Dowling, Redstone Foundation Announce Grant for Hunger Garden Initiative

Apr. 01, 2021 /

UNIONTOWN – The Redstone Foundation has earned a $6,000 grant to make a number of physical improvements to the Hunger Garden that helps feed area residents in need and raises awareness about food insecurity, announced Rep. Matthew Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) and Muriel Nuttall, executive director of the Redstone Foundation.

Dowling Offers Prayer Before House of Representatives

Mar. 15, 2021 /

UNIONTOWN – Rep. Matthew Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) offered the opening prayer at the beginning of today’s legislative session of the House of Representatives. In doing so, he also offered these comments:

You Decide: How Should PA Handle Future Disaster Declarations?

Mar. 11, 2021 /

On May 18, Pennsylvania voters will have the opportunity to weigh in on the state’s handling of future disaster emergency declarations by way of two proposed constitutional amendments about the governor’s emergency declaration authority and the role of the Legislature in ending or extending those declarations.

Wolf Tax Plan Will Prolong Economic Downturn

Feb. 25, 2021 /

It’s been a long year. Feelings of isolation and concerns for our own health and the health of our loved ones have been compounded for many people by serious financial hardship brought on by a reduction in work hours or a total loss of their livelihood in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dowling Opposes Wolf Bridge Tolling Plan

Feb. 19, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Matthew Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) issued the following statement opposing a proposal by the Wolf administration to charge tolls for the use of nine bridges across the Commonwealth, including one on Interstate 79 in Allegheny County.

Dowling Encourages Area Businesses to Participate in Economic Recovery Survey

Feb. 17, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – With businesses across the region still struggling under the weight of the coronavirus pandemic, Rep. Matthew Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) is urging area business owners to offer their feedback on how to restore the state’s economy by participating in a new COVID-19 Economic Recovery Business Survey.

Dowling Good Government Bill Earns Committee Approval

Jan. 27, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – The House State Government Committee has approved Rep. Matthew Dowling’s (R-Fayette/Somerset) bill to ensure the state better meets the needs of the nearly 5,000 local government entities in the Commonwealth.

Dowling Sets Agenda for 2021-22 Legislative Session

Dec. 18, 2020 /

UNIONTOWN – Rep. Matthew Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) will focus his agenda for the 2021-22 Legislative Session on bills designed to preserve individual rights and update outdated government edicts. Other initiatives have local interest.

Halted Gun Permit Sales Shows Need for Dowling’s Vetoed Bill

Dec. 03, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Matthew Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) drafted legislation that would prevent legal gun owners’ rights from being dashed during emergency declarations, such as the declaration initiated by Gov. Tom Wolf for more than eight months because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dowling, PennDOT, Others Aid with Cleanup at Ohiopyle

Nov. 20, 2020 /

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.