HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania House Republican Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) issued the following statement on Gov. Tom Wolf’s call for a special session on Monday, Jan. 9.
“It is understandable that Gov. Wolf would want to call for this special session as soon as possible given the election of Pennsylvania’s first Independent speaker of the House and the governor’s desire to make up the Department of State’s failures that led to justice being delayed to many survivors of child sexual abuse.
“However, it is not in the best interest of the Commonwealth to do this work in special session, where we are required to only work on a single issue. Passing this Constitutional amendment was something we have done easily in the past and have already committed to running this session. We can do this work in regular session, while also addressing other urgent needs the people of Pennsylvania expect us to address in a timely manner.
“To do so, we must complete the work necessary to assemble as an effective body. We look forward to working with Speaker Mark Rozzi in earnest and finally see legitimate engagement from our Democratic counterparts so we can agree to a set of House rules, organize committees and begin the work of this session.”
Republican Leader Bryan Cutler
100th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives