Mike Kelly

Mike Kelly

PENNSYLVANIA's 16th DISTRICT

Kelly: SCOTUS Ruling in Fulton v. Philadelphia a Win for First Amendment and Children Seeking Loving Homes

2021/06/17

Washington - Today, the Supreme Court of the United States unanimously ruled that the city of Philadelphia violated the First Amendment's Free Exercise Clause when it refused to contract with Catholic Social Services (CSS) for adoption and foster care services because the faith-based organization refused to place children with same-sex couples.

U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (R-Pa.), author of the Child Welfare and Inclusion Act, issued this statement on the ruling:

"This ruling means that more children in Philadelphia and across this nation will find loving homes with the help of faith-based adoption and foster care providers who will no longer be required to choose between violating their religious beliefs and closing their doors. Thank you to the Supreme Court for affirming that no child welfare services provider should ever have to forfeit their First Amendment rights to create a better life for a child.”

Background

The city of Philadelphia announced in March 2018 that it would no longer contract with faith-based organizations that only place children in homes with parents of the opposite sex. That led CSS, which had been helping the city provide child welfare services for decades, to file a lawsuit. In 2019, Representative Kelly and Senator Tim Scott led several members of the House of Representatives and the Senate to file an Amicus Brief in support of CSS as it fought against this discriminatory policy.

Long before this case, Kelly recognized this threat to religious freedom and children seeking loving homes so he authored the Child Welfare Inclusion Act to prohibit states from excluding organizations from providing these services because of their religious beliefs.

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Rep. Kelly Thanks Departing Chief of Staff, Announces Successor

2021/06/17

New Castle’s Matthew Stroia leaving Capitol Hill after 17 years of federal service, Erie native Timothy Butler taking helm as new chief

Washington -  U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA) today announced that Lawrence County native Matthew Stroia, who has served as Kelly's chief of staff for nearly a decade, will depart Capitol Hill to begin a new role in the private sector. Timothy Butler, Kelly's Erie-based district director, will be promoted to chief of staff.

“Matthew’s exceptional service to our team, our district, and our great country cannot be overstated," said Kelly. “For the past decade, he has led our staff with wisdom and integrity, and I am excited to see where his new role takes him. While Matthew will be missed, I am proud to announce Tim Butler as our new chief of staff. Tim is a faithful, principled, and patriotic Erie native who is the perfect person for the job. I congratulate him on his well-earned promotion. Our team and district are in great hands.”

Both Stroia and Butler have served with Rep. Kelly since his first term began in 2011. Butler has held many roles since then, including scheduler, administrative director, district director, and now chief of staff. Stroia was Kelly's legislative director before his promotion to chief of staff one year later.  Stroia spent 17 years in public service including the Department of the Navy's Office of General Counsel and the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Ways and Means Committee passes bipartisan legislation to help Americans achieve financial security in retirement

2021/05/05

Washington, D.C. - Today the House Committee on Ways and Means passed the H.R. 2954, the Secure a Strong Retirement Act of 2021. This bipartisan legislation will help more Americans prepare for a secure retirement. The bill, which now goes to the whole House for consideration, would build on the successes of the SECURE Act, which was enacted at the end of 2019.

"I am proud that this committee has once again come together to advance bipartisan legislation that helps Americans be more financially secure in their golden years," said Kelly. "Simplifying the administration of retirement plans and providing workers with more investment choices lets Americans take charge of their future, build wealth, and achieve financial security in retirement."

The Secure a Strong Retirement Act includes several proposals authored or co-authored by Representative Kelly, including provisions to:

  • Expand auto-enrollment in retirement plans;
  • Offer tax credits to startups for matching contributions for employees;
  • Allow 403(b) non-profit organizations to participate in pooled retirement plans;
  • Incentivize small business startups to join pooled plans;
  • Offer tax credits for small businesses that make military spouses eligible for plan benefits;
  • Reduce penalties for retirees who fail to take required minimum distributions from 50% to 25%;
  • Improve the IRS' employee plans compliance resolution system to allow errors to be more easily resolved;
  • Allow more flexibility for retirees to make contributions to charities from their retirement accounts;
  • Ensure that retirement plan withdrawals are not penalized if used for qualified birth or adoption expenses if repaid within three years; and
  • Limit IRA disqualification penalties to only funds involved in a prohibited transaction rather than the entire account.

