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02/14/2019
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.
02/14/2019
HARRISBURG – Seeking to prevent a health care crisis in Pennsylvania, physicians, administrators, attorneys and industry professionals told members of the House Majority Policy Committee during a public hearing in Harrisburg today that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court must not change a rule dealing with medical malpractice lawsuits.
02/13/2019
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.
02/11/2019
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.
02/08/2019
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.
02/05/2019
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.
02/05/2019
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.
01/30/2019
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.
01/30/2019
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).
01/29/2019
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.
01/17/2019
HARRISBURG – Several local schools will each receive $35,000 to be invested in computer science programs, Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) announced today.
01/11/2019
HARRISBURG – A state grant worth $93,000 will help to ensure the quality of the Clarion River and nearby Clarion County Park, Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) announced today.
12/11/2018
HARRISBURG – In working to develop sound public policies to address Pennsylvania’s most critical issues, House Majority Policy Committee Chairman Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) today announced that 10 of her colleagues will serve as deputy Policy Committee chairmen for the 2019-20 legislative session.
12/06/2018
HARRISBURG – Officials at the Clarion County Airport have been awarded a PennDOT aviation grant worth more than $100,000 to help purchase equipment, Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) said today.
11/13/2018
By acclamation, Turzai elected caucus-designee for speaker and Cutler elected majority leader