What's Happening in the #PAHouse

The House be in session on Monday and Tuesday this week. The top agenda item is an amendment to the state Constitution. After being amended in committee, SB 1166 would limit a governor’s emergency declaration to 21 days, and any extension of the declaration would require a concurrent resolution by the General Assembly. Additionally, the House will take up House Bill 2407 an election reform bill that will simplify notices required in the mail-in voting process.

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Voices of Pennsylvanians Blocked by Court Ruling

“Whether it’s an arbitrary shutdown order that benefits certain businesses while leaving more than 2 million Pennsylvanians relying on a broken unemployment compensation system, neglecting our most vulnerable nursing home residents, or vetoing bills to restart the economy, only to issue executive orders that accomplish the same goals minutes later, the governor must be held accountable by the Legislature, as is required by our Constitution.

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Ensuring that the people's voices are heard

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives has passed legislation that would require legislative approval on any measure that would enact a carbon tax in Pennsylvania -- a tax that would not only eliminate crucial energy jobs but would hinder critical infrastructure and increase utility bills. Passed with significant bipartisan support, this action helps to ensure that the people’s voices will be heard on this crucial issue.

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House Republicans Elect New Leadership Team

As House Republican leadership has helped facilitate one of the most successful session periods in the modern history of the chamber, new leaders were elected this week who reflect the next generation of voices to lead Pennsylvania’s House Republican Caucus.

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Protect and Serve Initiative

The PA House has advanced legislation to help to ensure safe policing for Pennsylvania communities. These measures work in tandem to select, prepare and support our men and women in blue. And the community can be reassured we are taking steps to ensure only top-notch individuals will be placed on the streets of Pennsylvania.

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A State Budget to Move PA Forward in Uncertain Times

To responsibly move the state forward during these uncertain times, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives has passed a 5-month stabilizing budget. A temporary budget will give us time to get the necessary data to make more informed decisions from a more accurate financial position.

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Taking Action to Safely Move PA Forward

We are taking action on behalf of the millions of frustrated and worried Pennsylvanians. We are acting to help people safely get back to work and helping government work more efficiently on this crisis.

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Coronavirus Information

Pennsylvania and Federal Resources regarding updates on the COVID-19 pandemic

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Latest News

House Approves Bill to Honor Former Rep. Geist, Schmitt Says

Jul. 13, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Legislation to honor former Rep. Richard A. Geist, who represented Altoona in the state House of Representatives from 1979 to 2012 was approved by the House, Rep. Lou Schmitt (R-Blair), the author of the bill, announced.

House Supports James’ Bill to Remediate PA’s Toxic Waste Areas

Jul. 13, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – The House unanimously approved legislation drafted by Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) that would add a member of the coal refuse energy and reclamation industry to the Mining Reclamation and Advisory Board (MRAB) to encourage clean-up of toxic waste areas that pollute local waterways.

House Committee Seeking Answers for Pennsylvanians Struggling to Access Unemployment Compensation Benefits

Jul. 13, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – More than one out of every four Pennsylvanians has applied for unemployment compensation benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic, and nearly one out of every 10 eligible applicants still has not received benefits. With so many eligible Pennsylvanians still waiting for relief from a system they paid into for years, House Labor and Industry Committee Chairman Jim Cox (R-Berks/Lancaster) plans to hold a hearing in Harrisburg on Aug. 12 to get some answers.

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Session Schedule

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives will return to voting session at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 14.

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