PA General Assembly Kicks Off First Day Of Term With Turmoil
With families gathered as witnesses for a COVID-adapted swearing-in day in the state Capitol, normally a happy picture day, the opening of the new Pennsylvania General Assembly turned into chaos as Republicans refused to seat a Democratic member because they dispute the results in his race. As tensions escalated, the majority party voted to remove Lt. Gov. John Fetterman from presiding. Read more. Republicans hold 113 seats, and Democrats, 90. The death of 42-year-old Westmoreland County Republican Mike Reese on Saturday leaves one seat vacant as the session begins. The House reconvenes on Jan. 11, the Senate, on Jan. 25. Please join us in praying for our state leaders and encouraging them to work together for the common good.