ENG: Mark Stephen Critz (born January 5, 1962) is a former U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania's 12th congressional district, having served since the special election in 2010. He is a member of the Democratic Party. The district, which is located in the southwestern portion of the state, stretches from Johnstown to the southern suburbs of Pittsburgh.
Critz was the district director for the 12th's longtime congressman, John Murtha. Following Murtha's death, Critz won the May 2010 special election with 53% of the vote to complete Murtha's term. Critz was sworn in on May 20. Critz won a full term in November 2010 to represent the 12th District in Congress. He was defeated in November 2012 by Republican challenger Keith Rothfus.
Early life, education, and pre-congressional career
With the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure set to markup the surface transportation bill this week, Congressman Mark S. Critz (PA-12) sent this letterto Chairman John Mica (FL-07) today, urging him to repeal the current toll credit language so that states can count toll credits as the required match for transportation projects in the Appalachian Development Highway System (ADHS).
The 2005 federal transportation bill contained language that modified how the non-federal portion of transportation projects could be financed. As a result, toll credits could no longer be ...
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The United Steelworkers (USW) today endorsed U.S. Rep. Mark Critz for re-election as the representative of southwestern Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District.
USW International President Leo W. Gerard said Critz has the endorsement of the international union, all of the USW local union presidents in the 12th Congressional District and SOAR, the union’s retiree organization.The USW represents more than 32,000 active and retired workers in the union-dense 12th District, which encompasses all of Greene and portions of Allegheny, Armstrong, Cambria, Fayette, Indiana, Somerset, ...
Congressman Mark S. Critz (PA-12) announced that he has been asked to join the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, a panel charged with seeking out waste, fraud, and inefficiencies within the Department of Defense. This is the third subcommittee assignment for Critz, who currently serves on the Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee and the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee.
“With western Pennsylvania’s large number of servicemembers, veterans and defense related- industry, I’m excited at the opportunity to ...
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Key Democrats Collecting Unsecured Donations
The Obama donor scandal extends further than the President. A number of candidates, Democrat and Republican alike, do not follow industry best-practices when it comes to credit card information, making them susceptible to foreign donors seeking to impact elections. While the problems are “bipartisan”, there are some key Democrats that stick out, while most RepublicansRead More…
Pennsylvania USDA Recovery Act Sewer Project to Benefit Homeowners
A ceremonial groundbreaking for the Municipal Authority of the Township of Washington’s Phase II Sewer Project in Pennsylvania marked an important day for almost 1,700 local residents. Congressman Mark Critz, officials from USDA Rural Development, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers participated in the groundbreaking. Phase II of the sewer construction project is funded through [...]
Mark Critz: "The Democratic Congress has already taken significant steps to create jobs and jump-start the economy, resulting in the lowest tax rates in over 50 years and the creation of over 500,000
The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Critz touts Democratic role in low taxes, job creation
On May 27, 2010 -- less than 10 days after winning a House seat in a special election -- Rep. Mark Critz, D-Pa., took to the House floor to tout what his fellow Democrats have been doing to improve the nation's dismal economy. "The Democratic Congress has already taken significant steps to create jobs and jump-start the economy, resulting in the lowest tax rates in over 50 years and the creation of over 500,000 new jobs so far this year," Critz said. We'll analyze his points one by one. • Are tax rates the lowest in over ... >> More