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The Sexual Harassment Storm and its Effect on Washington

~ American Liberty Report What began with a sexual harassment fishing expedition by the media and Democrats to prevent Donald Trump ...

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Ret. FBI Supervisor Says Dep. Director Gave Him Orders Protecting Hillary

BY KIM SMITH /Conservative Tribune Testimony from Florida Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis revealed that the level of political bias that exists in the ...

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Mueller Team Spotlight: He Hired the Lawyer Who Repped Clinton Staffer Who Smashed Her Devices

VIRGINIA KRUTA | IJR Alex Wong/Getty Images Ever since former FBI Director Robert Mueller was chosen to spearhead the investigation into possible ties between ...

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Erik Prince Accuses Obama Officials of Illegal Spying

Blackwater founder says his rights were violated by U.S. spying on Seychelles meeting Erik Prince / Getty Images BY: Bill Gertz / the Washington Free ...

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'Over 10,000 texts' between ex-Mueller team officials found, after discovery of anti-Trump messages

By Jake Gibson | Fox News Justice Department officials are reading through “over 10,000 texts” between FBI officials Peter Strzok and ...

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Mueller’s investigation is so far off the rails even the WSJ editorial board is calling for him to resign

Frieda Powers | bizpacreview Even The Wall Street Journal is calling for Special Counsel Robert Mueller to resign, joining critics who question the credibility ...

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Manufacturing Employment Up 189,000 Since Trump’s Election; Federal Government Employment Down 3,000

By Terence P. Jeffrey | cnsnews (Screen Capture) ( - Employment in manufacturing in the United States has increased by 189,000 in the year ...

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Illegal Alien Assaults on CBP Increase 45% in FY17

 By Craig Bannister | cnsnews Illegal aliens from Mexico story U.S. border. (Screenshot) Assaults on U.S. Custom and Border Protection (CBP) law enforcement personnel ...

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Refugee Admissions to U.S. Down 83% So Far in FY18

By Patrick Goodenough | cnsnews   The U.N.-run Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan. (Photo: UNHCR/Jordi Matas) ( – Refugee admissions to the United States were ...

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ICE Chief Compares Trump’s Performance To 6 Previous Presidents… Mexico’s Not Going To Like It

By Jonathan Pincus /Western Journal Acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Tom Homan, took to Fox & Friends on Monday to ...

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Mike’s Memo Week of September 18, 2017


Senator Mike Folmer

Welcome to “Mike’s Memo,” an update on what’s happening in the 48th Legislative District, the State Capitol, and the progress of my legislative priorities. If you haven’t done so already, please take a few moments to visit my website to learn more about issues that may affect you and your family.

Week of September 18, 2017

PA Senate Returns to Session
The PA Senate returns to Session on September 18, 19 and 20. Click here to see all scheduled Senate Session days. Scheduled House Session days can be found here. On the Pennsylvania General Assembly’s webpage, you can also search legislation andstatutes, see Senate and House committee meeting schedules, Senate and House roll call votes, view Senate and House cosponsorship memos and much more.

Senate State Government Committee
Not quite half way through the 2017-18 Legislative Session, the Senate State Government Committee, which I chair, has already reported 19 bills and two Senate Resolutions to the full Senate. I take pride in my Chairmanship of this very important committee and am happy to vet the many issues that are referred to us. Of the 19 bills that have been reported, one has become law, Senator Aument’s SB 527 (Act 29) creating the Independent Office of Inspector General, and five have been passed by the full Senate and are awaiting House action, including: Senator Eichelberger’s SB 166 (public employee paycheck protection), Senator Laughlin’s SB 169 (lobbyist disclosure requirements), Senator Scavello’s SB 178 (Historical & Museum Code updates), Senator Schwank’s SB 303 (land conveyance), and Senator Rafferty’s SB 353(land conveyance). I look forward to planned meetings and hearings through the rest of the year.

PA Department of Agriculture Food for Thought


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