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.
HARRISBURG – Responding to the voices of victims held silent for too long, the House swiftly acted today to send a package of bills to strengthen and support victims of childhood sexual abuse to the governor’s desk.
HARRISBURG - House Majority Leader Rep. Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) issued the following statement in response to the Commonwealth Court’s injunction on the Marsy’s Law vote:
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.
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.
Think fast – there’s been an accident. Do you know what to do if disaster strikes? Of course you do...call 9-1-1. Many of us have called it, and morning, noon or night, you can be sure someone will answer. We are blessed to live in a state where someone will answer, and help will come.
HARRISBURG – House Republican leaders are issuing the following statement in response to Gov. Wolf’s executive order on Pennsylvania joining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative:
HARRISBURG- Continuing efforts by House Republicans to improve access to quality education and family-sustaining careers, the General Assembly sent a package of bills to modernize and overhaul Pennsylvania’s Career and Technical Education programs to Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk this week.
HARRISBURG – In response to Gove. Wolf’s call to legalize marijuana, the House Republican Leadership team issues the following the statement:
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.
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.
HARRISBURG – Tasked with the imperative job of seeing Pennsylvanian’s dairy industry grow and thrive into the next decade, the recently established Pennsylvania Dairy Future Commission added two additional members who both bring multi-generational, on-the-farm experience to the commission.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvanians who buy their health insurance on the federal exchange can expect lower prices if a bill passed by the House today becomes law. House Bill 3, sponsored by House Majority Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster), would establish a state-based health insurance exchange and reinsurance program.
HARRISBURG – House Majority Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) issued the following statement regarding efforts by some communities to enact their own gun control ordinances:
HARRISBURG – House Republicans held the line on state spending over multiple budget cycles, and now those smart fiscal policies are paying off. The House Appropriations Committee says revenue collections for the month of April were more than $4.4 billion, which is $465 million more than the Department of Revenue’s official estimate. For the 2018-19 fiscal year, general fund collections total $29.16 billion year-to-date, which is $828.5 million above the official revenue estimate.
HARRISBURG – Government should work to make the lives of Pennsylvanians better, not place unfair burdens on their ability to grow and thrive. That is the goal for Republican lawmakers in the House of Representatives over the next few weeks.