Apr. 16, 2021

HARRISBURG – As House Speaker Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) continues to quarantine because of a positive COVID-19 test, Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester/Lancaster) will serve as the speaker pro tempore for House session next week.

“In his time in Harrisburg, Rep. Lawrence has proven himself as a man of integrity and humility,” Cutler said. “John remains steadfastly committed to being an independent and impartial voice of his district and possesses a strong respect and understanding of our House rules. I look forward to watching him oversee our chamber next week.”

Under the rules for the House, the speaker may appoint a member as speaker pro tempore to act in the speaker’s absence. 
Cutler will participate in session via remote voting as is permitted under the temporary House rules.

Speaker Bryan Cutler
100th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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