Rapp Votes to Support Independent Pharmacies, Rein in PBMs

Jun. 12, 2024 /

HARRISBURG — Rep. Kathy L. Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest), Republican chair of the House Health Committee, announced the committee unanimously approved a bill that would give the Commonwealth more oversight over Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs). The measure would also limit or ban several practices by PBMs that harm independent pharmacies.

House GOP Policy Committee to Hold Hearing in Luzerne County on Historic Tax Cuts

Jun. 12, 2024 /

WHAT: House Republican Policy Committee Chairman Joshua D. Kail (R-Beaver/Washington), Rep. Dane Watro (R-Luzerne/Schuylkill) and other lawmakers will host the second in a series of hearings titled “Historic Tax Cuts” to discuss the House Republican tax cut plan (House Bill 2388) that would reduce the Personal Income Tax and eliminate the Gross Receipts Tax on electricity.

Policy Committee Hosts First in Series of Hearings on Historic Tax Cuts

Jun. 11, 2024 /

HARRISBURG—Today, the House Republican Policy Committee, led by Chairman Josh Kail (R-Beaver/Washington), convened the first hearing in a series to discuss the House Republican tax cut bill (House Bill 2388) that would return $3 billion to the people of Pennsylvania by reducing the Personal Income Tax (PIT) rate from 3.07% to 2.8% and eliminating the Gross Receipts Tax on electric bills.

Rapp Amendment Protects Health Systems While Recognizing Importance of Maternal Mental Health

Jun. 11, 2024 /

HARRISBURG — Rep. Kathy L. Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest), Republican chair of the House Health Committee, announced a bill she amended that would instruct medical professionals to conduct a postpartum screening for depression upon delivery and at the first few postnatal check-up visits was unanimously approved by the House. Rapp’s amendment removes the Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder (PMAD) screening and information distribution requirements, and instead gives providers the option to hand out educational and resource information to their perinatal and postpartum patients.

Cutler: Democrats’ Education Funding Plan Lacks Accountability, Hurts Choice Options

Jun. 10, 2024 /

 Cutler: Democrats’ Education Funding Plan Lacks Accountability, Hurts Choice Options

“The House Democrats’ basic education funding plan does nothing but double down on a failing education system that represents the inability of state and local leaders to prioritize outcomes-based learning and bring the needed transformational change to deliver on classroom success, which would truly provide for a student-first and family-focused system of education

House GOP Policy Committee Hosts Hearing on Democrats’ Education Scheme

Jun. 10, 2024 /

House Republican Policy Committee Chairman Joshua D. Kail (R-Beaver/Washington), Rep. Alec Ryncavage (R-Luzerne) and other lawmakers will host a hearing titled “Democrats’ Education Scheme Fails to Fund Students” to discuss the Democrats’ Basic Education Funding Commission (BEFC) report, which fails to adequately support students and places an undue burden on citizens.

Cutler Applauds House Passage of Biomarker Legislation

Jun. 10, 2024 /

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania House Republican Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) Monday applauded the bipartisan House passage of legislation he co-prime sponsored to require insurance coverage of biomarker testing in Pennsylvania.

Lawmakers Push to Protect Children from Internet Predators

Jun. 10, 2024 /

HARRISBURG — Reps. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny) and Jessica Benham (D-Allegheny) and Sen. Devlin Robinson (R-Allegheny) came together today to announce they have introduced Alicia’s Law in the House and Senate to fund the prosecution of technology-facilitated child sexual exploitation and internet crimes against children.

Legislators Push to Bring Alicia’s Law to PA

Jun. 07, 2024 /

WHAT: A bipartisan, bicameral group of legislators will unveil efforts to fund the prosecution of technology-facilitated child sexual exploitation and internet crimes against children.

Barton Hosts Dedication of D-Day 80th Anniversary Plaque

Jun. 06, 2024 /

Barton Hosts Dedication of D-Day 80th Anniversary Plaque

HARRISBURG - Rep. Jamie Barton (R-Berks/Schuylkill) hosted a dedication of a plaque commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Allied Invasion of Normandy. The plaque has been placed under a red oak tree, which was planted June 6, 1984, on state Capitol grounds in Harrisburg in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of D-Day.

House GOP Policy Committee Kicks Off Series of Hearings on Historic Tax Cuts

Jun. 06, 2024 /

House Republican Policy Committee Chairman Joshua D. Kail (R-Beaver/Washington) and other lawmakers will host the first in a series of hearings titled “Historic Tax Cuts” to discuss the House Republican tax cut plan (HB 2388) that would reduce the Personal Income Tax and eliminate the Gross Receipts Tax on electricity.

Struzzi Introduces Resolution to Review DEP Permitting Process

Jun. 05, 2024 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Jim Struzzi (R, Indiana) announced today the introduction of House Resolution 468, his legislation which will direct the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee (LBFC) to conduct a survey on the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) permitting processes.

Policy Committee Hosts Final Hearing in Series on Preserving Benefit Integrity

Jun. 05, 2024 /

HARRISBURG—Today the House Republican Policy Committee, led by Chairman Josh Kail (R-Beaver/Washington), convened the final hearing in a series to discuss ways to safeguard Pennsylvania’s social benefit programs from fraud, waste and abuse, and to ensure the state’s resources are efficiently allocated and accessible to those who truly require assistance.