WILLIAMSPORT ¬– Mental health services in Pennsylvania, particularly in rural areas, are in trouble and in need of assistance. This is what members of the House Republican Policy Committee heard during a hearing hosted by Rep. Jamie Flick (R-Lycoming/Union) in Williamsport, according to Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland), vice chairman of the committee.
HARRISBURG – House Republican Appropriation Chairman Seth Grove (R-York) announced today the start of a partnership with the Pennsylvania House Legislative Fellow Program.
HARRISBURG – Gov. Josh Shapiro recently announced a funding cut to a nearly 30 year-long agreement with Real Alternatives. This pro-life organization has provided support to Pennsylvania families and pregnant women considering abortion since the administration of former Democrat Gov. Bob Casey. Rep. Wendy Fink (R- Red Lion) reacted with disappointment and concern as Shapiro’s actions erode choice for pregnant women in search of options.
HARRISBURG – As Pennsylvania’s government will enter September without a completed state budget, House Republican Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) noted the critical funding that has yet to be approved is the hallmark of a months-long budget failure that has Pennsylvanians paying the price of unnecessary political games.
HARRISBURG – Energy independence is a goal worth pursuing, according to House Republican Policy Committee Chairman Joshua D. Kail (R-Beaver/Washington). His concern is how badly our state and country want to achieve that goal.
HARRISBURG - Rep. Jamie Barton (R-Berks/Schuylkill) said Wednesday he is circulating a co-sponsorship memo for legislation to increase campaign finance transparency by requiring campaigns and campaign organizations to itemize reimbursements on campaign finance reports.
HARRISBURG – A group of state House lawmakers representing primarily rural areas of the Commonwealth has introduced a package of six bills aimed at holding telecommunications companies accountable to their customers. Some of the measures come in response to a series of public input hearings hosted by the Public Utility Commission (PUC) in Tioga, Bradford and Wyoming counties.
HARRISBURG – Legislation that would create felony criminal penalties for falsely reporting emergency threats directed toward any educational facility in the Commonwealth has been introduced by Rep. Marla Brown (R-Lawrence).
HARRISBURG – Rep. Marla Brown (R-Lawrence) has introduced a joint resolution that would provide a more efficient process to remove local elected officials who neglect the duties of their office.
HARRISBURG - Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair) said Monday his legislation, House Bill 1501, will ensure that children are protected from accessing pornography on mobile devices.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Jacob Banta (R-Erie) is accusing the Biden Administration of stepping on the Second Amendment rights of Americans by withdrawing funding for schools with hunting and archery programs based on its interpretation of new law.
HARRISBURG - Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) announced Thursday he will be introducing legislation to regulate social media child influencers and celebrities under Pennsylvania’s Child Labor Law.
HARRISBURG – With bi-partisan support, Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair) introduced legislation to help Pennsylvanians in long-term substance abuse recovery.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Mercer) has introduced a resolution that urges Congress to eliminate emissions testing regulations. He released the following statement on House Resolution 172:
BETHLEHEM – With the goal of highlighting the economic engine of tourism and discussing ways the Legislature can help the travel and tourism industry prosper, Rep. Ann Flood (R-Northampton) brought the House Republican Policy Committee to the Lehigh Valley to talk with local leaders about opportunities to bring more business to the region, as well as obstacles that may be inhibiting growth in the hospitality space.
HARRISBURG – A multi-year plan key to securing more than $1 billion in federal resources to expand broadband access to hundreds of thousands of locations across the Commonwealth was unanimously approved by the Pennsylvania Broadband Development Authority today.
WILLIAMSPORT – Rep. Jamie Flick (R-Lycoming/Union) will soon introduce legislation to save Lycoming County vehicle owners from the costs and inconvenience of vehicle emissions inspections.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Jacob Banta (R-Erie) is applauding a new state law that will make more Pennsylvania seniors and people with disabilities eligible for additional property tax and rent relief.
WARREN — Rep. Kathy L. Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest), chair of the House Pro-Life Caucus, issued the following statement on the governor’s decision to end the Department of Human Services contract with the Real Alternatives program:
WILLIAMSPORT - Rep. Jamie Flick (R-Lycoming/Union) will be hosting a House Republican Policy Committee hearing, followed by a human services speaker series and expo, at Pennsylvania College of Technology on Thursday, Sept. 7.