WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA) – a member of the House Ways and Means Committee and co-chairman of the bipartisan Health Care Innovation Caucus – issued the following statement today in regard to becoming the main Republican sponsor of H.R. 4006, the Community-Based Independence for Seniors Act. The legislation creates a new Community-Based Institutional Special Needs Plan in Medicare Advantage to target home and community-based services for low-income Medicare beneficiaries who require help with activities of daily living.
“In order to strengthen Medicare for all who rely on it, we must find more innovative ways to improve care and reduce costs. Studies show that enhanced coordinated care for low-income Medicare beneficiaries results in fewer hospital stays and readmissions. Keeping low-income seniors healthy and out of the hospital, which also saves taxpayer money, is a win for everyone. I am happy and proud to support this smart, bipartisan bill as its prime Republican sponsor.”
H.R. 4006 is supported by numerous organizations:
John Lovelace, President, UPMC For You:
“With his prime sponsorship of the ‘Help Seniors Remain Independent Act,’ Congressman Kelly continues to be a leader in providing options and support for seniors in need. Pennsylvania has the fifth-highest Medicare Advantage enrollment levels in the country, so Congressman Kelly’s bill will be especially valuable to Pennsylvania’s chronically ill Medicare Advantage enrollees who are not eligible for home- and community-based waivers but who want to stay at home or in another setting of their choice.”
Katie Smith Sloan, President and CEO, LeadingAge:
“Assistance with daily activities, from aid with medications to transportation help, is crucial to improving older adults’ health and quality of life while also increasing their ability to age in place. LeadingAge urges Congress to enact the Community-Based Institutional Special Needs Plan (CBI-SNP) demonstration program as outlined in H.R. 4006. The need for supports focused on activities of daily living is significant; addressing the need has potential of a significant positive impact on older adults at a relatively small cost.”
Plus: The Healthcare Leadership Council, the National Coalition on Health Care, SCAN Health Plan, and others.
The Community Based Independence for Seniors Act establishes a pilot that targets home and community-based care to eligible seniors who need help with two or more activities of daily living. Seniors would receive services specific to their needs, such as home delivered meals, transportation services, adult day care services, and homemaker services. By targeting services to at-risk seniors, the Community Based Independence for Seniors Act helps seniors stay in their homes and communities, rather than moving to a nursing home, which can be very expensive and is often not the older adult’s preferred care setting. This bill also helps keep federal and state governments’ costs down as seniors under this program would not need to deplete their resources to be eligible for Medicaid in order to receive home and community-based services.
NOTE: H.R. 4006 was introduced on October 12, 2017, by U.S. Reps. Linda Sánchez (D-CA) and Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-PA). Its Senate companion (S. 309) was introduced by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) on February 6, 2017. Rep. Kelly has since replaced Rep. Meehan as the lead GOP sponsor.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (PA-03) announced today that he will host a toll-free telephone town hall meeting next week for constituents of Pennsylvania’s 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: Tuesday, July 24, 2018
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 am excited to once again connect with all my constituents during this interactive event and listen to their concerns about the important issues facing our country. This completely free and fully accessible format will allow thousands of individuals to share their views and get answers without having to leave their home. Our most recent tele-town hall attracted more than 11,000 participants from all seven counties of the Third District. Last year, we even had participation from a constituent overseas!
“As I continue meeting with constituents face-to-face in both Pennsylvania and Washington every week, events like these allow me to reach everyone at the same time. Enabling callers to participate from virtually anywhere will once again help the greatest number of people easily join the conversation, especially busy parents and seniors. This proven format is all about providing the most convenient service to every Third District resident who wishes to engage in a constructive community discussion without any unnecessary distractions or disruptions.”
WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA) delivered remarks on the floor of the House of Representatives on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, to formally recognize the 80th anniversary of Hunter Truck, which is currently headquartered in Butler, Pennsylvania.
Text of Rep. Kelly’s floor tribute as prepared for delivery:
“I rise today to recognize the 80th anniversary of a reputable business that is headquartered in my hometown of Butler, Pennsylvania: Hunter Truck Sales.
“Hunter Truck is a family-owned authorized dealer of Peterbilt and International vehicles and is one of the largest heavy commercial truck providers in the Northeast. Hunter Truck is a staple in the community and their success over the last 80 years confirms that the American Dream is alive and thriving in Pennsylvania and throughout the United States.
