House Passes Metzgar Bills to Protect Correctional Facility Employees

Dec. 18, 2019 / Press Release

HARRISBURG – In efforts to improve safety in Pennsylvania’s correctional facilities, Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) today announced that the House of Representatives has passed two of his bills, House Bill 256 and House Bill 257. These bills are part of a package of bills, authored by Metzgar, which would address seven key areas to improve safety for Department of Corrections staff and the public, as well as toughen penalties on prisoners who commit violent offenses against facility employees.

Quinn Good Samaritan Legislation Advances to Senate

Dec. 18, 2019 / Press Release

HARRISBURG – Legislation requiring overdose victims seek an evaluation by a certified recovery specialist has been passed by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in a bipartisan fashion, said Rep. Chris Quinn (R-Delaware), who authored the measure.

House Passes Lawrence Bills to Aid PA Dairy Farmers

Dec. 18, 2019 / Press Release

HARRISBURG – Two bills sponsored by Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester/Lancaster) that would provide much-needed relief to Pennsylvania’s struggling dairy farmers received overwhelming bipartisan approval Tuesday in the state House of Representatives.

Boback Announces December Outreach Hours

Dec. 11, 2019 / Press Release

HARRISBURG – Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) today announced her office’s outreach schedule for the month of December. As always, these events will be weather permitting and feature representatives from several organizations offering their assistance.

Warner Launches Food Allergy Caucus

Nov. 22, 2019 / Press Release

HARRISBURG – Continuing his commitment to raising awareness about the prevalence of food allergies in the Commonwealth, Rep. Ryan Warner (R-Fayette/Westmoreland) has created a Food Allergy Caucus within the House of Representatives.

Pickett’s Consumer Protection Bill Heads to House Floor

Oct. 30, 2019 / Press Release

HARRISBURG – Legislation that would provide protections from surprise medical balance bills to Pennsylvania consumers, sponsored by Rep. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna), on Tuesday was unanimously reported out of the House Insurance Committee, which Pickett chairs. House Bill 1862 will next be considered by the full House.

Respect for a Heartbeat

Oct. 30, 2019 / Press Release

We are elected to address issues, not avoid them. In the spirit of not shying away from tough topics, I’d like to tackle another one…abortion. On Oct. 21, I proudly spoke in support of the heartbeat bill (House Bill 1977), which would outlaw abortions after detection of a heartbeat, which I believe to be undeniable proof of two individual lives being present.

PA Police Embrace “Yellow Dot” Safety Program

Oct. 16, 2019 / Press Release

The Municipal Police Officers’ Education & Training Commission (MPOTEC) was established in 1974 to establish certification and training standards for Municipal Police Officers in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It was recently decided that police officers in Pennsylvania will now be trained on the Yellow Dot program.