Defense

The most important responsibility of the federal government is to ensure the safety and security of all Americans. To do that, we must provide our military with the resources they need to defend our values at home and abroad. Prior to coming to Congress, I served in the United States Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps and deployed to Iraq, where I prosecuted terrorists in Iraqi Court. I know firsthand the importance of taking the fight to ISIS, al-Qaeda, and other terrorist organizations and investing in our military to maintain our competitive edge against nations who wish to do us harm.

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July 29, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Foreign Affairs Committee approved two pieces of legislation introduced by Congressman Guy Reschenthaler (PA-14), H. Res. 1062 and H.R. 7805, with unanimous support.  H. Res. 1062 is a bipartisan resolution expressing support for the U.S.-Iraq strategic relationship while H.R. 7805, the Stop Predatory Organ Trafficking Act, seeks to end global organ trafficking. Both bills now await action on the House floor.

  

July 24, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. Today, Reps. Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA) and Eric Swalwell (D-CA) launched the Congressional Critical Materials Caucus to help the United States develop the technical expertise and production capabilities to assure a long-term, secure and sustainable supply of energy critical elements (ECEs).

  

July 21, 2020 Photo Gallery

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Guy Reschenthaler (PA-14) voted for H.R. 6395, the William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021. This bipartisan bill authorizes $740.5 billion in funding for our nation’s military and provides a three percent pay raise for our troops. H.R. 6395 passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a bipartisan vote of 295 to 125 and now heads to the Senate for consideration.

 

July 20, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Guy Reschenthaler (PA-14) voted for H.R. 6395, the William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021. This bipartisan bill authorizes $740.5 billion in funding for our nation’s military and provides a three percent pay raise for our troops. H.R. 6395 passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a bipartisan vote of 295 to 125 and now heads to the Senate for consideration.

 

June 25, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Guy Reschenthaler (PA-14) is joining with Congressmen G.T. Thompson (PA-15), Tim Ryan (OH-13), David Trone (MD-06), and Anthony Brown (MD-04) to introduce the Improving College Affordability for Our Guard and Reserve Act. This legislation will provide more educational opportunities for our nation’s National Guardsmen and reserve personnel by allowing them to claim independent student status when applying for federal student aid.

 

May 7, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy announced the formation of the China Task Force and selected Congressman Guy Reschenthaler (PA-14) to serve on the committee. The 15 member group, representing 14 different committees of jurisdiction, will be chaired by Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member Michael McCaul (TX) and will work to enhance information sharing and legislative strategy development to address challenges posed by the Communist Party of China (CCP).

February 5, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. Today, Congressman Guy Reschenthaler (PA-14) released the following statement following President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address:

 

January 16, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Representative Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA) joined Representatives David McKinley P.E. (R-WV), Carol Miller (R-WV), Alex Mooney (R-WV), and Jimmy Panetta (D-CA) in introducing bipartisan legislation that would require the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide detailed reports on patient safety and quality of care at VA Medical Centers.

January 10, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Guy Reschenthaler (PA-14) released the following statement on his opposition to H.Con.Res. 83, House Democrats’ Iran War Powers resolution, which is nothing more than another political attack on President Donald Trump.

 

December 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. Today, Congressman Guy Reschenthaler (PA-14) voted for two measures - H.R. 1158 and H.R. 1865 – to fund the federal government for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2020. Federal government funding is currently set to expire at midnight on Friday. Both measures passed the House by strong, bipartisan votes and now head to the Senate for consideration.