Mackenzie, Health Officials to Announce State’s First Maternal Health Awareness Day

Jan. 22, 2019 /

WHAT: State Rep. Ryan Mackenzie (R-Lehigh/Berks), along with a deputy secretary from the Pennsylvania Department of Health and health care providers, are holding a press conference to promote the state’s first-ever Maternal Health Awareness Day. Despite advances in medical science and technology, deaths related to complications from pregnancy and childbirth are on the rise nationally and in Pennsylvania. House Resolution 27, authored by Mackenzie, is designed to raise public awareness about maternal health and promote maternal safety.

Fighting the Evil of Human Trafficking

Jan. 16, 2019 /

Human trafficking is society’s hidden dark secret that happens, sometimes in plain sight. This heinous crime happens in every part of Pennsylvania. Yet, sometimes we don’t realize that people we encounter are victims of modern-day slavery.

DiGirolamo Reappointed to PIAA Oversight Committee

Jan. 16, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Buck) today was reappointed by House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) to the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) Legislative Oversight Committee in the Pennsylvania General Assembly.

Brown Launches ‘STASH and Avoid a CRASH’ Initiative

Jan. 16, 2019 /

Brown Launches ‘STASH and Avoid a CRASH’ Initiative

EAST STROUDSBURG – Rep. Rosemary M. Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) is calling attention to the major distracted driving issue, not only in the Commonwealth but throughout the nation, by launching her “STASH and Avoid a CRASH” initiative. This initiative coincides with her distracted driving legislation, which she has recently reintroduced.

Fighting the Evil of Human Trafficking

Jan. 16, 2019 / Press Release

Human trafficking is society’s hidden dark secret that happens, sometimes in plain sight. This heinous crime happens in every part of Pennsylvania. Yet, sometimes we don’t realize that people we encounter are victims of modern-day slavery.

Keller Appointed to PSERS Board of Trustees

Jan. 15, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Fred Keller (R-Snyder/Union) has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Public School Employees’ Retirement System (PSERS) by Speaker of the House Mike Turzai.

Mackenzie Begins Fifth Term in Office Representing Lehigh, Berks Counties

Jan. 15, 2019 /

Mackenzie Begins Fifth Term in Office Representing Lehigh, Berks Counties

HARRISBURG – On New Year’s Day, state Rep. Ryan Mackenzie (R-Lehigh/Berks) took the oath of office as state representative of the 134th Legislative District covering parts of Lehigh and Berks counties. This is Mackenzie’s fifth term in office. He has also been reappointed a House Majority Deputy Whip for the 2019-20 session.

The 2019-20 Session is Underway

Jan. 11, 2019 / Editorial

Thank you to everyone who supported me in November and has again sent me to Harrisburg as your voice from the 138th Legislative District. While the vote was not unanimous, my job is to represent all my constituents and vote according to their best interests. Such a responsibility is humbling.

Sportsmen Agencies Have Earned the Right

Jan. 11, 2019 / Editorial

I’m happy to announce my appointment to serve a third consecutive term as majority chairman of the House Game and Fisheries Committee. Interacting with the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) and Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) are the primary responsibilities of the committee, which will receive an annual report from each commission in early February and meet publicly to review that report.

Advocates Join Grove, Phillips-Hill to Take Stand Against Human Trafficking

Jan. 09, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) and Sen. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York) were joined by advocates for a press conference in the Capitol on Wednesday to unveil the Buyer Beware Act, joint pieces of legislation in the House and Senate to increase penalties on criminals convicted of certain human trafficking offenses.

Grove to Unveil Anti-Human Trafficking Legislation

Jan. 08, 2019 /

WHAT: Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) and Sen. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York) will unveil legislation to strengthen penalties in certain human trafficking criminal cases to go after the motive of this heinous crime: Those who pay money for sexual acts with victims of human trafficking.

Rapp Returns as House Health Committee Chairman, Full Lyme Disease Treatment Coverage Among First Priorities

Jan. 03, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Now officially serving in her first full term as the state House Health Committee Chairman, Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) announced today that she is reintroducing legislation (formerly House Bill 174) that would require health insurers to cover treatment plans for Lyme disease or related tick-borne illnesses as prescribed by a patient’s health care practitioner.

Rader Takes Oath of Office in Harrisburg on New Year’s Day - Representative says job creation, opioid crisis and property taxes are priorities

Jan. 03, 2019 /

Rader Takes Oath of Office in Harrisburg on New Year’s Day - Representative says job creation, opioid crisis and property taxes are priorities

State Rep. Jack Rader (R-Monroe) on New Year’s Day in the state Capitol in Harrisburg took the oath of office to begin a new, two-year term. The local lawmaker says he plans to focus his efforts on enacting policies to promote private-sector job creation, fighting the Commonwealth’s opioid epidemic and addressing the burdensome property tax issue.