HARRISBURG — State Representative Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) issued the following statement today announcing the postponement of this year’s Rally to Protect Your Right to Keep and Bear Arms, which was originally scheduled for Monday, June 8, at the Capitol.
WHAT: Continuing to address the needs of those in Pennsylvania’s elderly population, the House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee is holding an informational meeting to discuss the Commonwealth’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program.
CENTER – As Pennsylvanians across the state begin to return to work in accordance with the governor’s phased reopening plan, Rep. Josh Kail (R-Beaver/Washington) drafted legislation that would protect vulnerable workers and workers with vulnerable family members living in their homes.
“We will continue protecting the rights of all voters and will reject and fight back against any effort to disenfranchise Pennsylvania voters. The right of the people of Pennsylvania, working through the General Assembly, to pass laws remains equally important to maintaining a representative democracy, and we will continue to fight for this right.”
“Free and fair elections mean that one person cannot change the rules at the 11th hour. Pure and simple.
HARRISBURG – Several Northumberland County elected officials today sent a letter to the governor advocating the transitioning of Northumberland County to the green phase of the governor’s three-phase reopening plan. State Reps. Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-Northumberland/Snyder) and Kurt Masser (R-Northumberland/Columbia/Montour); Sen. John Gordner (R-Columbia/Luzerne/Montour/Northumberland/Snyder) and Northumberland County Commissioners Samuel Schiccatano, Joseph Klebon and Kymberly Best are signatories on the letter.
HARRISBURG—Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Delaware) today announced that the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) Council has voted to issue a disaster emergency declaration to allow Gov. Tom Wolf to use his authority to provide all necessary assistance to municipalities responding to violent protests in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Harrisburg.
HARRISBURG – Fire and EMS providers across the state will benefit from a new $50 million grant program recently signed into law to help them meet the additional challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, announced Rep. Rich Irvin (R-Huntingdon/Centre/Mifflin), a supporter of the bill creating the program.
HARRISBURG – On Tuesday, May 26, legislation sponsored by Rep. Gary W. Day (R-Lehigh/Berks), chairman of the House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee, was approved by his committee. This legislationwould establish a grant program to provide funding for long-term care facilities in Pennsylvania so they can acquire personal protective equipment to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The tragic incident exposes the need for fairness in all aspects of our national life. We need to continue to promote educational choice and economic opportunity for all. We need to protect every life, from the unborn to the elderly. We say this because every human being deserves dignity and respect. That is why we must address our criminal justice system in part by fostering renewed professionalism and decorum. We have yet to end racism and discrimination. We have come far, but not far enough.
“This week the House Democrats made unfounded allegations regarding the management of the health and safety of our members and staff. Instead of seeking understanding with regard to the procedures that we are obligated to follow by law, they chose to personally attack our Speaker of the House, Mike Turzai, by casting aspersions on his character."
HARRISBURG – Today, the governor signed into law a five-month budget which allows for preK-12 education, along with higher education, to be fully funded for the entirety of the 2020-21 school year, along with fully funding our state debt and needed health and human services programs that have been assisting unemployed Pennsylvanians.
HARRISBURG – With the governor stopping legislative efforts at every turn to safely reopen the state’s economy, the York County GOP delegation to the state House joined a bipartisan vote last night to terminate the portion of the governor’s emergency declaration that has held millions of business owners and employees across the state hostage.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) today announced that the House of Representatives has voted to terminate the portion of the governor’s emergency declaration that has held millions of business owners and employees across the state hostage.
HARRISBURG – Two pieces of legislation introduced by Rep. Frank Farry (R-Langhorne) in response to the COVID-19 crisis have advanced in the legislative process.
HARRISBURG – On behalf of the millions of Pennsylvanians who remain out of work and who are struggling every day to feed their families, pay their bills and protect their livelihoods, the House Republicans passed a resolution tonight that would end the business shutdown across Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Josh Kail (R-Beaver/Washington)issued the following statement after voting in favor of a measure that would eliminate Gov. Tom Wolf’s widespread COVID-19 business restrictions:
HARRISBURG - Today, the House unanimously passed legislation sponsored by Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) to freeze Cost of Living Adjustments (COLAs) for state government officials through 2021. The vote was 202-0.
HARRISBURG – The House today approved in a bipartisan fashion legislation by Reps. Kate Klunk (R-York), Frank Farry (R-Bucks) and John Hershey (R-Mifflin/Juniata/Franklin) to permit social organizations, such as veteran and other social clubs, to utilize small games of chance profits to meet financial obligations during the COVID-19 crisis.
HARRISBURG – At the request of Republican members from the southeast region of Pennsylvania, $10 million from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act has been approved by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to go to entities across the state working on research and development of a coronavirus vaccine, such as Wistar Institute in Philadelphia.