Bipartisan Bill to Increase Hospital Pricing Transparency Passes State House

Jul. 11, 2024 /

HARRISBURG — A bipartisan bill to increase hospital pricing transparency passed the House Thursday, according to its sponsors Reps. Tarik Khan (D-Philadelphia), David Rowe (R-Snyder/Union/Mifflin/Juniata), Benjamin Sanchez (D-Montgomery), K.C. Tomlinson (R-Bucks), Jim Prokopiak (D-Bucks) and Dawn Keefer (R-York).

Rowe Bill to Protect Food Donors, Feed Families Passes the House

Jul. 09, 2024 /

HARRISBURG— Legislation to expand immunity from civil and criminal liability for donating food past its labeled, manufacturer-issued date unanimously passed the House Monday, according to Rep. David Rowe (R-Snyder/Union/Mifflin/Juniata), the bill’s sponsor. Rowe worked on this initiative in a prior legislative session before taking it up again with Rep. Tarik Khan (D-Philadelphia).

Struzzi Named to Opioid Misuse and Addiction Abatement Trust

Jul. 09, 2024 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) was appointed to the Opioid Misuse and Addiction Abatement Trust by House Minority Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster). The trust distributes settlement funds from opioid manufactures, distributors and pharmacy chains to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, counties, and municipalities for abatement of the opioid crisis.

House GOP Policy Committee to Hold Hearing in Chester County on Big Elk Creek State Park

Jul. 05, 2024 /

House Republican Policy Committee Vice Chairman Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland), Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester) and other lawmakers will host a hearing titled “Big Elk Creek State Park” to gather insight into the history and potential development of the park, and to evaluate proposed plans for its future and continued sustainability.

House GOP Policy Committee to Hold Hearing in Cumberland Co. on Costs, Benefits of Doing Business in PA

Jul. 05, 2024 /

House Republican Policy Committee Vice Chairman Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) and other lawmakers will host a hearing titled “The Costs and Benefits of Doing Business in Pennsylvania” to identify and understand the real-world challenges and opportunities within Pennsylvania’s business environment and to explore innovative solutions that can enhance the Commonwealth’s economic competitiveness, support local enterprises and attract new investment.

Gregory Initiative Would Give Greater Voice to Abuse Victims

Jul. 02, 2024 /

HARRISBURG – A legislative measure that would create a two-year window of time in which survivors of childhood sexual abuse could file lawsuits passed the Pennsylvania House of Representatives today, according to Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair).

Biden’s Economic Mismanagement

Jul. 01, 2024 /

As Americans grapple with a 20% increase in overall prices since President Joe Biden took office, it is clear his administration’s economic policies have ushered in higher prices, leading to higher prices for everyone. Gas prices have soared by 55%, airfare has jumped nearly 40%, electricity costs are up 29%, and rent and grocery prices have surged by 21%. Perhaps most alarmingly, the monthly mortgage payment on a median-priced home has skyrocketed by a staggering 119%.

Mihalek, Marcell, Mercuri Stand With Israel; Proposal Would Prohibit Divestment by Colleges

Jun. 28, 2024 /

HARRISBURG –Reps. Natalie Mihalek (R-Allegheny/Washington), Kristin Marcell (R-Bucks) and Rob Mercuri (R-Allegheny) today announced legislation that would solidify the Commonwealth’s support for Israel by withholding state funds from any institution of higher learning that boycotts or divests from Israel, as well as prohibiting holdings in the Pennsylvania State Treasury or Commonwealth pension funds from being divested from Israel.

Cutler Opposes Expansion of Sunday Hunting

Jun. 27, 2024 /

HARRISBURG – House Republican Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) Thursday voted in opposition to legislation that would expand Sunday hunting across Pennsylvania.