Feb. 17, 2021

Majority Policy Committee launches economic recovery survey for business

HARRISBURG – After being forced to close or severely curtail their businesses over the last 11 months, Pennsylvania’s struggling business owners are being invited to tell state House Republicans what they need to recover from the devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The COVID-19 Economic Recovery Business Survey was unveiled Wednesday by House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin), Majority Policy Committee Chairman Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter), and Economic Recovery Task Force Chairman Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne).

“For far too long, our business owners have had no say in their own fate thanks to the unilateral actions taken by Gov. Tom Wolf. They’ve been told what they’re allowed to do and what they’re not allowed to do. When they’re allowed to do something, they’re told how they have to do it,” Causer said “They make investments to comply with the directives and then the directives change. Enough is enough.”

Benninghoff agreed. “This survey is about ensuring our business owners have the voice they deserve and, frankly, have earned through their commitments to taking care of their employees and trying to serve their communities in the midst of this pandemic. Working together, we can make Pennsylvania the ‘envy of the east’ when it comes to economic recovery.”

As chairman of the House Republican Caucus’ Economic Recovery Task Force, Kaufer urged owners of businesses of all shapes and sizes from across the state to share their experiences. “We want your feedback, advice and ideas so we can facilitate a swift and robust economic recovery for the Commonwealth and our communities in 2021,” he said.

The brief survey seeks information about each respondents’ business or industry and then invites feedback about the challenges facing that business or industry, the type of assistance that would be most beneficial, the one most impactful thing state government could do to support future success, and any other ideas to kickstart the Commonwealth’s recovery.

Responses to the survey will be reviewed by the Policy Committee and Economic Recovery Task Force as they work to develop initiatives to expedite the state’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and related mitigation orders.

The survey is available via PAHouseGOP.com. It will remain open for responses through March 19.

Representative Martin T. Causer
House Majority Policy Committee Chairman
67th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives