WHAT: Rep. Stephanie Borowicz (R-Centre/Clinton) and Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-Adams/Cumberland/Franklin/York) will officially unveil and discuss their legislation that would ban abortions after the point at which the heartbeat of the unborn baby can be detected.
HARRISBURG– Rep. Thomas Murt (R-Montgomery/Philadelphia) will be the keynote speaker at tomorrow’s Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation (GWPF) Walk to End FGM in Washington, D.C.
WHAT: The House Human Services Committee, chaired by Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks), and the House Health Committee, chaired by Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren), will hold a public hearing on the decision by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services to close the White Haven and Polk state centers.
WHAT: The House Liquor Control Committee, chaired by Rep. Jeff Pyle (R-Armstrong/Butler/Indiana), will hold a voting meeting to consider two proposals. They are measures to allow hotel liquor licenses issued before 1949 to be sold as restaurant licenses (House Bill 1617) and allow club licenses, just like restaurant licenses, to remain in safekeeping for up to two years and subsequent years for an additional fee (House Bill 1886).
HARRISBURG – Rep. Stan Saylor (R-York) was appointed as a member of the National Guard Youth Challenge Advisory Board. The National Guard Youth Challenge program is an initiative designed to help at-risk youth in the Commonwealth. The program was established in law by Act 51 of 2018, which was authored by Saylor.
HARRISBURG – As a former police chief and employee of the American Red Cross, state Rep. Jim Rigby (R-Johnstown) knows the challenges emergency responders face.
HARRISBURG – Earlier this month, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives unanimously passed Rep. Natalie Mihalek’s (R-Allegheny/Washington) resolution to formally recognize Oct. 13, 2019, as the 244th birthday of the United States Navy.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Mark Gillen (R-Berks/Lancaster) and his colleagues in the state Legislature voted for a new state law that was recently signed by the governor and will help Pennsylvanians avoid calls from telemarketers.
WHAT: A media availability to announce the naming of a new Naval ship. A question and answer session will follow immediately.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tim O’Neal (R-Washington) today announced he has been appointed by Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) to the Keystone State ChalleNGe Academy Advisory Board.
HARRISBURG – Legislation authored by Rep. Ryan Mackenzie (R-Lehigh/Berks), known as the Construction Industry Employee Verification Act, has become law. It will require employers in the construction industry to use the federal E-Verify system to ensure that their employees don’t include individuals not authorized to work in the United States.
HARRISBURG – House Education Committee Chairman Curt Sonney (R-Erie) today announced that he has introduced legislation that would require all school districts in the Commonwealth to offer full-time cyber education programs that will be accountable to local communities.
HARRISBURG - Today, Gov. Tom Wolf signed legislation authored by Rep. Lori Mizgorski (R-Allegheny) that will strengthen Pennsylvania’s “Do Not Call” list.
HARRISBURG – While remaining a major employer in Pennsylvania, the coal industry can be a difficult line of work due to the economy and fluctuations in the markets. To that end, state Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) has scored a victory for job creators and their workers with his House Bill 1557 being signed into law.
HARRISBURG – Legislation designed to protect businesses and consumers from unwanted telemarketing calls heads to governor’s desk to be signed into law, said Rep. Frank Farry (R-Bucks), co-sponsor of the bill.
HARRISBURG – PA House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee Chairman Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) issued the following statement today in response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s unilateral executive order attempt to illegally implement the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) without legislative approval:
HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House of Representatives Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) today issued a statement concerning House prayer policy.
HARRISBURG – House Republican leaders are issuing the following statement in response to Gov. Wolf’s executive order on Pennsylvania joining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative:
CLAYSBURG – Business owners, nonprofit organizations and community leaders from around Blair County brought their concerns, questions and challenges to members of the House Majority Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest), at the Sheetz Claysburg campus on Tuesday.
HARRISBURG – The state House recently approved legislation co-sponsored by state Rep. Mark Gillen (R-Berks/Lancaster) that would prohibit welfare recipients from using their electronic benefit transfer (EBT) cards to purchase tobacco products.