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:
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»
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.
Area Senior Community Centers can now apply for state grants of up to $150,000 from the Pennsylvania Department of Aging to improve their programs, services and facilities, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25). more»
Washington, D.C. – Today, the president signed into law bipartisan legislation championed by U.S. Representative Tom Marino (PA-10) that will make it a federal offense to attend an organized animal fight and will impose additional penalties for taking minors to such events. more»
Hamlin, PA – Today, the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center announced the award of a contract to Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers for primary care, telehealth and women’s health services in Honesdale, Pennsylvania. more»
Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Agricultural Act of 2014, a five-year Farm Bill reauthorization, by a vote of 251-166. The bill was produced by the House-Senate conference committee that was charged with resolving differences between the House and Senate-passed Farm Bills. U.S. more»
Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Conference Report to H.R. 2642, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 (FARRM Act). The legislation includes $16.6 billion in net savings and provides long term stability for our nation’s agriculture industry. more»
HARRISBURG – Bigotry is wrong and cannot be tolerated is the message Pennsylvania House Leaders are sending today with the introduction of a resolution condemning the Academic Studies Association (ASA) boycott against the State of Israel, House Majority Leader, Rep. Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny County) announced today.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, R-Howard, today announced that Pennsylvania State University Football Coach James Franklin will be his guest for the President’s State of the Union Address Tuesday night.
“With the beginning of a new year, we are filled with a sense of optimism and possibility. more»