HARRISBURG - The Bucks County House Republican Caucus today announced that the House Health Committee will hold a hearing into COVID-19 vaccination distribution in Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG - The House Judiciary Committee today advanced legislation, sponsored Bucks County Reps. Craig Staats and Shelby Labs, which takes aim at a form of child sexual abuse known as “upskirting” whereby an adult takes photos up the skirts of unsuspecting individuals and posts the images online.
HARRISBURG -The House State Government Committee held the first of 14 planned public hearings on election integrity last week at the state Capitol. The intent of the hearings is not to relitigate the 2020 election, but to enable the committee to take a closer look at election laws, processes and procedures to determine if legislative action is necessary.
HARRISBURG - House Republican leaders announced committee assignments for the 2021-22 Legislative Session, reappointing Rep. Craig Staats (R-Bucks) to the Education, Finance, Liquor Control and State Government committees. Staats was also recently named a majority deputy whip in the new session.
HARRISBURG --Today, Rep. Craig Staats (R-Bucks) took the oath of office and officially began his fourth term as a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
HARRISBURG—The Bucks County Republican House Delegation has co-sponsored legislation crafted by Rep. Todd Polinchock (R-Chalfont) to create a new grant program to relieve Pennsylvania’s hospitality industry of the burdens precipitated by the governor’s latest restrictions.
HARRISBURG - House Majority Whip, Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Armstrong/Clarion/Forest), has named Rep. Craig Staats (R-Bucks) to serve as deputy whip in the 2021-22 Legislative Session, which begins in January.
HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Craig Staats (R-Bucks) to permit owners of old hotel liquor licenses to convert them to restaurant liquor licenses is now on its way to becoming law.
HARRISBURG – Today, Rep. Craig Staats (R-Bucks), a member of the House State Government Committee, said the committee passed House Resolution 1100, which directs the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee (LBFC) to coordinate a risk-limiting audit of ballots canvassed in the 2020 general election.
HARRISBURG – Since the Nov. 3 General Election, Rep. Craig Staats (R-Bucks) has received thousands of inquiries from constituents concerning the legitimacy of the election amid reports of voting irregularities and multiple lawsuits filed.
HARRISBURG – Today the House concurred in Senate amendments to a bill, co-sponsored by Rep. Craig Staats (R-Bucks), which would provide much-needed relief to the owners and employees of Pennsylvania’s restaurants and taverns who have been suffering under Gov. Tom Wolf’s COVID-19 mitigation orders.
BENSALEM— During a hearing of the House Majority Policy Committee hosted by Rep. K.C. Tomlinson (R-Bensalem), Dr. David Damsker,?director for the?Bucks County Health Department, announced that while the number of new COVID-19 infections have increased slightly increased, hospitalizations are down.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Craig Staats (R-Bucks), who co-sponsored legislation to ensure government transparency during emergency declarations, is imploring Gov. Tom Wolf to sign the bill. Staats said the bill is needed because Wolf continues to keep Pennsylvania citizens in the dark during the COVID-19 pandemic – a time when information and answers are sorely needed.
HARRISBURG- Republican House Members from Bucks County today issued a letter to House Speaker Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) requesting the House Government Oversight Committee conduct an investigation into the failure of the Unemployment Compensation program.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Craig Staats (R-Bucks) voted with the bipartisan majority in the House last evening on a resolution to end Gov. Tom Wolf’s statewide emergency declaration, which would enable Pennsylvania businesses and residents to go back to work.
HARRISBURG - As Southeastern counties are now expected to be moving into the yellow phase, a bicameral group of Southeast legislators sent a letter to Gov. Tom Wolf urging the reopening of youth sports which are able to follow social distancing and safety guidelines.
HARRISBURG—Rep. Frank Farry (R-Langhorne) has introduced House Bill 2541 to allow local county commissioners, in consultation with local health officials, to reopen businesses in counties during a health emergency if certain criteria are met.
HARRISBURG – After weeks of working to safely and responsibly reopen businesses across the southeast and allow employees to once again start earning a paycheck, members of the Southeast House Republican Delegation are asking the governor to allow retail operators to offer curbside pickup for their customers.
HARRISBURG—A bicameral group of Bucks County legislators submitted a letter in support of the Bucks County Commissioners’ bipartisan effort to ask Gov. Tom Wolf and Pennsylvania Department of Health Secretary Rachel Levine to consider nursing home cases of COVD-19 separate when weighing whether to reopen Bucks County.
HARRISBURG - Nearly two years ago, Rep. Craig Staats (R-Bucks) sent letters to Gov. Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) expressing concern about public health following the discovery of asbestos in the East Rockhill Quarry in East Rockhill Township, Bucks County. At issue was the release of airborne fibrous asbestos from mining and rock crushing activity that threatened the health and safety of nearby school students and residents.