HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) and House Majority Policy Committee Chairman Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter) Tuesday announced that the caucus will be holding field hearings on the preliminary state House map approved by the three Democratic members of the Legislative Reapportionment Commission earlier this month.
These hearings are in addition to the hearings being held by the Legislative Reapportionment Commission being held in the Capitol Complex in Harrisburg.
The two scheduled hearings are as follows:
Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022 – 4 p.m.
Town of McCandless Town Hall, 9955 Grubbs Road, Wexford, PA 15090
Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022 – 4 p.m.
Upper Allen Township Building, 100 Gettysburg Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
“The preliminary state House map is a partisan gerrymander that disenfranchises Pennsylvanians and their communities. The slate of hearings being held by the Legislative Reapportionment Commission are a good start, but they are not enough, and they should not be conducted solely from an ivory tower in Harrisburg,” Benninghoff said.
“I am proud that House Republicans will take the lead where this commission is failing by going out into the communities harmed by this map, hearing from people that have to deal with the consequences of Chairman Mark Nordenberg’s map-making decisions, and hearing for ourselves how this map will harm Pennsylvanians.”
“The House map approved by the Legislative Reapportionment Commission clearly disregards the votes and the voices of citizens across the Commonwealth,” Causer said. “These voices deserve to be heard, and our hearings ensure they have that opportunity where they live and work.”
Live web streaming will be available, barring technical difficulties, at PAHouseGOP.com
Representative Kerry Benninghoff
Pennsylvania House Majority Leader
171st Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives