Budget Hearing: Department of Health

Feb. 25, 2021 / Embed

During state House budget hearings, Rep. Clint Owlett questioned Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam about the governor’s glaring omission of vaccine deployment in his 2021-22 state budget address, as well as the need for a nursing home death investigation and more information about how and where vaccines are being distributed in counties across the state.

Budget Hearing: Department of Health

Feb. 25, 2021 / Embed

Rep. Clint Owlett presses Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam on the administration's misleading claims earlier this week about having completed vaccinations in all the state's nursing homes.

Owlett, Budget Hearing Dept. Of Agriculture

Feb. 24, 2021 / Embed

Budget Hearing: Department of Agriculture During state budget hearings, Rep. Clint Owlett called on Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding to help get politics OUT of the ag budget and asked some pointed questions about the agency's enforcement of COVID-19 restrictions on the state's struggling restaurant owners.

Budget Hearing: Department of General Services

Feb. 23, 2021 / Embed

During state budget hearings, Rep. Clint Owlett questioned Secretary of General Services Curt Topper about his agency's handling of the state's stockpile of personal protective equipment (PPE).

Budget Hearing: Department of Transportation

Feb. 23, 2021 / Embed

During state budget hearings, Rep. Clint Owlett questions Secretary of Transportation Yassmin Gramian about the agency's lack of cooperation in implementing an ATV trail pilot program authorized by the Legislature in 2020.

Budget Hearing: Department of Transportation

Feb. 23, 2021 / Embed

Rep. Clint Owlett questions Secretary of Transportation Yassmin Gramian about the ongoing difficulties people are having with obtaining various types of documents and items, such as handicap parking placards and new plates, from the agency. He also offered thoughts on their plan to toll bridges in various areas of the state.

Budget Hearing: Department of State

Feb. 17, 2021 / Embed

Nearly two dozen counties in PA received grants from the nonprofit Center for Technology and Civic Life to aid with the cost of administering the 2020 election. During House budget hearings, Rep. Clint Owlett questioned Acting Secretary Veronica Degraffenreid about this money and how it was used.

Budget Hearing: Department of Corrections

Feb. 17, 2021 / Embed

The Department of Corrections had a far better record of protecting its older residents against COVID-19 than our nursing and personal care homes. During House budget hearings, Rep. Clint Owlett questioned Secretary John Wetzel about their procedures.

Budget Hearing: Department of Aging

Feb. 16, 2021 / Embed

During House budget hearings with the state Department of Aging, Rep. Clint Owlett questions Secretary Robert Torres about his department’s role in the Wolf administration’s COVID-19 policies impacting the health and welfare of long-term care residents. Specifically, the state’s nursing and personal care homes were directed to admit individuals who were COVID-19 positive to their facilities.

Budget Hearing: Independent Fiscal Office

Feb. 16, 2021 / Embed

Rep. Clint Owlett questions the director of the Independent Fiscal Office, Matthew Knittel, about the governor's proposed minimum wage increase and how it could impact the cost of living, particularly for senior citizens on fixed incomes.