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Rep. Kelly Announces 2021 Congressional Art Competition Winners

2021/05/04

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Kelly today announced the winners of the 2021 PA-16 Congressional Art Competition. The Congressional Art Competition takes place annually and winners from each participating district have their art displayed in the United States Capitol. Kelly displays the second place, third place, and honorable mention pieces in his Washington, D.C. office. 

"Thank you to all students who participated in the Congressional Art Competition and showcased their incredible skills" said Kelly. "Every single submission was beautiful and the judges had their work cut out for them. I would also like to thank all the art teachers who continuously go above and beyond to support their students and encourage them to explore their unique talents. Congratulations to our top award winners for 2021. As I view the winning artwork in my offices and on my way to vote, I’m always reminded of the exceptional people I am so proud to serve.”

The Winners

First Place: Hayley Gallagher from Hickory High School with her artwork entitled 'Patton'

Second Place: Nora Logue from Hickory High School with her artwork entitled 'Nature’s Mirror'

Third Place: Cynthia Torrence from Hickory High School with her artwork entitled ‘A Different World’

Honorable Mention: Bailey Grossman from Mercer Area High School and her artwork entitled ‘Future.'

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Kelly: Biden's First 100 Days Revealed a Radical, Not a Unifier

2021/04/29

Washington, D.C. - Following President Joe Biden's address to a joint session of Congress tonight, U.S. Representative Mike Kelly released this statement:

"Joe Biden ran on unifying the American people, but his actions have spoken far louder than his words. The first 100 days of his presidency can only be characterized by a failure to secure our southern border, attacks on America's energy industry, disrespect for law enforcement, calls for massive new taxes, and record spending on the left's socialist priorities."

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Kelly Statement on the Conviction of Derek Chauvin

2021/04/20

Washington, D.C. - Following the announcement that former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murdering George Floyd, U.S. Representative Mike Kelly released this statement:

“Our pledge of allegiance declares we are one nation under God that guarantees liberty and justice for all, and today justice was served. The defendant received due process and a jury of his peers determined he was guilty of murdering George Floyd. I respect that decision and admire our judicial system for carrying out a fair trial under the rule of law. Now I pray the Floyd family can find peace, and that our nation can move forward to heal.”

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Biden Border Crisis Comes to Erie as HHS Says Hundreds of Migrant Children Arriving this Week

2021/04/12

Erie, Pa. - U.S. Representative Mike Kelly just received word that 150 migrant children will arrive in Erie tomorrow to be housed at the old sports park, which has been designated an emergency intake site by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. More may arrive in the coming days. Kelly, who was not involved in the decision, issued this statement on the news:

"The fact that President Biden is now sending migrant children almost 2,000 miles away from the border to Erie, Pennsylvania for shelter shows how serious this crisis of his own making has become. The Trump administration had this situation under control, but Biden rolled out the welcome mat for migrants and illegal immigrants by ending the 'remain in Mexico' policy and not finishing the border wall. I want to know the Biden administration’s long-term plan for these migrants, because communities across the country, including Erie, already have a lot of American children waiting to be adopted or find a foster home."

Representative Kelly did not facilitate the transfer of migrant children to Erie. This was a deal between a local member of the Erie community, the Departments of Health and Human Services and Homeland Security, and the Biden administration.

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Representative Kelly Announces 2021 Congressional Art Competition, Calls for Electronic Submissions

2021/04/06

Butler, Pa. - Each year the United States Congress conducts the Congressional Art Competition, a nationwide program that gives high school students the opportunity to showcase their talent in the arts. Members of Congress who participate in the program invite students to submit artwork and winning pieces are displayed in the United States Capitol. U.S. Representative Mike Kelly today announced that the submission window for PA-16 is open and encouraged students to participate:

"Each year I am amazed by the talented young artists from Pennsylvania's 16th District and 2021 will be no different. This program offers Western Pennsylvania students the opportunity to showcase their skills and receive national recognition for their hard work. I encourage anyone with a passion for art to participate."

This year the program will be conducted electronically. The deadline to submit artwork is Wednesday, April 28 and winners will be announced in early May. Students and parents seeking information on the program can visit Kelly.house.gov/congressional-art-competition or contact the congressman's Congressional Art Competition coordinator Mariah Rohan, Mariah.Rohan@mail.house.gov.

Media seeking more information may direct their questions to the congressman's communications director Andrew Eisenberger, Andrew.Eisenberger@mail.house.gov.

