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House unanimously adopts Merski resolution celebrating Polish American heritage

(Nov 18, 2020)

Merski, D-Erie, said he introduced H.R. 1074 to bring attention to the rich Polish American heritage shared by so many Pennsylvanians and the countless contributions Polish Americans have made to U.S. history, culture and innovation. Read more

 

Rabb: innovative solutions needed amid rising COVID-19 cases

(Nov 18, 2020)

Rabb and state Rep. Bob Brooks, R-Westmoreland/Allegheny, introduced legislation (H.B. 2949) in September that would provide grants of up to $50,000 and tax credits of up to $100,000 to restauranteurs who sell PA Preferred groceries to customers in underserved neighborhoods. Funding for the Food Security Initiative would come from federal CARES Act money the state has in its possession and can use for this purpose. Read more

 

Ciresi resolution urges Congress to ease tax burden on struggling local businesses

(Nov 17, 2020)

“The relief that was supposed to ensure that they could stay afloat has become a burden to small businesses, inhibiting their ability to recover and provide high-quality jobs across the state,” Ciresi said. “The small business owners in my district and across Pennsylvania are counting on us to make sure their voices are heard. This resolution does that.” Read more

 

Miller elected House Democratic Caucus chairman

(Nov 16, 2020)

“While I am excited and honored to be chosen by my colleagues to serve them in leadership, we have a lot of work to do,” Miller said. “We are still struggling with COVID-19 and for the betterment of the state, Republicans and Democrats must work together better." Read more

 

McClinton Historically Elected as House Democratic Leader

(Nov 13, 2020)

Pa. state Rep. Joanna McClinton was elected by her Democratic colleagues as the House Democratic Leader for the 2021-22 legislative session. She is the first Black woman to lead any Caucus in Pennsylvania, and the first woman to be a Floor Leader in the House. Read more

 

Kinsey congratulates Bullock for being elected to chair Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus

(Nov 13, 2020)

“Representative Bullock has been an outstanding vice chair of the PLBC, and I’m thrilled to see manifestations of her dedication in ensuring communities of color are uplifted and recognized in the legislative fabric of our commonwealth,” said Kinsey, D-Phila. Read more

 

Davis elected House Democratic Caucus Secretary

(Nov 13, 2020)

“I am deeply honored to have been elected by my peers to serve on the House Democratic Caucus leadership team as secretary,” Davis said. “I am looking forward to working with the leadership team to guide the caucus to achieve its legislative goals in the House in the upcoming session.” Read more

 

Rep. Bizzarro elected to serve as House Democratic Policy Committee Chair

(Nov 12, 2020)

“I am grateful a majority of my colleagues appointed me to this post. I value their support and confidence in my abilities to serve our caucus in this leadership role. As chairman of the Policy Committee, I look forward to finding innovative ways to bring the issues that matter most to Pennsylvanians to the forefront. I look forward to working with the leadership team to make sure we put people first with good jobs, access to affordable healthcare, and quality school,” Bizzarro said. Read more

 

House Democrats elect leaders for upcoming legislative session

(Nov 12, 2020)

Rep. Joanna McClinton today made Pennsylvania history, becoming the first woman elected to serve as a minority leader in the House or Senate. With 32 women serving in the upcoming session, more than one-third of the new House Democratic Caucus are women. Read more

 

Webster on the Significance of Veterans Day

(Nov 11, 2020)

Pa. state Rep. Joe Webster talks about the significance of Veterans Day and why it is so meaningful to him. Webster served nearly 23 years active duty in the U.S. Air Force. Read more

 

Boyle: House Republicans’ latest baseless attempt to sow doubt in the election process and delay certification of election results ‘shameful’

(Nov 10, 2020)

“If you want to ensure that the election process here in Pennsylvania is fair and free, you can start by not sowing doubt and discord without evidence of any wrongdoing,” Boyle said. Read more

 

The Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus congratulates Biden and Harris on historic win

(Nov 09, 2020)

“I am thrilled to soon call Joe Biden and Kamala Harris president and vice president. Their presence in the White House will restore intelligence and dignity to these esteemed offices, and a sense of pride in the American people. It is refreshing to see concrete, well-crafted strategies to move our nation forward, and I look forward to seeing manifestations of this progress,” Kinsey said on behalf of the PLBC. Read more

 

McClinton responds to release of video showing Wallace's death during police-involved shooting

(Nov 04, 2020)

"Brutal, disturbing, traumatic and tragic don't even begin to describe the emotions I'm feeling right now after watching the video showing the final moments of Walter Wallace Jr.’s life – a young Black man whose cries for help ended with his untimely death as his entire family watched helplessly." Read more

