WHAT: Rep. Tom Mehaffie will host the House Majority Policy Committee led by Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter) for a hearing on the workforce crisis in the nursing industry. Information will be presented about nurse staffing standards, the impacts of nurse shortages on patient care and the struggles involved with maintaining a skilled workforce.
WHAT: As efforts to ensure no single person, authority or interest can outweigh the voices of the people of the Commonwealth, the House State Government Committee will take up two bills to amend Pennsylvania Constitution to restore the balance of power to the three-branch system of governing.
WHAT: Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming), chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, will lead a press conference to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Civil Air Patrol and swear in the next legislative squadron.
WHAT: The House Education Committee, chaired by Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie), will hold a voting meeting to consider five proposals on a variety of education topics.
WHAT: Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny) will join others in announcing legal action to stop PennDOT’s plan to toll nine bridges throughout the Commonwealth, including the I-79 bridge near the Bridgeville exit.
WHAT: Rep. Ryan Mackenzie (R-Berks/Lehigh), majority chairman of the House State Government Subcommittee on Campaign Finance and Elections, will lead a hearing on the topic of Congressional term limits. Establishing term limits for elected members of Congress would require a constitutional amendment, which could be enacted through a constitutional convention called for under Article V of the U.S. Constitution. Recent polls show an overwhelming majority of voters support term limits for U.S. senators and representatives.
WHAT: Brief Press Conference to introduce constitutional amendments to restore balance of regulatory authority between executive and legislative branches of Pennsylvania government.
WHAT: The House Judiciary Committee will vote on several bills currently before the committee:
WHAT: Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming), chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, will lead a press conference on the Veterans Day package of bills running on the House floor this week. The bills focus on assisting veterans and their families by increasing state funding and enhancing state veterans’ programs.
WHAT: PA House Environmental Resources and Energy (ERE) Committee Majority Chairman Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) will convene an informational meeting focusing on the economic consequences of Pennsylvania adopting California’s regulation on diesel emissions controls for large trucks.
WHAT: State Reps. Eric Nelson (R-Westmoreland), Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) and Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) will discuss House Bill 2044, legislation they are co-sponsoring that would prevent all county election officials and the Secretary of the Commonwealth from accepting private contributions and donations that are designated for the administration of elections.
Knowing secure and accurate elections are the cornerstone of our republic, the House State Government will take up three election-related bills at its next meeting.
WHAT: Rep. Paul Schemel and the House Government Committee Subcommittee on Government Integrity & Transparency will host a hearing on “Commonwealth Transparency 101: Sunshine Act, the Right-to-Know Law, the Ethics Act and Per Diems.” Testifiers include personnel from the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission, Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association and Pennsylvania Office of Open Records.
Discussion will focus on pending legislation to align Pennsylvania’s laws with HIPAA and improve delivery of whole person care
WHAT: Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Crawford/Erie/Lawrence/Mercer) is hosting a House Majority Policy Committee public hearing on economic development in Northwestern Pennsylvania.
WHAT: Rep. Tim Twardzik (R-Schuylkill) will be hosting a public hearing convened by the House Urban Affairs Committee on blight and blight remediation throughout Schuylkill County.
WHAT: Rep. KC Tomlinson (R-Bucks) will host a press conference to unveil her legislation to strengthen the penalties for those convicted of sexual extortion when the extortion leads to serious bodily injury or death. Tomlinson crafted her legislation following the suicide of Lindsey Piccone.
WHAT: The House State Government Committee will hold its 11th hearing on Congressional Redistricting on Thursday. The hearing will cover equal population requirements and include a comprehensive analysis of the 2020 census data.
WHAT: The House Appropriations Committee will hold a joint public hearing with the House Education Committee on the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education’s (PASSHE) report pursuant to Act 50 of 2020 and the system’s implementation plan for improvement of operations.
WHAT: Rep. Natalie Mihalek (R-Allegheny/Washington) will be holding a press conference on a package of bills that promotes a safer Pennsylvania.