HARRISBURG – PA House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff expressed concern over a Department of General Services directive not allowing credentialed members of the media into the state Capitol. Prior to a Tuesday press conference, several credentialed members of the media were denied access to the state Capitol building. Benninghoff said no reporter should be turned away from PA’s seat of government. Doing so is a clear violation of our Constitution. While it is appropriate during this unique time in our history to have some limits on public access to the Capitol, the media plays an important function that keeps the public informed of what government is doing and holds lawmakers accountable. Benninghoff added that whether the events were deliberate or a mistake, the Wolf Administration should take every step necessary to ensure that denial of media access never happens again.

REP. KERRY BENNINGHOFF