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Thompson Agriculture Oversight Hearing Exposes Widespread Abuse of Taxpayer Funded Lawsuits

March 26, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Glenn 'GT' Thompson (PA-5), Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee's Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry, held a public hearing to review the impact of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and related litigation on the U.S. Forest Service and National Forest System management. more»

Thompson-Cosponsored Bill to Extend Emergency Relief from Propane Crisis Becomes Law

March 25, 2014

Washington, D.C. – President Obama on Friday signed into law H.R. 4076, the Home Heating Emergency Assistance Through Transportation (HHEATT) Act, a bill cosponsored by U.S. more»

Statement on Letter Sent to the PA Game Commission

March 18, 2014

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Representative Martin Causer (R-67) have issued the following statement regarding the attached letter sent to the PA Game Commission: more»

Thompson Announces 2014 Congressional High School Art Competition

March 18, 2014

BELLEFONTE – U.S. Representative Glenn 'GT' Thompson, PA-5, today announced the 2014 Congressional Art Competition, which aims to showcase the artistic talents of high school students from Pennsylvania’s 5th Congressional District.  The competition is open to students, grades 9-12, who are residents of the 5th District. more»

Donetta M. D’Innocenzo Confirmed as Pennsylvania Senate Chief Clerk

March 17, 2014

Donetta M. D’Innocenzo was unanimously confirmed today as the Chief Clerk for the Pennsylvania State Senate.  D’Innocenzo is the first woman to be sworn-in as Chief Clerk of the Pennsylvania State Senate, according to Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson). more»

Statement on Clear Creek Bridge Re-Opening

March 14, 2014

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) issued the following statement regarding the re-opening of the Clear Creek Bridge in Jefferson County: more»

Scarnati Urges Volunteer Fire Companies to Apply For Grants

March 14, 2014

Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25) is encouraging local volunteer fire companies to apply for state grants to help with training and equipment purchases to fight brush and forest fires. more»

Trout Stocking Schedules Available, Says Smith

March 13, 2014

HARRISBURG – With trout season opening Saturday, April 12, House Speaker Sam Smith (R-Jefferson, Indiana, Armstrong) announced today that his district offices in Punxsutawney and Brookville are supplied with free copies of 2014 trout stocking schedules.

PA House Votes to Condemn Academic Bigotry

March 13, 2014

HARRISBURG – Universities are special places for open debate and a free exchange of differing ideas, but the American Studies Association (ASA) believes differently, House Majority Leader, Rep. Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny County) said today, as he announced the united opposition of the full House of Representatives to the ASA’s boycott against the State of Israel and Israeli academic institutions.

Bill Ending Exemption Allowing Stalking, Harassment and Threats of Violence Heads to Senate

March 13, 2014

HARRISBURG – Highlighting a special state criminal code exception for business management and labor unions in the Commonwealth, the House voted to prohibit stalking, harassment and threats of violence for everyone, House Majority Leader Rep. Mike Turzai said today.

Millionaire Strolling Strings perform at state Capitol

March 13, 2014

News releases and media advisories from Rep. Mirabito.

House passes Marino's RAPID Act with bipartisan support

March 6, 2014

For Immediate Release
March 6, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2641, the Responsibly and Professionally Invigorating Development (RAPID) Act of 2013, sponsored by Representative Tom Marino (PA-10). more»

Bills to Reduce Home Energy Costs Advance, Including Thompson-Cosponsored Measure to Address Propane Shortages

March 6, 2014

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives this week passed a series of legislative measures that will improve energy efficiency and decrease home heating and electricity costs, including a bill sponsored by U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, PA-5, the Home Heating Emergency Assistance Through Transportation (HHEATT) Act (H.R. more»

Speaker Smith Issues Statement on the Death of Former Representative Hal Mowery

March 5, 2014

HARRISBURG – House Speaker Samuel H. Smith issued the following statement today after learning of the death of former representative and senator, Hal Mowery, Jr.:

Scarnati, Causer Announce Grant to Liberty Township for Sewer, Water Services

March 5, 2014

Improvements make way for job retention, creation in region more»

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