Hennessey Says Emergency Rental, Utility Assistance Program Now Open

Mar. 30, 2021 /

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.

House Republican Leaders Applaud Consistent Court Ruling

Mar. 26, 2021 /

House Republican Leaders Applaud Consistent Court Ruling

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:

Helm Issues Clarification on Small Games Bill for Nonprofit Organizations

Mar. 25, 2021 /

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.

Metzgar Appointed Chairman of House Liquor Control Committee

Mar. 25, 2021 /

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.

House Republicans Reintroduce Commonwealth’s COVID Comeback

Mar. 24, 2021 /

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.

Schools Must Open to Receive State Funding, Saylor Says

Mar. 24, 2021 /

Schools Must Open to Receive State Funding, Saylor Says

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:

Rothman Votes for COVID-19 Vaccine Provider Expansion Bill

Mar. 24, 2021 /

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:

Twardzik Appointed to House Health Committee

Mar. 24, 2021 /

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).

Pennycuick Supports Commonwealth’s COVID Comeback Package

Mar. 24, 2021 /

Pennycuick Supports Commonwealth’s COVID Comeback Package

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.