Safeguarding Election Integrity

Aug. 05, 2021 /

Through 10 hearings and countless hours of work, the House State Government Committee conducted a thorough, comprehensive and nonpartisan review of our state’s election law and concerns raised by those involved in the voting process. As a result, House Bill 1300, The Pennsylvania Voting Rights Protection Act was introduced by Chairman Seth Grove. Over the next several weeks I will take an in-depth look at House Bill 1300 and why I support it.

Safeguarding Election Integrity – Part 2

Aug. 05, 2021 /

This week, in my second of three articles, I will explain expanded voter rights, protections and access as part of House Bill 1300. The Pennsylvania Election Code will provide electors more opportunity to vote, as well as enhanced rights and protections when casting your ballot.

Lancaster GOP House Delegation Votes in Favor of Budget that Prioritizes Education While Saving Surplus Funds for the Future

Jun. 25, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – The Lancaster GOP House Delegation joined the majority of their colleagues today in voting in favor of a budget that will fully fund our schools and maintain government services for residents in accordance with the severe economic constraints facing our Commonwealth – mainly the current administration’s track record of spending more money than the Commonwealth receives in revenue.

Memorial Day

May. 28, 2021 /

On Memorial Day, we remember those who have served and fallen in the defense of liberty and democracy. All across America, a grateful nation comes together to honor the men and women, who protect us here at home and overseas every day.

Vaccine Distribution Remains Critical as Wolf Demands Record Tax Hike

Feb. 19, 2021 /

While much of the media and public conversation in Pennsylvania swirls with concern and uncertainty about obtaining the COVID-19 vaccine, Gov. Wolf on Wednesday used his annual budget address to propose the highest Personal Income Tax hike in Pennsylvania history.

$6.2 Million in Grants for Lancaster Restaurant, Hospitality Businesses

Feb. 19, 2021 /

My office continues to receive calls from folks who are unable to get the unemployment benefits they deserve and small business owners struggling to stay alive as a result of the ongoing pandemic. In an effort to help these individuals, I recently voted to approve a comprehensive COVID-19 relief package that will bring some relief to Lancaster County.

Applications for 2021 Pennsylvania House Scholarship Now Available

Jan. 15, 2021 /

High school seniors interested in receiving financial assistance to help pay for college can now apply for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives’ Scholarship. Each year the program awards a four-year scholarship to two students preparing for post-secondary education. The scholarship is privately funded by individual and corporate donors; no tax or other public funds are used.

COVID-19 Testing Sites and Vaccination Update

Dec. 18, 2020 /

You are encouraged to help limit the spread of the virus by practicing good hygiene, such as hand washing; wearing a mask or other type of face covering; and maintaining a safe distance of at least 6 feet from others. By slowing the spread of the virus, we can ensure our hospitals and health care systems aren’t further overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients.

Thanking Our Veterans

Nov. 11, 2020 /

This Veterans Day, while ceremonies may be limited due to Covid-19, our thanks and appreciation for the men and women who have served our country is as strong as ever.

Supporting PA’s ‘Helpers and Heroes’

Oct. 27, 2020 /

Two pieces of legislation designed to protect our communities and address the financial needs of our hard-working emergency responders are on their way to Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk as part of our Helpers and Heroes initiative.

Standing with Patients and Doctors

Oct. 21, 2020 /

I have partnered with State Sen. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York) to craft legislation that would reform insurance tactics that are delaying care and increasingly undermining decisions made between physicians and patients.

Pay Freeze Bill Headed to Governor’s Desk

Oct. 02, 2020 /

During these unprecedented and challenging economic times, my colleagues and I voted to freeze the Cost of Living Adjustments (COLAs) for state government officials through 2021. House Bill 2487 received unanimous approval in both the House and the Senate and is now on its way to the governor’s desk to be signed into law.

Slow Down for School Buses

Sep. 03, 2020 /

With some students returning to school for in-person classes, school buses are back on the roads. Motorists, parents and children are encouraged to refresh their memories about how to share the road safely.

Lancaster Delegation Urges Governor to Sign Bipartisan Transparency Bill

Jul. 22, 2020 /

HARRISBURG - The Lancaster County Republican Delegation – House Speaker Bryan Cutler (R-Peach Bottom), Mindy Fee (R-Manheim), Keith J. Greiner (R-Upper Leacock), Dave Hickernell (R-West Donegal), Brett Miller (R-East Hempfield), Steve Mentzer (R-Lititz) and Dave Zimmerman (R-East Earl) – issued the following statement after the announcement from Gov. Tom Wolf at yesterday’s press conference that he plans to veto House Bill 2463. The bill would ensure Right-to-Know (RTK) requests are answered during state of emergency declarations and it was passed unanimously by the General Assembly.

Lancaster Delegation Votes in Support of Commissioners

May. 14, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – As Pennsylvania’s unemployment statistics continue to rise, and the COVID-19 ‘curve’ is flattened, the House of Representatives sent a plan to allow counties to develop and implement their own COVID-19 mitigation plans for businesses to the Governor’s desk.