform Blueprint by House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX). The blueprint, part of the “A Better Way” program crafted by House Republicans, is a detailed, credible, fiscally responsible plan to create a modern tax code built for economic growth. Rep. Kelly joined Speaker Ryan and Chairman Brady at a press conference this morning in the Rayburn Room in the U.S. Capitol to formally introduce the blueprint. The full plan can be read here.

“Our country is currently being held back by its own broken tax code. The code is too old, too long, too complicated, and, of course, much too costly for everyday American taxpayers. Even worse, it has become a bloated barrier to the kind of economic growth we should already be experiencing. In other words, it represents everything Americans know is wrong with their government. It is time for a better way, and that time is now.

“This plan is an answer to the American people’s greatest frustrations with taxes. It will finally update the tax code for the 21st Century and thoroughly reform it to meet the needs and expectations of today’s hardworking taxpayers. This plan will make taxes lower, fairer, simpler, and easier than ever to understand. In fact, with these reforms, most taxpayers will be able to file them on a form the size of a postcard. Our plan will also restructure the IRS so that it actually exists as a service shop for taxpayers to rely upon for easy, private guidance. Gone will be an agency that intimidates, frightens, and targets innocent taxpayers.

“For too long our tax code has weighed our economy down. This plan will lift the wet blanket off our private sector and allow a wave of new jobs, new investments, and new enterprises to flourish. Lower rates for all will mean more money in everyone’s pockets, from young workers to business owners to families of all sizes. No longer will businesses be forced to go overseas to survive but instead be attracted to stay in America to thrive and put more Americans back to work. There may not be a perfect way to tax, but there is a proven way to promote lasting economic growth and this is it.

“I applaud Speaker Ryan and Chairman Brady for their determined leadership throughout the construction of this plan for all Americans. I look forward to presenting it to the American people in the weeks and months to come and touting all of its features and benefits. The nation will have a crystal clear choice for the future: stick with the hopeless status quo, or embrace a simpler tax code that lets America lead the world again with a dynamic and robust economy.”

NOTE: An abbreviated summary of the Tax Reform Blueprint can be viewed here. The rest of the A Better Way program, including blueprints for five other issue areas, can be viewed here.

Rep. Kelly joined Chairman Brady after this morning’s press conference to discuss the Tax Reform Blueprint with reporters

 

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House Unanimously Passes Kelly Bill to Name Butler VA Health Clinic After Local Hero Abie Abraham

2016/06/22

Rep. Kelly introduced bill to honor Butler County World War II veteran, gave dedication on House floor WATCH HERE

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (PA-03) delivered remarks on the floor of the House of Representatives yesterday evening in support of his bill (H.R. 5317) to designate the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care center in Center Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania, as the “Abie Abraham VA Clinic.” After his dedication, the legislation was approved by the House by a unanimous voice vote.

From Rep. Kelly's dedication:

Abie Abraham, of Lyndora, Pennsylvania, – who passed away in Butler in 2012 – was a man who exemplified extraordinary valor and lifelong service to the United States, in both domestic and international assignments.

Abie was stationed during World War II with the 18th Infantry in New York; three years with the 14th Infantry in Panama; 15th Infantry, unassigned in China, while the Panay was sunk; 30th Infantry in Presidio, San Francisco; and the 31st Infantry in Manila, Philippines, for nine years.

During World War II, Abie fought, was captured, endured the Bataan Death March, and, as a prisoner of war for three and a half years, was beaten, stabbed, and shot, and survived malaria and starvation until he was eventually rescued by the 6th Rangers.

Yet Abie stayed behind at the request of General Douglas MacArthur for two and a half more years disinterring the bodies of his fallen comrades from the Bataan Death March and the prison camps, helping to identify their bodies and see that they were each properly laid to rest.

After his promotion in 1945, Abie came back to the United States where he served as a recruiter, and then also served two years in Germany until his retirement with 30 years of service as a Master Sergeant.

Abie received numerous medals for his service, including the Purple Heart, and was even featured in several documentaries on The Discovery Channel and The History Channel.

