POSTPONED: Ortitay to Bring Awareness to Opioid Usage by Construction Workers

Jun. 11, 2019 /

WHAT: Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny), who authored House Resolution 361, will bring attention to the second annual “Construction Opioid Awareness Week in Pennsylvania” with members of the construction industry. The event will focus on resources available and alternatives to opioids.

Struzzi to Host Lawer Family on House Floor

Jun. 10, 2019 /

WHAT: Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) will have the Lawer family as guests on the House floor while he speaks on behalf of House Resolution 351, which would designate the month of July 2019 as Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Month in Pennsylvania. Hadley Mae Lawer suffers from this condition.

Ortitay to Bring Awareness to Opioid Usage by Construction Workers

Jun. 10, 2019 /

WHAT: Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny), who authored House Resolution 361, will bring attention to the second annual “Construction Opioid Awareness Week in Pennsylvania” with members of the construction industry. The event will focus on resources available and alternatives to opioids.

Barrar and Committees to Receive Veterans Service Officer Program Update

Jun. 07, 2019 /

WHAT: Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware), chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, will conduct an informational hearing to hear an update regarding the Act 66 of 2007 Veterans Service Officer Program, which assists veterans with their federal VA claims.

Boback’s Impact Fee Bill Focus of Committee Meeting on Wednesday

Jun. 04, 2019 /

WHAT: Legislation sponsored by Rep. Karen Boback (R-Luzerne/Lackawanna/Wyoming) that would amend how counties can use funds derived from the impact fee imposed on the Marcellus Shale industry will be the subject of an informational meeting conducted by the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee. House Bill 781 would give county governments the flexibility to use impact fee funds for stormwater management as mandated by the federal Environmental Protection Agency.

Lawmakers to Dedicate Vans to Provide Transportation for Vets

Jun. 03, 2019 /

WHAT: Seven vans will be dedicated during the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Van Transportation “Drive-Away” ceremony. The program provides free transportation to Veterans Affairs medical facilities for veterans’ VA health care appointments. The vans are driven by DAV volunteers.

Ag Committee to Visit Elk County for Update on Forest Products Industry

May. 15, 2019 /

WHAT: Members of the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, chaired by Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter), will hold an informational meeting to receive an update on the state’s forest products industry. The meeting is being hosted by Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Elk/Clearfield).

Policy Committee to Host Federal Official at Energy Roundtable

May. 14, 2019 /

WHAT: The House Majority Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest), will travel to Beaver County to welcome U.S. Department of Energy’s Under Secretary Mark Wesley Menezes for a roundtable discussion about energy issues in Pennsylvania.

Committees to Examine Challenges for those with Disabilities when Traveling

May. 14, 2019 /

WHAT: The House Human Services Committee, chaired by Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks), and the House Tourism and Recreational Development Committee, chaired by Rep. David Millard (R-Berwick), will hold a second joint informational meeting on the challenges people with disabilities face when traveling.

Kail, Turzai to Discuss Legislation to ‘Energize’ PA’s Economy

May. 14, 2019 /

WHAT: Rep. Josh Kail (R-Beaver/Washington) and House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) will discuss the economic benefits of the Shell manufacturing facility and the “EnergizePA” initiative, a pro-growth, pro-jobs legislative package designed to encourage job growth and redevelop infrastructure with no new fees or taxes.