Lawmakers Demand ID Verification and Proper Handling of Absentee, Mail-in Ballots

Oct. 25, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – With Election Day looming, Reps. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) and Dawn Keefer (R-York/Cumberland) were joined by more than a dozen of their House colleagues in sending a letter to acting Secretary of State Leigh Chapman today, insisting that she immediately issue a directive to county election officials on the proper handling of absentee and mail-in ballots.

Ryan to Host Highway Dedication Ceremony Honoring Lebanon County Hero

Sep. 06, 2022 /

WHAT: Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) will host a ceremony marking the designation of a portion of Route 72 in Lebanon County as the William G. Carpenter Highway. Carpenter, who has lived a life of public service, is a decorated U.S. Army veteran with service in Vietnam, a long-time Lebanon County Commissioner and former member of Cornwall Borough Council. Ryan sponsored Act 23 of 2022, which designates the stretch of Route 72 from the Lancaster/Lebanon county line to the Lebanon city line at North Cornwall Township in Carpenter’s honor.

PA Lawmakers Warn SEC Some Corporations May be Putting Investors, Beneficiaries at Risk; Urge Investigation

Jun. 30, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) and about two dozen of his House colleagues sent a letter to the enforcement division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) today, raising concerns that publicly traded corporations are increasingly becoming involved in environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues outside their stated mission, which “creates a moral hazard for the organization, the investing public, the employees and an entire supply chain.” They contend the fiduciary responsibilities of boards of directors must be examined as corporations go down this uncharted path.

Ryan, Diamond, Gebhard to Hold REAL ID Seminar in Lebanon

Jun. 21, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – State Reps. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) and Russ Diamond (R-Lebanon), and Sen. Chris Gebhard (R-Dauphin/Lebanon/York), will hold a REAL ID seminar in Lebanon to inform constituents about the REAL ID law and the process for obtaining a REAL ID before next spring. Enforcement of the REAL ID Act will begin May 3, 2023.

Register Now to Attend Ryan’s Concealed Carry Seminar

Jun. 13, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – Together with the Palmyra Sportsmen’s Association, Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) announced today he will host a Concealed Carry Seminar next month for residents of the 101st Legislative District.

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.