HARRISBURG – A resolution to reinstate Jim Thorpe as the sole gold medal winner of two Olympic events was advanced in a unanimous vote by the House Tourism and Recreational Development Committee today, according to Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon), prime sponsor of the legislation and a committee member. House Resolution 1001 now moves to the full House for consideration.
Out of an abundance of caution for all Capitol staff, caucus employees and members, House voting session scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, is canceled. A member of the House received a positive COVID-19 diagnosis earlier this morning. The member was last present in the Capitol on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Paul Schemel (R-Franklin) issued the following statement regarding a positive COVID-19 case he received today:
HARRISBURG—Legislation introduced by Rep. Wendi Thomas (R-Bucks) to require the establishment of a registry of medical directors in nursing homes, personal care homes and assisted living facilities has unanimously passed the House.
HARRISBURG – Legislation crafted by Rep. Todd Polinchock (R-Bucks) to save small Pennsylvania farms from restrictions of local interference was voted out of the Local Government Committee this week at the state Capitol.
HARRISBURG – A resolution sponsored by Rep. Bob Brooks (R-Allegheny/Westmoreland), which designates Oct 5 as Anti-Bullying Awareness Day in Pennsylvania, passed the House unanimously today.
HARRISBURG – To get answers to numerous questions about problems that have plagued the state’s Unemployment Compensation System, Rep. Kate Klunk (R-Hanover) filed with the Department of Labor and Industry four Right-to-Know requests (RTK).
HARRISBURG – To ensure Pennsylvanians with disabilities won’t become ineligible for a valuable medical assistance program because they make too much money, the House Health Committee on Tuesday approved legislation by Rep. Kate Klunk (R-Hanover).
HARRISBURG – On Wednesday, the House State Government Committee approved House Resolution 1032, which creates the House Select Committee on Election Integrity to provide oversight of the 2020 election to inform possible legislation before and after the Nov. 3, 2020, General Election.
HARRISBURG – To ensure the Commonwealth’s taxpayers are protected from fraud, the House State Government Committee today amended and approved House Bill 2352 by Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover) to create the Pennsylvania False Claims Act.
HARRISBURG – The state House unanimously approved House Resolution 726, sponsored by Rep. Bob Brooks (R-Allegheny/Westmoreland), designating the week of Oct. 4-12 as National Newspaper Week in Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG – Continuing efforts to ensure residents have access to quality health care, the House Professional Licensure Committee approved on Tuesday amended legislation by Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) to improve Pennsylvania’s Professional Nursing Law.
HARRISBURG – The House Judiciary Committee unanimously approved legislation by Rep. Kate Klunk (R-Hanover) to further protect victims of domestic violence. House Bill 175 now goes to the full House for consideration.
HARRISBURG – With Pennsylvania facing billions of dollars in lost revenue due to the governor’s response to COVID-19, a bill by Rep. Dawn Keefer (R-Dillsburg) to save the state tens of millions of dollars was advanced by the House Health Committee today.
HARRISBURG – The House today unanimously approved legislation by Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) to ensure all Pennsylvanians have access to quality health care.
HARRISBURG – A resolution honoring Pennsylvania’s educators as heroes for their dedication to students and the educational process during the ongoing public health emergency today was unanimously adopted by the House of Representatives, said Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne), prime sponsor of the measure.
HARRISBURG – Legislation by Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover) sets hefty, yet achievable, goals of saving taxpayers $150 million over next few fiscal years through targeted savings for the Medicaid outcome-based program, all while improving health care outcomes. It was approved by the House Health Committee today.
HARRISBURG – Seeking answers to Gov. Tom Wolf’s policy of allowing patients who tested positive to COVID-19 to be allowed to return to long-term care facilities, many of which were hotbeds of the virus, Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover) filed a Right-to-Know (RTK) request with Wolf’s Department of Health.
SENECA – Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) issued the following statement regarding Gov. Tom Wolf’s veto of House Bill 2025, which would have required the support of the General Assembly before Pennsylvania could enter the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) or any similar multi-state compact:
HARRISBURG - The Pennsylvania Office of Open Records granted an appeal to Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon), after a Right-to-Know request he filed with the Pennsylvania Department of Health, seeking justification for delaying the re-opening of Lebanon County businesses, was denied.