“Hunter Truck is a name that has been synonymous with reliability since its founding in 1938. The business was started by the Hunter grandfather, Homer Hunter. Homer opened a small service station in the rural town of Eau Claire and quickly developed a reputation for his unparalleled commitment to trucking solutions, personalized service, parts, and sales. With hard work and unwavering dedication, the company continuously grew and was eventually awarded a new truck franchise from International Harvester, followed by earning a Peterbilt franchise.
“Homer, along with his brothers, created a customer-centric business model that focused on teamwork, trust, accountability and integrity. These very values led the company to its many achievements and they remain at the core of Hunter Truck today – Which is now owned and operated by third generation family members Jeffrey Hunter, David Hunter, William Hunter, and Nancy Hunter-Mycka.
“Hunter Truck currently operates 20 locations in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New York, and New Jersey, and proudly employees nearly 1,000 people. It is families like the Hunters who help local economies flourish by establishing successful business practices that can be sustained for multiple generations. While the services provided have evolved and the scope of the business has expanded, Hunter Truck remains fully committed to both their customers and the communities they call home.
“As a leader in the truck industry, Hunter Truck has invested in its workforce and in unique technologies that align with their mission: ‘to build long-term relationships that reflect value, integrity and teamwork by providing our customers excelled products and services.’
“In sum: It is truly my honor to recognize the Hunter family and Hunter Truck for their pioneering spirit and demonstration of core American values, and I encourage them to reflect on what they’ve built with absolute pride. Small businesses are the backbone of this country and Hunter Truck is truly an inspiration to entrepreneurs everywhere.”
WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA) – a member of the House Ways and Means Committee – participated in this week’s full committee mark-up hearings to approve a series of legislation to expand consumer-directed health care and lower insurance premiums for American workers and families. Among the bills passed were the Bipartisan HSA Improvement Act of 2018 (H.R. 6305), which expands access to and enhances the utility of Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), and the Employer Relief Act of 2018 (H.R. 4616), which provides three years of retroactive relief and one year of prospective relief from the employer mandate provision within the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), paired with a one-year extended delay of the law’s “Cadillac Tax” on high-value health care plans. Rep. Kelly is an original sponsor of each of these bills.
Statement by Rep. Kelly on H.R. 6305:
“H.R. 6305 gives employers more flexibility to offer quality health care in the setting best for them, like on-site or retail clinics. Employers around our country are offering innovative ways to deliver health care to their associates, and this provision makes sure that individuals with HSAs can utilize these same services.
“Second, it fixes the HSA spouse penalty by allowing individuals to make HSA contributions if a spouse has a Flexible Spending Account, while preventing double-dipping in tax benefits. Third, it makes it easier for people to save for their health care by streamlining the conversion of other tax-preferred accounts to HSAs.
“Ultimately, this bill modernizes health care delivery and gives employers the freedom to innovate and improve their employees’ health insurance.
“We are trying to improve health care for all Americans. This means giving consumers a choice in their health care. This means incentivizing wellness and exercise, not sickness. This means giving employers the freedom to design insurance products that work best for their associates.
“I also want to thank my friend Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) for working on this together. This issue is extremely important for the 175 million people who get their health insurance from their employer, and therefore I hope we can get this commonsense legislation signed into law very soon.”
Statement on H.R. 4616:
“Mr. Nunes and I introduced this bill to give relief to Americans and employers struggling under Obamacare.
“H.R. 4616 delays the Cadillac Tax for one additional year, until 2023. We have discussed the Cadillac Tax at length in this committee and how it is a misguided policy in Obamacare. In fact, this is an issue that unites both Republicans and Democrats. My bill to permanently repeal the entire Cadillac Tax (H.R. 173) is close to 300 co-sponsors and already has a veto-proof majority of Republicans and Democrats.
“This bill (H.R. 4616) is good progress but we cannot lose sight of the goal: the full repeal of the Cadillac Tax. This tax continues to hang over the head of the 175 million Americans who receive health insurance through their employer.
“I am also pleased that we are giving relief to employers crushed under the employer mandate. Another misguided policy in Obamacare that the Obama administration never enforced, the employer mandate costs small businesses with just over 50 employees millions of dollars in unnecessary administrative compliance and reporting.
“I thank Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) for working with me on this legislation, but Mr. Chairman, let’s not lose sight of repealing all of Obamacare’s misguided taxes on hardworking Americans.”
Rep. Kelly has been a longtime leader in promoting legislation to enhance HSAs and to protect American workers’ health care benefits from Obamacare’s harmful Cadillac Tax.
