Republican Bill Package Addresses Energy Affordability

Mar. 26, 2024 /

HARRISBURG – A group of state House Republicans is introducing a package of bills that will address energy affordability across the Commonwealth. These bills seek to combat Gov. Josh Shapiro’s assault on Pennsylvanians’ wallets when it comes to paying for their energy.

Grants a Big Win for Local Projects, Nelson Says

Mar. 26, 2024 /

HARRISBURG – Local Share Account grants to help local entities complete public works projects and help local police were distributed by the Commonwealth Finance Authority, Rep. Eric Nelson (R-Westmoreland) announced today.

Westmoreland County House Members Respond to Budget Address

Feb. 06, 2024 /

HARRISBURG – After attending Gov. Josh Shapiro’s 90-minute budget address that calls for an 8.4% spending increase, raises the overall spend to a whopping $48.34 billion and blows through nearly $16 billion in surplus funds and Pennsylvania’s Rainy Day Fund, several House members from Westmoreland County issued the follow statements:

New ‘America First of PA’ Caucus Will Focus on PA’s Real Issues

Dec. 13, 2023 /

WHAT: Rep. Eric Davanzo (R-Westmoreland) and other House members will host a news conference to unveil the “America First of Pennsylvania” caucus. This group of legislators will focus on topics and concerns brought forth by hard-working Pennsylvania families whose voices have been silenced since the beginning of the current legislative session.

House Republicans: Gov. Shapiro Must Not Appeal RGGI Decision

Nov. 15, 2023 /

House Republicans: Gov. Shapiro Must Not Appeal RGGI Decision

HARRISBURG – Citing the loss of Pennsylvania jobs, inflated energy prices and lost economic opportunities to other states, several House Republican members today called on Gov. Josh Shapiro to accept the recent Commonwealth Court decision that Pennsylvania’s enrollment in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) is unconstitutional and to appeal it.

House Republicans Call on Shapiro to Not Appeal RGGI Decision

Nov. 15, 2023 /

WHAT: Rep. Eric Nelson (R-Westmoreland) and other House members will discuss the Commonwealth Court ruling on Pennsylvania’s unconstitutional enrollment in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), which would kill energy jobs and raise taxpayers’ energy bills statewide and call on Gov. Josh Shapiro to accept the decision without appeal.

Nelson to Host Firearm Safety and Rights Seminar

Oct. 27, 2023 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Eric Nelson (R-Westmoreland) is inviting the public to attend his Firearms Safety and Rights Seminar on Monday, Nov. 6, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Word of Life Church, 4497 State Route 136 in Hempfield Township.

School Leaders Back Nelson, White Bill to Replace PSSA Testing

Sep. 22, 2023 /

HARRISBURG – With the support of area school superintendents, Rep. Eric Nelson (R-Westmoreland) and Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia), Republican Caucus Secretary, unveiled a plan to eliminate the annual Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) testing system used by public schools and replace it with benchmark testing technology.

Nelson Plan Would Make Higher Education More Affordable

Jun. 21, 2023 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Eric Nelson (R-Westmoreland) introduced a plan to make higher education more affordable for families. The plan would redirect funding for the University of Pittsburgh to be used to increase Pennsylvania’s investment in direct-to-student grants and state-owned universities.

Nelson Plan Would Make Higher Education More Affordable

Jun. 21, 2023 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Eric Nelson (R-Westmoreland) introduced a plan to make higher education more affordable for families. The plan would redirect funding for the University of Pittsburgh to be used to increase Pennsylvania’s investment in direct-to-student grants and state-owned universities.

Rozzi’s Lockdown Holds Back House from Helping Families by Lowering Energy Prices, Says Kail and Nelson

Feb. 06, 2023 /

HARRISBURG— Following today’s hearing on rising energy costs in Pennsylvania, House Republican Policy Committee Chairman Joshua D. Kail (R-Beaver/Washington) and Deputy Policy Committee Chairman Eric Nelson (R-Westmoreland) held a press conference to continue pushing House Speaker Mark Rozzi (D-Berks) and Democrat lawmakers to open the Pennsylvania House so legislators can begin working on policies that lower energy prices to help alleviate families and employers laboring to make ends meet.

Westmoreland Delegation Lauds Broadband Plan

Jan. 19, 2023 /

WESTMORELAND – At a press conference hosted by Westmoreland County officials, plans to bring internet connectivity to unserved communities were heralded by Westmoreland House members.

Lawmakers Demand ID Verification and Proper Handling of Absentee, Mail-in Ballots

Oct. 25, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – With Election Day looming, Reps. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) and Dawn Keefer (R-York/Cumberland) were joined by more than a dozen of their House colleagues in sending a letter to acting Secretary of State Leigh Chapman today, insisting that she immediately issue a directive to county election officials on the proper handling of absentee and mail-in ballots.