Latest Audio Your browser does not support HTML5 video. 00:00 00:00 00:00 Rep. Miller Voices Support for Legislation Protecting Unborn Children with Down Syndrome from Abortion Mar. 20, 2019 Download Lawmakers and Down syndrome advocates rallied in Harrisburg on Wednesday in support of legislation that would protect unborn children from being aborted because they have been diagnosed with Down syndrome. Under current Pennsylvania law, an abortion can be performed prior to 24 weeks gestational age for any reason if a doctor deems it is necessary, except if the woman’s sole reason is to select the sex of the child. This legislation would expand the exception to prohibit aborting the child solely due to a prenatal diagnosis that the unborn baby has Down syndrome. House Bill 321 is similar to legislation approved in a previous session of the House. Rep. Brett Miller (R-Lancaster) attended the capitol press conference and voiced his support for the bill. Your browser does not support HTML5 video. 00:00 00:00 00:00 Rep. Miller Comments Following the PA House Swearing-In Ceremony and the Opening of the 2019-20 Legislative Session Jan. 01, 2019 Download Members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives were sworn in Tuesday in Harrisburg with the members taking the oath of office in the House chamber at noon to officially begin the 2019-20 legislative session. Republicans hold a 110-93 majority in the House with 19 newly elected Republican members. This is the fifth consecutive term that Republicans have retained majority control of the PA House. Rep. Brett Miller (R-Lancaster) offered comments on the swearing-in ceremony and opening of the new legislative session. Your browser does not support HTML5 video. 00:00 00:00 00:00 Rep. Miller Comments on Bill to Prohibit Down Syndrome Abortions Mar. 12, 2018 Download Eliminating abortion procedures that are performed specifically to prevent the birth of Down syndrome children was the topic of a rally held Monday in the state capitol. House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) and Rep. Judy Ward (R-Blair) were joined by other lawmakers in support of their bill, which would amend the Pennsylvania Abortion Control Act to prevent the abortion of any child solely due to a diagnosis of possible Down syndrome. Rep. Brett Miller (R- Lancaster) commented on the proposed legislation. Your browser does not support HTML5 video. 00:00 00:00 00:00 Rep. Miller Comments on "Taxpayer Budget" Sep. 06, 2017 Download In an effort to protect Pennsylvanians from widespread tax increases proposed as a method to close the state’s budget deficit, a group of House Republican Lawmakers unveiled a proposal to bring the Commonwealth’s spending plan into balance without dipping into the checkbooks of taxpayers. The “Taxpayer’s Budget” would utilize money currently sitting idle in over 200 state-held accounts and redirect it to close budgetary shortfalls. Your browser does not support HTML5 video. 00:00 00:00 00:00 Rep. Miller Comments on Launch of PennSAVE Initiative to Find Savings in Government Feb. 22, 2016 Download The House Majority Policy Committee today launched PennSAVE, a Republican-led effort to find ways to save taxpayer dollars by cutting government waste and inefficiencies. The PennSAVE acronym stands for: savings, accountability, value and efficiency. The special task force will be run by a subcommittee of the House Majority Policy Committee and will research several potential cost-saving measures across state government, including state agency and program consolidations; unaddressed audit findings; reform of government procurement policies and “corporate welfare” programs, as well as overall waste, fraud and abuse in the system. Comments are now available from Rep. Brett Miller (R-Lancaster) on this new cost saving initiative.