PA Deserves Answers: Free the COVID-19 Data

Nov. 23, 2021 / Press Release

For months during the COVID-19 pandemic, we heard from the Wolf administration, namely the governor and former Secretary of Health Rachel Levine, that we must trust the science…trust the data. And I fully agree. Science and data must drive policy, whether it be in response to a global pandemic or other bills before the General Assembly.

Vote to Stop Statewide Bridge Tolling Effort Advances

Nov. 22, 2021 /

Recently, the House acted on the Wolf administration’s plan to toll nine bridges around the Commonwealth, including the one in the 124th Legislative District along Interstate 78 in Lenhartsville, Berks County. They further reassert the Legislature’s oversight of, and community involvement in, any future tolling plans.

Farry Legislation Advances

Nov. 18, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – The House this week passed several measures co-authored by Rep. Frank Farry (R-Bucks), chairman of the Human Services Committee, including legislation to protect public safety officials’ personal information, allow for county overdose fatality and death by suicide review teams, and add transparency to some policies within the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP).

Benninghoff Applauds Action on Bipartisan Broadband Agreement

Nov. 18, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to unanimously adopt an amendment that reflects a bipartisan agreement on legislation sponsored by Rep. Martin Causer (R-McKean/Cameron/Potter) to improve broadband deployment across unserved and underserved areas of Pennsylvania.

House Tees Up Amended Voting Rights Protection Act for December Vote

Nov. 18, 2021 / Press Release

House Tees Up Amended Voting Rights Protection Act for December Vote

HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives today advanced an amended version of the Voting Rights Protection Act (House Bill 1800), setting up a final vote in December to modernize Pennsylvania’s election system, according to the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover), chairman of the House State Government Committee.

Lewis DelRosso Bill to Support Drug and Alcohol Treatment Passes House

Nov. 17, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Legislation authored by Rep. Carrie Lewis DelRosso (R-Allegheny/Westmoreland) to address administrative burdens impacting the ability of drug and alcohol treatment providers to keep their doors open and serve people in need has passed the House and will now be considered by the Senate.

Mackenzie Leads Hearing on Congressional Term Limits

Nov. 17, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Acting in his capacity as majority chairman of the House State Government Subcommittee on Campaign Finance and Elections, Rep. Ryan Mackenzie (R-Berks/Lehigh) last week led a hearing at the state Capitol on the topic of congressional term limits.

House Sends Constitutional Carry Legislation to Governor’s Desk, Says Bernstine

Nov. 17, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence), a leading voice in protecting Pennsylvanians’ Second Amendment rights, voted with a majority of his House colleagues to send to the governor’s desk legislation that would no longer require law-abiding citizens to obtain government permission to carry a concealed firearm in Pennsylvania.