What's Happening in the #PAHouse

The House returns to session with a key focus on helping address the challenges mounting against firefighters, emergency medical technicians and other first responders. Ninety percent of fire companies in Pennsylvania rely on volunteers. As their ranks continue to shrink, many communities are left in a crisis of wondering who will respond to an emergency? This week, the House will vote on nearly 20 bills related to this crisis.

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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.

Plan of Action to Help

Government Done Right

It’s past time to install an update to end the Pennsylvania government dysfunction. Government Done Right means upgrading to a more effective and efficient government while providing core services. From repealing out-of-date laws, to reexamining the effectiveness of some state boards and commissions, the #PAHouse will work on a much-needed government update.

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Strengthening Communities, Supporting Families

This wide-ranging legislative package addresses a variety of issues, along with continued reforms designed to help rein in the ongoing opioid epidemic.

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Protecting Crime Victims

Pennsylvania House Republicans are taking action to strengthen the protections for victims of crime. Just as those accused of a crime have certain rights, we need to ensure crime victims are treated with dignity and respect throughout the entire criminal justice process.

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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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Session Schedule

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives will return to voting session
at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019.

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Latest News

House Approves Bill to Improve PennWATCH Site, Says Toepel

Oct. 22, 2019 /

HARRISBURG - A bill sponsored by Rep. Marcy Toepel (R-Montgomery) that would include information on the state’s PennWATCH website about each settlement paid as a result of an action taken by an employee of a Commonwealth agency was unanimously approved by the House of Representatives today.

James Defends Life-Saving Commonwealth Volunteers from Needless Paperwork

Oct. 22, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – As part of a larger package of bills designed to improve recruitment and retention of firefighters and emergency responders in the Commonwealth, legislation drafted by Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) that would exempt volunteer fire, rescue and ambulance companies from the Right-to-Know Law (RTKL) received strong bipartisan support from the House today.

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Career and Technical Education Focus

PA 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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Sheryl M. Delozier
Sheryl M. Delozier RepDelozier

Great night at West Shore Plaza trick or treat! Lots of great costumes and visitors. Even Rascal from the Senators… https://t.co/PELIlrc18i

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Rep. Seth Grove
Rep. Seth Grove RepGrove

Honored to join @dwkeefer @AndrewLewisPA & Rep. Tim O’Neal on a package of bills to fix state finances!… https://t.co/As7aoFXvNf

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PA House Republicans
PA House Republicans PAHouseGOP

#PAHouse Approves Bill to Improve PennWATCH Site ?? https://t.co/vAa5bp2DN3 https://t.co/89suIbEnKd

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