Rep. Wild gave remarks at the Macungie Memorial VFW Post 9264 annual Macungie Veterans Appreciation Day.
November 30, 2019
Through your service in different branches of our Armed Forces, you share a bond that transcends generation, color, creed, and background. You have not just served America — you embody America. Thank you for putting your lives on the line in our defense.
I come from a military family — my father was a lifer in the Air Force who flew bombers in World War II and the Korean War. I was born on a base in Germany and we lived on bases throughout my childhood. I know from firsthand experience that the family of every service member serves right alongside them. …
November 13, 2019
I want to thank David Gregory for hosting this event today and for his commitment to this cause. Thank you, David, for using your platform to amplify the voices of so many people who don’t feel heard.
To the entire staff here at the Wendt Center, thank you for dedicating yourselves, every single day, to helping people through the most challenging days that they may ever face. …
My remarks at the United Steelworkers Rally on Monday, October 28.
Thank you all so much. It’s good to be with you.
I want to thank all of you for inviting me to join you here today and for the work you do on behalf of working families, day in and day out.
I represent a community with one of the richest legacies of organized labor anywhere in the country: The Greater Lehigh Valley, in Pennsylvania — where steelworkers made Bethlehem the steel capital of the world.
I’m here today not just as a Member of Congress, but also as a representative for those generations of steelworkers and their families. …
It began with the thunderous beats of a tribal drum line that filled up the cavernous hall with an uplifting rhythm. Soon thereafter, members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) walked out to take their seats. Seeing this had me teary-eyed. This group was so moved by the music that most of them danced to their seats and amongst their closest colleagues, including Congressman John Lewis and Speaker Pelosi. The Joint Armed Forces Color Guard followed with a solemn presentation of the flag for the National Anthem. The feeling in the room at that moment was palpable.
Rep. Karen Bass, Chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), offered a warm welcome prior to brief remarks from House and Senate majority and minority leadership — all of whom were choked up during their time on stage. We were also treated with inspiring and dignified commentary from Harvard Professor Annette Gordon-Reed, National Council of Negro Women Chair and President Johnetta Cole, and renowned actress Alfre Woodard. …
An Update On My Progress In Congress For Pennsylvania’s 7th District
As the House of Representatives breaks for August and I begin my district work session, I wanted to report back to everyone on the progress we’re making for the 7th District. This review skims the surface of the work that has gone into representing #PA07 in Congress, highlighting only legislation. What you don’t see are all of the calls, letters, and emails we receive that have led to meaningful results for constituents on issues with federal agencies like Social Security, Medicare, Veterans Affairs benefits, and passports.
A great deal of what we’re accomplishing in the House will have an immediate positive impact on people’s lives, like passing bills…
My remarks given at the United Steelworkers District 10 Legislative Conference.
July 15, 2019
Thank you all so much.
As you all know, I represent a community with one of the richest legacies of organized labor anywhere in the country. It’s a community that will always have a strong connection to American steel: the greater Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania — home of Bethlehem Steel. …