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.

Cambria County Legislators Call for Weekly ‘Employment Health’ Updates

Jul. 02, 2020 / Press Release

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Health is no longer conducting weekly televised news conferences to update the spread of COVID-19. State Reps. Tommy Sankey (R-Hastings) and Jim Rigby (R-Johnstown) are now calling on the state’s Department of Labor and Industry to begin a similar practice by regularly addressing the Commonwealth’s economic “health” in a public forum.

Voices of Pennsylvanians Blocked by Court Ruling

Jul. 01, 2020 /

The House Republican leadership team issued the following statement in response to the state Supreme Court’s ruling on Scarnati v. Wolf, a ruling that strikes down the bipartisan vote to end the ongoing emergency declaration:

No Wells? No Worries! York County Continues to Benefit from Natural Gas

Jul. 01, 2020 /

YORK – A former feed mill in York County, once used as a prop for Gov. Tom Wolf’s severance tax tour, is being torn down despite the absence of a severance tax on Pennsylvania’s natural gas consumers. To date, York County has received nearly $3.5 million dollars, including more than $378,000 it received today, in impact fees from taxes on unconventional gas wells in Pennsylvania despite there not being a well in the county.

Governor Signs Bill to Increase River Safety, Gillespie Says

Jul. 01, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam) today announced that the governor has signed his bill, House Bill 1003, which strengthens the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission’s (PFBC) ability to enforce the marking of low head or run-of-the-river dams. The bill was signed into law as Act 39 of 2020.

Dowling Calls on Wolf to Sign Bill to Increase Water Access for Ohiopyle State Park

Jul. 01, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Matthew Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) is calling on Gov. Tom Wolf to sign a bill he drafted that would authorize a land swap between the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and Ohiopyle Borough to increase water access for Ohiopyle State Park. The General Assembly unanimously supported the legislation.

General Assembly Passes Bill to Increase River Safety, Gillespie Says

Jun. 25, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam) today announced that both chambers of the General Assembly have passed his bill, House Bill 1003, which would strengthen the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission’s (PFBC) ability to enforce the marking of low head or run-of-the-river dams.

Delozier Amendment Strengthens Licensure Legislation, Helps Send Bill to Governor’s Desk

Jun. 25, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – A much-needed piece of legislation that deals with individuals who have criminal records and are attempting to return to the workforce in a field that requires state licensure is on the verge of becoming law. Senate Bill 637, which now awaits Gov. Tom Wolf’s signature, includes an amendment offered in committee by state Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland) that passed the House earlier this year as House Bill 1477 (which she authored).