On May 3, 2017, Rep. Kelly introduced the Faith in Health Savings Accounts Act (H.R. 2310, also known as the Faith in HSAs Act), which would allow members of Health Care Sharing Ministries (HCSMs) to use HSAs to save money on medical expenses without having to purchase a high deductible health insurance plan. The legislation is co-sponsored by Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN), and was previously introduced by Rep. Kelly in April 2015.
On March 1, 2018, Rep. Kelly introduced the Bipartisan HSA Improvement Act (H.R. 5138), an earlier version of H.R. 6305 which would improve HSAs for millions of Americans by expanding access and increasing benefit flexibility, thereby making health care more affordable. It was co-authored by Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and co-sponsored by Erik Paulsen (R-MN), Ron Kind (D-WI), Terri Sewell (D-AL), and Brain Fitzpatrick (R-PA).
On July 11, 2018, nearly 30 conservative leaders submitted an open letter to Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Health Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam (R-IL) in support of the Committee’s legislative efforts to expand HSAs, including Rep. Kelly’s bill. The full letter can be viewed here.
On January 3, 2017, Rep. Kelly introduced the Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2017 (H.R. 173), which would fully repeal the Cadillac Tax provision in Obamacare. The controversial provision would impose a 40 percent excise tax on all employer-provided health insurance plans valued at more than $10,200 for individual coverage and $27,500 for families. H.R. 173 is co-sponsored by Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT).
On April 24, 2018, The Hill published a guest opinion piece authored by Rep. Kelly in which he described the damage being caused by the Cadillac Tax and argued for Congress to permanently repeal it. The full piece can be viewed here.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA) issued the following statement tonight in support of the nomination by President Donald J. Trump of Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.
“President Trump has once again seized the historical opportunity to nominate a brilliant defender of our Constitution to our nation’s highest court. Judge Kavanaugh is as strong as they come. His impressive background and impeccable credentials speak volumes about not only his powerful intellectual abilities but also his solid character. With this selection, the president has also chosen a loving dad, a husband, a coach, a tutor, and a compassionate church volunteer who helps feed needy families in his free time. In his own words, Judge Kavanaugh ‘reveres’ our Constitution and is a faithful originalist when it comes to interpreting its text as written, not as he or anyone else wishes it would be. Both his mind and his voice will enrich the Supreme Court and help the institution carry out its rightful role in defending the rule of law and upholding the God-given, constitutionally-protected rights of every American citizen. In short, America won a great victory tonight. Now, the Senate must do the right thing and grant Judge Kavanaugh the support he overwhelmingly deserves.”
Special 90-minute telephone discussion designed to help constituents concerned and/or affected by opioid abuse & addiction
Toll-free call will be co-hosted by Rep. Tom Marino (PA-10)
WASHINGTON — U.S. Representatives Mike Kelly (PA-03) and Tom Marino (PA-10) will be co-hosting a toll-free telephone town hall meeting next Wednesday evening for constituents of the Third and Tenth Districts to anonymously ask questions and receive guidance from Dr. Phillip C. McGraw and his team about the ongoing national opioid epidemic.
WHAT: A free tele-town hall to provide information to Pennsylvanians affected by the opioid crisis, including those struggling with addiction as well as their concerned family members and friends
WHO: Representative Mike Kelly (PA-03)
Representative Tom Marino (PA-10)
Dr. Phillip C. McGraw, a.k.a. “Dr. Phil”
WHEN: Wednesday, July 11, 2018
TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
CALL-IN INFORMATION: To participate, dial 877-228-2184 and enter event ID 19013 at the time of the event.
NOTE: Click here to read about Rep. Kelly’s recent legislative efforts to combat the opioid crisis.
Veterans: 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1; or send a text message to 838255
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA) engaged in a colloquy with Defense Appropriations Subcommittee Chairwoman Kay Granger (R-TX) on June 27, 2018, to ensure that the workforce of the National Backgrounds Investigations Bureau (NBIB) in Boyers, Pennsylvania, remains in Butler County. Rep. Kelly also applauded the Trump administration for announcing its intention that NBIB would remain intact and transferred wholly to the Department of Defense (DOD). These remarks, delivered on the floor of the House of Representatives, established for the public record the conversations had with administration officials over the course of last month. Rep. Kelly has committed to continuing to work with federal officials to ensure a transition that prioritizes the importance of the Boyers workforce.