 

House Democratic leaders remind Pennsylvanians: Republicans can’t change the rules

(Nov 04, 2020)

“The results of the election are not final until every lawfully cast vote is counted. To suggest otherwise is an insult to the millions of Pennsylvanians who voted -- whether in person or by mail -- as provided by the legislature with near-unanimous Republican support." Read more

 

House Democratic leaders urge patience, remind the people the election is final when all votes are counted

(Nov 02, 2020)

“We thank the voters and assure them they will be heard, and their votes will be counted – no matter how long it takes.” Read more

 

McClinton demands accountability from Philadelphia Police Department after mother and child dragged from SUV

(Oct 30, 2020)

McClinton called the incident that took place in her community deeply concerning and charged for transparency from the police department for their actions. Read more

 

In response to West Philadelphia police-involved shooting, Cephas will introduce legislation that would require local police departments to establish Behavioral Health Crisis Response Units

(Oct 30, 2020)

Cephas’ proposal comes days after the police shooting death of Walter Wallace Jr., a 27-year-old West Philadelphia man whose family had called 911 because he was experiencing a mental breakdown. Responding officers fired 14 rounds at him, killing him, while he was standing in the street holding a knife. Read more

 

Rabb expedites introduction of legislation to create PennCorps, to be used in mental health and wellness interventions after latest police violence

(Oct 29, 2020)

“It’s time for a system reset," Rabb said. "Policing as we know it cannot address the expansive needs of vulnerable communities across our city and state. Taxpayers will continue to be looted by a system that betrays our city’s neighborhoods most beset by disinvestment." Read more

 

Galloway’s employee misclassification bill signed into law

(Oct 29, 2020)

“I’m very glad this bill has been signed into law as it will help protect our workers from being exploited by unethical business practices,” Galloway said. “Some employers have taken advantage of loopholes to misclassify workers to deliberately cut labor costs, pay fewer tax dollars and avoid paying people a fair day’s wage for a fair day’s work. A misclassified worker also loses an estimated $6,000 in overtime pay due to this illegal practice. Read more

 

Lawmakers discuss legislation to ensure equitable access to contraceptives

(Oct 28, 2020)

Krueger, Boyle and Davis introduced H.B. 2813 following a U.S. Supreme Court decision that allows virtually any employer to opt out of the Affordable Care Act mandate to provide contraceptive coverage if they object to birth control on religious or moral grounds. The bill would protect access to this important form of health care by making sure insurers in Pennsylvania provide coverage for contraception. Read more

 

House unanimously adopts Merski resolution celebrating Polish American heritage
Nov 18, 2020

Rabb: innovative solutions needed amid rising COVID-19 cases
Nov 18, 2020

Ciresi resolution urges Congress to ease tax burden on struggling local businesses
Nov 17, 2020

Miller elected House Democratic Caucus chairman
Nov 16, 2020

McClinton Historically Elected as House Democratic Leader
Nov 13, 2020

Kinsey congratulates Bullock for being elected to chair Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus
Nov 13, 2020

Davis elected House Democratic Caucus Secretary
Nov 13, 2020

Rep. Bizzarro elected to serve as House Democratic Policy Committee Chair
Nov 12, 2020

House Democrats elect leaders for upcoming legislative session
Nov 12, 2020

Webster on the Significance of Veterans Day
Nov 11, 2020

Boyle: House Republicans’ latest baseless attempt to sow doubt in the election process and delay certification of election results ‘shameful’
Nov 10, 2020

The Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus congratulates Biden and Harris on historic win
Nov 09, 2020

McClinton responds to release of video showing Wallace's death during police-involved shooting
Nov 04, 2020

House Democratic leaders remind Pennsylvanians: Republicans can’t change the rules
Nov 04, 2020

House Democratic leaders urge patience, remind the people the election is final when all votes are counted
Nov 02, 2020

McClinton demands accountability from Philadelphia Police Department after mother and child dragged from SUV
Oct 30, 2020

In response to West Philadelphia police-involved shooting, Cephas will introduce legislation that would require local police departments to establish Behavioral Health Crisis Response Units
Oct 30, 2020

Rabb expedites introduction of legislation to create PennCorps, to be used in mental health and wellness interventions after latest police violence
Oct 29, 2020

Galloway’s employee misclassification bill signed into law
Oct 29, 2020

Lawmakers discuss legislation to ensure equitable access to contraceptives
Oct 28, 2020