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

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

(May 05, 2021)

"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." Read more

 

House advances Klunk, Cephas bill to protect workers from sexual harassment

(May 05, 2021)

H.B. 938 would forbid employers from requiring employees and potential employees to sign nondisclosure agreements related to sexual harassment as a stipulation of employment. Read more

 

PA Women’s Health Caucus Responds to Today’s Dangerous Anti-Abortion Hearing in the House Health Committee.

(May 04, 2021)

We thank those Representatives on the committee who have continually stood up for reproductive justice throughout these hearings, including our own co-chair Representative Morgan Cephas, and one of the WHC’s founders, Representative Dan Frankel. Read more

 

Reps. Kenyatta, Snyder urge legislature to provide COVID-19 relief for Pa. businesses, unveil new bill to expand business interruption policies

(May 04, 2021)

The event comes months after Kenyatta and Snyder hosted Business Interrupted: a virtual discussion highlighting the impacts of COVID-19 on businesses across Pennsylvania, which featured testimony from experts in the restaurant industry regarding the need to include the impacts of business losses because of COVID-19 in business coverage insurance claims. Read more

 

Frankel: Stop the Attacks on Science

(May 04, 2021)

Heath Committee hearing on organ donation veers into pseudoscience, unfairly attacks Pitt Read more

 

Rep. Davis, advocates introduce legislation to address health insurance coverage gap

(May 03, 2021)

“Access to health care remains a critical barrier in our society. This legislation is an opportunity to knock down that barrier for more than 400,000 uninsured Pennsylvanians, more than 120,000 of whom are children, and help them enroll in healthcare coverage.” Read more

 

Rep. Tina Davis: The Pa Rescue Plan protects our seniors

(May 03, 2021)

Health care is one-sixth of our economy, but for home care workers and workers in long-term care facilities, their pay isn’t living up to how important their jobs are to seniors and their families. Our plan will make the investments, help the providers and help the workers – and help seniors in the process. Read more

 

Pisciottano, Mihalek: Bill would protect Pennsylvanians’ personal health information

(Apr 30, 2021)

Pisciottano said in light of a recent data breach this week, where health and other personal information of more than 70,000 Pennsylvanians collected during contact tracing was compromised, it’s even more important that protections are immediately put in place. Read more

 

It’s time to be responsible with federal dollars

(Apr 29, 2021)

We have an opportunity to responsibly utilize the billions in federal funding Pennsylvania is slated to receive in COVID and economic relief; investments that would provide all Pennsylvanians a positive path forward. Read more

 

Tonie Willis and Rep. Tina Davis: To cut down on crime, give newborns a fair shot

(Apr 29, 2021)

How does shackling expecting mothers protect public safety in Pennsylvania? The answer is clear: It doesn’t, not by a mile. Read more

 

Pennsylvania’s waitlist system is an injustice to its disabilities community

(Apr 29, 2021)

For years, openings for these life-sustaining services and housing have remained stagnant. It’s time we reform this ineffective system and prioritize the needs of vulnerable Pennsylvanians. Read more

 

VIDEO: McClinton Stresses the Importance of the COVID-19 Vaccine

(Apr 29, 2021)

In her ongoing efforts to protect her communities during this health crisis, House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton is stressing how important the COVID-19 vaccine is to building real immunity to the virus and moving Pennsylvania past this pandemic safely. Read more

 

Krajewski, Burgos, Rozzi and Guzman introduce legislation to allow minors to obtain a copy of their birth certificate more easily

(Apr 28, 2021)

“Access to birth certificates helps our youth apply for a job, a passport, bank account, housing opportunities, a driver’s license, or to receive services from the government or community-based organizations. Read more

 

Pennsylvania Rescue Plan is for all people

(Apr 28, 2021)

I am confident that our commitment to improving the lives of Pennsylvanians and businesses will be made a reality with adequate federal and state funding. Read more

 

Pashinski, Cruz introduce legislation to stretch PA SNAP dollars

(Apr 27, 2021)

Pashinski and Cruz said the program would promote Pennsylvania’s delicious and nutritious produce by providing a benefit incentive to SNAP participants when they purchase qualifying fruits and vegetables. Read more

 

Sanchez: The PA Rescue Plan helps the local businesses hit hardest by COVID-19

(Apr 27, 2021)

We can Recover, Restore and Reimagine a better future with the PA Rescue Plan – and rebuild our economy from the ground up. Read more

 

Burgos introduces legislation to establish the PA Socially Diverse Farmers Commission

(Apr 27, 2021)

Once established, the commission would have one year to study and develop an action plan to improve opportunities for socially diverse and disadvantaged farmers by seeking to eliminate disparities for historically socially disadvantaged groups and BIPOC populations in Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Now open for applications: CFA Multimodal, Growing Greener, PFAS Remediation, Drug Courts and Diversion Program grants

(Apr 27, 2021)

Included are state grant programs that recently opened for applications, as well as some state-affiliated and federal grant programs. Read more

 

Broadband expansion is vital, and we must move forward

(Apr 27, 2021)

If we are to be successful in helping our students, attracting businesses, and providing cutting-edge medicine, we need to be truly connected, regardless of where we live. Read more

 

10 House Democrats outline rules reform legislation at news conference

(Apr 26, 2021)

Samuelson said these proposed changes to House rules will bring fairness and balance to the legislative process, improve the working of House committees, and ensure that bills with broad bipartisan support get a vote. Read more

 

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

House advances Klunk, Cephas bill to protect workers from sexual harassment
May 05, 2021

PA Women’s Health Caucus Responds to Today’s Dangerous Anti-Abortion Hearing in the House Health Committee.
May 04, 2021

Reps. Kenyatta, Snyder urge legislature to provide COVID-19 relief for Pa. businesses, unveil new bill to expand business interruption policies
May 04, 2021

Frankel: Stop the Attacks on Science
May 04, 2021

Rep. Davis, advocates introduce legislation to address health insurance coverage gap
May 03, 2021

Rep. Tina Davis: The Pa Rescue Plan protects our seniors
May 03, 2021

Pisciottano, Mihalek: Bill would protect Pennsylvanians’ personal health information
Apr 30, 2021

It’s time to be responsible with federal dollars
Apr 29, 2021

Tonie Willis and Rep. Tina Davis: To cut down on crime, give newborns a fair shot
Apr 29, 2021

Pennsylvania’s waitlist system is an injustice to its disabilities community
Apr 29, 2021

VIDEO: McClinton Stresses the Importance of the COVID-19 Vaccine
Apr 29, 2021

Krajewski, Burgos, Rozzi and Guzman introduce legislation to allow minors to obtain a copy of their birth certificate more easily
Apr 28, 2021

Pennsylvania Rescue Plan is for all people
Apr 28, 2021

Pashinski, Cruz introduce legislation to stretch PA SNAP dollars
Apr 27, 2021

Sanchez: The PA Rescue Plan helps the local businesses hit hardest by COVID-19
Apr 27, 2021

Burgos introduces legislation to establish the PA Socially Diverse Farmers Commission
Apr 27, 2021

Now open for applications: CFA Multimodal, Growing Greener, PFAS Remediation, Drug Courts and Diversion Program grants
Apr 27, 2021

Broadband expansion is vital, and we must move forward
Apr 27, 2021

10 House Democrats outline rules reform legislation at news conference
Apr 26, 2021