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.

Topper Wishes House Speaker Well in Retirement

Jun. 10, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Earlier today, Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) announced his retirement from public service. In response, Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) issued the following statement:

House Approves Responsible Short-Term Budget, Topper Says

May. 26, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives today approved a $25.8 billion short-term budget. In response to the action, House Appropriations Committee member Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) issued the following statement:

Bill to End Childhood Marriage Now Law, Topper Says

May. 11, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania minors have protection from predatory marriages after the governor signed into law House Bill 360 to prohibit marriages before the age of 18, Reps. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) and Perry Warren (D-Bucks) announced.

Topper Issues Statement of Wolf’s Plan to Create Coronavirus Corps

May. 06, 2020 /

“I find it very disturbing that the governor is attempting to unilaterally create a new government program that has the potential to cost taxpayers millions of dollars. The plan, as has been the case with many of the plans from this administration during this time of crisis, lacks details and specifics."

House Republicans Along Pennsylvania’s Southern Tier Issue Statement on Wolf’s Regional Council

Apr. 23, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Wolf took the unprecedented step to join a regional council of governors to dictate how and when stay-at-home orders will be lifted, and Pennsylvania businesses will reopen during the COVID-19 crisis. In response, a group of Republican members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, comprised of Reps Kate Klunk (R-York), Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton), Paul Schemel (R-Franklin), Dan Moul (R-Adams), Mike Jones (R-York), John Lawrence (R-Chester/Lancaster) Matt Dowling (R-Somerset/Fayette), Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) and House Majority Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) and House Appropriations Chair Stan Saylor (R-York), whose districts are along the state’s southern tier issued the following statement:

Topper Issues Statement to Bring Parity for Pennsylvania Businesses

Apr. 14, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) joined House colleagues to approve legislation to put Pennsylvania businesses at parity with their competitors in the Commonwealth and in surrounding states. In response to passage of Senate Bill 613, Topper issued the following statement:

Topper Responds to Wolf’s Spend-More, Tax-More Budget Proposal

Feb. 04, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – During a joint session of the General Assembly on Tuesday, Gov. Tom Wolf gave his yearly budget address. Like in years past, he’s asking for increased spending as part of his $36.6 billion budget plan, an increase of $2.05 billion over the enacted current budget. In response to the address, Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) issued the following statement:

State Tax Forms Available in Topper’s Offices

Jan. 28, 2020 /

BEDFORD – State tax forms for the 2019 tax year are now available at the district offices of Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) located in Bedford, McConnellsburg and Mercersburg.

Sonney, Topper and Schroeder Unveil Legislative Package to Reform and Update PASSHE

Jan. 21, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Today, House Education Committee Chairman Curt Sonney (R-Erie) and Reps. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) and Meghan Schroeder (R-Bucks) joined together with Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) Chancellor Daniel Greenstein and chair of PASSHE’s Board of Governors Cynthia Shapira to unveil a package of bills designed to update, improve and reform PASSHE.

Hours Extended at Topper’s McConnellsburg Office

Jan. 16, 2020 /

BEDFORD – To better serve the community, Rep. Jesse Topper’s (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) McConnellsburg office, located at 421 Lincoln Way East, will now be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursdays.