My Audio Updates
Here you will find audio clips about important events that have taken place during the current and past Legislative Sessions.
Rep. White interviewed by WPHT's Dom Giordano on Sanctuary Cities Bill - 3/1/2017
Rep. Martina White (R-Phila) was interviewed on WPHT Radio's Dom Giordanoi program February 27th, 2017 about her legislation to require Pennsylvania cities to comply with federal immigration laws and regulations.
Rep. White Interview from WPHT on Sanctuary Cities Bill - 2/28/2017
Rep. Martina White (R-Phila) was interviewed on the WPHT Radio Rich Zeoli program on February 27th, 2017 about her legislation to require Pennsylvania cities to comply with federal immigration laws and regulations.
House Approves Martina White's Sanctuary City Legislation - 10/18/2016
Legislation designed to prohibit “Sanctuary Cities” in the Commonwealth has been approved by the Pennsylvania House. Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia), sponsor of House Bill 1885, said her bill would require cooperation between local and federal law enforcement agencies, and ensure that individuals who have come to the country illegally and committed further crimes cannot find respite in communities in Pennsylvania.
Lawmakers Introduce Legislation to Address Illegal Immigration Issues - 3/23/2016
Three pieces of legislation designed to address problems arising from an influx of illegal immigrants in Pennsylvania have been introduced in Harrisburg. Lawmakers introduced bills to tackle issues regarding sanctuary cities, employment, and public benefit distribution. Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) is the prime sponsor of House Bill 1885, which would force municipalities that operate as “Sanctuary Cities” for illegal immigrants to take responsibility for illegals’ criminal actions.
Rep. White Urges Governor to Release Letters Allowing Businesses to Donate to EITC - 11/24/2015
Lawmakers called on the Governor to direct the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development to release letters that would allow Commonwealth businesses to contribute money to the Education Improvement Tax Credit Program(EITC) at a press conference held on Tuesday in Harrisburg. The EITC program directs more than $150 million annually to schools as a result of contributions made by Pennsylvania businesses. If schools cannot receive the funds by December 31, businesses will be ineligible to donate, and will look for other potential tax-deductible donations which don’t support children in the Commonwealth.
Rep. White’s Bill to Protect Police IDs Passes House - 11/18/2015
Legislation to protect police officers and their families when the officer is involved in a discharge of their firearm or other use of force was approved this week by the Pennsylvania House. The bill sponsored by Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia), would delay police departments from releasing the names of officers while an investigation is ongoing, but would allow public officials to release the identifications once the incident investigation is complete. Rep. White said her legislation is designed to help to protect officers who are on the front line of law enforcement and their families from threats, intimidation or a rush to judgement.
Rep. White Comments on Governor's Veto of Emergency Funding Bill - 9/30/2015
Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed an emergency spending plan on Tuesday that would have provided more than $11 billion in funding for public and private schools, rape crisis centers and other social service providers to continue operations while state budget negotiations are ongoing. The General Assembly approved the emergency spending plan late last week, but the Governor continues to demand consideration of his full budget plan, which includes billions in state tax increases. Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) said the Governor needs to stop holding education funding hostage in his effort to increase taxes on all Pennsylvanians.
Rep. White Comments on House Vote to Move Emergency Funding Bill to Governor’s Desk - 9/24/2015
In order to help struggling social services and school districts desperate for their subsidies during the current budget impasse, the Pennsylvania House sent an emergency funding package to the governor’s desk on Thursday. The bill includes approximately $11 Billion which represents funding for 1/3rd of the fiscal year – from July through October. The decision on whether or not to release funding for education and critical services now lies solely with Gov. Wolf, who has vowed to reject the funding in his quest for increased taxation on every Pennsylvanian.
Rep. White Calls on Lawmakers to Support Her Legislation to Protect the Confidentiality of Police Officers During Investigations - 9/21/2015
Standing in the state capitol rotunda with police officers, lawmakers and representatives of the Fraternal Order of Police, Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) on Monday called for action on her legislation to bar police departments and city government officials from releasing the names of police officers who have been involved in violent confrontations while an official investigation is ongoing. Rep. White said her legislation is designed to help to protect officers who are on the front line of law enforcement and their families from threats, intimidation or a rush to judgement.
Rep. White Comments on Veto Override Efforts to Ensure Funding for Service Programs - 8/26/2015
In an effort to restore funding to vital human service and education programs, the Pennsylvania House on Tuesday attempted a line by line override of the Governor’s blanket veto of the state budget. Funding for these human services providers and contractors has been suspended due to the budget veto. Lawmakers said they are working line by line to ensure these crucial programs, that would be funded at the same level the Governor initially proposed, could continue to provide services to those in need until a budget deal can be reached.