Congressman Barletta Addresses Current Situation In Egypt

WASHINGTON — 11th Congressional District Representative Lou Barletta released the following statement regarding the recent situation in Egypt. “Like so many in the 11th Congressional District, I have been closely following the ongoing events taking place in Egypt,” Barletta said. “I continue to hope for peace in the region, and though the ongoing crisis remains […]

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Pitts On Judge Ruling Obamacare Unconstitutional

Today in Pensacola District Court, Federal Judge Roger Vinson ruled that Obamacare’s individual mandate to purchase health insurance is unconstitutional. Noting the lack of a severability clause, Judge Vinson struck down the entire law.

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Pennsylvania Republicans, Democrats Join In Bipartisan Super Bowl Bet With Wisconsin Counterparts

HARRISBURG — Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement regarding the decision of Pennsylvania Republicans and Democrats to set aside partisan differences and make a Super Bowl wager with their bipartisan Wisconsin counterparts: “As a lifelong Pittsburgh Steelers fan, I am pleased to join my Democrat counterpart Jim Burn and support Steeler […]

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Obama’s Groundhog Day Appearance Reminder Of Failed Policies

HARRISBURG — Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s upcoming visit to State College on February 2nd. “Pennsylvanians soundly rejected President Obama’s job-killing, failed policies last November, and by electing Republicans like U.S. Senator Pat Toomey, Governor Tom Corbett and Lt. Governor Jim Cawley who are spearheading real […]

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Stevenson Joins Effort To Reduce Youth Sports Injuries

Joined by former professional football players and an official from the National Football League (NFL), Rep. Dick Stevenson (R-Mercer/Butler) enlisted his support this week to legislation to protect young athletes. “Every trauma to the brain — especially those occurring on the playing field — must be carefully treated, as any impact or other medical conditions […]

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Alloway Re-Introduces Legislation To Expand Self-Defense Law

HARRISBURG — Senator Richard Alloway II (R-33) re-introduced legislation today that would expand the Castle Doctrine in Pennsylvania to protect gun owners who act in self-defense. Alloway’s bill (SB273) would remove the “duty to retreat” clause when an individual is threatened by an attacker in any place that individual has a right to be, including […]

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Senate Majority Policy Committee Examines Local Impacts Of Marcellus Shale Drilling

HARRISBURG — The Senate Majority Policy Committee, chaired by Sen. Ted Erickson (R-26), held a public hearing Wednesday exploring the local impacts of Marcellus Shale drilling. The committee discussed issues that communities must address when dealing with the impact of drilling. Testifiers included county government officials, statewide local government organizations, county conservation districts, emergency management […]

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Thompson Questions President’s Commitment To Energy Security, Job Creation

WASHINGTON — Yesterday, Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson participated in two of the first congressional oversight hearings of the 112th Congress under the new Republican-led majority. Thompson’s first hearing with the House Education & Workforce Committee, entitled “State of the American Workforce,” focused on the Administration’s efforts to grow the economy and support job creation. Among the […]

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PA Democrats Pick Politics Over Reform

HARRISBURG — Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement supporting PA House Majority Leader Mike Turzai and Pennsylvania House Republicans in their efforts to start the process of passing meaningful reforms through the state legislature: “Last November Pennsylvanians sent a clear message to all members of the state legislature demanding significant reforms […]

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NRCC Chairman Pete Sessions To Keynote 2011 Lincoln Day Dinner

HARRISBURG — Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason is pleased to announce that U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX), the Chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), will be featured as the keynote speaker during the Republican Party of Pennsylvania’s Annual Lincoln Day Dinner, to be held on Friday, February 11, 2011.”As Chairman of […]

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