WHAT: Press conference discussing an alternative to the final House map that will be proposed by the Chairman of the Legislative Reapportionment Commission
HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster), House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) and House Appropriations Committee Majority Chairman Stan Saylor (R-York) issued the following statement following calls from Gov. Tom Wolf and Democratic legislative leaders to spend federal funds:
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) Wednesday voted to support legislation that will provide $210 million to frontline health care facilities, behavioral health centers and critical access hospitals. In addition, $15 million will be dedicated to a successful student debt relief program for nurses.
HARRISBURG – Senate and House Republican leaders highlighted critical funding today that will be directed to hospitals and frontline healthcare workers who continue to keep Pennsylvanians safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
WHO: House and Senate Republican Leadership, including: Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman (R-Centre/Mifflin/Huntingdon/Juniata), House Speaker Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster), Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward (R-Westmoreland), House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin), Senate Appropriations Chairman Pat Browne (R-Lehigh), and Rep. Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) prime sponsor of the legislation.
HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) and House Majority Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) issued the following statement after the Senate advanced House Bill 2146, the bill establishing Pennsylvania’s congressional districts:
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) and House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) made the following statement after Gov. Tom Wolf released congressional maps that he says can garner his approval:
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin), a commissioner on the Pennsylvania Legislative Reapportionment Commission, said Friday that it was clear after two days of commission hearings on the proposed plans that changes must be made to the preliminary House map.
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.
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) Wednesday voted to support lower energy prices and save energy sector jobs in Pennsylvania by advancing to the governor a resolution that would stop Pennsylvania’s entry into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a carbon tax program.
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff applauded the passage of legislation that will help break down the barriers to broadband deployment in underserved and unserved areas of Pennsylvania.
PA Supreme Court strikes down school masking order
BELLEFONTE – Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) and Sen. Jake Corman (R-Centre/Mifflin/Juniata/Huntingdon) announced Centre Volunteers in Medicine (CVIM), a clinic providing eligible county residents with free medical and dental care, will be receiving a $1 million state grant.
Grant funding to go toward road, recreation and Main Street improvements
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to unanimously adopt an amendment that reflects a bipartisan agreement on legislation sponsored by Rep. Martin Causer (R-McKean/Cameron/Potter) to improve broadband deployment across unserved and underserved areas of Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania House of Representatives this week passed a package of bills that would stand up for public safety officials and help ensure Pennsylvania communities are protected from crime and unnecessary violence.
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Tuesday passed legislation that would protect the constitutional right of Pennsylvanians to carry firearms by removing the need to obtain a permit to carry a concealed firearm.
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Tuesday passed legislation to stop the current Wolf administration plan to toll nine bridges across Pennsylvania and reassert the Legislature’s oversight of, and community involvement in, future plans by the P3 board to implement tolling of state bridges and roads across Pennsylvania.
CENTRE HALL – Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) announced he will be hosting a veterans’ recognition breakfast on Nov. 12, starting at 9 a.m.
HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Wolf announced Monday that his administration will be giving employees under his jurisdiction an additional five days of paid leave to be used between Dec. 20, 2021, and March 31, 2022, for showing proof of COVID-19 vaccination. If the five accrued days are not used, administration employees will be paid out the remainder of the leave time in a lump sum payment.