Silvis to Take Oath of Office Jan. 5

Dec. 30, 2020 /

WHAT: Rep. Jason Silvis (R-Westmoreland/Armstrong/Indiana) will take the oath of office as state representative in the 55th Legislative District.

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.