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Gerlach Open Space Bill Passes House

Sep 26, 2006  -   The House of Representatives passed Congressman Jim Gerlach’s farm land and open space preservation legislation Tuesday afternoon. H.R. 5313 would set aside existing federal farmland protection dollars to encourage municipalities to protect more open space by purchasing development rights. ... More

Gerlach Open Space Bill Set for House Vote

Sep 21, 2006  -  The House Agriculture Committee today unanimously approved Rep. Jim Gerlach’s open space and farm land preservation bill setting the stage for a vote on the legislation by the full House of Representatives next week. “Not only is this legislation important for my Congressional District, but... More

Rep. Gerlach Touts Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act at Capitol Hill Rally

Sep 20, 2006  - Today, Congressman Jim Gerlach joined several colleagues, breast cancer advocacy groups, Lifetime Television and singer-songwriter Jewel at a morning press conference to urge quick action on H.R. 1849, the Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act. The bipartisan bill, introduced by Reps. Sue Kelly (R-NY... More

Gerlach Votes to Increase Minimum Wage

Jul 28, 2006  -  Congressman Jim Gerlach (PA-06) released the following statement after voting for The Estate Tax and Extension of Tax Relief Act of 2006, legislation that increases the federal minimum wage by more than $2 an hour, provides permanent relief from the “death tax” and provides important tax relie... More


Jul 24, 2006  -  Today the Highlands Coalition, an alliance of over 150 organizations working to protect the Highlands region of PA, NJ, NY and CT, honored Congressman Jim Gerlach, the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), the William Penn Foundation and other local partners for their joi... More


Jul 21, 2006  -  Congressman Jim Gerlach (PA-06) and Housing and Urban Development Regional Director Guy L. Ciarrocchi today awarded Chester County a $5 million Section 108 loan guarantee to stimulate economic development and job growth at the site of the former Worthington Steel site. The funding is provided ... More

Gerlach Supports Israel’s Right to Protect Itself

Jul 20, 2006  -   Congressman Jim Gerlach issued the following statement today after the House of Representatives passed H.Res. 921, a resolution affirming the nation’s support of Israel and condemning terrorist groups Hezbollah and Hamas for their recent actions. “The United States has no greater ally i... More

Gerlach Statement on Today’s Terror Attacks in India

Jul 11, 2006  -   Congressman Jim Gerlach released the following statement today shortly after a series of deadly explosions on busy rush-hour commuter trains in Mumbai, India that claimed the lives of at least 135 people and injured more than 300 others “Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and... More

Tax Relief and Sound Economic Policies Lead to Lower Federal Deficit Projection

Jul 11, 2006  -   Congressman Gerlach released the following statement today after the White House Office of Management and Budget issued a report indicating that the federal deficit for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2006 would be roughly $127 billion less than previous estimates. “This is excellent new... More

Gerlach to Vote “Yes” Declaring the United States Will Prevail on the Global War on Terror

Jun 14, 2006  -  With the U.S. House of Representatives set to start up to two days of open debate on a resolution declaring that the United States will prevail in the Global War on Terror and secure victory in Iraq, Rep. Jim Gerlach today announced his intention to vote for the resolution. Rep. Gerlach also r... More

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