Warner Bills Target Welfare Fraud, Abuse

Jan. 06, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Continuing his commitment to fighting welfare fraud and abuse, Rep. Ryan Warner (R-Fayette/Westmoreland) has introduced two measures that would improve oversight of the use of Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards.

House Ag Committee to Hear Priorities at PA Farm Show

Jan. 06, 2020 /

WHAT: The House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, chaired by Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter), will hold an informational meeting to discuss 2020 priorities with leaders of statewide farm organizations.

Keller Announces Intention to Retire

Dec. 26, 2019 /

HARRISBUG, Pa. – Rep. Mark Keller (R-Perry) released the following statement Thursday regarding his decision to not seek re-election.

Metcalfe Employee Stock Ownership Plan Enhancement Legislation Earns House Approval

Dec. 20, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsored by Representative Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) to further enhance the many benefits and advantages that Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) have for Commonwealth family-owned businesses, employees, communities and the economy was adopted 130 - 67 by the Pennsylvania House on Wednesday, Dec. 18.

House Approves Smart Justice Package, Says Kauffman

Dec. 18, 2019 / Press Release

HARRISBURG – In an effort to better protect the public and prison corrections staff by ensuring dangerous criminals are held accountable, the House passed a package of bills this week known as the “Smart Justice” package, said Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, which first vetted the bills. The package also contains measures to support ex-offenders who have paid their debt to society and have demonstrated a commitment to rehabilitation.

Delozier’s Smart Justice Bill Passes House

Dec. 18, 2019 / Press Release

HARRISBURG – A bill that would help formerly incarcerated individuals reintegrate into society passed the House of Representatives on Wednesday, according to Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland), who sponsored the measure.

House Passes Metzgar Bills to Protect Correctional Facility Employees

Dec. 18, 2019 / Press Release

HARRISBURG – In efforts to improve safety in Pennsylvania’s correctional facilities, Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) today announced that the House of Representatives has passed two of his bills, House Bill 256 and House Bill 257. These bills are part of a package of bills, authored by Metzgar, which would address seven key areas to improve safety for Department of Corrections staff and the public, as well as toughen penalties on prisoners who commit violent offenses against facility employees.

Quinn Good Samaritan Legislation Advances to Senate

Dec. 18, 2019 / Press Release

HARRISBURG – Legislation requiring overdose victims seek an evaluation by a certified recovery specialist has been passed by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in a bipartisan fashion, said Rep. Chris Quinn (R-Delaware), who authored the measure.