Taking a Close Look

During budget hearings, the PAHouse Appropriations Committee will take a deeper look at the management of state agencies and the governor's proposed spending plan.

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Starting Work on the State Budget

House Republican Leaders respond to the governor's budget proposal, which would increase spending by $2 billion for fiscal year 2020-21.

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Cutler Reminds Wolf: Wages Keep Rising

PA House Majority Leader Bryan Cutler responds to Gov. Wolf’s call to raise minimum wage to $15 per hour

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Human Trafficking is Modern-Day Slavery

Currently, Pennsylvania is ranked in the top ten human trafficking states nationally. PA House Republicans are leading the way in working to arm prosecutors and law enforcement with every tool possible to take down human traffickers and end this exploitation of innocent victims across Pennsylvania.

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Helpers and Heroes

Pennsylvania faces a years-in-the-making public safety crisis. Fire and emergency medical services (EMS) companies are being forced to close, reducing the services provided to our communities.

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Session Schedule

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives will return to voting session
at 1 p.m. on Monday, March 16, 2020.

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Farry to Hold Public Hearing on Bill to Better Coordinate Fire, EMS Services

Feb. 14, 2020 /

WHAT: Rep. Frank Farry (R-Bucks) will hold a public hearing of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee (VAEP) to hear testimony on House Bill 1819. The bill would establish a Pennsylvania State Fire Commission to coordinate resources and services for fire and emergency services providers in the Commonwealth in accordance with the S.R. 6 Commission report.

Thomas, Kenyatta Host Bipartisan Hearing on Solutions to Teen Suicides

Feb. 14, 2020 /

HARRISBURG—The House Mental Health Caucus hosted a bipartisan panel of legislators from Philadelphia and the suburbs headed by Reps. Wendi Thomas (R-Bucks) and Malcolm Kenyatta (D-Philadelphia) to find solutions to the crisis of suicide among school students.

Murt to Host Veteran Reunion at Capitol on Feb. 16

Feb. 14, 2020 /

WHAT: Rep. Tom Murt (R-Montgomery) will host veterans who served alongside him from 1990 to 2008 in Iraq for informational meetings and guest speakers at the Pennsylvania State Capitol. Guest speakers include Reps. Thomas P. Murt, Ed.D and Kerry Benninghof; Maj. Gen. Anthony Carrell; Pennsylvania adjutant general and a Department of Military and Veterans Affairs representative.

Turzai Issues Statement on Scarnati Not Seeking Re-Election

Feb. 13, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – After serving the constituents of the 25th District for five terms, Sen. Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati has announced he will not seek re-election. House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) released the following statement:

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Budget Hearing Schedule

The PA House Appropriations Committee will hold a series of budget hearings to examine the 2020-21 state budget proposal.

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