Rapp Amendment Restores Common Sense to Doula Bill

May. 08, 2024 /

HARRISBURG — Rep. Kathy L. Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest), Republican chair of the House Health Committee, announced a bill she amended that would extend Medicaid coverage to doula services was unanimously approved by the House. Rapp’s amendment removed the term “pregnant individual” and replaced it with the word “mother,” reversing a change made in a prior amendment.

Pennsylvania House Republicans Call on Pennsylvania Attorney General to Investigate Philadelphia District Attorney Over Handling of Boyle Arrest Warrant

May. 07, 2024 /

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania House Republicans Tuesday held a press conference to highlight a letter they sent to Pennsylvania Attorney General Michelle Henry calling on her office to investigate Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner on the handling of the arrest warrant issued for state Rep. Kevin Boyle (D-Philadelphia) and any possible election law violations.

White, PA Manufacturers’ Association Hold Energy Roundtable in York

May. 03, 2024 /

PHILADELPHIA – Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia), in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Manufacturers' Association, held an important energy roundtable discussion this week, focusing on bolstering Pennsylvania’s energy sector and enhancing economic growth. The roundtable, held at the Manufacturers' Association of South Central PA in York, drew a diverse group of stakeholders, industry experts and legislators, including Reps. Tim O'Neal (R-Washington), Seth Grove (R-York), Joe D'Orsie (R-York) and Kristin Marcell (R-Bucks), to discuss critical topics such as LNG exports, permitting reform and grid reliability.

Highlighting Agriculture with ‘Blessing of the Balers,’ ‘May is Beef Month’ Celebration

May. 03, 2024 /

Supporters of the state’s agriculture industry will gather at the state Capitol for the Second Annual Blessing of the Balers and “May is Beef Month” celebration. The event is hosted by state Rep. Bud Cook (R-Greene/Washington) and the Pennsylvania Beef Council, in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, Pennsylvania Livestock Association, Pennsylvania Cattlemen’s Association and Center for Beef Excellence. Two tractors and balers will be on-site for the event.

Banta Stands for Second Amendment

Apr. 30, 2024 /

HARRISBURG – Today, Rep. Jake Banta (R-Erie) stood with Republican colleagues in the state House and Senate in support of the Second Amendment. Following the rally, Banta released the following statement.

Roman’s Law Passes Senate Committee, Says Watro

Apr. 30, 2024 /

HARRISBURG – Companion legislation to a bill sponsored by Rep. Dane Watro (R-Luzerne/Schuylkill) that would allow delayed school enrollment in Pennsylvania for young children with autism was unanimously approved by the Senate Education Committee today. Senate Bill 1157, sponsored by Sen. Dave Argall (R-29), now goes to the full Senate for consideration.