Speaker Cutler Names House Committee Chairs

Jan. 05, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) announced the members of the House Republican Caucus who will serve as chairs of the House standing committees for the 2021-22 Legislative Session. Under the rules of the House of Representatives, members with seniority are designated for a chair; however, the decision to assign a specific individual to a committee also considers preference, direct feedback from members as well as other factors.

Cutler, Benninghoff Make Statement on Plans for Remainder of Legislative Session

Nov. 28, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) and Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) made the following statement about the plans for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the remainder of this legislative session:

Cutler Responds to Committee Vote on Audit Request

Nov. 23, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) issued the following statement in response to the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee (LBFC) voting down a request to perform an audit of the 2020 General Election.

Pennsylvania House Republican Leaders Comment on FY 2020-21 Budget

Nov. 20, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania House of Representatives concluded the Fiscal Year 2020-21 budget process Friday with passage of a supplemental appropriation package that funds state government and related operations for the remaining seven months of the fiscal year.

House Passes Responsible Budget Amid Extraordinary Times

Nov. 20, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Facing historic challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and economic shutdown in response, House Speaker Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) joined a widespread bipartisan majority of the House in passing a completed state budget for the current fiscal year.

Cutler Calls on Wolf to Sign COVID-19 Protection Bill

Nov. 20, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) issued the following statement upon the passage of House Bill 1737, which would provide liability protections for Pennsylvanians following state mitigation orders.

House Votes to Require Audit of 2020 Election

Nov. 19, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – As a continuation of its oversight over federal and state elections and to ensure that all Pennsylvanians can have confidence in the use of new voting machines and the recently created no-excuse absentee mail-in ballot program, Speaker Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) joined a bipartisan majority of the House in support of House Resolution 1100, which provides for a comprehensive risk-limiting audit of the 2020 General Election.

Grove Named Interim Chairman of State Government Committee

Nov. 10, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – To help facilitate immediate action by the House State Government Committee, Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) today named Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) the interim chairman of the House State Government Committee.

Cutler Nominated to Continue to Serve as Speaker of the House

Nov. 10, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – House Republicans have entrusted the role of Speaker of Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives to Rep. Bryan Cutler (R-Peach Bottom), nominating him to return to his current role for the upcoming 2021-22 Legislative Session.

Cutler Calls for Full Audit of 2020 Election Process

Nov. 06, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – As counties across Pennsylvania continue the work to count and certify election results, concerns over the process continue to grow. Today, Pennsylvania Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) sent a letter to Gov. Tom Wolf requesting a full audit be completed before the certification of any results.

House-Led Efforts to Lower Insurance Costs Paying Off

Oct. 16, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvanians who buy health insurance on a new state-based exchange are seeing lower costs thanks to legislation introduced in the House and sponsored by Speaker Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster). That is according to the Pennsylvanian Department of Insurance, which approved lower rates for 2021 and attributed the savings to House Bill 3, now known as Act 42 of 2019.

House Voting Session Cancellation Announcement

Oct. 01, 2020 /

Out of an abundance of caution for all Capitol staff, caucus employees and members, House voting session scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, is canceled. A member of the House received a positive COVID-19 diagnosis earlier this morning. The member was last present in the Capitol on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020.

House to Hold Ceremonial Session in Downtown Harrisburg

Sep. 28, 2020 /

WHAT: The House will convene for session at Grace United Methodist Church as part of 200th anniversary celebrations for the church. In 1897, the House held session in the same church after a fire burned the previous Capitol building.

PA House Speaker, Majority Leader Comment on PA Supreme Court Decision

Sep. 17, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Today, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court sided with the Wolf administration and the Pennsylvania Democratic Party in allowing for ballots to be counted that are received up to three days following the election day deadline, for satellite election office locations and the use of drop boxes.

House Votes to Protect Religious Freedoms

Sep. 15, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Guaranteeing that our most sacred rights and liberties are always protected, the House passed House Bill 2530 with overwhelming bipartisan support. The bill amends existing religious freedom protection law to ensure that no government issued order may infringe on the right to assemble to worship according to a person’s faith in Pennsylvania.