Grove: Court Ruling on Election Law Could Have Been Avoided

Jan. 27, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – In response to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision to uphold the Commonwealth Court ruling regarding mail-in ballots in Lehigh County, Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover), chair of the House State Government Committee, issued the following statement:

Pennycuick Supports Federal Funding Allocation for PA Health Care Workers

Jan. 27, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Tracy Pennycuick (R-Montgomery) this week joined her colleagues in the General Assembly in unanimously approving legislation to invest $225 million in federal funding for the recruitment and retention of state health care workers and nurse student loan forgiveness.

Mihalek Introduces Legislation to Ensure Justice for Child Victims

Jan. 27, 2022 /

WASHINGTON COUNTY – Rep. Natalie Mihalek (R-Allegheny/Washington) and Washington County District Attorney Jason Walsh today held a press conference at the Washington County Courthouse to introduce legislation that would elevate the crime of concealing the death of a child to a second-degree felony.

Heffley Supports Funding to Aid Hospitals, Health Care Workers in Carbon County

Jan. 27, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – Recognizing the ongoing challenges faced by Pennsylvania’s frontline health care workers, Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) on Wednesday joined his House colleagues in supporting the allocation of $225 million in federal COVID-19 relief funding to hospitals statewide, including two in Carbon County. The bill was then signed into law by the governor as Act 2 of 2022.

Ecker: House Republicans Demand Transparency Over Education Funding Report

Jan. 26, 2022 /

In an unusual move and with little explanation, House Democrats led a successful effort to table an already released nonpartisan report, completed by the Independent Fiscal Office (IFO), on the Department of Education, during the Performance-Based Budgeting hearing on Tuesday, said Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland).

Keefer Bill to Crackdown on Costly Low Bidders Approved by Committee

Jan. 26, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – While the lowest bid is certainly the most attractive, it is not always in the best interest of taxpayers to accept it when it comes to projects. With that in mind, the House State Government Committee approved House Bill 2269 by Rep. Dawn Keefer (R-York/Cumberland) to require state officials to also consider a perspective contractor’s documented prior performance in other states.

Westmoreland Health Care Workers to Benefit from Funding, Lawmakers Say

Jan. 26, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – Legislation agreed to by both chambers in the General Assembly will provide federal funding to support health care staff in Westmoreland County and throughout Pennsylvania. Overall, seven facilities countywide will receive nearly $2 million to recruit and retain staff, according to lawmakers representing the county in the state House.

Owlett Applauds Investment in Health Care Workers, Nurse Student Loan Forgiveness

Jan. 26, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – In recognition of ongoing challenges facing health care facilities across the Commonwealth, the General Assembly has approved and sent to the governor’s desk legislation that would provide $210 million to support health care workers, as well as $15 million in nurse student loan forgiveness, said Rep. Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter).

Warner, Dowling Applaud Funding to Help Area Health Care Workers

Jan. 26, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – Showing support for the state’s health care workers, Reps. Ryan Warner (R-Fayette/Westmoreland) and Matthew Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) joined in the unanimous approval of legislation to invest $225 million in funding to provide recruitment and retention payments and nurse student loan forgiveness.

Quinn, Williams Vote to Support Health Care Heroes

Jan. 26, 2022 /

HARRISBURG—Reps. Chris Quinn (R-Delaware) and Craig Williams (R-Chester and Delaware) joined their colleagues to support a bi-partisan initiative appropriating $225 million in federal pandemic relief funds to support health care workers and facilities for the recruitment and retention of caregivers.

Funding on the Way to Support Health Care Workers, Causer Says

Jan. 26, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – On the heels of a legislative hearing about the challenges facing rural health care, Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) today voted for a bill that would provide $225 million in funding to support the state’s health care workers and encourage new nurses to enter the field.

Rigby Applauds Approval of Health Care Funding

Jan. 26, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Jim Rigby (R-Cambria/Somerset) joined colleagues on both sides of the aisle today in sending to Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk legislation that would help local hospitals with retention and recruitment of nurses and frontline employees.

Funding on the Way to Health Care Heroes, Cutler Says

Jan. 26, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – Continuing efforts by House Republicans to prioritize, protect and recognize the tireless efforts of frontline health care heroes, the House voted unanimously to direct federally provided aid to critically impacted parts of the health care system.

Ortitay Joins Colleagues in Supporting Hospitals, Health Care Workers

Jan. 26, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – The House today sent legislation to the governor to disburse federal COVID-19 funding to hospitals and frontline health care workers who have served tirelessly during the pandemic, said Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny), who introduced similar legislation last year to assist health care workers and fire and EMS companies.