HARRISBURG – Properties and the hardwood forestry industry in Pennsylvania, the state’s ninth-largest sector, are experiencing significant issues due to the overwhelming presence of invasive species in the Commonwealth, according to Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler).
HARRISBURG – Rep. R. Lee James (Venango/Butler) announced today that $500,000 in state funding, from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP), was awarded to Oil City to continue ongoing revitalization efforts.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) issued a warning today to backyard chicken owners to protect their flocks after the National Veterinary Services Laboratory (NVSL) in Ames, Iowa, confirmed five Merganser ducks died along Kahle Lake in Venango County from the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI H5N1).
As the General Assembly prepares for the 2022-23 fiscal year, the governor’s eighth and final budget address didn’t shy away from proposing a plan that if it were to ever take shape, it would crater Pennsylvania’s economy and financial standing. There’s a difference between targeted investments to improve our economy, education system and business climate, and emptying the monetary tank on anything and everything.
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.
HARRISBURG – Rep. R. Lee James (Venango/Butler) announced today that $1.675 million in state funding, from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP), will be distributed to Oil City to assist with projects aimed at revitalization.
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.
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.
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.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) announced his bill, which aims to create uniformity and autonomy in boroughs, overwhelmingly passed the full House yesterday.
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.
HARRISBURG – As businesses continue to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) announced today $20 million in pandemic relief funding is now available to help image and hair care professionals bounce back.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) announced Frenchcreek Township in Venango County received a $318,625 loan from the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PennVEST) to address the design of the replacement wastewater treatment plant.
HARRISBURG – Rep. R. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) announced his legislation to give people more time to appeal unemployment compensation decisions has been signed into law.
HARRISBURG – Rep. R. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) issued the following statement regarding Gov. Tom Wolf’s veto of House Bill 1300, known as the Voting Rights Protection Act, as well as the provision in the 2021-22 state budget containing funding for election audits:
HARRISBURG – Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) issued the following statement regarding the passage of the 2021-22 state budget:
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.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Lee James (R-Butler/Venango) joined the majority of his colleagues from the House of Representatives in voting in favor of House Bill 1300, known as the Voting Rights Protection Act.
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).
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.