HARRISBURG - Rep. Russ Diamond (R-Lebanon) has been appointed by House Speaker Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) to serve as the chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Information Technology and Communication under the State Government Committee for the 2021-22 Legislative Session.
HARRISBURG - Today the House passed House Bill 55, legislation that Rep. Russ Diamond (R-Lebanon) strongly advocated for in 2020 as Gov. Tom Wolf’s business restrictions resulted in an unemployment rate of over 10%.
HARRISBURG - House leaders have named Rep. Russ Diamond (R-Lebanon) to four committees for the 2021-22 Legislative Session, including Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Gaming Oversight, Liquor Control, and State Government.
HARRISBURG – A group of state lawmakers performing extensive analysis of election data today revealed troubling discrepancies between the numbers of total votes counted and total number of voters who voted in the 2020 General Election, and as a result are questioning how the results of the presidential election could possibly have been certified by Secretary of the Commonwealth Kathy Boockvar and Governor Tom Wolf. These findings are in addition to prior concerns regarding actions by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the Secretary, and others impacting the conduct of the election.
Rep. Russ Diamond (R-Lebanon), recently appointed by House Speaker Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) to the Pennsylvania Election Law Advisory Board and a member of the House State Government Committee, signed onto a letter to Vice President Michael R. Pence asking him to consider the alarming amount of election irregularities and fraudulent activity in the 2020 General Election in Pennsylvania in advance of the qualification of electors and tabulation of Electoral College votes by Congress.
HARRISBURG - A group of Pennsylvania lawmakers introduced a resolution disputing the 2020 General Election Statewide Contest Results. The members of the General Assembly issued the following statement:
WHAT: After Dominion Voting Systems backed out of attending a fact-finding hearing of the State Government Committee, acting Chairman Seth Grove (R-York) will hold a press conference with members of the committee to discuss the election.
HARRISBURG - State Rep. Russ Diamond (R-Lebanon) joined a group of Pennsylvania lawmakers today in calling for investigatory hearings and a legislative-led audit of the 2020 General Election, and demanding that election results not be certified until a comprehensive audit is completed. The members of the General Assembly delivered the following statement:
HARRISBURG - Rep. Russ Diamond (R-Lebanon), recently appointed by House Speaker Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) to the Pennsylvania Election Law Advisory Board, is committed to working to review every aspect of the 2020 General Election to ensure the Commonwealth has a more certain process in the future in which voters can have confidence.
HARRISBURG - Representative Russ Diamond today issued the following response to a statement issued earlier by Gov. Tom Wolf:
HARRISBURG - Rep. Russ Diamond (R-Lebanon) has been appointed by House Speaker Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) to serve as one of 23 members on the Election Law Advisory Board within the Join State Government Commission. The board was established as a component of Act 12 of 2020, which modernized the Commonwealth’s electoral system.
(Lebanon, PA) – AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free, volunteer-based tax preparation and assistance service is suspending in-person tax preparation services in all Pennsylvania sites including Lebanon County. As the coronavirus pandemic evolves, AARP Foundation and its community partners has determined that the Tax-Aide program can NOT open any of its in-person sites for the remainder of the tax season, which has been extended to July 15. The health and safety of program volunteers and taxpayers remains AARP Foundation’s top priority, and this decision about re-opening was made with that in mind.
WHAT: Rep. Russ Diamond (R-Lebanon), Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-Franklin/York/Adams), Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware) and Sen. Mike Regan (R-Cumberland/York) will be holding a press conference on the passage of Diamond’s House Resolution 836 by the General Assembly. The resolution required by law that the governor must end the COVID-19 emergency declaration.
HARRISBURG - Rep. Russ Diamond (R-Lebanon) has introduced House Resolution 879, which urges the immediate removal or resignation of Pennsylvania Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine in response to the horrific results of the department’s COVID-19 policy in regard to nursing homes and other facilities where Levine has direct oversight. As of May 15, 2,991 of Pennsylvania's 4,342 COVID-19 deaths, or 68.8%, occurred in such facilities.
HARRISBURG - Rep. Russ Diamond (R-Lebanon) recorded the below video message to his constituents yesterday in response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s accusations this week that Lebanon County public officials have acted “cowardly” by taking steps independently of the governor’s office to move the county to the “yellow phase” of the governor’s reopening plan.
HARRISBURG - House Bill 2429, introduced by Rep. Russ Diamond (R-Lebanon) and co-sponsored by Reps. Kate Klunk (R-York) and Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland), passed the House today. Diamond, Klunk and Ecker applaud its passage and urge the Senate to move the bill forward.
HARRISBURG - Rep. Russ Diamond (R-Lebanon) has introduced House Bill 2429, which would grant a waiver to the governor's COVID-19 Business Closure Order to all lawn and garden equipment and supplies stores that can adhere to the social distancing practices and other mitigation measures defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), effectively opening them up for in-person operations.
HARRISBURG - Rep. Russ Diamond (R-Lebanon) today introduced a resolution that would allow the General Assembly to terminate the COVID-19 Disaster Emergency declared by the governor, if the need arises.
LEBANON - The Lebanon Valley Mall announced today that they will close tomorrow morning in response to the governor’s statewide shutdown order of non-essential stores. The district office of Rep. Russ Diamond (R-Lebanon), which is located inside the mall, will be closed as well as a result. The governor’s order is in effect until March 27.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Russ Diamond (R-Lebanon) today announced that the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC) approved a $4,000 Cultural and Historical Support Grant to both the Historic Shaefferstown Inc. and the Lebanon County Historical Society.