Letter to Teachers in Pennsylvania's 16th Congressional District

Rules for Students and Teachers

Art Submission Check List

Student Information and Release Form

A Guide to Copyright and Plagiarism

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Kelly Blasts Biden Tax Hike Scheme as President Comes to Pittsburgh

2021/03/31

WASHINGTON -- In Pittsburgh today, President Joe Biden will unveil a portion of his multi-trillion dollar infrastructure package that would impose one of the largest tax increases in American history. This part of the plan calls for $2 trillion in new spending and tax hikes on American workers and employers.

U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (R-Pa.), a senior member of the Ways and Means Committee and one of the architects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, issued this statement on the president's proposal:

"President Biden has called for massive new spending and one of the largest tax increases in American history just as we are climbing out of the lockdown recession. Biden’s proposal will take more money from workers, families, and small businesses, leading to lower wages and more jobs being sent overseas. America needs creative, bipartisan solutions to modernize America's aging infrastructure that spur investment, not higher taxes on hard-working Americans."

Background

Democrats’ tax hikes will hurt American workers.

  • Ordinary Americans will shoulder a significant portion of Biden’s corporate tax hike. There’s no hiding the fact that this tax hike will take a bite out of Americans’ paycheck.
  • Nonpartisan congressional budget scorekeepers estimate that workers will bear about 25 percent of the Biden tax increase, while other economic experts put that share much higher, at 50 percent, or even 70 percent
  • Even workers in the bottom 20 percent of earners would on average see a cut in paychecks in the long run.

Democrats’ tax hikes mean lower wages and less growth.

  • According to the Tax Foundation, Biden’s corporate rate increase alone will eliminate 159,000 jobs and reduce wages by 0.7 percent.
  • Biden’s tax hike to 28 percent, in addition to state taxes, would drag the United States back to having the highest combined corporate tax rate in the developed world, 9 percentage points higher than the average of developed nations.
  • This could reduce our economic growth by 0.8% and the capital stock by 2.1 percent.

Democrats’ tax hikes target small businesses.

  • Nearly 1 million small businesses in our country are organized as “C corporations.” Biden’s proposal would increase their tax rate by 33 percent, at a time when many small businesses are struggling to recover from the pandemic.
  • Many other American small businesses pay taxes as individuals, so Democrats’ forthcoming individual tax increases will ensure that no small business is exempt from Biden’s tax hikes.

Democrats’ tax hikes will send jobs and businesses overseas.

  • Under our prior broken tax code, hundreds of billions of dollars and hundreds of companies each year fled to foreign countries.
  • Republicans’ 2017 tax reform reversed that trend, bringing back companies and foreign earnings to be invested in the U.S.
  • President Biden’s corporate tax proposal would turn back the clock and forfeit those gains.

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ICYMI: Probe into Missing Nursing Home COVID Death Data Focuses on NY, PA, Other States

2021/03/30

WASHINGTON—New York and Pennsylvania are under increased congressional scrutiny for their handling of nursing home death data following a Health and Human Services (HHS) briefing to congressional staff on the collection of nursing home data and COVID-19, and whether certain states may have misled the public and the federal government. In new letters to both HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra and to Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, Ways and Means Republicans have stepped up efforts to retrieve data to resolve unanswered questions about what happened in states that required nursing homes to admit or re-admit COVID-19 infected residents—regardless of whether the nursing homes were capable of complying with CDC guidelines.

The letters call on HHS to provide the federal government’s summary reports given to states with mandatory admit or re-admit policies, beginning in May 2020. The letter to AG Shapiro asks for an explanation for why some state data appears to be missing in Pennsylvania, and to provide an update on what his office is doing to get answers to these questions.

The lawmakers write HHS explicitly seeking all summary reports provided to New York, Pennsylvania, Michigan, New Jersey, and California:

“During the March 11 briefing, we learned that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) used the National Health Safety Network (NHSN) to gather COVID-19 related nursing home data directly from nursing homes across the country. As part of that data collection effort, which began in May 2020, the CDC provided monthly reports to state governments summarizing the data reported directly by nursing homes.” They add: “We have intentionally kept our request narrowly focused so as not to create any unnecessary burden on the agency.”

The letter was signed by Ways and Means Republican Leader Kevin Brady (R-TX), Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health Republican Leader Devin Nunes (R-CA), Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight Republican Leader Mike Kelly (R-PA), Ways and Means member Tom Reed (R-NY), and Ways and Means member Rep. Lloyd Smucker (R-PA).

