House Moves Grove Bill to Improve Health Care Outcomes and Save Taxpayer Money

Sep. 29, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Legislation by Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover) sets hefty, yet achievable, goals of saving taxpayers $150 million over next few fiscal years through targeted savings for the Medicaid outcome-based program, all while improving health care outcomes. It was approved by the House Health Committee today.

Grove Seeks Answers on COVID-19 Nursing Home Deaths

Sep. 28, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Seeking answers to Gov. Tom Wolf’s policy of allowing patients who tested positive to COVID-19 to be allowed to return to long-term care facilities, many of which were hotbeds of the virus, Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover) filed a Right-to-Know (RTK) request with Wolf’s Department of Health.

James Calls on Wolf to Consider RGGI Impacts on Pennsylvanians

Sep. 25, 2020 /

SENECA – Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) issued the following statement regarding Gov. Tom Wolf’s veto of House Bill 2025, which would have required the support of the General Assembly before Pennsylvania could enter the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) or any similar multi-state compact:

Struzzi Responds to Governor’s Veto of RGGI Bill

Sep. 24, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) today issued the following statement in response to Governor Tom Wolf’s veto of House Bill 2025, which would have required legislative approval before Pennsylvania could enter the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) or any similar multi-state compact.

Grove to Wolf, Levine: ‘We Want the Truth’

Sep. 24, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Office of Open Records today ruled Gov. Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine cannot use the Disease Prevention and Control Act as a shield from honoring a Right-to-Know request for information on decisions they’ve made during the COVID-19 pandemic. State Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover), chairman of the House Government Oversight Committee and author of Act 77 of 2020, issued the following statement in reaction to the announcement:

Toohil Reacts to Failed Override of Wolf’s Veto of School Sports Control Bill

Sep. 23, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) today voted to override Gov. Tom Wolf’s veto of House Bill 2787, legislation that would ensure decisions about school sports and activities, including policies regarding spectators, are made at the local level. However, the override attempt did not garner the required two-thirds majority for passage.

Irvin Voices Disappointment in Lack of Support for PA Families, Students

Sep. 23, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – The House today came back into session to attempt an override of the governor’s veto of legislation to allow local school districts to make the decision of whether to hold school sports and activities and how many spectators can be in attendance, said Rep. Rich Irvin (R-Huntingdon/Centre/Mifflin). The chamber also voted on legislation to relax restrictions on the state’s bars and restaurants implemented by the governor.

Simmons Disappointed House Was Unable to Lift Governor’s Restrictions on High School Sports and Activities

Sep. 23, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – After the state House today in Harrisburg fell short in its effort to override the governor’s veto of legislation that would have empowered local school districts to establish health and safety guidelines for school sports and extracurricular activities, Rep. Justin Simmons (R-Lehigh/Montgomery/Northampton), who voted for the override, issued the following statement:

Jozwiak and Colleagues Fall Short in Effort to Override Governor’s Veto Regulating School Sport Participation

Sep. 23, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – After the state House today fell short in its effort to override the governor’s veto of a bill that would have empowered local officials to determine policies and procedures for students to participate in and families to attend school sports and extracurricular activities, state Rep. Barry Jozwiak (R-Berks), who voted for the override, issued the following statement:

Local Legislators Applaud Passage of Restaurant Re-Open Bill

Sep. 23, 2020 /

HARRISBURG - Sen. Gene Yaw, and Reps. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming/Union) and Jeff Wheeland (R-Lycoming) applauded the passage of Everett’s House Bill 2513 today in the House. The bill ensures restaurants and taverns can operate safely and be protected from unconstitutional mandates from the Governor’s Office or the activist state Supreme Court.