Lawmakers Learn About Being a First Responder

The Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee recently participated in fire and EMS training in Pittsburgh. They participated in ladder drills, CPR training and fire fighting in order to get a first-hand glimpse into the lives of our emergency responders.

Gabler Discusses Need to Further Support Emergency Responders

In this edition of Legislative Report, state Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) talks about challenges being faced by Pennsylvania’s volunteer fire companies and emergency medical service providers, as well as ways the General Assembly is looking for lift burdens they face.

Gabler Meets in Harrisburg with United States Secretary of Education

On Thursday, Sept. 19, state Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) was part of a group of state officials to meet privately with United States Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, who was visiting the state Capitol. Gabler focused on the role of school choice during his opportunity to ask questions and make comments.

Gabler, House Committee Advance Package of Emergency Responder Bills

On Wednesday, Sept. 18, the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee overwhelmingly passed ten pieces of legislation designed to support Pennsylvania’s firefighters and emergency medical service providers. Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) spoke in favor of his House Bill 1705, which would authorize school districts to offer a property tax credit for volunteer first responders.

Gabler Applauds Groundbreaking Military Families Legislation

State Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) attended the July 1 signing of Act 32 of 2019, which expands the existing Pennsylvania National Guard Military Education Program to include the spouse or child of a National Guard member.

Gabler Supports Voter Reforms

On Thursday, June 27, state Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) spoke on the House floor in support of Senate Bill 48, legislation that would enact election reforms which include assisting Pennsylvania counties with costs associated with replacement of voting systems.

State Budget Plan Moving Ahead

Rep. Matt Gabler comments on the 2019-20 Pennsylvania state budget proposal. The budget plan includes no new taxes, historic levels of funding for education, and saves for the future.

Gabler Legislation Supports Coal Industry Jobs

On June 20, the House unanimously passed legislation authored by state Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) that would allow coal refuse disposal sites to stay in business during tough economic times.

Gabler Looks For Better Ways to Assist PA Veterans

The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs is launching a regional outreach initiative in an effort to locate, contact, advise, assist and facilitate access for veterans throughout the state. Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk), himself a major in the PA Army National Guard, recently met with Major General (Ret.) Eric G. Weller, who supervises the administration of state veterans programs, outreach and reintegration and veteran initiatives for nearly 820,000 veterans and their dependents.

Gabler Testifies Before House Committee on Coal Industry Legislation

On Tuesday, June 11, state Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) addressed the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee before their vote on his legislation that would allow coal refuse disposal sites to stay in business during tough economic times.