HARRISBURG — Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny) today introduced legislation to help end the backlog in unemployment claims due to the governor’s COVID-19 pandemic closure.
HARRISBURG- Republican House Members from Bucks County today issued a letter to House Speaker Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) requesting the House Government Oversight Committee conduct an investigation into the failure of the Unemployment Compensation program.
HARRISBURG - Today, Westmoreland County Republican House members expressed surprise, deep concern and frustration over Department of Health Secretary Rachel Levine's recent threat to close restaurants and bars for the next two weeks in Westmoreland County.
HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Crawford/Erie/Lawrence/Mercer) to allow hunters of predatory animals to use thermal and night vision equipment (House Bill 1188) is now law.
HARRISBURG - Today, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed legislation authored by Rep. Lori Mizgorski (R-Allegheny) that would update Pennsylvania's vehicle code to establish timelines for individuals who hold commercial driver's licenses (CDL) to report non-parking traffic violations to their employers.
HARRISBURG – In a bipartisan vote today, the House passed legislation sponsored by Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) to develop a roadmap for improving the Commonwealth’s financial condition.
HARRISBURG – A resolution to end the COVID-19 emergency declaration in Pennsylvania was presented to Gov. Wolf for his signature today. The termination was delayed after the Wolf administration took legal action to block the implementation of HR 836 despite a bipartisan adoption by the General Assembly.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Valerie Gaydos (R-Allegheny) today issued the following statement regarding the passage of House Bill 2025, which would require legislative approval before Pennsylvania could impose a carbon tax on electric generation, manufacturing or other industries operating in the Commonwealth, or enter into any multi-state program, such as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), that would impose such a tax.
HARRISBURG – According to state Reps. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) and Tommy Sankey (Clearfield/Cambria), voting for House Bill 2025 is as much about protecting Pennsylvania’s citizens from an unaccountable executive as it is about protecting jobs in key local industries.
HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives today voted to advance Rep. Jim Struzzi’s (R-Indiana) House Bill 2025, which would require legislative authorization before Pennsylvania could impose a carbon tax on employers engaged in electric generation, manufacturing or other industries operating in the Commonwealth, or enter into any multi-state program, such as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), that would impose such a tax. The bill was passed by a bipartisan majority of 130-71.
HARRISBURG – Ensuring that the people’s voices are heard on major environmental policies statewide, Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) today thanked her House colleagues in voting for legislation that would require legislative authorization before Pennsylvania could impose a carbon tax.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) has been appointed to serve on the House Judiciary Committee, giving him the opportunity to be the first line of defense on any proposal that may seek to infringe on people’s Second Amendment rights.
HARRISBURG – Yesterday, the House passed Rep. Aaron Kaufer’s (R-Luzerne) House Bill 2350 by a vote of 164-37. This legislation is part of a crucial Medicaid Fraud Reform bill package aimed at strengthening requirements for Medicaid providers, ensuring taxpayer funds are being used responsibly, providing stronger system oversight and making proper adjustments to the Medicaid system to increase its usefulness and reliability.
HARRISBURG - Rep. Russ Diamond (R-Lebanon) has been appointed by House Speaker Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) to serve as one of 23 members on the Election Law Advisory Board within the Join State Government Commission. The board was established as a component of Act 12 of 2020, which modernized the Commonwealth’s electoral system.
HARRIBURG—Legislation sponsored by Rep. Thomas Murt (R-Montgomery/Philadelphia) to give veterans a discount on state park fees has passed the House.
HARRISBURG – A bill to expand membership on the state’s Hardwoods Development Council has been unanimously approved by the state House, said Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint), prime sponsor of the measure.
HARRISBURG — Legislation that would increase transparency and consumer choice in the prescription drug marketplace now awaits Gov. Tom Wolf’s signature to become law, according to Rep. Valerie Gaydos (R-Allegheny), the bill’s prime sponsor.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland) was officially appointed today by Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) to serve as majority chairman of the House Commerce Committee for the remainder of the 2019-20 session.
HARRISBURG – The bipartisan path to grow the relationships among residents and the officers sworn to protect and serve them now awaits Gov. Tom Wolf’s signature to become law, after the legislation was signed in the House today by Speaker Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster).
HARRISBURG – Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) today announced that both chambers of the General Assembly have approved his House Bill 256, which would lower the threshold that must be met to charge an inmate with a felony for committing assault on a corrections facility employee.