House Republicans Take Lead to Address Human Trafficking Crisis

Jan. 22, 2020 /

House Republicans Take Lead to Address Human Trafficking Crisis

HARRISBURG – Continuing efforts to combat human trafficking in Pennsylvania, the House will be voting on a package of bills designed to guarantee the well-being of victims, protect their privacy and make it safer for them to testify against their abusers.

Lawmakers, Advocates Highlight Efforts to Fight Human Trafficking

Jan. 17, 2020 /

WHAT: A press conference to detail and answer questions about a package of bills to fight human trafficking. The package is designed to guarantee the safety of victims, protect their privacy and make it safer for them to testify against their abusers. Since 2007, there have been more than 1,200 human trafficking cases in the Commonwealth.

House to Act on ‘Smart Justice’ Package of Probation and Justice Reforms

Dec. 11, 2019 /

HARRISBURG-- Leaders in the House this week announced the chamber will take up a bipartisan package of bills next week to reform Pennsylvania’s probation and parole system, to reduce recidivism and to help formerly incarcerated individuals find jobs that will help them avoid some of the pitfalls that keep many in the state’s penal system.

House Advances Most Substantial Election Reforms in 80 Years

Oct. 29, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – The most comprehensive effort to modernize and improve Pennsylvania’s elections since the 1930s was passed by the House of Representatives today. Senate Bill 421 establishes mail-in voting in the Commonwealth, gives Pennsylvanians more time to register to vote ahead of elections, and eliminates the straight-party ticket option from ballots.

House Answers Call from Helpers and Heroes

Oct. 29, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – As communities across Pennsylvania face a growing crisis in attracting volunteer first responders, the House took action this month, passing more than a dozen bills that help recruit, retain and show respect for those willing to put their lives on the line for their friends and neighbors.

Cutler, Martin Announce Grant for Martic Township Pedestrian Bridge

Sep. 17, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Bryan Cutler (R-Peach Bottom) and Sen. Scott Martin (R-Lancaster) announced today that Martic Township will receive a grant of $250,000 from the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) to help in the rehabilitation of the Martic Forge Viaduct located in Martic and Conestoga townships, Lancaster County.

Turzai, Cutler and Advocates Outline ‘Energize PA’ Accomplishments and Plans

Sep. 16, 2019 /

WHAT: Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny), Majority Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) and House colleagues will join representatives of labor, manufacturing and business to discuss “Energize PA,” a pro-growth, pro-jobs legislative package that facilitates job creation and redevelops infrastructure with no new fees or taxes. Introduced in April, one of the bills in the package is law, two are in position for a Floor vote, one is in the Senate and others will be considered by committee this fall.

House Republicans Take Lead in Infrastructure Reforms

Jul. 23, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Building upon the significant improvements Pennsylvania taxpayers have made possible across the state’s transportation infrastructure, a newly appointed House Republican task force will examine the next steps required to ensure Pennsylvania can compete on a global scale. In recent years Pennsylvania has made major improvements in aging bridges and roadways. The task force will work to determine the next phases of infrastructure improvements needed to accommodate the demands of expanding industries and a growing economy without putting any additional burdens on taxpayers.

Lancaster County House Republican Delegation Approves of Budget Aimed at Taxpayers and Economic Growth

Jun. 25, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Today, the Lancaster County House Republican Delegation voted to pass a 2019-20 spending plan for the Commonwealth built upon a foundation of five principles to serve Pennsylvania taxpayers – saving for the future; fiscal management; thrift; investing in our future by boosting education; and instilling policies to foster economic growth. This plan also addresses Lancaster County priorities such as agriculture and Thaddeus Stevens College.

Budget to Save, Cut, Invest, Manage and Educate Passes House

Jun. 25, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Reflecting the priorities and continued work of the House Republican Caucus, the 2019-20 General Appropriations bill passed the House of Representatives today with bipartisan support. House Bill 790 features no new taxes, no tax increases and no additional fees, continuing a multi-year effort that has resulted in increased revenues for the Commonwealth.

House Puts Budget Plan in Motion

Jun. 24, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Continuing a multi-year effort to hold the line on taxes, fees and spending, the House Republican Caucus introduced its 2019-20 General Fund budget today, and it was passed by the House Appropriations Committee with bipartisan support. The proposal features no new taxes, no tax increases and no additional fees.