HARRISBURG – Rep. Paul Schemel (R-Franklin) today issued the following statement in response to an email memo that was sent to members of the Pennsylvania Senate by Planned Parenthood asking them to reject a bill Schemel is sponsoring that would impact the government funding received by the organization.
During my childhood, the community blessed my family and me during a difficult time. I was touched by how many extended kindness without any hesitation or expectation of anything in return. It was an experience I have carried with me as a reminder of the inherent goodness of people.
HARRISBURG — Rep. Ryan Warner (R-Fayette/Westmoreland) announced that he recently introduced legislation to establish English as the official language of Pennsylvania.
Throughout the budget process, my House Republicans colleagues and I have laid all our cards on the table when showing our “hand” and stating what we support and what we oppose. Today, I am challenging my friends on the other side of the aisle to do likewise.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Cris Dush (R-Jefferson) yesterday voted with 114 of his Republican colleagues to restore funding for vital human services that were denied funding by Gov. Tom Wolf’s June 30 veto of the entire state budget.
Gov. Tom Wolf has been traveling across the state in an effort to build support for his proposed state budget. But what is sorely lacking at the governor’s public appearances and speeches is straight talk about his proposed tax increases.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Jack Rader Jr. (R-Monroe) voted on Tuesday in favor of overriding the governor’s veto of several line items in this year’s budget in an attempt to provide funding to vital human services and educational programs.
LEMOYNE – Act 8 of 2015 has gone into effect today, Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) and Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland) said at a press conference held at the Lemoyne Rite Aid. This legislation will increase access to flu vaccinations by allowing pharmacists to offer the vaccines to children ages 9 and older, with parental permission. This legislation also allows licensed pharmacy interns, under the direct supervision of a pharmacist, to administer the vaccine. It will also positively impact active duty members of the military, veterans and their dependents. Under TRICARE, the military’s health care plan, all immunizations administered by a pharmacist are covered without a co-payment.
HARRISBURG – To ensure residents can use the programs they desperately need as the quest for a budget that won’t devastate them continues, Rep. Harry Lewis Jr. (R-Chester) yesterday voted in favor to override Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget veto. He voted to fund vital human services, education, agriculture and health line items of the budget that have remained unfunded since the governor vetoed the state budget in full on June 30.
HARRISBURG – The House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, led by Majority Chairman Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware), unanimously approved a resolution to urge Congress and the Department of Defense to expeditiously address the safety and protection of United States Armed Forces personnel within the borders of the United States.
HARRISBURG-- Rep. John Taylor (R-Philadelphia) has co-sponsored legislation to address the challenge of juvenile drug dealers and firearms.
HARRISBURG-- In a move to counter scrap metal theft, Rep. John Taylor (R-Philadelphia) has introduced legislation to help law enforcement investigate such crimes.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Ryan Warner (R-Fayette/Westmoreland) today voted to override portions of Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget veto which left human service organizations without funding. The vote failed along party lines to gain the required two-thirds majority.
HARRISBURG – In an attempt to provide funding to vital human service agencies across the Commonwealth, Rep. Craig Staats (R-Bucks) today cast several votes in favor of overriding the governor’s veto of several line items in this year’s state budget.
HARRISBURG – To restore funding for vital human services throughout Pennsylvania, the Lancaster County House Republican Delegation this afternoon voted in favor to override Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget veto. They voted to fund vital human services, education, agriculture and health line items of the budget that have remained unfunded since the governor vetoed the state budget in full on June 30.
WHAT: Reps. Seth Grove (R-York) and Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland) will hold a press event at a local pharmacy to announce a new state law in effect, which allows pharmacists to offer flu vaccines to children ages 9 and older, with parental permission. Act 8 of 2015 also allows licensed pharmacy interns under the direct supervision of a pharmacist to administer the vaccine and ensures children of members of the armed services and veterans receive the flu vaccination free of charge.
I spend a lot of my time learning about the needs of the Commonwealth’s emergency responders, veterans and their families. By always remaining informed, I can best represent these groups as the Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee majority chairman. Maintaining a close working relationship allows me to serve both groups of individuals when I complete the many tasks of a state representative.
HARRISBURG--Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) has introduced a resolution urging the U.S. Congress and the Department of Defense to immediately address security concerns to better protect our military personnel within the borders of the United States while in the performance of their duties.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Frank Farry (R-Bucks), along with Rep. Kevin Schreiber (D-York) and state Sen. Rob Teplitz (D-Dauphin/Perry), unveiled legislation today to protect pets left unattended in a car.