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11/17/2017
HARRISBURG – Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) today announced that more than $100,000 in Safe Schools Grants have been awarded to school districts in the 171st Legislative District.
11/16/2017
WHAT: Led by House Majority Policy Committee Chairman Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) and House Minority Policy Committee Chairman Mike Sturla (D-Lancaster), Republicans and Democrats in the state Legislature will learn about several distinguished STEM-based programs and “learning ecosystems” that are gaining recognition and educating youth across Pennsylvania.
11/14/2017
WHAT: Lawmakers from across the state will travel to Pittsburgh to gather testimony about the current jobs climate in Pennsylvania’s manufacturing, technology and energy sectors. Led by House Majority Policy Committee Chairman Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin), the hearing will focus on the impact affordable energy has on the state’s economy and the good-paying, technologically advanced manufacturing jobs available today.
11/06/2017
WHAT: State lawmakers from across Pennsylvania will participate in a legislative hearing to gather testimony from Berks County small business owners. Led by House Majority Policy Committee Chairman Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) and Rep. Jim Cox (R-Berks/Lancaster), testifiers will focus on how state government can help small businesses succeed, and the challenges job creators face when dealing with state agencies, complex regulations and cumbersome processes.
11/03/2017
HARRISBURG – After eight years of negotiations, Rep. Kerry Benninghoff’s (R-Centre/Mifflin) legislation to reinstate the rights of Pennsylvania adult adoptees to apply for and receive a copy of their original birth certificate finally became law on Nov. 3, 2016. One year later, the state Department of Health (DOH) has begun processing those requests for the first time since 1984.
11/03/2017
HARRISBURG – Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) and state Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-171) announced today that Potter Township, Centre County, will receive a $750,000 state grant to help offset costs to constructing the Potters Mills sewage treatment system.
10/24/2017
WHAT: State lawmakers will participate in a legislative hearing on job creation, led by House Majority Policy Committee chairman Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin). The hearing will feature UPMC Enterprises, the innovation and commercialization arm of UPMC, that partners with startups and entrepreneurs with promising health care innovations. During the hearing, the committee will learn more about how UPMC has boosted the local and state economy, created jobs and invested in technologies that are shaping the future of health care.
10/03/2017
HARRISBURG – Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) announced today that his legislation to protect adults with special needs has passed the House Human Services Committee with unanimous, bipartisan support.
09/26/2017
WHAT: State legislators will travel to Lehman to participate in a hearing on how to improve Pennsylvania’s economy by helping small businesses succeed, attracting new jobs, and educating a skilled workforce for the jobs for today and tomorrow. Led by House Majority Policy Committee chairman Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) and Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming), the hearing will feature representatives from higher education and the local economic development community.
09/20/2017
HARRISBURG – Responding to the credit downgrade from Standard & Poor’s today, House Republican leaders reminded investors and Pennsylvanians that the Commonwealth has never missed a payment and tax revenues are continuously being collected. The leaders also suggested the downgrade could help bring lawmakers together in the effort to address major cost-drivers in the state budget.
09/18/2017
WHAT: State legislators from across Pennsylvania will participate in a legislative hearing to accept testimony from local job creators that have been impeded by Pennsylvania’s state agencies, complex regulations and cumbersome processes. Led by Chair of the House Majority Policy Committee Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) and Rep. Marcia Hahn (R-Bushkill Township), the hearing will also include testimony from members of the local economic development community who are helping small businesses get up and running, and are working to attract new jobs to the region.
09/08/2017
HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives has designated this Sunday, Sept. 10, as Suicide Prevention Day and September 2017 as Suicide Prevention Month in Pennsylvania.
06/26/2017
WHAT: The House Majority Policy Committee, led by Chairman Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin), is hosting a hearing to continue its review of welfare fraud and abuse in an effort to reform the system.
06/08/2017
HARRISBURG – As part of the House Republican effort to reinvent the operations and priorities of Pennsylvania government, the House approved legislation to stop pension costs from draining critical taxpayer resources away from schools, law enforcement and other important programs, House leaders said today. With a bipartisan vote of 143-53, the bill now heads to the governor’s desk for signature.
04/27/2017
HARRISBURG – Working to ensure open lines of communication with the people he represents, Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) is hosting a series of town hall meetings over the next several weeks.