Celebrating 100 Days as Your PA State Representative
We recently hit 100 days since I was officially sworn-in to represent the good people of the 44th Legislative District. Since swearing-in day on Jan. 1, I have hit the ground running and as promised, I am working hard in Harrisburg to fight for fiscal responsibility, government accountability and strengthening our Commonwealth’s business climate.
Here are some highlights of my first 100 days in office:
- Appointed to serve on the highly active House Education, Health, Commerce and Liquor Control Committees.
- Appointed to serve as the chairman of the Economic Development Subcommittee under the House Commerce Committee.
- Co-sponsored 32 House Bills and three Resolutions, many of which foster good government initiatives.
- Prime sponsored two bills and one resolution:
- House Bill 885 (Municipal Debt Reform – Performance Bonds) This would help protect taxpayers by ensuring that municipal contracts are adequately backed by performance bonds. It was introduced on March 11 and unanimously voted out of the Local Government Committee, as amended.
- House Resolution 215 (Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month) – passed the House unanimously.
- House Bill 943 (Prohibition of ‘Gag Clauses’ by PBMs) - This would help reduce a patient’s out-of-pocket costs for prescription medications by enabling pharmacists to share information about best prices for medications. It was introduced April 29 and was referred to the House Health Committee.
- Hosted three PennDOT REAL ID informational seminars to help constituents address the complexities of the REAL ID program.
- Honored and celebrated four retiring soldiers at the 316th Summit Command for their many years of dedicated service.
- Met with local government officials/boards of supervisors to discuss current events/issues - including superintendents from Quaker Valley School District, Moon School District, and Avonworth School District and looking to meeting with supervisors of North Allegheny.
- Toured and visited local schools/educational facilities throughout the 44th - including Moon Area School District, Our Lady of the Sacred heart (OLSH), The Watson Institute, Sewickley YMCA, Holy Family Institute and Robert Morris University - to discuss educational initiatives that will benefit our students and help prepare them to enter the workforce. Our district has some of the best educational facilities in the state!
- Participated in the “Women in the Technical Trades Day” at Rosedale Technically Institute.
- Honored three Boy Scouts who received the high and prestigious rank of Eagle Scout.
- Helped over 275 constituents deal with the bureaucracy of state-government and helped them with PennDOT paperwork, property tax rent rebate applications and other state-related issues.
I look forward to continuing to serve the people of the 44th and continuing my efforts to fight for lower taxes, responsible spending and smaller government.
As always, I am available to meet or talk about the issues that are important to you and our district!
Pennsylvania State Representative
44th Legislative District