Good Data and Testing Key COVID Measures, Speaker Says

Sep. 15, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – In response to repeated requests by the Legislature, the Wolf administration has finally provided additional data on Pennsylvanians currently suffering from COVID-19 infections, direct consequences of individual vaccination choices and who is most at risk for infection. Pennsylvanians now have a much clearer picture about the current COVID-19 challenges facing our Commonwealth.

Speaker Supports Concerns over Process of Mask Mandate

Sep. 14, 2021 /

Speaker Supports Concerns over Process of Mask Mandate

HARRISBURG – Agreeing there are procedural concerns over how Pennsylvania’s current statewide mask mandate for schools was implemented, Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) thanked House Health Committee Chair Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) for her letter calling on the Joint Committee on Documents to review the mandate.

Speaker Calls for United Effort to Reform Harrisburg Lobby Rules

Sep. 14, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Continuing efforts to ensure the voices of the people of Pennsylvania are not silenced by those who try to pay for access and influence, Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) submitted testimony today in support of legislation that would establish new rules for lobbyists in Harrisburg.

Republican Leaders Request More Detailed COVID-19 Data from Wolf Administration

Sep. 09, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – The Republican leaders of the Pennsylvania General Assembly—President Pro Tempore Jake Corman (R-Centre/Mifflin/Juniata/Huntingdon), Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster), Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward (R-Westmoreland), and House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin)—wrote a letter joined by Senate Health and Human Services Chairman Michele Brooks (R-Crawford/Erie/Mercer/Warren) and House Health Committee Chairman Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) to Gov. Tom Wolf and Acting Health Secretary Alison Beam seeking more specific COVID-19 data from the Wolf administration.

COVID Mitigation Decisions are Best Left to Local Experts

Aug. 26, 2021 /

Legislative leaders respond to Wolf letter, Legislature will not return early HARRISBURG – Continuing their unwavering commitment to safe and productive classrooms and child care settings, the highest-ranking members of the state Legislature informed Gov. Tom Wolf of their intention to continue allowing school districts and local leaders the authority to make mitigation and safety decisions without statewide interventions.

Speaker Announces Special Election for the 164th District

Aug. 02, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) today ordered a special election to coincide with Pennsylvania’s municipal general election on Nov. 2, to fill the vacant seat in the 164th Legislative District in Delaware County.

Cutler Says Election Reform Vetoes Sow Distrust

Jun. 30, 2021 /

Cutler Says Election Reform Vetoes Sow Distrust

HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) issued the following statement in response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s vetoes of House Bill 1300 and funding that was included in the 2021-22 state budget that created a Bureau of Election Audits within the Department of the Auditor General.

Lancaster GOP House Delegation Votes in Favor of Budget that Prioritizes Education While Saving Surplus Funds for the Future

Jun. 25, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – The Lancaster GOP House Delegation joined the majority of their colleagues today in voting in favor of a budget that will fully fund our schools and maintain government services for residents in accordance with the severe economic constraints facing our Commonwealth – mainly the current administration’s track record of spending more money than the Commonwealth receives in revenue.

House Republicans Introduce New Rules for Lobbyists

Jun. 11, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Ensuring that the voices of the people of Pennsylvania are not silenced by those who try to pay for access and influence, Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) announced the formal introduction today of a package of legislation that would establish new rules for lobbyists in Harrisburg.

Speaker Announces Special Election for the 113th District

Jun. 09, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) today ordered a special election to coincide with Pennsylvania’s municipal general election on Nov. 2, 2021, to fill the vacant seat in the 113th Legislative District in Lackawanna County.

House Swears in New Chief Clerk

Jun. 08, 2021 /

House Swears in New Chief Clerk

HARRISBURG – Brooke Wheeler assumed the position of Chief Clerk of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives today when she was unanimously elected to the position by members of the House.

Speaker Leads Call to Improve Mental and Physical Health Laws

Jun. 01, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – As Pennsylvanians recover from a once-in-a-generation pandemic and the opioid crisis continues to impact countless communities, existing health care laws actually hinder providers’ abilities to treat the overall health of patients.

House Republicans Introduce New Rules for Lobbyists, Cutler Says

May. 26, 2021 /

House Republicans Introduce New Rules for Lobbyists, Cutler Says

HARRISBURG – Ensuring that the voices of the people of Pennsylvania are not silenced by those who try to pay for access and influence, Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) is supporting the introduction of legislation that would establish new rules for lobbyists in Harrisburg.

Speaker Calls for Establishing Bureau of Election Audits

May. 24, 2021 /

Speaker Calls for Establishing Bureau of Election Audits

HARRISBURG – Keeping a promise he made to improve Pennsylvania’s election auditing process and ensure public trust in election results, Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) introduced legislation today that would establish a Pennsylvania Bureau of Election Audits under the office of the state’s Auditor General.

Threats Will Not Stop Pennsylvania’s Farmers

May. 10, 2021 /

Pennsylvania’s farmers know what it is like to face a challenge. Supply chain, international market fluctuations and the weather can impact decisions every day and sometimes every hour. A “disaster” to a farmer can arrive in many different forms, none of which need to be declared by the government.

Speaker Announces State Grant Awarded to Jennerstown Borough

Apr. 21, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Speaker of House Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) announced that the Commonwealth Financing Authority has awarded $149,722 to Jennerstown Borough through the Multimodal Transportation Fund to make improvements to pedestrian safety in the borough.