Press conference discussing the 180-day anniversary of the governor’s original COVID-19 emergency declaration and the need to hold Gov. Tom Wolf accountable.
WHAT: Rep. Stephen Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware), chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, will hold a voting meeting this week to consider legislation aimed at helping veterans and their families transition from military to civilian life; establish a Sept. 11, 2001, Day of Remembrance; and establish September 2020 as Military Service-Related Post-Traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Month” in Pennsylvania.
Representative Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler), Senator Doug Mastriano (R-Adams) and other state lawmakers will gather on the state Capitol steps to introduce a new initiative to protect and preserve the Constitutionally-affirmed rights of Pennsylvania citizens against the governor’s tyrannical abuse of emergency powers.
WHAT: PA House Environmental Resources and Energy (ERE) Committee Majority Chairman Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) will once again convene a public hearing to receive expert, factual testimony on the consequences of Pennsylvania joining any cap-and-trade, carbon tax-imposing emissions program such as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).
WHAT: The House Education Committee, chaired by Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie), will hold a voting meeting to consider three proposals related to COVID-19. They include measures that would authorize a school entity to determine whether to hold sports and other extracurricular activities in-person and whether to allow spectators (House Bill 2787); allow a parent to elect to have a child in a public or non-public school repeat a grade, including all academic and extracurricular activities (House Bill 2788); and authorize the Secretary of Education to address disruptions to teacher training and certification caused by the COVID-19 disaster emergency (Senate Bill 1216).
WHAT: Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie), chairman of the House Education Committee, will hold a joint public hearing with the Senate Education Committee to hear from the administration on how to safely reopen schools this fall due to COVID-19.
WHAT: Rep. Matt Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) will host a press conference in conjunction with local event venues, caterers and other businesses negatively impacted by Gov. Tom Wolf’s targeted mitigation measures to announce legislation that would benefit the events industry by allowing them to safely operate at 50% capacity.
WHAT: With so many Pennsylvanians applying for Unemployment Compensation benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic and some of them still waiting to receive answers, the House Labor and Industry Committee will host a virtual informational meeting to identify reasons behind the system’s failure at the time applicants and their families needed it to work.
WHAT: Reps. Mike Reese (R-Westmoreland/Somerset) and Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) will host a press conference to unveil two pieces of legislation that will impact sports, extracurricular activities and educational opportunities for students during the upcoming 2020-21 school year.
WHAT: Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie), chairman of the House Education Committee, and members of the committee will hold a two-day public hearing on safely reopening schools this fall.
WHAT: Reps. Matt Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) and Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) will host a conversation about the struggles faced by the restaurant industry because of the limitations imposed on it by Gov. Tom Wolf. Owners will share their challenges and discuss solutions to benefit the community as a whole.
PA House Environmental Resources and Energy (ERE) Committee Majority Chairman Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) will once again convene a public hearing to receive expert, factual testimony on the consequences of Pennsylvania joining any cap-and-trade, carbon tax-imposing emissions program such as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).
WHAT: While making threats to veto legislation to increase transparency during an emergency declaration, Gov. Tom Wolf and his staff have made incorrect and untrue statements about what House Bill 2463 - which passed the House and Senate unanimously (252-0) - would do. To set the record straight, Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) will host a virtual, honest and open conversation with a media law professional.
WHAT: Continuing to address the coronavirus-based needs of those in Pennsylvania’s elderly population, the House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee is holding an informational meeting to discuss resident safety in long-term care during COVID-19.
WHAT: The House Judiciary Committee, led by Chairman Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin), will hold a voting meeting on House Bills 1841 and 1910, which address vetting and training of police officers to further strengthen police and community relationships.
WHAT: Rep. Gary W. Day (R-Berks/Lehigh), chairman of the House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee, along with members of the committee will hold an informational meeting to discuss COVID-19 testing in long-term care facilities.
WHAT: Rep. Russ Diamond (R-Lebanon), Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-Franklin/York/Adams), Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware) and Sen. Mike Regan (R-Cumberland/York) will be holding a press conference on the passage of Diamond’s House Resolution 836 by the General Assembly. The resolution required by law that the governor must end the COVID-19 emergency declaration.
WHAT: Proponents of Marsy’s Law will outline benefits of the legislation and share their thoughts on the ongoing lawsuit a day before the Commonwealth Court holds a hearing. Marsy’s Law is a victims’ bill of rights that would be added to the Pennsylvania Constitution.
WHAT: PA House Environmental Resources and Energy(ERE) Committee Majority Chairman Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) will convene a voting meeting to advance House Bill 2025,which would reinforce that legislative authorization is required before Pennsylvania could join any cap-and-trade, carbon tax-imposing emissions program such as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).
WHAT: Continuing to address the needs of those in Pennsylvania’s elderly population, the House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee is holding an informational meeting to discuss the Commonwealth’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program.