Dec. 06, 2023

WHAT: House Republican Policy Committee Chairman Joshua D. Kail (R-Beaver/Washington) and other lawmakers will host a hearing titled “Funding our Children’s Future” to raise awareness of the positive impacts of the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) programs, and how they meet the needs of families and students across the entire income spectrum.

WHO: Kail; members of the committee; and the following testifiers: Chris Watts, CEO, Boys and Girls Club of Western Pennsylvania; Michael Joyce, principal, Bishop Canevin High School; Ruth Alicea, parent; Cassie Smith, parent; and others.

WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 7, at 2 p.m.

WHERE: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (for specific location, see media contact).

LIVESTREAM: Barring any technical difficulties, hearing will be streamed online at

Media contact: Nancy Nilson, 717-260-6238,