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.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Russ Diamond (R-Lebanon) today announced that every school in the 102nd District was awarded School Safety and Security Grant Program Funds totaling $576,000 by the Pennsylvanian Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD)’s School Safety and Security Committee.
Just last month, a new Marist Poll was published that revealed an overwhelming majority of Americans oppose domestic taxpayer funding of abortion.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Russ Diamond (R-Lebanon) issued the following statement in response to the governor’s budget proposal:
HARRISBURG – Rep. Russ Diamond (R-Lebanon) released the following statement today announcing his intent to introduce an amendment to a voting reform bill that would strip it of language regarding access to campaign expense records.
HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Russ Diamond (R-Lebanon) to fight the waste, fraud and abuse of welfare benefits in the Commonwealth was approved by the Senate Aging and Youth Committee today.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Russ Diamond (R-Lebanon) announced today that the Eastern Lebanon County School Campus located in Jackson Township, Lebanon County, will receive a grant of $980,666 from the Commonwealth Financing Authority Pipeline Investment Program.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Russ Diamond (R-Lebanon) will be hosting a hunting and trapping seminar at the Myerstown Rod & Gun Club, located at 999 N College St., Myerstown, Thursday, Sept. 12 at 6:30 p.m.
HARRISBURG – In support of the Commonwealth’s top industry, Rep. Russ Diamond (R-Lebanon) drafted legislation to establish a business resource and reference center for farmers. The House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee passed the bill unanimously today.
HARRISBURG – Legislation drafted by Rep. Russ Diamond (R-Lebanon) to fight the waste, fraud and abuse of welfare benefits in the Commonwealth received unanimous support from the House today.