Government

Pennsylvania Legislative Leaders Encourage Museums & Historical Societies to Apply for State Grants

February 27, 2014

HARRISBURG – Legislative leaders from the state Senate and House today reminded museums across Pennsylvania to apply for Cultural and Historical Support grants from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. more»

Career and Technical Education Caucus Co-Chairman Rep.Thompson Discusses Importance of National CTE Month

February 26, 2014

Twitter: Video: Recognizing contributions #CTE #education programs make to the America’s economic competitiveness: http://t.co/Q0JJGHcUoQ #jobs — Glenn 'GT' Thompson (@Congress more»

Homeland Security Subcommittee Hearing

February 25, 2014

Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies

Hearing: The Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Authorization and Accountability Act of 2014

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Foreign Affairs Committee Mark-Up

February 25, 2014

Foreign Affairs Full Committee

Mark-Up:

  • H.R. 2548, the Electrify Africa Act of 2013

Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing

February 25, 2014

Judiciary Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law

Hearing: H.R. 2992, the "Business Activity Tax Simplification Act of 2013

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Foreign Affairs Subcommittee Hearing

February 25, 2014

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

Hearing: U.S. Policy Toward Sudan and South Sudan

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Judiciary Committee Hearing

February 25, 2014

Judiciary Full Committee

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

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Homeland Security Committee Hearing

February 25, 2014

Homeland Security Full Committee

Hearing: The Secretary's Vision for the Future -- Challenges and Priorities

Witnesses:

  • The Honorable Jeh Johnson; Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing

February 25, 2014

Foreign Affairs Full Committee

Hearing: International Wildlife Trafficking Threats to Conservation and National Security

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Scarnati Announces $11.8 Million in Rail Freight Grants

February 25, 2014

Three projects in the 25th Senatorial District will receive nearly $11.8 Million in state grants for rail freight improvement projects as a result of Pennsylvania’s Transportation Funding Plan, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson). more»

North Allegheny School District to Receive Safe Schools Initiative Targeted Grant, Says Turzai

February 24, 2014

HARRISBURG – North Allegheny School District will receive a $25,000 Safe Schools Initiative Targeted Grant, Rep. Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) announced today.

Scarnati: Applications Available for Property Tax and Rent Rebates

February 24, 2014

Applications are now available for Pennsylvania’s Property Tax and Rent Rebate Program, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25). more»

Senator Scarnati Announces Safe School Targeted Grants

February 21, 2014

Seven schools in the 25th Senatorial District have been selected by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) to receive Pennsylvania school safety grants, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson). more»

Farmers, Foresters, Conservationists and Researchers Praise Reforms Under Recently Passed Farm Bill

February 21, 2014

Bellefonte, PA – On February 7, 2014, President Obama signed into law the Agricultural Act of 2014, the five-year Farm Bill reauthorization that passed Congress with bipartisan support and reduces annual budget deficits by 16.6 billio more»

MEDIA ALERT – Senator Scarnati to Hold School Safety Grant Announcement Event on February 26

February 20, 2014

A School Safety Grant Announcement Event will be held on Wednesday, February 26th at Central Mountain High School in Clinton County,according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25). more»

Senator Scarnati: Local Schools to Host Financial Aid Completion Sessions

February 19, 2014

Three area educational facilities will host upcoming Financial Aid Completion Sessions for district high school students and their families, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson). more»

Statement on Chesapeake Energy Deduction Practices

February 14, 2014

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) issued the following statement regarding the deduction of post-production costs by Chesapeake Energy.
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Turzai Statement on Speaker Smith Not Running For Re-Election

February 11, 2014

HARRISBURG – House Majority Leader Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny County) issued the following statement regarding the announcement today by Speaker of the House Sam Smith that he will not be running for re-election:

Speaker Smith Not to Seek Re-Election to the Pennsylvania State House

February 11, 2014

HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House, Rep. Sam Smith (R-Armstrong, Indiana and Jefferson counties), has announced that he will not seek re-election in 2014. Accordingly, Smith issued the following statement:

Thompson: "Penn State University’s Lunar Lion Team will make history" "Our commmunity and nation the are proud"

February 11, 2014

Remarks:

"Mr. Speaker, Penn State University’s Lunar Lion Team will make history as the first ever university-led space mission to the Moon.

This group of talented young minds is competing in the Google Lunar XPRIZE competition to land a robotic space craft on the Moon in December of 2015. more»

Recognizing Mount Nittany Middle School Student for Courage and Leadership

February 11, 2014

Remarks:

"Mr. Speaker, I rise to recognize Gareth Prebble, a 6th grade student from Mount Nittany Middle School, in State College, Pennsylvania.

Gareth has hopes of connecting what he refers to – and rightfully so – as the divide between the physically disabled and the rest of the population. more»

Statement on the Retirement of the Speaker of the House of Representatives

February 11, 2014

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) issued the following statement regarding the retirement of Speaker Sam Smith: more»

Senator Scarnati: Pennsylvania Small Business Grants Awarded

February 11, 2014

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has awarded energy efficiency grants to 12 small businesses in the 25th Senatorial District, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson). more»

Smith Says State Agencies Working With Local Governments to Procure Road Salt

February 10, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY -- House Speaker Sam Smith (R-Jefferson/Indiana/Armstrong) said today that state agencies are working to help local municipalities, townships and boroughs that are in urgent need of road salt.

Homeland Security Committee Hearing

February 10, 2014

Homeland Security Full Committee

Hearing: The Secretary's Vision for the Future -- Challenges and Priorities

Witnesses:

  • The Honorable Jeh Johnson; Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Judiciary Committee Mark-Up

February 10, 2014

Judiciary Full Committee

Mark-Up:

  • H.R. ____, the Searching for and Cutting Regulations that are Unnecessarily Burdensome Act of 2014

Foreign Affairs Subcommittee Hearing

February 10, 2014

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

Hearing: The Persecution of Christians as a Worldwide Phenomenon

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