To Pennsylvania’s Attorney General, the lawmakers noted that the former Pennsylvania Secretary of Health, Dr. Rachel Levine (newly confirmed as Assistant Secretary for Health), never responded to congressional inquiries about why Pennsylvania nursing home death data remains missing. They write: 

“Given that context and the missing Pennsylvania data, we are concerned that there may be a concerted effort in the state to conceal the true scope of COVID-19 related nursing home deaths. Perhaps something else explains the missing data, but we have yet to receive satisfactory answers for why the data remains missing.”

These inquiries have been made not only by members of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight, but also by members of the Pennsylvania delegation in the House. The letter was signed by Ways and Means Republican Leader Kevin Brady (R-TX), Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health Republican Leader Devin Nunes (R-CA), Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight Republican Leader Mike Kelly (R-PA), and Ways and Means member Rep. Lloyd Smucker (R-PA).

The letter to HHS Secretary Becerra is available in PDF form here. The letter to Pennsylvania Attorney General Shapiro is in PDF form here. The text of the letters appear below.

Letter to HHS Secretary Becerra

March 24, 2021

Secretary Xavier Becerra U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Dear Secretary Becerra:

We write to follow up on the briefing you provided to Ways and Means Committee staff on March 11, 2021. The briefing was very helpful and informative, and we are grateful that the Department made staff available. As you likely know, we continue to be concerned about policy decisions in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic regarding nursing homes and about whether certain states, including New York and Pennsylvania among others, may have intentionally misled the public and perhaps the federal government regarding COVID-19-related deaths in those facilities.

During the March 11 briefing, we learned that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) used the National Health Safety Network (NHSN) to gather COVID-19 related nursing home data directly from nursing homes across the country. As part of that data collection effort, which began in May 2020, the CDC provided monthly reports to state governments summarizing the data reported directly by nursing homes. Our inquiry into this matter is largely a state-focused issue, but we have one modest request that would assist us in better understanding these issues.

We ask that your Department provide us with all NHSN summary reports that were provided to the following states:

  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • Michigan
  • New Jersey
  • California

We have intentionally kept our request narrowly focused so as not to create any unnecessary burden on the agency. During the last Congress and during the Trump Administration, the Department of Health and Human Services consistently produced documents responsive to the requests of the Ways and Means Committee. We hope that this practice will continue at the Department under your leadership.

If possible, we would appreciate receiving these documents by April 6, 2021. 

Sincerely,

Kevin Brady Republican Leader Committee on Ways and Means 

Devin Nunes Republican Leader Subcommittee on Health Committee on Ways and Means

Mike Kelly Republican Leader Subcommittee on Oversight Committee on Ways and Means

Tom Reed Committee on Ways and Means

Lloyd Smucker Committee on Ways and Means 

Letter to Pennsylvania Attorney General Shapiro

March 24, 2021

The Honorable Josh Shapiro Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General

Dear Attorney General Shapiro:

We write regarding your state’s COVID-19 related nursing home death data. Significant questions remain unanswered as to why data from dozens of nursing homes in Pennsylvania continues to be missing from the state’s publicly reported database. You are likely aware of recent public reports about the state of New York’s effort to intentionally hide accurate data from the public and potentially from the federal government. Given that context and the missing Pennsylvania data, we are concerned that there may be a concerted effort in the state to conceal the true scope of COVID-19 related nursing home deaths. Perhaps something else explains the missing data, but we have yet to receive satisfactory answers for why the data remains missing.

We sent a letter to President Biden’s nominee for Assistant Secretary of Health and former Pennsylvania Secretary of Health, Dr. Rachel Levine, asking for answers as to why nursing home death data remains missing. Dr. Levine has not responded to our letter, which we have enclosed for your reference. We ask that your office pursue answers to those same questions.

Additionally, the Republican members of the Pennsylvania delegation in the U.S. House of Representatives sent you a letter dated February 16, 2021. That letter asked whether your office plans to develop and publish a similar report to the report issued by New York Attorney General in January 2021. Our understanding is that your office has not yet replied to that letter.

Given this context and the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee’s jurisdiction over Medicare reimbursement to skilled nursing facilities and Congress’s continued role in providing COVID-19 financial aid to states, it is imperative that we get answers to these questions. Therefore, we ask your office to provide the following:

Answers to the questions regarding Pennsylvania’s missing nursing home data contained in our enclosed letter to Dr. Levine dated March 15, 2021.

Answers to the questions asked in the Pennsylvania Republican delegation’s letter dated February 16, 2021, regarding whether you will publish a report on COVID-19 related nursing home death data in Pennsylvania.

An update on any and all efforts your office is undertaking to investigate the missing nursing home death data and Pennsylvania’s policy of requiring nursing homes to admit or readmit COVID-19 infected patients.

