HARRISBURG – Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) was chosen today to become the first woman to serve as Republican Caucus whip during leadership elections held at the state Capitol in Harrisburg. Oberlander succeeds Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin), who was selected as majority leader, and Majority Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster), who became Speaker of the House.
HARRISBURG – The House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee today took action to advance Rep. Jim Struzzi’s (R-Indiana) House Bill 2025, which would require legislative authorization before Pennsylvania could impose a carbon tax on employers engaged in electric generation, manufacturing or other industries operating in the Commonwealth, or enter into any multi-state program, such as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), that would impose such a tax.
HARRISBURG – With state revenues uncertain during the COVID-19 pandemic, Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) today voted in favor of a temporary budget that will fund the Commonwealth’s services and programs through Nov. 30, 2020.
HARRISBURG – At the request of Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Armstrong/Clarion/Forest), Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) and Rep. Pam Snyder (D-Greene/Washington/Fayette), a bipartisan group of 58 Pennsylvania House of Representatives members signed a letter urging Gov. Tom Wolf and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to suspend Pennsylvania’s regulatory efforts to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).
KNOX – Due to the state’s stay-at-home order and the COVID-19 crisis, Reps. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) and Lee James (R-Venango/Butler), along with Sen. Scott Hutchinson (R-Clarion/Venango/Butler/Forest/Warren) and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PBFC), have had to postpone an informational meetingregarding the upcoming plans to repair a hazardous dam at Kahle Lake.
BUTLER – The pressing need for employees in local businesses and manufacturing was the focus of a roundtable discussion held by the House Majority Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) and hosted by Rep. Marci Mustello (R-Butler), at the Butler County Area Vocational-Technical School on Tuesday.
WHAT: The House Majority Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest), will travel to Butler to host a roundtable discussion with local businesses, elected officials and economic development organizations. This is part of the House Republican Caucus’ #GoodJobs4PA legislative package.
HARRISBURG -- Nine local school districts will each receive at least $30,000 to assist with security- and safety-related expenses at their facilities, Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) said today.
HARRISBURG – Efforts to repair the dam at Kahle Lake will soon benefit from the release of state funds, according to Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) and Sen. Scott Hutchinson (R-Venango/Clarion/Butler/Forest/Warren).
HARRISBURG – Legislation ensuring that human donor breast milk is held to the highest possible health and safety standards is one step away from being signed into law after clearing both the House and Senate this week, said Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest), sponsor of the proposal.
HARRISBURG – House Republican leaders reacted to the governor’s call to increase state spending by $2 billion for fiscal year 2020-21. The governor presented his $36 billion spending proposal today in front of a joint session of the General Assembly.
HARRISBURG – House Republican leaders today agreed with some of the findings of the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee’s (LBFC) year-long study into the medical malpractice venue issue but were disappointed that the bipartisan, bicameral committee stopped short in asking for the state’s highest court to abandon its proposal to revoke the current venue rule.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – To help ensure that local communities have the resources they need to fight back against the opioid epidemic, Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) joined the Office of National Drug Control Policy to announce the launch of the Rural Community Action Guide in Washington, D.C. on Friday.
HARRISBURG – Two state grants worth a total of $100,000 will allow two local ag producers to innovate and grow the dairy industry in the 63rd District, said Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest).
HARRISBURG – Within Clarion and Armstrong counties, 25 fire and ambulance companies will receive more than $290,692 combined in state grants, Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) said today.
CLARION – Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) was recently honored for graduating from a national leadership program through the Council of State Governments.
MARIENVILLE – To help educate local residents about the process to apply for a REAL ID, Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) will host an informational session on Wednesday, Dec. 11, in Marienville.
WHAT: Reps. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana), Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) and Pam Snyder (D-Greene/Fayette/Washington) will officially unveil and discuss their legislation which would require legislative approval before Pennsylvania could impose a carbon tax or enter into any multi-state program that would impose such a tax.
HARRISBURG – The Glassworks Business Park in Clarion will benefit from $700,000 in state grant money to help develop the former glass plant into an industrial park for multiple businesses, Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) announced today.
HARRISBURG – Emergency services throughout the tri-county area are struggling, said Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest), and that is why she lent her support over the past two weeks to a multi-faceted, bipartisan legislative package to help recruit and retain volunteer first responders.