Sankey Legislation Leads to Renaming of Interstate 80 Bridges

May. 26, 2022 /

WHAT: The Interstate 80 Viaduct bridges that cross the Moshannon Creek in Cooper Township, Clearfield County will be renamed the Richard B. Whitehead Memorial Bridges. Whitehead, who served his country as a member of the United States Air Force, died July 29, 1966, at the age of 36 due to an accident that occurred during bridge construction.

Sankey, Armanini Applaud Court Decision on Wolf Climate Initiative

Apr. 06, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – State Reps. Tommy Sankey (R-Clearfield/Cambria) and Mike Armanini (R-Clearfield/Elk) are praising a Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania decision that stalls Gov. Tom Wolf’s one-man campaign to enroll the state in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).

Sankey to Retire from State Legislature

Feb. 01, 2022 /

HARRISBURG - The residents of Pennsylvania’s 73rd Legislative District will soon have a new face representing them in Harrisburg, due to the decision of state Rep. Tommy Sankey (R-Clearfield/Cambria) to not run for re-election to the General Assembly in 2022.

Armanini, Sankey Vote to Stop Statewide Bridge Tolling Effort

Nov. 16, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Legislation that would shut down the current plan to toll nine bridges around Pennsylvania, including four on Interstate 80, drew support from state Reps. Mike Armanini (R-Clearfield/Elk) and Tommy Sankey (R-Clearfield/Cambria). Senate Bill 382, authored by state Sen. Wayne Langerholc (R-35), passed with bipartisan support and now returns to the Senate for concurrence after being amended in the House.

Sankey, Armanini Release Statement on Passage of Anti-RGGI Resolution

Nov. 09, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – State Reps. Tommy Sankey (R-Clearfield/Cambria) and Mike Armanini (R-Clearfield/Elk) issued a statement in reaction to Monday’s vote by the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee on a concurrent resolution that disapproves of the Environmental Quality Board’s support for Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan to enroll Pennsylvania in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), which would place a carbon tax on existing coal-fired and natural gas-fired electric providers:

Sankey, Rigby Support Fiscally-Responsible State Budget Plan

Jun. 30, 2021 / Press Release

HARRISBURG – State Reps. Tommy Sankey (R-Osceola Mills) and Jim Rigby (R-Johnstown) today voted to support Senate Bill 255, the primary piece of legislation which makes up the 2021-22 state budget package. The bill, which passed by a 140-61 margin, now goes to the state Senate for consideration.

Local Schools Earn Food Safety Grants, Say Rigby, Sankey

Jan. 26, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Two Cambria County schools which applied for food safety grants through the Pennsylvania Department of Education can both claim success today, according to state Reps. Jim Rigby (R-Johnstown) and Tommy Sankey (R-Hastings).

Cambria County Legislators Call for Weekly ‘Employment Health’ Updates

Jul. 02, 2020 / Press Release

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Health is no longer conducting weekly televised news conferences to update the spread of COVID-19. State Reps. Tommy Sankey (R-Hastings) and Jim Rigby (R-Johnstown) are now calling on the state’s Department of Labor and Industry to begin a similar practice by regularly addressing the Commonwealth’s economic “health” in a public forum.

Sankey to Resume Veterans Outreach Service

Jun. 24, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – In July, state Rep. Tommy Sankey (R-Clearfield/Cambria) will be resuming his outreach to veterans in the district he represents and encouraging their participation in a monthly service he provides.

Wolf: Call Off the Dogs, Focus on Pennsylvanians in Need

May. 01, 2020 / Newspaper Columns

Our office is a “catch all” for state government information, which we then disseminate to our constituents. Right now, three out of four calls are from unemployed people trying to figure out where they are in the process of applying for compensation. They don’t contact us to hear “Did you try…” or “I don’t know…” But until Harrisburg starts focusing on these people who are hurting, the level of anger and frustration is only going to escalate.

Gabler, Sankey Change Office Policies in Response to COVID-19 Concerns

Mar. 16, 2020 /

DUBOIS – In an effort to mitigate potential spread of the COVID-19 virus that has become a pandemic across Pennsylvania and the country, state Reps. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) and Tommy Sankey (R-Clearfield/Cambria) are temporarily closing their district and state Capitol offices to in-person visits.