My Audio Updates
Here you will find audio clips about important events that have taken place during the current and past Legislative Sessions.
Huge Crowd Attends Capitol Rally in Support of Second Amendment Rights in PA - 5/6/2019
An overflow crowd of citizens met in the state capitol rotunda Monday for the annual Rally to Protect Your Right to Keep and Bear Arms. The event, established in 2006, drew dozens of state lawmakers and hundreds of citizens from across the commonwealth in support of the Second Amendment and Article 1, Section 21 of the Pennsylvania Constitution which states: “The right of the citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves and the State shall not be questioned.” Event sponsor Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) was joined by many other pro-Second Amendment state lawmakers as well as speakers from grassroots organizations that support second amendment rights.
Metcalfe Joins Business Leaders in Call for State Regulatory Reforms to Spur Job Creation and Economic Growth - 1/16/2018
House Republican lawmakers and business leaders introduced a package of Regulatory Reforms Tuesday in Harrisburg aimed at improving the state’s business climate and reining-in government regulatory overreach. The bill are based on information gathered in the House State Government Committee’s Regulatory Overreach Report, which included findings from a series of public hearings held across the state last year that included testimony from various employers, organizations and experts on state regulatory policy. The report called for reforms to Pennsylvania’s restrictive regulatory system that is credited with holding back business development, limiting job creation and crippling economic growth. Chairman of the House State Government Committee Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) offered comments on the package of legislation.
Rep. Metcalfe Joins Hundreds of PA Gun Owners at Capitol Second Amendment Rights Rally - 5/22/2017
Hundreds of gun owners and gun rights advocates were joined by a large bipartisan group of lawmakers in the state Capitol rotunda on Monday to voice their support for the second amendment rights of Pennsylvania citizens. This was the twelfth annual second amendment rights rally to be held in Harrisburg and a number of nationally noted speakers shared their perspectives on legislative and judicial efforts to protect and preserve the constitutional right to keep and bear arms. Chairman of the House State Government Committee, Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) was the organizer of the annual spring event.
Rep. Metcalfe Comments on Pennsylvania Open Workforce Initiative - 3/22/2017
A package of legislation designed to protect the rights and freedoms of employees in Pennsylvania was introduced in Harrisburg on Wednesday. The Pennsylvania Open Workforce Initiative package of bills would give employees the right to opt in or out of union membership and would prevent compulsory or “fair-share” union dues by employees who may not support the political activities of their industry’s union.
Metcalfe Comments on Bills to Curb Illegal Immigration - 3/13/2017
A package of bills designed to reduce illegal immigration curtail the government incentives that draw noncitizen aliens to Pennsylvania was unveiled on Monday in Harrisburg. The National Security Begins at Home package of bills would mandate employer compliance with the national E-Verify program, introduce penalties for those who knowingly employ illegal aliens, and require state and local law enforcement compliance with U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement.
Rep. Metcalfe Hosts 2nd Amendment Supporters at State Capitol Rally - 5/24/2016
Gun owners from across the Commonwealth as well as pro-Second Amendment state lawmakers joined together in the state capitol rotunda on Tuesday for the Rally to Protect Your Right to Keep and Bear Arms. For ten years the annual grassroots event has highlighted Second Amendment rights and served as a platform for citizens to lobby for the passage of legislation to protect the firearms rights of Pennsylvania citizens. Comments are available from Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler), who hosted the event in the state capitol.
Package of Right-To-Work Bills Introduced in Harrisburg - 4/13/2016
A package of legislation intended to make Pennsylvania the next Right-to-Work state has been reintroduced in Harrisburg. The six-bill package is designed to protect the individual freedoms of Pennsylvania’s working citizens and energize the economy by ending the practice of compulsory unionism. Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler), prime sponsor of House Bill 1750 said forced unionism is the reason the Commonwealth lags behind other states in job creation.
Lawmakers Introduce Legislation to Address Illegal Immigration Issues - 3/23/2016
Three pieces of legislation designed to address problems arising from an influx of illegal immigrants in Pennsylvania have been introduced in Harrisburg. Lawmakers introduced bills to tackle issues regarding sanctuary cities, employment, and public benefit distribution. Rep. Daryl Metcalfe’s (R-Butler) House Bill 1894 would require all Commonwealth employers to confirm workers’ Social Security Numbers through the federal E-Verify program, ensuring employees are eligible to work.