If you have any questions, please contact Ways and Means Committee Republican Oversight staff.

Sincerely,

Kevin Brady Republican Leader Committee on Ways and Means 

Devin Nunes Republican Leader Subcommittee on Health Committee on Ways and Means 

Mike Kelly Republican Leader Subcommittee on Oversight Committee on Ways and Means 

Lloyd Smucker Committee on Ways and Means

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Mike Kelly was born in Pittsburgh and raised in Butler, Pennsylvania, where he has lived for more than 50 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 and expanded its operations to include Hyundai and KIA franchises.

As The Washington Post put it:

Kelly first got the itch to run for Congress in 2009, after the federal government took over General Motors. Kelly Motors has been in his family since his father started the business in 1953. In spring 2009, Kelly said, GM managers reviewed his Chevrolet-and-Cadillac dealership and concluded it was “perfect.”

“Then they went to Washington and they got fired,” Kelly said.

Under the government restructuring, he could sell Chevrolets but not Cadillacs.

“Wait, wait, wait!” Kelly said he told a GM representative. “This is America. You can’t come in and take my business away from me. . . . Every penny we have is wrapped up in here. I’ve got 110 people that rely on me every two weeks to be paid. . . . And you call me up and in five minutes try to wipe out 56 years of a business?”

“‘This is a new General Motors,'” Kelly recalled the man telling him. “‘That’s just the way it is.'”

Kelly went to arbitration and eventually won.

Fueled by his victory, Mike successfully ran for Congress the following year to take the fight to Washington and the rest, as the saying goes, is history.

Back in Butler, Mike’s auto dealerships currently employ more than 100 people from the region, and are leaders 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 sat on the boards of the Chevrolet Dealers Advertising Association of Pittsburgh and the Cadillac Consultants of Western Pennsylvania. Additionally, Mike is a former Secretary and Treasurer of the Hyundai “Hope on Wheels” initiative, which has donated more than $145 million to childhood cancer research institutions nationwide. He continues to work with the organization as a lawmaker.

Prior to entering Congress, Mike served on the Butler City Council and 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 awarded him its Mary DeMucci Award. 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, each of 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 has helped collect hundreds of winter coats for students in need in the Butler community.

Mike and Victoria have four children and are the proud grandparents of ten wonderful grandchildren. Mike’s family and friends were with him on January 5, 2011, when he was sworn into office as the U.S. Representative of the Third Congressional District of Pennsylvania. Since January 3, 2019, Rep. Kelly has proudly represented Pennsylvania’s 16th Congressional District.

Mike is constantly honored and humbled to represent the values, interests, and concerns of the 16th District, especially as they relate to his work on the House Ways and Means Committee and his role as Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Oversight. He is proud to be considered a leader among his colleagues as he serves as the Republican chairman of the Congressional Korea Caucus, the House Automotive Caucus, the Childhood Cancer Caucus, the House Retirement Security Caucus, the Health Care Innovation Caucus, and the House Small Brewers Caucus. He is also an appointed member on the President’s Export Council.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review refers to Mike as a “no-nonsense, straight-talking Republican” and “a true man of the people.” According to CQ Roll Call, “Any encounter with Kelly has the potential to erupt into a pep rally” thanks to his “gift for enthusiastic – and rapid-fire – communication.” The popular website Breitbart.com calls Mike “a fierce defender of conservatism on Capitol Hill.” Fox News Channel’s Neil Cavuto calls him “a key player” and “a mover and shaker” in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Mike’s rousing speeches on the floor of the House and at Ways and Means committee hearings have together earned more than 3 million views on YouTube. When he delivered the weekly Republican address to the nation right before Christmas 2014 (in which he offered President Obama a lump of coal for Christmas), it quickly became the most watched GOP weekly address of all time.

During his time in the House, Mike has appeared on numerous national television programs, including ABC’s This Week, CBS’s Face the Nation, CNN’s The Situation Room, and Fox News’ HannityThe Kelly FileTucker Carlson TonightFox & Friends, and many others. Opinion features written by Mike have been published by The Wall Street JournalTIMEUSA TODAY,The Washington Times, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the Pittsburgh Post-GazetteErie Times-NewsRealClearPolitics, National Review Online, The Huffington Post, CNN.com, FoxNews.com, and many other newspapers and websites.


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Dan Meuser

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Scott Perry

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Fred Keller

PENNSYLVANIA's 12th DISTRICT

John Joyce

PENNSYLVANIA's 13th DISTRICT

Guy Reschenthaler

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