HARRISBURG – Rep. Valerie Gaydos (R-Allegheny) today introduced legislation to support advanced manufacturing technologies by incentivizing investments in equipment, infrastructure and retention of top-tier talent.
KINGSTON – Seeking to reengage economic investments in the Commonwealth, Reps. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne), chairman of the House Finance Tax Modernization and Reform Subcommittee, and Mike Peifer (R-Pike/Wayne), chairman of the House Finance Committee, held an informational hearing regarding Kaufer’s House Bill 1177, which would establish the Transportation Reinvestment and Improvement Program and Transportation Reinvestment and Improvement Program Fund.
WHAT: Rep. Rob Mercuri (R-Allegheny), Sen. Lindsey Williams (D-Allegheny) and local elected officials will attend a discussion about the critical needs facing ambulance companies in Pennsylvania. The event will highlight the need for the public’s involvement to ensure that emergency medical technicians (EMTs) are able to serve in the future.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) today introduced harm prevention legislation that will help reduce overdose deaths in Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG – The Senate State Government Committee today advanced legislation by Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) to protect vital records relating to the COVID-19 pandemic from being destroyed before they can be fully examined. Ecker issued the following statement:
HARRISBURG – House State Government Committee Chairman Seth Grove (R-York) today released a report on the committee’s months-long comprehensive hearings on Pennsylvania’s election process and its 84-year-old election law.
Pennsylvania’s farmers know what it is like to face a challenge. Supply chain, international market fluctuations and the weather can impact decisions every day and sometimes every hour. A “disaster” to a farmer can arrive in many different forms, none of which need to be declared by the government.
HARRISBURG - Noting Pennsylvania is one of just nine states that does not permit the participation of anyone other than registered Republicans and Democrats in its primary elections, Rep. Chris Quinn (R-Delaware) introduced legislation opening the state’s primaries to the almost 900,000 independent and non-partisan voters.
Twice a year, Pennsylvanians are subjected to adding unnecessary stress to our lives by changing our clocks between daylight saving time (DST) and standard time.
WHAT: Reps. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne), chairman of the House Finance Tax Modernization and Reform Subcommittee, and Mike Peifer (R-Pike/Wayne), chairman of the House Finance Committee, will be hosting a subcommittee hearing on Kaufer’s House Bill 1177, which would establish the Transportation Reinvestment and Improvement Program.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Gary W. Day (R-Lehigh/Berks), chairman of the House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee, toured the Medicare- and Medicaid-funded Senior LIFE Program in Berks County with House colleagues.
HARRISBURG – After more than a year of being stonewalled by the Wolf administration on information relating to virtually all aspects of its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, the state House is quickly moving forward with legislation sponsored by Rep. Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) that would require an in-depth review of the Commonwealth’s response.
WHAT: Reps. Tracy Pennycuick (R-Montgomery) and Jeanne McNeill (D-Lehigh) will announce their introduction of House Bill 1299, known as Victoria’s Law in the PA House.
HARRISBURG – Minutes before the start of Tuesday’s Capitol press conference convened by Reps. Dave Zimmerman (R-Lancaster), Dan Moul (R-Adams), Clint Owlett (R- Bradford/Potter/Tioga) and John Hershey (R-Franklin/Juniata/Mifflin) about the status of the 2021 Keystone International Livestock Exposition (KILE), the Wolf administration emailed the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee indicating that it would move to open the Farm Show Complex.
HARRISBURG – Legislation authored by state Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland) that would support the integrity of Pennsylvania’s banking system, passed the House unanimously today and is now in the hands of the state Senate.
HARRISBURG – The House Commerce Committee today unanimously passed legislation authored by state Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) that would provide across-the-board relief for specific businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
HARRISBURG – Municipalities in Pennsylvania would gain freedom from an onerous PennDOT regulation affecting communities holding special events like parades and races under a bill passed in the state House by unanimous vote on Wednesday. The bill is sponsored by Rep. Brett Miller (R-East Hempfield).
BRIDGEVILLE – The House today passed a resolution authored by Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny) creating a Select Committee on the Publication of Constitutional Amendments that will complete a study of how constitutional amendments in the Commonwealth are advertised.
HARRISBURG – To further protect workers from sexual harassment and retribution from exposing such behavior, the House today unanimously approved bi-partisan legislation sponsored by Reps. Kate Klunk (R-Hanover) and Morgan Cephas (D-Philadelphia).
HARRISBURG – Rep. Lori Mizgorski (R-Allegheny) has worked diligently to amend the Workforce Development Act (2001) to bring state law in compliance with the federal requirements of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).