News from Representative Smucker

   

Thank you for subscribing to my E-Newsletter! This week I want to update you on the beginning of the 116th Congress, share some news about the opening of my York County offices, update you on border security funding and let you know about the latest happenings in Congress, including my new bill to honor the heritage of the Susquehanna Valley.

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

Since taking office two years ago, I've responded to more than 145,000 contacts from you. To stay up-to-date on my work in the district 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 very proud of the casework my office has been able to provide for constituents. More than 3,200 cases have been completed, and more than $1,038,000 has been returned to individuals. If you need help with a federal agency, my office can help cut through Washington's red tape and bureaucracy. I encourage you to contact my district office at (717) 393-0667 if you need assistance. 

 


 

Swearing-In for the 116th Congress

On Thursday, I was sworn in for my second term in Congress to represent Pennsylvania's new 11th District. The 11th District now covers Lancaster and parts of York County. Click here to see our new district map. 

I'm really looking forward to what the next two years will bring. I'm excited to meet constituents in the new parts of the district and continue connecting with constituents I've represented over the last two years. Should you find yourself in Washington, please visit my new DC office at 127 Cannon. 

It's really an honor to represent you in Washington and I'm grateful for the opportunity every day.


 

York County Office Openings

I'm also excited to announce I'll be opening two new offices to serve constituents living in or around York County. 

My offices will be located in:

Red Lion

100 Redco Ave.

Red Lion, PA 17356

 

Hanover

118 Carlisle St. 

Hanover, PA 17331

 

Further information, such as an opening date and office hours, will be available in the coming weeks. In the meantime, please reach out to my Lancaster office at 717-393-0667.

I'll be visiting York County repeatedly throughout the year and if you'd like me to come by your school, business or civic or community group, please send me a request here

 


Funding Border Security

As I've said before, securing our border is something I take very seriously in Congress, so it was disappointing when Democrats passed a sham bill on Thursday which didn't provide a single dime for our border wall. 

From 2017-2018, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers arrested approximately 235,000 people entering our country illegally on various criminal charges or convictions inside the U.S. Around 100,000 of those were for assault, 30,000 for sex crimes and 40,000 for homicides. 

Every month, we average 60,000 more illegal entries across our Southern Border. Nearly all heroin in our country is coming across the Southern Border.

Make no mistake: We need to keep our country safe. We need to secure our border. 

 


Honoring the Heritage of the Susquehanna Valley

On Friday, I introduced legislation to highlight and honor the natural beauty of our region and its place in American history. The House approved the same measure with bipartisan support last year by a vote of 379-9.

The Susquehanna National Heritage Area Act would designate parts of the 11th District (Lancaster and York Counties) as National Heritage Areas (NHAs). 

NHAs have a significant impact on the economy. A 2012 study by the Alliance of National Heritage Areas and National Park Service showed NHAs contribute nearly $13 billion annually to the national economy and support 148,000 jobs. The economic benefit of NHAs in the Northeast Region was $5.4 billion annually and nearly 67,000 jobs.

Our communities are filled with natural beauty and countless resources we need to maintain. It’s important we keep these places clean and safe for visitors and residents, which is why I’m proud to sponsor this bill in the House once more.

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Sincerely,

Lloyd Smucker

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