My Audio Updates
Here you will find audio clips about important events that have taken place during the current and past Legislative Sessions.
House Majority Leader Rep. Reed Comments on House Passage of 2018-19 State Budget - 6/20/2018
The Fiscal Year 2018-19 General Appropriation bill (House Bill 2121) is on its way to the state Senate for consideration after the House of Representatives passed it Thursday by a vote of 188-10. The $32.7 billion spending plan increases growth by 1.7 percent, which is below the rate of inflation (2.13 percent), requires no additional taxes or revenues and officially erases a deficit. The budget also includes a record high $12.3 billion investment in education from pre-k through 12th grade, with additional increases in funding for career and technical education as well as higher education. The budget bill is expected to be sent to the governor prior to June 30, after anticipated Senate passage.
House Majority Leader Reed Comments on 2018-19 State Budget Bill - Now Headed to Full House for a Vote - 6/19/2018
The Fiscal Year 2018-19 General Appropriation bill (House Bill 2121), the state budget, passed out of the House Appropriations Committee today and is ready for a vote on Wednesday by the full House of Representatives. The budget is expected to be sent to the governor prior to June 30, following anticipated approval by the state Senate. The $32.7 billion spending plan increases growth by 1.7 percent, which is below the rate of inflation (2.13 percent), requires no additional revenues and officially erases a deficit. House Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana) commented on the legislation following committee action.
Majority Leader Comments on House Education Committee Action to Bolster Career and Technical Education in Pennsylvania - 4/18/2018
The House Education Committee has approved a bipartisan package of legislation designed to equip students with the technical and career skills they will need to thrive as they enter the workforce. The package of bills is the result of hearings held and data gathered from 2015 to 2016 by the Select Subcommittee on Technical Education and Career Readiness.
Majority Leader Rep. Reed Comments on Governor's Budget Proposal - 2/6/2018
The Governor unveiled his 2018-19 state budget proposal before a joint session of the Pennsylvania House and Senate in Harrisburg on Tuesday. The Governor’s plan calls for $33 Billion in state spending, approximately $1 Billion more than the Commonwealth spent last year.
House Majority Leader Reed Comments on Gaming Expansion Legislation that would Provide the Final Piece of Funding for the State Budget - 10/25/2017
The Pennsylvania House on Wednesday took up debate on gaming expansion legislation that may be the final piece of the funding puzzle for this year's state budget. Majority Leader Dave Reed said the bill which was amended by the Senate on Wednesday evening represents a long process of compromise and is expected to generate much needed revenues for state government. The House is expected to vote on the gaming expansion package on Thursday.
Majority Leader Reed Comments on New House Revenue Plan that Completes the State Budget Without Tax Increases - 9/13/2017
House Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana) commented Wednesday on a new state revenue plan that puts taxpayers first and does not require increasing the tax burden on Pennsylvania citizens. The revenue plan is viewed by House Republicans as a financially responsible effort that does not rely on increased state borrowing and calls for utilizing existing funds from dormant state accounts to help balance the nearly $32 billion state budget. The revenue plan will be considered by the House late Wednesday evening and a final vote is expected to take place on Friday.
House Republican Leaders Call for the Attorney General to Investigate Irregularities in Tuesday’s Special Election in Philadelphia - 3/22/2017
House Republican leaders held a press conference Wednesday in the state Capitol to call on the Pennsylvania Attorney General to investigate alleged election irregularities that occurred in the Special Election held Tuesday for 197th Legislative District in Philadelphia. Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) and Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana) were joined by House Republican leaders in calling for an investigation following reports of multiple violations of Pennsylvania’s Election Code. Majority Leader Reed said House Republicans feel ample evidence exists to justify a full and thorough state level investigation of this special election.
Reed Says House Republicans Encouraged by Cost Saving Measures Proposed in Governor’s Budget Plan - 2/7/2017
Lawmakers heard Gov. Tom Wolf deliver his budget address for the 2017-18 fiscal year today in Harrisburg before a joint session of the Pennsylvania General Assembly. The governor’s proposed $32.34 billion spending plan includes a call for a modest increase in revenue, but includes a number of departmental consolidations and cost-saving measures. House Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana County) said lawmakers have some concerns with the specifics of the proposal, but are generally encouraged by the governor’s willingness to participate in efforts to streamline, rebuild and restart state government.
Reed Comments on His Re-election as Majority Leader - 11/15/2016
The 122 members of the incoming Pennsylvania House Republican Caucus today re-elected Rep. Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny County) as their choice for Speaker of the House of Representatives and Rep. Dave Reed (R-Indiana County) as Majority Leader for the 2017-2018 legislative session. The formal election for Speaker will take place in the full House when the 2017-18 legislative session begins in January. The House Republican leadership team will also include: Majority Whip - Rep. Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster); Appropriations Chairman - Rep. Stan Saylor (R-York); Caucus Chair - Rep. Marcy Toepel (R-Montgomery); Policy Committee Chair - Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre, Mifflin); Caucus Administrator – Rep. Kurt Masser (R- Columbia, Montour, Northumberland); and Caucus Secretary – Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Armstrong, Clarion, Forest).
Reed Says New Unemployment Compensation Reforms Will Help Thousands of PA Workers and Save the System $1.5 Billion - 11/3/2016
Legislation that will bring comprehensive reforms to the state’s unemployment compensation system was signed into law today by Gov. Tom Wolf. House Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana County) said the new law, formerly House Bill 319, strengthens the solvency of the Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund and makes thousands of laid off seasonal workers eligible for benefits, while saving the system as much as $1.5 billion in coming years.