HARRISBURG — Legislation authored by Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) to encourage high school students to gain computer science and technology skills is now law. The measure was included in the 2016-17 School Code bill, adopted as part of the annual state budget process.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren) voted in opposition Wednesday to a bill imposing more than $750 million in new taxes to pay for the 2016-17 state budget, which she also voted against in late June.
HARRISBURG — Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) issued the following statement regarding her opposition to the $31.63 billion general fund budget (Senate Bill 1071) due to the $1.6 billion spending increase over last year’s enacted budget.
HARRISBURG – Legislation 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 (House Bill 1948) was approved in the Pennsylvania House today by an overwhelmingly bipartisan margin of 132-65.
HARRISBURG — Legislation sponsored by Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) that would offer reasonable protection for special education students receiving secondary transition services passed the state House on Monday.
WARREN — Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Forest/McKean) and Sen. Scott Hutchinson (R-Warren/Butler/Clarion/Erie/Venango) will host their next Concealed Carry Seminar on Saturday, May 14, from 9-11 a.m. This no-cost seminar will be held at the Warren Holiday Inn, 210 Ludlow Street.
HARRISBURG — Supported by Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest), a concurrent resolution to stop implementation of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Environmental Quality Board’s oil and gas drilling regulations was advanced by the House Environmental and Energy Resources Committee today.
WARREN — Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) announced today that 33 fire departments and ambulance organizations throughout Crawford, Forest and Warren counties have been awarded more than $333,000 from a grant program administered by the Office of the State Fire Commissioner.
Over the past 30 years, massive changes in technology have literally transformed American society. But have ethical standards been able to keep up with scientific improvements? When it comes to pediatrics, that answer is an emphatic ‘no.’
HARRISBURG — Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) issued the following statement regarding today’s House vote to advance a supplemental spending plan (House Bill 1801) to close out the 2015-16 state budget without tax increases and restore funding to agriculture, local schools, hospitals, state prisons and universities that were line-item vetoed by Gov. Tom Wolf on Dec. 29.
HARRISBURG — Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) issued the following statement today regarding Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2016-17 state budget proposal:
HARRISBURG—Sponsored by Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Forest/McKean), legislation directing the Pennsylvania Department of Health to establish the Early Childhood Vision Care Education Program (House Bill 484) was once again unanimously approved by the state House today.
HARRISBURG —Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) announced today that House Bill 1579, which would rename the Route 62 Bridge in Tionesta, Forest County, as the Lt. Col. Michael McLaughlin/AMVETS Post 113 Memorial Bridge, has passed the Pennsylvania House unanimously.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) joined with her Republicans colleagues today in advancing an emergency funding package to deliver critical funding for public education and vital human services that have been withheld due to Gov. Tom’s Wolf’s June 30 veto of the entire state budget.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) today voted with the majority of her Republican colleagues to override vital portions of the state budget vetoed by the governor that would deliver needed funding to schools and human services agencies. Unfortunately, a two-thirds supermajority, which is needed in order to override the governor’s veto, was not attained.