HARRISBURG — State Representative Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) today circulated a memorandum asking colleagues in the state House to co-sponsor a resolution calling for the impeachment of Gov. Tom Wolf:
HARRISBURG – As the COVID-19 emergency and the governor’s business closure order move into a third month, Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) again stood up for the people of rural Pennsylvania by voting to support the safe reopening of small businesses and give local officials some say in how they operate during a disaster declaration.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Chris Quinn (R-Delaware) voted on Thursday in favor of four separate bills to move all of Pennsylvania toward reopening.
HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives returned to session on Thursday to continue work on legislation that would help safely reopen the Commonwealth’s economy.
HARRISBURG – As Pennsylvania’s unemployment statistics continue to rise, and the COVID-19 ‘curve’ is flattened, the House of Representatives sent a plan to allow counties to develop and implement their own COVID-19 mitigation plans for businesses to the Governor’s desk.
HARRISBURG – As Pennsylvanians continue to flatten the COVID-19 “curve” and more counties are moving from “red” to “yellow,” the House sent a comprehensive response bill to Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk and the Republican caucus strongly urges the governor to sign the bill immediately.
HARRISBURG — Legislation to authorize the resumption of safe real estate transactions is on its way to the governor’s desk, said Rep. Todd Polinchock (R-Bucks), who authored the measure.
HARRISBURG – Today, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed legislation authored by Rep. Lori Mizgorski (R-Allegheny) that would issue a waiver to the governor’s COVID-19 Business Closure to allow barber shops and hair salons the option to open their doors and provide services.
HARRISBURG – Today, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives returned to session and passed Rep. Natalie Mihalek’s (R-Allegheny/Washington) amended legislation which would allow several industries in Pennsylvania to reopen and continue operations during the governor’s business closure order.
HARRISBURG – After waiting weeks for an arbitrary business waiver process, thousands of frustrated business owners are now just a signature away from having the choice to safely resume their family-sustaining careers.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) today announced that the House of Representatives has passed House Resolutions 687 and 688 in honor of Indiana, PA, native, Jimmy Stewart. House Resolution 687 would designate May 20, 2020, as Jimmy Stewart Day, and House Resolution 688 would honor May 20, 2020, as the 25th Anniversary of the Jimmy Stewart Museum.
HARRISBURG—Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Reps. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) and Jared Solomon (D-Philadelphia) to speed up property tax and rent rebates to qualified recipients has been passed by the Senate and is going to Gov. Tom Wolf for his signature.
HARRISBURG ? Chairman Stephen Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware), chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee (VAEP), held an informational meeting this week to update the committee on the role and readiness status of Pennsylvania’s National Guard in the statewide effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
HARRISBURG – State Reps. Tommy Sankey (R-Hastings) and Jim Rigby (R-Johnstown) both remember legendary radio broadcaster Paul Harvey very well.
HARRISBURG - Reps. Steve Mentzer (R-Lancaster) and Keith Greiner (R-Lancaster) have introduced House Bill 2524, which would establish a pilot program that would allow employers to test their employees for COVID-19 antibodies when they return to work.
HARRISBURG - Rep. Russ Diamond (R-Lebanon) is in support of the decision of Lebanon County officials to move the county into the “yellow phase” of Gov. Tom Wolf’s reopening plan. Diamond is in agreement that the residents and public officials of Lebanon County have successfully worked together as a community to “flatten the curve” of COVID-19 in the area, and that the county meets the requirements to enter the yellow phase. The Lebanon County District Attorney’s Office has stated that it will not prosecute businesses that reopen Friday, May 15.
TAMAQUA, Schuylkill County – In response to the Schuylkill County Commissioner’s decision to withdraw their support from a letter sent to Gov. Tom Wolf on Saturday, May 9, concerning the county moving from the “red phase” to the “yellow phase,” Sen. Dave Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) and Reps. Jerry Knowles (R-Schuylkill/Berks/Carbon) and Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Dauphin) released the following statement:
HARRISBURG — Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny) today announced that he plans to soon introduce two bills to direct federal CARES Act money to fire and EMS companies in order to recoup costs associated with COVID-19 and to frontline workers to create an incentive pay program.
HARRISBURG – Recognizing the restrictions of recent weeks due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to exercise, Rep. Brooks (R-Allegheny/Westmoreland) announced today that he will be introducing legislation that will allow Pennsylvanians to engage in their favorite indoor sports and recreation activities beginning on Monday, June 1.
WAYNE COUNTY- Reps. Jonathan Fritz (R-Wayne/Susquehanna) and Mike Peifer (R-Wayne/Pike), along with Wayne County elected officials and community leaders, joined together in making a compelling plea to Gov. Tom Wolf requesting due consideration to safely lift the stay-at-home order in the county.