#GoodJobs4PA

House Republicans are focusing on good jobs and careers for all Pennsylvanians, to help transition people from minimum wage jobs to family-sustaining careers.

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What's Happening in the #PAHouse

Here is the anticipated voting agenda for the week of Feb. 19, 2019.
The House will focus on workforce development initiatives.

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PA House Budget Hearings

The House Appropriations Committee will hold hearings on the 2019-20 Pennsylvania State Budget in February and early March.

Hearing Schedule and Video Links

Leaders Respond to #PABudget Plan

PA House and Senate leaders respond to Gov. Wolf's state budget proposal.

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Session Schedule

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives will return to session
at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019.

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Latest News

Committee Hearing on Human Trafficking in Southeast Pennsylvania

Feb. 20, 2019 /

WHAT: The Southeast Republican Caucus will take testimony from Bucks County State law enforcement and advocacy groups on human trafficking in Southeast Pennsylvania. They will also discuss House Bill 12 that expands the definition of human trafficking to include any individual who patronizes or advertises a victim of trafficking.

Kauffman, House Judiciary Committee to Focus on Crime Victim Bills

Feb. 20, 2019 /

WHAT: Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, will hold a voting meeting on legislation aimed at better protecting crime victims from abuse and violence by helping those who are victimized to testify against and confront their abusers.

Mackenzie Supports New Legislative Agenda Highlighting Workforce Development

Feb. 19, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Following the governor’s announcement today that he signed an executive order to create the Keystone Economic Development and Workforce Command Center to address the skills gap and worker shortages, Rep. Ryan Mackenzie (R-Lehigh/Berks) said he supports the governor’s plan and has been advocating for greater focus on workforce development as it pertains to training and job opportunity awareness for several years.

Cutler Joins Governor in Efforts to Revitalize PA Workforce

Feb. 19, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Calling Pennsylvania’s workers our state’s “most valuable resource,” House Majority Leader Bryan Cuter (R-Lancaster) announced the House Republican plan to reform and improve workforce development in Pennsylvania. Cutler made the announcement following comments from Gov. Tom Wolf as the Wolf administration announced an executive order establishing the Keystone Economic Development and Workforce Command Center.

Additional Press Releases

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives is taking swift and determined action to combat the opioid crisis in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania now leads the nation in drug overdoses among men ages 12 to 25 and is ninth in the country across the general population. The number of overdose deaths exceeds those caused by car crashes and guns combined. There is broad consensus the opioid issue affects all groups of Pennsylvanians – not differentiating by race, region, religion, income or any other factor.

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Strengthening Protections for Crime Victims

In a bipartisan, bicameral show of support for crime victims, the General Assembly will continue taking steps to strengthen the protections for our most vulnerable victims of crime. Just as those accused of a crime have certain rights, we need to ensure our most vulnerable crime victims have equal status throughout the entire criminal justice process.

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The best welfare reform is to remove barriers that keep people from working. For every Pennsylvanian to have the opportunity for a good-paying job or career, House Republicans are prioritizing access to a quality education and removing barriers to independence.

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2018-19 State Budget Details
Standing Up for Taxpayers

PA House Republicans are committed to fiscal restraint so that citizens keep more of their hard-earned money.

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