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  1. Joshua Blythe Today, newly-elected Congressman for Pennsylvania Joshua Blythe, spoke on the House Floor to introduce his legislative priorities for this session. Rep. Blythe also extended a hand to colleagues in both parties to work together to tackle the major issues facing Americans. The full text of his speech is below: “I’m grateful to have been chosen by the people of Pennsylvania to serve their interests here in this honorable chamber. I look forward to working diligently with my new colleagues to tackle the tough issues we were elected to tackle. My Rayburn Office door is always open to constituents and colleagues, not just for discussions, but also criticism, questions, suggestions. I’ll admit I’m not a knower, but I am a learner. As I learn how to ‘politics’ and navigate these halls, I’ll be seeking help from my friends in the House to address a few issues facing Pennsylvanians and people across the country: 1. Healthcare. Medicaid should be expanded—in both accessibility and scope of coverage—to help those who can’t afford help. We also need to work with states and private entities to discuss monitoring unnecessary tests and excessive-treatments, imbalances of sick/non-sick clients in certain insurance markets, and other events which drive up the cost of healthcare. 2. Immigration. American culture isn’t based on some sort of religious, ethnic, political, or other established ‘identity’. American culture is based on values. People who support American values of peace, prosperity, and the rule of law deserve a shot at becoming a member of our land of profound opportunity. We must encourage the immigration of New Americans, but be mindful of their effects, cognizant of our limits, and restraint when it’s clear that too many New Americans will adversely affect our current citizens.  And finally, 3. Government power. When the federal government has more power, the people have less. The Founders didn’t intend to create a government supreme over the citizens, but vice versa. It’s Congress’s job to settle down and remove ourselves from areas outside of our authority—like economic and property regulation, which significantly hinders the individual right to pursue prosperity and happiness..the American dream. We must restore power to states and individuals to protect their liberty. These are my priorities this session. Mr. Speaker, I wholeheartedly endeavor to work with my colleagues in both parties to address these issues, as well as issues which they’ve prioritized this session. Again, my door is always open.” View full PR
  2. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES  Mrs. PINNACLE (for herself) introduced the following bill which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services   A BILL To authorize the Secretary of Defense to carry out a test of the Arrow 3 missile defense system with the Government of Israel, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the “U.S.-Israel Joint Missile Defense Act”. SEC. 2. FINDINGS. Congress finds the following: (1) Israel faces grave threats from Iran, Hezbollah, and Hamas, each of which are increasing their capabilities and strength. (2) On March 9, 2016, Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps successfully launched two “Qadr H” ballistic missiles at a target in southeastern Iran approximately 870 miles away, in violation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231. (3) According to Iran’s official news agency, the missiles were inscribed with the slogan, “Israel should be wiped off the earth.”. (4) Iranian Brigadier General Ami Ali Hajizadeh stated, “The reason we designed our missiles with a range of 2,000 kilometers is to be able to hit our enemy the Zionist regime from a safe distance.”. (5) Tel Aviv is approximately 987 miles from Tehran and likely within the operational capabilities of Iran’s current missile technology. (6) Iran conducted another test in January 2017. (7) Hezbollah, designated by the Department of State as a terrorist organization, has an arsenal of approximately 120,000 to 150,000 rockets aimed at Israel. (8) Israel, with the August support of the United States, developed the Arrow 3 missile defense system to intercept and destroy long-range exo-atmospheric intercontinental ballistic missiles. (9) On January 18, 2017, Israel placed into service the first Arrow 3 interceptor after nearly a decade of development. (10) Further testing will be required to improve the system, ensure accuracy, and validate the system’s capabilities. (11) Israel and the United States conducted a test during 2018 in the United States that cost approximately $105,000,000. SEC. 3. TEST OF ARROW 3 MISSILE SYSTEM. (a) Authority.—The Secretary of Defense may conduct a test of the Arrow 3 missile defense system, in conjunction with the Government of Israel, to validate the capabilities of the system and improve the performance of the system. (b) Authorization Of Appropriations.—In addition to any funds authorized to be appropriated by the Budget of Fiscal Year 2019 or otherwise made available to the Secretary of Defense for the Arrow 3 missile defense system, there is authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary an additional $100,000,000 to provide assistance to the Government of Israel to carry out the test specified in subsection (a) in the United States.
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    U.S.-Israel Joint Missile Defense Act

    CS - J. Blythe
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    Mid-Session Schedules

    Brian Much 1. Fundraiser - CA 2. Fundraiser - WA Rep. Joshua Blythe 1. Fundraiser - NY 2. Fundraiser - PA
  5. IN THE NEWS CAMPAIGN EVENTS Seattle, WA Phoenix, AZ Tucson, AZ Las Vegas, NV San Francisco, CA
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    Brian Much for Senator | Official Facebook Page

