HARRISBURG – To ensure residents can use the programs they desperately need as the quest for a budget that won’t devastate them continues, Rep. Harry Lewis Jr. (R-Chester) yesterday voted in favor to override Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget veto. He voted to fund vital human services, education, agriculture and health line items of the budget that have remained unfunded since the governor vetoed the state budget in full on June 30.
HARRISBURG – The House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, led by Majority Chairman Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware), unanimously approved a resolution to urge Congress and the Department of Defense to expeditiously address the safety and protection of United States Armed Forces personnel within the borders of the United States.
HARRISBURG-- Rep. John Taylor (R-Philadelphia) has co-sponsored legislation to address the challenge of juvenile drug dealers and firearms.
HARRISBURG-- In a move to counter scrap metal theft, Rep. John Taylor (R-Philadelphia) has introduced legislation to help law enforcement investigate such crimes.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Ryan Warner (R-Fayette/Westmoreland) today voted to override portions of Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget veto which left human service organizations without funding. The vote failed along party lines to gain the required two-thirds majority.
HARRISBURG – In an attempt to provide funding to vital human service agencies across the Commonwealth, Rep. Craig Staats (R-Bucks) today cast several votes in favor of overriding the governor’s veto of several line items in this year’s state budget.
HARRISBURG – To restore funding for vital human services throughout Pennsylvania, the Lancaster County House Republican Delegation this afternoon voted in favor to override Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget veto. They voted to fund vital human services, education, agriculture and health line items of the budget that have remained unfunded since the governor vetoed the state budget in full on June 30.
WHAT: Reps. Seth Grove (R-York) and Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland) will hold a press event at a local pharmacy to announce a new state law in effect, which allows pharmacists to offer flu vaccines to children ages 9 and older, with parental permission. Act 8 of 2015 also allows licensed pharmacy interns under the direct supervision of a pharmacist to administer the vaccine and ensures children of members of the armed services and veterans receive the flu vaccination free of charge.
I spend a lot of my time learning about the needs of the Commonwealth’s emergency responders, veterans and their families. By always remaining informed, I can best represent these groups as the Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee majority chairman. Maintaining a close working relationship allows me to serve both groups of individuals when I complete the many tasks of a state representative.
HARRISBURG--Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) has introduced a resolution urging the U.S. Congress and the Department of Defense to immediately address security concerns to better protect our military personnel within the borders of the United States while in the performance of their duties.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Frank Farry (R-Bucks), along with Rep. Kevin Schreiber (D-York) and state Sen. Rob Teplitz (D-Dauphin/Perry), unveiled legislation today to protect pets left unattended in a car.
HARRISBURG – The state House today unanimously passed House Resolution 448, authored by state Rep. Marcia Hahn (R-Nazareth). The legislation recognizes the 150th anniversary of the borough of Chapman in Northampton County.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Duane Milne (R-Chester) released the following statement on the events in West Chester earlier today:
HARRISBURG – In an effort to restore some state funding to Pennsylvania’s human service organizations and schools, Rep. Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill) today voted in favor of overriding several of Gov. Tom Wolf’s vetoes to the state budget. After the votes today, Knowles made the following statement:
HARRISBURG – Rep. Brian Ellis (R-Butler) voted in favor of overriding several of Gov. Tom Wolf’s vetoes to the state budget on Tuesday, in an effort to try and restore state funding to some of Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable citizens. Ellis made the following statement after the votes today:
HARRISBURG -- Rep. Ron Marsico (R-Lower Paxton) issued the following statement after the General Assembly attempted to override portions of the governor’s budget veto today:
HARRISBURG – Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) today voted in support of overriding the governor’s veto of several line items in the state budget to ensure necessary programs and services may continue for the people who need them.
HARRISBURG – State House Democrats today unanimously shutdown an effort by House Republicans to send support for basic services such as domestic violence and rape crisis centers that are funded by state government. The vote took place during a House Republican attempt to override portions of Gov. Tom Wolf’s historic veto of the entire state spending plan for the 2015-16 fiscal year.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Ryan Mackenzie (R-Berks/Lehigh) and a majority of his colleagues in the state House today in Harrisburg voted to override the governor’s veto of state appropriations for students, rape victims and cancer patients, among others.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) today voted in Harrisburg with a majority of his colleagues in the state House to release state funding for students, rape victims and cancer patients, among others.