Powering Green Collar Jobs focus of Monday hearing with Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton

(May 06, 2021)

PHILADELPHIA, May 6 – The Community College of Philadelphia will serve as the backdrop for a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing hosted by Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton on The PA Rescue Plan: Powering Green Collar Jobs. The hearing will be held at 9 a.m. Monday, May 10 at the Community College of Philadelphia, P avilion Building,-- located at 1700 Spring Garden St., Philadelphia . Press and attendees should enter in front of the building on 17th St. The PA Rescue Plan aims to ensure federal American Rescue Plan funding is invested for immediate impact and long-term success. Additional information about the plan is available at www.pahouse.com/parescueplan . Read more

 

House Democrats touring the state to talk with the people about the Pennsylvania Rescue Plan

(May 05, 2021)

HARRISBURG, May 5 – After weeks of gathering public support for the Pennsylvania Rescue Plan to invest federal dollars to do the most good for working families, the House Democratic Leadership team released the following statement on the next steps to discuss the plan and how it would help us recover, restore and reimagine a better future coming back from COVID-19. “Next week more than $7 billion is coming to the Keystone State as part of the American Rescue Plan, and we have to make sure that money is invested properly, not hidden away in a government vault for a rainy day – because it’s hard to imagine a storm that could hit harder than COVID-19. People need help now. “As USA TODAY network coverage noted, House Democrats have a plan that helps schools, workers, businesses, families, renters, landlords and more while Republicans have no plan to distribute the funds. We urge the majority party to get on board and do the right thing for people everywhere. “We’ve received an overwhelming response to the PA Rescue Plan so far, and next week we’ll be taking the plan to the people with a statewide tour – starting Monday in Philadelphia and Reading talking about investing in infrastructure and rebuilding our downtowns, continuing Tuesday in Pittsburgh and Erie discussing housing, Wednesday in Harrisburg and State College talking worker pay, and finishing up on Thursday in Scranton and Allentown to discuss helping Read more

 

Rep. Bizzarro: Local highway one step closer to being named in memoriam of John A. Pulice

(May 05, 2021)

HARRISBUG, May 5 – State Rep. Ryan Bizzarro’s House Bill 874 which would honor beloved community member John A. Pulice unanimously passed the state House. Read more

 

Passenger rail within reach in the Poconos and the benefits are clear | Opinion

(Apr 25, 2021)

At a recent House Democratic Policy hearing on the Progress of the Passenger Rail Restoration Project, legislative members explored that topic. The hearing was chaired by Policy Chairman Ryan Bizzarro, D-Erie, and state Rep. Joe Ciresi, D-Montgomery. Read more

 

Lawmakers' Longwood Gardens hearing: Public gardens create jobs, help economy

(Apr 23, 2021)

Christina Sappey and House Democratic Policy Committee Chairman Ryan Bizzarro hosted a special hearing on Pennsylvania public gardens Read more

 

Sappey, House Policy Committee Hold Hearing on PA Public Gardens at Longwood

(Apr 23, 2021)

KENNETT SQUARE, PA — State Rep. Christina Sappey, D-Chester, and House Democratic Policy Committee Chairman Ryan Bizzarro, D-Erie, hosted a special hearing on Pennsylvania public gardens yesterday at Longwood Gardens in East Marlborough Township. Read more

 

Lawmakers at hearing at Longwood Gardens: Public gardens create jobs, help economy

(Apr 23, 2021)

Christina Sappey and House Democratic Policy Committee Chairman Ryan Bizzarro, D-Erie, hosted a special hearing on Pennsylvania public Read more

 

Sappey, House Policy Committee Hold Hearing on PA Public Gardens at Longwood

(Apr 23, 2021)

KENNETT SQUARE, PA — State Rep. Christina Sappey, D-Chester, and House Democratic Policy Committee Chairman Ryan Bizzarro, D-Erie, hosted a special hearing on Pennsylvania public gardens yesterday at Longwood Gardens in East Marlborough Township. Read more

 

Bizzarro announces more than $60,000 coming to Erie

(Apr 21, 2021)

HARRISBURG, April 21 – State Rep. Ryan Bizzarro announced will receive grants totaling $ 63,083 from the state's Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program. “The great outdoors have given our community a reprieve from the difficulties of this past year and I am always happy to see state dollars come back to Erie. Investing in maintaining and improving outdoor space helps keep Erie healthy and thriving,” Bizzarro said. The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy will use their $63,083 grant to aid with invasive species control on high priority sites in Northwestern Pennsylvania including Erie County. The Commonwealth Financing Authority’s GTRP funds planning, acquisition, development, rehabilitation and repair of greenways, recreational trails, open space, parks and beautification projects. Read more

