Photos from Harrisburg and around the district

Rep. Greg Vitali makes comments during the House debate on the 2019-20 state budget.

Rep. Greg Vitali makes comments during the House debate on the 2019-20 state budget.



Representative Vitali participating in the House Appropriations Committee’s Budget Hearing for DEP.

Representative Vitali participating in the House Appropriations Committee’s Budget Hearing for DEP.



Representative Vitali touring SEPTA’s new combined heat and power plant (CHP) in Nicetown.

Representative Vitali touring SEPTA’s new combined heat and power plant (CHP) in Nicetown.



Rep. Greg Vitali welcomes members of the 2018 National Champion Villanova University Men’s Basketball Team to Harrisburg.

Rep. Greg Vitali welcomes members of the 2018 National Champion Villanova University Men’s Basketball Team to Harrisburg.



Rep. Greg Vitali is pictured with the Lombardi Trophy, which was brought to the state Capitol after the Philadelphia Eagles won Super Bowl 52.

Rep. Greg Vitali is pictured with the Lombardi Trophy, which was brought to the state Capitol after the Philadelphia Eagles won Super Bowl 52.



Representative Greg Vitali welcomes members of the Archbishop Carroll Girls Lacrosse Team, the PIAA 3A State Champions to the House floor.

Representative Greg Vitali welcomes members of the Archbishop Carroll Girls Lacrosse Team, the PIAA 3A State Champions to the House floor.



Representative Vitali and Representative McClinton  welcomed Sacred Heart School to the Capitol.

Representative Vitali and Representative McClinton welcomed Sacred Heart School to the Capitol.



Representative Vitali and Haverford High School students who won the national Hi-Q Championship.

Representative Vitali and Haverford High School students who won the national Hi-Q Championship.



Representative Vitali with the Lacrosse team on 6-22-2015.

Representative Vitali with the Lacrosse team on 6-22-2015.



Representative Vitali asking questions at DEP Appropriations Hearing.

Representative Vitali asking questions at DEP Appropriations Hearing.



Representative Vitali asking questions during the Appropriations Hearing with DCNR.

Representative Vitali asking questions during the Appropriations Hearing with DCNR.



Representative Vitali asking questions at Policy hearing.

Representative Vitali asking questions at Policy hearing.



Sacred Heart Elementary visited the State Capitol today.

Sacred Heart Elementary visited the State Capitol today.



Rep. Vitali and supporters urged support for regulations making drilling safer.

Rep. Vitali and supporters urged support for regulations making drilling safer.



After hearing Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget remarks, Rep. Vitali is encouraged by the governor’s strong commitment to increasing education funding, enhancing drug treatment proposals, creating a severance tax on natural gas drilling, and raising the minimum wage to $12 an hour.

After hearing Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget remarks, Rep. Vitali is encouraged by the governor’s strong commitment to increasing education funding, enhancing drug treatment proposals, creating a severance tax on natural gas drilling, and raising the minimum wage to $12 an hour.



Rep. Vitali asks a question during a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing in Harrisburg. The committee examined Gov. Corbett's proposal to lease additional areas of state parks and forests for gas drillings to raise an additional $75 million for the 2014-15 budget. The hearing also addressed concerns about the increasing use of the Oil and Gas Lease Fund for non-conservation purposes and drilling's impacts on Loyalsock State Forest.

Rep. Vitali asks a question during a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing in Harrisburg. The committee examined Gov. Corbett's proposal to lease additional areas of state parks and forests for gas drillings to raise an additional $75 million for the 2014-15 budget. The hearing also addressed concerns about the increasing use of the Oil and Gas Lease Fund for non-conservation purposes and drilling's impacts on Loyalsock State Forest.



Rep. Vitali speaks during a news conference held in conjunction with the Mama Summit at the state Capitol. Participants called on lawmakers to take action on climate change and clean air initiatives.

Rep. Vitali speaks during a news conference held in conjunction with the Mama Summit at the state Capitol. Participants called on lawmakers to take action on climate change and clean air initiatives.



Rep. Vitali leads a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing where experts urged Pennsylvania to take action to address climate change

Rep. Vitali leads a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing where experts urged Pennsylvania to take action to address climate change



Rep. Vitali discusses how H.B. 1576 would weaken protection of endangered and threatened species and urges lawmakers to oppose it.

Rep. Vitali discusses how H.B. 1576 would weaken protection of endangered and threatened species and urges lawmakers to oppose it.



