"This is a horrifying tragedy for the entire nation. We pray for and grieve with the families and friends of the victims, innocent children and school personnel carrying out a school day just like any other day. I would like to offer my gratitude for the law enforcement officers and emergency personnel who responded promptly and aggressively. Their actions led to the capture of the suspect and undoubtedly saved many lives.
Representative Charlie Dent (PA-15) hailed the passage of a bipartisan budget agreement by the House today. “This bipartisan agreement provides for greater stability and certainty in the government funding process for this year and next year. It gets us off of the treadmill of short-term spending bills that have consistently resulted in unpredictability for our military, for American workers and companies, and for those Americans who have suffered harm as a result of the numerous natural disasters over the course of the last year,” said the Congressman.
ALLENTOWN, PA - "As I have publicly stated on several occasions, it is a mistake to release this memo. No Members of Congress--nor their staff--should risk divulging sensitive sources or methods of Intelligence for partisan gain. This sets a dangerous precedent that may have far reaching implications."
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rep. Charlie Dent (PA-15) released the following statement regarding actions taken by the House and Senate to end the government shutdown: “Keeping the government funded and fully operational is one of the most basic functions of Congress. Regardless of which party initiates it, a shutdown represents an abdication of responsibility and a failure to govern effectively. It is no way to run a country. I am pleased that normal government operations will resume through February 8th. “Last week, I voted for the government funding bill, commonly known as a continuing resolution (CR), before the government shutdown, and today I voted for the CR that reopened the government.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In response to Pennsylvania’s Spotted Lanternfly infestation, Representative Charlie Dent (PA-15) and Representative Ryan Costello (PA-6) helped organize a bipartisan Pennsylvania delegation effort to inform the House Committee on Agriculture of the need for increased prevention funding in Fiscal Year (FY) 2018’s Farm Bill. All 17 members of the Pennsylvania delegation—including their fellow Berks County Representatives: Lloyd Smucker (PA-16) and Pat Meehan (PA-7) —also signed onto the bipartisan letter.
Vietnam Veterans Receive Commemorative Lapel Pin
During my Veterans Informational Program in Palmyra, I was honored to present the Viet Nam Veterans in attendance with a commemorative pin recognizing their service.
COL Ronald D. Miller Receives Recognition
Very pleased to present the Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin to COL Ronald D. Miller, United States Army (Ret.) at my Veterans Informational Program in Palmyra.
Representative Charlie Dent (PA-15) speaks in support of an amendment that would temporarily ban horse slaughter during the House Appropriations Agriculture and Energy and Water Full Committee FY18 markup.
At Tuesday's House Appropriations State & Foreign Operations Subcommittee Hearing, Representative Dent questions U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley on the topics of UNICEF, defense, and peacekeeping missions.
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