Indeed, Abie's service to our country and to our veterans was truly ceaseless. From 1988 to 2011, Abie was a volunteer at VA Butler Healthcare, where he spent 36,851 service hours caring for our veterans.

Abie was also a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, the Purple Heart Combat/Infantry Organization, the American Ex-POWs, the Disabled American Veterans, and the American Defenders of Bataan.

Abie Abraham is the epitome of the values of our nation, our military, and our veterans, and a great inspiration to all Americans. It is truly fitting that the new health care center in Butler County, Pennsylvania, be named after him.

Read the full text of H.R. 5317 here.

 

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Kelly Bill to Keep .gov & .mil Websites in American Control Featured in Washington Examiner

2016/06/14

Securing America's Internet Domains Act crucial for US cybersecurity

WASHINGTON — Legislation introduced by U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA)  to preserve exclusive and permanent U.S. ownership and control of the .gov and .mil Internet domains – the Securing America's Internet Domains Act (SAID) of 2016 (H.R. 5329) – was featured yesterday by the Washington Examiner.

Excerpts from the article:

Foreign spies might take advantage of the current plan to remove the Internet's governing body from American control, unless the Obama administration ensures that military and government website domains are totally secure, according to a House Republican lawmaker.

"Cybersecurity is put at risk if any foreign government or private entities are allowed to use .gov or .mil domains," Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Pa., told the Washington Examiner. "It just opens a Pandora's box that we might never be able to close again."

So Kelly has proposed legislation that would require the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, which is the Commerce Department agency that has indirect power over the Internet, to delay the long-awaited transition to international control until after the federal government certified that no entity outside the federal government will be able to use the .gov or .mil websites.

The Securing America's Internet Domains Act of 2016 would require the NTIA and Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers to enter into a permanent contract to "formalize" what he called a long-standing "gentleman's agreement" between the U.S. government and ICANN, a nonprofit organization that has long maintained direct oversight of the Internet. Without such a contract in place, the bill would bar the transition.

Kelly worries the informal agreement could lapse, which he suggested would turn the Internet into a "party line" phone system, in an allusion to the old telephone systems that allowed multiple households to use the same line.

It's one of multiple GOP proposals that could delay the transition, which proponents of the new style of Internet governance fear could inspire China and Russia to attempt to take control of the Internet in their countries.

Kelly is unmoved by such fears. "I think it would be hard to sit back and look at China and Russia and think that they're acting in the best interest of the United States," he said.

NOTE: On May 25, 2016, Rep. Kelly introduced the Securing America's Internet Domains (SAID) Act of 2016 (H.R. 5329), which requires the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to certify that the U.S. government has secured sole ownership of the .gov and .mil top-level domains before it can transfer the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) functions to the global multistakeholder community. Specifically, this certification requires that the U.S. government has entered into a contract with ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) that provides that the U.S. has full, exclusive control and use of such domains in perpetuity.

On May 12, 2015, Rep. Kelly introduced the Defending Internet Freedom Act of 2015 (H.R. 2251), which would prohibit NTIA from relinquishing the critical functions of the Internet to any other entity without enhanced congressional oversight and until every freedom-protecting accountability requirement defined in the bill is completely satisfied.

On June 11, 2014, Rep. Kelly authored a guest opinion piece for Red Alert Politics describing the stakes of surrendering American stewardship of the Internet to a multinational body or any other entity.

 

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Rep. Mike Kelly Fights for Presque Isle Sand Replenishment Funding (Erie News Now)

2016-09-20 19:08:39


Rep. Mike Kelly Speaks on Using Technology to Spur Innovation in Health Care

2016-09-14 20:37:31


Rep. Mike Kelly Demands Answers on Rising Insurance Premiums under Obamacare

2016-07-12 19:30:57


Rep. Mike Kelly Dedicates Butler VA Health Clinic to Abie Abraham on House Floor

2016-06-21 22:04:41


Rep. Mike Kelly Speaks Out Against Carbon Tax/Obama's Tax on Imported Oil

2016-06-10 18:30:05


Rep. Mike Kelly Tours Erie Schools, Intros Bill to Address Infrastructure Crisis (WJET)

