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.
WHAT: Brief Press Conference to introduce constitutional amendments to restore balance of regulatory authority between executive and legislative branches of Pennsylvania government.
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.
Discussion will focus on pending legislation to align Pennsylvania’s laws with HIPAA and improve delivery of whole person care
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
WHAT: Speaker of the House Cutler will be available to the media for comments and questions regarding the actions and process of the Joint Committee on Documents meeting regarding the statewide masking mandate for schools.
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.
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.
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.
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.
WHAT: Press conference on upcoming legislative agenda and other matters of importance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.