PA House Health Committee to Consider Regulatory Review Act Challenge to School Mask Mandate

Sep. 13, 2021 /

WHAT: PA House Health Committee Majority Chair Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) will convene a voting meeting to adopt a letter requesting a determination from the Commonwealth Joint Committee on Documents on whether the acting Health secretary’s K-12 schools and child care centers indoor masking mandate is subject to the regulatory process and the Regulatory Review Act.

Republican Leaders Request More Detailed COVID-19 Data from Wolf Administration

Sep. 09, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – The Republican leaders of the Pennsylvania General Assembly—President Pro Tempore Jake Corman (R-Centre/Mifflin/Juniata/Huntingdon), Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster), Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward (R-Westmoreland), and House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin)—wrote a letter joined by Senate Health and Human Services Chairman Michele Brooks (R-Crawford/Erie/Mercer/Warren) and House Health Committee Chairman Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) to Gov. Tom Wolf and Acting Health Secretary Alison Beam seeking more specific COVID-19 data from the Wolf administration.

Rapp Announces More Than $425,500 Awarded to Local First Responders

Jul. 22, 2021 /

WARREN — Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) announced today that 39 fire departments and ambulance organizations throughout Crawford, Forest and Warren counties have been awarded approximately $425,535 from a grant program administered by the Office of the State Fire Commissioner.

Health Committee Chair Rapp’s Full Lyme Disease Coverage Legislation Advances for Second Straight Session

Jun. 07, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – For the second consecutive session, legislation sponsored by House Health Committee Chair 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 (House Bill 1033) was advanced in the Pennsylvania House today by a solid bipartisan vote of 136-66.

Rapp Honors Pledge to Advance Landmark Pro-Life Legislation: All Human Life is Valuable

May. 25, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Following through on a promise she made throughout the unprecedented series of public hearings on pro-life and abortion issues, House Health Committee Majority Chair Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) convened a voting meeting on Tuesday and successfully advanced three landmark pro-life bills to the full House for future consideration.

Rapp Votes Again to Empower the People to Stop Wolf’s Abuse of Emergency Powers

Jan. 28, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Answering the people’s demands that Gov. Tom Wolf’s abuse of emergency powers must be terminated and never imposed again, Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) once again joined with her legislative colleagues in advancing a proposed constitutional amendment (House Bill 55) that would empower citizens via voter referendum to decide whether to limit the executive’s authority to declare extended disaster emergencies.

Health Committee Chair Rapp Prioritizes COVID-19 Responses, Drug Pricing, Sanctity of Life Agenda and Other Health Issues

Jan. 25, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Now officially serving her second full term as majority chair of the House Health Committee, Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) announced prior to today’s reorganization meeting that she is once again pursuing an agenda focusing on the sanctity and quality of all human life, which will not only include advancing sweeping pro-life legislation, but also exercising full legislative oversight on Pennsylvania’s plan to deploy the COVID-19 vaccine.

PA Lawmakers: Numbers Don’t Add Up, Certification of Presidential Results Premature and In Error

Dec. 28, 2020 /

PA Lawmakers: Numbers Don’t Add Up, Certification of Presidential Results Premature and In Error

HARRISBURG – A group of state lawmakers performing extensive analysis of election data today revealed troubling discrepancies between the numbers of total votes counted and total number of voters who voted in the 2020 General Election, and as a result are questioning how the results of the presidential election could possibly have been certified by Secretary of the Commonwealth Kathy Boockvar and Governor Tom Wolf. These findings are in addition to prior concerns regarding actions by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the Secretary, and others impacting the conduct of the election.

Rapp Joins State Lawmakers in Calling for Legislative-Led Election Audit

Nov. 10, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Kathy Rapp (Warren/Crawford/Forest) joined with a group of Pennsylvania lawmakers today in calling for investigatory hearings and a legislative-led audit of the 2020 General Election, demanding that election results not be certified until a comprehensive audit is completed.