    COMMENT LINE Feel free to leave a message [below] and I’ll try to respond. *Note that certain messages may be screened at my discretion.
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    @JoshBlythe

    Personal Twitter for Congressman Joshua Blythe (PA)
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    @JoshBlythe

    Members of Congress weren’t elected to make decisions independently, but to work together for the People we serve. Colleagues: my door, and mind, is always open. Let’s get to work.
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    Charisma 2

    Done for Joshua Blythe
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    Charisma 1

    Done for Joshua Blythe http://teddervision.com/forums/topic/7273-house-floor-speeches/?do=findComment&comment=37391
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    Name Recognition 2

    Done for Brian Much
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    2020 Regional Election Filing

    West Coast Senator Name: Brian Much Party: Democratic Current Position: Businessman
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    House Floor Speeches

    Mr. Speaker, I’m grateful to have been chosen by the people of Pennsylvania to serve their interests here in this honorable chamber. I look forward to working diligently with my new colleagues to tackle the tough issues we were elected to tackle. My Rayburn Office door is always open to constituents and colleagues, not just for discussions, but also criticism, questions, suggestions. I’ll admit I’m not a knower, but I am a learner. As I learn how to ‘politics’ and navigate these halls, I’ll be seeking help from my friends in the House to address a few issues facing Pennsylvanians and people across the country: 1. Healthcare. Medicaid should be expanded—in both accessibility and scope of coverage—to help those who can’t afford help. We also need to work with states and private entities to discuss monitoring unnecessary tests and excessive-treatments, imbalances of sick/non-sick clients in certain insurance markets, and other events which drive up the cost of healthcare. 2. Immigration. American culture isn’t based on some sort of religious, ethnic, political, or other established ‘identity’. American culture is based on values. People who support American values of peace, prosperity, and the rule of law deserve a shot at becoming a member of our land of profound opportunity. We must encourage the immigration of New Americans, but be mindful of their effects, cognizant of our limits, and restraint when it’s clear that too many New Americans will adversely affect our current citizens. And finally, 3. Government power. When the federal government has more power, the people have less. The Founders didn’t intend to create a government supreme over the citizens, but vice versa. It’s Congress’s job to settle down and remove ourselves from areas outside of our authority—like economic and property regulation, which significantly hinders the individual right to pursue prosperity and happiness..the American dream. We must restore power to states and individuals to protect their liberty. These are my priorities this session. Mr. Speaker, I wholeheartedly endeavor to work with my colleagues in both parties to address these issues, as well as issues which they’ve prioritized this session. Again, my door is always open. I yield.
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    Office of Joshua Blythe

    Office of Rep. Joshua Blythe Member of Congress | Pennsylvania  Twitter | About Me | DC Office
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    Office of Joshua Blythe