At a Capitol news conference, Rep. Vitali discusses climate change and what Pennsylvania should do to address it.

At a Capitol news conference, Rep. Vitali discusses climate change and what Pennsylvania should do to address it.



Rep. Vitali, environmentalists, outdoor enthusiasts and elected officials urge Gov. Corbett to use his powers to protect Loyalsock State Forest from Marcellus Shale drilling.

Rep. Vitali, environmentalists, outdoor enthusiasts and elected officials urge Gov. Corbett to use his powers to protect Loyalsock State Forest from Marcellus Shale drilling.



Rep. Vitali discusses environmental protection funding during a House Appropriations Committee hearing.

Rep. Vitali discusses environmental protection funding during a House Appropriations Committee hearing.



Rep. Vitali tells his colleagues that he's disappointed that Gov. Tom Corbett made no mention of the promotion of renewable energy, energy conservation or any other initiatives to address climate change during the budget address.

Rep. Vitali tells his colleagues that he's disappointed that Gov. Tom Corbett made no mention of the promotion of renewable energy, energy conservation or any other initiatives to address climate change during the budget address.



Rep. Vitali makes a point during a hearing about the potential impacts of gas drilling that is being planned in Loyalsock State Forest. Loyalsock is an 114,000-acre forest in Bradford, Lycoming and Sullivan counties. It is home to Old Loggers Path, one of the state’s best hiking trails, and Rock Run, an exceptional value stream.

Rep. Vitali makes a point during a hearing about the potential impacts of gas drilling that is being planned in Loyalsock State Forest. Loyalsock is an 114,000-acre forest in Bradford, Lycoming and Sullivan counties. It is home to Old Loggers Path, one of the state’s best hiking trails, and Rock Run, an exceptional value stream.



Rep. Vitali listens to expert testimony during a hearing he organized to help determine how to make Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling more protective of the environment and human health.

Rep. Vitali listens to expert testimony during a hearing he organized to help determine how to make Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling more protective of the environment and human health.



State Reps. Tim Briggs, D-Montgomery, and Greg Vitali, D-Delaware, watch as Lower Merion School District Transportation Director Mike Andre refuels a bus powered by compressed natural gas. The representatives toured the compressed natural gas fueling station to learn more about the potential of the fuel source to reduce air pollution and American's dependence on foreign oil.

State Reps. Tim Briggs, D-Montgomery, and Greg Vitali, D-Delaware, watch as Lower Merion School District Transportation Director Mike Andre refuels a bus powered by compressed natural gas. The representatives toured the compressed natural gas fueling station to learn more about the potential of the fuel source to reduce air pollution and American's dependence on foreign oil.



Rep. Vitali is joined by colleagues at a Capitol news conference protesting H.B. 934, legislation he said is designed to suppress voter turnout by requiring voters to provide valid photo identification each time they vote.

Rep. Vitali is joined by colleagues at a Capitol news conference protesting H.B. 934, legislation he said is designed to suppress voter turnout by requiring voters to provide valid photo identification each time they vote.



Rep. Vitali speaks at a Capitol news conference to call on the General Assembly to enact a modest Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling tax that would benefit all Pennsylvanians.

Rep. Vitali speaks at a Capitol news conference to call on the General Assembly to enact a modest Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling tax that would benefit all Pennsylvanians.



Rep. Vitali and colleagues meet with Italian Consul General Luigi Scotto and other Italian officials to discuss ways to improve economic ties between his country and Pennsylvania.

Rep. Vitali and colleagues meet with Italian Consul General Luigi Scotto and other Italian officials to discuss ways to improve economic ties between his country and Pennsylvania.



Rep. Vitali is joined by colleagues and environmentalists at a news conference where he discussed his legislation to prevent more state forestland from being leased for Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling.

Rep. Vitali is joined by colleagues and environmentalists at a news conference where he discussed his legislation to prevent more state forestland from being leased for Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling.



Rep. Vitali speaks at a news conference where he announced the introduction of a  bill that would tax Marcellus Shale natural gas production to fund environmental programs, assist local government with costs related to the industry and help fill a $4 billion shortfall in next year's state budget.

Rep. Vitali speaks at a news conference where he announced the introduction of a bill that would tax Marcellus Shale natural gas production to fund environmental programs, assist local government with costs related to the industry and help fill a $4 billion shortfall in next year's state budget.