PA REP. STEPHANIE BOROWICZ: COVID-19 UPDATE-GOVERNOR WOLF’S UNCONSTITUTIONAL DICTATES WARRANT FEDERAL INVESTIGATION
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On behalf of the Independence State of Pennsylvania, we are calling on United States Attorney General William Barr and the Department of Justice to investigate the heavy-handed dictates of the Wolf Administration during the COVID-19 emergency.
“The Constitution is not suspended in times of crisis,” or in the words of Ronald Reagan: “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.”
|We Hear You: House Actions Help Guide State Toward Safe Reopening
With Pennsylvania employers, workers and families continuing to struggle in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the House was back in session this week continuing our work to reopen businesses safely so people can return to work and support their families.
From the moment the governor abruptly announced his unconstitutional statewide business closure order in mid-March, the House has been fighting to bring openness, transparency and logic to the process.
We have taken action on bills to reopen construction (which is slated to open today), golf courses (also slated to reopen today, along with privately owned campgrounds, marinas and guided fishing trips), as well as automobile dealers, smaller retail stores, real estate, garden centers, pet groomers and more.
In fact, while we were debating legislation in the House to safely reopen the real estate industry, the Wolf administration issued new guidance to allow certain transactions to proceed.
Thank you for sharing your questions and concerns with us; we hear you, and it is making a difference.
Other bills advanced by the House this week:
None of this could have been achieved without the people making their voices heard.
While this is great news, there are more sectors of PA’s economy that are ready to open safely and follow CDC guidelines. It is a matter of survival for more businesses to reopen now!
|Elective Surgeries Restored
Last week, I joined with more than 50 of my House Republican colleagues in sending a letter calling on PA Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine to help save our struggling hospitals and other health care providers by lifting the COVID-19 prohibition on elective surgeries.
As a direct result, the Department of Health has released new guidance that will allow hospitals and surgical centers to resume non-emergent surgeries and procedures, as long as the facilities remain prepared should they need to respond to COVID-19 cases.