Lancaster Lawmakers Condemn PA DOH’s Threats Against Children

Oct. 08, 2021 / Press Release

HARRISBURG – The Lancaster GOP House Delegation, House Speaker Bryan Cutler (R-Peach Bottom) and Reps. Mindy Fee (R-Manheim), Keith J. Greiner (R-Upper Leacock), Dave Hickernell (R-West Donegal), Brett Miller (R-East Hempfield), Steve Mentzer (R-Lititz) and Dave Zimmerman (R-East Earl), are calling on the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) to cease sending letters to school children stating that they have determined the child has had a “close contact” with a person that has COVID-19 and if they do not do as the letter instructs then legal action will be taken against them.

Grove: Voting Rights Protection Act Would Prevent Ballot Harvesting

Oct. 08, 2021 /

DOVER – In light of a news report of a man recorded on video dumping multiple mail-in ballots into a drop box in Lackawanna County a day before the May 18 Primary Election, Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover) said his Voting Rights Protection Act would have prevented such an incident from happening if Gov. Tom Wolf hadn’t vetoed the bill.

Heffley Supports Bill Seeking Greater Transparency from the PA Department of Health

Oct. 08, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) this week joined a majority of his colleagues in the House of Representatives in supporting legislation that would provide public transparency to data collected by the Pennsylvania Department of Health under the Disease Control and Prevention Law by making such information subject to the Right to Know Law.

Statement Regarding Rep. Matt Dowling

Oct. 07, 2021 /

“Sometime last evening, Oct. 6, Rep. Dowling was in a single vehicle accident while on his way to a caucus event in Lancaster County. He was taken to Lancaster General Hospital and was treated for significant trauma. Currently, he is in serious but stable condition, and our thoughts and prayers are with Rep. Dowling, his wife and two young sons as he and they deal with his injuries.”

Culver, Millard Legislation Offers Hope for Families of Lost Loved Ones

Oct. 06, 2021 /

While the majority of missing persons cases get resolved rather quickly, Pennsylvania currently has approximately 400 such cases where investigators are still looking for answers. Legislation authored by state Reps. Lynda Culver (R-Northumberland/Snyder) and David Millard (R-Columbia) would provide another tool to help law enforcement reduce that number.

PA House Democrats Oppose Another Public Transparency Measure

Oct. 06, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – For the second time this week, Pennsylvania House Democrats unanimously opposed a public transparency measure, this time uniformly voting against House Bill 1332, legislation by Rep. Andrew Lewis (R-Dauphin) that would further public transparency and accountability by requiring school districts to put curriculums online.

House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee to Hold Voting Meeting

Oct. 05, 2021 /

WHAT: Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming), chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, will be holding a voting meeting on House Bills 397, 1451 and 1612; and Senate Bills 248 and 550. These bills focus on assisting and honoring veterans, first responders and their families through property tax credit measures, expansion to the Emergency and Law Enforcement Personnel Death Benefits Act and group life insurance to members of the PA National Guard, when activated for 30 or more days.