HARRISBURG – The Lancaster GOP House Delegation, House Speaker Bryan Cutler (R-Peach Bottom) and Reps. Mindy Fee (R-Manheim), Keith J. Greiner (R-Upper Leacock), Dave Hickernell (R-West Donegal), Brett Miller (R-East Hempfield), Steve Mentzer (R-Lititz) and Dave Zimmerman (R-East Earl), are calling on the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) to cease sending letters to school children stating that they have determined the child has had a “close contact” with a person that has COVID-19 and if they do not do as the letter instructs then legal action will be taken against them.
MONTROSE – Reps. Jonathan Fritz (R- Susquehanna/Wayne) and Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) are co-hosting a Concealed Carry Castle Doctrine Seminar in Montrose on Thursday, Oct. 14.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) issued the following statement in reaction to Gov. Tom Wolf’s announcement that he has formed an advisory council to provide guidance during his review of the congressional redistricting plan to be developed and passed by the Pennsylvania General Assembly.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) is joining House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton (D-Philadelphia/Delaware) and state Sen. Katie Muth (D-Chester/Montgomery/Berks) in introducing legislation to establish a statewide tracking system for sexual assault evidence administered jointly by the Pennsylvania State Police and the Department of Health.
Every 10 years, state officials are required to redraw state General Assembly and congressional seats. Though this may sound like a just a step in the legislative process, it has a great impact on you.
HARRISBURG – As businesses continue to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) announced today $20 million in pandemic relief funding is now available to help image and hair care professionals bounce back.
CHALFONT – Rep. Todd Polinchock (R-Bucks) today congratulated Warrington Township on receiving a Healing the Planet grant to continue building an environmentally friendly community through projects and parks which connect the public with the outdoors.
WHAT: Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny), a member of the House State Government Committee, will host one of eight committee hearings to gather input from residents on congressional redistricting.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Frank Farry (R-Bucks) recently honored the Langhorne Lightning 14U Futures Team for winning the National Softball Association World Series earlier this summer.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Jerry Knowles (R-Schuylkill/Berks/Carbon) and Sen. David Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) recently had the opportunity to meet with several Deer Lake Borough Council members to view the condition of Drehersville Bridge within the borough.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Gary W. Day (R-Lehigh/Berks) announced today that Rodale Institute will be hosting an organic agriculture town hall in participation with him, Rep. Ryan Mackenzie (R-Berks/Lehigh) and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture on Thursday, Sept. 9, at 1 p.m.
HARRISBURG – As the calls to reform a broken education system grow, Rep. Joshua D. Kail (R-Beaver/Washington) announced he is co-sponsoring a bill that would ensure parents are equipped with academic choices and would grant them access to state funding.
HARRISBURG – Working toward the goal of economic recovery and growth for Pennsylvania, Reps. Joe Hamm (R-Lycoming/Union) and Jeff Wheeland (R-Lycoming) co-hosted a panel of educational, pharmaceutical, manufacturing and business leaders before the House Majority Policy Committee in Lycoming County on Tuesday to address the issues facing Pennsylvania businesses today.
Rep. Matthew Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) will join other lawmakers and advocates to highlight legislation that would create scholarships based on educational opportunity accounts for vulnerable students.
HARRISBURG –Rep. Eric Nelson (R-Westmoreland) will soon introduce legislation to create the Pennsylvania College Voucher Program, which would provide grants directly to students interested in technical schools, community colleges, schools within the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) system, private colleges and major universities.
HARRISBURG – As the discussion continues on how to improve the state’s education system, Rep. Rob Mercuri (R-Allegheny) announced today he has been appointed to serve on the House Education Committee’s Subcommittee on Special Education.