Health Dept. Reports Lack of Testing Space

May. 05, 2021 / Embed

Rep. John Lawrence expresses dismay over a recent report by the PA Department of Health that its ability to process COVID-19 tests is limited by a lack of available space in its testing facilities. Furthermore, Lawrence says the problem is not new

We Do Not Have Time to Waste to Get Shots in People's Arms

Mar. 24, 2021 / Embed

PA State Rep. John Lawrence lobbies in favor of his legislation to establish the COVID-19 Vaccine Administration and Distribution Act to expedite vaccine distribution, especially in PA's southeastern counties.

Lawrence Continues Questions of Officials During Professional Licensure

Mar. 15, 2021 / Embed

Rep. Lawrence questions Kalonji Johnson, Commissioner of the Pennsylvania Bureau of Professional & Occupational Affairs, about his department's interaction with the Governor's office at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lawrence Questions Official During Professional Licensure

Mar. 15, 2021 / Embed

Rep. Lawrence questions Kalonji Johnson, Commissioner of the Pennsylvania Bureau of Professional & Occupational Affairs, about his department's proposal to increase the fee to renew a license to practice dentistry in Pennsylvania.

Lawrence Questions Budget Secretary at Appropriations

Mar. 04, 2021 / Embed

Rep. John Lawrence questions Budget Secretary Jen Swails on apparent inconsistency in speeches given by Governor Tom Wolf on his proposal to increase the state income tax.

Lawrence Questions Budget Secretary at Appropriations

Mar. 04, 2021 / Embed

Rep. John Lawrence questions Gov. Tom Wolf’s Budget Secretary, Jen Swails, on why the governor failed to address COVID-19 vaccinations in his recent budget address, and why the governor’s proposed budget does not include funding for COVID-19 vaccine distribution. Later, Lawrence asks how constituents can contact the governor as his office phone lines have been redirected to a Department of Health voicemail for months.

Lawrence Questions Human Services Secretary

Mar. 03, 2021 / Embed

Rep. John Lawrence questions Department of Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller about what happened to $12 million in grant funding for a health initiative in North Philadelphia, and about an effort to identify "super utilizers" of emergency rooms that was announced several years ago with great fanfare but few results.

Lawrence Questions Dept. of Education Official

Mar. 01, 2021 / Embed

Representative John Lawrence questions Noe Ortega, Acting Secretary of the PA Dep't of Education during an Appropriations budget hearing.

Lawrence Questions Dept. of Health at Budget Hearings

Feb. 25, 2021 / Embed

Representative John Lawrence questions Alison Beam, acting Secretary of Health during an Appropriations budget hearing.

Lawrence Questions Dept. of Health at Budget Hearings

Feb. 25, 2021 / Embed

Representative John Lawrence questions Alison Beam, acting Secretary of Health during an Appropriations budget hearing.