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:
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.
HARRISBURG – Working to ensure no child loses their health care coverage through the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Rep. Milou Mackenzie (R-Lehigh/Montgomery/Northampton) was pleased to announce that the House unanimously passed her House Bill 2072.
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.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Barry Jozwiak (R-Berks) voices his support of House Bill 253, which was jointly passed by the House and Senate and signed into law by the governor this week, that will directly provide assistance to Pennsylvania hospitals and health care workers.
HARRISBURG – Calling it a major step forward in supporting the forgotten victims of the state’s opioid epidemic, Rep. Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) today announced his bill to help children of parents struggling with substance abuse disorders has been signed into law.
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.
HARRISBURG – In response to Gov. Tom Wolf vetoing the citizens’ congressional redistricting map, Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) issued the following statement:
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).
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.
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.
HARRISBURG – Reps. Abby Major (R-Armstrong/Indiana/Butler) and Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) today joined their colleagues in the House to support legislation to send federal COVID-19 funding to hospitals and frontline health care workers, including $920,113 to Armstrong County Memorial Hospital.
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).
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) Wednesday voted to support legislation that will provide $210 million to frontline health care facilities, behavioral health centers and critical access hospitals. In addition, $15 million will be dedicated to a successful student debt relief program for nurses.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.