Down Syndrome Protection Bill Passes Senate Committee, Turzai Says

Nov. 19, 2019 /

HARRISBURG –Speaker of the House of Representatives Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) today announced that the Senate Health and Human Services Committee, chaired by Sen. Michele Brooks (R-50), reported legislation that protects the lives of unborn children who have been diagnosed with Down syndrome.

Turzai to Hold Rally Against Gov. Wolf’s Attack on Charter Schools

Nov. 15, 2019 /

WHAT: House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) and officials with Philadelphia Charters for Excellence (PCE) will host charter school parents, students and educators at the state Capitol to rally against Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposal to drastically cut funding to Pennsylvania’s charter schools. Philadelphia has the state’s largest concentration of charter schools. The schools are in such demand in the city that more than 30,000 students are on charter school waitlists.

Speaker Secures Grants for Vincentian Academy

Nov. 13, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House of Representatives Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) today announced that his office obtained grant funding for Vincentian Academy to help pay for needed work on heating and cooling systems.

Speaker Reiterates Support for Energy Economy, Skilled Trades

Oct. 30, 2019 /

HARRISBURG –Speaker of the House of Representatives Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) today issued the following statement regarding Mayor Bill Peduto’s attack on the natural gas and petrochemical industry at a conference in Pittsburgh.

Speaker Announces Grant for Pine Community Park

Oct. 25, 2019 /

HARRISBURG –Speaker of the House of Representatives Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) today said he is pleased to have obtained a state grant for Pine Township to purchase and install a handicapped-accessible splash pad at Pine Community Park.

Guest Chaplain Prayer Restored Today in House, Speaker Announces

Oct. 21, 2019 /

HARRISBURG –Following the August decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit upholding the chamber's traditional session-opening Prayer practices, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Guest Chaplain Program resumed today, Speaker of the House of Representatives Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) announced.

Turzai, Cutler and Advocates Outline ‘Energize PA’ Accomplishments and Plans

Sep. 16, 2019 /

WHAT: Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny), Majority Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) and House colleagues will join representatives of labor, manufacturing and business to discuss “Energize PA,” a pro-growth, pro-jobs legislative package that facilitates job creation and redevelops infrastructure with no new fees or taxes. Introduced in April, one of the bills in the package is law, two are in position for a Floor vote, one is in the Senate and others will be considered by committee this fall.