– Rep. Joe D’Orsie (R-Manchester) has been appointed a deputy chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee.
“I am pleased to name Rep. D’Orsie to this position within the House Republican Policy Committee,” said House Republican Policy Committee Chairman Joshua D. Kail (R-Beaver/Washington). “As a fearless advocate for Pennsylvanians, he will do a tremendous job in this role. I look forward to working with him on getting Pennsylvania back on track.”
The House Republican Policy Committee holds hearings and roundtable discussions about important statewide and regional issues that matter most to Pennsylvania citizens. It also gathers testimony and information from key stakeholders to develop policies to address issues facing Pennsylvanians.
D’Orsie has been involved with the Policy Committee since taking office in January. Earlier this year, he hosted the committee for a hearing at the Christian School of York about educational opportunities for school-age students.
As a deputy chairman, D’Orsie will focus on issues and reform within higher education, an area he has been following closely. Particularly, he’s been working to ensure free speech is not quelled on our college campuses.
Unfortunately, schools across the country have instituted “bias response teams,” which are speech-checking mechanisms that enable the anonymous reporting of protected free speech. These teams threaten to quash dissenting views. To combat this attack on free speech, D’Orsie introduced House Bill 179 to prohibit Pennsylvania’s public institutions of higher education from utilizing bias response teams.
“Protecting students’ right to free speech has been a mission of mine for a while now and, since taking office, I have made it a goal to get legislation to guard this sacred right signed into law,” D’Orsie said. “I look forward to serving as the subcommittee chairman and working to do what is best for Pennsylvania’s students in the realm of free speech and beyond.”
Representative Joe D’Orsie
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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