In recognition for her work to end the puppy mill pipeline, Pa. state Rep. Jeanne McNeill was awarded the Victoria’s Champion Awards by the United States Humane Society. McNeill says she has seen the results of puppy mill abuse and neglect and she vows to never stop fighting to end that cruelty in Commonwealth. Read more
Local dignitaries and animal lovers gathered at the Lehigh Valley Humane Society's shelter on Dixon Street to recognize Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-Lehigh, local advocate Sheryl Petrillo and the local chapter of the Humane Society for their efforts to battle animal cruelty. Read more
"Dogs and animals mean so much to so many people. And they can be hurt, they can be beaten, they could have health issues, but they never stopped loving and caring and forgiving," Rep. McNeill said. Read more
“It is well-documented that puppy mills are inhumane commercial dog-breeding facilities, yet they frequently supply pet stores with puppies,” said McNeill, D-Lehigh. “Once these pet store puppies are sold, consumers often spend thousands of dollars caring for sick puppies. Read more
“The Mickley-Prydun farm is part of our history dating back to the Revolutionary War, and this grant will help in the restoration project so that others will be able to learn about John Mickley Sr. and his son Jacob, who protected the Liberty Bell from the British,” Rep. Jeanne McNeill said in a news release. Read more
Pa. state Rep. Jeanne McNeill co-hosted her annual Senior Fair with state Senator Nick Miller at the Whitehall Mall, giving area seniors a one-stop shop for information, programs and resources to help them live a happy, healthy life. Read more
“It is important that young people have various outlets to keep themselves busy, and this boxing program serves a dual purpose of providing a recreational outlet and helping to build friendships from being on a team together,” McNeill said. Read more
"The Mickley-Prydun farm is part of our history dating back to the Revolutionary War, and this grant will help in the restoration project so that others will be able to learn about John Mickley Sr. and his son Jacob, who protected the Liberty Bell from the British,” said McNeill, D-Lehigh. Read more
“It is imperative that we improve safety conditions for drivers through projects such as the replacement of the Cementon Bridge,” Rep. McNeill said. Read more
The federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act recently allocated $22,579,651 for the replacement of the bridge. The project will replace the existing bridge with a structure to allow more than 16,000 vehicles to safely travel across the Lehigh River. Read more
Rep. Jeanne McNeill joined U.S. Sen. Bob Casey and PennDOT’s Acting District 5 Executive Christopher Kufro at a news conference Tuesday to highlight the recent investment in the Cementon Bridge. Read more
The free event, which McNeill is co-hosting with Sen. Nick Miller, will have more than 60 different vendors, and offer blood pressure screenings, vision checks, stress management and fall risk assessments, giveaways, refreshments and more. Read more
The Pennsylvania House has passed a bill proposed by Rep. Jeanne McNeill which aims to protect children from carbon monoxide poisoning. Read more
State Rep. Jeanne McNeill today cast her vote in support of historic legislation that would eliminate out-of-pocket costs for certain breast cancer-related medical screenings. Read more
“Given that carbon monoxide is an odorless and colorless gas, it’s difficult to know if you’ve been exposed to it, and since the symptoms of exposure are similar to other common illnesses, carbon monoxide poisoning wouldn’t be the first ailment to come to mind at a daycare,” said McNeill, D-Lehigh. “That’s why it is absolutely essential that childcare centers are equipped with these detectors.” Read more
“It is absolutely essential that childcare centers are equipped with these detectors,” the bill’s lead sponsor, state Rep. Jeanne McNeal, D-Lehigh, wrote in a statement Wednesday. Read more
The state House of Representatives passed H.B. 494 on Wednesday, said state Rep. Jeanne McNeill, who crafted the bill. Read more
Rep. Jeanne McNeill introduced her bill last year, shortly after more than two dozen children and adults were sickened in October at an Allentown day care center by carbon monoxide poisoning. Read more
Here are some of the latest state programs now open for applications. Read more
HARRISBURG, April 12 – State Rep. Jeanne McNeill announced today her legislation to protect students who are caught in school district disputes has been moved out of the House Education Committee, 17-4. “Every Pennsylvania child deserves a quality education and when a residency dispute arises between a child’s parents or caregivers and the school district, the child should not be punished while the two sides resolve the issue,” said McNeill, D-Lehigh. “For districts to pull a student is callous and uncaring and punishes the child through no fault of their own.” Under House Bill 663, in the event of a residency dispute between school districts, a school district would not be permitted to remove a child from school until the dispute has been fully resolved and it has been determined which school district should correctly enroll the child. McNeill said this issue is of particular interest to her as one occurrence happened in her district involving a student with a disability who, for more than 30 days, had been without the supportive educational instruction and caring support they so importantly needed. Added McNeill, “I would like to thank Education Committee Majority Chairman Peter Schweyer for recognizing the importance of this bill and bringing it to the committee for approval.” H.B. 663 now heads to the full House for consideration. This is the second piece of legislation from McNeill to be approved out of Read more
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