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Pennsylvania: State Legislature Holds Leadership Elections

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Yesterday, the Pennsylvania legislature returned to Harrisburg to vote on its new leadership positions for the 2015-2016 session.  On November 4th, Republicans expanded their existing majorities in both legislative chambers: now 30-20 in the state Senate and 119-84 in the state House of Representatives.  When the 2015 legislative session commences in January, the new Senate President Pro-Tempore will be Senator Joe Scarnati (SD-25).  Senator Jake Corman (SD-34) will be replacing Delaware County Senator Dominic Pileggi as Senate Majority Leader.

The new House Speaker will be Representative Mike Turzai (HD-28) and the House Majority Leader will be Representative Dave Reed (HD-62), replacing Representative Turzai in that position.

Both Senate and House Democrats elected to keep their current leadership in place.

If you have not yet had a chance, please contact your state legislators and thank them for ending the 2014 legislative session by protecting your Second Amendment rights and overwhelmingly passing critical firearms preemption legislation.  To see how your state legislators voted, click here.  To contact your state legislator, click here.

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.