House Bill to Increase Capacity at PA Restaurants on Way to Governor

Sep. 23, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Today the House concurred in Senate amendments to a bill, co-sponsored by Rep. Craig Staats (R-Bucks), which would provide much-needed relief to the owners and employees of Pennsylvania’s restaurants and taverns who have been suffering under Gov. Tom Wolf’s COVID-19 mitigation orders.

Cox Disappointed House Effort to Override Governor’s Veto of High School Sports and Activities Bill Falls Short

Sep. 23, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – After voting today in Harrisburg to override the governor’s recent veto of legislation that would empower local school districts to establish health and safety standards for sports and other extracurricular activities during the COVID-19 pandemic, but watching that effort fall short of the two-thirds majority needed to override a veto, state Rep. Jim Cox (R-Berks/Lancaster) issued the following statement:

Governor’s Veto of Sports Spectator Bill Upheld by House, Struzzi Expresses Disappointment

Sep. 23, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) today announced that the House of Representatives has failed to overturn the governor’s veto of House Bill 2787, which would allow decisions regarding school sports and spectators to be made by local school districts rather than by statewide mandate. The motion failed with a vote of 130-71, short of the 2/3 majority needed to overturn.

Governor’s Veto of Sports Spectator Bill Upheld by House, Helm Expresses Disappointment

Sep. 23, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Sue Helm (R-Dauphin/Lebanon) today announced that the House of Representatives has failed to overturn the governor’s veto of House Bill 2787, which would allow decisions regarding school sports and spectators to be made by local school districts rather than by statewide mandate. The motion failed with a vote of 130-71, short of the 2/3 majority needed to overturn.

Governor’s Veto of Sports Spectator Bill Upheld by House, Millard Express Disappointment

Sep. 23, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. David Millard (R-Columbia) today announced that the House of Representatives has failed to overturn the governor’s veto of House Bill 2787, which would allow decisions regarding school sports and spectators to be made by local school districts rather than by statewide mandate. The motion failed with a vote of 130-71, short of the 2/3 majority needed to overturn.

James Disappointed Safety of Children Became Partisan Issue

Sep. 23, 2020 /

SENECA – Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) issued the following statement regarding the failed veto override vote in the House of House Bill 2787, which would have allowed school districts to decide whether it’s safe to allow students to participate in extracurricular activities and spectators to attend outdoor sporting events:

Public Hearing to Discuss Francis E. Walter Dam Reevaluation Study Postponed

Sep. 22, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – A public hearing conducted by the House Majority Policy Committee that had been scheduled to take place on Wednesday, Sept. 23, in Carbon County has been postponed, Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) announced today. The hearing was to focus on issues related to the ongoing reevaluation study of the Francis E. Walter Dam and Reservoir by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Toohil’s Bill to Protect Living Organ Donors Advances in Senate

Sep. 22, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Legislation that would protect living organ donors in Pennsylvania, sponsored by Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne), was unanimously approved by the Senate Health and Human Services Committee today and now moves to the full Senate for consideration.

Lewis Critical of Wolf’s Latest Veto

Sep. 22, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Wolf’s veto of House Bill 2787 is the latest example of his unilateral decision-making that ignores the bipartisan support for local school districts being able to make decisions about how spectators can watch school sports, according to Rep. Andrew Lewis (R-Dauphin).

Dowling Disappointed Wolf Continues to Ignore Pennsylvanians’ Wishes

Sep. 22, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Matthew Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) issued the following statement following Gov. Tom Wolf’s veto of House Bill 2787, which would have allowed local authorities to decide whether it was safe to allow spectators at outdoor school sporting events and to resume school extracurricular activities:

Governor Vetoes House Bill 2787 Disregarding Local School Officials’ Right to Make Their Own Decisions

Sep. 22, 2020 /

PIKE COUNTY – Today, the governor again vetoed another bipartisan piece of legislation, House Bill 2787, showing his complete disregard for the rights our local school officials have to make and enforce their own decisions regarding district sports and extracurricular activities. Reps. Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) and Mike Peifer (R-Pike/Wayne) gave the following statements, expressing their disappointment.

Gaydos Blasts Wolf, Says Let Parents Watch Children Play Sports

Sep. 22, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Valerie Gaydos (R-Allegheny) today issued the following statement in response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s veto of House Bill 2787. The legislation would allow Pennsylvania’s local school districts to make decisions regarding fall sports and activities.

Mustello Disheartened, Governor’s Veto Leaves Parents on the Bench

Sep. 22, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Marci Mustello (R-Butler) today issued the following statement in response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s veto of House Bill 2787. The legislation would allow Pennsylvania’s local school districts to make decisions regarding fall sports or activities.

Ortitay Dismayed at Governor’s Veto

Sep. 22, 2020 /

HARRISBURG — Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny) today issued the following statement in response to Gov. Tom Wolf vetoing House Bill 2787: