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.
MANHEIM – In reaction to Gov. Tom Wolf’s announcement of a statewide mask mandate for K-12 public schools in Pennsylvania, Reps. Mindy Fee (R-Manheim), Keith Greiner (R- Upper Leacock), Dave Hickernell (R-West Donegal), Brett Miller (R-East Hempfield), and Dave Zimmerman (R- East Earl) released the following statement:
WHAT: The House State Government Committee will hold two hearings on public pension system trends and policy considerations this week. Led by the Subcommittee on Public Pensions, Benefits, and Risk Management, the hearings will be held on Wednesday and Thursday at the state Capitol. The hearings are intended to inform legislators and the public of what is happening in Pennsylvania’s public pension systems, analyze the best practices used in the nation, and discuss options for improving the overall performance of Pennsylvania’s systems. The Subcommittee is led by Rep. Brett R. Miller (R-Lancaster).
HARRISBURG – Municipalities all over Pennsylvania facing burdensome liability issues caused by PennDOT bureaucracy are now getting relief due to legislation sponsored by Rep. Brett Miller (R-East Hempfield) that has now been signed into law.
HARRISBURG – The Lancaster GOP House Delegation joined the majority of their colleagues today in voting in favor of a budget that will fully fund our schools and maintain government services for residents in accordance with the severe economic constraints facing our Commonwealth – mainly the current administration’s track record of spending more money than the Commonwealth receives in revenue.
HARRISBURG – Legislation to address a problem plaguing employers across Pennsylvania garnered unanimous passage in the House this week, according to bill sponsor, Rep. Brett Miller (R-East Hempfield).
HARRISBURG – Municipalities in Pennsylvania would gain freedom from an onerous PennDOT regulation affecting communities holding special events like parades and races under a bill passed in the state House by unanimous vote on Wednesday. The bill is sponsored by Rep. Brett Miller (R-East Hempfield).
HARRISBURG – A group of state lawmakers performing extensive analysis of election data today revealed troubling discrepancies between the numbers of total votes counted and total number of voters who voted in the 2020 General Election, and as a result are questioning how the results of the presidential election could possibly have been certified by Secretary of the Commonwealth Kathy Boockvar and Governor Tom Wolf. These findings are in addition to prior concerns regarding actions by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the Secretary, and others impacting the conduct of the election.
HARRISBURG - The Lancaster County Republican Delegation – House Speaker Bryan Cutler (R-Peach Bottom), 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) – issued the following statement after the announcement from Gov. Tom Wolf at yesterday’s press conference that he plans to veto House Bill 2463. The bill would ensure Right-to-Know (RTK) requests are answered during state of emergency declarations and it was passed unanimously by the General Assembly.
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania House of Representatives today voted in favor of a short-term budget that will fully fund our schools and maintain government services for residents in accordance with the severe economic constraints facing our Commonwealth.
HARRISBURG – As Pennsylvania’s unemployment statistics continue to rise, and the COVID-19 ‘curve’ is flattened, the House of Representatives sent a plan to allow counties to develop and implement their own COVID-19 mitigation plans for businesses to the Governor’s desk.
HARRISBURG - Legislation to strengthen penalties for careless drivers who kill or injure a vulnerable highway user passed with wide bipartisan support in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives this week, according to the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Brett Miller (R-East Hempfield).
HARRISBURG – The Lancaster Republican Delegation to the House of Representatives today listened to Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget proposal before a joint session of the General Assembly where the governor ask for $2 billion in new spending over the current budget and $5 billion in new taxpayer debt.
HARRISBURG – Today, the Lancaster County House Republican Delegation voted to pass a 2019-20 spending plan for the Commonwealth built upon a foundation of five principles to serve Pennsylvania taxpayers – saving for the future; fiscal management; thrift; investing in our future by boosting education; and instilling policies to foster economic growth. This plan also addresses Lancaster County priorities such as agriculture and Thaddeus Stevens College.
HARRISBURG - A bill to clarify the confidentiality of a person’s financial information under Pennsylvania’s Right-to-Know law garnered unanimous passage in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, according to the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Brett Miller (R-Lancaster).
HARRISBURG – Today, the Lancaster County House Republican Delegation was present for a joint session of the General Assembly as Gov. Tom Wolf delivered his budget address for 2019-20. The $34.15 billion spending plan is an increase of $927 million over the current enacted budget.
HARRISBURG – The Lancaster County House Republican Delegation announced a $2 million grant to benefit cancer patients by expanding Lancaster General Hospital’s Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute.
HARRISBURG – To recognize and honor local Vietnam veterans, the Lancaster County Delegation is hosting a commemorative ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 10 a.m. to noon at Hempfield High School, Performing Arts Center, 200 Stanley Ave., Landisville. Doors will open at 9:30 a.m.