Toohil to Lead House Government Oversight Committee

Jan. 26, 2021 / Press Release

HARRISBURG – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) today was appointed as majority chair of the House Government Oversight Committee for the 2021-22 Legislative Session by House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin). Toohil served as a committee member during the last session.

Roae Reappointed to Serve on PASSHE Board of Governors

Jan. 26, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Brad Roae (R-Crawford/Erie) recently was reappointed by the speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to serve another term on the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) Board of Governors.

Health Committee Chair Rapp Prioritizes COVID-19 Responses, Drug Pricing, Sanctity of Life Agenda and Other Health Issues

Jan. 25, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Now officially serving her second full term as majority chair of the House Health Committee, Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) announced prior to today’s reorganization meeting that she is once again pursuing an agenda focusing on the sanctity and quality of all human life, which will not only include advancing sweeping pro-life legislation, but also exercising full legislative oversight on Pennsylvania’s plan to deploy the COVID-19 vaccine.

House Republican Caucus Announces New Leadership Team

Jan. 25, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania House Republican Caucus elected members to open leadership positions Monday following a vacancy in the position of caucus chairman following the passing of Rep. Mike Reese (R-Westmoreland/Somerset).

House Committee Begins Hearings on Election Integrity

Jan. 25, 2021 /

HARRISBURG -The House State Government Committee held the first of 14 planned public hearings on election integrity last week at the state Capitol. The intent of the hearings is not to relitigate the 2020 election, but to enable the committee to take a closer look at election laws, processes and procedures to determine if legislative action is necessary.

Culver Comments on State Government Committee Election Hearing

Jan. 22, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – The House State Government Committee met Thursday for a hearing with Secretary of the Commonwealth Kathy Boockvar and Deputy Secretary for Elections and Commissions Jonathan Marks. The committee discussed inconsistencies and misinterpretations of election guidance leading up to, and through, the 2020 General Election. State Rep. Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-Northumberland/Snyder) issued the following statement regarding the hearing:

Public Trust in Elections Must Be Restored, Gillespie Says

Jan. 22, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – The House State Government Committee met Thursday for a hearing with Secretary of the Commonwealth Kathy Boockvar and Deputy Secretary for Elections and Commissions Jonathan Marks. The committee discussed inconsistencies and misinterpretations of election guidance leading up to, and through, the 2020 General Election. State Rep. Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam) issued the following statement regarding the hearing:

Ryan Questions Top Election Official About Election Processes

Jan. 22, 2021 /

HARRISBURG ? The House State Government Committee held the first of 14 planned public hearings on election integrity this week at the state Capitol. The intent of the hearings is not to relitigate the 2020 election, but to enable the committee to take a closer look at election laws, processes and procedures to determine what legislative action may be necessary.

Helm Reacts to State Government Committee Election Hearing

Jan. 22, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – The House State Government Committee today met for a hearing with Secretary of the Commonwealth Kathy Boockvar and Deputy Secretary for Elections and Commissions Jonathan Marks. The committee discussed inconsistencies and misinterpretations of election guidance leading up to, and through, the 2020 General Election. State Rep. Sue Helm (R-Dauphin/Lebanon) issued the following statement regarding the hearing:

Public Trust in Elections Must Be Restored, Millard Says

Jan. 22, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – The House State Government Committee today met for a hearing with Secretary of the Commonwealth Kathy Boockvar and Deputy Secretary for Elections and Commissions Jonathan Marks. The committee discussed inconsistencies and misinterpretations of election guidance leading up to, and through, the 2020 General Election. State Rep. David Millard (R-Columbia) issued the following statement regarding the hearing:

Mehaffie Renews Push for Dietitian Licensing

Jan. 22, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – In an effort to expand title protection for licensed dietitian nutritionists, Rep. Tom Mehaffie (R-Dauphin) is introducing legislation that will also assure consumers that those presenting themselves as qualified dietary professionals underwent appropriate education and training.

State Government Committee Chairman Grove: Unity Needed in Election Reform

Jan. 21, 2021 /

I began my role as chairman of the State Government Committee at a pivotal time in your state’s, and our nation’s, history. Never before has our election process been questioned to the extent we have seen these past few months. As chairman, my first major role was to organize a series of hearings aimed at regaining the voter’s trust in our elections and fixing problems within the system.

Officials Must Restore Trust in PA Elections, Owlett Says

Jan. 21, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Clint Owlett (R-Bradford/Tioga/Potter) joined fellow members of the House State Government Committee at the state Capitol Thursday for the first in a series of hearings about the state’s election laws and procedures.