HARRISBURG – A resolution to reinstate Jim Thorpe as the sole gold medal winner of two Olympic events was advanced in a unanimous vote by the House Tourism and Recreational Development Committee today, according to Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon), prime sponsor of the legislation and a committee member. House Resolution 1001 now moves to the full House for consideration.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) today voted to override Gov. Tom Wolf’s veto of House Bill 2787, legislation that would ensure decisions about school sports and activities, including policies regarding spectators, are made at the local level. However, the override attempt did not garner the required two-thirds majority for passage. Heffley is a co-sponsor of the legislation.
HARRISBURG – A public hearing conducted by the House Majority Policy Committee that had been scheduled to take place on Wednesday, Sept. 23, in Carbon County has been postponed, Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) announced today. The hearing was to focus on issues related to the ongoing reevaluation study of the Francis E. Walter Dam and Reservoir by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
HARRISBURG – At the request of Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon), the House Majority Policy Committee will convene a public hearing next week in Carbon County to discuss issues related to the ongoing reevaluation study of the Francis E. Walter Dam and Reservoir by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The committee is chaired by Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter).
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Supreme Court today sided with the Wolf administration and the Pennsylvania Democratic Party in allowing for ballots to be counted that are received up to three days after the election day deadline as long as they are postmarked on Nov. 3. The court’s decision also allows for the use of secure drop boxes for ballots.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) today reminded fire, rescue and emergency medical services (EMS) companies in Carbon County that the deadline to apply for a one-time state grant to assist with extra expenses resulting from the COVID-19 health crisis is Friday, Aug. 7, at 4 p.m.
HARRISBURG – CitingCOVID-19 concerns related to the recent actions of out-of-state visitors to Beltzville State Park in Carbon County, Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) today called on Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Dunn to impose certain restrictions on non-Pennsylvania residents using the park’s facilities.
HARRISBURG – After hearing hundreds of firsthand accounts from unemployed residents regarding the long delays in receiving jobless benefits, Reps. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) and Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill) will introduce legislation in the near future to provide a possible solution.
WEISSPORT – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) today announced several changes to his district office hours in observance of the upcoming July 4th holiday.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) today issued the following statement regarding the disagreement between the General Assembly and Gov. Tom Wolf over the legality of House Resolution 836. The measure, which would terminate the governor’s COVID-19 disaster emergency declaration, was passed by the House and Senate in a bipartisan vote on Tuesday.
HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives unanimously passed Senate Bill 1108 on Thursday, which sets the guidelines for the distribution of $2.6 billion in federal funds for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG – Recognizing the additional challenges facing the Pennsylvania fire and emergency medical services resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the state House of Representatives today approved $50 million in additional grant funding for the organizations, according to Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon).
WEISSPORT – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) today announced that his district offices in Weissport and Albrightsville will reopen to residents with some restrictions starting Tuesday, May 26, at 9 a.m.
WEISSPORT – Although they believe the decision should have come last week, Reps. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) and Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill) and Sen. John Yudichak (I-14) are nonetheless pleased by today’s announcement from Gov. Tom Wolf that Carbon County will transition to the “yellow” phase of his reopening plan for Pennsylvania on Friday, May 22.
HARRISBURG – Disappointed and concerned that Gov. Tom Wolf has extended Carbon County’s stay-at-home order until June 4, area elected officials today sent a letter urging the administration to move the county from the red phase to the yellow phase of its reopening plan for Pennsylvania, allowing local businesses to reopen under federal safety guidelines.
HARRISBURG – In an effort to safeguard one of the Commonwealth’s most vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 crisis, Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) today announced he plans to introduce legislation that would prohibit the Pennsylvania Department of Health from requiring nursing homes and other long-term care facilities to admit COVID-19 patients.
WEISSPORT – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) today voiced his concern and disappointment after learning Carbon County was not among the next group of counties that would move into the “yellow phase” of Gov. Tom Wolf’s reopening plan on May 15. The 13 counties listed in the governor’s announcement are all located in southwestern Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) issued the following statement regarding Gov. Tom Wolf’s veto of Senate Bill 857, legislation that would have enhanced the availability of telemedicine services in Pennsylvania.
WEISSPORT – Due to the ongoing health crisis, Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) today announced that his annual Sportsmen’s and Outdoor Expo has been canceled.