Navigating the Future of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Jan. 31, 2024 /

WHAT: House Republican Policy Committee Chairman Joshua D. Kail (R-Beaver/Washington) and other lawmakers will host a hearing titled “Navigating the Future of AI” to increase our understanding of how artificial intelligence technology works in our everyday lives and to discuss how to ensure the responsible use and advancement of the evolving technology.

Hogan, Tomlinson, Farry to Host Press Conference on DNA Technology

Jan. 31, 2024 /

WHAT: Reps. Joe Hogan (R-Bucks) and KC Tomlinson (R-Bucks), along with Sen. Frank Farry (R-Bucks), will speak on legislation that expands the number of DNA samples in the criminal justice system by requiring the collection of DNA samples from persons arrested for serious violent or sexual crimes. These samples will be no different, practically speaking, than the established process of taking an arrestee’s fingerprints.

Wentling, Policy Committee Hold Hearing on Strengthening Rural Communities

Jan. 19, 2024 /

HARRISBURG—Rural communities are the backbone of Pennsylvania, and yet burdensome government regulations and a diminishing workforce are preventing these areas from flourishing. Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Mercer) and the House Republican Policy Committee, led by Chairman Joshua D. Kail (R-Beaver/Washington), convened in the Shenango Valley this week for a hearing, “Strengthening Our Rural Communities,” intended to find ways to help rural communities, like Mercer County, retain their workforce and encourage people to relocate to rural parts of the state.

Irvin, Policy Committee Seek to Advance Broadband in Rural Pennsylvania

Jan. 18, 2024 /

HARRISBURG – Once a luxury, broadband has become a necessity, yet too many Pennsylvanians are either unserved or underserved, especially in rural areas. To address the lack of broadband in rural Pennsylvania, Rep. Rich Irvin (R-Huntingdon/Franklin) and the House Republican Policy Committee, led by Chairman Joshua D. Kail (R-Beaver/Washington), convened in Huntingdon earlier this week for a hearing on, “Advancing Our Rural Connectivity.”

Kail, Policy Committee Celebrate Continued Funding for Educational Improvement, Opportunity Scholarships Across Pennsylvania

Dec. 13, 2023 /

HARRISBURG – Following the detrimental $150 million cut to educational improvement and opportunity scholarships made by House Democrats, the House Republican Policy Committee, led by Chairman Joshua D. Kail (R-Beaver/Washington), convened a series of hearings titled “Funding our Children’s Future” to demonstrate the impact this decision would have on families, students and educational institutions throughout the Commonwealth. Today, the House voted to include the $150 million in House Bill 301.

Families Convey Positive Impacts of Educational Improvement, Opportunity Scholarship Programs

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.

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.