Thursday, February 14, 2013
The Phoenix Hose, Hook & Ladder Co. received the grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
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Thursday, February 14
The following release was provided by the office of Congressman Jim Gerlach. Congressman Jim Gerlach (R-6) on Thursday congratulated Phoenix Hose, Hook & Ladder Co. on receiving a $111,720 grant for firefighters administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. “Phoenixville and the nearby communities served by Phoenix Hose, Hook & Ladder are fortunate to have committed firefighters who answer the public’s calls for help at any time,” Gerlach said. “This grant is well-deserved and will have an immediate and substantial impact on public safety. Making sure firefighters have up-to-date equipment is critical in protecting them as they serve our communities.” The Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) funds will be used to buy new …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
In a statement, the congressman said his focus is on creating jobs and simplifying the tax system.
Editor's note: The following release comes from Rep. Jim Gerlach's office. Washington -- Congressman Jim Gerlach took the oath of office on Thursday marking the start of his sixth, two-year term serving the residents and communities in Pennsylvania's 6th Congressional District. He issued the following statement after a swearing-in ceremony on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives: "I am extremely honored by the trust that the residents of the 6th District have placed in me and look forward to continue working tirelessly on their behalf while voting on legislation in Washington and providing constituent service throughout every community I represent. Putting Americans back to work remains among the most urgent challenges. As a …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Several sources have confirmed Gerlach's victory over Manan Trivedi.
Jim Gerlach will represent the U.S. District in Congress for a fifth term, according to several news outlets. Currently, with just under 85 percent of the state reporting, Gerlach is up 32,000 votes - 15 points - over challenger Manan Trivedi. This is the second time the two battled for the spot - in 2010, Gerlach won by 14 points. Going into the 2012 election, Trivedi was considered a promising Democratic challenger, due in part to his early fundraising numbers. During last year's congressional redistricting, Trivedi was drawn out of the new 6th District, which is considered a more Republican district than it was during the 2010 election. This election cycle, Trivedi linked Gerlach's policies to the conservative agendas of Romney and …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
The pair vying to represent Pennsylvania's Sixth Congressional District in the US House of Representatives released competing ads recently.
After Manan Trivedi drew first blood, attacking Jim Gerlach for his conservative voting record while touting his own military service with his release of his ad “Oath” on September 4, the Republican has answered back with a TV ad of his own. Gerlach's initial ad of 2012 characterizes Trivedi’s charges as “false attacks” and flails the Democrat for supporting, rhetorically, the stimulus. Gerlach’s ad, like his opponents, will be aired on cable TV throughout the Sixth District. Which ad do you think is the most persuasive? Tell us in the comments.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The Democrat, and the Gerlach campaign, welcomed the endorsement.
Manan Trivedi, the Democratic challenger to five-term Congressman Jim Gerlach (R-6), landed an endorsement from liberal advocacy group MoveOn.org last week, Politics PA is reporting. Trivedi, who lost to Gerlach in 2010 and is currently polling behind the Republican, said he welcomed the endorsement. “The only true way for a democracy to succeed is by providing for an inclusionary process,” Trivedi told the website. “And it is because of that guiding principle within the MoveOn.org mission that I am pleased to have received their endorsement. Every day we must fight together in order to keep government open and transparent for all Americans.” Gerlach adviser Vince Galko seemed equally pleased to see his opponent get a nod from the …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
According to the Center for Responsive Politics, 57 percent of local donations have gone to Republican candidates and organizations.
Republicans have been on the receiving end of 57 percent of federal campaign donations from the 19460 zip code so far in the 2012 election cycle, the Center for Responsive Politics is reporting . According to the nonpartisan research group, the Phoenixville area has donated $107,878 so far this cycle—less than half of the $245,830 it gave in 2008. Mitt Romney leads all recipients with a $22,500 haul and is followed by Barack Obama, who’s thus far brought in $18,495, and Republican US Rep. Jim Gerlach (PA-6), who has received $10,050 in local donations. The data, culled from the Federal Election Commission, was updated on August 6. Below are the top individual contributors from the 19460 zip code: Contributer Recipient Occupation Amount …
The Republican's campaign says he has a 54-30 advantage, but Trivedi people are shrugging off the results.
According to an internal poll the campaign of Jim Gerlach (PA-6) released on Monday, the five-term US Representative leads Democratic challenger Manan Trivedi 54-30, Politics PA is reporting. By the reckoning of the Gerlach pollsters, his main areas of advantage are name identification—where 92 percent of respondents said they recognized the five-term congressman, against just 36 percent for Trivedi—and his large leads in a handful of key demographics; including a 14 percent advantage among Independents and a 22 percent edge with seniors. But while the challenger likely didn’t welcome the poll results, a Trivedi spokesman said they should be greeted with skepticism. Gerlach’s campaign released internal polls in July and September of 2010 …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
The Gerlach challenger says both Obama and the Republicans are wrong on healthcare.
Manan Trivedi, the Democratic challenger to five-term US Representative Jim Gerlach (PA-6), is unique among critics of America’s healthcare system: he's actually worked in healthcare. But while the primary care physician says the Affordable Care Act didn’t go nearly far enough in its efforts to curb the rising cost of medicine, he saves his sharpest critique for the reform proposals state and national Republicans have recently rallied around. “I want to preserve Medicare. I don’t want to turn it into a voucher program, which, frankly, is [the Republican’s] plan,” Trivedi, 38, told Patch after addressing a group of protesters outside vice presidential candidate, and Path to Prosperity architect, Paul Ryan’s August 21 rally in West Chester…
Friday, June 29, 2012
Pennsylvania is prepared to comply with the controversial law, said state Rep. Warren Kampf
In the wake of the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision to uphold almost the entirety of the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, the reactions of Phoenixville’s elected officials split along party lines. U.S. Representative Jim Gerlach (R-6) said he was frustrated by the court’s ruling, but emphasized that while the AFA might be constitutional, that doesn’t make it sound legislation. “Frankly, this is an extremely disappointing ruling. But the Supreme Court clearly did not rule that ObamaCare is a good law, just that it doesn’t violate the Constitution. Now it’s up to Congress to affirmatively go out and fix it,” the Congressman said in a statement published on his website. “To do that, we’ll start by voting to repeal the law and …