    NEWS None LEGISLATION None TRANSPARENCY PAC Donations Received: $0 Political Contributions Made: $0 Special-Interest Affiliations: None
  17. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Mrs. PINNACLE (for herself, with thanks to Mr. COTTON, Mr. RUBIO, and Mr. JOHNSON) introduced the following bill which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs  A BILL To provide for compliance enforcement regarding Russian violations of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the “Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty Preservation Act”. SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS. In this Act: (1) APPROPRIATE CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEES.—The term “appropriate congressional committees” means— (A) the Select Committee on Intelligence, the Committee on Foreign Relations, the Committee on Armed Services, and the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate; and (B) the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, the Committee on Foreign Affairs, the Committee on Armed Services, and the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives. (2) INF TREATY.—The term “INF Treaty” means the Treary between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on the Elimination of their Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles, signed at Washington, DC, on December 8, 1987, and entered into force June 1, 1988. (3) INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY.—The term “intelligence community” has the meaning given the term in section 3(4) of the National Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 3003(4)). (4) NEW START TREATG.—The term “New START Treaty” means the Treaty between the United States of America and the Russian Federation on Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms, signed at Prague April 8, 2010, and entered into force February 5, 2011. (5) OPEN SKIES TREATY.—The term “Open Skies Treaty” means the Treaty on Open Skies, done at Helsinki March 24, 1992, and entered into force January 1, 2002. SEC. 3. FINDINGS. Congress makes the following findings: (1) The 2014, 2015, and 2016 Department of State reports entitled, “Adherence to and Compliance with Arms Control, Nonproliferation, and Disarmament Agreements and Commitments”, all stated that the United States has determined that “the Russian Federation is in violation of its obligations under the INF Treay not to possess, produce, or flight-test a ground-launched cruise missile (GLCM) with a range capability of 500 km to 5,500 km, or to possess or produce launchers of such missiles”. (2) The 2016 report also noted that “the cruise missile developed by Russia meets the INF Treaty definition of a ground-launched cruise missile with a range capability of 500 km to 5,500 km, and as such, all missiles of that type, and all launchers of the type used or tested to launch such a missile, are prohibited under the provisions of the INF Treaty”. (3) Potential consistency and compliance concerns regarding the INF Treaty noncompliant GLCM have existed since 2008, were not officially raised with the Russian Federation until 2013, and were not briefed to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) until January 2014. (4) The United States Government is aware of other consistency and compliance concerns regarding Russia actions vis-à-vis its INF Treaty obligations. (5) Since 2013, senior United States officials, including the President, the Secretary of State, and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff have raised Russian noncompliance with the INF Treaty to their counterparts, but no progress has been made in bringing the Russian Federation back into compliance with the INF Treaty. (6) In April 2014, General Breedlove, the Supreme Allied Commander Europe, correctly stated, “A weapon capability that violates the INF, that is introduced into the greater European land mass, is absolutely a tool that will have to be dealt with … It can’t go unanswered.”. (7) The Department of Defense, in its September 2013 report, Report on Conventional Prompt Global Strike Options if Exempt from the Restrictions of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty Between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, stated that it has multiple validated military requirement gaps due to the prohibitions imposed on the United States as a result of its compliance with the INF Treaty. (8) It is not in the national security interests of the United States to be legally prohibited from developing dual-capable ground-launched cruise missiles with ranges between 500 and 5,500 kilometers, while Russia makes advances in developing and fielding this class of weapon systems. (9) A material breach of the INF Treaty by the Russian Federation affords the United States the right to invoke such breach as grounds for suspending the operation of the treaty in whole or in part. SEC. 4. COMPLIANCE ENFORCEMENT REGARDING RUSSIAN VIOLATIONS OF THE INF TREATY. (a) Statement Of United States Policy.—It is the policy of the United States as follows: (1) The actions undertaken by the Russian Federation in violation of the INF Treaty constitute a material breach of the treaty. (2) In light of the Russian Federation's material breach of the INF Treaty, the United States is legally entitled to suspend the operation of the INF Treaty in whole or in part for so long as the Russian Federation continues to be in material breach. (3) For so long as the Russian Federation remains in noncompliance with the INF Treaty, the United States should take actions to bring the Russian Federation back into compliance, including— (A) providing additional funds to the activities and systems identified in section 1243(d) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (Public Law 114–92; 129 Stat. 1062)*; (B) the establishment of a program of recording for a dual-capable road-mobile ground-launched cruise missile system with a maximum range of 5,500 kilometers; and (C) aggressively seeking additional missile defense assets in the European theater to protect United States and NATO forces from the Russian INF Treaty noncompliant Ground Launch Cruise Missile. (b) Authorization Of Additional Appropriations.—In addition to any other amounts authorized to be appropriated for such purposes, there are authorized to be appropriated— (1) $225,000,000 for fiscal year 2019 for— (A) the development of active defenses to counter ground launched missile systems with ranges between 500 and 5,500 kilometers; (B) counterforce capabilities to prevent attacks from these missiles; (C) facilitating the transfer to allied countries of missile systems with ranges between 500 and 5,500 kilometers; and (D) countervailing strike capabilities to enhance United States forces identified in section 1243(d) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (Public Law 114–92; 129 Stat. 1062)*; and (2) $95,000,000 for activities undertaken to advance the policy described in subsection (a)(3)(B), including research, development, and evaluation activities. SEC. 5. DEVELOPMENT OF INF RANGE GROUND LAUNCHED MISSILE SYSTEM. (a) Establishment Of A Program Of Record.—The Secretary of Defense shall establish a program to develop a dual-capable road-mobile ground-launched cruise missile system with a range of between 500 to 5,500 kilometers. The system should be available for a flight test not later than one year after the date of the enactment of this Act. (b) Report.—Not later than 120 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report on the cost, schedule, and feasibility to modify the Tomahawk, Standard Missile-3, Standard Missile-6, Long-Range Stand Off Cruise Missile, and Army Tactical Missile System missiles for ground-launch with a range of between 500 and 5,500 kilometers. SEC. 6. NOTIFICATION REQUIREMENT RELATED TO RUSSIAN FEDERATION DEVELOPMENT OF NONCOMPLIANT SYSTEMS. Not later than 15 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, and every 90 days thereafter for five years, the Director of National Intelligence shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees and the President a report including a determination whether the Russian Federation has flight tested, produced, or possesses a system that is inconsistent with the INF Treaty and has reached Initial Operational Capability, is deployed, or is about to be deployed. SEC. 7. LIMITATION ON AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS FOR CERTAIN ACTIVITIES. None of the funds authorized to be appropriated or otherwise made available for fiscal year 2020 or any other fiscal year may be obligated or expended to extend the New START Treaty, permit Russian flights over the United States or United States allies pursuant to the Open Skies Treaty, or permit the approval of new or updated implementation decisions through the Open Skies Consultative Commission unless the President certifies to the appropriate congressional committees that the Russian Federation has verifiably eliminated all missiles that are in violation of or may be inconsistent with the INF Treaty. SEC. 8. REPORT ON ANTI-AIR WARFARE DEFENSE CAPABILITY. Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees a report on the number and location of AEGIS Ashore sites with anti-air warfare (AAW) capability necessary in Asia and Europe to defend deployed forces of the United States and United States allies from Russian ground launched missile systems with a range of 500 to 5,500 kilometers. SEC. 9. REVIEW OF RS–26 BALLISTIC MISSILE. (a) In General.—The Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretary of Defense and the Director of National Intelligence, shall conduct a review of the RS–26 Ballistic Missile System. (b) Report Required.—Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretary of Defense and the Director of National Intelligence, shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees a report on the review conducted under subsection (a). The report shall include— (1) a determination whether the RS–26 Ballistic Missile is covered under the New START Treaty or is a violation of the INF Treaty because it has been flight-tested to ranges covered by the INF Treaty in more than one warhead configuration; and (2) if it is determined that the RS–26 is covered under the New START Treaty, a determination whether the Russian Federation— (A) has agreed through the Bilateral Consultative Commission that such a system is limited under the New START central limits; and (B) has agreed to an exhibition of such a system. (c) Effect Of Determination.—If the Secretary of State, with the concurrence of the Secretary of Defense and the Director of National Intelligence, determines that the RS–26 is covered under the New START Treaty and that the Russian Federation has not taken the steps described under subsection (b)(2), the United States Government shall consider for purposes of all policies and decisions that the Russian Federation is in violation of the INF Treaty. SEC. 10. UNITED STATES ACTIONS REGARDING MATERIAL BREACH OF INF TREATY BY THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION. (a) Declaration Of Policy.—Congress declares that because of the Russian Federation’s violations of the INF Treaty, including the flight-test, production, and possession of prohibited systems, its actions have defeated the object and purpose of the INF Treaty, and thus constitute a material breach of the INF Treaty. (b) Report.—Not later than 15 months after the date of the enactment of this Act, the President shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees a report that contains a determination of the President of whether the Russian Federation has flight-tested, produced, or is in possession of a ground-launched cruise missile or ground-launched ballistic missile with a range of between 500 and 5,500 kilometers during each of the four consecutive 90-day periods beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act. (c) United States Actions.—If the determination of the President contained in the report required to be submitted under subsection (b) is that the Russian Federation has flight-tested, produced, or is in possession of any missile described in subsection (b) during each of the periods described in subsection (b), the President shall— (1) suspend the application of the INF Treaty with respect to the United States; and (2) notify the other state parties to the INF Treaty that the Russian Federation is in material breach of the INF Treaty and of the decision of the United States to suspend the application of the INF Treaty with respect to the United States.
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    @JoshBlythe

