State Government Committee to Discuss Election

Nov. 20, 2020 /

After Dominion Voting Systems backed out of attending a fact-finding hearing of the State Government Committee, acting Chairman Seth Grove (R-York) will hold a press conference to discuss the election.

Sonney to Co-Host Hearing with Appropriations Committee on PASSHE Report

Oct. 16, 2020 /

WHAT: Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie), chairman of the House Education Committee, will hold a joint public hearing with the House Appropriations Committee on the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education’s (PASSHE) report pursuant to Act 50 of 2020 and the system’s implementation plan for improvement of operations.

House Republicans Unveil Bills to Drive the Commonwealth’s COVID Comeback

Oct. 09, 2020 /

WHAT: Rep. Josh Kail (R-Beaver/Washington), House Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) and other state representatives will unveil a pro-jobs, recovery-focused legislative package designed to achieve Pennsylvania’s better normal. The initiative, “Commonwealth’s COVID Comeback,” would rebound the economy by incentivizing manufacturing with no new taxes or fees following the pandemic.

Gaydos, Puskaric to Highlight COVID-19 Health Care Impacts During House Majority Policy Committee Meeting

Oct. 05, 2020 /

WHAT: Reps. Valerie Gaydos (R-Allegheny) and Mike Puskaric (R-Allegheny/Washington) will host the House Majority Policy Committee for a virtual discussion with health care officials and elected officials on COVID-19 effects on health care innovation and delivery. The focus will be how do people safely move on to live normal lives during this critical time and how do elected leaders make sure frontline workers are allotted the necessary funding to serve the public.

Committee to Consider Four Education-Related Bills

Sep. 30, 2020 /

WHAT: The House Education Committee, chaired by Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie), will hold a voting meeting to consider four proposals on a variety of education topics. They include measures that would create prekindergarten vision screenings and modify the current school vision screening schedule (House Bill 1342); establish the Back on Track Education Scholarship Account Program (House Bill 2696); provide for the removal of a student convicted or adjudicated delinquent of sexual assault against another enrolled student (Senate Bill 530); and establish a moment of silence in schools on the anniversaries of Sept. 11th and Pearl Harbor Day (Senate Bill 869).

House to Hold Ceremonial Session in Downtown Harrisburg

Sep. 28, 2020 /

WHAT: The House will convene for session at Grace United Methodist Church as part of 200th anniversary celebrations for the church. In 1897, the House held session in the same church after a fire burned the previous Capitol building.

Delozier, House Committee to Examine Financial Impact of COVID-19

Sep. 21, 2020 /

WHAT: The House Commerce Committee, chaired by state Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland), will hold the second of two public hearings titled “What Comes Next - the Impacts of the COVID Crisis.” Testifiers will discuss the manner in which COVID-19 has impacted our economy in terms of housing and utilities, and moratoriums and forbearances placed on loans and bill payment.

House Committee Hearing Thursday on Revamped Unemployment Compensation System

Sep. 16, 2020 /

WHAT: With so many Pennsylvanians relying on Unemployment Compensation benefits due to the economic ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic, the House Labor and Industry Committee will convene an informational hearing to discuss whether the Department of Labor and Industry is ready to proceed with its transition to a new benefit application process in early October or if such a transition could hamper unemployed Pennsylvanians’ access to their benefits.

House Committee to Vote Legislation Rolling Back Wolf Restriction on Restaurants

Sep. 16, 2020 /

WHAT: The House Commerce Committee, chaired by Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland) will consider legislation that would raise from 25% to 50% the restriction on indoor seating capacity set by Gov. Tom Wolf for restaurants and event venues. In addition to House Bill 2832, the committee will vote House Bill 2615, which would create the Small Restaurant Grant Program to assist restaurants impacted by COVID-19. Both pieces of legislation have bipartisan support.

House Transportation Committee to Vote on Several Key Bills, Says Hennessey

Sep. 15, 2020 /

WHAT: Rep. Tim Hennessey (R-Chester/Montgomery), majority chairman of the House Transportation Committee, will hold a voting meeting this week to consider several bills to address the use of robotic and other technological devices in personal delivery options; penalties for failure to possess insurance; and making vehicle registration more affordable for retirees. The committee will also consider bills to address the Federal Highway Trust Fund and designate state bridges in the memory of fallen heroes.

Committee to Vote on Veterans’ Preference Bill

Sep. 15, 2020 /

WHAT: Rep. Stephen Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware), chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, will hold a voting meeting to consider Senate Bill 952, which would clarify and modernize Pennsylvania’s Veterans’ Preference Law, and House Bill 980, which would add the Navy Club of the United States of America as a voting member of the Pennsylvania State Veterans Commission.