A State Lost in Addiction: Pennsylvania’s Path to Recovery

Feb. 14, 2024 /

WHAT: House Republican Policy Committee Chairman Joshua D. Kail (R-Beaver/Washington), Rep. Marla Brown (R-Lawrence), and other lawmakers will host a hearing titled “A State Lost in Addiction: Pennsylvania’s Path to Recovery” to address the drug crisis that is devastating families and communities all across Pennsylvania.

Removing Obstacles to Opportunity to Save the Cokeburg Dam

Feb. 14, 2024 /

WHAT: House Republican Policy Committee Chairman Joshua D. Kail (R-Beaver/Washington), Rep. Bud Cook (R-Greene/Washington), and other lawmakers will host a hearing titled “Removing Obstacles to Opportunity to Save the Cokeburg Dam” to draw awareness to unnecessary permitting delays that are preventing the restoration of a popular recreational landmark.

Navigating the Future of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Jan. 31, 2024 /

WHAT: House Republican Policy Committee Chairman Joshua D. Kail (R-Beaver/Washington) and other lawmakers will host a hearing titled “Navigating the Future of AI” to increase our understanding of how artificial intelligence technology works in our everyday lives and to discuss how to ensure the responsible use and advancement of the evolving technology.

Hogan, Tomlinson, Farry to Host Press Conference on DNA Technology

Jan. 31, 2024 /

WHAT: Reps. Joe Hogan (R-Bucks) and KC Tomlinson (R-Bucks), along with Sen. Frank Farry (R-Bucks), will speak on legislation that expands the number of DNA samples in the criminal justice system by requiring the collection of DNA samples from persons arrested for serious violent or sexual crimes. These samples will be no different, practically speaking, than the established process of taking an arrestee’s fingerprints.

Strengthening Our Rural Communities

Jan. 11, 2024 /

WHAT: House Republican Policy Committee Chairman Joshua D. Kail (R-Beaver/Washington), Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Mercer) and other lawmakers will host a hearing titled “Strengthening Our Rural Communities” to discuss innovative ways to draw a stronger workforce to rural areas of Pennsylvania. Recruiting a stronger workforce will have positive economic impacts in the areas of the state that are facing population decline.

Advancing Our Rural Connectivity

Jan. 11, 2024 /

WHAT: House Republican Policy Committee Chairman Joshua D. Kail (R-Beaver/Washington), Rep. Rich Irvin (R-Huntingdon/Franklin) and other lawmakers will host a hearing titled “Advancing Our Rural Connectivity” to discuss the necessity of rural broadband expansion and how this once luxury item has become a necessity to everyday life.

New ‘America First of PA’ Caucus Will Focus on PA’s Real Issues

Dec. 13, 2023 /

WHAT: Rep. Eric Davanzo (R-Westmoreland) and other House members will host a news conference to unveil the “America First of Pennsylvania” caucus. This group of legislators will focus on topics and concerns brought forth by hard-working Pennsylvania families whose voices have been silenced since the beginning of the current legislative session.

Mackenzie to Discuss Bills Cracking Down on Illegal Immigration in Pennsylvania

Dec. 11, 2023 /

WHAT: Rep. Ryan Mackenzie (R-Lehigh) will hold a press conference to discuss his House bills related to illegal immigration issues in Pennsylvania, including proposals requiring use of the federal E-Verify system for all public contracts, ICE background checks for firearms purchases, protecting vulnerable children from labor exploitation, ending sanctuary cities, improving accuracy of voter registration records, and prohibiting noncitizens from voting in state elections.

Families Convey Positive Impacts of Educational Improvement, Opportunity Scholarship Programs

Dec. 07, 2023 /

WHAT: House Republican Policy Committee Chairman Joshua D. Kail (R-Beaver/Washington) and other lawmakers will host a hearing titled “Funding our Children’s Future” to raise awareness of the positive impacts of the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) programs, and how they meet the needs of families and students across the entire income spectrum.

Families Convey Positive Impacts of Educational Improvement, Opportunity Scholarship Programs

Dec. 06, 2023 /

WHAT: House Republican Policy Committee Chairman Joshua D. Kail (R-Beaver/Washington) and other lawmakers will host a hearing titled “Funding our Children’s Future” to raise awareness of the positive impacts of the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) programs, and how they meet the needs of families and students across the entire income spectrum.

House Republicans Call on Shapiro to Not Appeal RGGI Decision

Nov. 15, 2023 /

WHAT: Rep. Eric Nelson (R-Westmoreland) and other House members will discuss the Commonwealth Court ruling on Pennsylvania’s unconstitutional enrollment in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), which would kill energy jobs and raise taxpayers’ energy bills statewide and call on Gov. Josh Shapiro to accept the decision without appeal.