HARRISBURG – A bipartisan group of legislators from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives today rallied to prevent individuals with disabilities from being forced to sit in the community and leave day programs and sheltered workshops where they are comfortable.
WHAT: Rep. Eric Nelson (R-Westmoreland) will lead a rally supporting individuals with disabilities and their right to work in sheltered workshops if they so choose. The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) proposed changes which would require this group of citizens to spend up to half of their day in public places for improved community integration. The plan was met with significant public outcry and DHS has been working with members of the General Assembly to reach a compromise allowing work and integration. Following the rally, the House Human Services Committee will hold a hearing on the matter.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Eric Nelson (R-Hempfield) issued the following statement in response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s $32.34 billion budget proposal, which includes a few consolidation and cost-saving measures, but also $1 billion in new taxes. Wolf’s budget would spend over $500 million more than the current year.
WHAT: State lawmakers will host a roundtable with Pennsylvania small business owners and invited media, at which they will discuss ways to improve the Commonwealth’s tax climate by restoring fairness for small businesses and promoting job creation.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Eric Nelson (R-Hempfield) today was appointed to five House committees for the 2017-18 legislative session.
HARRISBURG — Rep. Eric Nelson (R-Hempfield Township) today took the oath of office for a full term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to advocate for the residents of the 57th Legislative District. He began his tenure in the General Assembly about nine months ago after he won a special election.
GREENSBURG — In order to more conveniently serve residents living in the southern portion of the 57th Legislative District, Rep. Eric Nelson (R-Hempfield Township) announced today that his Youngwood District office will begin regular office hours on Tuesday, Oct. 4.
WHAT: Republicans and Democrats in the state Legislature are joining forces to attempt to tackle the state’s opioid crisis.
GREENSBURG — Rep. Eric Nelson (R-Hempfield Township) is inviting all local senior citizens and their families to attend his upcoming Senior Expo.
HARRISBURG — Rep. Eric Nelson (R-Hempfield Township) issued the following the statement after voting to reject the $31.55 billion general fund budget (Senate Bill 1073) that passed the state House on Tuesday:
GREENSBURG — Rep. Eric Nelson (R-Hempfield Township) announced today that 21 volunteer fire departments and ambulance organizations located in the 57th Legislative District have been awarded $256,340 from a grant program administered by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and Office of the State Fire Commissioner.
HARRISBURG — Joined by family, friends and supporters, Eric Nelson (R-Hempfield Township), the new representative for the 57th Legislative District, was formally sworn into office today at the state Capitol. Nelson, who won a special election on March 15, was elected following the resignation of Rep. Tim Krieger (R-Delmont), who is now serving as a Westmoreland County judge.
WHO: Rep.-elect Eric Nelson (R-Hempfield Township) will be sworn into office to represent the 57th District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.