HARRISBURG - Pennsylvanians at risk of eviction or loss of utility service can now apply for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), said Rep. Tim Hennessey (R-Chester/Mongomery). A total of $847 million has been distributed among Pennsylvania’s 67 counties to help thousands of families maintain their housing and utility services. Owners of rental properties can also apply for assistance on behalf of tenants.
HARRISBURG – Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) this week announced his appointment of Rep. Tracy Pennycuick (R-Montgomery) to serve as a member of the Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission for a four-year term.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Gary W. Day (R-Lehigh/Berks), chairman of the House Aging and Older Adults Services Committee, in conjunction with House Majority Leader Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) sent letters to the Wolf administration seeking an update on regulatory and enforcement matters that were changed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court ruled today to uphold previous court rulings and restrict the use of public funds to pay for abortion procedures except under very specific circumstances. In response Pennsylvania’s House Republican Leadership team issued the following statement:
HARRISBURG – Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) announced the House passage of bills that would help support disabled veterans and at-risk youth in the Commonwealth.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Sue Helm (R-Dauphin/Lebanon) today issued a statement of clarification regarding House Bill 290, which would allow nonprofit organizations to conduct online sales for small games of chance during the COVID-19 Emergency Declaration. The House Gaming Oversight Committee, chaired by Helm, today passed the bill with an amendment that prohibits the use of credit cards, but allows the use of mobile payment applications such as PayPal, Venmo and CashApp.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) was today appointed by House Speaker Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) to serve as chairman of the House Liquor Control Committee for the 2021-22 Legislative Session.
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin), in conjunction with a number of House committee chairs, sent letters to various Wolf administration cabinet secretaries this week seeking an update on regulatory and enforcement matters that have been suspended, waived or otherwise changed during the COVID-19 emergency.
HARRISBURG— Rep. Craig Williams (R-Chester/Delaware) provided key support and sponsored a critical amendment to legislation approved by the House that would give suburban counties greater authority for vaccine distribution including responsibility for selecting mass vaccination sites.
HARRISBURG - Legislation sponsored by Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester/Lancaster) to expedite Pennsylvania's COVID-19 vaccine rollout passed the state House with broad bipartisan support on Wednesday.
HARRISBURG – House Republicans unveiled a pro-jobs, pro-families, pro-growth and recovery-focused legislative package designed to achieve a better normal. The initiative, “Commonwealth’s COVID Comeback,” would incentivize manufacturers and provide protections to small businesses, as well as offer tax and regulatory reform to bring family-sustaining jobs to Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG – House Appropriations Committee Chairman Stan Saylor (R-York) issued the following statement today announcing his intentions to require school districts, community colleges, technical schools and universities to return to in-person instruction as a condition of receiving state funding:
HARRISBURG – The state House today passed legislation to expand COVID-19 vaccine administrators, including an amendment authored by Rep. Meghan Schroeder (R-Bucks) granting counties the sole ability to run mass vaccination sites.
HARRISBURG - The House today approved House Bill 63 to establish the COVID-19 Vaccine Administration and Distribution Act and require those permitted to vaccinate for COVID-19 by the Department of Health and Human Services to administer vaccines in the Commonwealth. Rep. Greg Rothman (R-Cumberland) voted for the legislation and issued the following statement in support of its passage:
HARRISBURG – Rep. Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) joined more than a dozen fellow lawmakers Wednesday to unveil the Commonwealth’s COVID Comeback initiative. The pro-jobs, pro-families and pro-growth legislative package includes Owlett’s proposal to boost workforce development and better match students with the jobs of today and tomorrow.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tim Twardzik (R-Schuylkill) has announced his appointment to the House Health Committee for the 2021-22 Legislative Session by Speaker Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster).
HARRISBURG – Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) that would offer state assistance to the babies of new mothers struggling with postpartum depression (PPD) was overwhelmingly approved by the House Children and Youth Committee today. House Bill 200 now moves to the full House for consideration.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tracy Pennycuick (R-Montgomery) today attended a press conference in Harrisburg in support of a package of bills aimed at supporting jobs and families by boosting the economy in the midst of the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
HARRISBURG – With first responders and other valued nonprofit organizations continuing to struggle with fundraising due to COVID-19 restrictions, the House Gaming Oversight Committee has approved legislation authored by Rep. Ryan Warner (R-Fayette/Westmoreland) to help.
HARRISBURG – The appointment of state Rep. Jim Rigby (R-Johnstown) to serve on the House Government Oversight Committee is just the latest in a list of added responsibilities the second-term legislator has been asked to take on.