WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (PA-03) will be hosting a toll-free telephone town hall meeting tonight for constituents of the Third District to ask questions and receive answers regarding current events and issues of general concern.
WHAT: A free tele-town hall hosted by Rep. Kelly to discuss general issues
WHO: Representative Mike Kelly (PA-03)
Residents of Pennsylvania’s Third Congressional District
WHEN: Monday, February 27, 2017
TIME: 7:15 – 8:15 PM
CALL-IN INFORMATION: To participate, dial 877-228-2184 and enter event ID 19013 at the time of the event.
Statement by Rep. Kelly:
“I look forward to engaging with the Third District during this interactive event and hearing their concerns about the important issues affecting our country. This completely free and accessible format will allow thousands of constituents to share their views and get answers without having to travel anywhere. By enabling callers to participate from their own home, we can ensure that the greatest number of constituents can easily join the discussion, especially busy parents and seniors. We will make sure every topic is covered and voices from each county are heard. We believe this format provides the most convenient overall service to constituents who wish to engage in a constructive community discussion with their representative, and we’re happy to host it on their behalf.”
The Historic Tax Credit Improvement Act encourages building reuse and redevelopment in small, midsize, and rural communities
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Susan Collins (R-ME) and Congressmen Mike Kelly (R-PA) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) have introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation (S. 425/H.R. 1158) that would encourage infrastructure development and job growth across the country by making common-sense changes and enhancements to the federal Historic Tax Credit (HTC). Projects that receive credits under the Historic Tax Credit Improvement Act help revitalize communities, encourage private investment, and create safer, more secure neighborhoods. The bill is cosponsored by Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) in the Senate.
“We can create jobs by preserving the abundant history in Maryland and across America. Improving the Historic Tax Credit will save many historically significant buildings and homes nationwide while creating quality jobs, stimulating long-term economic growth and bringing life to forgotten neighborhoods,” said Senator Cardin, a member of the Senate Finance Committee. “The Historic Tax Credit has created over 2 million jobs nationwide since 1978. By updating the program and expanding it to reach additional projects, especially in small and rural communities, we can create thousands of jobs renovating historic properties and working in many of the restored, modernized buildings. This is an infrastructure and jobs program that has a true multiplier effect, with creating positive benefits that ripple through local communities.”
“The Historic Tax Credit incentivizes the restoration and preservation of historic buildings. It is a proven tool for revitalizing communities and catalyzing economic development in Maine and across the nation. Since 2008, the Historic Tax Credit has leveraged approximately $350 million in private investment in Maine alone,” said Senator Collins. “Our bipartisan legislation will make the Historic Tax Credit easier to use, expanding its economic benefit and creating good-paying jobs for hardworking Americans.”
“From the Presque Isle Lighthouse in Erie to Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is blessed with an abundance of historic properties and places. Unfortunately, many of these properties are at risk due to severe neglect,” Congressman Kelly said. “This bipartisan bill will make important changes to the tax code to better facilitate the reuse of historic buildings. This is about preserving the Keystone State’s history and heritage as well as fostering the growth of local jobs, economic development, and private investment in Pennsylvania neighborhoods. It’s a win-win for Pennsylvania’s past, present, and future.”
“We’re witnessing a growing trend of urbanization around the country. The Historic Tax Credit is an important tool to guide this interest and investment, celebrating and preserving our cultural resources while creating jobs and adding value,” said Congressman Blumenauer. “Strengthening the Historic Tax Credit will expand opportunities to build livable and equitable communities.”
Congress created historic preservation tax benefits in 1976 to encourage voluntary, private-sector investment in preserving historic buildings. The program is jointly managed by the National Park Service (NPS) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), in partnership with State Historic Preservation Offices. Since its creation, the HTC program has generated $78 billion in historic preservation activity to rehabilitate more than 41,250 historic properties, including the creation of over 525,000 housing units, of which approximately 150,000 are low and moderate-income units. Historic preservation programs have created more than 2.36 million jobs nationwide since 1978 (85,058 new jobs in FY 2015, the latest year for which data are available). A recent study by the National Trust for Historic Preservation estimates that every $1 of credits generates a minimum of $4 of private sector investment.
