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Today in History: Work Begins on Pennsylvania Constitution of 1776

Today in History: Work Begins on Pennsylvania Constitution of 1776

Benjamin Franklin, along with George Bryan and James Cannon were the principal authors of the new constitution, but others contributed, including George Clymer, Timothy Matlack, and possibly even Thomas Paine.

The post Today in History: Work Begins on Pennsylvania Constitution of 1776 first appeared on Tenth Amendment Center.

Today In History: Delaware Declares Independence from Great Britain and Pennsylvania

Today In History: Delaware Declares Independence from Great Britain and Pennsylvania

On June 15, the assembly unanimously voted to form “The Delaware State.”

From that date forward, Delaware existed as an independent state – or nation.

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Pennsylvania Bill Would Expand Right to Try, Further Reject Some FDA Restrictions

Pennsylvania Bill Would Expand Right to Try, Further Reject Some FDA Restrictions

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Sept. 26, 2018) – A bill introduced in the Pennsylvania House would expand the states “Right to Try” law and would set the foundation to further nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that deny access to experimental treatments by terminally and chronically ill patients. A bipartisan coalition of 19 sponsors introduced […]

Pennsylvania Bill Would Set Foundation to Build a Gun Rights “Sanctuary State”

Pennsylvania Bill Would Set Foundation to Build a Gun Rights “Sanctuary State”

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Sept. 10, 2018) – A bill introduced in the Pennsylvania House would prohibit enforcement of some federal gun control laws. Passage of this bill would take a big step toward making Pennsylvania a sanctuary state for gun owners. Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R- Cranberry Township) introduced House Bill 357 (HB357) on Sept. 5, with…

Signed as Law: Pennsylvania Right to Try Act Rejects Some FDA Restrictions on Terminal Patients

Signed as Law: Pennsylvania Right to Try Act Rejects Some FDA Restrictions on Terminal Patients

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Oct. 12, 2017) – Yesterday, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed a bill into law that sets the foundation to nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that deny access to experimental treatments by terminally ill patients. Rep. Robert Godshall (R-Hatfield) sponsored House Bill 45 (HB45), along with nearly 40 cosponsors. The…

Pennsylvania Senate Unanimously Passes Right to Try Act

Pennsylvania Senate Unanimously Passes Right to Try Act

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Oct. 4, 2017) – On Monday, the Pennsylvania Senate unanimously passed a bill that would set the foundation to nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that deny access to experimental treatments by terminally ill patients. Spondored by Rep. Robert Godshall (R-Hatfield) and nearly 40 cosponsors, House Bill 45 (HB45)…

Pennsylvania House Unanimously Passes Bill to Expand Healthcare Freedom

Pennsylvania House Unanimously Passes Bill to Expand Healthcare Freedom

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Oct. 3, 2017) – Last week, the Pennsylvania House unanimously passed bill to help facilitate healthcare freedom outside of government regulatory schemes. Rep. Matthew Baker (R-Wellsboro) introduced House Bill 1739 (HB1739) along with 12 co-sponsors on Aug. 24. The legislation specifies that direct primary care agreements (sometimes called medical retainer agreements) do not…

Pennsylvania Committee Passes Bill to Expand Healthcare Freedom

Pennsylvania Committee Passes Bill to Expand Healthcare Freedom

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Sept. 18, 2017) – Last week, a Pennsylvania House committee unanimously passed bill to help facilitate healthcare freedom outside of government regulatory schemes. Rep. Matthew Baker (R-Wellsboro) introduced House Bill 1739 (HB1739) along with 12 co-sponsors on Aug. 24. The legislation specifies that direct primary care agreements (sometimes called medical retainer agreements) do…