House Majority Policy Committee to Convene Business Roundtable Discussion in Butler

Mar. 05, 2020 /

WHAT: The House Majority Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest), will travel to Butler to host a roundtable discussion with local businesses, elected officials and economic development organizations. This is part of the House Republican Caucus’ #GoodJobs4PA legislative package.

Farry to Hold Public Hearing on Bill to Better Coordinate Fire, EMS Services

Feb. 14, 2020 /

WHAT: Rep. Frank Farry (R-Bucks) will hold a public hearing of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee (VAEP) to hear testimony on House Bill 1819. The bill would establish a Pennsylvania State Fire Commission to coordinate resources and services for fire and emergency services providers in the Commonwealth in accordance with the S.R. 6 Commission report.

Murt to Host Veteran Reunion at Capitol on Feb. 16

Feb. 14, 2020 /

WHAT: Rep. Tom Murt (R-Montgomery) will host veterans who served alongside him from 1990 to 2008 in Iraq for informational meetings and guest speakers at the Pennsylvania State Capitol. Guest speakers include Reps. Thomas P. Murt, Ed.D and Kerry Benninghof; Maj. Gen. Anthony Carrell; Pennsylvania adjutant general and a Department of Military and Veterans Affairs representative.

Legislative Audit Advisory Commission to Release 2019 Audit

Jan. 28, 2020 /

WHAT: Rep. Mark Keller (R-Perry/Cumberland), chairman of the Legislative Audit Advisory Commission (LAAC), and other LAAC members will meet to review and accept the audit for Fiscal Year 2018-19. LAAC is charged with conducting the annual financial audit of the General Assembly as required by Article VIII, Section 10 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania. Audits are conducted in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards.

House Approves Jozwiak Anti-Baby-Trafficking Bill

Jan. 22, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – The state House today in Harrisburg approved legislation introduced by state Rep. Barry Jozwiak (R-Berks) that would increase penalties for criminals convicted of trafficking babies.

Thomas Backs Bills to Fight Human Trafficking

Jan. 22, 2020 /

HARRISBURG—Rep. Wendi Thomas (R-Bucks) joined her colleagues in passing a package of legislation to combat human trafficking in Pennsylvania, including a companion bill to Thomas’s “Buyer Beware” bill to increase the penalties for anyone convicted of soliciting a victim of human trafficking.

Speaker to Make Announcement

Jan. 22, 2020 /

WHAT: Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny), who is serving in his tenth term as state representative of the 28th Legislative District and third term as Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, will hold a press conference.

Gaydos Discusses Association Health Plan Legislation Before Insurance Committee TODAY

Jan. 21, 2020 /

WHAT: An informational meeting of the House Insurance Committee on H.B. 2200 (Gaydos), providing a mechanism for employers to join together and negotiate for discounted health insurance coverage in the same way large businesses purchase group insurance benefits. This would reduce costs for small businesses and help employers attract and retain a talented workforce.

Lawmakers, Advocates Highlight Efforts to Fight Human Trafficking

Jan. 17, 2020 /

WHAT: A press conference to detail and answer questions about a package of bills to fight human trafficking. The package is designed to guarantee the safety of victims, protect their privacy and make it safer for them to testify against their abusers. Since 2007, there have been more than 1,200 human trafficking cases in the Commonwealth.

Sonney to Host Education Committee Public Hearing on Cyber Education

Jan. 16, 2020 /

WHAT: Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie), chairman of the House Education Committee, and members of the committee will hold a public hearing on cyber education and Sonney’s House Bill 1897, which would require all school districts in the Commonwealth to offer full-time cyber education programs accountable to local communities.