HARRISBURG – Reps. Eric Nelson (R-Westmoreland), Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) and Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter/) have introduced legislation to ensure equitable distribution and transparency of money that funds Pennsylvania’s elections.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Ryan Mackenzie (R- Berks/Lehigh) announced his appointment to the Recycling Fund Advisory Committee by Speaker of the House Rep. Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) for the 2021-22 Legislative Session.
WHAT: Rep. Rosemary M. Brown (R- Monroe/Pike) is calling 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.
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) said Tuesday that Pennsylvania should not follow states like New York in adopting or developing so-called “vaccine passports” that provide proof that passport holders have received the COVID-19 vaccine or recently tested negative for COVID-19.
WHAT: Personal protective equipment (PPE) was billed as a vital part of combating the COVID-19 pandemic and state expenses for the equipment cost taxpayers millions of dollars. The House State Government Committee will investigate the procurement, storage and distribution of PPE during the COVID-19 pandemic as part of its series of hearings on the handling of the pandemic by the Wolf administration.
CONNEAUT LAKE – Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Crawford/Erie/Lawrence/Mercer) sent the following letter to Gov. Tom Wolf in response to the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s abrupt termination of COVID-19 vaccine supply to local provider Bretton Walberg and Walberg Family Pharmacies. The full letter is attached.
HARRISBURG - Pennsylvanians at risk of eviction or loss of utility service can now apply for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), said Rep. Tim Hennessey (R-Chester/Mongomery). A total of $847 million has been distributed among Pennsylvania’s 67 counties to help thousands of families maintain their housing and utility services. Owners of rental properties can also apply for assistance on behalf of tenants.
HARRISBURG – Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) this week announced his appointment of Rep. Tracy Pennycuick (R-Montgomery) to serve as a member of the Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission for a four-year term.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Gary W. Day (R-Lehigh/Berks), chairman of the House Aging and Older Adults Services Committee, in conjunction with House Majority Leader Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) sent letters to the Wolf administration seeking an update on regulatory and enforcement matters that were changed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court ruled today to uphold previous court rulings and restrict the use of public funds to pay for abortion procedures except under very specific circumstances. In response Pennsylvania’s House Republican Leadership team issued the following statement:
HARRISBURG – Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) announced the House passage of bills that would help support disabled veterans and at-risk youth in the Commonwealth.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Sue Helm (R-Dauphin/Lebanon) today issued a statement of clarification regarding House Bill 290, which would allow nonprofit organizations to conduct online sales for small games of chance during the COVID-19 Emergency Declaration. The House Gaming Oversight Committee, chaired by Helm, today passed the bill with an amendment that prohibits the use of credit cards, but allows the use of mobile payment applications such as PayPal, Venmo and CashApp.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) was today appointed by House Speaker Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) to serve as chairman of the House Liquor Control Committee for the 2021-22 Legislative Session.
WHO: PA House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin), Congressman Fred Keller (PA-12)
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin), in conjunction with a number of House committee chairs, sent letters to various Wolf administration cabinet secretaries this week seeking an update on regulatory and enforcement matters that have been suspended, waived or otherwise changed during the COVID-19 emergency.
HARRISBURG— Rep. Craig Williams (R-Chester/Delaware) provided key support and sponsored a critical amendment to legislation approved by the House that would give suburban counties greater authority for vaccine distribution including responsibility for selecting mass vaccination sites.
HARRISBURG - Legislation sponsored by Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester/Lancaster) to expedite Pennsylvania's COVID-19 vaccine rollout passed the state House with broad bipartisan support on Wednesday.
HARRISBURG – House Republicans unveiled a pro-jobs, pro-families, pro-growth and recovery-focused legislative package designed to achieve a better normal. The initiative, “Commonwealth’s COVID Comeback,” would incentivize manufacturers and provide protections to small businesses, as well as offer tax and regulatory reform to bring family-sustaining jobs to Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG – House Appropriations Committee Chairman Stan Saylor (R-York) issued the following statement today announcing his intentions to require school districts, community colleges, technical schools and universities to return to in-person instruction as a condition of receiving state funding:
HARRISBURG – The state House today passed legislation to expand COVID-19 vaccine administrators, including an amendment authored by Rep. Meghan Schroeder (R-Bucks) granting counties the sole ability to run mass vaccination sites.