“This is too important of a public safety issue to be left to the changing positions of unelected federal bureaucrats at the IRS,” Rep. Barletta said. “Their arbitrary regulatory guidance could easily be changed back. Our people at home deserve better. We owe our emergency service volunteers – who risk their lives every day – rock-solid certainty.”
The Keystone XL pipeline is shovel-ready and means jobs, specifically in the Pennsylvania manufacturing industry. It’s an important step toward energy independence and lower prices for consumers. The environmental impact of the project has been studied to death. There is really no reason – other than politics – to oppose the construction. At long last, common sense should prevail. My hope is that when the president sees the support the pipeline enjoys across the country, he will drop his threat of a veto.
My Washington, DC office and district offices in Hazleton, Carlisle, Harrisburg, and Sunbury offer internships throughout the year. Congressional interns have the unique opportunity to learn about the legislative process and the many other functions of our nation's federal government.
Requiring the funding of executive amnesty places illegal immigrants ahead of the national security concerns of the United States. I cannot understand the argument that providing work permits and federal benefits to those who have broken our laws is more important than funding the defense of our country. We have immigration laws for two basic reasons: to protect American jobs, and to preserve national security. The president’s executive actions violate both of those principles.
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