House Members to Introduce Fairness in Women’s Sports Act

Apr. 02, 2021 /

WHAT: Coalition of House members to introduce The Fairness in Women’s Sports Act in response to the current administration’s nationwide executive order requiring that biological males be permitted to compete on women’s school sports teams.

Hennessey Probes PennDOT on Services, Regulations Suspended in Pandemic

Mar. 31, 2021 /

HARRISBURG –Rep. Tim Hennessey (R-Chester/Montgomery), majority chairman of the House Transportation Committee, sent a letter to secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Yassmin Gramian, asking for an update on regulatory and enforcement matters at PennDOT that have been suspended, waived or modified during the COVID-19 emergency.

Brown Calls for Renewed Dedication to Roadway Safety, Responsible Driving Practices

Mar. 31, 2021 /

EAST STROUDSBURG – Today, Rep. Rosemary M. Brown (R- Monroe/Pike) along with area distracted driving advocates called for renewed dedication to statewide roadway safety and responsible driving practices after her Enhanced Driver Responsibility legislation, House Bill 37, was recently voted out of the House Transportation Committee.

House State Government Committee to Investigate PPE Procurement, Storage and Distribution During COVID-19

Mar. 30, 2021 /

WHAT: Personal protective equipment (PPE) was billed as a vital part of combating the COVID-19 pandemic and state expenses for the equipment cost taxpayers millions of dollars. The House State Government Committee will investigate the procurement, storage and distribution of PPE during the COVID-19 pandemic as part of its series of hearings on the handling of the pandemic by the Wolf administration.

Hennessey Says Emergency Rental, Utility Assistance Program Now Open

Mar. 30, 2021 /

HARRISBURG - Pennsylvanians at risk of eviction or loss of utility service can now apply for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), said Rep. Tim Hennessey (R-Chester/Mongomery). A total of $847 million has been distributed among Pennsylvania’s 67 counties to help thousands of families maintain their housing and utility services. Owners of rental properties can also apply for assistance on behalf of tenants.

House Republican Leaders Applaud Consistent Court Ruling

Mar. 26, 2021 /

House Republican Leaders Applaud Consistent Court Ruling

Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court ruled today to uphold previous court rulings and restrict the use of public funds to pay for abortion procedures except under very specific circumstances. In response Pennsylvania’s House Republican Leadership team issued the following statement:

Helm Issues Clarification on Small Games Bill for Nonprofit Organizations

Mar. 25, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Sue Helm (R-Dauphin/Lebanon) today issued a statement of clarification regarding House Bill 290, which would allow nonprofit organizations to conduct online sales for small games of chance during the COVID-19 Emergency Declaration. The House Gaming Oversight Committee, chaired by Helm, today passed the bill with an amendment that prohibits the use of credit cards, but allows the use of mobile payment applications such as PayPal, Venmo and CashApp.

Metzgar Appointed Chairman of House Liquor Control Committee

Mar. 25, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) was today appointed by House Speaker Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) to serve as chairman of the House Liquor Control Committee for the 2021-22 Legislative Session.