HARRISBURG – Surrounded by dozens of grassroots organizers and concerned citizens at a Capitol news conference, Rep. Rick Saccone (R-Washington/Allegheny) today urged his legislative colleagues to pass House Bill 1728, the National Motto Display Act.
WHAT: In celebration of the 150th anniversary of “In God We Trust” being imprinted on American coins and in recognition to Pennsylvania’s rich heritage in the development of America’s national motto, a rally and news conference will be held in support of House Bill 1728. If adopted, this measure would lead to the posting of our national motto “In God We Trust” in all public school buildings in the Commonwealth.
HARRISBURG – Many people are unaware that the practice of placing the national motto of the United States, “In God We Trust,” on America’s coins began nearly 150 years ago in Pennsylvania. This lack of awareness could change if a measure sponsored by Rep. Rick Saccone (R-Allegheny/Washington) passes the Legislature and is signed into law.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Rick Saccone (R-Washington/Allegheny) has announced he will introduce legislation to open up additional state forest lands for natural gas exploration to raise revenue for the repair of thousands of structurally deficient Pennsylvania bridges.
With the addition of the 96th co-sponsor in the state House, we are inching closer to real property tax reform. House Bill 76 would eliminate the school property tax and replace it with a 1 percent increase in sales tax and about the same increase in the Personal Income Tax (PIT).
HARRISBURG — Rep. Rick Saccone (R-Washington/Allegheny) issued the following statement after FirstEnergy announced the closing of two coal-fired power plants, including the Mitchell Power Station in Courtney. Saccone was particularly critical of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) overregulation of the coal industry:
HARRISBURG — Rep. Rick Saccone (R-Allegheny/Washington) issued the following statement after the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed its version of the 2013-14 state budget:
Once again House Bill 76 was introduced in the Legislature and once again it is stalled by ignorance and special interests. House Bill 76 would eliminate the school property tax and replace it with a 1 percent increase in sales tax and about the same increase in Personal Income Tax (PIT). It would also subject more items to the sales tax, like chewing gum, magazines and some services, but not food on the WIC list and not on clothes under $50.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Rick Saccone (R-Washington/Allegheny), joined by Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) and nine other members, was flanked by pro-life advocates today at a news conference to mark the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln calling for a national day of fasting and prayer.
A news conference to discuss House Resolution 17, which honors the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln declaring a national day of fasting. Participants will discuss the wisdom of Lincoln’s proclamation, its relevance to today, and how various organizations and individuals across the Commonwealth will mark “National Fast Day” on April 30.
The majority of state legislators in Pennsylvania House of Representatives believe that the right to bear arms must be vigorously defended, as evidenced by the pass of Castle Doctrine (Act 10 of 2011).
HARRISBURG – In a move to protect the children from online sexual predators, the House unanimously approved legislation authored by Rep. Rick Saccone (R-Washington/Allegheny) on April 8. The measure, House Bill 90, enjoyed the support of both Democrats and Republicans and earned the endorsement of Attorney General Kathleen Kane.
I read with great disappointment misinformed editorials in some media outlets on House Bill 90, which allows law enforcement to aggressively pursue child sex predators on the Internet. On any given day, we combat nearly 3,000 of these deviants exchanging the most vile child pornography one can imagine. Every child in those pictures has been sexually exploited and may be in continuous and imminent danger.
HARRISBURG – In March 1863, President Abraham Lincoln signed a proclamation declaring April 30 as a “National Fast Day” so that the citizens of the United States might “recognize the sublime truth that those nations are blessed that honor God.” To honor the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s proclamation, Rep. Rick Saccone (R-Washington/Allegheny) introduced House Resolution 17.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Rick Saccone (R-Washington/Allegheny) joined the majority in the House of Representatives to pass House Bill 790, historic legislation that transitions Pennsylvania state government out of the liquor business and ends a monopoly that dates back to the era of Prohibition. Following passage of the bill tonight, Saccone issued this statement: