HARRISBURG – Today, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court sided with the Wolf administration and the Pennsylvania Democratic Party in allowing for ballots to be counted that are received up to three days following the election day deadline, for satellite election office locations and the use of drop boxes.
HARRISBURG – Dozens of House Republicans joined together in a press conference Wednesday morning to call for Gov. Tom Wolf to sign House Bill 2787, legislation that will enshrine in law that decisions about school sports and spectators can be made at the local level.
WHO: House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) along with Reps. Mike Reese (R-Westmoreland), Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Fulton), Joe Emrick (R-Northampton) and others.
HARRISBURG – Today, Judge William Stickman IV, a federal judge on the District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, ruled Gov. Tom Wolf’s and Health Secretary Rachel Levine’s congregate gathering, stay-at-home and business shutdown orders unconstitutional in the case of County of Butler v. Wolf.
HARRISBURG – Following House Bill 2787’s veto-proof bipartisan passage through the Senate on Wednesday, Gov. Tom Wolf pledged to veto the bill that would put into law that decisions about starting school sports and allowing spectators are to be made at the local level.
HARRISBURG – Dozens of House Republicans joined together in a press conference Wednesday morning to call for an end to Gov. Tom Wolf’s COVID-19 emergency declaration on the 180th day following issuance of his original declaration.
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) responded to Gov. Tom Wolf’s “fall legislative agenda” announcement Tuesday with the following statement:
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) Friday thanked the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) for taking an independent stand and allowing fall sports to continue despite Gov. Tom Wolf’s “strong recommendation” to the contrary.
HARRISBURG – Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) and House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-171) announced four Small Water and Sewer Grants awards directed to ongoing projects in Centre and Mifflin counties.
HARRISBURG – In response to a Right to Know Law request filed by Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover) after the governor’s “strong recommendation” that interscholastic and club sports be cancelled until January 2021, the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) confirmed there is no supporting data to justify their recommendation.
HARRISBURG – House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) today sent a letter to the Pennsylvania Department of Education asking them to issue guidance that will ensure school transportation for students returning to in-person education.
HARRISBURG – House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) sent a letter to the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) urging the body to make an independent stand from Gov. Tom Wolf’s “strong recommendation” that interscholastic sports do not resume until January 2021 and stay the course with allowing fall sports to safely continue as previously planned.
HARRISBURG – Today, the Pennsylvania Capital-Star reported Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration has yet to spend almost two-thirds of the $104 million Pennsylvania received from the federal CARES Act dedicated to improve internet connectivity, including rural broadband access, for K-12 and college students across Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG – House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) joined 62 other Pennsylvania House Republicans in writing to Gov. Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) to request a change in recent policy prohibiting spectators at PIAA events, including parents of athletes.
HARRISBURG – House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) Thursday applauded Gov. Tom Wolf signing House Bill 732, legislation sponsored by Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne) to bring petrochemical industry investment to Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) Monday urged Gov. Tom Wolf to sign House Bill 2463, legislation that passed the General Assembly unanimously to require state agencies to respond to Right-to-Know Law requests during a disaster declaration.
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: