Rep. Kelly Talks Tax Reform & Trade with Workers Throughout 3rd District

Apr 9, 2018
Rep. Kelly meeting with workers at AK Steel in Butler
Rep. Kelly Talks Tax Reform & Trade  with Workers Throughout 3rd District

BUTLER — U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA) – a member of the House Ways and Means Committee – spent the past week traveling throughout Pennsylvania’s Third District to visit numerous local businesses and meet with both staff and management about how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and the Trump administration’s latest trade policies are affecting their operations.

Rep. Kelly: “From Butler to Erie, from steel mills to chocolate factories, this most recent district work period allowed me to travel all over Western Pennsylvania to visit the people and places that help make our district proud and prosperous. In every measurable way, thanks to the combination of lower taxes, commonsense deregulation, and a tougher trade posture that’s putting American workers first, our nation’s economy is thriving as new jobs, wages, and confidence continue to climb. As a representative, my duty is to make sure that this economic growth is being felt by everyone in every corner of our district. This past week at home was a perfect opportunity for me to check in with some our region’s most fascinating companies and hear firsthand how Congress can help them stay strong. I was glad to take full advantage of it.”

* * * Below are some snapshots from just a few of the places visited by Rep. Kelly! * * *

Sharon Fence

- Sharon -

Rep. Kelly with David Smith, owner of Sharon Fence


Sharon Crankshaft

- Sharon -

Rep. Kelly with David Barensfeld, Chairman, President, and CEO of Ellwood Group, Inc., and Brian Taylor, President of Ellwood Crankshaft Group


Wheatland Tube Co.

- Wheatland -

Rep. Kelly with Barry Zekelman, Chairman & CEO of Zekelman Industries

Rep. Kelly discusses operations with Mr. Zekelman and Mike, a 26-year employee of Wheatland Tube and former U.S. Marine


Romolo Chocolates

- Erie -

Rep. Kelly with Romolo owners Tony, Jennifer, Anthony, and Roman Stefanelli


LORD Corporation

- Erie -

Rep. Kelly speaks with LORD employees during a town hall-style Q&A session


Reynolds Services, Inc.

- Greenville -

Rep. Kelly with John R. Frangakis, Chairman & CEO Reynolds Services, Inc.


AK Steel

- Butler -

Rep. Kelly with Aaron Steinheise, General Manager of Butler Works, and Beth DeBrosse Ludwig, Corporate Manager, Government & Public Relations for AK Steel