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.

Families Convey Positive Impacts of Educational Improvement, Opportunity Scholarship Programs

Dec. 07, 2023 /

WHAT: House Republican Policy Committee Chairman Joshua D. Kail (R-Beaver/Washington) and other lawmakers will host a hearing titled “Funding our Children’s Future” to raise awareness of the positive impacts of the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) programs, and how they meet the needs of families and students across the entire income spectrum.

Families Convey Positive Impacts of Educational Improvement, Opportunity Scholarship Programs

Dec. 06, 2023 /

WHAT: House Republican Policy Committee Chairman Joshua D. Kail (R-Beaver/Washington) and other lawmakers will host a hearing titled “Funding our Children’s Future” to raise awareness of the positive impacts of the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) programs, and how they meet the needs of families and students across the entire income spectrum.

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.

Lawmakers, Advocates Highlight Democrats’ Disastrous Energy Policies

Oct. 30, 2023 /

WHAT: House Republican Policy Committee Chairman Joshua D. Kail (R-Beaver/Washington), Republican Chairman of the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter), energy advocates and others will highlight the Democrats’ self-destructive energy policies at a press conference and public hearing titled “Stopping Economic Disaster: The Democrats and their Green New Deal.”

Warner, Grimm Krupa Host Policy Committee Hearing to Discuss Broadband, Cell Coverage Concerns for Fayette County, Rural PA

Oct. 25, 2023 /

LEMONT FURNACE – Ongoing efforts to improve broadband and cellphone coverage for rural areas across the Commonwealth was the focus of a House Republican Policy Committee hearing Tuesday in Fayette County. The hearing was hosted by Reps. Ryan Warner (R-Fayette) and Charity Grimm Krupa (R-Fayette), along with committee Chairman Joshua D. Kail (R-Beaver/Washington).

Democrat Tax Code Bill Creates False Policy Choices, Kail Says

Oct. 03, 2023 /

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania House Democrats rammed through a fast-tracked, non-negotiated Tax Code bill Tuesday that Rep. Joshua D. Kail (R-Beaver/Washington) said creates false policy choices and could have been better crafted had Democrats seriously engaged with Republicans in creating the legislation.