Avian Influenza Identified in Wildlife in Venango County, Says James

Mar. 29, 2022 /

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).

From a Spending Standpoint: Wolf’s Budget Proposal Would Crater PA’s Economy

Feb. 15, 2022 /

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.

Program Restarts to Give Farmers Funding Opportunities, Says James

Dec. 21, 2021 /

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.

Latest Move to Implement RGGI Creates Major Concern

Dec. 03, 2021 /

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.

James Grateful for Funding for Cranberry Area School District

Nov. 19, 2021 /

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.

James’ Bill on Mining Reclamation Passes House

Nov. 09, 2021 /

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.

House Working to Address Concerns Over Mask Mandate, James Says

Sep. 15, 2021 /

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.

James: ‘Right to Choose is the Only Right Choice’

Jun. 23, 2021 /

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.

James Announces Blight Grant for Franklin

May. 25, 2021 /

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).

James Offers Veteran Outreach Hours on May 18 in Seneca

May. 06, 2021 /

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.

James, Freeman Look to Strengthen Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program

Apr. 22, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Nonprofits would be eligible to join development groups in rehabilitating and re-using historic buildings under the state Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program thanks to legislation introduced by Reps. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) and Robert Freeman (D-Northampton).