HARRISBURG – Today, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed legislation that would invest federal funding in the research and development of a vaccine for COVID-19. The legislation makes $10 million available for vaccine research and development to entities across Pennsylvania.
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.
HARRISBURG – Allegheny County Republican House members today slammed the consolidation of county polls for the June 2 primary which will disenfranchise voters. The state legislators, including Speaker Mike Turzai and Reps. Natalie Mihalek, Jason Ortitay, Bob Brooks, Lori Mizgorski, Mike Puskaric and Valerie Gaydos, issued the following statement:
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.
HARRISBURG — In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the deadline for older adults and Pennsylvania residents with disabilities to apply for rebates on rent and property taxes paid in 2019 has been extended from June 30 to Dec. 31, 2020, the Department of Revenue announced today.
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.
MOON TOWNSHIP — Rep. Valerie Gaydos (R-Allegheny) today announced the School Safety and Security Committee has awarded $356,450 in School Safety and Security Grants to school districts in the 44th Legislative District, including Avonworth, Moon Area, West Allegheny and Quaker Valley School Districts.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Valerie Gaydos (R-Allegheny) recently introduced legislation that would amend the Pennsylvania Constitution, reducing the number of legislative districts in Pennsylvania from 203 to 151.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Valerie Gaydos (R-Allegheny) today issued a statement in response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2020-21 budget address.
WHAT: An informational meeting of the House Insurance Committee on H.B. 2200 (Gaydos), providing a mechanism for employers to join together and negotiate for discounted health insurance coverage in the same way large businesses purchase group insurance benefits. This would reduce costs for small businesses and help employers attract and retain a talented workforce.
WHAT: A press conference to detail and answer questions about a package of bills to fight human trafficking. The package is designed to guarantee the safety of victims, protect their privacy and make it safer for them to testify against their abusers. Since 2007, there have been more than 1,200 human trafficking cases in the Commonwealth.
HARRISBURG – To ensure taxpayer dollars are used to fund the priorities of Pennsylvanians and not being used fraudulently or misspent, Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) and a bipartisan group of lawmakers joined Attorney General Josh Shapiro to unveil a comprehensive plan to guarantee funding is being used on the people who truly need assistance.
HARRISBURG – Seeking to increase transparency in prescription drug pricing, Rep. Valerie Gaydos (R-Allegheny) announced today that House Bill 943, her bill to allow pharmacists to disclose cost-related information to patients, has unanimously passed the House of Representatives.
MOON TOWNSHIP – Rep. Valerie Gaydos (R-Allegheny) today announced that she secured $491,267 in state gaming proceeds to benefit local projects within the 44th Legislative District. The funds were officially approved by the Gaming Economic Development Fund (GEDF).
CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP – Representatives Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) and Valerie Gaydos (R-Allegheny) participated in a sit-down conversation/tour on Wednesday with the ownership and staff of Nicklas Plumbing Inc. and several financial experts to discuss the many benefits and advantages that Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) have for family-owned businesses, communities and the economy.
WHAT: Representatives Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) and Valerie Gaydos (R-Allegheny) will participate in a sit-down conservation/tour with the ownership and staff of Nicklas Plumbing Inc. and several financial experts to discuss the many benefits and advantages that Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) have for family-owned businesses, communities and the economy.
MOON TOWNSHIP – Rep. Valerie Gaydos (R-Allegheny) today announced grants totaling $250,000 for improvements in the municipalities of Crescent, Moon and Ohio townships and Sewickley Borough. The grants were formally approved by the Department of Community and Economic Development.
MOON TOWNSHIP – Rep. Valerie Gaydos (R-Allegheny) today announced $44,325.56 in Safe Schools Grants have been awarded to three school districts in the 44th District by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE).
CRESCENT TOWNSHIP – Rep. Valerie Gaydos (R-Allegheny) will be hosting a Homeowners Association (HOA) Informational Seminar on Thursday, Oct. 3, from 6-8 p.m., at the Crescent Township Volunteer Fire Department, on McGovern Boulevard, State Route 51 in Crescent Township.
HARRISBURG — Rep. Valerie Gaydos (R-Allegheny) today announced the release of $1 million in state funds toward the development of the Pittsburgh Airport Innovation Campus – Phase Two in Findlay Township.