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House Democrats demand accountability for Republican election lies

RGGI Presents an Opportunity to Promote Anti-racist Environmental Policy

(1 day ago)

RGGI makes sense economically and environmentally. It will reduce air pollution, have a significant impact on climate change, and create jobs. We should all be supportive of that. Read more

 

Conklin announces plans to introduce resolution to honor Capitol Police

(Jan 15, 2021)

“These brave men and women not only protected our sacred Capitol, but they were ready to lay down their lives in defense of our country, and as we know, one officer did die while answering the call. It’s only right that we take this opportunity to honor them for the work they do to keep all of us safe.” Read more

 

Defending Democracy focus of Tuesday’s House Democratic Policy Committee meeting

(Jan 15, 2021)

Policy Committee Chairman Ryan Bizzarro and Democratic Caucus members will hear from a bipartisan group of testifiers on their 2020 election experience and what legislative action they may need to protect future elections from misinformation campaigns and to continue to maintain election security. Read more

 

Freeman reappointed Democratic chairman to the House Local Government Committee

(Jan 14, 2021)

“I am extremely honored to be reappointed to serve as Democratic chairman of the House Local Government Committee,” Freeman said. “Since 2007, my work on this committee has been a reflection of many shared goals with local governments. This committee is one that is vital to implementing legislation to the benefit of all of the communities of Pennsylvania." Read more

 

Mullery reintroduces bill to fight blight and revitalize communities

(Jan 13, 2021)

“By closing this loophole, we would not only help our municipal governments, but also hold these landlords to high standards. My legislation would give municipalities the power to deny permits to an LLC not only if they have delinquencies, but also if one of its principals has any delinquencies in the municipality,” Mullery said. Read more

 

Otten, Guenst, Krajewski elected to lead Pennsylvania Legislative Climate Caucus

(Jan 13, 2021)

The Climate Caucus seeks to uphold the environmental rights granted under the Pennsylvania Constitution, raise awareness on legislation, appropriations and related matters surrounding environmental justice, the need for a renewable energy future, and the urgency of climate change as our most existential threat. Read more

 

Bullock applauds PSP for new data reporting, wants to include more departments

(Jan 13, 2021)

Researchers at the University of Cincinnati will analyze the data to identify potential patterns of racial/ethnic disparities in policing. Based on findings, recommendations may be made to change PSP policy or training in certain areas. Read more

 

Davidson leads charge to oppose dangerous legislation during inaugural meeting of Pa. House State Government Committee

(Jan 13, 2021)

According to Davidson, minutes after the committee reorganized, the Republican majority called up two bills that could negatively change Pennsylvania’s constitution in ways that would endanger the commonwealth by severely restricting the process by which Pennsylvania funds public emergency response across the state. Read more

 

Boyle introduces resolution to condemn insurrection at U.S. Capitol and those who stoked it

(Jan 13, 2021)

State Rep. Kevin Boyle, D-Phila./Montgomery, wants state lawmakers to quickly act on an official rebuke of last week’s seditious insurrection against the United States and the people who worked for months to stoke it, including President Donald Trump, state and federal Republican lawmakers and leaders, and the right-wing media. Read more

 

House Democrats demand accountability for Republican election lies

(Jan 13, 2021)

Citing the dangerous lies spread by some Republicans in the General Assembly regarding the 2020 election, House Democratic leaders today released the following statement demanding accountability and responsibility as the nation moves forward:“What we saw last week was nothing short of an attempted coup, instigated not only by the president of the United States but by Republican enablers at all levels of government. Words matter, and the falsehoods, misrepresentations and seditious rantings we’ve heard from some Republican members of the General Assembly can’t go unchallenged. Our nation can’t heal without consequences for the first invasion of the United States Capitol since the War of 1812. Read more

 

Briggs: Judicial gerrymandering bill rammed through committee with no public hearing

(Jan 13, 2021)

“This bill would have a devastating effect on the balance of power in our government. It shows a fundamental lack of understanding of the independent role of our judiciary and further politicizes our courts." Read more

 

Thoughts about Senate Leadership’s attack on democracy with the denial of Sen. Brewster’s seat

(Jan 12, 2021)

These are remarks I had prepared to give during the House session on Jan. 12, 2021. But I was denied the opportunity to speak during session, and so I am sharing these remarks here. Read more

 

Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler named Subcommittee Chair on Progressive Policies for Working People