“The federal historic tax credit is the driving force behind rehabilitation projects that have given new life to historic buildings, created millions of jobs and attracted billions in private investment,” Stephanie K. Meeks, president and CEO of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, said. “We commend Sens. Collins and Cardin and Reps. Kelly and Blumenauer for their leadership in proposing sound improvements to the federal historic tax credit. Now, more libraries, theaters, town halls and other buildings can be restored to serve their communities in new ways. Tax reform aimed at growing the economy should enhance the historic tax credit.”
In Maryland, the federal HTC has supported hundreds of projects that have spurred economic growth in communities around the state, ranging from the development of a multicultural service center to affordable housing units for teachers and office space for non-profit educational organizations. In Maine, the federal HTC has supported numerous projects, from the renovation of the former Eastland hotel in Portland, to the redevelopment of the Moosehead Manufacturing Mill in Dover-Foxcroft.
The Historic Tax Credit Improvement Act makes changes to the HTC to further encourage building reuse and redevelopment in small, midsize, and rural communities. It also makes the rehabilitation of community projects like theaters, libraries, and schools easier while maximizing the impact of state historic tax credits. Finally, the bill would make more historic properties eligible to use the credit by updating program requirements to reflect current industry practices. These reforms would be the first major changes to the HTC since the Tax Reform Act of 1986.
Text of the bill can be found here. A section-by-section summary can be found below.
The Historic Tax Credit Improvement Act makes changes to the Historic Tax Credit to further encourage building reuse and redevelopment in small, midsize, and rural communities. It also makes the rehabilitation of community projects like theaters, libraries, and schools easier. Finally, the bill would make more historic properties eligible to use the credit by updating program requirements to reflect current industry practices. These reforms would be the first major changes to the Historic Tax Credit (HTC) since the Tax Reform Act of 1986.
SEC. 1 SHORT TITLE “HISTORIC TAX CREDIT IMPROVEMENT ACT OF 2017”
SEC. 2 INCREASING THE REHABILITATION CREDIT FOR CERTAIN SMALL PROJECTS
Creates a 30% credit for smaller deals to make sure the rural west and non-urban areas have the same ability to take advantage of the credit. This small deal credit would be capped at qualified rehabilitation expenses of $2.5 million, changing the maximum small project credit allowed from $500,000 to $750,000 on the largest projects.
SEC. 3 ALLOWANCE FOR THE TRANSFER OF CREDITS FOR CERTAIN SMALL PROJECTS
Allows the HTC, for small transactions, to be transferred as a tax certificate, making these deals easier for small project owners.
SEC. 4 INCREASING THE TYPE OF BUILDINGS ELIGIBLE FOR REHABILITATION
Changes the definition of substantial rehabilitation. This provision would change the threshold to qualify for the credit of 50% of adjusted basis instead of 100% of adjusted basis as the program currently requires.
SEC. 5 REDUCING BASIS ADJUSTMENT
Changes the amount of the depreciable basis adjustment from 100 percent to 50 percent of the amount of the HTC. This would place the HTC in line with renewable energy and new market tax credits. The Low-income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) has no depreciable basis adjustment.
SEC. 6. MODIFICATIONS REGARDING CERTAIN TAX-EXEMPT USE PROPERTY.
Modifies the disqualified lease rules to limit the definition of a “disqualified lease” to those leases that are part of a sale leaseback arrangement involving a nonprofit that has used the property before certification as a historic rehabilitation. The other types of disqualified leases that inhibit the rehabilitation of these buildings: those with purchase options, leases in excess of 20 years, and leases in buildings that use tax-exempt financing, would be eliminated.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA) – a member of the House Ways and Means Committee – co-authored a joint op-ed with Rep. Keith Rothfus (R-PA) and Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA) published on February 19, 2017, in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette to describe their case for repealing the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and replacing it with a patient-centered alternative that prioritizes choice, flexibility, and affordability for American consumers.
Excerpts from “Relief from Obamacare: a better system ahead”:
The Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, was forced through Congress in 2010 without a single Republican vote. It was sold to the American people with multiple false promises, like President Barack Obama’s infamous, “If you like your health care plan, you can keep it. If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.” Supporters of the law said it would reduce premiums for families by an average of $2,500 per year. It did not. One by one, Obamacare’s promises were broken. Now, premiums and deductibles continue to skyrocket with no mechanism in the law to bring prices down.
