Gaydos Disappointed in Failed Attempt to Override Wolf’s COVID-19 Disaster Emergency

Sep. 02, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Valerie Gaydos (R-Allegheny) today expressed disappointment following the failure of the House to override Gov. Tom Wolf’s COVID-19 Disaster Emergency veto, on the 180th day following issuance of his original declaration. The representative issued a statement after today’s vote on House Resolution 836, which needed to pass by a two-thirds majority required by the Constitution.

Gaydos, Moon Township to Host Free ID Theft, Shredding Event

Sep. 01, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – In order to prevent personal information from being used fraudulently, Rep. Valerie Gaydos (R-Allegheny), along with Moon Township, will host an Identity Theft and Shredding Event on Saturday, Sept. 12, to give residents of the 44th Legislative District a chance to safeguard themselves against identity theft by having their personal documents securely destroyed.

Gaydos to Conduct Live Telephone Town Hall Meeting Aug. 26

Aug. 24, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Valerie Gaydos (R-Allegheny) will host a telephone town hall meeting Wednesday, Aug. 26, beginning at 6:45 p.m. The representative will be discussing mental health risks and concerns during the coronavirus pandemic. Gaydos will be joined by Dr. Tim Murphy, PhD, a licensed psychologist, specializing in resilience and recovery.

Gaydos Highlights Need for Medicaid Payment Reform

Jul. 31, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Legislation to curb improper payments by Pennsylvania’s Medicaid system recently passed the House of Representatives as House Bill 2353. The bill’s prime sponsor, Rep. Valerie Gaydos (R-Allegheny), made the following statement in light of its passage:

Gaydos’ Prescription Drug Pricing Bill Signed into Law

Jul. 23, 2020 /

HARRISBURG — Rep. Valerie Gaydos (R-Allegheny) today announced that her legislation to increase transparency and consumer choice in the prescription drug marketplace has been signed into law as Act 67 of 2020.

Allegheny, Washington County Legislators Urge Governor to Sign Bill to Address Access to Public Records during Disaster Emergency

Jul. 22, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – House Republican members from Allegheny and Washington counties today expressed outrage at Gov. Tom Wolf’s statements that he plans to veto a government transparency bill (House Bill 2463) that addresses access to public records during a disaster declaration and received unanimous support from the Legislature. In response, Reps. Jason Ortitay (R-Allegheny/Washington), Bob Brooks (R-Allegheny/Westmoreland), Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette), Valerie Gaydos (R-Allegheny), Josh Kail (R-Beaver/Washington), Natalie Mihalek (R-Allegheny/Washington), Lori Mizgorski (R-Allegheny), Tim O’Neal (R-Washington) and Mike Puskaric (R-Allegheny/Washington) issued the following statement:

Gaydos Issues Statement on Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) Vote

Jul. 08, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Valerie Gaydos (R-Allegheny) today issued the following statement regarding the passage of House Bill 2025, which would require legislative approval before Pennsylvania could impose a carbon tax on electric generation, manufacturing or other industries operating in the Commonwealth, or enter into any multi-state program, such as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), that would impose such a tax.

Gaydos Votes to Terminate Gov. Wolf’s Emergency Declaration

Jun. 09, 2020 /

“By terminating this declaration, we are by no means proclaiming that the coronavirus is eradicated,” Gaydos continued. “What we are doing is standing up for our state’s businesses and putting an end to the harmful restrictions that have cost countless Pennsylvanians their livelihoods.”

Gaydos Demands Greater Transparency from Secretary Levine, Department of Health

May. 20, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Valerie Gaydos (R-Allegheny) has asked House Health Committee Chairman Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) to schedule a public hearing to demand greater transparency from the Department of Health with respect to the inputs and criteria used by the governor and the department in making decisions regarding COVID-19. Chairman Rapp has confirmed a hearing will be scheduled in the near future.

Speaker Turzai, Members of the Allegheny County Delegation Ask Secretary of Health to Allow Hospitals to Open in Allegheny County

Apr. 27, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House Mike Turzai, joined by members of the Allegheny County House delegation, sent the attached letter to Dr. Rachel Levine, secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, requesting she allow hospitals and health systems in the Allegheny County area to reopen to allow for the treatment of COVID-19 patients as well as the pre-planned, medically necessary surgeries that are currently being prevented.

Gaydos Suspends Walk-In Services Over COVID-19 Concerns

Mar. 16, 2020 /

MOON TOWNSHIP – Rep. Valerie Gaydos (R-Allegheny) today announced that, effective immediately, her district office in Moon Township will suspend walk-in constituent services until further notice due to concerns about the coronavirus.