Nelson to Host Shredding Event

May. 19, 2022 /

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.

Nelson Announces Funding for Community Projects

Apr. 23, 2022 /

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.

Private Donors Shouldn’t Fund Public Elections

Apr. 11, 2022 / Editorial

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.

Westmoreland Health Care Workers to Benefit from Funding, Lawmakers Say

Jan. 26, 2022 /

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.

Nelson Unveils Natural Immunity Exemption Bill

Jan. 19, 2022 /

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.

Pitt’s Unkept Commitments

Jan. 12, 2022 /

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.

Nelson Bill to Ban Private Election Funds Passed by House

Dec. 14, 2021 /

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.

Nelson to Host Firearms Safety and Rights Seminar Dec. 7

Nov. 22, 2021 /

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.

Nelson, Owlett and Struzzi: Elimination of Private Election Funds Bill Advances to House

Nov. 08, 2021 /

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.

State Legislators Question Private Funding of Elections

Nov. 05, 2021 /

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.

Nelson Introduces Plan for Pennsylvania College Voucher Program

Aug. 13, 2021 / Press Release

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.

Nelson Bill to Protect Addiction Patients Signed into Law

Jul. 05, 2021 /

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.

Nelson to Hold Shred Event for 57th District

May. 21, 2021 /

WESTMORELAND COUNTY – Rep. Eric Nelson (R-Westmoreland) will hold a free, onsite shredding event for residents of the 57th Legislative District on Wednesday, June 2, from 4-6 p.m. The event will take place at the Hempfield Township Park and Athletic Complex at 220 Forbes Trail Road, Greensburg.