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04/03/2018
WHAT: Citing the lack of rural broadband as an impediment to economic development and educational opportunities, Reps. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) Jonathan Fritz (R-Susquehanna/Wayne) and Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) will host the House Majority Policy Committee for a legislative hearing on Thursday, April 5.
03/20/2018
WHAT: Lawmakers from across the state will travel to Delaware County to hear from experts and advocates on safe pipeline development.
03/15/2018
BELLEFONTE – In an effort to bring state government to the people he represents and ensure lines of communication remain open, Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) is again hosting a series of town hall meetings over the next several weeks.
03/13/2018
HARRISBURG –The House of Representatives today unanimously approved House Resolution 723, congratulating Pennsylvania State University students for raising $10,151,663.93 this year to help fight pediatric cancer.
03/06/2018
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) today introduced legislation requiring counseling for every patient receiving Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for addiction, such as Vivitrol, Suboxone and Methadone.
03/02/2018
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) today introduced legislation to allow and encourage drug forfeiture dollars to be used for school safety and security measures.
01/29/2018
WHAT: State lawmakers from across the state will travel to Farmington, Fayette County, to gather testimony about the impact opioid addiction is having on Pennsylvania children and families.
01/29/2018
HARRISBURG – Fire and emergency response organizations in the 171st Legislative District have been awarded $163,378.75 in state grant funding, Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) announced today.
01/22/2018
HARRISBURG –Pennsylvania-born adoptees from around the country joined together at the state Capitol on Monday to celebrate their recently restored right to access their original birth certificates, which, until recently, had been sealed since 1984.
01/16/2018
HARRISBURG — State lawmakers and business leaders from across the Commonwealth joined together today to announce the introduction of the House State Government Committee’s Regulatory Overreach Report and five pieces of legislation specifically designed to rein in overregulation.
11/29/2017
WHAT: State lawmakers from across Pennsylvania will travel to Harborcreek to hear about the efforts being taken to maintain existing jobs and also to secure new job opportunities in the Erie region. Led by House Majority Policy Committee Chairman Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) and Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie), the legislative hearing will feature testimony from economic development organizations and employers about the steps Pennsylvania should take to improve the local and statewide economy, and get people employed.
11/27/2017
WHAT: State lawmakers from across Pennsylvania will travel to New Holland to hear how Lancaster County job creators are being handcuffed by the cumbersome, costly and complex regulations imposed by state agencies. Led by House Majority Policy Committee Chairman Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) and Rep. Dave Zimmerman (R-Lancaster), the legislative hearing will feature testimony from local business owners and members of the Lancaster-area agriculture community about how government overreach and overregulation is costing them, and ultimately costing the local economy.
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.