Tuesday, recently-elected members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly were sworn-in to office.
That number includes the return of Republican majorities in both chambers of the state legislature, 19 freshman Republican House members, and two freshman Republican members of the Senate.
Republicans have 110 members in the House and 29 in the Senate—including 28 women across both chambers—representing all corners of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
In response, Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Val DiGiorgio, made the following statement:
“On behalf of the entire Republican Party of Pennsylvania, I want to extend my congratulations to both Republican and Democrat members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly getting sworn-in to office today.
“I especially want to congratulate our Republican members, particularly those new to the state legislature and those who have been elected to a different chamber. We look forward to supporting their efforts in whatever way we can.
“With Democrats and Gov. Tom Wolf committed to raising taxes and implementing job-crushing policies, the Republican-controlled General Assembly will remain the first line of defense for taxpayers and those seeking responsible government.”