HARRISBURG—Rep. Wendi Thomas (R-Bucks) today joined a bipartisan group of legislators to unveil a package of bills to fight fraud within Pennsylvania’s Medical Assistance Program, also called Medicaid.
HARRISBURG – On Dec. 21, 1969, a young man from Bedford County gave his life in the service of his country. On Jan. 13, 2019, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved legislation by Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) to dedicate a bridge for the young man, U.S. Army Ranger Sgt. David Leon Barber.
HARRISBURG — The House of Representatives on Monday passed a bill sponsored by Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair) to honor the legacy of Cpl. Donald L. Westley through naming a bridge in Blair County for the veteran fatally wounded in combat in December 1944.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Andrew Lewis (R-Dauphin) has been appointed by Speaker of the House Mike Turzai to a key committee assignment as a member of the House Judiciary Committee.
HARRISBURG – To ensure taxpayer dollars are used to fund the priorities of Pennsylvanians and not being used fraudulently or misspent, Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) and a bipartisan group of lawmakers joined Attorney General Josh Shapiro to unveil a comprehensive plan to guarantee funding is being used on the people who truly need assistance.
HARRISBURG—Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery) today praised the Pennsylvania Game Commission for filing felony charges against two Brookville, Pa., teenagers who recorded and distributed videos of themselves repeatedly kicking a defenseless white-tailed deer.
HARRISBURG -- The House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, chaired by Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter), gathered at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Wednesday to hear from leaders of five of the state’s agriculture advocacy organizations.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Gary Day (R-Lehigh/Berks) on Monday was appointed to serve as chairman of the House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Thomas Murt (R-Montgomery/Philadelphia) has been appointed chairman of the House Human Services Committee by Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny).
HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) announced today he has appointed Rep. Tom Murt (R-Montgomery) to serve as chair of the Human Services Committee and Rep. Gary Day (R-Lehigh/Berks) as chair of the Aging and Older Adult Services Committee during the 2019-20 Legislative Session.
With everyone getting their financial papers together for their tax returns and working on cleaning out the clutter of 2019, I have once again introduced a House resolution to bring awareness to the crime of tax identity theft and what you can do to protect yourself.
HARRISBURG – House Appropriations Committee Chairman Stan Saylor (R-York) released the following schedule for the 2020 House Budget Hearings:
HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) issued the following statement on the death of U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick, a former Congressman from Bucks County.
HARRISBURG – Continuing his commitment to fighting welfare fraud and abuse, Rep. Ryan Warner (R-Fayette/Westmoreland) has introduced two measures that would improve oversight of the use of Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Valerie Gaydos (R-Allegheny) recently introduced legislation that would amend the Pennsylvania Constitution, reducing the number of legislative districts in Pennsylvania from 203 to 151.
HARRISBURG – Reps. Natalie Mihalek (R-Allegheny/Washington) and Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny) and House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) announced that the Port Authority will continue to accept blue or yellow Pennsylvania Senior Transit Cards indefinitely.
CLARION – Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) was recently honored for graduating from a national leadership program through the Council of State Governments.
HARRISBUG, Pa. – Rep. Mark Keller (R-Perry) released the following statement Thursday regarding his decision to not seek re-election.
HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsored by Representative Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) to further enhance the many benefits and advantages that Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) have for Commonwealth family-owned businesses, employees, communities and the economy was adopted 130 - 67 by the Pennsylvania House on Wednesday, Dec. 18.
HARRISBURG – In an effort to better protect the public and prison corrections staff by ensuring dangerous criminals are held accountable, the House passed a package of bills this week known as the “Smart Justice” package, said Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, which first vetted the bills. The package also contains measures to support ex-offenders who have paid their debt to society and have demonstrated a commitment to rehabilitation.