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A Berlin-area farmer testified before the House Small Business Subcommittee on Rural Development, Agriculture, Trade, and Entrepreneurship about issues facing the dairy industry.
Glenn Stoltzfus was invited by U.S. Rep. John Joyce to testify during Tuesday’s hearing. He is the first constituent witness Joyce invited to Washington.
Joyce, Thompson seek federal money for research into cure
Two area congressmen are pushing for federal funding to find a cure for chronic wasting disease.
Located across the Tidal Basin, away from bustling crowds at some other historic monuments on the National Mall, the Jefferson Memorial can lend itself to moments of peaceful reflection about citizenship, history and the country’s future.
Even as U.S. Rep. John Joyce, R-Blair County, spoke about a wide range of issues that impact the economy, including regulations, the opioid crisis, rural broadband, health insurance and the proposed completion of U.S. Route 219, he singled out one agenda item as his most important when addressing members of the Somerset County Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday.
Freshman U.S. Rep. John Joyce started his tenure in Washington amid the second-longest partial government shutdown.
“Yet I am up for the challenge,” Joyce said in a telephone interview from the nation’s capital Tuesday. “This is a special set of circumstances, and yet I still feel I need to address these issues the people from Somerset sent me to Washington to do.”
The weekend marked two dubious landmarks in the ongoing partial shutdown of the federal government: The shutdown became the longest in U.S. history, and thousands of federal workers across Pennsylvania received their first $0 paychecks.
The region's freshman congressman used his first official stop in the area since his inauguration into the U.S. House of Representatives to explore how young adults are preparing to become the health care providers of tomorrow.
It's a Friday afternoon at Penn State Mont Alto and a woman is in labor. The nursing lab has a human birthing center with a life-like simulator. The students with the help of staff are able to deliver the baby. Congressman Dr. John Joyce was amazed at what he saw.