Subcommittee on Courts to Gather Halcovage-Related Testimony

Sep. 13, 2022 /

WHAT: Rep. Paul Schemel (R-Franklin) and the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Courts will host a hearing about House Resolution 99, which authorized the subcommittee to investigate the conduct of Schuylkill County Commissioner George F. Halcovage Jr. to determine whether he is liable for impeachment and to report to the House those findings and recommendations. The hearing will be used to collect testimony from involved parties.*

Fritz Bill Aiming to Increase Transparency Earns House Approval

Sep. 13, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Jonathan Fritz (R- Susquehanna/Wayne) lauded the House for the unanimous vote in favor of his bill that would improve transparency by ensuring managed care contracts and subcontracts by the Department of Human Services are made fully available for audit by the Office of Auditor General.

Gleim Signs Letter Urging U.S. Department of Education to Reverse Plan to Allow Biological Males to Compete in Women’s Sports

Sep. 12, 2022 /

HARRISBURG—Continuing to uphold her promise to fight for the rights of women athletes, Rep. Barb Gleim (R-Cumberland) signed onto a letter with 61 of her colleagues to the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights urging the office to reverse its proposal to amend Title IX, which protects women’s sports from discrimination. The expansion of Title IX would remove the binary language under existing law and add sexual orientation and gender identity.

Gleim Legislation Aims to Update Water Quality Data, Save Taxpayer Dollars, Highlight Improved Waterways

Sep. 12, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – Protecting Pennsylvania’s environment through clean waterways is essential, which is why the federal Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) program was initially established nearly 20 years ago. It set out to address water resources in watersheds throughout the nation that do not go through a treatment system and have higher than acceptable pollutant levels.

Fritz Co-Hosts Hearing Regarding Modernization of Liquor Laws

Sep. 08, 2022 /

HAWLEY – With the goal of modernizing liquor laws and bringing more business to Pennsylvania, Rep. Jonathan Fritz (R-Susquehanna/Wayne) brought professionals and local brewery owners together to testify before the House Majority Policy Committee Wednesday.

DMVA to Host Virtual Town Hall on Veteran Transportation Issues, Says Boback

Sep. 01, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) will host the fourth in a five-part series of virtual town hall meetings for veterans on Wednesday, Sept. 14, from 6-7:30 p.m., according to Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming). The discussion will focus on resources to assist veterans facing transportation issues.

Serious Challenges Facing Emergency Response in PA, Causer Says

Sep. 01, 2022 /

SMITHTON, WESTMORELAND COUNTY – A shortage of funding and new recruits is putting the state’s entire emergency response system – as well as the citizens who rely upon it – in jeopardy. That was the overriding message from testimony presented Wednesday to the House Majority Policy Committee, which is chaired by Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter).