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11/15/2017
When Amazon announced it was planning to open a second headquarters, cities and regions across the nation began vying to become the home of what colloquially became known as “Amazon HQ2.”
10/17/2017
HARRISBURG - State Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) today issued the following statement after voting for a revenue enhancement bill approved by the House that is expected to eliminate the state budget deficit:
10/17/2017
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Buter) today in Harrisburg joined a group of legislators who held a Capitol news conference calling on Gov. Tom Wolf to sign into law a bill that would reform Pennsylvania’s welfare system and could save taxpayers millions of dollars.
09/25/2017
HARRISBURG – Today the House Labor and Industry Committee unanimously supported an unemployment compensation reform bill introduced by Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler). The bill would increase the amount of time to appeal an unemployment compensation decision from 15 to 21 days.
07/12/2017
HARRISBURG – Reps. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) and Lee James (R-Venango/Butler), both members of the Clarion University Council of Trustees, along with Sen. Scott Hutchinson (R-Venango/Butler) today applauded the efforts of the university to respond to the state’s growing opioid epidemic by implementing a new certificate program for recovery specialists.
06/08/2017
Bill would reduce costs for taxpayers, protect benefits for current workers
05/09/2017
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Buter) is inviting local anglers, boaters and others interested in Pennsylvania waterways to join him Saturday, May 13, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Nature Lodge at Two Mile Run County Park for an informational event featuring the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.
04/04/2017
HARRISBURG – Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) today issued the following statement after voting for the state budget bill approved by the House that now heads to the state Senate:
03/30/2017
SENECA – Many Butler County residents stand to benefit from a $128,000 state grant announced today by Reps. Lee James (R-Butler/Venango) and Brian Ellis (R-Butler) that would pay for improvements at four local water treatment plants.
02/28/2017
SENECA – State Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Buter) is inviting local residents to join him at two local clinics – one in Franklin and the other in Oil City – where his office staff will help senior citizens and persons with disabilities fill out applications for a rebate of up to $650 on their property taxes or rent.
02/07/2017
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) today issued the following statement after Gov. Tom Wolf delivered his annual budget address in Harrisburg to a joint session of the state House and Senate
01/25/2017
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) this week was assigned to serve on four House committees, which will ensure residents in the 64th Legislative District covering Venango and northern Butler counties will have a strong voice on issues related to taxes, energy development, municipal governments and the concerns of veterans.
11/03/2016
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) today was in the state Capitol in Harrisburg to watch a bill he co-sponsored to reform Pennsylvania’s unemployment compensation system become law.
10/24/2016
HARRISBURG – The state House today approved an unemployment compensation reform bill introduced by Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) that aims to help unemployed workers like those who recently lost their jobs at the Joy Global Inc. plant in Franklin.