Hours Extended at Topper’s McConnellsburg Office

Nov. 18, 2021 /

BEDFORD – To better serve the community, Rep. Jesse Topper’s (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) McConnellsburg office, located at 421 Lincoln Way East, will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. starting on Wednesday, Dec. 1.

Topper, Local Officials to Dedicate Bridge for Fallen Hero

Nov. 08, 2021 /

WHAT: U.S. Army Sgt. Charles Warsing was killed in action during the Vietnam War in in 1968. To ensure his sacrifice is remembered, the Pennsylvania Route 913 bridge over the Raystown Branch Juniata River in Liberty Township, Bedford County, will be designated as the Sgt. Charles Warsing Memorial Bridge.

Topper, Mihalek Co-host Hearing on Higher Education Funding

Oct. 04, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Reps. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton), chairman of House Education Committee’s Subcommittee on Higher Education, and Natalie Mihalek (R-Allegheny/Washington), chairwoman of the House Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Education, held a joint hearing this morning on higher education funding in Pennsylvania.

Topper, Mihalek to Lead Joint Hearing on Higher Education Funding in Pennsylvania

Oct. 01, 2021 /

WHAT: The House Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Education and the House Education Committee Subcommittee on Higher Education will hold a joint hearing to review higher education funding in Pennsylvania. This year’s budget spends $1.86 billion on higher education and it is prudent for the House to review expenditures to ensure taxpayers’ dollars are being spent appropriately.

Topper Issues Statement on Wolf Mask Mandate

Aug. 31, 2021 /

BEDFORD – In response to the governor issuing a mask mandate for K-12 schools and day care facilities, Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) issued the following statement:

Hearing to Examine Higher Education Funding, Subcommittee Chairs Announce

Aug. 05, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Natalie Mihalek (R-Allegheny/Washington) and Rep. Jesse Topper (R- Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) today announced the scheduling of a joint hearing by the House Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Education, chaired by Mihalek, and the House Education Committee Subcommittee on Higher Education, chaired by Topper, to review higher education funding in Pennsylvania.

Topper Issues Statement on Responsible Budget

Jun. 25, 2021 / Press Release

HARRISBURG – The General Assembly approved today a responsible budget that addresses the needs of today while planning for the future. In response, Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton), who sits on the House Appropriations Committee, which investigates yearly budget requests and creates budgets, issued the following statement:

Who Will Rebuild Pennsylvania?

Mar. 16, 2021 /

Many new lessons were learned throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, but for me, long standing ideals about the role of government were reinforced. An overreaching and intrusive government, no matter how well intended, will always create more problems than it solves.

Trout Stocking Schedules Available at Topper’s Offices

Mar. 10, 2021 /

BEDFORD – Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) announced that copies of this year’s Pennsylvania trout stocking schedule are now available in his district offices in Bedford, Mercersburg and McConnellsburg.

LBFC Denies Election Audit, Topper Issues Statement

Nov. 23, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – In a rare move, the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee (LBFC) today chose not to exercise its oversight ability when it voted against conducting an audit of the 2020 general election. In response, Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton), who sponsored House Resolution 1100 requesting that the committee conduct the audit, issued the following statement:

Topper Issues Statement on No-Tax-Increase Budget

Nov. 20, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – The House approved today the final portion of the 2020-21 budget that respects taxpayers. In response, Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) issued the following statement:

House Approves Topper Resolution Requiring Non-Partisan Election Audit

Nov. 19, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives today approved House Resolution 1100 to require the non-partisan Legislative Budget and Finance Committee (LBFC) to coordinate a risk-limiting audit of the election. Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton), the sponsor of the measure, issued the following statement:

Topper Resolution Requiring Non-Partisan Election Audit Approved

Nov. 18, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – In an effort to ensure the public’s trust in Pennsylvania’s election process, the House State Government Committee today approved House Resolution 1100 by Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) to require the non-partisan Legislative Budget and Finance Committee (LBFC) to conduct a risk-limiting audit of the election.

Metzgar, Topper, Langerholc Announce Over $103,000 in School Safety Funding to Bedford County Districts

Nov. 16, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – State Reps. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) and Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) and Sen. Wayne Langerholc (R-Bedford/Cambria/Clearfield) today announced that school districts in Bedford County have been awarded $103,581 in Safe Schools Target Grants, administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). Grants are awarded to schools to prevent and reduce violent incidents, to purchase safety and security-related equipment, and to provide for the training and compensation of school resource and police officers.

Nursing Bill Provides a Shot in the Arm for Pennsylvania's Health System

Oct. 23, 2020 / Press Release

Earlier this year, the media’s focus on COVID-19 centered on fears that the virus would overwhelm America’s health care services. In response, state governors—including Gov. Tom Wolf—began suspending regulations to improve capacity and care. These suspensions contained the implicit understanding that some regulations in health care do more harm than good. Why else suspend them during a crisis?

Topper’s Nurse Practitioners Legislation Advances to the Senate

Oct. 20, 2020 /

HARRISBURG ¬– As millions of Pennsylvanians face inadequate access to health care, the House today advanced legislation by Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) to increase opportunities for resident to receive care by improving Pennsylvania’s Professional Nursing Law.