May. 06, 2020

DOVER – Earlier today, Gov. Tom Wolf announced his intentions to create the Commonwealth Civilian Coronavirus Corps to expand testing and contact tracing capabilities and provide new job opportunities in the public health sector. In response, Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover) issued the following statement:

“Today, Gov. Wolf announced the creation of the Civilian Coronavirus Corps for Pennsylvania (CCCP) which he plans to use for tracking Pennsylvania residents and will be staffed with jobless Pennsylvanians.

“These jobless Pennsylvanians were made jobless by his unilateral decision to shut down the Pennsylvania economy and to keep it shut down.

“As House Republicans have moved legislation to safely reopen our economy, time and time again we have been met with the opposition of Gov. Tom Wolf. But now, it is safe for the creation for a new shiny government bureaucracy to employee these same people.

“Instead of creating more bureaucracy, he should focus on ensuring the over 500,000 residents who are not receiving their unemployment benefits actual receive them. Furthermore, he should establish hard criteria for reopening Pennsylvania, so we have a clear path forward instead of consistently moving the goal posts.

“Again, after a short and non-transparent briefing, we are left with more questions than answers. Pennsylvanians deserve better. Wolf should immediately reopen his Right-to-Know offices so Pennsylvanians can finally get answers from their government.”

Representative Seth Grove
196th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives