WASHINGTON COUNTY – Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) held a press conference titled “Come On Man, it’s the People’s Money” on the Washington County Courthouse steps this afternoon to officially release his findings in his five-year Local Share Account (LSA) investigation. Leading up to the press conference, Cook released three editorials to help those unfamiliar with LSA understand the intricacies of the grant selection process.
Following the vote to sustain the acting secretary of Health’s Order Requiring Face Coverings in School Entities (“School Masking Order”) by the Joint Committee on Documents, Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) issued the following statement:
HARRISBURG – House Health Committee Majority Chair Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) issued the following statement today in response to the Commonwealth Joint Committee on Document’s ruling that acting Health Secretary Alison Beam’s statewide school masking mandate is not a regulation or subject to Pennsylvania’s Regulatory Review Act.
TUNKHANNOCK – Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) majority chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee conducted a public hearing on Tuesday morning highlighting the potential restructuring of the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) and certain programs that the department administers.
HANOVER – Rep. Kate Klunk (R-Hanover) has been named to the Task Force on Child Pornography to further combat child sexual abuse in Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG – The Wolf administration guided private funding for elections to Democratic-leaning counties, according to a report from Broad + Liberty. This selective process disenfranchised thousands of voters across the Commonwealth, Rep. Seth Grove (R-York), chairman of the House State Government Committee, said.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Craig Staats (R-Quakertown) this week hosted a House State Government Committee hearing to allow Bucks County and other residents from Southeast Pennsylvania to offer testimony on the upcoming congressional redistricting process.
HARRISBURG – Despite 10 public hearings, State Government Committee meetings, and debate on the floor of the House Representatives, the Democratic minority leader apparently didn’t understand the House already took up a “comprehensive voting rights bill” in June, as she responded to a question during the Pennsylvania Press Club luncheon on Monday, Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) said today.
WEISSPORT – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) offered his testimony in Kingston on Monday before the House State Government Committee as members of the committee conducted their sixth regional hearing regarding the importance of a fair and transparent redistricting process in Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG - Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) issued the following statement in response to non-uniform election policies across Pennsylvania’s counties.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) has a simple fix to a common tax problem faced by Pennsylvanians who have lost a loved one.
It is time the left stops downplaying the reality of election fraud and join Republicans in combating it.
YORK – Following a hearing on congressional redistricting held at York College on Wednesday by the House State Government Committee, committee chairman Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover) issued the following statement:
WELLSBORO – Members of the House State Government Committee heard from citizens and community leaders in the state’s north central region Tuesday at the fourth in a series of regional hearings about the upcoming congressional redistricting process.
HARRISBURG – On Tuesday, Oct. 19, the House State Government Committee will be holding a hearing, hosted by Rep. Craig Staats (R-Quakertown), to gain input from residents on the congressional redistricting process.
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.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Jim Rigby (R-Johnstown) simply wants to preserve the memory of his friend.
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.
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.
HARRISBURG – Two pieces of legislation authored by state Rep. Lynda Culver (R-Northumberland/Snyder) that would free up barber and cosmetology students to accomplish part of their course of instruction away from the classroom have been signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf.