Measure would ensure autonomous oversight of attorney general’s office
HARRISBURG — With Pennsylvania’s attorney general mired in a scandal where she is accused of violating grand jury secrecy rules, a state House committee on Saturday in Harrisburg approved legislation introduced by Rep. Mike Vereb (R-Montgomery) to re-establish the Commonwealth’s independent counsel law.
HARRISBURG — One week after the governor issued a death sentence reprieve to a convicted rapist and murderer, the state House today approved a resolution introduced by Rep. Mike Vereb (R-Montgomery) condemning the governor’s failure to uphold the law.
HARRISBURG — Less than one week after Pennsylvania’s governor failed for the second time since taking office to carry out a lawfully imposed death sentence, the House Judiciary Committee today in Harrisburg approved a resolution condemning his actions.
HARRISBURG — After the governor of Pennsylvania today signaled he will fail to carry out a death sentence for the second time since taking office, state Rep. Mike Vereb (R-Montgomery) said the governor’s actions signal a lack of respect for the Commonwealth’s legal system.
WHAT: A news conference in response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s unilateral enactment of what amounts to a moratorium on the death penalty, thereby delaying justice for victims of crime. The news conference will specifically highlight that the governor’s actions defy the important role played by the other co-equal branches of government in securing justice.
HARRISBURG — The state House of Representatives today unanimously passed a resolution introduced by Rep. Mike Vereb (R-Montgomery) honoring the National Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) on its 100th anniversary.
HARRISBURG – The state House today in Harrisburg approved a resolution initially introduced by Rep. Mike Vereb (R-Montgomery) honoring the service of police officers in the Commonwealth and across America by making 2015 the Year of the Law Enforcement Officer in Pennsylvania.
COLLEGEVILLE – State Rep. Mike Vereb (R-Montgomery) on Saturday, April 18, from 9-11 a.m. will host a shredder event at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 98 to help protect constituents against the threat of identity theft.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Mike Vereb (R-Montgomery) today announced that House Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana) has appointed him to the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) Board of Directors.
HARRISBURG — Surrounded by colleagues, law enforcement professionals and victims of some of the most horrific crimes in Pennsylvania, state Rep. Mike Vereb (R-Montgomery) today at a Capitol news conference in Harrisburg unveiled a resolution calling on the governor of Pennsylvania to reverse his recent suspension of the death penalty.
WHAT: A news conference to draw attention to the suffering of crime victims in Pennsylvania who – beginning tomorrow with the first death row inmate to escape execution through the governor’s actions – will be denied justice as a result of the governor’s death penalty moratorium and announce steps the House will take to address this important issue.
WHAT: A Basic Education Funding Commission hearing to gather testimony from officials with experience and knowledge related to career and technical schools to help with the overall goal of developing a state funding formula to disperse Commonwealth dollars to school districts across Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG — With the Feb. 15 deadline to acquire health insurance through Pennsylvania’s health exchange marketplace drawing near, state Rep. Mike Vereb (R-Montgomery) will host a health care enrollment event on Feb. 12 from noon until 7 p.m. at the Lower Providence Township Building to help Montgomery County residents sign up for coverage.
HARRISBURG — Although former Philadelphia Eagles running back Ricky Watters spent his National Football League (NFL) career avoiding tackles, he joined state Rep. Mike Vereb (R-Montgomery) and REACH (Road to Educational Achievement through CHoice) Foundation Executive Director Otto Banks in the state House Monday in Harrisburg to tackle the issue of educational opportunity.
HARRISBURG — State Rep. Mike Vereb (R-Montgomery) today was appointed to serve on the powerful House Appropriations Committee, which is highly involved in the state budget process, and three other committees that deal with a wide range of legislation.