 

House Democratic Leadership continues to push Pennsylvania Rescue Plan to reimagine Pennsylvania’s recovery

(Apr 20, 2021)

Pennsylvanians looking for relief from the hardships of the past year can look to the House Democrats’ Pennsylvania Rescue Plan for solutions that do the most good for the most people. The House Democratic Leadership team released the following statement on how the plan would strengthen communities, help working people and support businesses and families: “We have a unique opportunity to drastically improve the lives of millions of Pennsylvanians with smart investments in people, businesses, health care and our workforce. The Pennsylvania Rescue Plan does just that by directing federal funds to help businesses get back on solid ground, invest in our frontline workers who were essential to getting us through the pandemic, repair our crumbling public schools so students can learn and teachers can teach in a non-toxic environment and strengthen our workforce through training tomorrow’s in-demand employees. Read more

 

Investment in health, safety and jobs focus of hearing on Pennsylvania’s toxic schools

(Apr 16, 2021)

Schools statewide are in urgent need of upgrades for the health and safety of students and staff, and a recent meeting of the House Democratic Policy Committee’s Subcommittee on Progressive Policies for Working People highlighted what actions the state can take to address toxic schools. Read more

 

Expanded Passenger Rail Could Boost Pennsylvania Economy

(Apr 14, 2021)

Local lawmakers say expanding passenger rail could boost the state's economy. State Rep. Ryan Bizzarro (D-Erie) took part in a town hall Tuesday on rail traffic. Read more

 

Pennsylvania legislators announce $800,000 in grants for Erie-area fishing projects

(Apr 14, 2021)

State Reps. Pat Harkins, Bob Merski and Ryan Bizzarro, all D-Erie, announced that $804,200 in grant money will go toward enhancing fishing opportunities in Presque Isle Bay and Lake Erie. The projects are funded by the Erie Access Improvement program. Read more

 

Berks proponent testifies in a Pa. House hearing on restoring passenger train service to Reading

(Apr 14, 2021)

Weidenhammer was one of more than a dozen passenger train proponents participating in the state House Democratic Policy Committee hearing, Read more

 

Passenger rail needs to get back on track in NE and throughout

(Apr 14, 2021)

They say they built the train tracks over Read more

 

Expansion of passenger rail has potential to boost Pa. economy, improve statewide commutes

(Apr 13, 2021)

HARRISBURG, April 13 -- Passenger rail has the potential to improve regional access and reduce traffic congestion and state Rep. Joe Ciresi led today’s House Democratic Policy Committee to discuss how the state can get on board. The hearing featured three panels of testifiers highlighting President Joe Biden’s recent infrastructure plan and how rail connection across the state could help rural and suburban areas benefit from economic growth. Policy Committee Chairman Ryan Bizzarro shared, “Improving passenger rail has the potential to create jobs, streamline commutes and would have a positive environmental impact on the state. I thank Representative Ciresi for hosting today’s hearing and I look forward to continuing this conversation on how investment of state and federal dollars can boost economic development throughout the state.” "I was grateful to the testifiers and the participants in today's hearing for continuing an important conversation about investment in passenger rail service," Ciresi said. "What we learned today is critical to making wise decisions about infrastructure and what is involved to bring much-needed improvements to transportation in many parts of the state, especially in Pottstown, Royersford and other stops on the potential Reading-to-Philadelphia corridor that I've long been working to resurrect. Our partnerships, both with the private sector and our federal elected officials, will be Read more

 

Expanded Passenger Rail Could Boost Pennsylvania Economy

(Apr 13, 2021)

Local lawmakers say expanding passenger rail could boost the state's economy. State Rep. Ryan Bizzarro (D-Erie) took part in a town hall Tuesday on rail traffic. Read more

 

Bizzarro: Pa. Fish and Boat Commission grants total nearly $650,000 to benefit Lake Erie, Presque Isle Bay

(Apr 12, 2021)

ERIE, April 12 – State Rep. Ryan Bizzarro said he is happy to hear news that the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission announced nearly $650,000 in investments in projects that will benefit Presque Isle Bay and Lake Erie. Erie Access Improvement Program Grants impacting the third legislative district include the following: $205,000 -- Regional Science Consortium, Lake Erie Buoy Project, Lake Erie, Erie County $95,600 -- Fairview Township, Avonia Beach Park Improvements “Lake Erie is a booming natural resource. It brings economic activity to the region and I’m thrilled to see that fees collected here are staying here to help us protect that resource and preserve efforts to give anglers the best quality access to fishing opportunities,” Bizzarro said. Grants will fund the Regional Science Consortium’s Lake Erie buoy project to collect real-time information on wind, water and wave conditions and help collect data for aquatic health and water preservation efforts; and Fairview Township Avonia Beach Improvements. Other projects in Erie County include: the Erie-Western PA Port Authority received funding totaling $352,000 for Holland Street Pier fishing access and the Lampe Marina Fish Cleaning refrigeration unit. Funds are generated via special permitting fees and reinvested into the region through the Erie Access Improvement Program, made possible by Act 159 of 2004, which created a Read more

