WHAT: Rep. Tom Mehaffie will host the House Majority Policy Committee led by Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter) for a hearing on the workforce crisis in the nursing industry. Information will be presented about nurse staffing standards, the impacts of nurse shortages on patient care and the struggles involved with maintaining a skilled workforce.
HARRISBURG – In the wake of major flooding across the Northern Tier earlier this year, Reps. Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) and Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter), chairman of the House Majority Policy Committee, will co-host a hearing focused on the importance of maintaining creeks and streams.
For months during the COVID-19 pandemic, we heard from the Wolf administration, namely the governor and former Secretary of Health Rachel Levine, that we must trust the science…trust the data. And I fully agree. Science and data must drive policy, whether it be in response to a global pandemic or other bills before the General Assembly.
Recently, the House acted on the Wolf administration’s plan to toll nine bridges around the Commonwealth, including the one in the 124th Legislative District along Interstate 78 in Lenhartsville, Berks County. They further reassert the Legislature’s oversight of, and community involvement in, any future tolling plans.
HARRISBURG – The House this week passed several measures co-authored by Rep. Frank Farry (R-Bucks), chairman of the Human Services Committee, including legislation to protect public safety officials’ personal information, allow for county overdose fatality and death by suicide review teams, and add transparency to some policies within the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP).
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to unanimously adopt an amendment that reflects a bipartisan agreement on legislation sponsored by Rep. Martin Causer (R-McKean/Cameron/Potter) to improve broadband deployment across unserved and underserved areas of Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives today advanced an amended version of the Voting Rights Protection Act (House Bill 1800), setting up a final vote in December to modernize Pennsylvania’s election system, according to the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover), chairman of the House State Government Committee.
HARRISBURG—The House has passed a resolution sponsored by Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery) asking the Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing to conduct an investigation into the prosecution and sentencing of violations of the Uniform Firearms Act across the state.
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania House of Representatives this week passed a package of bills that would stand up for public safety officials and help ensure Pennsylvania communities are protected from crime and unnecessary violence.
HARRISBURG – Legislation authored by Rep. Carrie Lewis DelRosso (R-Allegheny/Westmoreland) to address administrative burdens impacting the ability of drug and alcohol treatment providers to keep their doors open and serve people in need has passed the House and will now be considered by the Senate.
HARRISBURG – Acting in his capacity as majority chairman of the House State Government Subcommittee on Campaign Finance and Elections, Rep. Ryan Mackenzie (R-Berks/Lehigh) last week led a hearing at the state Capitol on the topic of congressional term limits.
HARRISBURG—Rep. Wendi Thomas (R-Bucks) sponsored House Bill 1823, transferring the powers, duties, and functions of Washington Crossing Historic Park to the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
HARRISBURG, PA – Legislation named in memory of DUI homicide victim Deana Eckman of Delaware County passed the House of Representatives today with a broad, bi-partisan majority, said Rep. Chris Quinn (R-Delaware), the author of the bill.
HARRISBURG – New legislation introduced by Rep. Sue Helm (Dauphin/Lebanon) would help coroners more expediently and efficiently notify the next of kin when encountering a decedent.
HARRISBURG – The public would have greater input and oversight into potential highway and bridge tolling under legislation that overwhelmingly passed the House on Tuesday, said Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest).
HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsored by Rep. David Maloney (R-Berks) dedicating Sept. 27 of each year as First Responders Day in Pennsylvania has been approved by the General Assembly and is now before the governor for his signature into law.
HARRISBURG –The House approved two key pieces of legislation to modernize bail bonds in Pennsylvania and formalize family law arbitration, announced Rep. Kate Klunk (R-Hanover), sponsor of the bills.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence), a leading voice in protecting Pennsylvanians’ Second Amendment rights, voted with a majority of his House colleagues to send to the governor’s desk legislation that would no longer require law-abiding citizens to obtain government permission to carry a concealed firearm in Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Gary W. Day (R-Lehigh/Berks), majority chairman of the House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee, announced the passage of Senate Bill 729 which would permit for virtual instruction for certified nurse aide (CNA) training programs.
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Tuesday passed legislation that would protect the constitutional right of Pennsylvanians to carry firearms by removing the need to obtain a permit to carry a concealed firearm.