My Audio Updates
Here you will find audio clips about important events that have taken place during the current and past Legislative Sessions.
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.
Rep. Metcalfe Comments on House State Government Committee Hearing on Ethics Bill - 6/10/2014
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 - 6/4/2014
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 - 5/6/2014
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 - 4/29/2014
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 - 9/17/2013
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.