WHAT: With approximately one-third of Pennsylvania’s workforce applying for unemployment compensation benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic, the House Labor and Industry Committee will host a virtual informational hearing to learn from members of the administration about why the system failed so many residents during the early stages of the pandemic and what steps have been taken to improve the system.
WHO: State Representative Daryl Metcalfe’s (R-Butler)interview on his resolution calling for the impeachment of Gov. Tom Wolf is scheduled to air tonight on the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN).
WHAT: Rep. Stephen Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware), chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, will hold an informational meeting on the effects of COVID-19 on Pennsylvania Veterans Homes, the Pennsylvania National Guard and its mission status. Because the Capitol remains closed to visitors during the statewide emergency, the meeting will be held virtually with public access via LIVE webstreaming.
WHAT: Rep.-elect Eric Davanzo (R-Westmoreland) will take the oath of office as state representative of the 58th Legislative District.
WHAT: Rep. Kathleen ‘K.C.’ Tomlinson (R-Bucks) will take the oath of office as state representative in the 18th Legislative District.
WHAT: Reps. Aaron Bernstine (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence) and Joshua Kail (R-Beaver/Washington) will hold a Facebook press conference after drafting a letter to Gov. Tom Wolf and asking him to issue an executive order to use potential assets of the former Ellwood City Hospital due to the coronavirus crisis. The facility closed its emergency department in December 2019 for numerous safety violations. Months later, the parent company shut down the entire hospital and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
WHAT: PA House Health Committee Subcommittee Chairman Paul Schemel (R-Franklin) and House Health Committee Majority Chair Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) will convene a public hearing to discuss appropriate standards of care for minors experiencing gender dysphoria.
WHAT: Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny), Majority Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster), along with other legislators and numerous state union members, will host a press conference advocating for family-sustaining jobs/careers and promoting a prosperous economy by supporting bipartisan manufacturing tax credit legislation (House Bill 1100).
WHAT: With Gov. Tom Wolf threatening to veto legislation (House Bill 1100) seeking to establish an Energy and Fertilizer Manufacturing Tax Credit in the Commonwealth, Sen. John Yudichak (I-Carbon/Luzerne) and Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne), the bill’s sponsor, will be hosting a rally to highlight the benefits of this tax credit as well as voice the overwhelming support this legislation has gained across the Commonwealth.
WHAT: The House Majority Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest), will travel to Butler to host a roundtable discussion with local businesses, elected officials and economic development organizations. This is part of the House Republican Caucus’ #GoodJobs4PA legislative package.
WHAT: PA House Health Committee Chairman Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) will convene a public hearing to examine the impact of Cannabidiol (CBD)—an active ingredient in cannabis which can be purchased off the shelve—on Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana program.
WHAT: The House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, chaired by Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter), will hold a public hearing on House Bill 1983, which would eliminate a sunset date and continue the status quo for how the costs of racehorse medication testing are paid.
WHAT: PA House Health Committee Chairman Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) will convene a public hearing focusing on prescription drug pricing.
WHAT: The House Game and Fisheries Committee will be holding a hearing to discuss the new Saturday opening day of the Rifle Deer Season.
WHAT: Reps. Wendi Thomas (R-Bucks) and Meghan Schroeder (R-Bucks) will host a hearing of the House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee on elder abuse.
WHAT: Rep. Frank Farry (R-Bucks) will hold a public hearing of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee (VAEP) to hear testimony on House Bill 1819. The bill would establish a Pennsylvania State Fire Commission to coordinate resources and services for fire and emergency services providers in the Commonwealth in accordance with the S.R. 6 Commission report.
WHAT: Rep. Tom Murt (R-Montgomery) will host veterans who served alongside him from 1990 to 2008 in Iraq for informational meetings and guest speakers at the Pennsylvania State Capitol. Guest speakers include Reps. Thomas P. Murt, Ed.D and Kerry Benninghof; Maj. Gen. Anthony Carrell; Pennsylvania adjutant general and a Department of Military and Veterans Affairs representative.
WHAT: Reps. Wendi Thomas (R-Bucks) and Malcolm Kenyatta (D-Philadelphia) will host a hearing of the Mental Health Caucus on mental health services in our schools.
WHAT: Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) will be participating in a hearing of the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee regarding his bill, House Bill 2025, which would require legislative authorization before Pennsylvania could join a cap-and-trade carbon emissions program such as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).
WHAT: Rep. Mark Keller (R-Perry/Cumberland), chairman of the Legislative Audit Advisory Commission (LAAC), and other LAAC members will meet to review and accept the audit for Fiscal Year 2018-19. LAAC is charged with conducting the annual financial audit of the General Assembly as required by Article VIII, Section 10 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania. Audits are conducted in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards.