OHIOPYLE – Professional divers took to the waters of the Youghiogheny River on Wednesday morning to remove debris that inevitably accumulated in the river over the course of the recent multimodal project at Ohiopyle State Park. This effort was coordinated by concerned community organizations, including the office of Rep. Matthew Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset), Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (District 12), Ohiopyle State Park and the Mountain Watershed Association.
WHAT: To further clear debris in the Youghiogheny River from the recent multimodal project in Ohiopyle, Rep. Matt Dowling’s (R-Fayette/Somerset) office and interested parties have coordinated a clean-up with professional contractors. Contracted, professional divers are scheduled to be onsite to reach deeper areas of the river. Park goers and boaters are advised of this community-driven work.
HARRISBURG – As a member of the House State Government Committee, Rep. Matthew Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) will be part of the bipartisan committee that is undertaking a comprehensive review of the process used for and legitimate questions about the integrity of the 2020 election.
UNIONTOWN – Rep. Matthew Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) is hosting a free Virtual Family Expo on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The expo will focus on all phases of family life and be geared toward children, parents/adults, senior citizens, veterans and workers.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Matthew Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) issued the following statement following Gov. Tom Wolf’s veto of House Bill 2787, which would have allowed local authorities to decide whether it was safe to allow spectators at outdoor school sporting events and to resume school extracurricular activities:
HARRISBURG – Rep. Matthew Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) issued the following statement regarding the U.S. District Court ruling that actions taken by the Wolf Administration relating to business closures were unconstitutional:
HARRISBURG – Rep. Matthew Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) responded to the fall legislative agenda that Gov. Tom Wolf shared today with the following statement:
WHAT: Reps. Matt Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset), Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) and Ryan Warner (R-Fayette/Westmoreland) will make a recording of the drive-in veterans’ recognition ceremony they hosted available to the media and the public.
WHAT: A Drive-In Veterans’ Recognition Ceremony that will honor local veterans while allowing for safe social distancing. Attendees will tune their radios to 87.9 FM so they can hear the ceremony from their vehicles.
More than $1.14 million in grants were awarded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) to communities in the 32nd Senatorial District for sewer and water line replacements, sewage system and plant upgrades and stormwater management Senator Pat Stefano (R-32) and Representative Matt Dowling (R-51) announced today.
UNIONTOWN – To help companies in the event industry from being forced to close, Rep. Matthew Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) announced legislation that would allow them to operate safely at 50% capacity.
WHAT: Rep. Matt Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) will host a press conference in conjunction with local event venues, caterers and other businesses negatively impacted by Gov. Tom Wolf’s targeted mitigation measures to announce legislation that would benefit the events industry by allowing them to safely operate at 50% capacity.
WHAT: Reps. Matt Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) and Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) will host a conversation about the struggles faced by the restaurant industry because of the limitations imposed on it by Gov. Tom Wolf. Owners will share their challenges and discuss solutions to benefit the community as a whole.
UNIONTOWN–The Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) has awarded a low-interest loan to Addison Area Water Authority for water system upgrades to address service outages, according to Rep. Matthew Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset).
HARRISBURG – With Gov. Tom Wolf threatening to veto a bill designed to strengthen the state’s Right-to-Know law, Fayette County Republican lawmakers are urging him to instead sign the measure. Reps. Ryan Warner (R-Fayette/Westmoreland), Matt Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) and Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) issued the following statement:
HARRISBURG – Rep. Matthew Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) issued the following statement regarding Fay-Penn Economic Development Council’s construction of a 100,500-square-foot building expansion at the Fayette Business Park in Georges Township:
UNIONTOWN – Given the additional limitations Gov. Tom Wolf placed on restaurants and bars just this week, Rep. Matthew Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) disagrees with Wolf’s request for a financial bailout from the federal government.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Matthew Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) is calling on Gov. Tom Wolf to sign a bill he drafted that would authorize a land swap between the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and Ohiopyle Borough to increase water access for Ohiopyle State Park. The General Assembly unanimously supported the legislation.
HARRISBURG – Legislation drafted by Rep. Matthew Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) that would remove restrictions on firearms during an emergency declaration received support in the House today.
HARRISBURG – Reps. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford), Mike Reese (R-Westmoreland/Somerset) and Matthew Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) today announced that municipalities in Somerset and Bedford counties will receive $101,621 from the 2019 reporting year for the Act 13 unconventional natural gas impact fees, otherwise known as Pennsylvania’s unconventional natural gas drilling tax. These fees are taken from revenue from natural gas drilling activities in the Marcellus Shale. Distribution of revenue is expected to take place in early July.