Jan. 11, 2024

WHAT:     House Republican Policy Committee Chairman Joshua D. Kail (R-Beaver/Washington), Rep. Rich Irvin (R-Huntingdon/Franklin) and other lawmakers will host a hearing titled “Advancing Our Rural Connectivity” to discuss the necessity of rural broadband expansion and how this once luxury item has become a necessity to everyday life. 

WHO:     Kail; Irvin; members of the committee; and the following testifiers: Debra Clark-Loner, executive director, Huntingdon County Business and Industry Inc; Rachel Papuga, project manager, Alleghenies Broadband Inc.; David L. Smead Jr., fire chief, Shavers Creek Volunteer Fire Co.; Dwight Rittenhouse, Rural Broadband Cooperative; and others.

WHEN:     Tuesday, Jan. 16, at noon. 

WHERE:     Bailey Ballroom in Huntingdon County's Bailey Building, 233 Penn St., Huntingdon, PA  16652

LIVESTREAM: Barring any technical difficulties, the hearing will be streamed online at PAGOPPolicy.com.

Media contact: Nancy Nilson, 717-260-6238, nnilson@pahousegop.com