 

BioTech Innovation Organization, Pfizer share vaccine efficacy, role in COVID-19 recovery

(Apr 12, 2021)

HARRISBURG, April 12 – As Pennsylvania expands vaccine eligibility, the House Democratic Policy Committee heard from the manufacturers tirelessly working to develop safe and effective vaccines for global use. At a Policy Committee hearing today, testifiers included representatives from Biotechnology Innovation Organization and Pfizer, who provided details on the technology behind the development of the COVID-19 vaccines and how the United States can reach herd immunity. Chairman Ryan Bizzarro and state Reps. Patty Kim and Darisha Parker facilitated the hearing, where Amy Walker, director of Infectious Diseases Policy for Biotechnology Innovation Organization and Lisa Coen, senior director, Vaccine Public Affairs with Pfizer, shared insight into the science behind the creation of COVID-19 vaccines, ongoing research, development and trials. Walker shared that five presidents, both Democratic and Republican, have been vaccinated, highlighting that the vaccines have received bipartisan support. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to have conversations based on science and fact. These vaccines will save lives and I encourage everyone eligible and interested to take the advice of scientists and medical professionals and help put this pandemic behind us,” Bizzarro implored. “It is important for us to hear this testimony today, especially for my constituents,” Parker said. “Communities of color have battled COVID extra Read more

 

Ciresi to host House Democratic Policy Committee hearing Tuesday on investing in passenger rail

(Apr 12, 2021)

HARRISBURG, April 12 – State Rep. Joe Ciresi is exploring how Pennsylvania can get passenger rail back on track for improved commuting and efficiency in transportation. He will host a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 13. The media and public are invited to watch online at www.pahouse.com/policy or on the committee’s Facebook page -- @PADemPolicy. Media inquiries may be submitted via email to policy@pahouse.net . Ciresi will lead the hearing to learn more about how state and regional transit authorities can play a role in improving Pennsylvania infrastructure and the role this investment would play in the state’s economy. Additional hearing information will be available by clicking here . Read more

 

Powering Green Collar Jobs focus of Monday hearing with Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton
May 06, 2021

House Democrats touring the state to talk with the people about the Pennsylvania Rescue Plan
May 05, 2021

Rep. Bizzarro: Local highway one step closer to being named in memoriam of John A. Pulice
May 05, 2021

Passenger rail within reach in the Poconos and the benefits are clear | Opinion
Apr 25, 2021

Lawmakers' Longwood Gardens hearing: Public gardens create jobs, help economy
Apr 23, 2021

Sappey, House Policy Committee Hold Hearing on PA Public Gardens at Longwood
Apr 23, 2021

Lawmakers at hearing at Longwood Gardens: Public gardens create jobs, help economy
Apr 23, 2021

Sappey, House Policy Committee Hold Hearing on PA Public Gardens at Longwood
Apr 23, 2021

Bizzarro announces more than $60,000 coming to Erie
Apr 21, 2021

House Democratic Leadership continues to push Pennsylvania Rescue Plan to reimagine Pennsylvania’s recovery
Apr 20, 2021

Investment in health, safety and jobs focus of hearing on Pennsylvania’s toxic schools
Apr 16, 2021

Expanded Passenger Rail Could Boost Pennsylvania Economy
Apr 14, 2021

Pennsylvania legislators announce $800,000 in grants for Erie-area fishing projects
Apr 14, 2021

Berks proponent testifies in a Pa. House hearing on restoring passenger train service to Reading
Apr 14, 2021

Passenger rail needs to get back on track in NE and throughout
Apr 14, 2021

Expansion of passenger rail has potential to boost Pa. economy, improve statewide commutes
Apr 13, 2021

Expanded Passenger Rail Could Boost Pennsylvania Economy
Apr 13, 2021

Bizzarro: Pa. Fish and Boat Commission grants total nearly $650,000 to benefit Lake Erie, Presque Isle Bay
Apr 12, 2021

BioTech Innovation Organization, Pfizer share vaccine efficacy, role in COVID-19 recovery
Apr 12, 2021

Ciresi to host House Democratic Policy Committee hearing Tuesday on investing in passenger rail
Apr 12, 2021