Mihalek, Marcell, Mercuri Stand With Israel; Proposal Would Prohibit Divestment by Colleges

Jun. 28, 2024 /

HARRISBURG –Reps. Natalie Mihalek (R-Allegheny/Washington), Kristin Marcell (R-Bucks) and Rob Mercuri (R-Allegheny) today announced legislation that would solidify the Commonwealth’s support for Israel by withholding state funds from any institution of higher learning that boycotts or divests from Israel, as well as prohibiting holdings in the Pennsylvania State Treasury or Commonwealth pension funds from being divested from Israel.

Marcell, White and Mercuri Call Out House Democrats Inaction to Combat Antisemitism

Jun. 24, 2024 /

HARRISBURG – Today, Reps. Kristin Marcell (R-Bucks), Martina White (R-Philadelphia), and Rob Mercuri (R-Allegheny) held a press conference to announce a discharge resolution for House Bill 1986. The resolution is in response to the Democratic majority’s failure to advance any legislation to address the rise of antisemitic actions and confrontations that have been occurring on college campuses and in Pennsylvania communities. While several legislators have introduced legislation to counter antisemitism, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives has failed to take a sufficiently clear stance on this issue.

Mercuri Commends Commitment to Eliminate Antisemitism on College Campuses

Mar. 01, 2024 /

HARRISBURG – Reacting to a House Appropriation Committee hearing with heads of state-related universities on Thursday, Feb. 29 with the state-related universities, Rep. Rob Mercuri (R-Allegheny) commended the presidents on their affirmation of conduct codes prohibiting antisemitic words and actions on their campuses.

Mercuri Commends Funding for Fire and EMS Companies in 28th District

Feb. 13, 2024 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Rob Mercuri (R-Allegheny) today announced 12 fire and emergency medical services (EMS) companies in the 28th Legislative District will collectively receive nearly $170,000 in state grants through the Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service Grant Program.

Mercuri Comments on Gov. Shapiro’s 2024-25 Budget Proposal

Feb. 06, 2024 /

HARRISBURG – Today, Rep. Rob Mercuri (R-Allegheny) released the following statement regarding Gov. Josh Shapiro’s 2024-25 state budget address. Shapiro’s initial proposal is a $48.34 billion budget for the fiscal year, increasing state spending by $3.7 billion, or 8.4%, over the current fiscal year.

House Republican Members Announce Upcoming Legislative Package to Combat Antisemitism in Education

Dec. 11, 2023 /

HARRISBURG – Recognizing the rise in antisemitism in Pennsylvania and recognizing more needs to be done in Pennsylvania’s education system following congressional testimony by former University of Pennsylvania President Liz Magill, several House Republicans Monday announced an upcoming package of legislation aimed at combatting antisemitism in Pennsylvania’s education system.

Mercuri to Participate in Legislative Panel on Budget, Energy, Workforce

Aug. 03, 2023 /

WHAT: Rep. Rob Mercuri (R-Allegheny) will take part in a panel discussion hosted by Americans for Prosperity-Pennsylvania on Pennsylvania’s budget impasse, modernization of the energy sector and workforce needed to bring the Commonwealth forward. The event will conclude with a question-and-answer period.