Latest Audio Your browser does not support HTML5 video. 00:00 00:00 00:00 Rep. Keefer Comments on the Governor's Budget Proposals Feb. 05, 2019 Download Gov. Tom Wolf unveiled his 2019-2020 state budget proposal on Tuesday in Harrisburg. The $34 billion spending plan represents a nearly 1 billion dollar increase in state spending over last year. Rep. Dawn Keefer (R-York & Cumberland) said the Governor's budget plan contains significant spending increases for the coming year. Your browser does not support HTML5 video. 00:00 00:00 00:00 Rep. Dawn Keefer Comments on Pension Report Dec. 21, 2018 Download The Public Pension Management and Asset Investment Review Commission has released its report, including recommendations to improve the transparency and management of investment expenses and returns of the Public School Employees’ Retirement System (PSERS) and the Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement System (SERS). Your browser does not support HTML5 video. 00:00 00:00 00:00 House Approves Keefer Legislation to Cut Government Red Tape May. 03, 2018 Download As part of ongoing efforts to reduce burdensome state regulations, the House of Representatives this week approved legislation authored by Rep. Dawn Keefer (R-York/Cumberland) that would allow businesses to thrive, stimulate economic growth and decrease unnecessary government oversight. House Bill 1237, known as the Pennsylvania REINS Act (Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act), would establish an enhanced review process for major regulations that impose a substantial cost burden on communities, businesses or the Commonwealth. Rep. Keefer’s bill now goes to the Senate for consideration. Your browser does not support HTML5 video. 00:00 00:00 00:00 Rep. Keefer Comments on Governor's Budget Proposal Feb. 06, 2018 Download 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. Your browser does not support HTML5 video. 00:00 00:00 00:00 Rep. Keefer Comments on Efforts to Control Budget Spending Feb. 01, 2018 Download In anticipation of the Governor’s Budget Address next week, a group of lawmakers gathered in Harrisburg on Thursday to ask the Governor and legislators to craft a state spending plan that forces Pennsylvania to live within its means. Members of the Commonsense Caucus commented on the economic impact of overregulation, the burden of duplicitous government programs, and the stagnating effect of welfare programs which discourage workforce participation, as well as the hole the state has dug for itself by allowing spending to outpace our rate of growth. Your browser does not support HTML5 video. 00:00 00:00 00:00 Keefer Joins Business Leaders in Call for State Regulatory Reforms to Spur Job Creation and Economic Growth Jan. 16, 2018 Download House Republican lawmakers and business leaders introduced a package of Regulatory Reforms Tuesday in Harrisburg aimed at improving the state’s business climate and reining-in government regulatory overreach. The bill are based on information gathered in the House State Government Committee’s Regulatory Overreach Report, which included findings from a series of public hearings held across the state last year that included testimony from various employers, organizations and experts on state regulatory policy. The report called for reforms to Pennsylvania’s restrictive regulatory system that is credited with holding back business development, limiting job creation and crippling economic growth.Rep. Dawn Keefer (R-Cumberland & York) offered comments on the package of legislation. Your browser does not support HTML5 video. 00:00 00:00 00:00 Rep. Keefer Comments on House Republican Welfare Reform Plan Jan. 02, 2018 Download House Republican lawmakers called for action on legislation to help contain costs and bring real reform to Pennsylvania’s welfare system. Reps. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne) and Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Dauphin) announced a package of bills Tuesday in Harrisburg to give more Pennsylvania families an opportunity to improve their quality of life, while tackling waste, fraud and abuse from within the current benefit system. The package also contains measures aimed at enhancing the value of work and strong families, while recognizing that those receiving benefits need help to gain financial independence, not continue a life of dependence. Rep. Dawn Keefer (R-Cumberland & York) attended the news conference and offered comments on the package of legislation. Your browser does not support HTML5 video. 00:00 00:00 00:00 Keefer Introduces Bill to Hold Regulators Accountable Apr. 26, 2017 Download Legislation designed to give the General Assembly a vote on burdensome regulations promulgated by state agencies has been introduced in Harrisburg. House Bill 1237 would require the independent fiscal office to determine the cost of regulations, and refer those regulations with a fiscal impact greater than $1 million to the House and Senate for a vote. Rep. Dawn Keefer (R-Cumberland, York) said her bill would allow taxpayers to be represented before costly statutes are implemented. Your browser does not support HTML5 video. 00:00 00:00 00:00 Rep. Dawn Keefer Sworn-in for New Legislative Session in Harrisburg Jan. 03, 2017 Download The Pennsylvania House opened its 201st legislative session Tuesday in Harrisburg with the swearing in of a 121 member Republican majority, which represents the largest Republican House majority in decades. This includes 12 newly elected Republican members of the House. Rep. Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny County) was also formally re-elected to a second term as Speaker of the House of Representatives. The House Republican leadership team also includes: Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana County); Majority Whip Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster); Appropriations Chair Stan Saylor (R-York); Republican Caucus Chair Marcy Toepel (R-Montgomery); Policy Committee Chair Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre & Mifflin); Caucus Administrator Kurt Masser (R- Columbia, Montour & Northumberland); and Caucus Secretary Donna Oberlander (R-Armstrong, Clarion & Forest). Rep. Keefer offered her observations as a new member of the House and outlined personal priorities for the coming session.