House Passes Mizgorski's Legislation to Update Pennsylvania's Vehicle Code

Jul. 09, 2020 /

HARRISBURG - Today, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed legislation authored by Rep. Lori Mizgorski (R-Allegheny) that would update Pennsylvania's vehicle code to establish timelines for individuals who hold commercial driver's licenses (CDL) to report non-parking traffic violations to their employers.

Resolution to Terminate Emergency Declaration Sent to Wolf

Jul. 08, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – A resolution to end the COVID-19 emergency declaration in Pennsylvania was presented to Gov. Wolf for his signature today. The termination was delayed after the Wolf administration took legal action to block the implementation of HR 836 despite a bipartisan adoption by the General Assembly.

Gaydos Issues Statement on Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) Vote

Jul. 08, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Valerie Gaydos (R-Allegheny) today issued the following statement regarding the passage of House Bill 2025, which would require legislative approval before Pennsylvania could impose a carbon tax on electric generation, manufacturing or other industries operating in the Commonwealth, or enter into any multi-state program, such as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), that would impose such a tax.

House Passes Struzzi Bill to Ensure Legislative Consideration for RGGI

Jul. 08, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives today voted to advance Rep. Jim Struzzi’s (R-Indiana) House Bill 2025, which would require legislative authorization before Pennsylvania could impose a carbon tax on employers engaged in electric generation, manufacturing or other industries operating in the Commonwealth, or enter into any multi-state program, such as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), that would impose such a tax. The bill was passed by a bipartisan majority of 130-71.

Oberlander Applauds Vote to Ensure People’s Voices Are Heard

Jul. 08, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Ensuring that the people’s voices are heard on major environmental policies statewide, Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) today thanked her House colleagues in voting for legislation that would require legislative authorization before Pennsylvania could impose a carbon tax.

Kaufer: Medicaid Fraud Doesn’t Just Hurt the System But Those Who Depend On It Most

Jul. 08, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Yesterday, the House passed Rep. Aaron Kaufer’s (R-Luzerne) House Bill 2350 by a vote of 164-37. This legislation is part of a crucial Medicaid Fraud Reform bill package aimed at strengthening requirements for Medicaid providers, ensuring taxpayer funds are being used responsibly, providing stronger system oversight and making proper adjustments to the Medicaid system to increase its usefulness and reliability.

Diamond Appointed by Speaker to Election Law Advisory Board

Jul. 08, 2020 /

HARRISBURG - Rep. Russ Diamond (R-Lebanon) has been appointed by House Speaker Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) to serve as one of 23 members on the Election Law Advisory Board within the Join State Government Commission. The board was established as a component of Act 12 of 2020, which modernized the Commonwealth’s electoral system.

Delozier Chosen to Chair House Committee

Jul. 08, 2020 / Press Release

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland) was officially appointed today by Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) to serve as majority chairman of the House Commerce Committee for the remainder of the 2019-20 session.

Speaker Signs ‘Protect and Serve Initiative’ Bills

Jul. 07, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – The bipartisan path to grow the relationships among residents and the officers sworn to protect and serve them now awaits Gov. Tom Wolf’s signature to become law, after the legislation was signed in the House today by Speaker Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster).

Metzgar Bill to Protect Corrections Employees Passes

Jul. 07, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) today announced that both chambers of the General Assembly have approved his House Bill 256, which would lower the threshold that must be met to charge an inmate with a felony for committing assault on a corrections facility employee.

Keller Named Chairman of Ag Committee

Jul. 07, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Mark Keller (R-Perry/Cumberland) became chairman of the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee on Tuesday upon appointment by Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler.