Lawmakers, Advocates Highlight Democrats’ Disastrous Energy Policies

Oct. 30, 2023 /

WHAT: House Republican Policy Committee Chairman Joshua D. Kail (R-Beaver/Washington), Republican Chairman of the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter), energy advocates and others will highlight the Democrats’ self-destructive energy policies at a press conference and public hearing titled “Stopping Economic Disaster: The Democrats and their Green New Deal.”

Warner, Grimm Krupa Host Policy Committee Hearing to Discuss Broadband, Cell Coverage Concerns for Fayette County, Rural PA

Oct. 25, 2023 /

LEMONT FURNACE – Ongoing efforts to improve broadband and cellphone coverage for rural areas across the Commonwealth was the focus of a House Republican Policy Committee hearing Tuesday in Fayette County. The hearing was hosted by Reps. Ryan Warner (R-Fayette) and Charity Grimm Krupa (R-Fayette), along with committee Chairman Joshua D. Kail (R-Beaver/Washington).

Marcell, Tomlinson Host Hearing on Crime Creep from Philadelphia

Oct. 16, 2023 /

HARRISBURG – As the Philadelphia area struggles with an increase in crime, state Reps. Kristin Marcell (R-Bucks) and Kathleen “K.C.” Tomlinson (R-Bucks), held a hearing in conjunction with the House Republican Policy Committee focused on the reasons behind the increase in crime and options to address it.

Adams Hosts Policy Committee Hearing on Creating Educational Pipelines to Prosperity

Sep. 19, 2023 /

HAWLEY – Rep. Joe Adams (R-Pike/Wayne), House Republican Policy Committee Chairman Joshua D. Kail (R-Beaver/Washington) and members of the committee held a hearing today in Hawley to examine what technical and vocational education services are available, the need for a centralized career and technical center (CTC), and how to develop existing services into more robust programs.

Flick, Ecker: Hearing Highlights Need for Better Mental Health Care

Sep. 08, 2023 /

WILLIAMSPORT ¬– Mental health services in Pennsylvania, particularly in rural areas, are in trouble and in need of assistance. This is what members of the House Republican Policy Committee heard during a hearing hosted by Rep. Jamie Flick (R-Lycoming/Union) in Williamsport, according to Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland), vice chairman of the committee.

Struzzi, House Committee Examine Pennsylvania Energy Policy

Jun. 27, 2023 /

HARRISBURG – Five miles from Pennsylvania’s largest coal-fired electric generating facility, state Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) and the House Republican Policy Committee took a closer look Friday at Pennsylvania’s energy policy, both present and future. The hearing was conducted at the Homer City Volunteer Fire Department.

Let’s Work Together to Rescue Students Stuck in Failing Schools

Jun. 26, 2023 /

Recognizing that a ZIP code should never determine the quality of a child’s education, we are excited that Pennsylvania’s Democrat Gov. Josh Shapiro once again affirmed his support for initiatives like our Lifeline Scholarships that would give struggling students and their families much-needed access to a better education.

Cabell, Fritz Co-Host Policy Committee Hearing on Integrity and Reliability of Pennsylvania’s Electric Grid

Jun. 16, 2023 /

DALLAS – The integrity and reliability of Pennsylvania’s electric grid were the focus of a House Republican Policy Committee hearing held in Dallas, Luzerne County, today, co-hosted by Reps. Mike Cabell (R-Luzerne) and Jonathan Fritz (R-Wayne/Susquehanna). The two-hour hearing, which was led by Committee Chairman Joshua D. Kail (R-Beaver), took place at Back Mountain Regional EMA.

Financial Obstacles for Families Loom Ahead if Democrat Energy Tax is Implemented, Says Ecker

Jun. 12, 2023 /

HARRISBURG – In order to protect families from surging energy costs, House Republican Policy Committee Chairman Joshua D. Kail (R-Beaver/Washington) and Vice Chairman Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) held a hearing today to spotlight the adverse effects associated with the $663 million energy tax in Gov. Josh Shapiro’s and House Democrats’ budget proposal for the 2023-24 Fiscal Year.