October 18, 2022


Zelienople, PA – Today, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced its endorsement of Representative Mike Kelly to represent Pennsylvania’s Sixteenth Congressional District. The Chamber endorses pro-business candidates for federal office who will vigorously support public policy that will advance economic growth, support jobs, and promote fiscal responsibility.

“A longtime business leader in Western Pennsylvania, Congressman Mike Kelly has a strong record of delivering results for his constituents,” said Ryan Gleason, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Great Lakes Region Manager. “Rep. Kelly understands the challenges and economic needs facing the workforce and families in Pennsylvania. His commitment to free enterprise solutions and pro-growth policies that will move our nation forward have earned him the endorsement of the U.S. Chamber. We are proud to support Representative Kelly in his re-election.”

“I am extremely honored to accept the endorsement of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce,” said Rep. Mike Kelly. “I have a proven track record of supporting legislation that grows our private sector and helped to create the best economy this country had seen in over a half-century prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. I'm proud to vote against harmful legislation that would create burdens on the job creators in our region. I am a big believer in action over rhetoric, and this endorsement proves my pro- business stances and my ability to work across the aisle are just what the business leaders are looking for. My opponent, on the other hand, was endorsed by the Sierra Club – one of the most liberal organizations in the nation. American companies – and consumers – cannot afford any more burdensome regulations and government overreach that will further slow economic growth."

“Congratulations to Congressman Kelly on earning the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s endorsement,” said Pennsylvania Chamber President and CEO Luke Bernstein. “As a business owner, Congressman Kelly understands the challenges businesses and their workforce face and has been a powerful advocate for pro-growth, pro-jobs policies. As a member of the influential Ways and Means Committee, Congressman Kelly has led the effort to secure meaningful tax and regulatory reforms and championed increased investment in the Commonwealth. The Pennsylvania Chamber looks forward to continuing to work with him to move our state forward.”

“I am pleased to host such a great event,” said Trish Staible, CEO and President of Robinson Fans. “To be a business owner, especially in the wake of COVID-19, has been a trying experience – but one that I wouldn’t trade for anything. I am grateful knowing that people like Mike are in office, fighting for us.”