HARRISBURG – State Reps. Russ Diamond (R-Lebanon), Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) and Sen. Chris Gebhard (R-Dauphin/Lebanon/York), will hold a REAL ID seminar in Lebanon to inform constituents about the REAL ID law and the process for obtaining a REAL ID before next spring. Enforcement of the REAL ID Act will begin May 3, 2023.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Russ Diamond (R-Lebanon) recently learned he has a treatable form of prostate cancer, and released the following statement:
WHAT: Press conference on support for ushering House Bill 2013 through the House and Senate. House Bill 2013 would establish medical freedom as a fundamental individual right in Pennsylvania and prohibit discrimination based on the exercise of that right.
HARRISBURG - Rep. Russ Diamond (R-Lebanon) today announced approval of a $1,100,000 grant for the Lebanon Valley College Nursing & Interdisciplinary Health Education Facility in Annville Township.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Russ Diamond (R-Lebanon) on Wednesday, during a hearing on election readiness, expressed concern to Department of State officials about reports and video of people depositing armloads of what appear to be voting ballots into unmonitored ballot drop-boxes during the 2021 election, but state officials say there are no plans to require monitoring of drop boxes going forward.
HARRISBURG – During Wednesday’s House State Government Committee hearing on election readiness, Jonathan Marks, deputy secretary of elections and commissions, Pennsylvania Department of State, told Rep. Russ Diamond (R-Lebanon) that the Wolf administration is gleaning cell phone numbers and email address from other departments of state government for the purpose of urging them to register for a mail-in ballot and other election activities.
HARRISBURG – American financial giants are using social justice scores to determine eligibility to important monetary tools with the purpose of compelling certain behavior by businesses or be crushed by competitors. Reps. Russ Diamond (R-Lebanon), Greg Rothman (R-Cumberland) and Perry Stambaugh (R-Perry/Cumberland) have introduced legislation to prohibit this abhorrent practice.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Russ Diamond (R-Lebanon) announced today that a $750,000 Keystone Grant has been approved for the Annville Free Library’s project to build an addition linking the existing library at 216 E Main St.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Russ Diamond (R-Lebanon) today issued the following statement in response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed 2022-23 budget plan:
HARRISBURG – Rep. Russ Diamond (R-Lebanon) responded to Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2022-23 budget proposal as a non-starter that spends money Pennsylvania does not have while ignoring the plight of folks whose lives have been destroyed by his own draconian shutdown of local businesses while allowing big-box stores with stock market tickers and big political donations to corner the market.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Russ Diamond announced today that two farms in the 102nd District totaling 274 acres will be now protected as farmland in perpetuity placing out of the clutches of overzealous developers.
HARRISBURG -Republican state lawmakers Frank Ryan and Russ Diamond, both of Lebanon County, are calling out Pennsylvania’s acting secretary of Health for inaccurate comments she made concerning the Annville-Cleona football team and COVID-19. They issued the following statement:
HARRISBURG – Reps. Russ Diamond (R-Lebanon) and Barb Gleim (R-Cumberland) have joined together to sponsor legislation prohibiting the teaching, funding or dissemination of racist and sexist concepts by the Commonwealth and its political subdivisions, including school districts.
HARRISBURG - Rep. Russ Diamond (R-Lebanon) today announced that the Lebanon Valley Economic Development Corporation has been approved to receive Pipeline Investment funds totaling $1,124,182 from the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) for the extension of natural gas service to Boose Quality Castings in South Lebanon Township, Lebanon County.
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: