Reps. Stephens, Schroeder and Polinchock to Host PFAS Roundtable and Tour of Willow Grove Naval Base with the House Policy Committee

Sep. 14, 2021 /

WHAT: Reps. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery), Meghan Schroeder (R-Bucks) and Todd Polinchock (R-Bucks) will host the House Republican Policy Committee for a roundtable discussion on the economic development potential of the Willow Grove Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base, the need for continued PFAS removal, and the benefits of Act 101. Members will take a SEPTA bus tour of the Willow Grove Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base and visit a local well. Members of the media will be allowed on the tour, but photos are restricted.

PA House Health Committee to Consider Regulatory Review Act Challenge to School Mask Mandate

Sep. 13, 2021 /

WHAT: PA House Health Committee Majority Chair Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) will convene a voting meeting to adopt a letter requesting a determination from the Commonwealth Joint Committee on Documents on whether the acting Health secretary’s K-12 schools and child care centers indoor masking mandate is subject to the regulatory process and the Regulatory Review Act.

Boback Holds Joint Veterans Service Officer Day at the Capitol

Sep. 07, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming), majority chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, announces Veterans Service Officer Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, Sept. 15, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in coordination with the House and Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness committees.

Vets Affairs Committees Press Conference to Highlight Veterans Service Officer Day

Sep. 07, 2021 /

WHAT: Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming), majority chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, in coordination with the House and Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness committees, will be holding a press conference to highlight the free services Veterans Service Officers provide to Pennsylvania veterans.

Solar Energy and its Impacts on Pennsylvania

Aug. 25, 2021 /

WHAT: The Consumer Affairs Committee will be hosting a public hearing to discuss solar energy and its impacts in Pennsylvania from an economic, business and community perspective.

Ryan to Host Public Hearing in Lebanon on Property Tax Elimination

Aug. 24, 2021 /

WHAT: Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) and the House Majority Policy Committee, will hold a public hearing next week in Lebanon to take testimony from Pennsylvania’s leading proponents and opponents of property tax elimination. Ryan has long supported property tax elimination and believes it would be advantageous for his constituents, but it is a complex issue across the Commonwealth. The hearing will provide the committee and public with a deeper understanding of these complexities.

Dowling to Host Hearing on Congressional Redistricting

Aug. 24, 2021 /

WHAT: Rep. Matthew Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset), a member of the House State Government Committee, will host the committee for one of its eight regional hearings about congressional redistricting. Redistricting is a process conducted every 10 years in response to shifts in population reflected in data collected through the U.S. Census.

Ortitay to Host Congressional Redistricting Hearing

Aug. 23, 2021 /

WHAT: Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny), a member of the House State Government Committee, will host one of eight committee hearings to gather input from residents on congressional redistricting. Every 10 years, information collected through the U.S. Census determines the number of U.S. representatives each state is entitled based on population. Once in receipt of that data, states are responsible for redrawing the geographic area of their congressional districts to ensure equal and fair representation, and the physical manifestation of the constitutional principle, “one person, one vote.”

Bonner, House State Government Committee to Start Regional Redistricting Hearings

Aug. 17, 2021 /

WHAT: Rep. Tim Bonner (R-Mercer/Butler) will host Rep. Seth Grove, majority chairman of the House State Government Committee, and other members of the committee for the first hearing on congressional redistricting the Commonwealth. Testimony will be taken from local officials and residents before a new district map is proposed in the upcoming months.

Public Hearing on Pension System Trends to be Held Wednesday and Thursday

Aug. 17, 2021 /

WHAT: The House State Government Committee will hold two hearings on public pension system trends and policy considerations this week. Led by the Subcommittee on Public Pensions, Benefits, and Risk Management, the hearings will be held on Wednesday and Thursday at the state Capitol. The hearings are intended to inform legislators and the public of what is happening in Pennsylvania’s public pension systems, analyze the best practices used in the nation, and discuss options for improving the overall performance of Pennsylvania’s systems. The Subcommittee is led by Rep. Brett R. Miller (R-Lancaster).

Policy Committee to Discuss Growing PA’s Economy in Williamsport

Aug. 13, 2021 /

WHAT: At the invitation of Reps. Jeff Wheeland (R-Lycoming) and Joe Hamm (R-Lycoming/Union), the House Majority Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter), is hosting a hearing to continue the discussion of how best to grow Pennsylvania’s economy.

Sonney to Co-Host Hearing with Appropriations Committee on PASSHE Report

Aug. 02, 2021 /

WHAT: Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie), chairman of the House Education Committee, will hold a joint public hearing with the House Appropriations 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.

First Public Hearings on Congressional Redistricting to be Held Thursday

Jul. 20, 2021 /

WHAT: The House State Government Committee will kick off its series of public hearings on congressional redistricting with two hearings on Thursday. The first hearing will include a comprehensive overview of the redistricting process, and the committee will receive testimony from stakeholders during the second hearing.

Ortitay to Lead Hearing on Emergency Procurement

Jul. 19, 2021 /

WHAT: Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny), chair of the House State Government Subcommittee on Government Operations, will lead a subcommittee public hearing on procurement during a state of emergency.