House GOP Policy Committee Hosts Hearing on Consumer-Focused Energy Policy

Mar. 22, 2024 /

House Republican Policy Committee Chairman Joshua D. Kail (R-Beaver/Washington), Rep. Mike Cabell (R-Luzerne), and other lawmakers will host a hearing titled “Balancing Your Budget and Thermostat: Consumer-Focused Energy Policy” to discuss ways to protect consumers by controlling the costs of energy here in Pennsylvania.

O’Neal, Kail Stand Against Governor’s Energy Tax

Mar. 13, 2024 /

HARRISBURG — In response to Gov. Josh Shapiro’s proposed energy plan, released today, March 13, in Scranton, Reps. Tim O’Neal (R-Washington) and Josh Kail (R-Beaver/Washington) issued the following statement:

Safeguarding our Community from Fraud

Feb. 29, 2024 /

WHAT: House Republican Policy Committee Chairman Joshua D. Kail (R-Beaver/Washington), Rep. Joe Hogan (R-Bucks), and other lawmakers will host a hearing titled “Safeguarding our Community from Fraud” to identify vulnerabilities, share preventive measures, and promote a unified approach for community protection against fraudulent activities, particularly elder exploitation.

Removing Obstacles to Opportunity: Building Pennsylvania

Feb. 26, 2024 /

WHAT: House Republican Policy Committee Chairman Joshua D. Kail (R-Beaver/Washington), Rep. Jamie Barton (R-Berks/Schuylkill), and other lawmakers will host a hearing titled “Removing Obstacles to Opportunity: Building Pennsylvania” to address building ordinances and the cost-prohibitive issues developers face when trying to build or renovate in Pennsylvania.

Removing Obstacles to Opportunity: Growing Pennsylvania’s Agriculture

Feb. 26, 2024 /

House Republican Policy Committee Chairman Joshua D. Kail (R-Beaver/Washington), Rep. Mike Stender (R-Northumberland/Montour), and other lawmakers will host a hearing titled “Removing Obstacles to Opportunity: Growing Pennsylvania’s Agriculture” to address permitting and regulations in the agriculture industry that unnecessarily cause delays and stymie Pennsylvania’s growth.

A State Lost in Addiction: Pennsylvania’s Path to Recovery

Feb. 14, 2024 /

WHAT: House Republican Policy Committee Chairman Joshua D. Kail (R-Beaver/Washington), Rep. Marla Brown (R-Lawrence), and other lawmakers will host a hearing titled “A State Lost in Addiction: Pennsylvania’s Path to Recovery” to address the drug crisis that is devastating families and communities all across Pennsylvania.

Removing Obstacles to Opportunity to Save the Cokeburg Dam

Feb. 14, 2024 /

WHAT: House Republican Policy Committee Chairman Joshua D. Kail (R-Beaver/Washington), Rep. Bud Cook (R-Greene/Washington), and other lawmakers will host a hearing titled “Removing Obstacles to Opportunity to Save the Cokeburg Dam” to draw awareness to unnecessary permitting delays that are preventing the restoration of a popular recreational landmark.

Navigating the Future of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Jan. 31, 2024 /

WHAT: House Republican Policy Committee Chairman Joshua D. Kail (R-Beaver/Washington) and other lawmakers will host a hearing titled “Navigating the Future of AI” to increase our understanding of how artificial intelligence technology works in our everyday lives and to discuss how to ensure the responsible use and advancement of the evolving technology.

Strengthening Our Rural Communities

Jan. 11, 2024 /

WHAT: House Republican Policy Committee Chairman Joshua D. Kail (R-Beaver/Washington), Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Mercer) and other lawmakers will host a hearing titled “Strengthening Our Rural Communities” to discuss innovative ways to draw a stronger workforce to rural areas of Pennsylvania. Recruiting a stronger workforce will have positive economic impacts in the areas of the state that are facing population decline.

Advancing Our Rural Connectivity

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.

Kail, Policy Committee Celebrate Continued Funding for Educational Improvement, Opportunity Scholarships Across Pennsylvania

Dec. 13, 2023 /

HARRISBURG – Following the detrimental $150 million cut to educational improvement and opportunity scholarships made by House Democrats, the House Republican Policy Committee, led by Chairman Joshua D. Kail (R-Beaver/Washington), convened a series of hearings titled “Funding our Children’s Future” to demonstrate the impact this decision would have on families, students and educational institutions throughout the Commonwealth. Today, the House voted to include the $150 million in House Bill 301.