HARRISBURG – As Republicans and Democrats continue to battle over who controls the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Rep. Valerie Gaydos (R-Allegheny) is calling for elected leaders to get back to work for the people of Pennsylvania.
“When we bicker about who is in charge, the real losers are the people who entrusted us to be their voice in Harrisburg,” said Gaydos. “The mandate set forth by the election held in November is for Republicans and Democrats to work together in a bipartisan manner. I support that mandate; however, despite the results of the federal and state election, we remain a split government.
“Pennsylvania is facing many challenges, from unhindered crime in Philadelphia, cartels trafficking drugs on our highways and employers strangled by high taxes and red tape, to schools not properly preparing our children for the future. We must work as one body to take on these tough issues, and the time is now.”
Gaydos says that her focus mirrors the concerns of her constituents in Allegheny County. “We must join together to ensure that our government advances solutions to encourage economic growth; help small businesses and domestic energy production; responsibly scale back the regulatory environment; lower taxes; and examine education opportunities for future leaders. I will also fight for legislation I have advocated such as affordable health care, landslide protection insurance, reducing the size of the Legislature, eliminating the inheritance tax and fighting bloated government.
“I have always insisted on reaching across the aisle because of my deep belief that only bipartisan efforts will stand the test of time and best serve our Commonwealth’s needs.”
Representative Valerie Gaydos
44th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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