Pennsylvania House Advances Bills to Protect Families, Provide for Economic Recovery

Mar. 17, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania House of Representatives was in voting session from March 15-17, 2021, and the Republican Caucus continued advancing its priorities of providing for an economic recovery, protecting families and reforming government for the benefit of Pennsylvanians, Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) said Wednesday.

Speaker Announces Special Election for the 60th District

Mar. 17, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) today ordered a special election to coincide with Pennsylvania’s primary election on Tuesday, May 18, to fill the vacant seat in the 60th Legislative District in Armstrong, Butler and Indiana counties.

Ryan Bill Would Provide a Clearer Picture of PAs Financial Status

Mar. 16, 2021 /

HARRISBURG - Today, the House approved legislation sponsored by Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) that would give Pennsylvania’s Independent Fiscal Office (IFO) dynamic scoring capability, which would enable it to produce more informative and impactful calculations to help state lawmakers make more informed decisions concerning the Commonwealth’s financial future.

Bernstine’s Markie’s Law Bill Passes House

Mar. 16, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – In the wake of the 2019 murder of a child in Lawrence County, the House of Representatives today overwhelmingly passed legislation authored by Aaron Bernstine (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence) which focuses on the parole process for violent offenders.

Legislative Leaders Name Reapportionment Commission Members

Mar. 16, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania’s process of adjusting state legislative districts is officially underway after Republican leaders in the Legislature formally announced their appointments to the Legislative Reapportionment Commission.

Pyle to Retire

Mar. 16, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Jeff Pyle (R-Armstrong/Indiana/Butler) today announced he will be retiring as a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives effective at the close of business today due to health issues.

It is Time for State Employees to Return to Work in Person

Mar. 16, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Just before the governor announced plans to alleviate some restrictions on Pennsylvania’s business community, the House State Government Committee heard a hearing on Monday with the Office of the Administration to discuss their plans to bring state employees back to work in person, Chairman Seth Grove (R-Dover) said. In response, Grove issued the follow statement:

Schuylkill County Delegation Announces Over $9 Million in Rental and Utility Assistance

Mar. 12, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Sen. David Argall (R-Berks/Schuylkill) and Reps. Tim Twardzik (R-Schuylkill), Joe Kerwin (R-Dauphin/Schuylkill) and Jerry Knowles (R-Schuylkill/Berks/Carbon) announced that Schuylkill County would be receiving over $9 million for rental and utility assistance due to the passage of Senate Bill 109, signed into law on Friday by Governor Wolf as Act 1 of 2021.

Gregory to Governor: Who is Responsible?

Mar. 12, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair) penned a letter Friday to Gov. Tom Wolf, asking him for an update into how the Pennsylvania Department of State failed to properly advertise a proposed ballot question.