I live in Harrisburg, where Scott Gordon Perry represents Pennsylvania’s 10th Congressional District; Perry is also a member of the Republican Party. Perry was elected to the 4th Congressional District of the United States in 2013. In 2018, he was re-elected, and as a result of congressional redistricting, he now represents the 10th Congressional District. Perry, who operates a mechanical contracting company, is also a former Pennsylvania National Guard Army member. The Dillsburg-based company specializes in massive meter calibration and offers construction and maintenance services to municipalities and investor-owned utilities from North Carolina to New York. He was first elected into Congress as a Republican from Pennsylvania’s 10th district.
Perry is a member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Perry has been a strong supporter of the Build Back Better Act and the collaborative Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, increasing government spending on roads, transit, and other infrastructure while also addressing the climate issue. These legislations are estimated to generate over one million jobs each year over the next decade, reclaim the global competitive advantage, cut carbon pollution fueling the climate catastrophe, and improve community safety and connectivity.
Perry is the House Freedom Caucus’ leader and has been a member since the group’s inception in 2015. He has worked side by side with the House Freedom Caucus group members to keep the line in the fight for liberty, security, and prosperity for all citizens. The House Freedom Caucus was created to move the Republican leadership in the House of Representatives to the right on budgetary and social issues. The caucus demands authority be moved from the leadership to the rank-and-file, for example, by providing committees more discretion in deciding which legislation to advance and permitting amendments to be debated on the floor.
Developing, enacting, and overseeing legislation is one of Congress’ most significant functions. Perry has actively participated in proposing and developing legislation on subjects relevant to people as a member of Congress (Ashbee, 2020). Defunding the People’s Liberation Army Act was his most recent bill. He last spoke on the full and transparent appraisal of Democrats’ partisan spending package on November 4th, 2021, addressing Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Perry has been actively participating in the floor voting process, where he has been voting against most of the matters addressed on the floor. He also supports party-line voting, per his party policies (Dancey & Sheagley, 2017). His constituency has benefited from financing community projects to create affordable housing, assist small businesses, and improve access to medical care and other support services. He supports improvements based on the patient and the doctor rather than the insurance business. He also devotes a lot of his time and energy to legislation that will benefit the area he serves. A significant part of his work in Congress is focused on national concerns, and any law passed by Congress has an impact on the residents of Harrisburg and the other parts of the country.
Perry receives donations from the organizations, their members, staff, or owners, and the families of those individuals. The money usually comes from institutions that share their political beliefs, like unions, political action committees, or businesses that profit from the party’s policies. In his last election, Perry defeated Democrat Eugene DePasquale in the hotly contested and pricey race for Pennsylvania’s 10th Congressional District. In his prior post, he excelled, and his principles included assisting small businesses in banding together to negotiate cheaper rates, increasing health savings accounts, and advocating tort reform.
Ashbee, E. (2020). The US Congress. US Politics Today (Fourth Edition). Web.
Dancey, L., & Sheagley, G. (2017). Partisanship and perceptions of party-line voting in congress. Political Research Quarterly, 71(1), 32-45. Web.