HARRISBURG – Today, five women members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives – Reps. Barb Gleim (R-Cumberland), Martina White (R-Philadelphia), Valerie Gaydos (R- Allegheny), Dawn Keefer (York/Cumberland) and Stephanie Borowicz (R- Clinton/Centre) – held a press conference introducing House Bill 972, the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act.
WHAT: Coalition of House members to introduce The Fairness in Women’s Sports Act in response to the current administration’s nationwide executive order requiring that biological males be permitted to compete on women’s school sports teams.
HARRISBURG – Legislation authored by Rep. Barb Gleim (R-Cumberland) that would address the state’s substitute teacher crises was approved unanimously by the House Education Committee on Tuesday.
HARRISBURG – In another attempt to shift the public conversation from his failed vaccine distribution to anything else, Gov. Wolf today used his annual budget address to propose the highest Personal Income Tax hike in Pennsylvania history, said Rep. Barb Gleim (R-Cumberland). This budget is a non-starter. It not only raises taxes on middle-class Pennsylvanians, small businesses and critical infrastructure, but there is also no plan to get back to normal or what normal will look like. He gives a break to big business in a 1% Corporate Net Income Tax (CNIT) reduction, and taxes the small business community.
HARRISBURG – The Cumberland County delegation to the state House of Representatives Wednesday were dismayed Gov. Tom Wolf’s annual budget address made no mention of fixing his dysfunctional unemployment system or addressing the economic distress his unilateral decisions to shut some business down is causing.
WHAT: Reps. Greg Rothman (R-Mechanicsburg), Barb Gleim (R-Carlisle), Sheryl Delozier (R-Lower Allen), Torren Ecker (R-Mount Holly Springs) and Sen. Mike Regan (R-Cumberland/York) will volunteer at the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank to pack boxes for those in need of food assistance in central Pennsylvania in recognition of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
HARRISBURG – A group of state lawmakers performing extensive analysis of election data today revealed troubling discrepancies between the numbers of total votes counted and total number of voters who voted in the 2020 General Election, and as a result are questioning how the results of the presidential election could possibly have been certified by Secretary of the Commonwealth Kathy Boockvar and Governor Tom Wolf. These findings are in addition to prior concerns regarding actions by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the Secretary, and others impacting the conduct of the election.
HARRISBURG – House Majority Whip, Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Armstrong/Clarion/Forest), has named Rep. Barb Gleim (R-Cumberland) to serve as a deputy whip in the 2021-22 Legislative Session, which begins in January.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Barb Gleim (R-Cumberland) joined 69 of her House colleagues in filing an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Texas v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, State of Georgia, State of Michigan and State of Wisconsin.
HARRISBURG – Four members of the House Economic Growth Caucus – Reps. Barb Gleim (R-Cumberland), Mike Jones (R-York), Valerie Gaydos (R-Allegheny) and Dawn Keefer (R-York) – today applauded the efforts of House leadership for voicing support for House Bill 1737 at a press conference in Hanover on Monday.
HARRISBURG – Last night, Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed legislation authored by Rep. Barb Gleim (R-Cumberland) that would have provided a lifeline to family farmers in Pennsylvania. This measure would have provided no-fault limited liability protections for farmers offering agritourism events when they open their land to the public for a fee.
HARRISBURG – Legislation protecting farmers from frivolous lawsuits is on the governor’s desk to sign or veto, Rep. Barb Gleim (R- Cumberland) said today.
HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives today approved legislation authored by Rep. Barb Gleim (R-Cumberland) that would create a statewide standard allowing farmers to host Agritourism or Agritainment activities on their farms.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Barb Gleim (R-Cumberland) joined a group of Pennsylvania lawmakers today to call for investigatory hearings and a legislative-led audit of the 2020 General Election, demanding that election results not be certified until a comprehensive audit is completed. Members delivered the following statement:
HARRISBURG – Rep. Barb Gleim (R-Cumberland) Rep. Barb Gleim (R-Cumberland) issued the following statement today after an effort to override Gov. Tom Wolf’s veto of House Bill 2787, legislation to support parents and students failed by a vote of 130-71:
HARRISBURG – Rep. Barb Gleim (R-Cumberland) today condemned the “decision” by the 5-2 majority of partisan Democrats on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to allow unattended drop-off boxes for ballots and removal of a party from the ballot for the Nov. 3 elections.
HARRISBURG – Lancaster County state Rep. Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) has been elected to serve as the 141st speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives by a majority vote. He was sworn in to serve out the 2019-20 legislative session.
“We will continue protecting the rights of all voters and will reject and fight back against any effort to disenfranchise Pennsylvania voters. The right of the people of Pennsylvania, working through the General Assembly, to pass laws remains equally important to maintaining a representative democracy, and we will continue to fight for this right.”
HARRISBURG – Members of the Pennsylvania Senate and House of Representatives representing Cumberland County are pleased to announce they voted to send nearly $23 million in COVID-19 relief to Cumberland County commissioners to distribute to small businesses and organizations adversely affected by the governor’s orders and regulations over the last three months. The delegation, which consists of Reps. Barb Gleim (R-Cumberland), Greg Rothman (R-Cumberland), Torren Ecker (R-Cumberland/Adams), Dawn Keefer (R-Cumberland/York), Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland) and Mark Keller (R-Perry/Cumberland); and Sens. Judy Ward (R-30), Mike Regan (R-31) and Doug Mastriano (R-33), issued the following statement:
HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Wolf yesterday vetoed legislation approved by both chambers of the General Assembly, only to turn around 120 minutes later to enact the same measure by executive fiat.