Ortitay to Lead Hearing on Emergency Procurement

Jul. 19, 2021 /

WHAT: Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny), chair of the House State Government Subcommittee on Government Operations, will lead a subcommittee public hearing on procurement during a state of emergency.

Major to Host Hearing on Pennsylvania’s Economy

Jul. 13, 2021 /

WHAT: Rep. Abby Major (R-Armstrong/Butler/Indiana) will host the House Majority Policy Committee for a hearing on how to grow Pennsylvania’s economy in the southwestern portion of the Commonwealth.

Committee to Consider Three Education Bills

Jun. 21, 2021 /

WHAT: The House Education Committee, chaired by Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie), will hold a voting meeting to consider three proposals on a variety of education topics. They include measures that would provide an additional year of school for a student who is aging out of special education (House Bill 1446); establish an accelerated learning program for students following the COVID-19 pandemic (House Bill 1533); and revise school board of directors’ temporary emergency powers (House Bill 1660).

Committee to Consider Senate Education Bill

Jun. 15, 2021 /

WHAT: The House Education Committee, chaired by Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie), will hold a voting meeting to consider legislation that would make permanent a temporary program that allows prospective educators to serve as substitute teachers (Senate Bill 381).

House State Government Committee to Consider the Voting Rights Protection Act

Jun. 14, 2021 /

WHAT: To address serious issues within Pennsylvania’s election system, the House State Government Committee will consider House Bill 1300, the Voting Rights Protection Act, at its next meeting. The legislation details comprehensive reforms to the election process to improve access to all voters, while increasing security to protect elections.

Elder Abuse Awareness Month Press Conference

Jun. 14, 2021 /

WHAT: Rep. Gary W. Day (R-Lehigh/Berks), chairman of the House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee, will be holding a press conference on a package of bills supporting older Pennsylvanians to honor Elder Abuse Awareness Month.

‘For Those Who Served’ Press Conference

Jun. 08, 2021 /

WHAT: Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming), chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, will be holding a press conference on the ‘For Those Who Served’ package of bills running on the House floor this week. The bills focus on assisting veterans and their families by increasing state funding and enhancing state veterans’ programs. Other legislation seeks to further improve state veterans oversight boards.

Metcalfe, ERE Committee Set to Advance Legislation to Save Citizens, Energy Jobs from Wolf’s Fake Science-Driven, Carbon Tax-Imposing RGGI Scheme

Jun. 07, 2021 /

WHAT: PA House Environmental Resources and Energy (ERE) Committee Majority Chairman Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) will convene a voting meeting to advance House Bill 637, which would require legislative authorization before Pennsylvania could join any cap-and-trade, carbon tax-imposing emissions program such as the governor’s job-killing, fake science-driven Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).

Rossi to Be Sworn In to Represent 59th District on June 7

Jun. 04, 2021 /

WHAT: Rep. Leslie Rossi (R-Westmorland/Somerset) will take the oath of office as a state representative for the 59th Legislative District. She replaces former Rep. Mike Reese, who unexpectedly passed away on Jan. 2.

‘For Those Who Served’ Press Conference

Jun. 04, 2021 /

WHAT: Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming), chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, will be holding a press conference on the ‘For Those Who Served’ package of bills running on the House floor this week.

Major to Take Oath of Office June 7

Jun. 04, 2021 /

WHAT: Rep. Abby Major (R-Armstrong/Butler/Indiana) will take the oath of office as a state representative for the 60th Legislative District. She replaces former Rep. Jeff Pyle who resigned due to health reasons.

Committee to Consider Three Education Bills

Jun. 04, 2021 /

WHAT: The House Education Committee, chaired by Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie), will hold a voting meeting to consider three proposals on a variety of education topics. They include measures that would instruct the Joint State Government Commission to conduct a study on the current shortage of school bus drivers and provide recommendations to address it (House Resolution 15); create the Select Committee on the Jobs of the Future to investigate, review and make findings and recommendations regarding opportunities for the development of new industries, including advanced manufacturing (House Resolution 60); and create the Secondary Education Fire Training Pilot Program and establish the Fire Training Fund (Senate Bill 83).