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%.
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania House Republican Caucus Tuesday elected its legislative leaders for the 2021-22 Legislative Session.
HARRISBURG – During leadership elections in the Pennsylvania state House today, members of the House Republican Caucus elected Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) to serve in the position of secretary. On Nov. 3, White was reelected to serve her third full term in the House.
HARRISBURG—Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) issued the following statement after 31 shootings and 7 homicides occurred from Friday to Sunday. Homicides are up 22% from this same point a year ago.
HARRISBURG—Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) has introduced an amendment to the Pennsylvania Constitution to allow for the recall of elected officials who oversee local or state executive branches, agencies or departments.
HARRISBURG—Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) today asked Attorney General Josh Shapiro to prevent the city from removing the statue of Christopher Columbus at Marconi Plaza in South Philadelphia until the city reconstitutes the Fairmount Park Commission.
HARRISBURG—Rep. Frank Farry (R-Langhorne) has introduced House Bill 2541 to allow local county commissioners, in consultation with local health officials, to reopen businesses in counties during a health emergency if certain criteria are met.
HARRISBURG – After weeks of working to safely and responsibly reopen businesses across the southeast and allow employees to once again start earning a paycheck, members of the Southeast House Republican Delegation are asking the governor to allow retail operators to offer curbside pickup for their customers.
HARRISBURG—Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Reps. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) and Jared Solomon (D-Philadelphia) to speed up property tax and rent rebates to qualified recipients has been passed by the Senate and is going to Gov. Tom Wolf for his signature.
Since mid-March, we’ve all been living under Gov. Tom Wolf’s “new normal” as the coronavirus pandemic spreads.
HARRISBURG—Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) has introduced legislation to impose a mandatory minimum sentence on criminals who use illegal guns while committing crimes.
HARRISBURG—A House task force investigating how to better fund transportation infrastructure concluded that shortfalls in funding for transportation improvements is linked, in part, to the spending of Motor License Fund money on non-transportation-related projects.
HARRISBURG – To address the issue of squatters in Philadelphia and other areas across Pennsylvania, the state House approved a bill authored by Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) that would create a process in which police would have greater authority to assist in the removal of a trespasser.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) released the following statement about the recent police shootings in Philadelphia: