HARRISBURG – Fire and EMS providers across the state will benefit from a new $50 million grant program recently signed into law to help them meet the additional challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, announced Rep. Rich Irvin (R-Huntingdon/Centre/Mifflin), a supporter of the bill creating the program.
HARRISBURG – On Tuesday, May 26, legislation sponsored by Rep. Gary W. Day (R-Lehigh/Berks), chairman of the House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee, was approved by his committee. This legislationwould establish a grant program to provide funding for long-term care facilities in Pennsylvania so they can acquire personal protective equipment to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The tragic incident exposes the need for fairness in all aspects of our national life. We need to continue to promote educational choice and economic opportunity for all. We need to protect every life, from the unborn to the elderly. We say this because every human being deserves dignity and respect. That is why we must address our criminal justice system in part by fostering renewed professionalism and decorum. We have yet to end racism and discrimination. We have come far, but not far enough.
“This week the House Democrats made unfounded allegations regarding the management of the health and safety of our members and staff. Instead of seeking understanding with regard to the procedures that we are obligated to follow by law, they chose to personally attack our Speaker of the House, Mike Turzai, by casting aspersions on his character."
HARRISBURG – Today, the governor signed into law a five-month budget which allows for preK-12 education, along with higher education, to be fully funded for the entirety of the 2020-21 school year, along with fully funding our state debt and needed health and human services programs that have been assisting unemployed Pennsylvanians.
HARRISBURG – With the governor stopping legislative efforts at every turn to safely reopen the state’s economy, the York County GOP delegation to the state House joined a bipartisan vote last night to terminate the portion of the governor’s emergency declaration that has held millions of business owners and employees across the state hostage.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) today announced that the House of Representatives has voted to terminate the portion of the governor’s emergency declaration that has held millions of business owners and employees across the state hostage.
HARRISBURG – Two pieces of legislation introduced by Rep. Frank Farry (R-Langhorne) in response to the COVID-19 crisis have advanced in the legislative process.
HARRISBURG – On behalf of the millions of Pennsylvanians who remain out of work and who are struggling every day to feed their families, pay their bills and protect their livelihoods, the House Republicans passed a resolution tonight that would end the business shutdown across Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Josh Kail (R-Beaver/Washington)issued the following statement after voting in favor of a measure that would eliminate Gov. Tom Wolf’s widespread COVID-19 business restrictions:
HARRISBURG - Today, the House unanimously passed legislation sponsored by Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) to freeze Cost of Living Adjustments (COLAs) for state government officials through 2021. The vote was 202-0.
HARRISBURG – The House today approved in a bipartisan fashion legislation by Reps. Kate Klunk (R-York), Frank Farry (R-Bucks) and John Hershey (R-Mifflin/Juniata/Franklin) to permit social organizations, such as veteran and other social clubs, to utilize small games of chance profits to meet financial obligations during the COVID-19 crisis.
HARRISBURG – At the request of Republican members from the southeast region of Pennsylvania, $10 million from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act has been approved by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to go to entities across the state working on research and development of a coronavirus vaccine, such as Wistar Institute in Philadelphia.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Ryan Warner (R-Fayette/Westmoreland) today applauded passage of legislation authorizing $50 million in grants to help the state’s fire and emergency services companies in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
HARRISBURG – Continuing its work to protect taxpayer dollars, the state House today approved legislation sponsored by Rep. Ryan Warner (R-Fayette/Westmoreland) that would help prevent fraudulent use of Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards.
HARRISBURG – Taking action today to help protect 123,000 Pennsylvanians living in the state’s nursing home facilities, personal care homes and assisted living residences, the Senior Protection Act, House Bill 2510, authored by Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) and co-sponsored by Reps. Harry Readshaw (D-Allegheny) and Bill Kortz (D-Allegheny) to help these facilities keep loved ones safe, passed the House and is heading to the governor’s desk for his signature, Turzai said.
HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives today passed Senate Bill 1108, which sets the guidelines for the distribution of $2.6 billion in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding. Under the bill, $625 million would be designated for counties, with Berks County set to receive $38 million and Lehigh County set to receive $33.3 million to help address impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, announced Rep. Ryan Mackenzie (R-Berks/Lehigh).
HARRISBURG – Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) today voted to finalize a five-month stabilizing budget that protects residents from higher taxes, and keeps the state moving forward, offering more time for the fiscal impacts of COVID-19 to be fully realized.
Some of the most gut-wrenching conversations I’ve had with constituents have come over the past two months or so. They all carried a common theme: Unemployment benefits…or more like the lack thereof.
HARRISBURG – Members of the Pennsylvania Senate and House of Representatives representing Cumberland County are pleased to announce they voted to send nearly $23 million in COVID-19 relief to Cumberland County commissioners to distribute to small businesses and organizations adversely affected by the governor’s orders and regulations over the last three months. The delegation, which consists of Reps. Barb Gleim (R-Cumberland), Greg Rothman (R-Cumberland), Torren Ecker (R-Cumberland/Adams), Dawn Keefer (R-Cumberland/York), Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland) and Mark Keller (R-Perry/Cumberland); and Sens. Judy Ward (R-30), Mike Regan (R-31) and Doug Mastriano (R-33), issued the following statement: