House Speaker Says Constitution and Law Must be Followed

Oct. 21, 2021 /

House Speaker Says Constitution and Law Must be Followed

Following the vote to sustain the acting secretary of Health’s Order Requiring Face Coverings in School Entities (“School Masking Order”) by the Joint Committee on Documents, Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) issued the following statement:

Cutler, Lawrence Ask PA Supreme Court to Intercede in Chester Water Authority Case

Oct. 12, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – In response to a recent Commonwealth Court decision on the future of Chester Water Authority (CWA), House Speaker Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) and Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester/Lancaster) called on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to review the matter. The case, Chester Water Authority v. Aqua Pennsylvania Inc., dealt a blow to the continued independence of the water authority.

Lancaster Lawmakers Condemn PA DOH’s Threats Against Children

Oct. 08, 2021 / Press Release

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.

Speaker Supports Bill Suspending State Regulations

Sep. 29, 2021 /

Speaker Supports Bill Suspending State Regulations

HARRISBURG – Recognizing that an overly regulated Pennsylvania cannot rebuild and recover from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) voted with the majority of his colleagues to extend dozens of regulatory suspensions across state government.

Cutler, Benninghoff Discuss Legislative Agenda

Sep. 20, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) and House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin), held a press conference Monday morning discussing the legislative agenda for the House of Representatives for the next few weeks.

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.