House Committee Seeking Answers for Pennsylvanians Struggling to Access Unemployment Compensation Benefits

Jul. 13, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – More than one out of every four Pennsylvanians has applied for unemployment compensation benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic, and nearly one out of every 10 eligible applicants still has not received benefits. With so many eligible Pennsylvanians still waiting for relief from a system they paid into for years, House Labor and Industry Committee Chairman Jim Cox (R-Berks/Lancaster) plans to hold a hearing in Harrisburg on Aug. 12 to get some answers.

House Approves Cox Bill to Help Fight Opioid Epidemic

Jun. 24, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – The state House today approved legislation introduced by Rep. Jim Cox (R-Berks/Lancaster) that would help health care professionals identify and treat patients who previously overdosed on opioids.

House Committee Approves Cox Bill to Fight Opioid Epidemic

May. 14, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – The state House Health Committee today approved legislation introduced by state Rep. Jim Cox (R-Berks/Lancaster) that would help health care professionals identify and treat patients who previously overdosed on opioids.

House Committees to Hear from Auditor General about Workforce Development Report

Mar. 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.

Cox, House Committee to Consider Bill to Inform Workers of Their Rights and Repeal Unconstitutional Law Related to Public Unions

Mar. 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.

Cox, House Committee to Hear about Worker Training Programs

Feb. 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.

Cox, House Committee to Hear about Worker Training Programs

Feb. 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.

Every Role Matters When Protecting Care-Dependent People

Jul. 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.