What's Happening in the #PAHouse

The House returns to session with a key focus on helping address the challenges mounting against firefighters, emergency medical technicians and other first responders. Ninety percent of fire companies in Pennsylvania rely on volunteers. As their ranks continue to shrink, many communities are left in a crisis of wondering who will respond to an emergency? This week, the House will vote on nearly 20 bills related to this crisis.

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Helpers and Heroes

Pennsylvania faces a years-in-the-making public safety crisis. Fire and emergency medical services (EMS) companies are being forced to close, reducing the services provided to our communities.

Plan of Action to Help

Government Done Right

It’s past time to install an update to end the Pennsylvania government dysfunction. Government Done Right means upgrading to a more effective and efficient government while providing core services. From repealing out-of-date laws, to reexamining the effectiveness of some state boards and commissions, the #PAHouse will work on a much-needed government update.

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Strengthening Communities, Supporting Families

This wide-ranging legislative package addresses a variety of issues, along with continued reforms designed to help rein in the ongoing opioid epidemic.

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Protecting Crime Victims

Pennsylvania House Republicans are taking action to strengthen the protections for victims of crime. Just as those accused of a crime have certain rights, we need to ensure crime victims are treated with dignity and respect throughout the entire criminal justice process.

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#GoodJobs4PA

House Republicans are focusing on good jobs and careers for all Pennsylvanians, to help transition people from minimum wage jobs to family-sustaining careers.

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Session Schedule

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives will return to voting session
at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019.

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Latest News

Owlett Firefighter Tax Credit Bill Earns Committee Approval

Oct. 21, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Working to support the state’s first responders, the House Finance Committee today unanimously approved legislation sponsored by Rep. Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) that would offer a tax credit to volunteers who pay for equipment out of their own pockets.

Bill Package to Address Volunteer Fire, EMS Provider Crisis, Says Rowe

Oct. 21, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. David Rowe (R-Snyder/Union) today announced his support for the Helpers and Heroes bill package to be voted on in the next two weeks in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, amid the crisis of dramatic declines statewide in the number of volunteer firefighters and EMS providers in the Commonwealth.

Mehaffie to Urge Support of Better Access to Treatment Act

Oct. 21, 2019 /

WHAT: Rep. Tom Mehaffie (R-Dauphin) will encourage legislative support of House Bill 1900 (Better Access to Treatment Act) at a press conference. The bill’s aim is to recognize applied behavior analysis as a licensed and independent profession.

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GOOD JOBS FOR PA
Career and Technical Education Focus

PA House Republicans are focusing on good jobs and careers for all Pennsylvanians, to help transition people from minimum wage jobs to family-sustaining careers.

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