HARRISBURG – Rep. Seth Grove (R-York), chairman of the House State Government Committee, announced today that following the most open and transparent congressional redistricting process in Pennsylvania history, the committee has selected a citizen map as its preliminary congressional plan. The preliminary plan, submitted through the committee’s online mapping tool by Lehigh County resident Amanda Holt, is now posted for public comment.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) wants to amend an 86-year-old law to expand the list of public servants who are protected should they be injured while on the job.
HARRISBURG – When eight teenagers from Council Rock School District contacted Rep. Tom Mehaffie (R-Dauphin) about crafting legislation to designate Hershey’s Kisses as Pennsylvania’s state candy, Mehaffie jumped at the opportunity to build on their enthusiasm and get the bill introduced.
WELLSBORO – Government officials, conservation leaders and area landowners must work together to properly maintain creeks and streams to prevent devastating floods like the ones seen in the region this summer, members of the House Majority Policy Committee heard Monday.
HARRISBURG – House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee Chairman Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) issued the following statement today in response to Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s approval of the governor’s rogue Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) scheme for form and legality:
HARRISBURG – Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) announced today the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) attempted to bypass the Legislature on Monday by submitting a Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) regulation, through the Environmental Quality Board (EQB), to the Pennsylvania Code and Bulletin Office for publication. The regulation was denied because the General Assembly must be able to take action on a disapproval resolution under the Regulatory Review Act.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Seth Grove (R-York), chairman of the House State Government Committee, today announced an extension of the deadline to draw and submit congressional district maps.
HERSHEY – Hospitals are at or over capacity, nurses are exhausted and the staffers who haven’t already left are considering doing so, according to nurses and other health care professionals who testified before the House Majority Policy Committee today.
HERSHEY – With demand for health care on the rise and providers struggling to maintain necessary staffing levels to best meet patient needs, the House Majority Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter), convened a public hearing to examine the issue Tuesday at Penn State Health in Hershey.
HARRISBURG – In the wake of major flooding across the Northern Tier earlier this year, Reps. Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) and Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter), chairman of the House Majority Policy Committee, will co-host a hearing focused on the importance of maintaining creeks and streams.
For months during the COVID-19 pandemic, we heard from the Wolf administration, namely the governor and former Secretary of Health Rachel Levine, that we must trust the science…trust the data. And I fully agree. Science and data must drive policy, whether it be in response to a global pandemic or other bills before the General Assembly.
Recently, the House acted on the Wolf administration’s plan to toll nine bridges around the Commonwealth, including the one in the 124th Legislative District along Interstate 78 in Lenhartsville, Berks County. They further reassert the Legislature’s oversight of, and community involvement in, any future tolling plans.
HARRISBURG – The House this week passed several measures co-authored by Rep. Frank Farry (R-Bucks), chairman of the Human Services Committee, including legislation to protect public safety officials’ personal information, allow for county overdose fatality and death by suicide review teams, and add transparency to some policies within the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP).
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to unanimously adopt an amendment that reflects a bipartisan agreement on legislation sponsored by Rep. Martin Causer (R-McKean/Cameron/Potter) to improve broadband deployment across unserved and underserved areas of Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives today advanced an amended version of the Voting Rights Protection Act (House Bill 1800), setting up a final vote in December to modernize Pennsylvania’s election system, according to the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover), chairman of the House State Government Committee.
HARRISBURG—The House has passed a resolution sponsored by Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery) asking the Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing to conduct an investigation into the prosecution and sentencing of violations of the Uniform Firearms Act across the state.
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania House of Representatives this week passed a package of bills that would stand up for public safety officials and help ensure Pennsylvania communities are protected from crime and unnecessary violence.
HARRISBURG – Legislation authored by Rep. Carrie Lewis DelRosso (R-Allegheny/Westmoreland) to address administrative burdens impacting the ability of drug and alcohol treatment providers to keep their doors open and serve people in need has passed the House and will now be considered by the Senate.
HARRISBURG – Acting in his capacity as majority chairman of the House State Government Subcommittee on Campaign Finance and Elections, Rep. Ryan Mackenzie (R-Berks/Lehigh) last week led a hearing at the state Capitol on the topic of congressional term limits.
HARRISBURG—Rep. Wendi Thomas (R-Bucks) sponsored House Bill 1823, transferring the powers, duties, and functions of Washington Crossing Historic Park to the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.