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04/27/2017
President giving power to educate back to states
04/26/2017
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) today joined the majority of his House colleagues in voting to support legislation that stands up for the rights of gun owners. House Bill 671 may now be considered by the state Senate.
04/26/2017
HARRISBURG – Working to ensure the gun rights of law-abiding citizens are protected, the state House today approved legislation to combat illegal efforts by local governments to enact their own gun regulations, said Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint).
04/26/2017
HARRISBURG - Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) today attended an executive order signing with President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence in the White House Roosevelt Room. The event highlighted the concept of federalism, returning powers to states and local communities, especially in the area of education.
04/26/2017
HARRISBURG – In continuing its efforts to raise awareness of the opioid epidemic’s impact on children and infants, the House Children and Youth Committee today heard from a range of medical experts and state officials on current programs and services to treat mothers addicted to opioids and babies born dependent on the drug, said Rep. Kathy Watson (R-Bucks/144th), committee chairman.
04/26/2017
HARRISBURG – The House approved on Wednesday legislation, House Bill 303, authored by Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) to rename a Bedford County bridge in memory of a Korean War hero and prisoner of war, U.S. Army PFC William Glenn Koontz.
04/26/2017
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania gun owners would be protected against locally enacted restrictions on guns and ammunition under legislation approved today in the state House, said Rep. Matt Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset).
04/26/2017
HARRISBURG—Legislation sponsored by Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery) that would update existing animal abuse statutes and increase penalties for abusing an animal has passed the House.
04/26/2017
HARRISBURG – On Tuesday, the state House advanced the following four pieces of legislation that would continue efforts to reform Pennsylvania’s outdated system of selling wine and spirits:
04/26/2017
HARRISBURG – Raising concerns about the impact upon Pennsylvania residents who rely on state services and programs, Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks) today led the House Human Services Committee in reporting out legislation that would halt the merger of four state health-related departments into one immense agency until further studies can be done.
04/26/2017
HARRISBURG — The House this week passed legislation, sponsored by Rep. Dan Moul, which would enable volunteers of charitable organizations to produce fundraising mailers on behalf of the organization, without triggering burdensome annual state registration requirements.
04/26/2017
HARRISBURG – Three local legislators today in the state Capitol outlined bills they’ve introduced that would hold state regulators accountable.
04/26/2017
HARRISBURG — Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny) on Tuesday joined members of the House of Representatives in approving a four-bill package of legislation to increase consumer choice and diminish the state’s involvement in the sale of wine and liquor.
04/26/2017
In March, Sen. Rich Alloway (R-33), state Rep. Dan Moul (R-Gettysburg) and I joined House members from Lancaster and York counties for a meeting at the state Capitol with the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Representatives from local governments were also in attendance to discuss the controversial Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC).