Ag Committees Discuss Animal Health, Biosecurity, Causer Says

Aug. 14, 2019 /

PENNSYLVANIA FURNACE – The Commonwealth’s efforts to protect the state’s food supply through animal health and biosecurity initiatives was the focus of a joint meeting of the House and Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs committees Wednesday during Penn State’s annual Ag Progress Days.

House Committees to Attend ‘Operation Hurricane’ Rescue Demonstration

Aug. 13, 2019 /

WHAT: The House Majority Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest), will join with the House Game and Fisheries Committee, chaired by Rep. Keith Gillespie (R-York), to observe Operation Hurricane, a full-scale exercise coordinated by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.

Policy Committee to Tour State College’s Innovative Launchbox

Aug. 08, 2019 /

The House Majority Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest), will travel to State College, Centre County, to learn more about the Happy Valley Launchbox, an innovation hub that connects local entrepreneurs to resources, facilities and supports, such as working spaces and legal and intellectual property advice. Launchbox is intended to help entrepreneurs avoid common mistakes and grow their businesses.

Toohil Applauds Wolf’s Creation of Child Advocate Position

Aug. 07, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) today commended Gov. Tom Wolf for signing an executive order last week that overhauls Pennsylvania’s protective services systems, including the creation of a child advocate position within state government.

Altoona to Host House Transportation Hearing, Schmitt Says

Aug. 05, 2019 /

ALTOONA – Blair County will play host to a House Transportation Committee public hearing later this month, Rep. Lou Schmitt (R-Blair), a member of the committee and the chairman of the Subcommittee on Railroads, announced today. The hearing is slated to be held at the Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum, 1200 9th Ave. in Altoona, on Wednesday, Aug. 28, at 3 p.m. The Transportation Committee is also scheduled to tour the Norfolk Southern Railroad’s Juniata shops in Altoona on Thursday, Aug. 29.

Canceled: Schemel, Grove to Highlight ‘Reinventing Government’ Legislation Package

Jul. 30, 2019 /

Editor’s Note: This event has been canceled. It will be rescheduled for a future date. WHAT: Rep. Paul Schemel (R-Franklin) and Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) will discuss the Reinventing Government package of legislation, which includes Schemel’s House Bill 55 to combine the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services.

Reps. Ryan and Grove to Discuss Reinventing Government Legislation in Lebanon

Jul. 26, 2019 /

WHAT: A press conference to detail and answer questions about House Bills 52 through 58, bills that would merge eight existing state agencies into four new state agencies. These measures would establish BEST practices (Better Government, Economic Prosperity, Stronger and Healthier Communities for Taxpayers) in Harrisburg.

Warner to Serve on State House Infrastructure Task Force

Jul. 24, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Ryan Warner (R-Fayette/Westmoreland) has been appointed to a newly formed task force charged with outlining the next steps to ensure the Commonwealth’s transportation and infrastructure systems are ready for future economic growth.

Mizgorski Appointed to New Transportation and Infrastructure Task Force

Jul. 23, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Lori Mizgorski (R-Allegheny) has been selected to join the newly appointed House Republican transportation and infrastructure task force. The task force will work to determine the next phases of infrastructure improvements needed to accommodate the demands of expanding industries and a growing economy without putting any additional burdens on taxpayers.

Heffley, Polinchock Named to Drug Recovery Study Task Force

Jul. 23, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Reps. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) and Todd Polinchock (R-Bucks) have been appointed by House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) to serve as members of a legislative task force that will conduct a study on “warm handoff to treatment” for individuals in Pennsylvania struggling with drug addiction.