HARRISBURG – Rep. Craig Staats (R-Bucks) was presented with the Institute for Legislative Analysis (ILA) “Charlie Gerow Award: Defender of Limited Government.”
HARRISBURG – Today, state Rep. Craig Staats (R-Bucks) stands with the nation of Israel and strongly condemns the recent terrorist attacks from Hamas that began last weekend. He issued the following statement:
HARRISBURG – Rep. Craig Staats (R-Bucks) criticized Gov. Josh Shapiro Thursday for his continued lack of transparency and unwillingness to work with the state Legislature regarding his implementation of an automatic voter registration system in Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Craig Staats (R-Bucks) said Thursday he will soon be introducing legislation to put more teeth in campaign finance law compliance when third parties request documentation of reimbursements not already itemized in campaign finance reports.
I was, I think along with many of you, at least hopeful with the tone of Gov. Josh Shapiro’s February budget address to our state. The governor promised greater unity in our government, pledging he would personally help bridge the gap between our divided legislature. Sadly, Gov. Shapiro has not held up his end of the bargain on a promise he made.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Craig Staats (R-Bucks) this week hosted a House Policy Committee hearing at Upper Bucks County Technical School (UBCTS) focused on opportunities, workforce outcomes and challenges of career and technical education schools throughout Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Craig Staats (R-Bucks) has recently been appointed to serve on the Commission on Education and Economic Competitiveness for the 2023-24 Legislative Session.
HARRISBURG –Rep. Craig Staats (R-Bucks) has been reappointed to the Education, Liquor Control and State Government committees and will serve as deputy chair of the Policy Committee for the new session. Staats was also named again as chairman of the Education Subcommittee on Career and Technical Education (CTE).
As February is Career and Technical Education Month, I want to remind everyone, especially our high school students unsure of the path forward, that careers are not one-size, fits-all, and neither is higher education.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Craig Staats (R-Bucks) was again named to serve as a deputy chair for the House Republican Policy Committee during the 2023-24 Legislative Session.
HARRISBURG—Reps. Craig Staats (R-Quakertown) and Shelby Labs (R-Plumstead) today announced that the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) has approved a grant to extend public drinking water to homes that currently use wells contaminated by PFAS, a fire suppressant linked to cancer.
HARRISBURG – With Election Day looming, Reps. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) and Dawn Keefer (R-York/Cumberland) were joined by more than a dozen of their House colleagues in sending a letter to acting Secretary of State Leigh Chapman today, insisting that she immediately issue a directive to county election officials on the proper handling of absentee and mail-in ballots.
HARRISBURG – The House this week approved a measure with bi-partisan support to cut the Corporate Net Income Tax (CNIT) on Pennsylvania businesses, announced Rep. Craig Staats (R-Bucks), who voted in favored of the legislation.
HARRISBURG – Klover SEPA, Inc. of Richland Township has acquired Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RCAP) funding for manufacturing expansion, Rep. Craig Staats (R-Bucks) announced.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Craig Staats (R-Quakertown) this week hosted a House State Government Committee hearing to allow Bucks County and other residents from Southeast Pennsylvania to offer testimony on the upcoming congressional redistricting process.
HARRISBURG – On Tuesday, Oct. 19, the House State Government Committee will be holding a hearing, hosted by Rep. Craig Staats (R-Quakertown), to gain input from residents on the congressional redistricting process.
HARRISBURG – This week, the House passed legislation sponsored by Rep. Craig Staats (R-Bucks) to make disease-related reporting fall under the Right-to-Know Law, permitting it be public knowledge.
HARRISBURG- Republican House members from Southeastern Pennsylvania crafted and passed a historic measure to extend the governor’s emergency order, permitting additional relief to areas affected by the remnants of Hurricane Ida. This was the first time an emergency order from the governor was extended by the state Legislature.
DOYLESTOWN - Reps. Craig Staats (R-Bucks) and Chris Quinn (R-Delaware) announced the introduction of a legislative package to better protect children in the Pennsylvania child welfare system. The bills are crafted in honor of Grace Packer, a 14-year-old girl who was murdered in Bucks County by her adoptive mother and her adoptive mother’s boyfriend in 2016.
WHAT: Reps. Craig Staats (R-Bucks) and Chris Quinn (R-Delaware) will be joined by Bucks County District Attorney Matt Weintraub in unveiling a legislative package to better protect children in the Pennsylvania foster care and adoption system. The bills are crafted in honor of Grace Packer, who was murdered by her adoptive mother and her adoptive mother’s boyfriend in 2016.