Nursing Bill Provides a Shot in the Arm for Pennsylvania's Health System

Oct. 23, 2020 / Press Release

Earlier this year, the media’s focus on COVID-19 centered on fears that the virus would overwhelm America’s health care services. In response, state governors—including Gov. Tom Wolf—began suspending regulations to improve capacity and care. These suspensions contained the implicit understanding that some regulations in health care do more harm than good. Why else suspend them during a crisis?

York County Legislators Tell Wolf: ‘Your Money’s No Good Here’

Oct. 23, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Members of the York County Republican delegation are questioning the timing and business acumen of Gov. Tom Wolf, who on Thursday announced an effort to address the financial struggles of Pennsylvania’s restaurants, bars and taverns during the COVID-19 pandemic. The governor, who this week vetoed legislation that would have removed certain operating restrictions on the hospitality industry, is pushing to have standard liquor licensing fees waived for the 2021 calendar year.

Murt Bill to Improve Mental Health Parity Passes Senate, Heads to Governor

Oct. 22, 2020 /

HARRISBURG—The Senate has unanimously passed legislation sponsored by Rep. Tom Murt (R-Montgomery/Philadelphia) to require insurance companies to show the Pennsylvania Department of Insurance they are offering mental health coverage at the same level as coverage for physical illness.

Delozier Continues to Lead Criminal Justice Reform Efforts

Oct. 22, 2020 / Press Release

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland), author of the groundbreaking Clean Slate Act of 2018, has successfully passed another piece of criminal justice reform legislation which now awaits Gov. Tom Wolf’s signature into law following bipartisan General Assembly approval Wednesday on her House Bill 440.

Gabler Efforts Play Key Role in Emergency Responder Legislation

Oct. 21, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – When state Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) asked - and was appointed - to serve on the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, one of his focal points was making a difference for our emergency responders. Today, he’s one step closer to achieving that goal.

House Approves Grove Measure to Modernize Commerce Court

Oct. 21, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – The House today approved legislation, which includes a measure to create a statewide commerce court. Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover), who authored the bill to create the business court, issued the following statement:

Maloney Statewide POW/MIA Flag Bill Passes Senate

Oct. 21, 2020 /

Maloney Statewide POW/MIA Flag Bill Passes Senate

HARRISBURG – The state Senate today approved House Bill 86, bringing Pennsylvania one step closer to a new law that would display the POW/MIA flag on Commonwealth property statewide along with the U.S. flag and flag of Pennsylvania, Rep. David Maloney (R-Berks) announced today.

Warner Issues Statement on Veto Override Attempt

Oct. 20, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Ryan Warner (R-Fayette/Westmoreland) issued the following statement after a House vote to override the governor’s veto of House Bill 2513 failed to garner enough votes. The bill would have allowed the state’s restaurants, bars and clubs to expand their operations safely.

James More Concerned for Pennsylvanians After Failed Vote

Oct. 20, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) issued the following statement regarding tonight’s failed veto override of House Bill 2513, which would have allowed Pennsylvania restaurants and the hospitality industry to operate safely and have a better chance of survival: “The cooler weather is on its way to the Commonwealth, which means that outdoor dining will not be an attractive option for many people. Our restaurants are going to be even more challenged.