2016-06-01 23:57:36


Rep. Mike Kelly Tours Erie Schools, Intros Bill to Address Infrastructure Crisis (WICU)

2016-06-01 23:00:24


Rep. Mike Kelly Confronts IRS Commissioner on "Extortion" of Small Businesses

2016-05-25 22:45:43


Rep. Mike Kelly Defends Small Business Owners Abused by the IRS

2016-05-25 20:38:51


Rep. Mike Kelly Praises Speaker Ryan and Donald Trump

2016-05-11 20:55:25


Rep. Mike Kelly Condemns Labor Department's Fiduciary Rule on House Floor

2016-04-29 17:43:07


Rep. Mike Kelly Supports 'Ensuring Integrity in the IRS Workforce Act' on House Floor

2016-04-21 17:55:16


Rep. Mike Kelly Defends Free Speech in Academia at Oversight Subcommittee Hearing

2016-03-02 17:54:32


Rep. Mike Kelly Confronts Treasury Secretary Over Pres. Obama's New Budget

2016-02-12 03:41:40


Rep. Mike Kelly Calls for Passage of Debt Accountability Bill on House Floor

2016-02-10 19:49:27


Rep. Mike Kelly Awards Medals to WWII Veteran in Hermitage (WYTV)

2016-01-21 20:13:01


Rep. Mike Kelly Awards Medals to WWII Veteran in Hermitage (WKBN)

2016-01-21 20:11:34


Rep. Mike Kelly Supports STREAM Act on House Floor

2016-01-12 21:13:05


Rep. Mike Kelly Welcomes Attendees to Washington Auto Show 2016

2016-01-08 17:04:18


A Christmas Message from Rep. Mike Kelly - 2015

2015-12-18 19:40:40


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Mike Kelly was born in Pittsburgh and raised in Butler, PA, where he has lived for the past 53 years. After graduating from Butler High School in 1966, Mike attended the University of Notre Dame on a football and academic scholarship. After college, Mike moved back to Butler to work at Kelly Chevrolet-Cadillac, Inc., a company founded by his father in the early 1950s. Mike took ownership of the dealership in the mid-1990s, expanding its operations to include Hyundai and KIA franchises.

Mike currently employs over 100 people from the region, and is a leader in the local and national automotive industry. Mike has served as Chairman of the Hyundai Eastern Region Dealer Council, Vice Chairman of the Hyundai National Dealer Council, and has served on the boards of the Chevrolet Dealers Advertising Association of Pittsburgh and the Cadillac Consultants of Western Pennsylvania. In addition, Mike was Secretary and Treasurer of the Hyundai initiative “Hope on Wheels,” which has donated over $58 million to childhood cancer research institutions nationwide.

Mike was a Butler City councilman, and has sat on the boards of several local and civic organizations, including the Housing Authority of Butler County, the Redevelopment Authority of Butler County, and the Moraine Trails Council of Boys Scouts of America. In recognition of Mike’s extensive volunteer and charitable work, Catholic Charities gave Mike the Mary DeMucci Award and the Mayor of Butler designated October 26, 2001 as “Mike Kelly Day” for his commitment to his hometown.

Dedicated to improving education, Mike founded the Butler Quarterback Club and The Golden Tornado Scholastic Foundation, which provides unique and innovative educational programs for students in the Butler Area School District. Mike and his wife, Victoria, a former elementary school teacher, also established the Mary McTighe Kelly Creative Teaching Grant for elementary educators and the Lighthouse Foundation’s One Warm Coat Program, which helped collect over 500 winter coats for students in need in the Butler community.

Mike and Victoria have four children: George III, Brendan, Charlotte and Colin; and are the proud grandparents to George IV, Vivian, Elizabeth, Helena, Elaina, Maeve and Victoria. Mike’s family and friends were with him on January 5, 2011, when Mike was sworn into office as the U.S. Representative of the 3rd Congressional District of Pennsylvania. Mike looks forward to representing the interests and voicing the concerns of the 3rd District, especially as they relate to Mike’s work on the House Committee on Ways and Means.


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