HARRISBURG – With Election Day looming, Reps. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) and Dawn Keefer (R-York/Cumberland) were joined by more than a dozen of their House colleagues in sending a letter to acting Secretary of State Leigh Chapman today, insisting that she immediately issue a directive to county election officials on the proper handling of absentee and mail-in ballots.
NEW ALEXANDRIA- During a House Majority Policy Committee hearing co-hosted by Rep. Eric Nelson (R-Westmoreland) and chairman Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter) today, testimony was received from industry and trade professionals that demonstrates how new energy technology can lead to economic opportunity and job growth in southwestern PA.
WHAT: Rep. Eric Nelson (R-Westmoreland) will host a hearing of the House Majority Policy Committee to discuss new economic opportunities for job growth in southwestern Pennsylvania in the energy and manufacturing industries pertaining to hydrogen and carbon capture.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Eric Nelson (R-Westmoreland) issued the below statement following the passage of legislation to finalize the 2022-23 budget.
HARRISBURG – Working to bring fairness and equality for students seeking a higher education, Rep. Eric Nelson (R-Westmoreland) today introduced legislation that would create a Pennsylvania College Voucher Program.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Eric Nelson (R-Hempfield) today announced he is hosting a free event to provide constituents an opportunity to safely dispose of sensitive documents. It is scheduled for Monday, May 23, from 4-6 p.m., at the Hempfield Township Park and Athletic Complex, 220 Forbes Trail Road, Greensburg.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Eric Nelson (R-Hempfield) today announced he is hosting two upcoming district events: a Human Trafficking Fourm and his annual Senior Expo.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Eric Nelson (R-Hempfield) today announced the approval of more than $3 million to support economic development and community projects in central Westmoreland County.
We couldn’t agree more with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s editorial, “Well-run elections shouldn't depend on ‘Zuck Bucks,’” supporting a ban on the use of private dollars given by the likes of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, to fund the election of officials who direct public policy.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Eric Nelson (R-Westmoreland) issued the below statement following Tuesday’s budget address:
HARRISBURG – Legislation agreed to by both chambers in the General Assembly will provide federal funding to support health care staff in Westmoreland County and throughout Pennsylvania. Overall, seven facilities countywide will receive nearly $2 million to recruit and retain staff, according to lawmakers representing the county in the state House.
HARRISBURG – Legislation authored by Rep. Eric Nelson (R-Westmoreland) to provide workers who possess natural immunity from COVID-19 to be exempt from employer vaccine mandates was unveiled yesterday through a letter to members of the House of Representatives.
The University of Pittsburgh’s unprecedented “disenrollment” of students who have not disclosed their vaccination status is another failure by the school’s leadership to honor their own commitments. At a time when communities need consistency, Pitt’s shunning of more than 1,300 students and almost 600 employees is an inappropriate and direct violation of a promise made earlier this year. And unfortunately, it is not the first time Pitt has broken a promise.
HARRISBURG – Legislation authored by Rep. Eric Nelson (R-Westmoreland) to prohibit all county election officials and the secretary of Commonwealth from accepting private contributions and donations to administer elections has been passed by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Eric Nelson (R-Hempfield) today announced he is sponsoring a Firearms Safety and Rights Seminar to give residents an opportunity to learn more about Pennsylvania’s concealed carry laws and the Castle Doctrine.
HARRISBURG – Addressing an issue revealed during the 2020 election, the House State Government Committee advanced legislation authored by Reps. Eric Nelson (R-Westmoreland), Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) and Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) to prohibit all county election officials and the secretary of Commonwealth from accepting private contributions and donations to administer elections.
WHAT: State Reps. Eric Nelson (R-Westmoreland), Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) and Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) will discuss House Bill 2044, legislation they are co-sponsoring that would prevent all county election officials and the Secretary of the Commonwealth from accepting private contributions and donations that are designated for the administration of elections.
What was America like in 1937? Slower-paced, to be sure. Less than half of us owned cars. Boarding a plane and traveling from New York to Los Angeles in a few hours was basically unheard of.
HARRISBURG –Rep. Eric Nelson (R-Westmoreland) will soon introduce legislation to create the Pennsylvania College Voucher Program, which would provide grants directly to students interested in technical schools, community colleges, schools within the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) system, private colleges and major universities.
HARRISBURG – Legislation authored by Rep. Eric Nelson (R-Westmoreland) to improve notification standards when someone in drug or alcohol treatment leaves against medical advice was signed by Gov. Tom Wolf this week. It is now Act 41 of 2021. The new law is being referred to as Heather’s Law.