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Rep. Keller Calls on Gov. Wolf to Work with Republican Officials to Reopen Pennsylvania Economy

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Posted: Apr 14, 2020 1:45 PM
Rep. Keller Calls on Gov. Wolf to Work with Republican Officials to Reopen Pennsylvania Economy

Source: AP Photo/Marc Levy

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf (D-PA) announced that he will join a group of governors in the northeast region to formulate a plan to reopen state economies.

Freshman Congressman Fred Keller (R, PA-12) called on Gov. Wolf to work not only with fellow governors but with Pennsylvania public officials on the other side of the aisle:

Gov. Wolf issued a blanket ban on businesses and schools in Pennsylvania on account of COVID-19, and received criticism from state lawmakers for the ambiguity of the order:

"When Gov. Wolf shut down Pennsylvania's economy, he did so without consulting the Pennsylvania General Assembly, the Pennsylvania Congressional Delegation, and the Pennsylvania business community. The result was a confusing plan that caused panic, misinformation, and concern for the future of millions of livelihoods," Rep. Keller said in a statement.

The coalition of governors' effort likens the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's best interests to other states, Rep. Keller argues: 

"In reopening our economy, Gov. Wolf has the ability to work with Republicans in Pennsylvania at all levels of government who are eager to get to work on planning the Commonwealth's economic comeback. Instead, he is once again shutting Pennsylvanians out of the process and playing politics with our country's economic future."