Conversations with Clint: News from the Southern Border

Apr. 16, 2021 / Embed

On this week’s edition of Conversations with Clint, Rep. Owlett talks with Congressman Fred Keller about the congressman’s recent visit to the nation’s southern border, where agents are dealing with a massive humanitarian crisis. The lawmakers also discussed efforts under discussion to add justices to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Conversations with Clint: Protect Women’s Sports

Apr. 07, 2021 / Embed

On this edition of Conversations with Clint, Rep. Owlett talks with Rep. Barb Gleim of Cumberland County about her legislation to ensure fairness in women’s sports. House Bill 972 recognizes the biological differences between men and women and ensures that only biological females can participate in women’s sports. The episode also includes testimony from a female track athlete from Connecticut who had to compete against biological males.

Conversations with Clint: Leading PA’s Economic Recovery

Mar. 26, 2021 / Embed

On this edition of Conversations with Clint, Rep. Owlett talks with Rep. Josh Kail of Beaver and Washington counties about the Commonwealth’s COVID Comeback initiative. The pro-jobs, pro-families and pro-growth legislative package is designed to aid the state’s economic recovery in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Conversations with Clint: Supporting Child Testifiers

Mar. 19, 2021 / Embed

In this edition of Conversations with Clint, Rep. Owlett talks with fellow Rep. Tim Bonner about legislation to help ensure justice for child victims. House Bill 156 would give courts the option to permit hearsay statements concerning violent or sexual offenses against children when the victim is 16 years of age or under (rather than 12 or under in current law). Rep. Bonner is a former prosecutor and shares some great insights about the challenges of ensuring justice in cases involving child victims and how a change in this law would help.

Conversations with Clint Topic: Coronavirus Aid Update

Dec. 30, 2020 / Embed

Congress has been working on another coronavirus aid package to support struggling families and employers across the Commonwealth and the country. Join me for a conversation with Congressman Fred Keller as we discuss the good, the bad and the ugly about the package, which goes far beyond COVID relief and spends $2.3 trillion. We also touch on some issue priorities for the coming session, including rural broadband expansion, energy development and workforce development.

Conversations with Clint Topic: Center for Dairy Excellence

Oct. 14, 2020 / Embed

The Center for Dairy Excellence was established to provide assistance to Pennsylvania’s dairy farming families and to act as a catalyst for strengthening the industry. It also works to inspire the Commonwealth’s next generation of dairy farmers. Rep. Clint Owlett was recently appointed to serve on the center’s board of directors. On this edition of Conversations with Clint, he is joined by Jayne Sebright, the center’s executive director, to discuss the important work they do.

Conversations with Clint: Veto Override Fails

Sep. 23, 2020 / Embed

On this edition of Conversations with Clint, Rep. Owlett is joined by Rep. Mike Reese of Westmoreland and Somerset counties, prime sponsor of legislation that would have allowed our LOCAL school officials to make decisions about school sports, activities and spectators. The House returned to session this week to attempt to override the governor’s veto of House Bill 2787. While it initially passed the House with a veto-proof majority of 155 “yes” votes, two dozen members changed their vote on Wednesday, causing the effort to fail.

Conversations with Clint: The Latest from the State Capitol

Sep. 04, 2020 / Embed

On this edition of Conversations with Clint, Rep. Owlett outlines key issues addressed by the state House during its Sept. 1-2 session. The issues include election reforms; ensuring local control for school sports, activities and spectators; the failed attempt to override the governor’s veto of a bill to end his COVID-19 emergency declaration; and the challenges facing the restaurant industry.

Conversations With Clint: Covid-19 Impacts

Aug. 28, 2020 / Embed

On this edition of Conversations with Clint, Rep. Owlett is joined by Rep. Seth Grove of York County and Rep. Tina Pickett of Bradford, Sullivan and Susquehanna counties to discuss several COVID-19-related issues. They include contact tracing, restaurant impacts, a U.S. Department of Justice investigation of the governor’s policies on readmitting COVID-positive residents in nursing homes, the secret deal that allowed the Carlisle Car Show to far exceed the governor’s attendance limits on outside events and more.

Conversations with Clint: CARES Money Helps Counties Deal with COVID-19

Aug. 07, 2020 / Embed

In this edition of Conversations with Clint, Rep. Owlett highlights the importance of local control in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, and specifically in awarding grants to help local businesses, municipalities, first responders, nonprofit organizations and more. Guests on the program are Marc Rice, director of risk management for Tioga County, and Matt Williams, Bradford County planning director.