It’s time for change. We have no choice but to scrap this failed program and replace it with a system that gives Pennsylvanians access to the care they need, at a price they can afford and from a doctor they choose.
Our alternative will expand the options for individuals and families to access affordable insurance coverage. It will provide for a transition period where those currently on Obamacare will have ample time to choose a new plan that works best for them and their families. We will make sure that no one struggling with complex medical needs or pre-existing conditions is denied access to affordable health care options.
Our replacement will allow insurers to provide more options for consumers and allow individuals, small businesses and associations to pool together to get the same purchasing power as large entities. We will expand Health Savings Accounts; provide tax credits to help those who do not have employer-based coverage to buy their own insurance in an expanded private market; and ensure health care decisions are made between a patient and his or her doctor, not by bureaucrats in Washington. In short, our plan is to move away from Washington mandates and move toward flexibility and choice.
While Obamacare has failed in an undeniable fashion, the goal of ensuring the American people can access quality, affordable health care remains. Our Democratic counterparts in Congress have spent the last eight years championing President Obama’s signature legislation — even as working families continued to lose the plans and doctors they like, and their health care costs continued to skyrocket.
Republicans have an urgent mandate to deliver relief to every family struggling under Obamacare. We must repeal this failed law and move ahead with putting a better plan in place for the American people.
Kelly: President Trump is “right man, right time, right now”
WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA) – a member of the House Ways and Means Committee – appeared on Fox & Friends on Fox News Channel and Cavuto: Coast to Coast on Fox Business Network on Friday, February 17, 2017, to discuss his meeting with President Trump on the preceding day at the White House, as well as top agenda items of Congress and the Trump administration including regulatory reform, tax reform, and the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).
Rep. Kelly on Fox & Friends:
“I love coming from the private sector and sitting down with the president, who is from the private sector and knows how to get things done. He doesn’t lecture; he goes ahead and gets it done.”
“I have so many friends who are in the coal business. When you see what the previous administration did to the coal business, and did to the people who were their backbone—we’re talking about coalminers and telling those people, ‘You don’t have a job anymore, and you know what? We’ll find something else for you to do’. Well you know what they said? ‘I think we’ll look for another person, another boss, that knows what to do and get it done, get us back in the mine, get American back on track again, and make America great again.’ That’s exactly what this president is doing. It’s exactly what the country needs: right man, right time, right now.”
“Back home [in Western Pennsylvania] the president is stronger today than he was on November the 8th. He’s gaining momentum. And who’s he gaining momentum with? Not the media because they’re never going to believe this is a guy who should’ve been elected. That’s just not who they are. They don’t know how to handle him, and when he talks with them, he’s toying with them. And they can’t take that. They want people to kind of fall in line. This is a president that knows where he’s going, knows how to get there, and why? Because he’s actually done it on his own dime and on his own time.”
Rep. Kelly on Cavuto: Coast to Coast:
“This is a president who’s an action figure—he’s not comfortable with things going slowly. And I think we have to do things quickly but we don’t have to be in a hurry. We have to make sure it’s right. Look what happened the first time [health care reform] got done.”
“I’m from the private sector, and for the private sector, if you wait too long, the only thing that comes to you is cold pizza. You better make sure you get it there early, and get it there hot and get it there with something the people can digest. We have everything in place but we have to move.”
“I’m going to suggest this: the Affordable Care Act was something that got rushed through. Big pieces of legislation take a little bit more time. And, again, I’m going to go back to this: we know what we have to do to get the economy started. … When it comes to tax reform—is it pro-growth tax reform? And does it actually move the country forward? This is a president who’s expecting big things from the people [in Congress]. We’re going to be working very hard to get to that end.”
“For me, tax reform, then health care reform—both of them are very important. They both are at the highest priorities. I don’t think we should have a problem with walking and chewing gum.
NOTE: Rep. Kelly was included last month in a list compiled by the Washington Examiner of President Donald Trump’s eight “favorite House members” and “earliest allies and point-people on Capitol Hill.”
WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA) delivered remarks on the floor of the House of Representatives yesterday evening in support of his bill (H.R. 609) to designate the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care center in Center Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania, as the “Abie Abraham VA Clinic.” The legislation – co-sponsored by all 18 members of the Pennsylvania congressional delegation – was passed by the House with unanimous support following Rep. Kelly’s address yesterday evening.