(Jan 12, 2021)

“I am proud to chair this subcommittee and lay out a policy agenda that focuses on valuing the lives of working and poor people, over big corporate profit,” Fiedler said. Read more

 

Bizzarro announces Policy Committee objectives for 2021-22 Legislative Session

(Jan 12, 2021)

As the new chairman for the 2021-22 Legislative Session, Bizzarro said the committee will focus on COVID-19 recovery; economic and community development; education; infrastructure and jobs. Read more

 

O’Mara elected chairwoman of powerful Southeast Delegation

(Jan 12, 2021)

As chairwoman, O’Mara will lead the 35-member delegation on legislative initiatives and negotiations. The southeast delegation is the caucus’ largest and fastest-growing delegation, consisting of members from Berks, Bucks, Chester, Dauphin, Delaware, Lancaster, Montgomery and York counties. Read more

 

Longietti appointed Democratic chairman of House Education Committee

(Jan 12, 2021)

Longietti, D-Mercer, said he is looking forward to his new role as an opportunity to help shape the future of Pennsylvania’s public education system and ensure that all families – regardless of economic status – have equal access to the opportunities it affords. Read more

 

Sainato reappointed Democratic chairman of House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee

(Jan 12, 2021)

“I’m incredibly honored to be reappointed to serve Pennsylvania’s veterans and first responders as Democratic chair of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee,” Sainato said. “It is because of the courage, commitment and sacrifice of both groups that we live in freedom and safety." Read more

 

Wheatley sworn into office, returns with new chairmanship

(Jan 12, 2021)

"I see the Professional Licensure Committee being among the most vital in directly impacting our workforce. A strong workforce is going to be the foundation toward our state’s recovery, and we need to do all we can to make the licensing process for employees and businesses as smooth and efficient as possible to keep Pennsylvanians working." Read more

 

Snyder again named caucus deputy whip

(Jan 11, 2021)

“I’m deeply honored for the opportunity to again lead the charge on setting and guiding our caucus’s agenda, focusing on several priorities, including support for our small businesses, which have been adversely impacted by the current pandemic,” Snyder said. Read more

 

Webster: Call the insurrection what it was: domestic terrorism

(Jan 08, 2021)

This was insurrection. It was a violent attempt to subvert the legitimate functioning of our government led by a defeated president seeking any means possible to hold onto power. These individuals – including and especially President Trump – have shamed and embarrassed the United States, and history will not forget it. Nor should we. Read more

 

RGGI Presents an Opportunity to Promote Anti-racist Environmental Policy
1 day ago

Conklin announces plans to introduce resolution to honor Capitol Police
Jan 15, 2021

Defending Democracy focus of Tuesday’s House Democratic Policy Committee meeting
Jan 15, 2021

Freeman reappointed Democratic chairman to the House Local Government Committee
Jan 14, 2021

Mullery reintroduces bill to fight blight and revitalize communities
Jan 13, 2021

Otten, Guenst, Krajewski elected to lead Pennsylvania Legislative Climate Caucus
Jan 13, 2021

Bullock applauds PSP for new data reporting, wants to include more departments
Jan 13, 2021

Davidson leads charge to oppose dangerous legislation during inaugural meeting of Pa. House State Government Committee
Jan 13, 2021

Boyle introduces resolution to condemn insurrection at U.S. Capitol and those who stoked it
Jan 13, 2021

House Democrats demand accountability for Republican election lies
Jan 13, 2021

Briggs: Judicial gerrymandering bill rammed through committee with no public hearing
Jan 13, 2021

Thoughts about Senate Leadership’s attack on democracy with the denial of Sen. Brewster’s seat
Jan 12, 2021

Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler named Subcommittee Chair on Progressive Policies for Working People
Jan 12, 2021

Bizzarro announces Policy Committee objectives for 2021-22 Legislative Session
Jan 12, 2021

O’Mara elected chairwoman of powerful Southeast Delegation
Jan 12, 2021

Longietti appointed Democratic chairman of House Education Committee
Jan 12, 2021

Sainato reappointed Democratic chairman of House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee
Jan 12, 2021

Wheatley sworn into office, returns with new chairmanship
Jan 12, 2021

Snyder again named caucus deputy whip
Jan 11, 2021

Webster: Call the insurrection what it was: domestic terrorism
Jan 08, 2021