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Scarnati Receives American Conservative Union Award

November 1, 2013

State Senator Joe Scarnati has received the “2013 Conservative Award” on behalf of the American Conservative Union (ACU) Foundation.

Charlie Gerow, CEO of Quantum Communications presented Scarnati with the award at the State Capitol in Harrisburg. more»

Search Panel for Tioga County Judicial Vacancy Announced

October 31, 2013

Today individuals have been requested to serve on a search panel to recommend a nominee for the Tioga County President Judge vacancy, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25).

The three individuals who will serve on the bipartisan search panel are Erick Coolidge, Bill Hebe and Sue Vogler.
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Thompson Statement During First Public Meeting for 2013 Farm Bill Reauthorization Conference Committee

October 31, 2013

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, Chairman of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy & Forestry today delivered the following statement during the first public meeting for the 2013 Farm Bill Conference Committee, which is charged with resolving differences between the House and Senate-passed Farm Bills. more»

Thompson Joins Bipartisan Coalition Introducing Bill to Delay

October 30, 2013

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, R-Howard, has joined a bipartisan coalition of Members of Congress in introducing the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act (H.R. more»

State Senate Passes Bills to Improve Small Games of Chance Law

October 28, 2013

The State Senate has approved two bills that would significantly improve Pennsylvania’s Small Games of Chance Law, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25), who strongly supported the measures. more»

Area Water Companies Receive PENNVEST Funds to Upgrade Facilities

October 24, 2013

Two facilities in the 25th Senatorial District have been awarded a total of $3.145 million in low-interest loans to make major improvements to their water systems, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25). more»

Marino applauds patent litigation reform bill

October 23, 2013

For Immediate Release
October 23, 2013

Washington, D.C. - Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) introduced bipartisan legislation to address abusive patent litigation practices harming inventors and businesses. more»

Mirabito encourages middle school teachers to try KEEP

October 23, 2013

News releases and media advisories from Rep. Mirabito.

Mirabito votes yes to stop 'shopping' for narcotics

October 23, 2013

News releases and media advisories from Rep. Mirabito.

Thompson: natural gas production growing faster than expected, according to EIA report

October 23, 2013

Remarks as prepared:

"Mr.Speaker, according to a federal report issued yesterday by the Energy Information Administration, natural gas being produced in the Marcellus Shale region is growing faster than expected.

Production has now reached 12 billion cubic feet a day. That’s six times the production rate in 2009. more»

The Fight to End Lawsuit Abuse Continues As PA House Sends ‘Benevolent Gesture’ Bill to Governor

October 22, 2013

HARRISBURG – Another bill to attack the prevalent abuse of Pennsylvania’s civil justice system passed the House today and is on its way to governor’s desk, Majority Leader Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny County) said.

State Senate Approves Bills to Provide Reduced-Fee Hunting & Fishing Licenses to Disabled Vets

October 22, 2013

HARRISBURG – The State Senate has unanimously approved legislation to offer disabled Pennsylvania veterans reduced-fee hunting & fishing licenses, according to Senators Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Lisa Baker (R-20). more»

Work to Repeal and Replace the Affordable Care Act

October 17, 2013

As you know, I have fought hard to repeal and replace the President's Affordable Care Act (ACA), which I believe is disastrous for the American economy and for our health care system. Over the past two terms, I have voted to do just that - to dismantle this flawed law that is driving up costs, jeopardizing seniors’ access to care, and making it harder for small businesses to hire. more»

Scarnati Announces Office of Safe Schools Grants Application Period for 2013-14 Now Open

October 21, 2013

HARRISBURG – Applications are now being accepted for Pennsylvania School Safety Grants, according to Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25). more»

Mayor Announces Nusisance Property Task Force

26 weeks 2 days ago

Mayor Campana has announced the creation of the Nuisance Property Task Force. This committee is made up with city residents who are stakeholders in highly populated rental neighborhoods. They will work with the administration to decrease nuisance properties. Meetings will occur on a monthly basis. more»

Don’t Pay for Property Tax/Rent Rebate Assistance

October 18, 2013

Local residents should be aware that there is no charge to file a state Property Tax/Rent Rebate form and they shouldn’t fall prey to companies offering to submit the forms for a fee, warned Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25). more»

Pennsylvania Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Reauthorization Becomes Law

October 17, 2013

Legislation to reauthorize and extend the Pennsylvania Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) has been signed into law, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson). more»

No Gridlock in PA as Debt Reduction Bill Heads to Governor

October 17, 2013

HARRISBURG – In stark contrast to what is happening in Washington, D.C., the Pennsylvania General Assembly today passed legislation to reform a much-abused state funding program, House Majority Leader Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) announced.

Thompson Supports Measure to End Shut Down, Avoid Potential Default

October 16, 2013

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, Pennsylvania’s 5th District, tonight voted to support H.R. 2775, legislation to re-open the government, allow the U.S. Treasury to continue meeting the nation’s credit obligations, and continue spending reforms put in place by the Budget Control Act. more»

MARINO: “I cannot support this short-term fix that does nothing but kick the can farther down the road”

October 16, 2013

For Immediate Release
October 16, 2013

Washington, D.C. - Tonight, after continued refusals from the Senate to negotiate with House Republicans, the House passed legislation to reopen the federal government though January 15, 2014 and extend the Treasury Department’s borrowing authority through February 7, 2014. more»

Scarnati Announces Passage of Debt Reduction and Transparency Bill

October 16, 2013

The State Senate today approved legislation to require greater transparency and rigorous guidelines for the awarding of economic development grants through the state Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP), according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25). more»

Thompson: Nation benefits when private sector principles are applied; Lessons learned in healthcare profession relevant to good public policy

October 14, 2013

Remarks:

Mr.Speaker:  Prior to being elected to Congress I worked 28 years as a health care provider.

Through working to provide patients with the best possible care, one of the earliest lessons I learned was the principle of “Do No Harm”. more»

Thompson: UN Arms Treaty Agreement a "misguided and dangerous policy"

October 14, 2013

Remarks:

"Mr. Speaker, in October of 2009, the Obama administration reversed the policies of both President Clinton and President Bush by committing the United States to U.N. Arms Trade Treaty negotiations. more»

Thompson Named to Farm Bill Reauthorization Conference Committee

October 14, 2013

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5) today issued the following statement after being appointed to serve on the bicameral conference committee charged with resolving differences between the House and Senate-passed Farm Bills:  more»

Smith Working To Address Clear Creek Bridge Concerns

October 11, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY – House Speaker Sam Smith (R-Jefferson/Indiana/Armstrong) said today that he’s been working closely with state agencies and local officials to expedite the timeline for the reconstruction of the Clear Creek Bridge and to identify a shorter route on which to detour traffic.

PennDOT Answers Questions about Bridge Preservation Work on I-180

27 weeks 2 days ago

PennDOT has been getting recurring questions about the bridge preservation work taking place along Interstate 180 at Montoursville. District Bridge Engineer Lloyd Ayres, P.E., has gathered the most common questions and provides answers to share with all. Here they are.

Why are they always working on the bridge over I-180 at Warrensville Road? more»

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