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.
HARRISBURG – House Democrats today blocked a measure which would have provided the Wolf administration with necessary COVID-19 testing tools it requested to help protect Pennsylvanians and reopen the state. Southcentral region state legislators, including House Appropriations Majority Chairman Stan Saylor (R-Red Lion) and Reps. Torren Ecker (R-Abbottstown), Dawn Keefer (R-Dillsburg), Kate Klunk (R-Hanover), Dan Moul (R-Gettysburg), Seth Grove (R-Dover), Mike Jones (R-York Township), Greg Rothman (R-Camp Hill), Sheryl Delozier (R-Lower Allen Township), Paul Schemel (R-Franklin), Mark Keller (R-Perry/Cumberland) and Barb Gleim (R-Carlisle), issued the following statement:
HARRISBURG – Rep. Barb Gleim (R-Cumberland) today announced that the House of Representatives voted to pass House Bill 2392, legislation she authored along with esteemed colleague Rep. Frank Ryan of Lebanon County.
HARRISBURG –The House today approved Senate Bill 613 to require the governor to follow federal guidelines to determine which businesses are considered life-sustaining, bringing parity to the Pennsylvania business community and keeping in line with practices of surrounding states. In response, area House Republican members, who are House Appropriations Chair Stan Saylor (R-Red Lion) and Reps. Torren Ecker (R-Abbottstown), Dawn Keefer (R-Dillsburg), Kate Klunk (R-Hanover), Dan Moul (R-Gettysburg), Seth Grove (R-Dover), Mike Jones (R-York Township), Greg Rothman (R-Camp Hill), Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland), Mark Keller (R-Perry/Cumberland) and Barb Gleim (R-Carlisle) issued the following statement:
HARRISBURG – After hearing from local business owners, construction workers and others, members of the House of Representatives from York, Adams and Cumberland counties joined together to urge Gov. Tom Wolf to allow construction projects to be completed and to allow workers to return to job sites. Previously, Wolf included construction on the list of “non-essential” businesses, which put a halt to construction projects in Pennsylvania. In response, the members, who are House Appropriations Chair Stan Saylor (R-Red Lion) and Reps. Torren Ecker (R-Abbottstown), Dawn Keefer (R-Dillsburg), Kate Klunk (R-Hanover), Dan Moul (R-Gettysburg), Seth Grove (R-Dover), Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam) Barb Gleim (R-Carlisle), Greg Rothman (R-Camp Hill) and Mike Jones (R-York Township) issued the following statement:
HARRISBURG – Rep. Barb Gleim (R-Cumberland) today announced that her April 2 Coffee and Conversation town hall scheduled for 6:30 at the Dickinson Township Building, 219 Mountain View Rd., has been cancelled.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Barb Gleim (R-Cumberland) today responded to Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2020-19 state budget proposal, issuing the following statement:
HARRISBURG – Rep. Barb Gleim (R-Cumberland) and Sen. Judy Ward (R-30) today announced that Healthy Mom yogurt processor in the 199th District has secured a $97,450 grant to begin developing a new product.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Barb Gleim (R-Cumberland) announced today that she has been appointed by Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding to serve on the State Commission on Agricultural Education Excellence for a three-year term.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Barb Gleim (R-Carlisle) announced today the Cumberland Valley Rails-to-Trails Council Inc. has been awarded a $193,700 grant for the development of the Cumberland Valley Rail Trail in West Pennsboro Township.
HARRISBURG – Reforming school property taxes has been the talk of the General Assembly for decades with numerous proposals put forth. However, mustering the needed votes in the House and Senate for reform has remained elusive.
CARLISLE –Rep. Barb Gleim (R-Cumberland) today announced the speaker for her free Veterans Breakfast for those living in the 199th District. The event will be held at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center, 950 Soldiers Drive, Carlisle.
CARLISLE – To learn more about a variety of businesses throughout southcentral Pennsylvania and the challenges they face in creating good jobs for Pennsylvanians, the House Majority Policy Committee toured several locations in the region this week, according to Policy Chairman Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest).
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.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Barb Gleim (R-Cumberland) today announced that the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) has awarded a $1 million grant to the Cumberland County Industrial Development Authority (CCIDA) to assist with significant renovations to the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet’s building at 5 North Orange St. in Carlisle Borough.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Barb Gleim (R-Cumberland) today announced that $23,977.50 has been awarded to Hamilton Elementary School through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP).
HARRISBURG – The House Agriculture Committee today unanimously 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.