Rep. Matt Gabler Legislative Radio Report/Podcast - 5/25/2017
A new Legislative Report Program-Podcast with Representative Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield & Elk) is now available on the House Republican Radio News Service. You may use this brief public affairs report in its entirety or edit it down for actualities to use in your state government news coverage.
Toepel Comments on Rare Disease Advocacy Day - 5/24/2017
Legislation designed to benefit those Pennsylvanians with rare diseases was highlighted at a press conference held on Wednesday to promote Rare Disease Advocacy Day in Harrisburg. Rep. Marcy Toepel (R-Montgomery) is the prime sponsor of House Bill 239, which would create a Rare Disease Advisory Council tasked with gathering information and resources to make help more accessible for those who suffer with less common medical issues.
Rep. Grove Supports Bill to Provide Expanded Insurance Coverage for Lyme Disease Treatment in Pennsylvania - 5/24/2017
The Pennsylvania House this week took action on legislation to help provide improved treatment programs for the growing number of Lyme disease patients in the state. Over the course of the past six years, Pennsylvania has ranked highest in the country among states in the number of confirmed cases of Lyme disease, with 12,200 cases of the tick borne disease reported in 2016. Lawmakers on Tuesday approved a bill which would require health insurers to cover treatment plans for Lyme disease or related tick-borne illnesses as prescribed by a patient’s medical practitioner, regardless if the treatment plan includes short-term or long-term antibiotic treatments. Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) supported the legislation and said this is a big step toward helping the thousands of Pennsylvania citizens suffering from this disease.
Heffley Comments on Resolution Recognizing Efforts to Prevent Veteran Suicide - 5/24/2017
The Pennsylvania House has approved House Resolution 349, recognizing the efforts of Mission 22, an organization dedicated to preventing veteran suicide. Resolution sponsor Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) said we must honor the dedication and service of all veterans, and use all resources available to combat the epidemic of suicide among those who served our nation.
Causer Bill to Increase Medicaid Reimbursements for EMS Services in PA to Move to Full House for Consideration - 5/23/2017
Critical legislation to increase Medicaid reimbursements paid to emergency medical service organizations was approved by the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee Tuesday in Harrisburg. Bill sponsor Rep. Martin Causer (R-McKean, Potter & Cameron) said the measure will help to address the serious financial challenges plaguing volunteer emergency medical service companies across the state, particularly in rural areas.
Speaker Turzai Joins Hundreds of PA Gun Owners at Capitol Second Amendment Rights Rally - 5/22/2017
Hundreds of gun owners and gun rights advocates were joined by a large bipartisan group of lawmakers in the state Capitol rotunda on Monday to voice their support for the second amendment rights of Pennsylvania citizens. This was the twelfth annual second amendment rights rally to be held in Harrisburg and a number of nationally noted speakers shared their perspectives on legislative and judicial efforts to protect and preserve the constitutional right to keep and bear arms. House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) addressed those attending the rally and voiced support for moving municipal preemption legislation that will prevent local governments from regulating the ownership, possession or transportation of firearms and ammunition, on to become law in Pennsylvania.
Rep. Metcalfe Joins Hundreds of PA Gun Owners at Capitol Second Amendment Rights Rally - 5/22/2017
Hundreds of gun owners and gun rights advocates were joined by a large bipartisan group of lawmakers in the state Capitol rotunda on Monday to voice their support for the second amendment rights of Pennsylvania citizens. This was the twelfth annual second amendment rights rally to be held in Harrisburg and a number of nationally noted speakers shared their perspectives on legislative and judicial efforts to protect and preserve the constitutional right to keep and bear arms. Chairman of the House State Government Committee, Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) was the organizer of the annual spring event.
Rep. Keller Joins Hundreds of PA Gun Owners at Capitol Second Amendment Rights Rally - 5/22/2017
Hundreds of gun owners and gun rights advocates were joined by a large bipartisan group of lawmakers in the state Capitol rotunda on Monday to voice their support for the second amendment rights of Pennsylvania citizens. This was the twelfth annual second amendment rights rally to be held in Harrisburg and a number of nationally noted speakers shared their perspectives on legislative and judicial efforts to protect and preserve the constitutional right to keep and bear arms. Rep. Mark Keller (R-Perry) was a featured speaker at the annual event and sponsor of legislation to preempt municipal laws regulating the ownership, possession or transportation of firearms and ammunition in Pennsylvania.
Rep. Saccone Joins Hundreds of PA Gun Owners at Capitol Second Amendment Rights Rally - 5/22/2017
Hundreds of gun owners and gun rights advocates were joined by a large bipartisan group of lawmakers in the state Capitol rotunda on Monday to voice their support for the second amendment rights of Pennsylvania citizens. This was the twelfth annual second amendment rights rally to be held in Harrisburg and a number of nationally noted speakers shared their perspectives on legislative and judicial efforts to protect and preserve the constitutional right to keep and bear arms.Rep. Rick Saccone (R-Allegheny & Washington) was a featured speaker at the annual event and sponsor of legislation to make Constitutional Carry legal for citizens in the state of Pennsylvania.
Rep. Ortitay Joins Hundreds of PA Gun Owners at Capitol Second Amendment Rights Rally - 5/22/2017
Hundreds of gun owners and gun rights advocates were joined by a large bipartisan group of lawmakers in the state Capitol rotunda on Monday to voice their support for the second amendment rights of Pennsylvania citizens. This was the twelfth annual second amendment rights rally to be held in Harrisburg and a number of nationally noted speakers shared their perspectives on legislative and judicial efforts to protect and preserve the constitutional right to keep and bear arms. Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Allegheny & Washington) was a featured speaker at the annual event and sponsor of legislation to eliminate the Pennsylvania Instant Check System in favor of the National Instant Check System for firearms purchases in Pennsylvania.