News from Representative Smucker

   

Thank you for subscribing to my E-Newsletter! This week I want to update you on a recent event I attended honoring our veterans, share what was discussed at a recent town hall meeting, and let you know about important legislation supported by President Trump that will help lower recidivism rates.

I enjoy hearing from you and responding to your questions via email, phone calls, and letters. If you'd like to share your concerns or opinions with me, or if you have questions about legislation or specific votes, you can send me an email here. I've responded to more than 145,000 since taking office. To stay up-to-date on my work in Pennsylvania and Washington, be sure to follow me on Facebook and Twitter. You can also check out my YouTube page here where there are 100+ videos, many of which are direct responses to your questions.

I'm also extraordinarily proud of the casework my office has been able to complete for constituents. More than 3,200 cases have been completed, and more than $650,000 has been returned to constituents. If you need help with a federal agency, my office can often help cut through some of Washington's red tape. I'd encourage you to contact my district office at (717) 393-0667 if I can help in any way.

 
Honoring Our Veterans

We owe our veterans and their families a debt of gratitude we'll never be able to full repay. Each Veterans Day, we must renew our commitment to do as Abraham Lincoln said and "care for him who shall have borne the battle." We can and should also honor their bravery and sacrifice every day. 

On this past Veterans Day, I attended and spoke at Millersville Borough's Annual Veterans Day event at Freedom Memorial Park. I spoke about how Pennsylvania has produced some of the greatest examples of courage and bravery the world has ever seen. It is home to pivotal moments in American history like Gettysburg and Valley Forge. Lancaster resident Jim Pontz shared his story from his service in Vietnam - and it's because of men and women like Jim that our nation is free and prosperous. 

If you are a veteran, or if you know one, and you need help with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (or any other federal agency) please call my office at 717-393-0667. It would be my honor to serve you or your family, and is the very least I can do to say "thank you" for all you have given to our great nation.

 
Town Hall in Quarryville

I am honored to be able to serve our community in Washington, D.C. One of the most important parts of this job is remaining engaged with constituents all across the district, and ensuring your voices are represented in Congress. 

That's why I've made it a top priority to consistently and routinely meet with constituents in open formats where they can ask me questions and I can provide answers about legislation, votes, and committee work. I recently visited Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community where I hosted a town hall meeting. We discussed how to lower health care costs, protect and preserve Medicare and Social Security, expand educational opportunities, and how to address the needs of America's workforce. 

If you'd like to invite me to visit your place of work, volunteer organization, civic organization, or would like to schedule a meeting with me in one of my offices, you can send me an email here. You can also see all the places I've visited in the district by using my "Here's Lloyd" map here.

 
FIRST STEP Act Gets a Boost from President Trump

Earlier this year, I signed onto the bipartisan FIRST STEP Act as a cosponsor to help get it passed through Congress and signed into law. This legislation would lower recidivism rates and help individuals convicted of nonviolent crimes reenter society. Specifically, this bill would introduce evidence-based programming in prisons to better equip federal inmates to successfully rejoin society after their sentences are served. 

In May, the House passed this important bill. This legislation also allows non-profit and faith-based organizations to provide programming to inmates. The first step towards successful reentry to society starts before inmates leave the prison, and I'm glad to work across the aisle to achieve that success.

This week, President Trump announced his full support for the FIRST STEP Act. He's a critical voice on criminal justice reform, and I'm glad we have his support to get this bill through the Senate and signed into law. You can read more about this legislation and my work on it here.


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Sincerely,

Lloyd Smucker

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