Business Issues to be Focus of Policy Committee Roundtable

Aug. 16, 2019 /

WHAT: The House Majority Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest), will travel to Carlisle to host a roundtable discussion with local businesses, education institutions and organizations. Topics to be discussed will include workforce development, state taxation, regulatory reform and transportation logistics. This is part of the House Republican Caucus’ #GoodJobs4PA legislative package.

House Committees to Attend ‘Operation Hurricane’ Rescue Demonstration

Aug. 12, 2019 /

News Advisory - The House Majority Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest), will join with the House Game and Fisheries Committee, chaired by Rep. Keith Gillespie (R-York), to observe Operation Hurricane, a full-scale exercise coordinated by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.

Policy Committee to Tour State College’s Innovative Launchbox

Aug. 06, 2019 /

News Advisory - The House Majority Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest), will travel to State College, Centre County, to learn more about the Happy Valley Launchbox, an innovation hub that connects local entrepreneurs to resources, facilities and supports, such as working spaces and legal and intellectual property advice. Launchbox is intended to help entrepreneurs avoid common mistakes and grow their businesses.

Oberlander, House Speaker Welcome U.S. Energy Official to Western PA

May. 17, 2019 /

BEAVER – The vast potential of energy and economic opportunity was highlighted at a roundtable discussion with U.S. Department of Energy Under Secretary Mark W. Menezes held by the House Majority Policy Committee at the Beaver County Courthouse in Beaver on Thursday, according to Policy Chairman Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest).

Policy Committee to Host Federal Official at Energy Roundtable

May. 14, 2019 /

WHAT: The House Majority Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest), will travel to Beaver County to welcome U.S. Department of Energy’s Under Secretary Mark Wesley Menezes for a roundtable discussion about energy issues in Pennsylvania.

House Policy Committees to Tour Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology

May. 07, 2019 /

WHAT: The House Republican Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest), and the House Democrat Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Mike Sturla (D-Lancaster), will host their respective committees for a tour of the Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology.

Rural Business Issues to be Focus of Policy Committee Roundtable

Apr. 08, 2019 /

WHAT: The House Majority Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest), will travel to Wellsboro, Tioga County, to host a roundtable discussion with local businesses, education institutions and organizations. Topics to be discussed will include rural broadband access, workforce development, and deregulation and government barriers to small business. This is part of the House Republican Caucus’s #GoodJobs4PA legislative package.

Oberlander Supports Good Jobs for PA Package

Mar. 21, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – In helping to connect job seekers to in-demand positions, Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) this week voted in favor of a multi-bill Good Jobs for Pennsylvania package that would help match up interested students and individuals with the best training for their career paths.

Oberlander Asks PA Supreme Court to Keep Venue Rule

Feb. 25, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – House Majority Policy Committee Chairman Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) said today the Pennsylvania Supreme Court should preserve a procedural court rule on venue that seeks to protect access to health care across the Commonwealth and asked the court to especially consider the harmful impact such a repeal could have on patients.

Good Jobs for PA Are Focus of Pittsburgh Trade Union Tours

Feb. 22, 2019 /

WHAT: As part of the House Republican Caucus’s Good Jobs for PA (#GoodJobs4PA) legislative package, the House Majority Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest), will tour three locations in western Pennsylvania to promote workforce development. An important element of the workforce development issue in Pennsylvania is linking the trades with qualified workers. Three unions in Pittsburgh have taken a hands-on approach to this method by developing their own successful training and apprenticeship programs.

Oberlander Thanks Supreme Court for Delaying Venue Rule Change

Feb. 14, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – House Majority Policy Committee Chairman Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) today thanked Chief Justice Thomas Saylor and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court for holding off on its consideration of a proposal to repeal the current rule that prevents venue shopping in medical malpractice cases. The adoption of the proposal would negatively impact access to health care statewide. Their decision came soon after Oberlander concluded a public hearing today.

House Majority Policy Committee to Hold Capitol Hearing to Save Our Health Care

Feb. 13, 2019 /

WHAT: The House Majority Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest), will hold a public hearing to save our health care by studying the issue of venue with respect to medical malpractice legal actions in Pennsylvania. At issue is a proposal to the court to unilaterally repeal a rule that prevents medical malpractice plaintiffs from filing civil lawsuits in counties with more favorable jury payouts. Since it was adopted in the early 2000s, the rule has helped stabilize medical malpractice insurance rates, keeping doctors practicing in Pennsylvania and alleviating a shortage of physicians and specialists.

House Majority Policy Committee Reschedules Save Our Health Care Hearing

Feb. 11, 2019 /

WHAT: The House Majority Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest), will hold a public hearing to save our health care by studying the issue of venue with respect to medical malpractice lawsuits in Pennsylvania. At issue is a proposal to the court to unilaterally repeal a rule that prevents medical malpractice plaintiffs from filing civil lawsuits in counties with more favorable jury payouts. Since it was adopted in the early 2000s, the rule has helped stabilize medical malpractice insurance rates, keeping doctors practicing in Pennsylvania and alleviating a shortage of physicians and specialists.

House Majority Policy Committee to Hold Hearing to Save Our Health Care

Feb. 08, 2019 /

WHAT: The House Majority Policy Committee will hold a public hearing to save our health care by studying the issue of venue with respect to medical malpractice lawsuits in Pennsylvania. At issue is a proposal to the court to unilaterally repeal a rule that prevents medical malpractice plaintiffs from filing civil lawsuits in counties with more favorable jury payouts. Since it was adopted in the early 2000s, the rule has helped stabilize medical malpractice insurance rates, keeping doctors practicing in Pennsylvania and alleviating a shortage of physicians and specialists.

House Republican Leaders Call on Court to Save Our Health Care

Jan. 30, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Faced with a potential crisis threatening Pennsylvanians’ health care, House Republican leaders – Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny), Majority Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) and Policy Chairman Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) – today stood with health care providers and called for a public hearing to examine the negative impact that could result from the state court system looking to repeal one of its rules on medical malpractice lawsuits.