    If you have to request that your government provides you with your rights, your rights don’t exist. (3/3)
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    @JoshBlythe

    The Constitution is clear: Americans have a right to keep and bear arms, just like we have freedom of speech (2/3)
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    @JoshBlythe

    I have a few issues with my friend @TravereErick’s “gun control” measures.. (1/3)
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    @BMuch

    Twitter for Northeastern candidate for U.S. Senate, Brian Much. RTs do not equal endorsements
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    Brian Much (Democrat)

    Character Name: Brian Much Home State: Washington Previous Job: Business (Entrepreneur, Banker, Wall Street Executive, Farmer, Miner, etc) Date of Birth: 12/20/2018 Race / Ethnicity: White Religion: Protestant Christian Wealth: Upper Class Gender: Male Sexuality: Heterosexual Are you married?: Yes How many children do you have?: 2 Brian Much was born in Los Angeles, CA on June 18, 1986, however moved to Washington State upon adoption by parents Brett and Ruth Much. Brian and his wife, Camille, live in Seattle and have two sons: Mark (6) and Elon (10) Much. Education B.A. in Economics (2008) - Washington State University Master of Business Administration (MBA) (2010) - Stanford University Graduate School of Business Work History 2008 - 2010: Graduate Intern, Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, Stanford University (Stanford, CA) 2010 - 2012: Jr. Business Development Manager, Microsoft Corporation (Redmond, WA) 2012 - 2016: Sr. Business Development Manager & Sr. Business Planner, Microsoft Corporation (Redmond, WA) 2016 - 2019: Co-Founder and Executive Director, Much & Moore Business Consulting (Seattle, WA) View full character
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