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03/18/2019
WHAT: House Labor and Industry Committee Chairman Jim Cox (R-Berks/Lancaster) and House Commerce Committee Chairman Mark Keller (R-Perry/Cumberland) will host a joint hearing to receive testimony from Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale regarding a recent performance audit report published by his office pertaining to Pennsylvania’s workforce development system.
03/15/2019
WHAT: House Labor and Industry Committee Chairman Jim Cox (R-Berks/Lancaster) will host a committee meeting where members will consider House Bill 785, introduced by Rep. Kate Klunk (York), that would provide non-union workers in public-sector union shops with information about their First Amendment rights and also repeal “fair share fee” provisions of Pennsylvania’s labor laws that were recently deemed unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court.
03/04/2019
WHAT: House Labor and Industry Committee Chairman Jim Cox (R-Berks/Lancaster) will host an informational hearing to identify problems, issues and opportunities for improvement in the state’s workers’ compensation system related to the prescribing of opioid medications and whether it plays a part in the overall opioid epidemic in Pennsylvania.
02/21/2019
HARRISBURG – The state House today approved legislation introduced by Rep. Jim Cox (R-Berks/Lancaster) that would save taxpayers money by prohibiting future employees of a multi-state commission from participating in the state’s public pension system.
02/15/2019
WHAT: House Labor and Industry Committee Chairman Jim Cox (R-Berks/Lancaster) will host an informational hearing to identify policies and procedures to better align worker training and preparation programs with the needs of employers in an effort to enhance the success of workers seeking to enter or advance in the workforce.
02/15/2019
WHAT: House Labor and Industry Committee Chairman Jim Cox (R-Berks/Lancaster) will host an informational hearing to identify policies and procedures to better align worker training and preparation programs with the needs of employers in an effort to enhance the success of workers seeking to enter or advance in the workforce.
02/05/2019
HARRISBURG – Following Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget address delivered today to a joint session of the state House and Senate, state Rep. Jim Cox (R-Berks/Lancaster) – who recently began serving as chairman of the House Labor and Industry Committee – issued the following statement:
02/05/2019
WHAT: An informational hearing to identify how a significant state minimum wage hike would affect not only minimum wage workers, but also other workers and consumers in the larger economy.
01/03/2019
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Jim Cox (R-Berks/Lancaster) was appointed this week by the speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to serve as chairman of the House Labor and Industry Committee.
07/17/2018
Most of us were shocked and saddened when we read the series of Reading Eagle articles detailing unconscionable acts of elder abuse. We were angered to read stories about senior citizens and other care-dependent individuals whose caretakers, through willful acts of neglect, allowed them to suffer and perish.
05/30/2018
HARRISBURG – As part of an ongoing effort to help contain costs and bring about real reform to Pennsylvania’s welfare system, PA House Health Committee Chairman Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) convened a voting meeting last week to advance legislation sponsored by Rep. Jim Cox (R-Berks/Lancaster) which would prevent criminals convicted of distributing drugs from receiving welfare benefits.
11/06/2017
WHAT: State lawmakers from across Pennsylvania will participate in a legislative hearing to gather testimony from Berks County small business owners. Led by House Majority Policy Committee Chairman Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) and Rep. Jim Cox (R-Berks/Lancaster), testifiers will focus on how state government can help small businesses succeed, and the challenges job creators face when dealing with state agencies, complex regulations and cumbersome processes.
05/08/2017
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvanians who view telemarketing and robo-calls as an unwanted annoyance could soon have some relief thanks to a bill introduced by state Rep. Jim Cox (R-Berks/Lancaster) that today was approved by the state House.
04/04/2017
HARRISBURG – Rep. Jim Cox (R-Berks/Lancaster) today issued the following statement voting for the state budget bill that was approved by the House and now heads to the state Senate:
10/05/2016
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Jim Cox (R-Berks/Lancaster) today introduced the Property Tax Independence Act (House Bill 76) in the Pennsylvania state House. The legislation would completely replace school district property taxes