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

Sanchez & Zabel: 72 hours could save your life

(May 14, 2021)

If you agree with us that implementing a 72-hour waiting period for firearm transfers would help save lives, contact your state representatives and state senators, as well as Judiciary Committee Chairman Rob Kauffman, and demand H.B. 1306 receive real consideration. Read more

 

Schlossberg, Schweyer: Tour further highlights needs of service providers, nonprofits

(May 13, 2021)

The PA Rescue Plan includes investments in direct-care workers’ training and wages, a paid sick and family leave program, and hazard pay for frontline essential workers. Read more

 

Need for fair wages, staff support needed for care workers highlighted at House Democratic Policy Hearing

(May 13, 2021)

“It’s difficult to hear how hardworking Pennsylvanians are working arduous hours to care for our most vulnerable citizens. They need – and deserve – our support." Read more

 

Now open for applications: Services for mental health and substance use disorder, boating infrastructure

(May 13, 2021)

Within are some funding programs that recently opened for applications, including a federal grant opportunity for community-based organizations to hire and mobilize community outreach workers, community health workers, social support specialists, and others to increase vaccine access for the hardest-hit and highest-risk communities. Read more

 

Innamorato, Muth legislation would close 30-year hazardous waste loophole, protect Pennsylvanians

(May 12, 2021)

”This legislation would provide long overdue protections needed to keep our drinking water, land, and air safe from the radioactive harm of the extraction industry.” Read more

 

DeLissio champions bipartisan support in Children and Youth Committee

(May 12, 2021)

State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, minority chair of the House Children and Youth Committee, supported two bills during the committee’s second voting meeting held on May 4. Read more

 

Kim highlights PA Rescue Plan investments in child care, workers

(May 12, 2021)

“Today’s tour of the Keystone Early Learning Center provided a glimpse at the positive effects targeted investments from the PA Rescue Plan would have on our community, our workers and our children’s education,” said Kim, D-Dauphin. “This should be a bipartisan priority and a step forward to improve Pennsylvania’s future for all families.” Read more

 

Rep. Bizzarro, Policy Committee see how PA Rescue Plan could benefit Erie economy

(May 11, 2021)

“Erie is perfectly situated to be a great hub for business and economic development. There is great potential in our community, and we have the chance to capitalize on federal funding to help accelerate pandemic recovery efforts." Read more

 

Investment for affordable housing support strategies focus of Davis, House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing

(May 11, 2021)

“Wages have not kept up with the rise in housing costs. With the oldest housing stock in the country and a minimum wage that remains stagnant, Pennsylvanians need us to take action in Harrisburg." Read more

 

Plastic bags: Public policy vs. political power

(May 10, 2021)

Legislation regulating plastic bags is sorely needed. Shoppers worldwide use about 500 billion single-use plastic bags annually. Without significant action, there may be more plastic than fish in the ocean by weight by 2050, according to a 2016 World Economic Forum report. Read more

 

Reading tour showcases successful implementation of opportunity zones and regional needs

(May 10, 2021)

“Our PA Rescue Plan would get money to local businesses, working people and schools to help them recover and thrive as we make our way through the COVID-19 pandemic,” Guzman said. Read more

 

Green collar jobs and clean energy investments focus of PA Rescue Plan hearing

(May 10, 2021)

“Green collar jobs are high-tech, high-wage and the fastest-growing career sector in any industry,” said McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware. “By investing in the clean energy industry and supporting job training to get workers on the job, the PA Rescue Plan is creating a greener future in more ways than one.” Read more

 

Deasy: Pa. should resolve outstanding unemployment issues before launching new UC system

(May 07, 2021)

“For those deemed eligible, they have waited far too long for benefits they have earned and desperately need. For those the department deems ineligible, let us move the process forward now and provide these claimants their right to an appeal.” Read more

 

Bullock condemns misleading mailings to Black and Brown communities

(May 07, 2021)

"Voters, especially Black voters, are not easily fooled by these orchestrated efforts to mislead the public with stock images, false alliances, and lies.” Read more

 

National Infrastructure Bank (NIB) would rebuild, replace and revolutionize Pa.’s and nation’s infrastructure without raising taxes

(May 06, 2021)

In 2021, we have the chance to build back better using the same tool used by great presidents of the past, with an even better America emerging in the face of national tragedy and challenges. Read more

 

Burns: Disabled veterans should get elk hunting license lottery

(May 06, 2021)

“My bill would earmark one bull and one cow elk tag for this dedicated drawing – and there would be no cost for the tags to the veterans selected,” said Burns, a senior member of the House Veterans Affairs & Emergency Management Committee. Read more

 

Warren introduces legislation to aid child service providers, local government officials

(May 06, 2021)

After speaking to local officials about the need for change, state Rep. Perry Warren, D-Bucks, has introduced two pieces of legislation to support child service providers and local government officials. Read more

 

Briggs introduces legislation to create paid family leave in PA

(May 06, 2021)

Creating a paid sick and family leave program is one component of PA House Democrats’ Pennsylvania Rescue Plan – a plan for investing the billions of dollars in federal COVID-19 relief funds coming to Pennsylvania. Read more

 

PLBC outlines legislative agenda for systemic equity

(May 05, 2021)

Members spoke about bills that would resolve bias, create diversity and provide inclusion, bridging the racial divide and inequities in legislation, state government agencies and health care. Read more

 

Madden to introduce bill for full bariatric health insurance coverage

(May 05, 2021)

Madden said bariatric surgery is a procedure of last resort for people, who, despite adopting medically recommended weight-loss programs, are unable to improve their body mass index. Read more

 

Sanchez & Zabel: 72 hours could save your life
May 14, 2021

Schlossberg, Schweyer: Tour further highlights needs of service providers, nonprofits
May 13, 2021

Need for fair wages, staff support needed for care workers highlighted at House Democratic Policy Hearing
May 13, 2021

Now open for applications: Services for mental health and substance use disorder, boating infrastructure
May 13, 2021

Innamorato, Muth legislation would close 30-year hazardous waste loophole, protect Pennsylvanians
May 12, 2021

DeLissio champions bipartisan support in Children and Youth Committee
May 12, 2021

Kim highlights PA Rescue Plan investments in child care, workers
May 12, 2021

Rep. Bizzarro, Policy Committee see how PA Rescue Plan could benefit Erie economy
May 11, 2021

Investment for affordable housing support strategies focus of Davis, House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing
May 11, 2021

Plastic bags: Public policy vs. political power
May 10, 2021

Reading tour showcases successful implementation of opportunity zones and regional needs
May 10, 2021

Green collar jobs and clean energy investments focus of PA Rescue Plan hearing
May 10, 2021

Deasy: Pa. should resolve outstanding unemployment issues before launching new UC system
May 07, 2021

Bullock condemns misleading mailings to Black and Brown communities
May 07, 2021

National Infrastructure Bank (NIB) would rebuild, replace and revolutionize Pa.’s and nation’s infrastructure without raising taxes
May 06, 2021

Burns: Disabled veterans should get elk hunting license lottery
May 06, 2021

Warren introduces legislation to aid child service providers, local government officials
May 06, 2021

Briggs introduces legislation to create paid family leave in PA
May 06, 2021

PLBC outlines legislative agenda for systemic equity
May 05, 2021

Madden to introduce bill for full bariatric health insurance coverage
May 05, 2021