Ortitay Issues Statement on Legislation to Extend Suspension of Regulations

Jun. 10, 2021 /

BRIDGEVILLE – Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny) today issued the following statement in response to the General Assembly passing legislation (House Bill 854) to extend through Sept. 30, 2021, suspension of regulatory statutes, orders, rules or regulations put in place as part of the COVID-19 disaster declaration:

Ortitay Issues Statement Regarding Release of Inspector General Report on Constitutional Amendment Failure

May. 26, 2021 /

BRIDGEVILLE – Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny) today issued the following statement in response to the release of the Inspector General’s report on the Pennsylvania Department of State’s failure to advertise a constitutional amendment to allow the voters to decide if a two-year civil window should be created to allow child sex abuse survivors to sue their alleged abusers:

Bridgeville Awarded Blight Grant, Ortitay, Robinson Say

May. 25, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny) and Sen. Devlin Robinson (R-Washington/Allegheny) today announced the Commonwealth Financing Authority awarded a $74,520 Blight Remediation Program Grant to Bridgeville to demolish four blighted and condemned structures in high-traffic areas of the borough.

Ortitay Issues Statement Regarding DOH’s Decision to Terminate Contact Tracing Contract

May. 20, 2021 /

BRIDGEVILLE – Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny) issued the following statement in response to the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s (DOH) decision to terminate Insight Global’s contract to conduct contact tracing for the Commonwealth. Last month, a WPXI investigation revealed more than 70,000 Pennsylvanians have had their personal information accessible on the internet after answering calls from Insight Global employees:

Ortitay, House Leaders Call for an Investigation into COVID-19 Contact Tracing Data Breach

May. 03, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny), along with House Majority Whip Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) and Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin), today spoke about the COVID-19 contact tracing data breach by the Wolf administration, missed opportunities to reduce the risks to Pennsylvanians and called for a full, independent investigation.

Ortitay, House Leaders Detail Missteps, Call for Investigation on Data Breach

Apr. 30, 2021 /

WHAT: Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny), House Majority Whip Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) and Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) will discuss the latest COVID-19 contact tracing data breach by the Wolf administration, opportunities missed to reduce the risks to private citizens and request a full, independent investigation.

Ortitay Issues Statement Regarding DOH Failure to Protect Personal, Medical Data Obtained by COVID-19 Contact Tracers

Apr. 29, 2021 /

BRIDGEVILLE – Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny) issued the following statement in response to a WPXI-TV/Target 11 investigation that led to more than 70,000 Pennsylvanians having their personal information accessible on the internet after answering calls from employees of a firm contracted by the Pennsylvania Department of Health to conduct contract tracing:

Ortitay Proposes the Great Pennsylvania Giveback

Apr. 15, 2021 /

BRIDGEVILLE – Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny) has introduced five bills to help fire and ambulance companies, small businesses, frontline workers, those without access to broadband internet and unemployment claim processing delays by using some of the $7.3 billion in recently approved federal stimulus funds the Commonwealth is set to receive.

Bipartisan Group of Legislators Challenge Process Taken by P3 Board

Apr. 09, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – In a letter to PennDOT Secretary Yassmin Gramian sent on March 24, a bipartisan group of legislators – Reps. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny), Anita Kulik (D-Allegheny), Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland) and Andrew Lewis (R-Dauphin) – questioned the process and resolution the Public Private Partnership Board (P3) used to announce plans to toll nine Pennsylvania bridges.

Bridge Tolling Disrespectful to Veterans’ Families, Ortitay Says

Mar. 23, 2021 /

BRIDGEVILLE – Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny) today called on PennDOT to abandon its plans to toll the Interstate 79 bridge near the Bridgeville exit as it will discourage the visitation and recognition of our deceased veterans at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.

Legislation Introduced to Pause PennDOT’s Bridge Tolling Plan

Mar. 18, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Legislation recently introduced by Reps. Sheryl Delozier (R-Lower Allen), Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny) and Andrew Lewis (R-Dauphin) would reform the public private partnership (P3) transportation law, including the addition of provisions to halt PennDOT’s recent bridge tolling proposal unless the General Assembly approves it.

Governor Uses Delay Tactics After Ortitay Requests Information about Failure to Advertise Ballot Question

Mar. 05, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Despite pledging to run a transparent government, Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration said it needs more time to review a Right-to-Know request filed by Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny) related to communications surrounding the administration’s failure to advertise a constitutional amendment that would have given victims of childhood sexual abuse recourse in civil court.