Faith and Politics

Today at the PA Capitol: Tuesday, June 8, 2021

  Debate on PA House floor now on Rep. Frank Ryan’s HB 118, the Unborn Child Dignity Act. It would enable parents whose unborn children are lost before birth to claim the remains for cremation or burial at their own expense. PCC supports this bill. @PAHouseGOP @FrankRyanCPA pic.t
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PA Lawmakers Return to Harrisburg; Pro-Life Bills on the Agenda

 The PA House and Senate are back in Harrisburg on Monday after a week away from full sessions. The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference will be watching a number of bills that we have been supporting, including three pro-life issues that will be up for second reading in the House. (There
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This Week at the PA Capitol…..

House and Senate not in session this past week. But there were committee meetings. Both chambers are back in session Monday. Sen. Wayne Langerholc & Sen. Tim Kearney preside over public hearing on transportation reforms and investments in Pennsylvania. It will discuss the DRIVE SM
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Getting to Know….PA Rep. Eric Davanzo

The PA House has just unanimously passed HB 996 by Rep. Eric Davanzo. It would allow for access by members of the clergy to long-term care facilities during an emergency declaration. The PCC supports this measure. Rep. Davanzo spoke on the floor before the vote. @PAHouseGOP pic.twitte
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Getting to Know…PA Rep. Joe Kerwin

We had the chance to talk with PA Rep. Joe Kerwin, a Republican serving Dauphin and Schuylkill Cos. He’s an attorney who is early in his first term in Harrisburg. @PAHouseGOP pic.twitter.com/imchWHwJUZ — PAcatholic (@PAcatholic) June 2, 2021 PA Rep. Joe Kerwin is a life-long Cat
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Getting to Know….PA Rep. Mike Armanini

Had the chance to visit with freshman PA Rep. Mike Armanini of Elk and Clearfield Cos. He’s been very closely involved with Catholic education just about his entire life! @PAHouseGOP pic.twitter.com/eH4XobD65s — PAcatholic (@PAcatholic) May 27, 2021 PA Rep. Mike Armanini talks a
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Getting to Know….PA Rep. Rob Mercuri

Had the chance to visit and talk with Rep. Rob Mercuri of Allegheny Co. this week in his Capitol office. The freshman lawmaker serves in the legislature after spending a number of years serving the country! @RepRobMercuri @PAHouseGOP pic.twitter.com/qGkmBmreJL — PAcatholic (@PAc
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This Week at the PA Capitol

Both the House and Senate were in session this week in Harrisburg. The PA Catholic Conference saw a number of bills passed that we support. That included–in the House– a package of 8 bills to combat human trafficking and a bill to assure that clergy members would not be pr
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This Week at the PA Capitol

Sen. Judy Ward asks long-term care officials today about the threat of lawsuits that may be arising from the pandemic against the industry. Zach Shamberg of PA Health Care Assoc. says they are hoping legislation can prevent opportunistic lawsuits. @PASenateGOP @SenatorJWard pic.twitte
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