House Republicans Take Lead in Infrastructure Reforms

Jul. 23, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Building upon the significant improvements Pennsylvania taxpayers have made possible across the state’s transportation infrastructure, a newly appointed House Republican task force will examine the next steps required to ensure Pennsylvania can compete on a global scale. In recent years Pennsylvania has made major improvements in aging bridges and roadways. The task force will work to determine the next phases of infrastructure improvements needed to accommodate the demands of expanding industries and a growing economy without putting any additional burdens on taxpayers.

Sankey Bills to Honor Local Servicemen Become Law

Jul. 18, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Efforts by state Rep. Tommy Sankey (R-Clearfield/Cambria) to honor the contributions of two Cambria County servicemen are officially a success with Gov. Tom Wolf’s signature on two pieces of legislation.

Toohil’s Adoption Bill Signed into Law

Jul. 11, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Legislation to simplify the process for certain adoptions in Pennsylvania sponsored by Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) was recently signed into law.

Sankey Legislation Addresses Backlog of Untested Rape Kits

Jul. 11, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – The recently finalized 2019-20 state budget failed to include funding to specifically address Pennsylvania’s backlog of untested rape kits. State Rep. Tommy Sankey (R-Clearfield/Cambria) has a legislative solution.

Keller Critical of Wolf Decision on Voting Machine Funding

Jul. 10, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Mark Keller (R-Perry/Cumberland) today joined a growing number of his House colleagues in criticizing Gov. Tom Wolf’s decision to borrow funds without legislative approval to assist county governments with the purchase of new voting systems.

Warner Says Wolf Overstepping Again on Voting Machine Funding

Jul. 10, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Ryan Warner (R-Fayette/Westmoreland) issued the following statement in response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s announcement that he plans to issue bonds to help pay for new voting machines without approval of the Legislature:

Fritz’s Natural Gas Pipeline Expansion Proposal Written into Law

Jul. 10, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Advocating for the need of pro-jobs and growth options in rural parts of the Commonwealth has proven successful for Rep. Jonathan Fritz (R-Susquehanna/Wayne) as his Pipeline Investment Program initiative expansion proposal was signed into law.

Local Highway to be Renamed in Honor of Vietnam Veterans

Jul. 09, 2019 /

MILESBURG – On Wednesday, July 17, Rep. Stephanie Borowicz (R-Centre/Clinton) will host a dedication and sign unveiling ceremony designating a section of State Route 192, from the intersection with State Route 477 in Miles Township to the intersection with State Route 144 in Centre Hall Borough, as the Central Pennsylvania Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway.

Everett Issues Statement on Wolf Executive Action Putting Politics Above a Citizen’s Right to Vote

Jul. 09, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming/Union), chairman of the House State Government Committee, issued the following statement after the governor announced today a county reimbursement scheme involving the borrowing of funds from the Pennsylvania Economic Development Financing Authority (PEDFA), which is generally an agency that deals with local economic improvement rather than election costs. The governor vetoed last week a bipartisan proposal from the General Assembly that would have provided $90 million in state funding for counties and included a provision that would abolish straight-party ticket voting.

Dowling to Governor: PA is a Democracy, Not a Dictatorship

Jul. 09, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Matthew Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) issued the following statement in response to an announcement by Gov. Tom Wolf that he will unilaterally order a bond issue to fund the purchase of new voting machines across the Commonwealth: