Ryan Supports Tough Sanctions Against Russia, Says More Needed

Mar. 09, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon), Colonel USMCR (Ret), who spent time in eastern Europe in the late 1990s, said he is deeply troubled by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the destruction of its cities and the killing of innocent civilians, including children. Ryan believes the U.S. government and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) could and should be doing more to help them.

Ryan Says Wolf’s $43.7 Billion Budget Plan is Not Based in Reality

Feb. 09, 2022 /

HARRISBURG -- In his annual state budget address today, Gov. Tom Wolf proposed a $43.7 billion budget for fiscal 2022-23, which would increase state spending by a whopping $6.2 billion or 16.6%. That’s $17 million more a day than the current budget. The governor’s budget also proposes to spend the balance of the federal pandemic funding it received.

Ryan Re-Elected Vice Chairman of PSERS Board

Jan. 17, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – The board of the Pennsylvania School Employees’ Retirement System (PSERS) met Thursday and elected Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) to a second term as its vice chairman.

Bill to Impose Term Limits on Judges, Justices Passes Committee

Dec. 13, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Today, the House Judiciary Committee advanced legislation, sponsored by Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon), which proposes to amend the Pennsylvania Constitution to limit the terms of justices and judges serving on state appellate courts.

Pay Freeze Set to Expire, Ryan Vows to Return Gains

Nov. 12, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) introduced legislation in December to extend the pay freeze for public officials that he succeeded in enacting last year. Act 79 of 2020 placed a freeze on Cost of Living Adjustments (COLAs) for the Pennsylvania General Assembly, the governor, lieutenant governor, treasurer, attorney general, auditor general, the heads of departments, members of boards and commissions, and the judiciary through this year. House Bill 583 would have extended the freeze through 2022.

Property Tax Update - By Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon)

Oct. 22, 2021 /

On Aug. 30, 2021, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Republican Policy Committee conceded to my request to hold a public hearing on the property tax elimination efforts that have been going on for decades for others and for over four years for me personally.

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.