Diamond on HB 1

Feb. 24, 2023 / Embed

I have consistently opposed the notion of a retroactive "window" for civil lawsuits and to set aside statutes of limitations. It's just a bad idea. House Bill 1 is even worse than before, as it will make future taxpayers pay for the sins of governmental administrators past.

Establishing Medical Freedom

Apr. 27, 2022 / Embed

I held a Capitol press conference urging a floor vote on House Bill 2013. HB2013 is a constitutional amendment to establish medical freedom as a fundamental individual right in the Pennsylvania Constitution and to prohibit discrimination based on the exercise of that right.

Department of State Getting and Using Voters’ Digital and Personal Information

Apr. 07, 2022 / Embed

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.

Diamond Grills Deputy Secretary Concerning Drop Boxes

Apr. 06, 2022 / Embed

You MUST watch this exchange I had with the Deputy Secretary of the Commonwealth regarding drop boxes and the Department's practice of gleaning your cell phone number and email address from other departments of state government. Pretty sure you'll be as uncomfortable with the answers as I was.

Rep. Diamond Comments on RGGI

Mar. 30, 2022 / Embed

No governor should ever be able to impose a tax on you and your family all by himself. Especially when such a move is only being done to satisfy a political agenda.

Response to Gov. Wolf's spending plan

Feb. 08, 2022 / Embed

Rep. Diamond responds to Wolf's spending plan

Diamond Comments at State Gov't Meeting

Dec. 09, 2021 / Embed

State Representative Russ Diamond questions a testifier concerning the mapping of Pennsylvania congressional districts.

PA Secretary of Health Cites school districts of ELANCO and Annville-Cleona as Having Cornavirus Outbreaks

Aug. 31, 2021 / Embed

The remarks were made by acting Health Secretary Alison Beam who joined Gov. Wolf in a press conference today announcing a mandatory order requiring masks to be worn inside K-12 school buildings, early learning programs and child care providers. The order takes effect 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021.

Voting to Prohibit Vaccine Passports by Government Entities in PA

Jun. 23, 2021 / Embed

PA State Rep. Russ Diamond participates in House debate and was proud to support SB 618 to prohibit vaccine passports by government entities in Pennsylvania.

Diamond Chosen to Open Session with Prayer

Jun. 21, 2021 / Embed

It was an honor to join my friend and colleague Rep. Darisha Parker in offering the opening prayer today in the House of Representatives. Working together to build a better Pennsylvania depends on building better personal relationships across the aisle.