Program Restarts to Give Farmers Funding Opportunities, Says James

Dec. 21, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – In order for agriculture to continue as one of the foundations of the state’s economy, farmers and farms must be effectively supported. Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) announced today that the agriculture Linked (AgriLink) Investment Program, which provides low-interest loans to qualified farmers and farms, reactivated Monday.

Latest Move to Implement RGGI Creates Major Concern

Dec. 03, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) announced today the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) attempted to bypass the Legislature on Monday by submitting a Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) regulation, through the Environmental Quality Board (EQB), to the Pennsylvania Code and Bulletin Office for publication. The regulation was denied because the General Assembly must be able to take action on a disapproval resolution under the Regulatory Review Act.

James Grateful for Funding for Cranberry Area School District

Nov. 19, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – As parents and bus drivers take their students to school, it is imperative that everyone can get to where they need to be safely. Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) announced today the Cranberry Area School District in Seneca will receive $500,000 in funding from the Multimodal Transportation Fund Program after the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) approved the financial request.

James’ Bill on Mining Reclamation Passes House

Nov. 09, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) announced today his bill, which would add a member of the Coal Refuse Energy and Reclamation industry to the Mining Reclamation and Advisory Board (MRAB), passed the House of Representatives.

House Working to Address Concerns Over Mask Mandate, James Says

Sep. 15, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – The House Health Committee on Tuesday voted to adopt a letter requesting a determination from the Commonwealth Joint Committee on Documents on whether the regulatory process and the Regulatory Review Act applies to the acting secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s indoor mask mandate for K-12 schools and child care centers.

James: ‘Right to Choose is the Only Right Choice’

Jun. 23, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Lee James (R-Butler/Venango) commended his colleagues today after the House of Representatives voted in favor of Senate Bill 618, which would prohibit vaccine passports from being required to do normal activities in the Commonwealth.

James Announces Blight Grant for Franklin

May. 25, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – The city of Franklin today was awarded a $129,000 Blight Remediation Program Grant to demolish and excavate 10 properties, said Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler).

James Offers Veteran Outreach Hours on May 18 in Seneca

May. 06, 2021 /

SENECA – Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) will be offering veterans affairs outreach hours in his district office at 3220 State Route 257 in Seneca on Tuesday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. An accredited field service officer from the American Legion Department of Pennsylvania will be available to assist veterans by appointment with a variety of issues.

James, Freeman Look to Strengthen Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program

Apr. 22, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Nonprofits would be eligible to join development groups in rehabilitating and re-using historic buildings under the state Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program thanks to legislation introduced by Reps. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) and Robert Freeman (D-Northampton).

James Offers Residents Help Securing Property Tax/Rent Rebates

Mar. 09, 2021 /

SENECA – Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) is hosting Property Tax/Rent Rebate Assistance Days to help people fill out the form for financial relief. The first opportunity will be Thursday, March 18, at the Franklin VFW, 411 9th St., Franklin, and the second date is Thursday, March 25, at the YWCA, 109 Central Ave., Oil City. Both dates will be held from 10 a.m. to noon.

James Offers Veteran Outreach Hours on March 16 in Seneca

Mar. 05, 2021 /

SENECA – Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) will be offering veterans affairs outreach hours in his district office at 3220 State Route 257 in Seneca on Tuesday, March 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. An accredited field service officer from the American Legion Department of Pennsylvania will be available to assist veterans by appointment with a variety of issues.

James Offers Veteran Outreach Hours on Feb. 16 in Seneca

Feb. 08, 2021 /

SENECA – Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) will be offering veterans affairs outreach hours in his district office at 3220 State Route 257 in Seneca on Tuesday, Feb. 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. An accredited field service officer from the American Legion Department of Pennsylvania will be available to assist veterans by appointment with a variety of issues.