Rapp Amendment Ensures 65th District Health Systems Exempt from Non-Compete Clause Ban

Mar. 27, 2024 /

WARREN — Rep. Kathy L. Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest), Republican chair of the House Health Committee, announced the committee approved a bill that would ban non-compete agreements in health care employment contracts. House Bill 1633 now includes an amendment that excludes employers under certain conditions in sixth-, seventh- and eighth-class counties, which includes Warren, Crawford and Forest counties. House Bill 1633 now heads to the full House for consideration.

Rapp Announces Nearly $3.2 Million PENNVEST Loan to North Warren

Jan. 24, 2024 /

WARREN — Rep. Kathy L. Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) today announced the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) has approved the North Warren Municipal Authority’s request for a low-interest loan of $3.19 million, which will fund a key infrastructure project.

Rapp Attends Roundtable to Address Rural Health Care

Jan. 18, 2024 /

HARRISBURG — Rep. Kathy L. Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest), Republican chair of the House Health Committee, participated in a Rural Hospitals Roundtable this week in Harrisburg. She issued this statement following the discussion:

Hutchinson, Rapp Urge SEC to Not Allow Rich Elites Control Over Public Lands and Their Natural Resources

Jan. 17, 2024 /

HARRISBURG –Sen. Scott Hutchinson (R-21) and Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-65) have sent a letter to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission opposing a proposed rule change under consideration by the independent agency that would not only negatively impact the Allegheny National Forest (ANF), which includes portions of Warren, McKean, Forest, and Elk counties, but also the communities that host or are adjacent to the federal lands.

Rapp Announces Bills to Boost Access to Dental Care Pass House Health Committee

Oct. 18, 2023 /

WARREN — Rep. Kathy L. Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest), Republican chair of the House Health Committee, announced the committee approved two bills to boost access to dental care in Pennsylvania. House Bill 1417 would restore dental coverage for Medical Assistance recipients. House Bill 1585 would establish access and coverage for teledentistry in Pennsylvania.

Rapp Votes Against Bill Boosting Fines, Regulations on PA Pools

Sep. 28, 2023 /

WARREN — Rep. Kathy L. Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest), Republican chair of the House Health Committee, voted against a bill that would require further regulations on public swimming pools and splash pads in Pennsylvania. House Bill 1565 would also replace the current one-time $10 fee for pool permits with a recurring annual fee of at least $100.

Rapp Applauds $200,000 Grant to Boost Manufacturing Employment

Sep. 21, 2023 /

WARREN — Rep. Kathy L. Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) announced today the Northwest PA Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) will receive a $200,000 Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) grant to support manufacturing programs. The money will go to NWIRC’s “Project Manufacturing Talent Stream,” a program that brings students and other future job seekers on-site to manufacturers to explore career opportunities.

Rapp Disappointed in Lack of Budget Deal as Deadline Looms

Jun. 30, 2023 /

WARREN — Rep. Kathy L. Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest), Republican chair of the House Health Committee, issued this statement following the dismissal of lawmakers from Harrisburg without the passing of a state budget: