Wolf Reluctantly Allows Transparency Bill to Become Law

Jul. 27, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) expressed relief that the Wolf administration will no longer be able to keep Pennsylvania citizens in the dark during the COVID-19 pandemic – a time when information and answers are sorely needed. Last evening, Gov. Tom Wolf permitted a key government transparency bill to become law without his signature.

Ryan Lauds County Action to Secure Funding Denied by Wolf

Jul. 22, 2020 /

HARRISBURG –Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon)offered his support for Lebanon County officials after they filed suit against the Wolf administration today to recover nearly $13 million in federal CARES Act funding the administration is withholding from the county. Ryan released the following statement:

Wolf Administration Announces Targeted Mitigation Efforts in Response to Recent COVID Case Increases

Jul. 16, 2020 /

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and Sec. of Health Dr. Rachel Levine today signed new orders for targeted mitigation efforts in response to the recent rise in COVID cases, primarily in southwest Pennsylvania, but also in other counties in the state, influencing the decision for statewide mitigation efforts for bars and restaurants, gatherings and telework. The new orders take effect at 12:01 a.m., Thursday, July 16, 2020.

Ryan Votes for Interim State Budget While Assessing Ongoing Impact of Statewide Shutdown

May. 27, 2020 /

HARRISBURG - Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) voted Tuesday in favor of a short-term state budget bill that will fund the Commonwealth into November, allowing lawmakers time to assess the fiscal realities of the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting statewide shutdown. After revenue figures are in this fall, lawmakers will work on another short-term plan to fund the balance of the fiscal year.

Ryan Introduces Bill to Freeze Pay for Public Officials

May. 04, 2020 /

HARRISBURG - Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) has introduced legislation to freeze Cost of Living Adjustments (COLAs) for Pennsylvania public officials through 2021 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the financial turmoil it is causing at all levels of government and in the lives of Pennsylvania residents.

Economic Recovery Must Start Now, Ryan Warns

Apr. 09, 2020 /

HARRISBURG: Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) is asking the Wolf administration to support the General Assembly’s plan to help the Commonwealth recover from the economic strain of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rowe, Ryan Bill Would Aid Working Families During Emergency

Mar. 19, 2020 /

HARRISBURG —Reps. David Rowe (R-Union/Snyder) and Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) are sponsoring legislation to suspend the personal income tax and state sales tax to protect working families adversely impacted by mitigation efforts to control the spread of COVID-19.

Ryan Temporarily Restricts Walk-In Service to District Office

Mar. 16, 2020 /

HARRISBURG — Due to the national health emergency, Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) announced this morning that his Palmyra office is closed to walk-in service through March 27 at which time the policy will be reviewed. In the meantime, however, constituents can still contact his office via phone or email for help with any state-related matter.

Ryan Urges Calm; Aims to Chart a Clear Path to Prosperity

Mar. 12, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon), a retired Marine reserve colonel with expertise in economic warfare, urged calm today following the World Health Organization’s declaration that COVID-19 is now a worldwide pandemic that is threatening public health and the world economy.

Ryan Named to Key PSERS Committee, Aims to Restore Solvency

Mar. 11, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Christopher SantaMaria, chairman of the board of trustees of the Public School Employees’ Retirement System (PSERS), has named Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) chairman of the PSERS Audit and Compliance Committee, a key committee as PSERS prepares for its annual audit and moves to address its $44 billion unfunded pension liability.

Wolf’s $36 Billion Budget Ignores Reality, Says Ryan

Feb. 04, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Wolf kicked off the state budget process today, when he delivered his annual budget address to a joint session of the General Assembly. The governor’s budget proposes to spend $36 billion, up $2 billion from the budget approved last June. Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon), a certified public accountant who has been working aggressively on strategies in the House to bring state spending under control, said the governor’s plan is unrealistic and unsustainable.

House Advances Package of Bills to Fight Human Trafficking, Says Ryan

Jan. 23, 2020 /

House Advances Package of Bills to Fight Human Trafficking, Says Ryan

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania ranks 10th in the nation in human trafficking, a form of modern day slavery, but today Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon), a long-time advocate for victims of human trafficking, voted with his House colleagues to pass a package of bills he co-sponsored, which take aim at this worldwide problem. The legislation is now headed to the Senate.

Ryan, Grove Present Plan to Improve PA Financial Outlook

Nov. 20, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Reps. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) and Seth Grove (R-York) held a Capitol news conference today to unveil an aggressive plan to put Pennsylvania on a sound financial course and prevent it from going into default, which they say is inevitable if nothing changes.