House Manufacturing Caucus Tours Franklin County Plants

Apr. 27, 2015 /

SHIPPENSBURG – Continuing their advocacy efforts on behalf of Pennsylvania’s manufacturing sector, Rep. Eli Evankovich (R-Westmoreland/Allegheny) and other members of the House Legislative Manufacturing Caucus, toured two plants in Franklin County on Thursday. Evankovich is co-chairman of the bipartisan caucus, which has more than 100 members.

State Election Law Discrepancy Corrected Under Gabler Bill

Apr. 23, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – A loophole in Pennsylvania’s Election Code that creates potential problems for school board candidates would be corrected under a bill authored by state Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk). The legislation, House Bill 342, currently sits with the Senate State Government Committee following unanimous passage by the state House.

Gabler Bill to Examine Expansion of Hunting Options Passed by State House

Apr. 22, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Legislation authored by state Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) that would allow a possible expansion of hunting options for sportsmen has passed the state House without opposition. The state Senate may now take up House Bill 263, which could possibly bring about the use of air-, chemical- or gas cylinder powered weapons for hunting.

Baker Commemorates 150th Anniversary of Lincoln’s Death

Apr. 22, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Earlier this week, in recognition of the 150th anniversary of the death of our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, the Pennsylvania state House approved my House resolution commemorating the date and acknowledging Lincoln’s distinguished life of public service and indelible leadership during an era of great national crisis.

Quinn Resolution Makes April Polio Awareness Month

Apr. 22, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Promoting awareness and understanding of the life-time disabilities for polio victims, polio survivors and their families, Rep. Marguerite Quinn (R-Bucks) authored House Resolution 240, making April Polio Awareness Month in Pennsylvania. The resolution was unanimously passed by the House today.

Pickett Secures House Approval of CHIP Extension Through 2017

Apr. 22, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – Youngsters enrolled in the popular Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) will be able to continue their coverage through the end of 2017 under legislation, sponsored by Rep. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna), which was approved by the House today.

Chairman Benninghoff to Hold Hearing on PA’s Business Climate

Apr. 22, 2015 /

WHAT: Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin), chairman of the House Majority Policy Committee, will host a hearing to discuss challenges facing Pennsylvania’s economy and business climate, as part of a statewide jobs tour. Local business owners and statewide business associations will provide testimony to the committee on state taxes and regulations, how to improve the state’s business climate, the preparedness of Pennsylvania graduates to fill in-demand jobs and how to attract new business to the area.

House Protects Safety in Labor Disputes

Apr. 22, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Duane Milne (R-Chester), co-sponsor of a bill to prohibit threats and harassment in labor disagreements, is urging the state Senate to approve it as the House did.

House Insurance Committee to Consider Electronic Delivery Legislation

Apr. 21, 2015 /

WHAT: The House Insurance Committee, chaired by Rep. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna), will consider legislation she has sponsored (House Bill 972) to make it easier for customers to receive life insurance policies and annuities by allowing for electronic transmission of such documents.

York County House Republicans Endorse Passage of Anti-Intimidation Legislation

Apr. 21, 2015 /

HARRISBURG – The House on Tuesday passed legislation which closes a loophole that allows certain types of harassment in labor disputes. House Bill 874, which would remove exemptions in the Crimes Code that permit harassment, stalking, and threatening to use weapons of mass destruction, passed by a 109-84 margin.