WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Charlie Dent (PA-15) released the following regarding his impending departure from Congress: "After discussions with my family and careful reflection, I have decided to leave Congress in the coming weeks. Serving the people of the 15th Congressional district has been a tremendous responsibility and the privilege of a lifetime, and I am honored by the trust that so many of my constituents placed in me to represent them in Washington. Actively engaging in the legislative and political process presents challenges, and in so doing, I believe I have had a positive impact on people's lives and made a difference in Congress.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressmen Charlie Dent (PA-15) and Peter Welch (VT-AL) introduced the Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act, bipartisan legislation that protects the integrity of independent investigations by ensuring judicial review if a special counsel is removed. “Independent investigations must be given the resources needed to carry out their investigations and the assurance that they have the authority and public confidence to see them through to conclusion,” Dent said. “Jeopardizing the trust in these counsels paralyzes our political processes and will surely lead to devastating consequences for our established system of checks and balances.”
LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa. -- Representative Charlie Dent (PA-15) will assess Puerto Rico's recovery from the damage inflicted by Hurricane Maria over the next two days. Dent serves as the Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee for Military Construction and Veterans Affairs. "I appreciate this opportunity to see firsthand how the recovery efforts are progressing on the island," said Dent. "We owe it to our fellow citizens, many of whom have families in the 15th District, to make certain that their needs for food, shelter, clean water, and power are being met," Dent concluded.
(Lehigh Valley, PA) Representative Charlie Dent (PA-15), Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee for Military Construction and Veterans Affairs (MILCON/VA), released the following statement regarding the Omnibus Spending bill after President Trump announced he would sign it into law:
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Association of Former Members of Congress (FMC) presented Representative Charlie Dent (PA-15) with their Problem Solvers Award Wednesday evening recognizing his efforts on behalf of bipartisanship and his leadership. It's the first time the group has bestowed the honor. "I'm greatly honored by the FMC's generous recognition. I believe that working in a bipartisan manner can provide the commonsense solutions necessary to deliver results for the American People and to prevent the continued fracturing of the national body politic," said Dent. "I'm humbled that the organization decided to name me as the first recipient of The Problem Solvers Award," he added.
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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