Ryan Wins Battle for Data that Kept Lebanon County Closed in Pandemic

Sep. 16, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) won a major victory this week when the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) finally surrendered data he requested more than a year ago. At issue is the data the Wolf administration used to prevent Lebanon County businesses from reopening following the statewide shutdown.

Reps. Ryan, Diamond Call Foul on PA Health Secretary’s Claims

Sep. 01, 2021 /

HARRISBURG -Republican state lawmakers Frank Ryan and Russ Diamond, both of Lebanon County, are calling out Pennsylvania’s acting secretary of Health for inaccurate comments she made concerning the Annville-Cleona football team and COVID-19. They issued the following statement:

Hearing Highlights Challenges of Property Tax Elimination in PA

Aug. 30, 2021 /

HARRISBURG - Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon), a leading advocate for property tax elimination, hosted a public hearing of the House Majority Policy Committee at the Lebanon Valley Expo Center today to examine the complexities of property tax elimination in Pennsylvania and gain a better understanding of what is needed for such a plan to be successful.

Ryan to Host Public Hearing in Lebanon on Property Tax Elimination

Aug. 24, 2021 /

WHAT: Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) and the House Majority Policy Committee, will hold a public hearing next week in Lebanon to take testimony from Pennsylvania’s leading proponents and opponents of property tax elimination. Ryan has long supported property tax elimination and believes it would be advantageous for his constituents, but it is a complex issue across the Commonwealth. The hearing will provide the committee and public with a deeper understanding of these complexities.

Ryan Implores DOJ to Investigate PA Nursing Home Deaths

Jul. 30, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) is calling on the U.S. Department of Justice (DOH) to reconsider its decision to drop its investigation into COVID-19 related deaths among patients and staff at Pennsylvania nursing homes.

House Republican OIF/OEF Veterans Critical of Biden Administration’s Hasty Withdrawal from Afghanistan

Jul. 15, 2021 /

HARRISBURG –Rep. Francis X. Ryan (R-Lebanon), a retired Marine Reserve Colonel and veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, was joined by Reps. Rob Mercuri (R-Allegheny), Abby Major (R-Armstrong), Tim O’Neal (R-Washington), and Tracy Pennycuick (R-Montgomery), in expressing grave concerns and reservations about the Biden administration’s withdrawal from Afghanistan, which is well underway and nearly complete.

Ryan’s Dynamic Scoring Bill Becomes Law

Jul. 09, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) that would help the General Assembly to better track and anticipate state spending became law today without the governor’s signature.

House Passes Voting Rights Protection Bill

Jun. 22, 2021 /

HARRISBURG - Today, the House passed comprehensive election reform legislation aimed at improving the security and accessibility of Pennsylvania elections, and would help restore voter confidence, according to Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon).

Comprehensive Voting Rights Protection Bill Unveiled

Jun. 11, 2021 /

HARRISBURG - This week, legislation co-sponsored by Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) was introduced, which would change Pennsylvania’s election process to restore integrity, faith and trust in elections. The legislation follows a series of 10 public hearings this spring by the House State Government Committee of which Ryan is a member.

House Passes Ryan’s “Unborn Child Dignity Act”

Jun. 09, 2021 /

HARRISBURG: Late this afternoon, the House passed legislation sponsored by Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon), to give parents who suffer miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy or stillbirth the right to claim their child’s remains for proper cremation or burial at their own expense.

Ryan Stands by Unborn Child Dignity Bill, Prays for Naysayers

Jun. 04, 2021 /

HARRISBURG - Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) is offering prayers for Montgomery County Commissioner Chairwoman Val Arkoosh after she mischaracterized his legislation to give parents who suffer miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy or stillbirth the right to claim their child’s remains for proper cremation or burial at their own expense.

House Committee Passes Ryan’s “Unborn Child Dignity Act”

May. 27, 2021 /

HARRISBURG ? This week, the House Health Committee advanced legislation sponsored by Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) that would enable parents whose unborn children are lost to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy or stillbirth the right to claim their child’s fetal remains for cremation or burial at their own expense.

Package Aims to Curb Human Trafficking, Protect Victims

May. 26, 2021 /

HARRISBURG -Human trafficking is the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of people through force, fraud or deception, for forced labor or sexual exploitation. On Tuesday, the House passed a package of bills, co-sponsored by Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon), that would make it easier to prosecute human traffickers and protect victims.

Ryan Bill for Bipartisan Study to Ensure PA Solvency Passes House

Apr. 07, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – By a vote of 113-88, the House today advanced legislation sponsored by Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) that would establish a bipartisan Keystone Solvency Operating Study (SOS) Commission to help improve the Commonwealth’s financial standing and outlook.

Ryan Bill Would Provide a Clearer Picture of PAs Financial Status

Mar. 16, 2021 /

HARRISBURG - Today, the House approved legislation sponsored by Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) that would give Pennsylvania’s Independent Fiscal Office (IFO) dynamic scoring capability, which would enable it to produce more informative and impactful calculations to help state lawmakers make more informed decisions concerning the Commonwealth’s financial future.

Wolf Budget Ignores Financial Forecast, Ryan Says

Feb. 03, 2021 /

HARRISBURG ? Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) said Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2021-22 budget plan ignores the significance of the Independent Fiscal Office’s (IFO) five-year revenue projections, the state’s risks to growth and proposes to “cure” Pennsylvania’s $2 billion structural deficit with a 46% Personal Income Tax hike on working Pennsylvanians. Despite claims that certain income would be excluded from taxation, the governor’s proposal ignores economic reality and the trends of higher costs related to the needs of seniors, the impact of the pandemic on our citizens, and devastation created by excessive shutdown orders.

Ryan Questions Top Election Official About Election Processes

Jan. 22, 2021 /

HARRISBURG ? The House State Government Committee held the first of 14 planned public hearings on election integrity this week at the state Capitol. The intent of the hearings is not to relitigate the 2020 election, but to enable the committee to take a closer look at election laws, processes and procedures to determine what legislative action may be necessary.