Government

Thompson Amendment Included in National Defense Policy Act; Measure Headed for Senate Consideration Next Week

December 12, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House passed a series of bills with bipartisan support, including H.R. 3304, the National Defense Authorization Act of 2014, by a vote of 350-69, and H. J. Res. more»

Smith Says Jefferson County Municipalities to see Increase in State Funding for Roads

December 12, 2013

HARRISBURG – House Speaker Sam Smith (R-Jefferson) said today that Jefferson County municipalities are projected to receive a collective increase of more than $1.5 million in state funding over the next five years for local road construction and maintenance programs.

Scarnati Announces Two Projects in the 25th Senatorial District to Receive $4.4 Million in State Grants

December 12, 2013

Two Rail and Aviation Projects in the 25th Senatorial District will receive $4.4 Million in State Grants, according to Sen. Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson).

Scarnati explained that the aviation and rail freight improvement funding was approved by the State Transportation Commission this week. more»

Smith Comments on Grant Awards for Community Parks in Reynoldsville, Brookville and Cherry Tree

December 11, 2013

HARRISBURG – House Speaker Sam Smith issued the following statement in response to the announcement that Reynoldsville and Cherry Tree boroughs each received state grants to rehabilitate community parks and Brookville Borough received a grant to develop an historic town square through DCNR’s Community Conservation Partnerships Program (C2P2).

Thompson Advances Fight Against Health Care Law’s Mandates on Volunteer Firefighting and Emergency Organizations

December 11, 2013

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Glenn 'GT' Thompson (PA-5) today joined fellow Members of Congress in holding a press conference to discuss the introduction of the Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act (H.R. more»

Scarnati Announces Donetta D’Innocenzo to Serve as Chief Clerk of the Senate

December 11, 2013

HARRISBURG – Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson) today announced that Donetta M. D’Innocenzo has been selected to serve as Chief Clerk for the State Senate. more»

Judiciary Committee Hearing

December 9, 2013

Judiciary Full Committee

Hearing: Asylum Abuse: Is it Overwhelming our Borders?

Homeland Security Committee Hearing

December 9, 2013

Homeland Security Full Committee

Hearing: Help Wanted at DHS: Implications of Leadership Vacancies on the Mission and Morale

Witnsses: more»

Foreign Affairs Joint Subcommittee Hearing

December 9, 2013

Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations and Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa

Hearing: Iran's Persecution of American Pastor Abedini Worsens

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Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing

December 9, 2013

Foreign Affairs Full Committee

Hearing: Afghanistan 2014: Year of Transition

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Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing

December 9, 2013

Foreign Affairs Full Committee

Hearing: The Iran Nuclear Deal: Does It Further U.S. National Security?

Witnesses:

  • The Honorable John F. Kerry; Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State

Foreign Affairs Joint Subcommittee Hearing

December 9, 2013

Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Glocal Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations and Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa

Hearing: Human Rights Abuses in Egypt more»

Marino’s Constituent Service Centers accepting Toys for Tots donations

December 6, 2013

For Immediate Release
November 22, 2013

WHAT:   All three of Rep. Tom Marino’s Constituent Service Centers will be accepting donations on behalf of the Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots program.  Donations should be appropriate for children ages 0 to 16 and all toys should be new and still in original packaging. more»

Scarnati: Senate Committee Passes Legislation to Improve Pennsylvania’s Elk Hunting License Program

December 6, 2013

This week the Senate Game & Fisheries Committee advanced legislation to improve Pennsylvania’s elk hunting license program, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25). more»

From the House Floor: Harmful impact of health care law on hospitals

December 4, 2013

Remarks:

Mr. Speaker, there has been much documented and published about the problems resulting from the Affordable Healthcare Act.

