Jun. 10, 2020

HARRISBURG –House Majority Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) issued the following statement in response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s response to the concurrent passage of House Resolution 836:

“The emergency services law is clear. Upon passage of a concurrent resolution terminating a disaster declaration, the governor is required to issue a proclamation ending the disaster declaration. The Pennsylvanian Supreme Court solidified this position in a ruling earlier this year, stating the General Assembly has the ability to terminate the order at any time.

“As evidenced by the bipartisan vote in the House and Senate, ending the declaration now is in the best interest of ensuring Pennsylvania can recover effectively and efficiently. If the governor chooses to openly violate the plain reading of the law, we will examine all legal actions available to us to act in the best interest of the residents of the Commonwealth.”

Representative Bryan Cutler
100th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives