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.

House Advances Topper’s Nurse Practitioners Legislation

Sep. 30, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Continuing efforts to ensure residents have access to quality health care, the House Professional Licensure Committee approved on Tuesday amended legislation by Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) to improve Pennsylvania’s Professional Nursing Law.

Committee Moves Topper Bill to Increase Pennsylvanian’s Access to Health Care

Sep. 15, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – To ensure Pennsylvanians have access to quality health care, the House Professional Licensure Committee approved legislation by Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) to fully join the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, allowing practitioners to use telemedicine to treat patients in all member states.

House Approves Topper, Reese Bills Protecting Families’, School Districts’ Education Decisions

Sep. 02, 2020 /

Protecting the right of Pennsylvania families and school districts to choose what is best for students, the House today approved two pieces of legislation by Reps. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) and Mike Reese (R-Somerset/Westmoreland). House Bills 2787 and 2788 ensure that local districts, parents and students are the ultimate decision makers when it comes to a child’s education and participation in extracurricular activities.