HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania House Republican Caucus led a bipartisan effort this week to bring power back to the people and ensure that no Pennsylvania executive can operate with unchecked authority during an emergency declaration period.
“Once again, Gov. Wolf has ignored the voices of the people and refused to work with their representatives, instead choosing to act alone and issue another harmful, unilateral order with far-reaching and devastating implications. The irreversible impact of his countless, confusing orders cannot be overstated. Gov. Wolf’s decision today will close the doors of some small businesses forever and devastate the livelihoods of so many Pennsylvanians who were just beginning to feel hopeful for the future."
After months of taking action to carry the voices of Pennsylvanians concerning the governor’s response to COVID-19, today the House voted to give the people of Pennsylvania the opportunity to decide for themselves how they wish to be governed during times of emergency.
The House Republican leadership team issued the following statement in response to the state Supreme Court’s ruling on Scarnati v. Wolf, a ruling that strikes down the bipartisan vote to end the ongoing emergency declaration:
As House Republican leadership has helped facilitate one of the most successful session periods in the modern history of the chamber, new leaders were elected today who reflect the next generation of voices to lead Pennsylvania’s House Republican Caucus.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) today voted to finalize a five-month stabilizing budget that protects residents from higher taxes, and keeps the state moving forward, offering more time for the fiscal impacts of COVID-19 to be fully realized.
BELLEFONTE – State Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) is hosting an informal seminar on how to protect yourself or your loved one against scams aimed at harming senior citizens.
BELLEFONTE – State Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) issued a call to action on his legislative Facebook page today, encouraging residents of the 171st Legislative District, and beyond, to be #Americastrong and #Americaproud by proudly displaying their American flag during the Commonwealth’s statewide stay-at-home order to slow the spread of COVID-19.
BELLEFONTE – In response to state and federal government orders to limit person-to-person interaction as much as possible, and to do his part to help quickly contain and prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) has temporarily suspended “walk-in” service at his district office locations.
BELLEFONTE – In response to the Wolf administration’s request to limit public gatherings to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 throughout the Commonwealth, Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin ) today announced he will postpone his remaining town hall meeting originally planned for Thursday, March 26, in College Township.
BELLEFONTE – In an effort to bring state government directly to the people he represents, Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) is again hosting a series of town hall meetings.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) today announced that $615,000 in School Safety and Security Grants have been awarded to school districts in the 171st Legislative District.
BELLEFONTE – Area farmers and those with agriculture-related businesses are invited to a free Farmers Breakfast on Thursday, March 19, with Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) and Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding.
HARRISBURG – Legislation introduced by Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) that would require health insurance companies to approve prescribed treatments for patients with a Stage IV metastatic cancer, passed the state House today and is expected to be signed into law by the governor.
HARRISBURG – House Republican leaders reacted to the governor’s call to increase state spending by $2 billion for fiscal year 2020-21. The governor presented his $36 billion spending proposal today in front of a joint session of the General Assembly.
HARRISBURG – Reps. John Hershey (R-Mifflin/Juniata/Franklin) and Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) will host a seminar about Chronic Wasting Disease and other issues affecting hunters.
HARRISBURG – Fire and emergency response organizations serving the 171st Legislative District have been awarded $189,925 in state grant funding, Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) announced today.
WHAT: Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) is hosting a veterans recognition breakfast to show appreciation for those who bravely and selflessly defended our nation’s freedoms. The event is free to attend for veterans and active duty military from all branches and eras of military service and their spouses. RSVPs are required.
HARRISBURG – The state House of Representatives sent more than a dozen bills to the state Senate this month to address a growing statewide crisis in attracting and retaining volunteer firefighters and EMTs. The package of bills, which garnered bipartisan support, is intended to aid in recruiting and retaining volunteer first responders, and also to show respect and appreciation to current volunteers who put their lives on the line for their friends and neighbors.
BELLEFONTE – Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) is inviting veterans in the 171st Legislative District to a Veterans Recognition Breakfast on Friday, Nov. 8.