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.
HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed House Bill 1300, sweeping election reform legislation that passed by the General Assembly last week.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HARRISBURG - Upon learning of Lebanon County Sen. Dave Arnold’s passing today after losing his battle with brain cancer, Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) issued the following statement:
HARRISBURG -House Republican leaders have announced committee assignments for the 2021-22 Legislative Session, reappointing Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) to the Aging and Older Adult Services, Finance, State Government, and Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness committees.
HARRISBURG - Today, Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) took the oath of office and officially began his third term as a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
HARRISBURG – A group of state lawmakers performing extensive analysis of election data today revealed troubling discrepancies between the numbers of total votes counted and total number of voters who voted in the 2020 General Election, and as a result are questioning how the results of the presidential election could possibly have been certified by Secretary of the Commonwealth Kathy Boockvar and Governor Tom Wolf. These findings are in addition to prior concerns regarding actions by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the Secretary, and others impacting the conduct of the election.
HARRISBURG - On Thursday, Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) joined 69 other members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly in filing an amicus curiae or friend-of-the-court brief with the Supreme Court of the United States in the Texas case challenging the administration of the 2020 General Election in Pennsylvania and three other states.
HARRISBURG - Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) will sponsor legislation next month aimed at preventing child abuse and neglect like that which killed 12-year-old Maxwell Schollenberger of Annville.
HARRISBURG - Last month, the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records (OOR) ordered the Wolf Administration to comply with a Right-to-Know (RTK) request, filed by Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon), which seeks justification for the administration’s delay in re-opening Lebanon County businesses, action Ryan said caused unnecessary hardship on the business owners and their employees.
HARRISBURG – Today, Gov. Tom Wolf signed a bill sponsored by Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) that will freeze Cost of Living Adjustments (COLAs) for state government officials beginning Dec. 1, 2020, through Nov. 30, 2021.