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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 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.
Rep. Metcalfe and Republican Lawmakers Reintroduce Right to Work Legislation to Boost Economic Expansion and Job Growth
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State House members, business leaders and individual employees who object to state laws enforcing compulsory unionism in the workplace joined Tuesday in Harrisburg to reintroduce a package of right to work legislation known as the Pennsylvania Open Workforce Initiative. Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler), sponsor of broad umbrella legislation encompassing the 6 bill package said Pennsylvania business and government needs to be freed from the negative effects of the present union shop laws in order to improve the economy and make the state a more attractive place to do business. From the State Capitol, Mike Davies reporting... a full story version and bite are available.
Rep. Metcalfe Says Court Decision Delaying Implementation of the Voter ID Law is By-Passing the Will of the People
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A Commonwealth Court decision handed down Tuesday will delay new voter ID requirements in Pennsylvania designed to give election officials the ability to detect voter fraud at polling places. The ruling did not strike down the new law, but limits enforcement of certain provisions that would make full implementation of voter ID for the fall general election impossible. Chairman of the House State Government Committee and bill sponsor Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) said this ruling represents judicial activism by the courts rather than a straightforward interpretation of the constitutionality of the law. From the State Capitol, Mike Davies reporting... story and bite available.
Rep. Metcalfe Comments on Court Decision to Support Voter ID Requirements to Prevent Fraud in PA Elections
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A Commonwealth Court decision released Wednesday supports new voter ID requirements that provide Pennsylvania election officials with the ability to detect voter fraud at polling places. The ruling handed down by Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson denied a request for an injunction to prevent implementation of the new law passed by the legislature earlier this year. Chairman of the House State Government Committee and bill sponsor Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) said the ruling represents a victory for sound, common sense policies to prevent voter fraud in Pennsylvania. From the State Capitol, Mike Davies reporting... story and bite available.
Rep. Metcalfe Calls for Permanent State Defunding Of Abortion Providers in Pennsylvania
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Pro-life leaders and House lawmakers introduced new legislation this week in Harrisburg to prohibit Planned Parenthood and other abortion-on-demand providers from receiving taxpayer funding in Pennsylvania. Bill sponsor Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) said public funding for women’s health services should be channeled to clinics and other medical institutions focused on providing full spectrum health care services for women, not organizations centered primarily on providing abortion services. From the State Capitol, Mike Davies reporting... story and bite available.