HARRISBURG – Members of the Lehigh Valley Republican Delegation in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives today issued the following statement regarding Gov. Tom Wolf’s announcement that the Commonwealth will continue to welcome Syrian refugees.
Would it surprise you to know more than half a million people in Pennsylvania are employed by the manufacturing sector? That’s right, manufacturing is providing jobs to more than 500,000 individuals and is responsible for contributing $71 billion to our state’s economy. Although many people may think manufacturing in the state died out some time ago, they would be mistaken. In fact, the industry is on the rise, strengthening our economy and providing individuals with quality jobs.
The Pennsylvania General Assembly sent Gov. Tom Wolf a no-tax-increase, balanced budget on June 30, which was the deadline for a budget to be in place for the 2015-16 fiscal year; yet, here we are in October with still no budget agreement. What happened?
HARRISBURG – Rep. Julie Harhart (R-Lehigh/Northampton) today voted with the majority of her colleagues in the House against the governor’s multi-billion tax hike plan to pay for his state budget proposal. She issued this statement following the vote:
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Julie Harhart (R-Lehigh/Northampton) is partnering with Luther Crest and St. Luke’s University Health Network to host a Senior Health Fair on Friday, October 9, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Luther Crest, 800 Hausman Road in Allentown.
HARRISBURG – Due to the continuing state budget impasse, the House and Senate approved emergency funding legislation to provide financial relief to human service providers and schools that rely on state aid to operate, said Rep. Julie Harhart (Lehigh/Northampton).
HARRISBURG – Area senior citizens residing in the 183rd Legislative District are invited to Rep. Julie Harhart’s 21st Annual Senior Expo on Friday, September 18, at Bethany Wesleyan Church in Cherryville.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Julie Harhart (R-Lehigh/Northampton) will offer her monthly veterans outreach hours in her Slatington district office on Thursday, August 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The office is located in the Slatington Borough Hall, 125 S. Walnut St.
Because of Gov. Tom Wolf’s decision to veto the entire state budget presented to him by the General Assembly on June 30, nearly $13 billion in state funds is being withheld from state agencies and organizations that deliver critical services.
HARRISBURG – In a move to update a law impacting the state’s vehicle dealerships, Rep. Julie Harhart (R-Lehigh/Northampton) has authored legislation approved by the state House clarifying that a licensed vehicle salesperson who is employed by a dealer who has an ownership share in more than one dealership, may sell at each of those dealerships.
HARRISBURG – After voting in favor of an on-time, responsible budget that doesn’t increase taxes on hard-working Pennsylvanians, Rep. Julie Harhart (R-Lehigh/Northampton) released the following statement:
Still trying to decide on a vacation destination this summer? Or perhaps just looking for some ideas for a great day trip or weekend getaway? Pennsylvania has lots of great options to explore.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Julie Harhart (R-Lehigh/Northampton) has once again authored legislation to help boost donations for area food banks, with the introduction and House passage of a resolution designating May 9, 2015, as National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive Day in Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG – Reps. Gary Day (R-Lehigh/Berks), Julie Harhart (R-Lehigh/Northampton), Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon), Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill) and Justin Simmons (R-Lehigh/Montgomery/Northampton) issued the following statement after Gov. Tom Wolf’s visit to Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) today:
I think we can all agree the most heinous crimes are those perpetrated against our children, which is why the Pennsylvania Legislature has been diligently working over the past couple of years to enact stronger and better child protection measures.