Kauffman Takes Action to Combat Human Trafficking in PA

Jan. 14, 2020 /

Kauffman Takes Action to Combat Human Trafficking in PA

HARRISBURG - In order to combat a hidden, yet widespread, problem and recognize National Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Month, Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, held a voting meeting of the committee today to move a package of bills aimed at combatting the crime of human trafficking.

Struzzi Appointed to House Children and Youth Committee

Jan. 14, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) has been appointed a member of the House Children and Youth Committee for the remainder of the 2019-20 Legislative Session. Struzzi’s appointment was made to fill one of two vacancies left due to member resignations.

Kail to Serve on House Judiciary Committee

Jan. 13, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Josh Kail (R-Beaver/Washington) announced that he has been assigned to serve on the powerful House Judiciary Committee for the remainder of the 2019-20 legislative session.

House Passes Topper Bill to Dedicate Bedford County Bridge for Fallen Hero

Jan. 13, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – On Dec. 21, 1969, a young man from Bedford County gave his life in the service of his country. On Jan. 13, 2019, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved legislation by Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) to dedicate a bridge for the young man, U.S. Army Ranger Sgt. David Leon Barber.

Gregory Honors War Hero with Bridge Naming

Jan. 13, 2020 /

HARRISBURG — The House of Representatives on Monday passed a bill sponsored by Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair) to honor the legacy of Cpl. Donald L. Westley through naming a bridge in Blair County for the veteran fatally wounded in combat in December 1944.

Lawmakers Unveil Bipartisan Bills to Fight Medicaid Fraud and Abuse

Jan. 13, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – To ensure taxpayer dollars are used to fund the priorities of Pennsylvanians and not being used fraudulently or misspent, Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) and a bipartisan group of lawmakers joined Attorney General Josh Shapiro to unveil a comprehensive plan to guarantee funding is being used on the people who truly need assistance.

Lawmakers Join Attorney General to Announce Proposals to Prevent Fraud in State Medical Assistance Program

Jan. 09, 2020 /

WHAT: Because of the considerable amount of taxpayer money used to fund Pennsylvania’s Medical Assistance Program, or Medicaid, the third largest in the nation, and the vulnerable population the program it serves, it is important to ensure taxpayer money is used to assist those in need. With this in mind, a bipartisan group of lawmakers from the House and Senate will introduce a package of bills to reform how services are provided. This package will codify the recent grand jury recommendations along with enacting statutes which mirror federal law to allow the Commonwealth to combat fraud in the program and recoup state tax dollars. The package of bills and issues facing the program will be discussed at a press conference.

Ag Advocacy Groups Outline Priorities for Lawmakers, Causer Says

Jan. 09, 2020 /

HARRISBURG -- The House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, chaired by Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter), gathered at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Wednesday to hear from leaders of five of the state’s agriculture advocacy organizations.

Metcalfe Sets Date for 2020 Right to Keep and Bear Arms Rally

Jan. 08, 2020 /

WHAT: State Representative Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) is inviting Second Amendment supporters from across the Commonwealth to attend this year’s state Capitol Rally to Protect Your Right to Keep and Bear Arms which will take place on Monday, June 8, 2020.

Murt Named Chair of Human Services Committee

Jan. 08, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Thomas Murt (R-Montgomery/Philadelphia) has been appointed chairman of the House Human Services Committee by Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny).

Turzai Appoints Murt, Day to New Committee Chairmanships

Jan. 07, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) announced today he has appointed Rep. Tom Murt (R-Montgomery) to serve as chair of the Human Services Committee and Rep. Gary Day (R-Lehigh/Berks) as chair of the Aging and Older Adult Services Committee during the 2019-20 Legislative Session.

Guard Yourself Against Tax Identity Theft

Jan. 07, 2020 /

With everyone getting their financial papers together for their tax returns and working on cleaning out the clutter of 2019, I have once again introduced a House resolution to bring awareness to the crime of tax identity theft and what you can do to protect yourself.