Nursing Bill Provides a Shot in the Arm for Pennsylvania's Health System

Oct. 23, 2020 / Press Release

Earlier this year, the media’s focus on COVID-19 centered on fears that the virus would overwhelm America’s health care services. In response, state governors—including Gov. Tom Wolf—began suspending regulations to improve capacity and care. These suspensions contained the implicit understanding that some regulations in health care do more harm than good. Why else suspend them during a crisis?

House Passes Delozier Legislation to Guard Against Misuse of Taxpayer Dollars

Oct. 22, 2020 / Press Release

HARRISBURG – Legislation authored by state Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland), majority chairman of the House Commerce Committee, that would ensure funding dedicated to supporting the integrity of Pennsylvania’s banking system is used solely for that purpose is now in the hands of the state Senate following unanimous passage by the House.

Delozier Continues to Lead Criminal Justice Reform Efforts

Oct. 22, 2020 / Press Release

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland), author of the groundbreaking Clean Slate Act of 2018, has successfully passed another piece of criminal justice reform legislation which now awaits Gov. Tom Wolf’s signature into law following bipartisan General Assembly approval Wednesday on her House Bill 440.

Fighting Fraud and Protecting Livelihoods

Oct. 19, 2020 / Press Release

The citizens of the Commonwealth have been through so much over the past several months, from economic lockdown to struggling with receiving unemployment compensation from the Department of Labor and Industry. While Pennsylvania has been reopening, thanks to the work of House and senate Republicans, there are still two important pieces of COVID-19 policy the Legislature must address prior to the election: fraud and civil immunity. Currently in the House, House Bill 2352 is ready for action. This bill would create a state false claims act and provide civil immunity protections from COVID-19.

Give Police More Tools to Help Victims of Domestic Violence

Oct. 19, 2020 / Press Release

One of the unfortunate side effects of the mandates in response to COVID-19, such as the stay-at-home order, is a sharp increase in domestic violence. During the height of the stay-at-home order. Police departments in York County saw upticks in the number of domestic violence calls, including York Area Regional Police that saw a 36% increase, according to media reports.

Taxpayers Deserve Better, It’s Time for Wolf’s Employees

Jul. 24, 2020 / Press Release

During the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic, most government offices locked their doors and sent their staffs home to work remotely. I am very proud to say that my office, following the Department of Health guidelines, has remained open for business during the pandemic, even if we weren’t accepting walk-in visitors. Despite all counties in Pennsylvania now being in the “green” phase, which means that business can open safely, agencies under Gov. Tom Wolf’s jurisdiction continue to be closed. Nearly all his employees continue to “work from home,” and I feel this is unacceptable.

Delozier Chosen to Chair House Committee

Jul. 08, 2020 / Press Release

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland) was officially appointed today by Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) to serve as majority chairman of the House Commerce Committee for the remainder of the 2019-20 session.

Cambria County Legislators Call for Weekly ‘Employment Health’ Updates

Jul. 02, 2020 / Press Release

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Health is no longer conducting weekly televised news conferences to update the spread of COVID-19. State Reps. Tommy Sankey (R-Hastings) and Jim Rigby (R-Johnstown) are now calling on the state’s Department of Labor and Industry to begin a similar practice by regularly addressing the Commonwealth’s economic “health” in a public forum.

Southeast Republican House Members Work to Secure $10 Million for COVID-19 Vaccine Research and Development

May. 28, 2020 / Press Release

HARRISBURG – At the request of Republican members from the southeast region of Pennsylvania, $10 million from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act has been approved by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to go to entities across the state working on research and development of a coronavirus vaccine, such as Wistar Institute in Philadelphia.

Rigby Says Partial-Year Budget is the Only Option

May. 28, 2020 / Press Release

HARRISBURG - State Rep. Jim Rigby (R-Johnstown) firmly believes “you can’t spend what you don’t have, especially when you don’t know what you have.” With that as a basis, he joined colleagues on both sides of the aisle today in sending to Gov. Tom Wolf the package of state budget legislation for the first portion of the 2020-21 fiscal year.