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David Hickton, the founding director of Pitt’s Institute for Cyber Law, Policy and Security was selected to be staff director and senior counsel for the U.S. House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis.

Pitt Cyber founder selected for House committee role

By Ashton Crawley, Senior Staff Writer May 27, 2020
David Hickton, the director and founder of Pitt’s Institute for Cyber Law, Policy and Security was selected to be staff director and senior counsel for the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis. The bipartisan committee, which was created on April 23 by a House vote, will oversee the use of funds supplied by Congress to aid the country during the COVID-19 pandemic.
U.S. Congressman Scott Perry, R-Pa., second from left, House Speaker Mike Turzai, R-28, third from left, state Sen. John DiSanto, R-15, state Rep. Patty Kim, D-103, and Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse laugh at a remark during an event announcing that a new Navy ship will be named the USS Harrisburg. October 10, 2019.

Pa. House Speaker won’t seek 10th term

By Jon Moss, News Editor January 23, 2020
The speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Mike Turzai, R-28, announced Thursday that he will not seek re-election this year and instead work in the private sector. He made the announcement at a press conference in McCandless, located about 30 minutes north of Oakland.
Jessica Benham, director of development at the Pittsburgh Center for Autistic Advocacy, will challenge Democratic incumbent Harry Readshaw for the District 36 seat in the state House of Representatives.

Pitt grad student kicks off Pa. House campaign

By Brian Gentry, Senior Staff Writer December 5, 2019
Jessica Benham, a Pitt graduate student, aims to unseat District 36 rep Harry Readshaw III.
A new bill introduced in the House of Representatives Tuesday would increase Pell Grants, create a fund of $500 million for states to identify and prioritize colleges with high numbers of minority and low-income students and simplify student loan repayment plans.

Editorial: House bill necessary to reform higher education

By The Pitt News Editorial Board October 15, 2019
A new bill introduced in the House of Representatives Tuesday is a reasonable starting point to make college more affordable.
(From left) Josh Nulph, Jacob Pavlecic, Kareem Kandil and Sara Innamorato are all current or former Pitt students running for the state House. (Images via Facebook)

Pitt students and alumni run for state House

By Sophia Mastroianni | Staff Writer March 23, 2018

Jacob Pavlecic and his best friend Quin McLaughlin’s conversations were usually about local sports. But after the 2016 election, McLaughlin — now a student at Slippery Rock University —  surprised...

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