James Defends Life-Saving Commonwealth Volunteers from Needless Paperwork

As part of a larger package of bills designed to improve recruitment and retention of firefighters and emergency responders in the Commonwealth, legislation drafted by Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) that would exempt volunteer fire, rescue and ambulance companies from the Right-to-Know Law (RTKL) received strong bipartisan support from the House today.

Rep. James At Health & Human Services Meeting

State Rep. Lee James makes comments at a Joint public hearing regarding the closure of the White Haven and Polk State Centers.

Rep. James Comments At Health and Human Services

State Rep. Lee James comments on the possible closing of Polk and White Haven Centers.

Lawmakers Learn About Being a First Responder

The Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee recently participated in fire and EMS training in Pittsburgh. They participated in ladder drills, CPR training and fire fighting in order to get a first-hand glimpse into the lives of our emergency responders.

State Budget Plan Moving Ahead

Rep. Lee James comments on the 2019-20 Pennsylvania state budget proposal. The budget plan includes no new taxes, historic levels of funding for education, and saves for the future.

Resolution Honors Workers Who Maintain Local Parks and Other Recreational Areas

The state House approved a resolution introduced by Rep. James to recognize the hard work performed by the men and women in the park and recreation sector of our communities. Many Pennsylvanians enjoy spending time at local parks, playgrounds, pools, campsites, picnic areas, dog parks or athletic fields. These amenities do not run or maintain themselves. That is why James introduced a resolution recognizing the men and women who work behind the scenes to ensure we have access to these wonderful opportunities.

James Questions Budget Secretary At Appropriations

Pa. State Rep. Lee James questions Budget Secretary Jen Swails about a proposed per capita fee for State Police coverage of municipalities during the March 6th House Appropriations Budget hearings.

James Questions PSERS At Appropriations

Pa. State Rep. Lee James questions Glen Grell of PSERS about post employment health care programs during the March 5th House Appropriations Budget hearings.

James Questions Testifiers of PSERS At Appropriations

Pa. State Rep. Lee James Questions testifiers of PSERS about asset allocation during the March 5th House Appropriations Budget hearings.

James Questions Secretary of Agriculture

Pa. State Rep. Lee James Questions Pa. Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding about Sunday hunting and a workforce investment program during the March 5th House Appropriations Budget hearings.