Mehaffie, House Majority Policy Committee to Explore Topic of Nursing Shortages

Nov. 26, 2021 /

WHAT: Rep. Tom Mehaffie will host the House Majority Policy Committee led by Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter) for a hearing on the workforce crisis in the nursing industry. Information will be presented about nurse staffing standards, the impacts of nurse shortages on patient care and the struggles involved with maintaining a skilled workforce.

Boback Welcomes Civil Air Patrol to Capitol for 80th Anniversary

Nov. 12, 2021 /

WHAT: Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming), chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, will lead a press conference to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Civil Air Patrol and swear in the next legislative squadron.

Committee to Consider Five Education Bills

Nov. 12, 2021 /

WHAT: The House Education Committee, chaired by Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie), will hold a voting meeting to consider five proposals on a variety of education topics.

Mackenzie to Lead Hearing on Congressional Term Limits Tuesday

Nov. 08, 2021 /

WHAT: Rep. Ryan Mackenzie (R-Berks/Lehigh), majority chairman of the House State Government Subcommittee on Campaign Finance and Elections, will lead a hearing on the topic of Congressional term limits. Establishing term limits for elected members of Congress would require a constitutional amendment, which could be enacted through a constitutional convention called for under Article V of the U.S. Constitution. Recent polls show an overwhelming majority of voters support term limits for U.S. senators and representatives.

House Members to Offer Details of Support for Veterans Bill Package

Nov. 05, 2021 /

WHAT: Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming), chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, will lead a press conference on the Veterans Day package of bills running on the House floor this week. The bills focus on assisting veterans and their families by increasing state funding and enhancing state veterans’ programs.

State Legislators Question Private Funding of Elections

Nov. 05, 2021 /

WHAT: State Reps. Eric Nelson (R-Westmoreland), Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) and Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) will discuss House Bill 2044, legislation they are co-sponsoring that would prevent all county election officials and the Secretary of the Commonwealth from accepting private contributions and donations that are designated for the administration of elections.

Subcommittee on Government Integrity & Transparency to Examine Commonwealth Transparency 101

Nov. 03, 2021 /

WHAT: Rep. Paul Schemel and the House Government Committee Subcommittee on Government Integrity & Transparency will host a hearing on “Commonwealth Transparency 101: Sunshine Act, the Right-to-Know Law, the Ethics Act and Per Diems.” Testifiers include personnel from the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission, Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association and Pennsylvania Office of Open Records.