Westmoreland County House Members Respond to Budget Address

Feb. 06, 2024 /

HARRISBURG – After attending Gov. Josh Shapiro’s 90-minute budget address that calls for an 8.4% spending increase, raises the overall spend to a whopping $48.34 billion and blows through nearly $16 billion in surplus funds and Pennsylvania’s Rainy Day Fund, several House members from Westmoreland County issued the follow statements:

Cooper Dual Enrollment Bill Signed by Governor

Jan. 29, 2024 /

Cooper Dual Enrollment Bill Signed by Governor

HARRISBURG – Freshman House of Representatives member, Rep. Jill Cooper (R-Westmoreland), celebrated the enactment of legislation she co-prime sponsored at a bill-signing ceremony today with Gov. Josh Shapiro.

Cooper, Policy Committee to Host ‘Aging with Confidence’ Hearing

Oct. 23, 2023 /

WHAT: Rep. Jill Cooper (R-Westmoreland) will host a hearing of the House Republican Policy Committee to discuss topics of guardianship; safety matters, such as avoiding fraudulent scams that target seniors; and advocating for policies that will promote their well-being, autonomy and dignity.

Cooper: Process to Push Bad Election Reforms Silenced Citizens

Oct. 06, 2023 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Jill Cooper (R-Westmoreland) issued the following statement after voting against a legislative proposal to revise election laws Thursday and after several late-night procedural maneuvers orchestrated by the House Democrats after 11:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Cooper to Host Mobile Shredding Event

Jul. 31, 2023 /

HARRISBURG –Rep. Jill Cooper (R-Westmoreland) will be hosting a Mobile Shredding Event on Saturday, Aug. 12, from 9-11 a.m. The event will take place at her Washington Township/Export Office in the Donal Plaza, 105 Pfeffer Road, Suite 5, in Export.

Cooper’s Community Fair Scheduled for Saturday

Jul. 24, 2023 /

NEW KENSINGTON –Rep. Jill Cooper (R-Westmoreland) and her district staff are urging area residents to attend her Community Health, Wellness and Careers Fair Saturday, July 29, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in downtown New Kensington, between Barnes and 10th streets.

Cooper Bill Would Foster School Dual Enrollment Programs

Jun. 28, 2023 /

HARRISBURG – Today, legislation co-prime sponsored by Rep. Jill Cooper (R-Westmoreland) cleared the House Education Committee with a unanimous vote. House Bill 1258 proposes improvements to the current law pertaining to dual enrollment programs in Pennsylvania schools by temporarily removing the requirement that students enrolled in such programs are removed from the school’s average daily membership.

Bipartisan ‘Meet Me in The Middle’ Caucus Forming in House

Jun. 12, 2023 /

WHAT: Reps. Jill Cooper (R-Westmoreland), Stephen Kinsey (D-Philadelphia), Jamie Flick (R-Lycoming/Union) and Patty Kim (D-Dauphin/Cumberland) will hold a press conference to discuss the 2023-24 Bipartisan “Meet Me in the Middle” Caucus.

Export’s Downtown Project Gets Boost From State Grant

Mar. 17, 2023 /

HARRISBURG – A project to enhance Export Borough’s downtown area is receiving nearly $500,000 from the Commonwealth Finance Authority, Rep. Jill Cooper (R-Westmoreland), Sen. Kim Ward (R-Westmoreland) and Export Mayor Joe Zaccagnini announced today.

Open House Events Planned at Cooper’s Local Offices

Feb. 23, 2023 /

HARRISBURG –Rep. Jill Cooper (R-Westmoreland) invites residents and business in the 55th Legislative District to visit her new district offices in New Kensington and Washington Township next month for open house events.

Westmoreland Delegation Lauds Broadband Plan

Jan. 19, 2023 /

WESTMORELAND – At a press conference hosted by Westmoreland County officials, plans to bring internet connectivity to unserved communities were heralded by Westmoreland House members.