HARRISBURG - Legislative efforts by state Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) to further ensure the safety of children being transported to and from school are a step closer to becoming reality following unanimous passage of House Bill 364, which moves to Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk.
As law enforcement, community members and elected officials engage in conversations around the country about how to grow the relationships among residents and the officers sworn to protect and serve them, the House advanced a multi-faceted plan to assist in those efforts.
HARRISBURG - Today, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed House Education Committee Chairman Curt Sonney's (R-Erie) amended legislation to update and reform Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education (PASSHE).
HARRISBURG – Rep. Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) joined House members in passing HB1841 and HB1910, legislation focused on reshaping law enforcement practices and strengthening police-community relations across the Commonwealth. This legislative package received bipartisan support and now goes to the Senate for consideration.
HARRISBURG – Working to prevent waste and fraud in the state’s Medicaid program, the state House today approved Rep. Clint Owlett’s (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) bill that would prevent improper payments.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Gary W. Day (R-Lehigh/Berks) stood with fellow lawmakers as the House passed vital legislation aimed at reshaping law enforcement practices and strengthening police-community relations statewide. These bills were approved with bipartisan support and now head to the Senate for consideration.
HARRISBURG – Legislation authored by Rep. Tim O’Neal (R-Washington) that would require review of all Commonwealth debt obligations and identify refinancing options in a report to the General Assembly has passed both chambers and been sent to the governor.
HARRISBURG – In the wake of the tragic death of George Floyd and the international protests calling for criminal justice improvements, former law enforcement officer and current state Rep. Barry Jozwiak (R-Berks) today in Harrisburg voted for two bills approved by the House in a bipartisan Protect and Serve Initiative aimed at reforming police practices and strengthening their partnerships with the communities they serve.
HARRISBURG—Legislation sponsored by Rep. Wendi Thomas (R-Bucks) to fight fraud within Pennsylvania’s Medical Assistance Program, also called Medicaid, has unanimously passed the House.
HARRISBURG – Two comprehensive bills that would improve the vetting and training of police officers unanimously passed the House chamber with the support of Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin).
HARRISBURG—Rep. Thomas Murt (R-Montgomery/Philadelphia) joined his colleagues in the House in passing a resolution calling for Richard "Dick" Allen to be elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
HARRISBURG – Legislation drafted by Rep. Matthew Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) that would remove restrictions on firearms during an emergency declaration received support in the House today.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence) applauded Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Lisa Baker (R-Luzerne/Pike/Susquehanna/Wayne/Wyoming) and members of the committee for unanimously passing his legislation that would preclude the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole from paroling an inmate at the expiration of his or her minimum sentence if the inmate was convicted of a violent offense or an obstruction of justice while incarcerated.
HARRISBURG – Legislation drafted by Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) to bridge the tax gap necessitated by COVID-19 received unanimous support in the House. The bill would authorize local governments to borrow money for two years, rather than just one year, so they can maintain operations.
HARRISBURG – A bill to better support children who are victimized as they seek justice has passed the House and is now on its way to the state Senate, said Rep. Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter), prime sponsor of the measure.
HARRISBURG—Rep. Wendi Thomas (R-Bucks) has introduced legislation to crack down on home delivery theft.
As House Republican leadership has helped facilitate one of the most successful session periods in the modern history of the chamber, new leaders were elected today who reflect the next generation of voices to lead Pennsylvania’s House Republican Caucus.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) was chosen today to become the first woman to serve as Republican Caucus whip during leadership elections held at the state Capitol in Harrisburg. Oberlander succeeds Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin), who was selected as majority leader, and Majority Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster), who became Speaker of the House.
Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) has been selected by his peers to join the House Republican Leadership team by serving as chairman of the House Majority Policy Committee for the remainder of the 2019-20 legislative session.
Following a confirmation by the majority of members, Rep. Bryan Cutler (R-Peach Bottom) is the Speaker of Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives.