Rep. Kelly Submits Letter to President Obama Urging Support for Westinghouse Bid in Czech Republic

Apr 24, 2013 Issues: Economy and Jobs

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA) issued the following statement today regarding a bipartisan letter he authored and submitted to President Obama urging him to convey his support to Czech President Milos Zeman for the Westinghouse Electric Company’s bid to build two nuclear power plants at the Temelin Nuclear Power Station in the Czech Republic. The letter was sent to the White House earlier today and was co-signed by Pennsylvania’s full delegation in the U.S. House and Senate.

“Westinghouse is working hard to sustain thousands of jobs in Pennsylvania and deserves the full support of our country’s leadership in making it happen.  I appreciated former Secretary Clinton’s advocacy for Westinghouse during her trip to Prague last year, and am glad that every member of the Pennsylvania congressional delegation has joined me in asking President Obama to express an equal level of support as soon as possible. With President Putin actively supporting the state-owned Rosatom’s bid for the same opportunity, Westinghouse is literally competing with the entire Russian government to turn this lucrative possibility into a reality. As our letter makes evident, this effort has nothing to do with party politics. This is about going to bat for a great American company for the sake of creating jobs and growing our economy in Pennsylvania.”