People Have Right to Restore Balance in Constitution, Speaker Says

Nov. 09, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Continuing efforts by the General Assembly to ensure no single person, authority or interest can outweigh the voices of the people of the Commonwealth, Speaker Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) and Sen. Ryan Aument (R-Lancaster) are introducing two amendments to the Pennsylvania Constitution that would restore the balance of power to the three-branch system of governing.

Cutler’s Election Integrity and Transparency Bill Passes Committee

Nov. 08, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Continuing efforts to increase trust in our election processes and outcomes from all voters in Pennsylvania, legislation authored by Speaker Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) that would require audits of election results at the state and county levels for all future elections passed a House State Government Committee vote today.

Speaker Urges Court to Uphold Constitutional Powers

Oct. 29, 2021 /

Speaker Urges Court to Uphold Constitutional Powers

HARRISBURG – Following the filing a Petition for Review to the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania on the Order of the Joint Committee on Documents regarding the Department of Health’s school masking mandate, Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) issued the following statement.

Now is the Time to Improve Overall Health Outcomes, Speaker Says

Oct. 26, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – As Pennsylvanians recover from a once-in-a-generation pandemic and the opioid crisis continues to impact countless communities, a package of bills to improve health care providers’ abilities to treat the overall health of patients received bipartisan support today in the House Human Services Committee.

Legislative Leaders Call for Answers on Testing Delays

Oct. 25, 2021 /

Legislative Leaders Call for Answers on Testing Delays

HARRISBURG – As COVID-19 testing continues to be a crucial component of tracking the impact of the virus on Pennsylvanians, state legislative leaders are requesting access and an explanation of testing processes at the Pennsylvania Department of Health Bureau of Laboratories.

Committee Vote Advances New Rules for Lobbyists, Cutler Says

Oct. 25, 2021 /

Committee Vote Advances New Rules for Lobbyists, Cutler Says

HARRISBURG – Ensuring that the voices of the people of Pennsylvania are not silenced by those who try to pay for access and influence, a package of legislation that would establish new rules for lobbyists in Harrisburg passed a crucial State Government Committee vote with bipartisan support.

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.