HARRISBURG – Responding to Gov. Tom Wolf’s request to provide his review of a proposed congressional redistricting map in a public forum, Rep. Seth Grove (R-York), chair of the House State Government Committee, has invited the governor to a public meeting to fully discuss the map and listen to the governor’s thoughts of it.
“From the start of the redistricting process, the committee has strived to keep the public informed throughout the open and transparent process,” Grove said. “As such, I am hopeful the governor accepts this invitation to meet and talk about the map in an open forum.”
On Tuesday, Grove sent to Wolf the following letter:
“Thank you for your letter dated Dec. 28, 2021, concerning congressional redistricting. If it is your intent to not negotiate Congressional maps ‘behind closed doors,’ let us meet in public.
“I have taken the liberty to reserve room 60 East Wing in the Capitol on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, from 1 – 5 p.m. This room is fully capable of providing a live video feed and has public seating available. I will ensure the room is set up to maintain six feet of distance between participants and that participants wear a mask.
“I look forward to continuing this discussion.”
The invitation to the governor is open-ended.
“If Jan. 6 doesn’t work for the governor, I am more than happy to rearrange my schedule to meet at a time that best suits him,” Grove said. “I believe the governor and I share the ideology that an open and transparent government works bests for all Pennsylvanians. It is my hope the governor is able to meet and discuss a topic as important as our federal representation in Congress.”
Representative Seth Grove
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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