The startling statistics speak for themselves. Every 25 minutes in the U.S., a baby is born having already been exposed to drugs and suffering from withdrawal. Every day, 115 Americans die due to the misuse of opioids. Last year, over 5,000 Pennsylvanians died from drug-related overdoses, a 15 percent increase from 2016.
2017 brought big changes to Washington. As your representative, I want to take this opportunity to highlight some of the important events that have transpired over the past year.
Tragedy struck this week when a gunman opened fire at the Republican baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, wounding five people, including my colleague, Congressman Steve Scalise, two members of the Capitol Police, and both a current and former congressional aide. This is the first year since I came to Congress in 2011 that I did not play in the Congressional Baseba
The 114th Congress Comes to an End
No one can say that 2016 was without excitement and news-worthy events. As a nation, we have just experienced the most-watched presidential election in modern history, and, as Americans, it is time for us to unite and work together for what is best for our nation.
Standing up for Our Law Enforcement Officers
Honoring Those Who Made The Ultimate Sacrifice