Text of Rep. Kelly’s floor speech:
“Thank you, Chairwoman Granger. I rise to engage you in a colloquy on the importance of the Butler County workforce to federal background investigation operations. The National Background Investigations Bureau has approximately 1,500 employees and contractors in Boyers in my district who handle the intake and processing of federal background investigations.
“As you know, the National Defense Authorization Act last year split the NBIB between the Office of Personnel Management and the Department of Defense. This misguided move would have disrupted operations and negatively affected the critical workforce.
“I applaud the Trump administration for announcing last week that it will be keeping the NBIB intact and shifting it entirely to the DOD. This action will keep all background investigations under the same agency and will retain economies of scale to efficiently perform these critical operations.
“On Monday, I met with the DOD officials responsible for the transfer. They assured me that there are no plans to move any jobs outside Butler County. This is good news for my constituents, but more communication is needed.
“These 1,500 people perform an incredible service to our nation—and these jobs are critical to Butler County. This workforce has the expertise and experience to perform this sensitive work that keeps our nation secure. Any efforts to reduce the backlog in background investigations must utilize this talented and hardworking workforce.
“Chairwoman Granger, would you agree that the NBIB workforce in Butler County is integral to our country’s background checks operations?”
Response by Chairwoman Granger:
“I appreciate the gentleman’s commitment to this matter. We respect the dedication and accomplishments of all National Background Investigations Bureau workers including the hard work of the staff in Butler County, Pennsylvania. There’s currently a backlog of over 700,000 pending security clearance cases. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson told my subcommittee that the Air Force has 79,000 people still waiting for security clearances, and that number has almost doubled in the last 18 months. We want to work with your office to make sure we address that as much as possible, and I look forward to your continued partnership in this matter.”
In response to efforts in the U.S. Senate to separate DOD background investigations from the NBIB, Rep. Kelly ensured that the House version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2018 did not include language to transfer background investigations. His office met with NBIB Director Charles Phalen in October 2017 and sent a formal letter to the NDAA conference committee urging them to reject the Senate provision providing for the transfer.
The final FY18 NDAA required the transfer of DOD background investigations from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to the DOD. This action would split NBIB between DOD and OPM, negatively affecting the Boyers workforce. Two weeks ago, the Trump Administration announced a blueprint to reorganize federal agencies and included a proposal supported by Rep. Kelly to keep NBIB intact and transferred completely to the DOD. The next step to make this proposal permanent would be an Executive Order issued by President Trump. Rep. Kelly will continue to work with administration officials to prioritize the critical workforce in Butler County in this decision.
Most recently, Rep. Kelly met with the Director of OPM in May 2018 and with the DOD Director for Defense Intelligence in June 2018 regarding the transfer. He currently has a meeting scheduled with the Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in July to further discuss this issue.
Kelly: “We have the right people, at the right place, on the right issues”
WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA) recently appeared with Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay (D-MO) on “Matter of Fact” for a joint television interview with host Soledad O’Brien to discuss the details and benefits of their new bipartisan legislation, the Generating American Income and Infrastructure Now Act (GAIIN) Act (H.R. 6104), which they introduced in the House on June 14, 2018, along with Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC).
Soledad O’Brien: “Collapsing roads and bridges, unsafe drinking water, and run-down schools are all problems that both parties say we need to fix, but like many problems facing Republicans and Democrats, they usually don’t agree on the solution. Now, conservatives and liberals have reached common ground on an infrastructure bill that would invest in America’s poorest communities. Democratic Congressman Lacy Clay of Missouri and Republican Congressman Mike Kelly of Pennsylvania, nice to have you both. Very rarely does a liberal member of Congress and a conservative member of Congress sit down and come up with bills together.”
Rep. Kelly: “We both understand that there are so many underserved communities. While the economic atmosphere environment has changed, it hasn’t changed for everybody in the same way. We’re looking at the inner cities right now, and we’re saying, ‘Why don’t we find a way to fund infrastructure projects and also reduce the debt and take the burden off the American taxpayer, and do the right things for the right reasons?’ And good things are happening!”
Rep. Clay: “When you think about it, we’ve been talking about infrastructure for almost two years. We think that this legislation will help kick start that discussion, that debate, and it will give us some substance to work around. And when you think about the inner cities throughout this country, they have been hollowed out. There’s been a lack of investment all of my life, and St. Louis for instance, we have seen services withdrawn from those areas, the city not supporting infrastructure, and … we think that this legislation will give us an opportunity to provide employment opportunities for impoverished communities around this nation.”
