HARRISBURG—The House has passed House Bill 2275, sponsored by Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia and amended by Rep. Craig Williams (R-Delaware/Chester), to formally create a joint local-state task force to prosecute prior-convicted-felons in possession of firearms in Philadelphia.
HARRISBURG—Legislation sponsored by Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) to create a task force to study how to make Philadelphia a leader in exporting Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) to the international markets passed the House on Wednesday.
HARRISBURG—The House Judiciary Committee has passed legislation co-sponsored by Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) and Rep. Craig Williams (R-Delaware) to extend Act 58 of 2019, a bipartisan legislative effort that provides the attorney general concurrent jurisdiction over gun crime in Philadelphia.
HARRISBURG – In a move to support women’s rights in competitive sports, the House Education Committee today approved the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act (House Bill 972), announced prime sponsors and former school athletes Reps. Barb Gleim (R-Cumberland), Martina White (R-Philadelphia), Dawn Keefer (R-York), Stephanie Borowicz (R-Clinton/Centre) and Valerie Gaydos (R-Allegheny).
HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster), House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) and House Majority Secretary Martina White (R-Philadelphia) sent a letter to Gov. Tom Wolf Thursday outlining the various energy policy failures of Democrat leaders at the state and federal levels.
HARRISBURG—Reps. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) and Craig Williams (R-Delaware) have introduced legislation, House Bill 2275, to extend Act 58 of 2019, a bipartisan legislative effort that provides the attorney general concurrent jurisdiction over gun crime in Philadelphia.
WHAT: Reps. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) and Craig Williams (R-Delaware) will hold a press conference to discuss extending Act 58 of 2019 to give Attorney General Josh Shapiro dual jurisdiction over Philadelphia.
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.