Kaufer’s Mental Health Parity Bill Becomes Law

Oct. 30, 2020 /

HARRISBURG –Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne) announced today that his mental health parity bill (House Bill 1439) was signed into law last night by the governor and will take effect immediately.

Luzerne County School Districts Are Now Eligible to Apply for COVID-19 Safety Funding, Says Kaufer

Oct. 29, 2020 /

LUZERNE - To help further combat COVID-19 spread in local school districts, Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne) announced that Pennsylvania school districts are now eligible to apply for their share of nearly $50 million in funding to address additional health and safety needs related to the COVID-19 emergency. The funding is being issued by the School Safety and Security Committee within the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD).

$403,111 in COVID Grant Funds Awarded to First Responder Companies in the 120th Legislative District, Says Kaufer

Oct. 09, 2020 /

LUZERNE – As fire, rescue and EMS companies across the Commonwealth continue to perform life-saving services while doing what they can to remain operational, Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne) was happy to announce today that first responder companies in the 120th Legislative District received $403,111 in state grants provided by the Office of the State Fire Commissioner which will go towards reversing the negative impact they sustained by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kaufer Calls for Further Legislative Reform After Unprovoked Attack at SCI Dallas

Sep. 14, 2020 /

LUZERNE – After reports of an inmate engaging in an unprovoked attack against a counselor at State Correctional Institution (SCI) at Dallas, Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne) is calling for further legislative reform to increase penalties to deter situations like this from occurring in the future. Kaufer provided the following statement on the matter:

Kaufer’s Veterans Peer Outreach Legislation Moved Out of Committee

Sep. 01, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – With many veterans returning from service and facing difficulties transitioning to civilian life, Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne) introduced House Bill 2022 and announced today that the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee unanimously supported this legislation.

PA Small Businesses Can Apply for Final Round of CARES Act Funds Beginning Aug. 10, Says Kaufer

Aug. 06, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne) announced that the second and final round of CARES Act grants for eligible small businesses, ranging from $5,000 to $50,000, will begin Monday, Aug. 10, at 9 a.m. Pennsylvania small businesses can apply for grants to offset lost revenue caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting shutdown order. This application will close on Friday, Aug. 28, at 11:59 p.m.

Kaufer: Medicaid Fraud Doesn’t Just Hurt the System But Those Who Depend On It Most

Jul. 08, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Yesterday, the House passed Rep. Aaron Kaufer’s (R-Luzerne) House Bill 2350 by a vote of 164-37. This legislation is part of a crucial Medicaid Fraud Reform bill package aimed at strengthening requirements for Medicaid providers, ensuring taxpayer funds are being used responsibly, providing stronger system oversight and making proper adjustments to the Medicaid system to increase its usefulness and reliability.

PA Small Businesses Can Apply for CARES Act Funds Beginning June 30, Says Kaufer

Jun. 30, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – As businesses continue to open their doors to the public and slowly get back to business as usual, Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne) announced that CARES Act grants for eligible small businesses, ranging from $5,000 to $50,000, will be available beginning today, June 30. Pennsylvania small businesses can apply for grants to offset lost revenue caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting shutdown order.

Kaufer Offers Solution to Governor to Aid with Unemployment Claims

Apr. 13, 2020 /

LUZERNE – Seeking to help remedy the over-abundance of unemployment compensation and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance claims, Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne) sent a letter to Gov. Tom Wolf asking that he enlist the recently furloughed non-essential state employees to assist in the response and processing of the claims.

Kaufer Offers Solution to Governor to Aid with Unemployment Claims

Apr. 13, 2020 /

LUZERNE – Seeking to help remedy the over-abundance of unemployment compensation and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance claims, Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne) sent a letter to Gov. Tom Wolf asking that he enlist the recently furloughed non-essential state employees to assist in the response and processing of the claims.

Kaufer Introducing Vital Unemployment Compensation Legislation for Small Business Owners

Mar. 19, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – With the current statewide mitigation causing extreme distress for Pennsylvania small businesses, Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne) will soon be introducing legislation aimed at requesting a waiver from the federal government for self-employed individuals to be able to collect unemployment compensation during emergency situations like the current one involving COVID-19.