HARRISBURG – On Tuesday, PA House Health Committee Chairman Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) made the most of her final voting meeting in 2019 by advancing legislation which would institute a moratorium on Gov. Tom Wolf’s mandated closures of the Polk and White Haven State Centers (Senate Bill 906).
HARRISBURG – On Thursday, legislation sponsored by PA House Health Committee Chairman Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) to prohibit the sale of electronic cigarettes, e-cigars, JUULs and other related vaping products to minors was unanimously concurred in the state House and now moves on to the governor’s desk.
WASHINGTON D.C. – On Nov. 15, PA House Majority Health Committee Chairman Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) was invited to take part in President Donald J. Trump’s White House announcement of two historic administrative actions to fulfill his commitment to make health care prices more affordable, more transparent and more competitive than ever before.
HARRISBURG – On Wednesday, the Pennsylvania House unanimously approved House Resolution 478 which honors renowned college football coach John William Heisman on his 150th birthday. The resolution was sponsored by Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest).
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.
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.
WHAT: Rep. Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) will be hosting Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Crawford/Forest/Warren), chairwoman of the House Health Committee, and other committee members for a public hearing to discuss Lyme disease and tick-borne illnesses as well as obstacles, suggestions, current endeavors and future concerns to be considered.
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.
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).
WARREN – Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) will be hosting a REAL ID informational event on Saturday, June 15, at the Days Inn, 210 Ludlow St., Warren, PA, beginning at 10 a.m.
Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, and Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest), chairman of the House Health Committee, will host a joint public hearing on marijuana use and Second Amendment rights in Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG – Two pro-life bills championed by State House Health Committee Chairman Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) are moving forward this week.
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.
HARRISBURG – Two bills and one resolution sponsored PA House Health Committee Chairman Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) are moving forward this week.
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).
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.