ENG:Todd Russell Platts (born March 5, 1962) is a former U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania's 19th congressional district, serving from 2001 to 2013. He is a member of the Republican Party. The district, since redrawn and renumbered, encompassed south-central Pennsylvania, including all of York and Adams Counties, and a large portion of Cumberland County. York, Hanover, Gettysburg and Carlisle are some of the prominent cities and towns included. In January 2012, Platts announced his intention to retire from Congress.
Early life and education
Platts was born in York, Pennsylvania, on March 5, 1962. He graduated from York Suburban Senior High School in 1980. He continued his education locally, graduating Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration from ...
Medicaid issued nearly $22 billion dollars in improper payments in Fiscal Year 2011, higher than any government program except Medicare. Two House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittees, including the Subcommittee on Government Organization, Efficiency, and Financial Management chaired by Congressman Todd Platts (PA-19), examined this and other financial accountability issues regarding Medicaid at a hearing Wednesday.
The difficulty in exposing Medicaid fraud was brought to light during the hearing by Richard West, a Vietnam War veteran who started receiving home health care services ...
It was the last State of the Union address U.S. Rep. Todd Platts will attend as a member of Congress, and the York County Republican grabbed a moment with the president.
As President Barack Obama made his way to the podium Tuesday night, he stopped and chatted with Platts. The exchange lasted for perhaps a minute, but it was longer than the president spent with most lawmakers.
Now in his sixth term, Platts said last week that he is not seeking re-election to the newly revamped 4th Congressional District. The district includes the city of Harrisburg, eastern Cumberland County, and York and ...
Session after session, U.S. Rep. Todd Platts proposed limiting members of Congress to six terms.
It never went anywhere.
But Tuesday, the York County Republican said he is following his own advice.
The 49-year-old Platts announced that he will leave office when his sixth term expires early next year.
“I have long believed in the importance of term limits,” Platts told a packed room of family members and constituents Tuesday afternoon in his York County office on East Main Street. “As such, I will not be seeking re-election to Congress.”
The announcement opens ...