Excerpt of Rep. Kelly's address:
“As he got into his later years, in his 80s and his 90s, going to Butler’s VA center every single day to help fellow veterans. His sole purpose in life was to help other American citizens, to help other veterans, to bring a little light into their life, to bring a little happiness into their life. Forty thousand hours of service in the VA center! He could’ve spent his time doing other things, but he didn’t. He chose to stay with those he loved. He chose to serve those he loved. He chose to continue to serve, even in his retirement, this nation that he loved so much. I can’t tell you how much it means to be able to look at that new health center going up and knowing that Mr. Abraham, from his new post, is looking down and is so thankful to a grateful nation that we are taking time to take care of those who’ve given everything they can to make sure our nation remains free.”
Excerpt of H.R. 609:
Abie was stationed during World War II with the 18th Infantry in New York; 3 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 9 years.
During World War II, Abie fought, was captured, endured the Bataan Death March, and, as a prisoner of war for 3 1/2 years, was beaten, stabbed, and shot, and survived malaria and starvation to be rescued by the 6th Rangers.
Abraham stayed behind at the request of General Douglas MacArthur for 2 1/2 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 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 2 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 had several documentaries on the Discovery Channel and the History Channel.
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.
Abraham was a volunteer at Veterans Affairs Butler Healthcare for 23 years from 1988 to 2011 and had 36,851 service hours caring for our veterans.
Rep. Tim Walz (D-MN), Ranking Member, House Veterans Affairs Committee:
“A very special thank you to the gentleman from Pennsylvania for the honor and privilege to learn about this great American. … I often times hear that people disparage when Congress does naming bills. If anyone was ever deserving of having a VA center named after them, and the importance of attaching that name and the history for those that come after, this is the gentleman.”
NOTE: A previous version of this bill (H.R. 5317) was passed by the House of Representatives on June 21, 2016, but did not advance in the U.S. Senate. H.R. 609 is widely expected to pass in the Senate and be signed into law this year.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (PA-03) announced today that he will host a toll-free telephone town hall meeting later this month for constituents of the Third District to ask questions and receive answers regarding current events and issues of general concern.
WHAT: A free tele-town hall hosted by Rep. Kelly to discuss general issues
WHO: Representative Mike Kelly (PA-03), Residents of Pennsylvania’s Third Congressional District
WHEN: Monday, February 27, 2017
TIME: 7:15 – 8:15 PM
CALL-IN INFORMATION: To participate, dial 877-228-2184 and enter event ID 19013 at the time of the event.
Statement by Rep. Kelly:
“I look forward to engaging with the Third District during this interactive event and hearing their concerns about the important issues affecting our country. This completely free and accessible format will allow thousands of constituents to share their views and get answers without having to travel anywhere. By enabling callers to participate from their own home, we can ensure that the greatest number of constituents can easily join the discussion, especially busy parents and seniors. We will make sure every topic is covered and voices from each county are heard.”
WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA) issued the following statement tonight in support of the nomination by President Donald Trump of Judge Neil Gorsuch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.
“I commend President Trump for his exceptional choice for the Supreme Court and congratulate Judge Gorsuch on the tremendous honor bestowed upon him. This nomination is great news for our country and our Constitution. Judge Gorsuch is supremely qualified to serve on the high court, where I believe he will faithfully interpret the law and uphold the God-given, constitutionally protected rights of all Americans. The seat left vacated by the legendary Justice Antonin Scalia put the future of the court in uncertain territory, but the voice of the American people last November ensured that the originalist spirit of Justice Scalia will continue to guide the court and its many consequential decisions for years to come. I call on all of my colleagues in the Senate to respect the people’s will, put country before party, and give Judge Gorsuch the support he overwhelmingly deserves.”Read More
WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA) issued the following statement today regarding the Executive Order signed by President Donald Trump last Friday officially known as “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.”
“Since President Trump signed his executive order to strengthen our country’s refugee policy, I have been closely reviewing the order’s details and carefully considering its ramifications. As a lawmaker, my most important duty is guaranteeing the safety of American citizens, especially against a deadly enemy that seeks to exploit our country’s generosity. I believe that President Trump and Vice President Pence share this sacred commitment.
