House Majority Policy Committee to Hold Philadelphia Hearing on Economic Competitiveness

Sep. 09, 2019 /

WHAT: The House Majority Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest), will hold a public hearing to learn more about efforts to attract large businesses to southeastern Pennsylvania. Among the issues to be discussed will include challenges to attract business and industry to this region of the state, along with suggestions for improvement.

House Members to Tour Lehigh Valley Cement Manufacturer

Aug. 30, 2019 /

WHAT: The House Manufacturing Caucus, chaired by Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest), and the House Cement Caucus, chaired by Rep. Marcia Hahn (R-Northampton), will host a factory tour as a way to educate their colleagues about the cement and concrete industry.

House Committees to Visit Ben Franklin Technology Partners’ TechVentures

Aug. 30, 2019 /

WHAT: The House Majority Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest), and House Appropriations Committee will travel to the Lehigh Valley to tour and hold a roundtable discussion at Ben Franklin TechVentures, a business-technology incubator owned and operated by the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/NEP). BFTP/NEP invests in and supports early-stage, technology-based companies and established manufacturers to create and retain jobs, and advance technologies that improve the human condition. BFTP/NEP provides technical and business expertise, referrals and resources, and networking opportunities in addition to funding.

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. 13, 2019 /

WHAT: 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. 08, 2019 /

WHAT: 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, Hutchinson Announce $1 Million Grant for Clarion Hospital ER

Aug. 01, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – To help ensure access to emergency medical care and create jobs in Clarion County, Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) and Sen. Scott Hutchinson (R-Venango/Clarion/Butler) announced today that $1 million in state funding from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Projects (RACP) program has been approved for Clarion Healthcare System Inc., which operates Clarion Hospital.

Oberlander Announces Impact Fee Amounts for 63rd District

Jun. 27, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – More than $700,000 in impact fees paid by Marcellus Shale drilling companies will benefit residents of the 63rd District, either through direct disbursements to municipalities or to the counties at large, said Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest).

Oberlander Votes for No Tax Increase State Budget

Jun. 25, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) today gave her support to a bipartisan $33.997 billion state budget that does not increase taxes or fees and spends less than the governor initially requested. It passed the House today by a vote of 140-62 before going to the state Senate for its approval.

Oberlander Votes to Strengthen PA Ag Industry

Jun. 19, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – To help ensure that agriculture remains one of Pennsylvania’s top industries, Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) gave her support to a bipartisan legislative package this week that seeks to boost farming now and for years to come.

Oberlander Wins Passage of Bill to Ensure Safety of Human Donor Milk

Jun. 03, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Seeking to ensure that medically fragile newborns have access to life-saving nutrition, Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) today secured House passage of her legislation to license and regulate human donor milk banks in Pennsylvania.

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.