WHAT: The House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, chaired by Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter), will hold a public hearing on House Bill 1983, which would eliminate a sunset date and continue the status quo for how the costs of racehorse medication testing are paid.
HARRISBURG — House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (ERE) Chairman Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) issued the following statement after questioning PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell during this morning’s House Appropriations state budget hearings:
WHAT: PA House Health Committee Chairman Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) will convene a public hearing focusing on prescription drug pricing.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) today announced that he has filed legislation to honor Sgt. Carl Roof. House Bill 2324 would designate a portion of State Route 4001 as the Sgt. Carl Roof Bridge. The bridge runs over Crooked Creek in Indiana County.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Gary Day (R-Lehigh/Berks) convened a House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee hearing Friday in Bucks County to listen to stakeholders with an interest in a four-bill package of legislation aimed at combatting elder abuse.
WHAT: The House Game and Fisheries Committee will be holding a hearing to discuss the new Saturday opening day of the Rifle Deer Season.
WHAT: Reps. Wendi Thomas (R-Bucks) and Meghan Schroeder (R-Bucks) will host a hearing of the House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee on elder abuse.
WHAT: Rep. Frank Farry (R-Bucks) will hold a public hearing of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee (VAEP) to hear testimony on House Bill 1819. The bill would establish a Pennsylvania State Fire Commission to coordinate resources and services for fire and emergency services providers in the Commonwealth in accordance with the S.R. 6 Commission report.
HARRISBURG—The House Mental Health Caucus hosted a bipartisan panel of legislators from Philadelphia and the suburbs headed by Reps. Wendi Thomas (R-Bucks) and Malcolm Kenyatta (D-Philadelphia) to find solutions to the crisis of suicide among school students.
WHAT: Rep. Tom Murt (R-Montgomery) will host veterans who served alongside him from 1990 to 2008 in Iraq for informational meetings and guest speakers at the Pennsylvania State Capitol. Guest speakers include Reps. Thomas P. Murt, Ed.D and Kerry Benninghof; Maj. Gen. Anthony Carrell; Pennsylvania adjutant general and a Department of Military and Veterans Affairs representative.
HARRISBURG – After serving the constituents of the 25th District for five terms, Sen. Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati has announced he will not seek re-election. House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) released the following statement:
HARRISBURG – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) issued the following statement in reaction to Gov. Tom Wolf’s veto of Senate Bill 906, legislation that would have placed a moratorium on the pending closures of the White Haven and Polk state centers by the Department of Human Services.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) issued the following statement in response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s veto of Senate Bill 906, legislation that would have placed a moratorium on the pending closures of the White Haven and Polk state centers by the Department of Human Services.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) announced that Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed legislation that would have protected Polk and White Haven residents from eviction before an appropriate plan for closure has been created.
Gov. Tom Wolf once again is pushing his fiscally irresponsible, job-crushing Restore PA proposal. He wants to borrow $4.5 billion at a cost to the taxpayers of $6.5 billion in principal, interest and fees. This debt-financed “boondoggle” is to be allocated at the whim of a new government board and paid for by yet another job-killing tax on natural gas production. Keep in mind, the state already imposes an impact fee on natural gas production and levies business taxes on these employers.
HARRISBURG - Citing cost overruns, inadequate response times, and the failure of programs and services to meet core mission objectives, Majority Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) and Appropriations Committee Chairman Stan Saylor (R-York) today called upon all standing committees of the House of Representatives to exercise their oversight authority to evaluate, review and make recommendations to promote better effectiveness and efficiencies in Pennsylvania’s executive agencies.
WHAT: Reps. Wendi Thomas (R-Bucks) and Malcolm Kenyatta (D-Philadelphia) will host a hearing of the Mental Health Caucus on mental health services in our schools.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Sue Helm (R-Dauphin/Lebanon) today stated her clear opposition to the governor’s proposal to divert $204 million from the Pennsylvania Race Horse Development Trust Fund and use them for his own budget goals. Helm issued the following statement:
HARRISBURG – Rep. Valerie Gaydos (R-Allegheny) recently introduced legislation that would amend the Pennsylvania Constitution, reducing the number of legislative districts in Pennsylvania from 203 to 151.
HARRISBURG—Rep. Wendi Thomas (R-Bucks) today sent a letter to Gov. Tom Wolf demanding he reverse a proposal in his budget to reduce school safety grants by 75%.