“The United States should continue to be the world’s most charitable and compassionate nation. At the very same time, we have to be realistic about the manipulative nature of terrorist groups like ISIS, who have a sickening history of infiltrating refugee populations in order to carry out attacks on their host countries. For a long time, we have needed a stronger, stricter verification system for refugees entering our country in order to fully protect Americans from the enemy’s evolving techniques.
“I am very much aware of the passionate response to President Trump’s executive order by many Americans. My primary focus is making sure the order improves our refugee program in a way that both strengthens our national security and upholds our values. I respectfully but strongly disagree with the criticism that this order is discriminatory against any group of people other than actual terrorists. I would not support a law or policy that undermines our Founding principles of liberty and justice for all.
“I am particularly pleased that the president’s order allows for exceptions for those who are proven allies and have helped America on the battlefield. I am also glad that the Trump administration has clarified that current green card holders from countries referenced in the order will not be prevented from returning to the United States. I believe our federal government can and should be compassionate toward innocent people fleeing from oppression overseas while simultaneously fulfilling its constitutional obligation to keep Americans safe.”
Despite news reports to the contrary, the order does not include the words “Muslim,” “Islam,” or “Christian,” nor does it include a “ban” on any specific religious group whatsoever. Once the temporary suspension of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program is lifted, the order does give priority to those currently facing persecution as a religious minority in their home country. (This could mean Christians in some circumstances, and Jews, Muslims, or Yazidis in others.)
The “countries of concern” affected by the order (Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya, and Yemen) were not chosen at random but rather originally selected by the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act signed into law by former President Obama in December 2015. (This law, coupled with an update by the Obama administration two months later, blocked access to the Visa Waiver Program to foreigners who have visited any of the aforementioned countries within the past five years.)
BACKGROUND: On November 17th, 2015, Rep. Kelly co-signed a joint letter to Governor Tom Wolf—with 9 other members of the Pennsylvania congressional delegation—urging him to indefinitely suspend Pennsylvania's participation in the Syrian refugee program until there are verifiable and robust mechanisms in place to properly screen all participants for potential security risks.
On November 18th, 2015, Rep. Kelly co-signed a joint letter to former President Obama—with more than 100 members of Congress—insisting that he immediately halt the admission of refugees from Syria and Iraq onto American soil until an effective vetting and monitoring system is established.
On November 20th, 2015, Rep. Kelly voted for H.R. 4038, the American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act, also known as “the SAFE Act,” which passed the House of Representatives by a bipartisan veto-proof majority (289-137, including 47 Democrats in favor).
In 2011, the Obama administration implemented a similar policy when it stopped processing all refugees from Iraq for six months. (Unlike President Trump’s order, President Obama’s policy banned even those who had previously helped U.S. forces). In 1980, President Carter banned individuals in Iran from coming to the U.S. during the Iranian hostage crisis.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA) participated in festivities for the 44th annual March for Life earlier today throughout Washington, D.C. Following the march, Rep. Kelly hosted a reception for Pennsylvania attendees in the Rayburn House Office Building with other GOP members of the Pennsylvania congressional delegation.
Statement by Rep. Kelly:
“I couldn’t have been happier to join today’s historic March for Life, and will always be proud to defend the most defenseless among us. What separates this march from other demonstrations is the peaceful atmosphere, the positive message, and the uplifting attitude of everyone involved. Especially with a unified pro-life government now empowered to protect our society’s most vulnerable, including unborn children and their mothers, this year’s march was by far the most hopeful and optimistic I have ever attended. I thank everyone from Pennsylvania and around our country who traveled to Washington for this great occasion, including the countless students and young people I was so glad to greet. I also thank Vice President Pence for his special appearance and heartwarming words of encouragement to the crowd.”
WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA) – a member of the House Ways and Means Committee – issued the following statement today in support of H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2017, which was passed by the House of Representatives this afternoon. Rep. Kelly is a co-sponsor of this legislation.
“The notion that hard-earned taxpayer dollars should never fund abortion is not only popular, it’s just plain commonsense. Our society is at its strongest when we are doing everything we can do to protect the most vulnerable among us, including unborn children. Especially as hundreds of thousands of American families and students prepare to come to our nation’s capital to rally in support of defending all human life, it is more than fitting that America’s Congress takes this action and helps begin a new pro-life chapter for our country.”
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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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