HARRISBURG – Rep. Jerry Knowles (R-Schuylkill/Berks/Carbon), majority chairman of the House Local Government Committee, held a joint public hearing with the House and Senate Local Government committees today.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) is joining House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton (D-Philadelphia/Delaware) and state Sen. Katie Muth (D-Chester/Montgomery/Berks) in introducing legislation to establish a statewide tracking system for sexual assault evidence administered jointly by the Pennsylvania State Police and the Department of Health.
HARRISBURG – Reps. Carrie Lewis DelRosso (R-Allegheny/Westmoreland) and Robert Matzie (D-Beaver/Allegheny) have introduced bipartisan legislation that would amend the Neighborhood Improvement District (NID) Act to allow more flexibility in the creation of districts, while also streamlining the process to allow for maximum return on investment.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Todd Polinchock (R-Bucks) today introduced legislation to amend the Real Estate Licensing and Registration Act (RELRA), Act 9 of 1980, to permit real estate schools which have been approved to provide in-person instruction to also livestream the course, offering it to remote students.
HARRISBURG – With representatives called back to legislative session early, House State Government Committee Chairman Seth Grove (R-York) announced that three hearings on congressional redistricting that were to be held Sept. 20, 21 and 22 have been rescheduled for October.
HARRISBURG – The Republican leaders of the Pennsylvania General Assembly—President Pro Tempore Jake Corman (R-Centre/Mifflin/Juniata/Huntingdon), Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster), Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward (R-Westmoreland), and House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin)—wrote a letter joined by Senate Health and Human Services Chairman Michele Brooks (R-Crawford/Erie/Mercer/Warren) and House Health Committee Chairman Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) to Gov. Tom Wolf and Acting Health Secretary Alison Beam seeking more specific COVID-19 data from the Wolf administration.
PITTSBURGH – The University of Pittsburgh has retained a firm to conduct an independent review of the school’s fetal tissue research practices to ensure total compliance with state and federal guidelines, Rep. Natalie Mihalek (R-Allegheny/Washington) announced today.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming), majority chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, announces Veterans Service Officer Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, Sept. 15, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in coordination with the House and Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness committees.
WHAT: Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming), majority chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, in coordination with the House and Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness committees, will be holding a press conference to highlight the free services Veterans Service Officers provide to Pennsylvania veterans.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Ryan Warner (R-Fayette/Westmoreland), a member of the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, today joined a majority of his colleagues in approving a joint resolution opposing regulations advanced by Gov. Tom Wolf that would force Pennsylvania into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). He issued the following statement:
HARRISBURG – Reps. Dave Zimmerman (R-Lancaster), Russ Diamond (R-Lebanon) and Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) today expressed deep concern that the legal pillars Gov. Tom Wolf and Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Alison Beam used at their Tuesday press conference to institute a new statewide mask mandate for K-12 students are based on demonstrable untruths.
HARRISBURG – Wednesday’s decision by the Independent Regulatory Review Commission (IRRC) to advance Gov. Tom Wolf’s effort to enroll Pennsylvania in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) is, according to state Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana), yet another deaf ear turned to the residents of Indiana County.
HARRISBURG — House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (ERE) Majority Chairman Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) has confirmed that he is moving forward with Thursday’s previously scheduled voting meeting to advance a concurrent resolution to once again disapprove and reject Gov. Tom Wolf’s rogue executive actions to enter Pennsylvania into the multi-state Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).
HARRISBURG – Rep. Valerie Gaydos (R-Allegheny) issued the following statement in response to the announcement by Gov. Tom Wolf to implement a statewide mask mandate for all students, staff and faculty in K-12 schools, early learning and child care centers.
HARRISBURG: The Bucks County House Republican Caucus, comprised of Reps. Frank Farry (R-Langhorne), Wendi Thomas (R-Richboro), Meghan Schroeder (R-Warminster), Todd Polinchock (R-Warrington), Shelby Labs (R-Doylestown), KC Tomlinson (R-Bensalem), and Craig Staats (R-Quakertown), issued the following statement on Gov. Wolf’s mask mandate for all Pennsylvania schools:
WIND GAP – Rep. Ann Flood (R-Northampton) today in Wind Gap issued the following statement after Gov. Tom Wolf yesterday announced his plans to implement a statewide mask mandate for students in kindergarten through the 12th grade:
HARRISBURG – Rep. Matthew Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) issued the following statement Tuesday in response to the announcement by Gov. Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Alison Beam that all students, staff and faculty in K-12 schools, early learning and child care centers.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Rob Mercuri (R-Allegheny) released the following statement regarding Gov. Tom Wolf’s announcement of a mask mandate for K-12 students and day-care centers:
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) made the following statement on the school and day care mask mandate issued by the Wolf administration today:
HARRISBURG — Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny) issued the following statement in response to the governor’s school and day care mask mandate: