Oberlander to Host Second Seminar on Ticks, Spotted Lanternfly

Apr. 05, 2019 /

MARIENVILLE – Anyone who missed Rep. Donna Oberlander’s (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) recent seminar about the dangers of ticks and tick-borne diseases has another chance to attend the educational session on Thursday, April 25, at 6 p.m. at the Marienville Area Civic Association along Pine Street.

Distant Dairy to Receive State Grant, Oberlander Announces

Mar. 26, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Nearly $30,000 in state grant funding approved today will help two local entrepreneurs establish a local dairy in northern Armstrong County, Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) announced today.

Oberlander to Host Seminar on Ticks, Spotted Lanternfly March 21

Mar. 11, 2019 /

CLARION – To educate local residents about the dangers of ticks and tick-borne diseases, Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) will host a seminar with Penn State Extension experts on Thursday, March 21, at 6 p.m. at Trinity Point Church of God near Clarion.

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 React to Governor’s Budget Proposal

Feb. 05, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – House Republican leaders reacted to the governor’s call to increase state spending by nearly $1 billion for fiscal year 2019-20. The governor presented his $34 billion spending proposal today in front of a joint session of the General Assembly.

Oberlander Reacts to Governor’s Budget Proposal

Feb. 05, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) said today she is pleased that the governor’s budget proposal reflects the priorities of the people of 63rd District and rural Pennsylvania and is optimistic that a balanced state budget, which is responsive to the needs of local residents, can be passed without a tax increase and on time.

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.

Oberlander Announces $3 Million for Knox Township Sewer Project

Jan. 30, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – To help finance a sanitary sewer project in the village of Lucinda, Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) today announced that more than $3.1 million in state funding was awarded to the Knox Township Sewer Authority by the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST).

House GOP Leaders Call on Court to Save Our Health Care

Jan. 29, 2019 /

WHAT: Members of the House Republican Leadership Team – Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny), Majority Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) and Policy Chairman Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) – will call on the state court system to save health care 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 that kept doctors practicing in Pennsylvania and alleviated a shortage of physicians and specialists.