House Republicans Unveil Bills to Drive the Commonwealth’s COVID Comeback

Oct. 09, 2020 /

WHAT: Rep. Josh Kail (R-Beaver/Washington), House Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) and other state representatives will unveil a pro-jobs, recovery-focused legislative package designed to achieve Pennsylvania’s better normal. The initiative, “Commonwealth’s COVID Comeback,” would rebound the economy by incentivizing manufacturing with no new taxes or fees following the pandemic.

Kail Announces Grant for District

Sep. 25, 2020 /

CENTER – Rep. Josh Kail (R-Beaver/Washington) announces a $70,000 Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) grant for additional development of Morris Township Community Park in Washington County.

Kail to Host Telephone Town Hall Meeting on Sept. 3

Aug. 24, 2020 /

CENTER – Rep. Josh Kail (R-Beaver/Washington) will host a telephone town hall meeting for residents of the 15th Legislative District on Thursday, Sept. 3, beginning at approximately 5:30 p.m. The program will consist of an update on state-related issues and a question-and-answer session.

Mihalek, Kail and O’Neal to Introduce Resolution Designating September 2020 as ‘Pennsylvania Business Month’

Jul. 30, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Recognizing that Pennsylvania has a deep and rich history steeped in business and industry, and acknowledging the significant hardships that local businesses have faced during the COVID-19 pandemic, Reps. Natalie Mihalek (R-Allegheny/Washington), Josh Kail (R-Beaver/Washington) and Tim O’Neal (R-Washington) announced they plan to introduce a resolution designating September 2020 as “Pennsylvania Business Month.”

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:

Kail to Host Household Paper Shredding Event on July 18

Jul. 13, 2020 /

CENTER – Rep. Josh Kail (R-Beaver/Washington) will be hosting an Identity Theft Prevention and Community Shredding Event for households of the 15th District on Saturday, July 18, from 9-11 a.m. in his district office parking lot, 3648 Brodhead Road, Monaca.

Kail to Host Household Paper Shredding Event on July 18

Jul. 02, 2020 /

CENTER – Rep. Josh Kail (R-Beaver/Washington) will be hosting an Identity Theft Prevention and Community Shredding Event for households of the 15th District on Saturday, July 18, from 9-11 a.m. in his district office parking lot, 3648 Brodhead Road, Monaca.

Kail Authors Vulnerable Workers Protection Act

Jun. 03, 2020 /

CENTER – As Pennsylvanians across the state begin to return to work in accordance with the governor’s phased reopening plan, Rep. Josh Kail (R-Beaver/Washington) drafted legislation that would protect vulnerable workers and workers with vulnerable family members living in their homes.

Kail Votes to Safely Reopen PA’s Businesses

May. 28, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Josh Kail (R-Beaver/Washington)issued the following statement after voting in favor of a measure that would eliminate Gov. Tom Wolf’s widespread COVID-19 business restrictions:

Kail to Cancel Events Because of COVID-19

May. 21, 2020 /

CENTER – As the governor prohibits events with more than 25 people even in the yellow phase of reopening, Rep. Josh Kail (R-Beaver/Washington) was forced to cancel three events: Donuts and Discussion events on Friday, May 22, and Friday, June 5, as well as a REAL ID event on Friday, May 29.

The Consent of the Governed

May. 19, 2020 /

Some have questioned the county commissioners’ decision in Beaver and across the state to stand against Gov. Tom Wolf, calling it an affront to the rule of law. The rule of law is critical, and the processes in place are essential to maintain a civil, ordered and free society.

Kail Responds to Wolf’s Plan to Reopen Part of PA

May. 01, 2020 /

CENTER – Rep. Josh Kail (R-Beaver/Washington) issued the following statement regarding Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan to move to the next phase of reopening in the northwest and north central regions of the state:

Kail Offers Virtual Event in Place of Canceled Donuts and Discussion Event

Apr. 30, 2020 /

MONACA – Rep. Josh Kail (R-Beaver/Washington) will be hosting a telephone town hall meeting on Friday, May 8, at approximately 1:10 p.m. in place of the Donuts and Discussion event that was scheduled to be held in person that day from 8:30-10 a.m. The program will consist of a COVID-19 legislative update and a question-and-answer session.

Kail Supports Easing UC Backlog, Allowing People to Work Safely

Apr. 14, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Josh Kail (R-Beaver/Washington) joined his colleagues in voting for legislation that would allow people to safely return to work rather than continue to force them to wait for unemployment benefits that are significantly delayed.

Bernstine, Kail Urge Governor to Explore Use of Ellwood City Hospital

Mar. 27, 2020 /

WHAT: Reps. Aaron Bernstine (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence) and Joshua Kail (R-Beaver/Washington) will hold a Facebook press conference after drafting a letter to Gov. Tom Wolf and asking him to issue an executive order to use potential assets of the former Ellwood City Hospital due to the coronavirus crisis. The facility closed its emergency department in December 2019 for numerous safety violations. Months later, the parent company shut down the entire hospital and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.