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HARRISBURG – Now officially serving in her first full term as the state House Health Committee Chairman, Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) announced today that she is reintroducing legislation (formerly House Bill 174) that would require health insurers to cover treatment plans for Lyme disease or related tick-borne illnesses as prescribed by a patient’s health care practitioner.
WARREN — In conjunction with Fire Prevention Week, Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) announced today that five rural fire departments in the 65th Legislative District have been awarded approximately $24,017 in grant funding. The funds are to be used for training and equipment purchases directly related to fighting brush and forest fires.
TITUSVILLE — Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) announced today that the sewer system located in Bloomfield Township, Crawford County, will receive a much-needed boost through a grant from the Commonwealth Financing Authority’s Small Water and Sewer program. Approximately $40,000 has been awarded to the Bloomfield Township Sewage Authority to assist with necessary pump station upgrades.
WARREN — The Warren County Development Association (WCDA) was awarded a $500,000 state grant to develop permanent office facilities for the Northern Pennsylvania Regional College in Warren, according to Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) and Senator Scott Hutchinson (R-21).
WARREN — Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) is extending a special invitation to all dedicated first responders across the 65th District to attend her upcoming Emergency Services Seminar on Thursday, Aug. 23.
HARRISBURG — Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) today joined the growing number of House members in rejecting Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed change to the Basic Education Funding Formula.
HARRISBURG — Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) presented a condolence resolution on the floor of the Pennsylvania House yesterday in honor of K9 Officer Choper, a member of the Conewango Township Police Department, that tragically lost his life in the line of duty during a training exercise on June 6, 2018.
HARRISBURG — Legislation sponsored by Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) that would make Pennsylvania the next state to prohibit the sale of electronic cigarettes, e-cigars, JUULs and other related vaping products to minors (House Bill 2226) unanimously passed the state House today for the second consecutive legislative session.
HARRISBURG – As part of an ongoing effort to help contain costs and bring about real reform to Pennsylvania’s welfare system, PA House Health Committee Chairman Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) convened a voting meeting last week to advance legislation sponsored by Rep. Jim Cox (R-Berks/Lancaster) which would prevent criminals convicted of distributing drugs from receiving welfare benefits.
HARRISBURG – As part of an ongoing effort to help contain costs and bring about real reform to Pennsylvania’s welfare system, PA House Health Committee Chairman Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) convened a voting meeting on Tuesday to advance two pieces of legislation which would give more Pennsylvania families an opportunity to improve their quality of life, while tackling waste, fraud and abuse from within the current system.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) completed her first official action as PA House Health Committee chairman by convening a voting meeting today to advance legislation which would prohibit the abortion of a child due solely to a diagnosis of possible Down syndrome.
HARRISBURG — Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Forest/McKean) today announced that she has been appointed by Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) to serve as chairwoman of the House Health Committee.
WARREN — Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) announced today that 40 fire departments and ambulance organizations throughout Crawford, Forest and Warren counties have been awarded approximately $411,804 from a grant program administered by the Office of the State Fire Commissioner.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest), who serves as majority chair of the bipartisan House Pro-Life Caucus, issued the following statement today regarding Gov. Tom Wolf’s veto of legislation, she originally introduced, to update Pennsylvania’s Abortion Control Act to ban horrific late-term dismemberment abortions (Senate Bill 3):
HARRISBURG – Legislation originally sponsored by Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) to update Pennsylvania’s quarter-century-old Abortion Control Act to reflect major advances in science, medical technology and health care (Senate Bill 3), was approved in the Pennsylvania House today by a strong bipartisan margin of 121-70.