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House State Government Committee to Vote on Union Collective Bargaining Transparency Bills
Metcalfe Says Court Ruling Exposes Governor as ‘Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing’ in Battle for Government Transparency
PA House State Government Committee to Hold Second Public Hearing on Pension System Restructuring Legislation
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Here you will find audio clips about important events that have taken place during the current and past Legislative Sessions.
Rep. Metcalfe Comments on House State Government Committee Hearing on Ethics Bill
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Legislation designed to reform Pennsylvania’s Ethics Act by reducing or eliminating the threshold for financial disclosure of gifts to public officials was the topic of a public hearing held by the House State Government Committee on Tuesday in Harrisburg. Committee Chairman Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R- Butler) said the people need to know how much influence special interests have on their elected officials. House Bill 1872 awaits consideration by the House State Government Committee. Chuck Nichols reports... story and bite available.
Rep. Metcalfe Comments at Rally on Paycheck Protection Legislation
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Legislation designed to end the practice of state employer collection of union membership dues and political contributions was the topic of a rally held at the State Capitol in Harrisburg on Wednesday. House Bill 1507 would remove the collection of dues and contributions from bargaining agreements involving public employees in Pennsylvania. Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R- Butler), who hosted the rally, said lawmakers must address a double standard which unfairly benefits public sector unions. House Bill 1507 awaits consideration by the House State Government Committee. Chuck Nichols reports... story and bite available.
Rep. Metcalfe Comments on Attorney General Impeachment Resolution
A resolution to calling for the impeachment of Attorney General Kathleen Kane was the topic of a House State Government Committee Hearing on Tuesday at the State Capitol. Committee Chairman Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R- Butler) said the Attorney General deserves impeachment because her selective prosecution sets a poor precedent for the enforcement of all other laws in the Commonwealth.
Rep. Metcalfe Addresses Hundreds of Gun Rights Supporters at PA Second Amendment Action Day at the State Capitol
Hundreds of supporters of Second Amendment rights and state lawmakers attended Pennsylvania's 9th annual Second Amendment Action Day Tuesday on the steps of the state capitol. Organizer of the rally, Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R- Butler) said he has introduced legislation to limit the ability of the Federal Government to enforce laws that attempt to register, restrict, or ban the ownership or purchase of firearms, magazines and ammunition within the Commonwealth.
Rep. Metcalfe Joined by Arkansas Lawmakers to Warn Against a Proposed Medicaid Expansion Plan for Pennsylvania
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Two Arkansas state lawmakers came to Harrisburg Tuesday to warn members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly against proposals to accept federal funding under provisions of the Affordable Care Act to dramatically expand the state’s Medicaid program. Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) joined the Arkansas lawmakers and said the plan to accept new federal money will swell Pennsylvania’s Medicaid roles by more than 500,000 and make a program that is already unmanageable an even larger burden for Pennsylvania taxpayers. Mike Davies reporting... full story version and stand-alone bite are available.
Rep. Metcalfe Holds Hearing on State Ethics Law, Says Standards for Elected and Appointed Government Officials Need Revision
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Legislation to expand the scope of the Pennsylvania Ethics Act which governs the behavior of those who hold elected or appointed office in the Commonwealth was the focus of a public hearing held Monday by the Pennsylvania House State Government Committee. Committee Chairman Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) cited a number of recent incidents as justification for legislative action to update ethics standards in order to ensure government officials cannot take advantage of their position to benefit themselves, their relatives or associates. From the State Capitol, Mike Davies reporting.
Rep. Metcalfe Says Gas Tax Increases Called for in Pending Transportation Bill the Wrong Approach
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Transportation funding continues to loom over efforts by the General Assembly to complete their legislative tasks before the end of the fiscal year. A multi-year funding bill that originated in the Senate and calls for significant increases in fuel taxes to pay for a wide range of transportation projects is gaining momentum as it moves through the House. But a number of lawmakers spoke out in opposition to the plan on Friday, including Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) who said he remains firmly opposed to any move to increase the burden on Pennsylvania taxpayers. From the State Capitol, Mike Davies reporting.
Rep. Metcalfe Addresses Hundreds of PA Gun Owners at Second Amendment Action Day at the State Capitol
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Hundreds of responsible gun owners rallied on the state Capitol steps Tuesday at the annual Second Amendment Action Day to demonstrate their commitment to preserving gun rights and moving legislation forward at the state level to render any new federal gun laws unenforceable in Pennsylvania. Event organizer Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) said gun rights supporters won a significant legislative victory last year, and intend to continue the fight to protect the constitutional rights of Pennsylvania citizens in this session of the General Assembly. From the State Capitol, Mike Davies reporting... a full story version and bite are available.
Rep. Metcalfe Supports Call to Use Revenue from the Sale of State Liquor Stores for Rebuilding PA’s Transportation Infrastructure
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Legislation to direct revenue obtained from the privatization of the state liquor store system to the rebuilding of Pennsylvania’s roads and bridges was introduced Monday in Harrisburg. House Bill 220 would establish a fund to help pay for the huge backlog of transportation and infrastructure projects targeted by the Governor’s proposed $5.4 billion transportation initiative. Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) said the legislation would help to rebuild the state’s deteriorating transportation system while easing the burden on taxpayers. From the State Capitol, Mike Davies reporting... a full story version and bite are available.
Rep. Metcalfe Introduces Bill to Prevent the Enforcement of any New Federal Gun Control Legislation
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Hundreds of sportsmen and gun owners rallied on the steps of the state capitol in Harrisburg on Wednesday to show support for second amendment rights and hear about legislative efforts to prevent the enforcement of new federal or state gun control laws in Pennsylvania. Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) addressed the rally and announced his new Right to Bear Arms Protection Act, designed to make any new federal gun control laws unenforceable within the Commonwealth. From the State Capitol, Mike Davies reporting... a full story version and bite are available.