My Audio Updates
Here you will find audio clips about important events that have taken place during the current and past Legislative Sessions.
Rep. Grove Comments on Bill to Amend the State Constitution to Shrink the Size of the PA House of Representatives - 6/25/2018
Legislation which would amend the Pennsylvania Constitution to reduce the number of seats in the House of Representatives from 203 to 151 has been approved by the PA Senate and has returned to the House for final consideration. The amendment process requires the measure to be passed during two consecutive legislative sessions and then placed on the ballot for voter approval in a statewide referendum. Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) said approval of this bill would give voters real input in the process of reducing the costs and size of the legislature.
House Education Committee Moves to Bolster Career and Technical Education in Pennsylvania - 4/18/2018
The House Education Committee has approved a bipartisan package of legislation designed to equip students with the technical and career skills they will need to thrive as they enter the workforce. The package of bills is the result of hearings held and data gathered from 2015 to 2016 by the Select Subcommittee on Technical Education and Career Readiness.
Rep. Grove Comments on House Passage of Bill Banning Abortion for Down Syndrome - 4/17/2018
The Pennsylvania House has passed legislation that would prohibit the abortion of a child due solely to a diagnosis of possible Down Syndrome. Under current law, a woman can obtain an abortion prior to 24 weeks gestational age for any reason, except if that reason is to select the sex of the child. House Bill 2050 would expand that exception to include a ban on aborting a child solely due to a prenatal diagnosis of Down Syndrome. The law would place no restrictions on a mother having an abortion in cases of rape, incest, or personal endangerment. Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) said he is glad the House acted to protect the sanctity of these lives.
Package of Workforce Education Bills Approved by House Education Committee - 4/17/2018
The House Education Committee has approved a package of legislation designed to equip students with the technical and career skills they will need to thrive as they enter the workforce. Rep. Seth Grove (R-York), prime sponsor of House Bill 2157, said his bill would make it easier for educational institutions to implement new programs of study to meet upcoming workforce needs.
Rep. Grove Comments on His Bill to Streamline State Government - 2/21/2018
A package of legislation designed to streamline state government was the topic of a press conference held recently in Harrisburg. A group of House Republicans have introduced several pieces of legislation that would consolidate disparate government agencies that offer similar or duplicative services, as well as eliminate obsolete programs. Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) said his bill would merge the Budget Office, the Department of General Services, the Office of Administration and the Governor’s Office of Policy and Planning into one agency called the Office of Management and Budget.
Rep. Grove Comments on Efforts to Rein In Budget Spending - 2/1/2018
In anticipation of the Governor’s Budget Address next week, a group of lawmakers gathered in Harrisburg on Thursday to ask the Governor and legislators to craft a state spending plan that forces Pennsylvania to live within its means. Members of the Commonsense Caucus commented on the economic impact of overregulation, the burden of duplicitous government programs, and the stagnating effect of welfare programs which discourage workforce participation, as well as the hole the state has dug for itself by allowing spending to outpace our rate of growth.
Rep. Grove Comments on House Republican Welfare Reform Plan - 1/2/2018
House Republican lawmakers called for action on legislation to help contain costs and bring real reform to Pennsylvania’s welfare system. Reps. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne) and Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Dauphin) announced a package of bills Tuesday in Harrisburg to give more Pennsylvania families an opportunity to improve their quality of life, while tackling waste, fraud and abuse from within the current benefit system. The package also contains measures aimed at enhancing the value of work and strong families, while recognizing that those receiving benefits need help to gain financial independence, not continue a life of dependence. Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) attended the news conference and offered comments on the package of legislation.
Rep. Grove Comments on House Approval of Revenue Plan to Complete Funding of the State Budget without Tax Increases - 9/13/2017
The Pennsylvania House approved an amended state revenue plan on Wednesday that puts taxpayers first and does not require any increase in state taxes. The revenue plan authored by House Republicans is viewed as a financially responsible effort that not does not rely on additional state borrowing and calls for the utilization of existing funds in dormant state accounts to help balance the nearly $32 billion state budget. The amended revenue plan now returns to the Senate for consideration. Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) commented on passage of the legislation:
Rep. Grove Comments on Revenue-Generating Tax Cut Plan - 6/20/2017
A plan to bring in additional revenues for Pennsylvania state government by using targeted tax cuts to spur business growth was unveiled Tuesday in Harrisburg. The state’s current Corporate Net Income Tax (CNI) rate of 9.99 percent is one of the highest in the nation and is widely seen as a barrier to economic growth. Lawmakers said House Bill 1584 would make Pennsylvania more economically competitive by cutting the CNI rate, mirroring the 1981 Kemp-Roth federal law that generated a historic increase in business activity and tax revenues. Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) commented on the proposed legislation.
Rep. Grove Supports Bill to Provide Expanded Insurance Coverage for Lyme Disease Treatment in Pennsylvania - 5/24/2017
The Pennsylvania House this week took action on legislation to help provide improved treatment programs for the growing number of Lyme disease patients in the state. Over the course of the past six years, Pennsylvania has ranked highest in the country among states in the number of confirmed cases of Lyme disease, with 12,200 cases of the tick borne disease reported in 2016. Lawmakers on Tuesday approved a bill which would require health insurers to cover treatment plans for Lyme disease or related tick-borne illnesses as prescribed by a patient’s medical practitioner, regardless if the treatment plan includes short-term or long-term antibiotic treatments. Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) supported the legislation and said this is a big step toward helping the thousands of Pennsylvania citizens suffering from this disease.