Vereb Votes to Override Parts of Governor’s Budget Veto

Aug. 25, 2015 /

HARRISBURG — State Rep. Mike Vereb (R-Montgomery) today in Harrisburg voted with a majority of his colleagues to release state funding to pay for programs that would benefit students, rape victims, cancer patients and other Pennsylvanians.

Pickett Seeks to Ensure Human Services Funding Through Override Attempt

Aug. 25, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – In seeking to ensure state funding for a number of human service agencies in the 110th District and across Pennsylvania, Rep. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) today cast several votes in historic attempts to override the governor’s veto of numerous line items in the 2015-16 state budget.

Toepel and Other Republicans Vote to Support Key Commonwealth Services

Aug. 25, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Marcy Toepel (R-Montgomery) tonight joined her colleagues in a vote to fund vital human services, education, agriculture and health line items of the budget that have remained unfunded since the governor vetoed the state budget in full on June 30.

Rapp Votes to Override Budget Veto Withholding Money from Schools, Human Services Agencies

Aug. 25, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) today voted with the majority of her Republican colleagues to override vital portions of the state budget vetoed by the governor that would deliver needed funding to schools and human services agencies. Unfortunately, a two-thirds supermajority, which is needed in order to override the governor’s veto, was not attained.

Wheeland Issues Statement on Budget Veto Override Attempt

Aug. 25, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Jeff C. Wheeland (R-Lycoming) today issued the following statement on the failure of the House, along party lines, to override select line items in the state budget passed by the General Assembly and vetoed by the governor:

Beaver County Democrats Vote Against Restored Funding for Crucial Services, Christiana Says

Aug. 25, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Jim Christiana (R-Beaver/Washington) today issued the following statement after House Democrats voted to shut down efforts by House Republicans to send state budget funding for crucial services such as domestic violence and rape crisis centers. House Republicans attempted to override portions of Gov. Tom Wolf’s historic veto of the entire state spending plan for the 2015-16 fiscal year.

Heffley Slams Failure to Send Funding to Service Providers

Aug. 25, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – The House fell 21 votes short on its effort to override parts of Gov. Tom Wolf’s unprecedented total budget veto, and Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) today said the failure to send state budget funding to human service providers in Carbon County and throughout the state is a stunning and callous move on the part of House minority members who voted against overriding the agreed to line items in House Bill 1192.

Quinn Casts Votes to Help Fund Critical Human Services

Aug. 25, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – In helping to get state funding to those most in need, Rep. Marguerite Quinn (R-Bucks) issued the following statement after casting several votes in the state House to override portions of the governor’s 2015-16 state budget veto:

Gabler, Sankey Vote to Fund Critical Services Statewide

Aug. 25, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – State Reps. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) and Tommy Sankey (R-Clearfield/Cambria) joined a majority of their colleagues today in voting to fund essential statewide services in the wake of Gov. Tom Wolf’s unprecedented comprehensive budget veto on June 30. In a series of party-line votes, House Democrats declined to provide the necessary two-thirds majority necessary to override the governor’s veto and provide immediate funding for a range of human service and education-related programs, including rape crisis centers, domestic violence services, PHEAA college student grants and public school transportation.

Barrar to Hold Committee Vote on Bill to Protect Armed Forces

Aug. 21, 2015 /

WHAT: Following the tragic deaths of military personnel at two military installations in Tennessee in July, Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware), majority chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, will host a committee meeting to vote on a bill urging Congress and the Department of Defense to expeditiously address the safety and protection of the United States armed forces personnel within the borders of the country.

Payne Calls for Committee Hearing on Porngate Legislation

Aug. 20, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. John Payne (R-Dauphin) today renewed his call for action on legislation he introduced in response to the Porngate scandal. Payne’s House Bill 780 would establish penalties for state employees who use Commonwealth-owned computers, networks or cellular phones to view and/or exchange pornography.