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Brown receives committee assignments for 2021-22 session

Brown receives committee assignments for 2021-22 session

(Jan 12, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 12 – State Rep. Amen Brown, D-Phila., this week was appointed to three standing Pennsylvania House committees, including Aging & Older Adult Services, Appropriations, and Urban Affairs. The committee appointments, made by House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware, are for the 2021-22 session of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. “I am privileged and honored to have been appointed to these important committees, including especially to the Appropriations Committee as a freshman member of the House and the Aging & Older Adult Services Committee as our great seniors have always been a strong motivating force for me personally,” Brown said. “My district has lacked in strong representation for some time now, and our constituents deserve better. They deserve a bold advocate and an impactful voice in the state Capitol, and I am committed to ensuring both.” Brown is also a member of the Philadelphia Delegation and the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus, serving as chair of the subcommittee on gun violence and public safety. “In addition to my committee assignments, I am honored to chair an important subcommittee of the PLBC. I have seen and felt the impact of gun violence on our community, our state, and our nation. Leading the effort to find, develop, and enact measures to prioritize commonsense gun safety, community de-escalation, and treat this crisis as what it is: a public Read more


Brown takes oath for first term as state representative

(Jan 05, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 5 – State Rep. Amen Brown took the oath of office at the state Capitol today to begin his first term representing the 190 th Legislative District in Philadelphia. The noon swearing-in ceremony marked the beginning of the 2021-22 session of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Brown said in the new term, he will focus on quality, affordable housing; reducing food insecurity; and expanding access to resources for seniors and the aging population. He will receive committee assignments later in the month. “I am thrilled today to formally assume the elected office of state representative for our wonderful 190 th District. I was born, raised, and built in the district, and I am excited to ensure strong and bold representation and advocacy on behalf of our constituents,” Brown emphasized. “We have lacked in terms of active and accountable leadership for our district, but I know that together we can and will build a robust, responsive office and team. We are here for you.” Brown said his office can help with a variety of state-related services, including home heating, children’s health insurance, prescription drug and property tax/rent rebate assistance. His office phone number is 215-879-6615 and the email is RepAmen@pahouse.net . Residents also can learn more about Brown’s legislative priorities and the services his office provides by visiting his website at RepAmen.com or Read more


Brown Sworn In to Begin 1st Term, Lays Out Priorities

(Jan 05, 2021)

Pa. state Rep. Amen Brown was officially sworn in to begin his first term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He explains his priorities and how he'll fight to put his neighbors first. Read more


190th District Newsletter & Community Bulletin

(Dec 31, 2020)

$1.5M in RACP project grants for the 190th, COVID-19 federal relief package, and holiday season greetings. Read more


$1.5M in RACP project grants for the 190th

(Dec 31, 2020)

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 30 – State Rep.-elect Amen Brown, D-Phila., today announced $1.5 million in RACP state grants from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program to support the Mann Center for the Performing Arts ($500,000) and the Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse ($1 million). “I am excited and honored to announce the RACP grants to the Mann Center and the Smith Playhouse. The work that was done in such a short time to secure funding to help revitalize and renovate these two historical organizations right in our community was incredible,” Brown said. “I look forward to continuing to work alongside our community partners. And, I am eager to see a successful execution of these projects.” The first grant will enable the Mann Center for Performing Arts to continue upgrades to the pavilion, the first time it has undergone such a renovation since its opening in 1976. Upgrades include an extension of the overcrowded entry plaza, renovation of the existing hilltop pavilion and plaza restrooms, an expansion of the Donor Area and Education Center and an upgrade of the current rainwater management system. The second grant will support major infrastructure upgrades to the 121-year-old Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse, adding 4,000 square feet of space by transforming areas of the building that are not currently usable. “In addition to restoring the infrastructure for our historic playhouse, this grant also Read more


Honored to serve the 190th District

(Dec 02, 2020)

I am honored to have been elected to serve as your State Representative and am committed to being a strong voice at the State House for our community and the 190th District. Please follow my official legislative pages @RepAmenBrown on Twitter and Facebook . Share with friends and stay tuned for updates as we work to set up a smooth transition to my office. Read more


PA Treasury could be holding your Unclaimed Property

(Dec 01, 2020)

Each year, the Pennsylvania Treasury receives millions of dollars of unclaimed property. It is estimated that roughly one in 10 Pennsylvanians has unclaimed property. Since 2013, my office has helped residents of the 132 nd District claim over $319,000 in unclaimed property. Unclaimed property may include: Closed bank accounts; Uncashed checks, including paychecks; Lost stocks and bonds; Contents of safe deposit boxes; Proceeds from the demutualization of insurance companies and more. Read more