Committees to Examine Closures of White Haven, Polk State Centers

Oct. 17, 2019 /

WHAT: The House Human Services Committee, chaired by Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks), and the House Health Committee, chaired by Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren), will hold a public hearing on the decision by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services to close the White Haven and Polk state centers.

Brown, House Health Committee Host Public Hearing Discussing Impact of Tick-Borne Illnesses in PA

Sep. 09, 2019 /

EAST STROUDSBURG – Continuing to shed light on the current health crisis caused by Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases in the Commonwealth, Rep. Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) along with Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Crawford/Forest/Warren), chairwoman of the House Health Committee, and other committee members held a public hearing to talk with local and state officials and their recommendations about how the state can combat this crisis.

Rapp Announces $1 Million in Funding to Transform University of Pittsburgh at Titusville into Premiere 21st Century Career Training Hub

Aug. 01, 2019 /

TITUSVILLE — Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest announced today that a $1 million grant from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) has been awarded to the Titusville Redevelopment Authority to renovate, upgrade and configure the Haskell Library building at the University of Pittsburgh at Titusville, with funds to be matched by the University of Pittsburgh.

Northwestern PA Lawmakers Negotiate Budget Deal to Halt Cost-Doubling Changes to Medical Assistance Transportation Program

Jun. 27, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – State Reps. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest), Brad Roae (R-Crawford/Erie), Lee James (R-Venango/Butler), Tedd Nesbit (R-Mercer/Butler) and Parke Wentling (R-Crawford/Erie/Lawrence/Mercer) today announced the conclusion of their successful negotiations to include as part of the budget a requirement in the Human Services Code to bring greater transparency, accountability and taxpayer savings in funding the state Medical Assistance Transportation Program (MATP).

Rapp Full Lyme Disease Coverage Legislation Clears PA House

Apr. 11, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsored by House Health Committee Chairman Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) 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 was approved in the Pennsylvania House on Wednesday by a solid bipartisan vote of 158-34.

Lives Worth Living: Commemorating World Down Syndrome Day

Mar. 20, 2019 /

As Majority Chairman of the House Health Committee, I am honored to once again stand together with House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) and my fellow co-chair of the bipartisan House Pro-Life Caucus Rep. Kate Klunk (R-York) to champion legislation which would prohibit the abortion of a child due solely to a diagnosis of possible Down syndrome (House Bill 321).

Rapp Returns as House Health Committee Chairman, Full Lyme Disease Treatment Coverage Among First Priorities

Jan. 03, 2019 /

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.

Rapp Announces $24,000 Awarded to Warren and Crawford Rural Fire Departments

Oct. 11, 2018 /

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.

Rapp Announces $40,000 Sewer Improvement Grant for Bloomfield Township, Crawford County

Sep. 18, 2018 /

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.

Regional College Project Awarded $500k State Grant

Sep. 13, 2018 /

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).

Rapp Emergency Services Seminar Scheduled for Aug. 23

Aug. 14, 2018 /

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.