James Votes to Protect Elections, Give Voters Convenience

Oct. 29, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) issued the following statement after joining a majority of his colleagues in voting for legislation to modernize elections in the Commonwealth which would not go into effect until after April 28, 2020:

James Defends Life-Saving Commonwealth Volunteers from Needless Paperwork

Oct. 22, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – 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.

James, House Members Question Wolf’s Call to Close Polk Center

Oct. 22, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – In continued defense of residents at two of the state’s intermediate care facilities, Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) voiced his concerns about the governor’s mandated closure of Polk and White Haven state centers at a hearing held by the House Health and Human Services committees.

James to Offer Important Information for Seniors on Oct. 24

Oct. 18, 2019 /

SENECA – Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) is hosting a free seminar for seniors about PACE/PACENET, how to recognize scams and defending against identity theft. It will be held on Thursday, Oct. 24, from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Cranberry Place Senior Center, Cranberry Mall, 6945 Route 322, Cranberry.

James to Host Household Paper Shredding Event on Oct. 19

Oct. 10, 2019 /

SENECA – Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) is hosting a free paper shredding event for households of the 64th District on Saturday, Oct. 19, from noon to 2 p.m. at his district office, 3220 State Route 257, Seneca.

James to Host Concealed Carry Seminar on Oct. 17 in Oil City

Oct. 08, 2019 /

SENECA – To provide gun owners with the information they need to be responsible with their Second Amendment rights, Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) will host a concealed carry seminar on Thursday, Oct. 17, from 6-8 p.m. at the Oil City VFW, 2 Relief St., Oil City.

James Disappointed by Decision to Shut Down Polk State Center

Aug. 14, 2019 /

SENECA – Following an announcement today by Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller noting DHS plans to close Polk State Center in Venango County, state Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) issued the following statement:

Northwestern PA Lawmakers Negotiate Budget Deal to Halt Cost-Doubling Changes to Medical Assistance Transportation Program

Jun. 27, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – State Reps. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest), Brad Roae (R-Crawford/Erie), Lee James (R-Venango/Butler), Tedd Nesbit (R-Mercer/Butler) and Parke Wentling (R-Crawford/Erie/Lawrence/Mercer) today announced the conclusion of their successful negotiations to include as part of the budget a requirement in the Human Services Code to bring greater transparency, accountability and taxpayer savings in funding the state Medical Assistance Transportation Program (MATP).

House Committee Approves James’ Bill Sparked by Local Plant Closing

Mar. 13, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – The state House Labor and Industry Committee today approved an unemployment compensation reform bill introduced by Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) that aims to help unemployed workers like those who lost their jobs at the Joy Global Inc. plant in Franklin in 2016.

James Says Governor’s Budget Proposal Misses Mark

Feb. 05, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) today issued the following statement after Gov. Tom Wolf delivered his annual budget address to a joint session of the state House and Senate, where he proposed more than doubling the state minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 and enacting a new tax specifically on natural gas harvested in Pennsylvania:

James Appointed to Powerful House Appropriations Committee

Feb. 04, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Local residents will have a louder voice in the debate about state spending after state Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) recently was appointed to serve on the powerful and prestigious House Appropriations Committee. The committee plays a key role in developing the Commonwealth’s annual spending plan.

James Announces Funding to Secure Disused Oil Wells

Sep. 18, 2018 /

SENECA – Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) today announced that the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) is the recipient of a $20,624 Orphan or Abandoned Well Plugging (OAWP) Program grant to close two oil wells in the Tippery Meadows Natural Area Preserve in Cranberry Township, Venango County.

PennDOT’s Potential Proposal Precipitates Petition

Mar. 14, 2018 /

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