Rep. Fritz Discusses His PIPE Program legislation, House Bill 1103, at EnergizePA Press Conference

On Monday, April 29, I joined Speaker of the House Mike Turzai and other House colleagues as we discussed our newly launched Energize PA bill package, which aims to help create, grow and sustain jobs in the Commonwealth without imposing new fees or taxes on Pennsylvania taxpayers, and highlighted my PIPE Program legislation, House Bill 1103, which is apart of this bill package.

HB 986 Medical Assistance Transportation Program

Pa. State Representative Jonathan Fritz, along with House members Eric Nelson, Aaron Bernstine, John Hershey and Pam Snyder gathered to discuss their legislation, House Bill 986.

Rep. Fritz Comments On HB 986

Pa. State Rep. Jonathan Fritz articulates possible consequences of changes to House Bill 986. The Medical Assistance Transportation Program, also known as MATP, which provides transportation to medical appointments for Medical Assistance recipients who do not have transportation available to them.

House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee 3/20/19

The committee heard about the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) and how the Commission’s oversight affects those in the Basin versus the rest of the Commonwealth; the DRBC’s ban on natural gas drilling and the economic impact this has had on those living in the Basin; and the need to ensure the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) maintains authority over certain regulated activity – such as on-lot septic systems.

Fritz Questions Budget Secretary During Appropriations

On Wednesday, March 6, I questioned the Office of the Budget Secretary Jen Swails about outside entities embedding workers in PA state agencies.

Fritz Questions Secretary Of Agriculture

On Tuesday, March 5, I spoke to Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding about how many farmers, especially dairy farmers, are suffering. I also asked him what PA is doing to manage, grow and market industrial hemp being that several residents fighting to stay in the industry have asked me questions about opportunities available with this new commodity.

Rep. Fritz Questions Secretary About CTE Funding

Yesterday, March 4, I questioned Department of Education Secretary Pedro Rivera about funding for career and technical education and why this funding is not going through the typical funding formula.

Rep. Fritz Questions Testifiers At Appropriations

During the Criminal Justice Appropriations hearing on Monday, Feb. 25, I discussed the possible closing of one of our local state correctional facilities and that impact on our area as well as questioned the officials from the various criminal justice state departments about inmate populations here in PA and the taking in of out-of-state inmates.

Rep. Fritz Questions PA. State Police At Appropriations

On Monday, Feb. 25, I questioned representatives of the Pa State Police during our Appropriations Hearing about current commercial vehicle ban procedures.

Rep. Fritz Questions Department of Environmental Protection

Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Patrick McDonnell provided me and the rest of the House Appropriations Committee some insight as to how the use of natural gas has improved our air quality here in the Commonwealth.