Voting is a Responsibility

During House floor debate June 27 on election code bill Senate Bill 48, Diamond made an impassioned speech in favor of the legislation. The representative touted two major initiatives of the bill. The bill offers more appropriations than what the governor requested to replace county voting machines. SB 48 authorizes the Pennsylvania Economic Development Financing Authority (PEDFA) to issue bonds for up to $90 million to provide funding for counties to replace voting systems. The legislation also eliminates the straight party voting option for voters and the requirement that voting systems used in the Commonwealth must offer the straight party voting option to voters.

State Budget Plan Moving Ahead

Rep. Russ Diamond 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.

Diamond Favors Elimination Of Straight Party Voting

Pa. State Rep. Russ Diamond comments at the June 19, 2019 State Government Committee meeting and expresses concerns about straight party voting.

Diamond At Agriculture & Rural Affairs

Pa. State Rep. Russ Diamond expresses concerns that dairy farmers are having a difficult financial time.

Diamond Questions Gaming Committee

During the June 10th Gaming Oversight Committee meeting, Pa. State Rep. Russ Diamond questions testifiers from the Gaming Commission as to how clients can decipher if a "skill" game is legitimate.

Diamond’s Bill to Block the Deceased from Welfare Benefits

Pa. State Rep. Russ Diamond plays a number of his favorite Face Book responses due to passage of his bill, House Bill 775 which fights the waste, fraud and abuse of welfare benefits in the Commonwealth.

Diamond Comments About Primary Election System

At the June 4th, 2019 State Government meeting, Pa. State Rep. Russ Diamond comments about challenging and changing the closed party voting system during primary elections.

Diamond Opens Session With Prayer

Pa. State Rep. Russ Diamond opens the June 3rd, 2019 House session with a prayer.

Diamond Tours Thaddeus Stevens

Pa. State Rep. Russ Diamond tours the Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology. The school is a premier, residential, two-year, accredited technical college that prepares students for skilled employment in a diverse, ever-changing workforce.

Supporting Down Syndrome Protection Act

PA State Rep. Russ Diamond offers personal stories that underscore his support for the Down Syndrome Protection Act during House debate.