Speaker Lauds House Approval of Debt-Reduction Bills

May. 08, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Noting that “buy it now, pay for it much later” policies negatively impact the state’s credit rating and cost more money, Speaker of the House of Representatives Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) today lauded House passage of two debt-reduction bills designed to protect Pennsylvania taxpayers.

Simmons Right-to-Know Fee Bill Garners Committee Approval

May. 08, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Legislation that would allow a fee to be charged for certain right-to-know requests, sponsored by Rep. Justin Simmons (R-Lehigh/Montgomery/Northampton), was reported out of the House State Government Committee Monday. House Bill 283 will now be considered by the full House of Representatives.

House Committee Approves Bill to Free the Wine, Turzai Says

May. 08, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – The House Liquor Control Committee, chaired by Rep. Jeff Pyle (R-Armstrong), has passed legislation that will allow grocery and convenience stores and hotels and restaurants the ability to buy product from private sector wholesalers and wineries without having to go through the Liquor Control Board (LCB), Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) announced.

Jones School Code Clean-Up Bill Passes Unanimously

May. 07, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – As part of the state House Republicans’ “Government Done Right” initiative, legislation authored by state Rep. Mike Jones (R-York Township) that would clear Pennsylvania’s School Code of many of its outdated and unnecessary regulations has passed the House unanimously and awaits consideration by the Senate Education Committee.

Rep. White Wants AG Investigation of Conduct of Rep. Sims

May. 07, 2019 /

HARRISBURG- Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) has hand delivered a letter to the office of Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro seeking an investigation into the recent actions of Rep. Brian Sims (D-Philadelphia) regarding a potential violation of Pennsylvania statutes.

Helm’s Juneteenth Bill Advances

May. 07, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Sue Helm (R-Dauphin/Lebanon) establishing Juneteenth National Freedom Day as an official annual observance in Pennsylvania was unanimously approved by the House of Representatives on Monday. House Bill 619 will next be considered by the Senate.

House OKs Bill Expanding School Choice Scholarships, Turzai Says

May. 07, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Declaring it a victory for students and taxpayers throughout the state, Speaker of the House of Representatives Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) said the House today adopted his bill to enhance a vital school choice program in the Commonwealth.

House Policy Committees to Tour Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology

May. 07, 2019 /

WHAT: The House Republican Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest), and the House Democrat Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Mike Sturla (D-Lancaster), will host their respective committees for a tour of the Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology.

Klunk Issues Statement on Passage of Down Syndrome Protection Bill

May. 06, 2019 /

HARRISBURG ¬– The House Health Committee today approved Rep. Kate Klunk’s (R-Hanover) legislation to ensure life for babies with Down syndrome. Her legislation, House Bill 321, would include prenatal Down syndrome diagnoses as a legal reason why babies can’t be aborted in Pennsylvania. The bill now goes to the full House for a vote.