As you know, on March 1, 2013, sequestration went into effect. Sequestration is a set of automatic across-the-board spending cuts. These cuts, totaling $85 billion for Fiscal Year 2013 (FY13), will be divided among various defense and domestic programs. It is important to remember that the Senate and the president have no plan for addressing sequestration, while the House of Representatives
On February 3, 2013, I spoke about immigration reform on “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.” There is no question that our immigration system is broken and needs to be repaired. But, the truth is, the president’s immigration plan is nothing new. Similar to the Senate plan, it does not address the underlying causes of illegal immigration in our country.
On January 3, 2013, I was sworn into the 113th Congress. The 11th Congressional District of Pennsylvania now includes parts of Carbon, Cumberland, Dauphin, Luzerne, Northumberland, and Perry counties and all of Columbia, Montour, and Wyoming counties. I am honored to serve the citizens of the 11th District of Pennsylvania, and I look forward to working with you to improve our country in the 1