Millions of Americans are waking up to the cancellation of health insurance policies that they have depended on to meet their families’ needs at an affordable price. more»

Scarnati: Westfield Business Park Designated a Keystone Opportunity Zone

December 4, 2013

The Westfield Business Park in Tioga County has been designated a Keystone Opportunity Zone by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, announced Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25). more»

The President's promise to Americans "if you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan"

December 2, 2013

Dear Friends,

It was a gamble for the President to promise Americans "if you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan".   more»

Foreign Affairs Subcommittee Hearing

December 2, 2013

Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations

Hearing: Their Daughters Appeal to Beijing: 'Let Our Fathers Go!'

Witnesses: more»

Foreign Affairs Subcommittee Hearing

December 2, 2013

Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations

Hearing: The United States' Post-Typhoon Response in the Philippines

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Judiciary Committee Hearing

December 2, 2013

Judiciary Full Committee

Hearing: The President's Constitutional Duty to Faithfully Execute the Laws

Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing

December 2, 2013

Judiciary Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law

Hearing: The Bankruptcy Code and Financial Institution Insolvencies

 

Marcellus Goliath Transforms Region to Gas Trade: Energy Markets (Bloomberg)

November 27, 2013

Bloomberg: Marcellus Goliath Transforms Region to Gas Trade: Energy Markets
By Christine Buurma - Nov 26, 2013

Beneath the rolling pastures and woodland of western Pennsylvania, a corner of Appalachia dotted with Victorian main streets and white church steeples, a radical shift is under way. more»

Thompson Discusses Pathways to Educational and Career Success with Forest County High School Students

November 27, 2013

TITUSVILLE, PA – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, PA-5, yesterday delivered remarks to Forest County High School students during visits to East Forest High School, in Marienville, Pa., and West Forest High School, in Tionesta, Pa.     more»

Scarnati: Transportation Funding Plan Will Aid PA Timber Industry

November 26, 2013

The timber industry in Pennsylvania will soon see significant benefits as a result of the Commonwealth’s newly enacted Transportation Funding Plan, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25). more»

Motorists Urged to Use Caution with Winter Weather, Heavier Holiday Traffic

20 weeks 3 days ago

With winter weather affecting much of Pennsylvania and the Thanksgiving travel period under way, PennDOT today urged motorists to use caution and allow extra time to reach their destinations. more»

Senator Scarnati Applauds Ruling in Obamacare Religious Freedom Case

November 22, 2013

HARRISBURG – Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25), today, announced his support for a U.S. District Court ruling on Thursday which delayed the implementation of certain mandates contained in Obamacare on the Catholic Dioceses of Pittsburgh and Erie. more»

Local Group Home Not Approved for Housing Criminals

November 22, 2013

Just for Jesus Homeless Outreach shelter in Brockway has been denied state approval to house criminals who are under supervision of the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25). more»

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed for Thanksgiving

21 weeks 8 hours ago

Driver Licensing, Motor Vehicle Services Available Online  The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation today announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed < more»

PennDOT Specifies Facts Regarding Transportation Funding

21 weeks 8 hours ago

 As the impact of the state’s proposed Transportation Funding plan is discussed, PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch urges that these facts be referenced:

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Commissioner Doyle Discusses Pipeline in Marcus Hook, PA

21 weeks 8 hours ago

Yesterday, U.S. Federal Maritime William P. Doyle, addressed the Executive Committee of the National Lieutenant Governors Association (NGLA) at their Executive Committee Meting in Little Rock, Arkansas. He addressed new U.S. export opportunities that were not part of the blue prints when the expansion project began in 2007. more»

Smith Touts Over $1 Million in Impact Fee Dollars Returning to Region

November 22, 2013

HARRISBURG – House Speaker Sam Smith announced today that three local projects have received over $1 million in funding through the state’s Abandoned Mine Drainage Abatement and Treatment Program.

Smith Supports Transportation Funding Plan to Improve Local Bridges and Highways

November 22, 2013

HARRISBURG – House Speaker Sam Smith today voted in support of a transportation funding plan that will invest $2.3 billion in the state’s infrastructure network. The plan includes funding for the improvement of specific highways, roads and bridges in the 66th Legislative District, including a significant increase in the funds municipalities receive to maintain local roadways.

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