Rep. Kelly: “You know it doesn’t really matter that Lacy’s in the Black Caucus, and I’m in the Republican Study Committee, or that Ted Budd is part of the Freedom Caucus. What does matter is when Americans can look at their government and say, You know what? This is working because we have the right people, at the right place, and on the right issues, and they’re working for us.”
Rep. Clay: “This is fiscally responsible when you think about it. Fifty percent going to pay down the national debt, and fifty percent going towards needed infrastructure improvements.”
The GAIIN Act would require the Department of Agriculture to sell its distressed assets on the open market and then direct the Department of Treasury to distribute the proceeds to communities below the national poverty line for infrastructure projects that would directly improve their economic viability. Furthermore, the bill requires that a portion of the workforce for each of these projects must come from the communities being improved.
The bill’s sponsors believe that many of the poorest areas throughout the United States have been routinely overlooked by policymakers in Washington, and that these areas are in dire need of infrastructure improvements that will facilitate economic growth and lasting self-sustainability. They consider the revival of these forgotten cities and towns to be a moral, fiscal, and economic imperative—one that can uniquely unite conservative Republicans and liberal Democrats from minority communities.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA) – a member of the House Ways and Means Committee – delivered remarks of the floor of House of Representatives yesterday evening in support of the Preventing Addiction for Susceptible Seniors (PASS) Act (H.R. 5773), which includes a bipartisan bill previously introduced by Rep. Kelly known as the Protecting Seniors from Opioid Abuse Act (H.R. 5684). The bill was passed unanimously. Rep. Kelly also praised the House for passing numerous other pieces of bipartisan legislation over the past week to address the ongoing national opioid crisis, including the Synthetics Trafficking and Overdose Prevention (STOP) Act (H.R. 5788), of which he is an original co-sponsor.
Text of Rep. Kelly’s floor speech:
“Mr. Speaker, this opioid epidemic is killing 116 people every day and is horribly impacting Western Pennsylvanian families and communities.
“There isn’t a silver bullet to end the suffering—it is going to take communities working together to treat addiction and find lasting methods of prevention.
“I am proud of the work that we have done in the People’s House to put forward quality, bipartisan solutions to provide better alternatives and treatment for Americans.
“I want to thank Mr. Roskam for including my legislation, H.R. 5684, the Protecting Seniors from Opioid Abuse Act, into this package. This bipartisan bill with my colleagues – Mr. Thompson, Ms. McMorris Rodgers, and Mr. Doyle – will help at-risk seniors manage their medications and avoid prescription drug abuse.
“This bill gives seniors who are at-risk for prescription drug abuse access to the Medication Therapy Management program. This successful program allows seniors to sit down with a pharmacist or other health professional and receive expert advice on how to best manage their prescriptions.
“The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services has already confirmed that this approach works to reduce opioid overuse and to avoid dangerous drug interactions. Expanding access to Medication Therapy Management for at-risk beneficiaries will ensure that these serious drugs are used properly before it is too late.
“This epidemic is devastating our nation’s communities and families. I hope that we can continue to work together as a unified Congress to fight this deadly crisis.”
NOTE: The Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act (H.R. 6) is expected to be considered by the House later this week. More information on it can be found here.
ADVISORY: Rep. Kelly is planning to host a special tele-town hall event on Wednesday, July 11th, at 7:00 PM specifically designed to provide expert guidance to constituents dealing with opioid-related issues. Further details will be announced soon.
The following is a statement by U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA) regarding recent news from the southern border:
“As a father to four and grandfather to ten, the sight of any child being separated from his or her parents is deeply troubling to me. I want to get this problem solved immediately. For instances when the child is verifiably not being exploited or facing any danger, then I agree with President Trump that current policy should be changed to keep family units together. When dealing with the many facets of immigration and border control policy, numerous concerns must always be carefully weighed, including legal, economic, security, and humanitarian consequences. Responsibly debating this issue must begin with separating concrete facts from sensationalized rumors, half-truths, and falsehoods. As a lawmaker, I have an obligation to hear from all sides of this debate, including law enforcement authorities in the federal government who work hard to keep our country safe. As a representative, I have a duty to craft policies in the best interests of the safety and prosperity of all Western Pennsylvanians, including wage security for our workers. As I continue to review the facts of the current situation and listen to concerns from my constituents, I remain ready to work with my congressional colleagues to update our border policies in a way that is fully good for our citizens, tough on criminals, and humane to families looking for a better life.”
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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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