Press Conference To Promote Halting Closure of State Centers

A press rally is held in the Pa. Capitol in hopes of preventing the closure of any state centers for at least five years, but not before a sensible plan for closure is created.

Rep. James Comments On SB 906

Claiming that people need mental services now, more than ever, Rep. James comments on Senate Bill 906 which is a plan to institute a moratorium on the scheduled closing of the Polk and White Haven State Centers.

Moratorium on Closing the Polk and White Haven State Centers

State Rep. Lee James comments on a plan, SB 906, to introduce legislation to institute a moratorium on the scheduled closing of the Polk and White Haven State Centers.

Rep. James Interviews Ag Secretary Redding At 2020 Farm Show

State Rep. Lee James interviews Pa. State Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding during the 104th Pennsylvania Farm Show. The two discuss this years new events and recent legislative action benefitting farmers.

Health Committee Meeting (12-17-2019)

Voting meeting on HR 613, HR 615, SB 906 and any other business that may come before the committee.

House Committee Votes to Keep Polk Center Open

Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) announced that the House Health Committee made a monumental vote today to keep Polk and White Haven state centers open, despite Gov. Tom Wolf’s call to close them both. The closures he requested would evict residents against their will and result in the loss of nearly 1,100 jobs in an area that is already struggling economically.

First Responders and Our Communities

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives recently passed several bills aimed at addressing the crisis facing police, EMS, and other first responders. Rep. Lee James comments on why taking action for our helpers and heroes is so important for our communities.

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.