School Safety Grant Money on the Way to Lancaster County

Feb. 26, 2020 /

HARRISBURG — House Majority Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) announced today that the School Safety and Security Committee awarded $53.7 million in School Safety and Security Grants to school districts, vocational schools, intermediate units and charter schools across the state, including 17 school districts in Lancaster County and three in the 100th district.

House Republican Leaders Call for Spending Slow Down

Feb. 04, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – House Republican leaders reacted to the governor’s call to increase state spending by $2 billion for fiscal year 2020-21. The governor presented his $36 billion spending proposal today in front of a joint session of the General Assembly.

House GOP Leaders: Don’t Change What Isn’t Broken

Feb. 03, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – House Republican leaders today agreed with some of the findings of the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee’s (LBFC) year-long study into the medical malpractice venue issue but were disappointed that the bipartisan, bicameral committee stopped short in asking for the state’s highest court to abandon its proposal to revoke the current venue rule.

Cutler Reminds Wolf: Wages Keep Rising

Jan. 28, 2020 /

House Majority Leader Cutler responds to Wolf’s call to raise minimum wage to $15 per hour HARRISBURG – House Majority Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Peach Bottom) issued the following statement:

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.