HARRISBURG – At a budget hearing Monday at the state Capitol, Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester/Lancaster) lambasted Secretary of Aging Robert Torres for his department’s actions blocking the release of documents to a federally empaneled grand jury looking into an unusually high rate of COVID-19 related deaths at a nursing home in western Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG – Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester/Lancaster) issued the following statement in response to Thursday’s violence at the U.S. Capitol.
HARRISBURG– At a committee hearing in the state Capitol earlier this week, state Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester/Lancaster ), Chester Water Authority Board Chair Cynthia Letizell and Penn Township Chief of Operations Karen Versuk spoke with passion in favor of the continued independence of Chester Water Authority (CWA) and in support of House Bill 2597, which would block any sale of CWA without ratepayer approval.
HARRISBURG – State Sen. Andy Dinniman (D-West Whiteland) and state Rep. John Lawrence (R-West Grove) announced today that the Borough of Oxford will receive $416,000 in state grant funding to upgrade its water service system.
JENNERSVILLE – State Sen. Andy Dinniman (R-West Whiteland), state Rep. John Lawrence (R-West Grove), and officials from Penn Township, PennDOT, McMahon Associates, and others came together this week to recognize an award-winning intersection project in southern Chester County.
HARRISBURG – Legislation authored by Rep. John Lawrence (R-West Grove) to ensure transparency and accountability with the Commonwealth’s COVID-19 response on broad based coronavirus testing was signed into law earlier this week by Gov. Tom Wolf.
LINCOLN UNIVERSITY – At a Saturday rally in front of the historic Lincoln University entrance arch, state Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester County) joined Lincoln University students and alumni in calling for the resignation of Theresa Braswell, who chairs the university’s board of trustees.
HARRISBURG –Legislation recently introduced in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives would require ratepayers to approve the sale of a public utility in the Commonwealth. Introduced by Rep.John Lawrence (R-West Grove), the bill would directly impact any proposed sale of Chester Water Authority (CWA) by providing ratepayers the ability to approve or veto any proposal to sell the authority.
HARRISBURG – Legislation prioritizing COVID-19 testing for first responders, medical professionals and vulnerable populations passed the Pennsylvania House of Representatives earlier today by a vote of 201-1.
HARRISBURG – Legislation passed earlier today would facilitate rapid COVID-19 testing for Chester County’s health care workers and first responders. Introduced by Rep. John Lawrence (R-West Grove), House Bill 2455 gives Chester County the green light to implement Coronavirus antibody testing that complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidance.
HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Wolf took the unprecedented step to join a regional council of governors to dictate how and when stay-at-home orders will be lifted, and Pennsylvania businesses will reopen during the COVID-19 crisis. In response, a group of Republican members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, comprised of Reps Kate Klunk (R-York), Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton), Paul Schemel (R-Franklin), Dan Moul (R-Adams), Mike Jones (R-York), John Lawrence (R-Chester/Lancaster) Matt Dowling (R-Somerset/Fayette), Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) and House Majority Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) and House Appropriations Chair Stan Saylor (R-York), whose districts are along the state’s southern tier issued the following statement:
I have spoken with many constituents and business owners who are concerned and have questions about the COVID-19 coronavirus.
HARRISBURG – Rep. John Lawrence (R-West Grove) attended a news conference in the Capitol earlier this week in observance of National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, and announced the unanimous passage of several bills to draw attention to the issue and provide law enforcement with better tools and enforcement capabilities.
HARRISBURG – Two bills sponsored by Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester/Lancaster) that would provide much-needed relief to Pennsylvania’s struggling dairy farmers received overwhelming bipartisan approval Tuesday in the state House of Representatives.
HARRISBURG – Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester/Lancaster) announced today that Oxford Borough will receive a $736,000 state grant for sidewalk repair and safety improvements. Nearly 9,000 linear feet of sidewalk and curbing will be installed in areas where none exist or where deterioration dictates the need for replacement. ADA compliant ramps will also be installed where appropriate.
HARRISBURG – This week, the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee advanced two bills, sponsored by Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester/Lancaster), to help Pennsylvania’s struggling dairy industry.
HARRISBURG – After receiving unanimous approval in both the House and Senate, legislation sponsored by Rep. John Lawrence (R-West Grove), to enable the Commonwealth to pay off state debt more quickly and less expensively, is now headed to the governor’s desk.
HARRISBURG – By a unanimous vote today, the House passed legislation, sponsored by Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester/Lancaster), which would change the way future state bonds are issued to more quickly and less expensively pay off state debt.
HARRISBURG – House Republican leaders have named Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester/Lancaster) to the House Appropriations Committee, providing him a key seat at the table in state budget hearings, which are set to begin next week at the state Capitol.
WEST GROVE -- Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester/Lancaster) today announced that Oxford Borough will receive a $338,725 state grant to replace a municipal water line.