WHAT: The House State Government Committee will host a hearing in Philadelphia to gather testimony on how to redraw Pennsylvania’s congressional districts.
HARRISBURG—Legislation sponsored by Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) to increase scholarships for students attending economically disadvantaged schools has passed the House.
Educators endorse legislation to bring fairness to charter school regulations
HARRISBURG- Republican House members from Southeastern Pennsylvania crafted and passed a historic measure to extend the governor’s emergency order, permitting additional relief to areas affected by the remnants of Hurricane Ida. This was the first time an emergency order from the governor was extended by the state Legislature.
Saving Title IX in Pennsylvania
HARRISBURG—Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) sent a letter to Gov. Tom Wolf and Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney asking them to declare portions of Northeast Philadelphia impacted by Monday’s severe flooding a disaster area.
HARRISBURG—Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) introduced House Bill 1642 to increase the amount of money available to the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program by $150 million for a total of $285 million.
HARRISBURG—Legislation sponsored by Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) to amend the Pennsylvania Constitution to allow for the recall of elected officials who oversee state executive branches, agencies or departments and elected executives of first-class cities has passed the House State Government Committee.
HARRISBURG – The Cranaleith Spiritual Center in the Somerton section of Northeast Philadelphia has been awarded a $11,344 Keystone Historic Preservation Grant for preservation efforts of the main home on the property, announced Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia).
HARRISBURG – Following the outcome of the May 18 referendum question to end the governor’s unilateral control, the House of Representatives today approved a resolution to terminate the current COVID-19 emergency disaster declaration, announced Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia).
WHAT: Reps. Joe Hamm (R-Lycoming/Union), David Rowe (R-Snyder/Union) and Martina White (R-Philadelphia) will be participating in a tour of local businesses, followed by a roundtable discussion, to discuss Gov. Tom Wolf’s decision to shutter businesses during the COVID-19 emergency. They will also discuss questions to be included on the upcoming primary election ballot regarding the governor’s emergency powers.
For decades women fought for the passage of Title IX, which made tremendous strides in leveling the playing field to give women the opportunity to play sports and receive funding to support women’s athletics.
HARRISBURG – Today, five women members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives – Reps. Barb Gleim (R-Cumberland), Martina White (R-Philadelphia), Valerie Gaydos (R- Allegheny), Dawn Keefer (York/Cumberland) and Stephanie Borowicz (R- Clinton/Centre) – held a press conference introducing House Bill 972, the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act.
WHAT: Coalition of House members to introduce The Fairness in Women’s Sports Act in response to the current administration’s nationwide executive order requiring that biological males be permitted to compete on women’s school sports teams.
HARRUSBURG— The Southeast Pennsylvania Republican House and Senate delegation today applauded the Pennsylvania Health Department for taking steps to bring more vaccines to Bucks, Montgomery, Delaware and Chester counties by setting up new vaccination sites through their county governments or local health departments, and streamlining the appointment system.
HARRISBURG—The Republican Southeast House delegation today demanded the administration give the responsibility and authority for allocating and distributing the COVID-19 vaccine to the Pennsylvania National Guard.
HARRISBURG - Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) today rejected the decision to delay opening Philadelphia’s public schools as another sign there is no effective plan to return children to class following the shutdowns caused by COVID-19.
HARRISBURG—Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) today rejected Gov. Tom Wolf’s call to increase the Personal Income Tax (PIT) by 46%.
For Philadelphia’s GOP, and its chairwoman and state representative from the Northeast, Martina White, this is just another day at the races. Not because White takes policy or politics lightly. Rather, because – at age 32 – dealing with matters of state, and pleasing her constituents, has been her whole life’s work. Now in her third term, White – in office since 2015 in a special election to fill an open seat in the 170th District – became the first new Republican elected in Philadelphia in 25 years, a feat considering that working class area’s deep blue roots.
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania House Republican Caucus Tuesday elected its legislative leaders for the 2021-22 Legislative Session.