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will focus his agenda for the 2021-22 Legislative Session on bills designed to preserve individual rights and update outdated government edicts.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.

Dowling, PennDOT, Others to Aid with Cleanup at Ohiopyle

Nov. 17, 2020 /

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.

Dowling to Serve on Committee to Ensure Election Integrity

Nov. 12, 2020 /

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.

Dowling to Host Virtual Family Expo on Oct. 10

Oct. 05, 2020 /

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.

Dowling Disappointed Wolf Continues to Ignore Pennsylvanians’ Wishes

Sep. 22, 2020 /

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:

Ceremony Honoring Local Veterans to Air, Dowling Says

Aug. 25, 2020 /

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.

Dowling to Announce Legislation to Help Pennsylvania’s Events Industry

Aug. 13, 2020 /

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.

Reps. Dowling and Ecker to Host Virtual Meeting About Restaurant Restrictions

Jul. 28, 2020 /

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.