Grove Announces Public Input Tools Now Available at PARedistricting.com

Aug. 03, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – As a part of the most open and transparent congressional redistricting process in Pennsylvania history, Rep. Seth Grove (R-York), chair of the House State Government Committee, announced today that Pennsylvania residents can now submit the boundaries of their communities of interest and comment on the current congressional district map using online mapping tools now available at www.PARedistricting.com.

Governor’s Transportation Plan is Highway Robbery

Aug. 02, 2021 /

BRIDGEVILLE – Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny) today expressed bewilderment at a final report issued by Gov. Tom Wolf’s Transportation Revenue Options Commission that would cost residents billions of dollars.

House Republicans Urge Wolf to Prioritize Small Business, Restaurant Recovery, Vaccine Deployment with Pandemic Funds

Aug. 02, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – As Pennsylvania’s restaurants and small businesses continue to struggle from the effects of COVID-19 economic shutdowns initiated by the Wolf administration, Pennsylvania Republicans Monday urged Gov. Tom Wolf to prioritize their recovery with the $372 million pandemic response discretionary account his office received as part of the FY 2021-22 state budget.

Speaker Announces Special Election for the 164th District

Aug. 02, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) today ordered a special election to coincide with Pennsylvania’s municipal general election on Nov. 2, to fill the vacant seat in the 164th Legislative District in Delaware County.

Transportation Tax Plan Ill-Timed, Short-Sighted, Benninghoff Says

Jul. 30, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) said Friday that Gov. Tom Wolf’s Transportation Funding Commission’s recommendations are ill-timed and short-sighted given the federal discussion on transportation infrastructure funding and Pennsylvania’s stagnant economic recovery.

Grove Calls Out Governor on Mixed Message Regarding Support for ADA Voting Reform

Jul. 30, 2021 /

HARRISBURG - As Gov. Tom Wolf recognizes the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), House State Government Committee Chairman Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) is questioning his sincerity, following the governor’s veto of landmark voting legislation that would have benefited those same disabled Pennsylvanians.

Ryan Implores DOJ to Investigate PA Nursing Home Deaths

Jul. 30, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) is calling on the U.S. Department of Justice (DOH) to reconsider its decision to drop its investigation into COVID-19 related deaths among patients and staff at Pennsylvania nursing homes.

DOH Vaccine Texting Plan Raises Serious Privacy Concerns

Jul. 30, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Health Thursday announced a plan to text 250,000 Pennsylvanians who received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, but did not yet receive the second dose, to encourage them to become fully vaccinated as the Delta variant continues to spread in Pennsylvania.

Chairman Metcalfe, ERE Committee Vote to Reject Wolf’s Unlawful RGGI Scheme

Jul. 28, 2021 /

HARRISBURG — House Environmental Resources and Energy (ERE) Committee Majority Chairman Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) today concluded a voting meeting, which he convened yesterday, to adopt the following letter to the Independent Regulatory Review Commission (IRRC) rejecting Gov. Tom Wolf’s rogue executive actions to enter Pennsylvania into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, or RGGI, (Environmental Quality Board Regulation 7-559):

Mercuri, Mizgorski Co-Host Hearing on Growing Pennsylvania’s Economy, Jobs of the Future

Jul. 28, 2021 /

GIBSONIA – As we continue to push past the COVID-19 pandemic, the question remains: How do we get Pennsylvania’s economy back on track? Rep. Rob Mercuri (R-Allegheny) and Rep. Lori Mizgorski (R-Allegheny) co-hosted a panel consisting of education, innovation and economic growth leaders who testified before the House Majority Policy Committee on Wednesday to discuss how the economy could reach its peak.

State Government Committee Takes on Corruption, Grove Announces

Jul. 27, 2021 /

HARRISBURG - Citing recent headline-grabbing events of legislators and other elected officials being indicted, charged or convicted of crimes, House State Government Committee Chairman Seth Grove (R-York) has announced a series of hearings or research meetings to review the Ethics Act, Pension Forfeiture Law, legislative auto leasing/insuring and legislative per diems rules.

Grove Calls Out Governor on Mixed Message Regarding Support for ADA Voting Reform

Jul. 26, 2021 /

HARRISBURG - As Gov. Tom Wolf recognizes the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), House State Government Committee Chairman Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) is questioning his sincerity, following the governor’s veto of landmark voting legislation that would have benefited those same disabled Pennsylvanians.

Speaker Announces Member’s Immediate Resignation

Jul. 23, 2021 / Press Release

HARRISBURG – Yesterday the Attorney General of Pennsylvania filed criminal charges against Rep. Margo Davidson (D-Philadelphia). Today, Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) received Davidson’s resignation letter, effective immediately.

Grove Provides Election Insight to Congressional Caucus

Jul. 22, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – After leading 10 hearings on Pennsylvania’s election process, Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover), chairman of the House State Government Committee, shared his insights with members of the United States House Election Integrity Caucus during a virtual roundtable discussion on Wednesday.

House Urban Affairs Committee Continues Examining Blight Remediation Through Roundtable Discussion in Lancaster, Say Brown, Sturla

Jul. 21, 2021 /

LANCASTER – Continuing to examine needed remediation for the blight plaguing the Commonwealth, Reps. Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe/Pike), majority chairwoman of the House Urban Affairs Committee; and Mike Sturla (D-Lancaster), minority chairman of the House Urban Affairs Committee, along with other committee members met with local leaders and officials to discuss possible solutions to this critical community issue.

Kaufer Calls on Wolf, Shapiro, Garrity to Enforce Procurement Law Following Ben & Jerry’s Israel Announcement

Jul. 20, 2021 /

HARRISBURG: After Ben & Jerry’s on Monday announced it plans to halt ice cream sales in portions of Israel, state Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne) spoke last night with the Israeli Consulate and today called on Gov. Tom Wolf, Attorney General Josh Shapiro and state Treasurer Stacy Garrity to enforce a state procurement law prohibiting the state from contracting with companies that boycott Israel.

Grove Issues Statement on Wolf’s ID Double Standard

Jul. 16, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – In response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s Department of Labor and Industry requiring Unemployment Compensation (UC) applicants to verify their identity with a government-issued photo ID, State Government Committee Chairman Seth Grove (R-York) issued the following statement: