House Approves Ecker’s Commonwealth COVID Comeback Bill

Apr. 06, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – To deter the filing of frivolous lawsuits relating to COVID-19, which would provide protections to small businesses, institutions of education and others, the House approved Rep. Torren Ecker’s (R-Adams/Cumberland) House Bill 605.

Schmitt Named to House Appropriations Committee

Apr. 06, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – In just his second term in office, Rep. Lou Schmitt (R-Blair) was named to the House Appropriations Committee, the committee charged with examining the governor’s budget proposal and crafting a responsible budget.

Tomlinson Backs Bills to Improve Drug Treatment

Apr. 06, 2021 /

HARRISBURG— Rep. KC Tomlinson (R-Bucks) joined a majority of her colleagues on the House Human Services Committee today to pass legislation to improve treatment for those with drug and alcohol addictions.

Day Commends Dept. of Aging and Area Agencies on Aging

Apr. 06, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Gary W. Day (R-Lehigh/Berks), chairman of the House Aging and Older Adults Services Committee held an informational meeting with Department of Aging Secretary Robert Torres and members from the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) network throughout the state.

Heffley’s Anti-Blight Bill Advances to Senate

Apr. 06, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) that would assist municipalities in identifying the owners of blighted properties by requiring registration prior to a tax sale advanced to the Senate for consideration after its overwhelming approval by the House of Representatives on Monday.

State Reps Introduce Bill to Keep Women’s Sports Fun and Fair

Apr. 05, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Today, five women members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives – Reps. Barb Gleim (R-Cumberland), Martina White (R-Philadelphia), Valerie Gaydos (R- Allegheny), Dawn Keefer (York/Cumberland) and Stephanie Borowicz (R- Clinton/Centre) – held a press conference introducing House Bill 972, the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act.

Culver Undergoes Successful Kidney Transplant Surgery

Apr. 05, 2021 /

HARRISBURG - State Rep. Lynda Schlegel Culver, who serves constituents in portions of both Northumberland and Snyder counties, underwent successful kidney transplant surgery last week at Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore, MD.

House Members to Introduce Fairness in Women’s Sports Act

Apr. 02, 2021 /

WHAT: Coalition of House members to introduce The Fairness in Women’s Sports Act in response to the current administration’s nationwide executive order requiring that biological males be permitted to compete on women’s school sports teams.

Hennessey Probes PennDOT on Services, Regulations Suspended in Pandemic

Mar. 31, 2021 /

HARRISBURG –Rep. Tim Hennessey (R-Chester/Montgomery), majority chairman of the House Transportation Committee, sent a letter to secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Yassmin Gramian, asking for an update on regulatory and enforcement matters at PennDOT that have been suspended, waived or modified during the COVID-19 emergency.

Brown Calls for Renewed Dedication to Roadway Safety, Responsible Driving Practices

Mar. 31, 2021 /

EAST STROUDSBURG – Today, Rep. Rosemary M. Brown (R- Monroe/Pike) along with area distracted driving advocates called for renewed dedication to statewide roadway safety and responsible driving practices after her Enhanced Driver Responsibility legislation, House Bill 37, was recently voted out of the House Transportation Committee.