Conklin chosen to chair House State Government Committee

(Aug 10, 2021)

“I am hopeful that we can bring an honest conversation to the table when it comes to governing and specifically how this committee operates,” Conklin said. “My goal is that we leave partisanship at the door and lead a committee that works for all citizens of Pennsylvania in a dignified, honest and forthright manner.” Read more

 

Now open for applications: Alternative fuel vehicle and agriculture funding opportunities

(Aug 09, 2021)

Read about grant programs that are open for applications. Read more

 

House Democratic leaders mourn passing of Richard Trumka

(Aug 05, 2021)

“Richard Trumka’s leadership and vision made the lives of millions of people better and we are heartbroken he has left us. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to his immediate family and to all his brothers and sisters in labor who are mourning.” Read more

 

Women’s Health Caucus applauds DHS’s commitment to maternal health

(Aug 05, 2021)

Nationally, the United States has one of the highest maternal mortality rates when compared to similarly wealthy countries. Growing evidence shows that the postpartum period lasts longer than 60 days and extending coverage for a full year can reduce maternal mortality rates and improve outcomes for both mothers and children. Read more

 

LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus condemns bill that discriminates against athletes

(Aug 04, 2021)

"The fact that the majority party would aim to subject trans and non-binary youth to further exclusion and harassment is sickening and it is also illegal. We should be striving for inclusion in Pennsylvania, not sending a message of hate to LGBTQ+ youth and their families.” Read more

 

Now open for applications: Small business, school safety, public library, and truck and bus funding opportunities

(Aug 03, 2021)

Read about grant programs that are open for applications. Read more

 

Legislature must extend opioid disaster declaration by Aug. 26

(Aug 03, 2021)

State Reps. Mary Isaacson and Joe Hohenstein, both D-Phila., on Monday sent a letter to House Speaker Bryan Cutler, R-Lancaster, urging him to bring lawmakers back to session before that Aug. 26 expiration so they can vote to extend the emergency declaration. Read more

 

Guzman asks Biden, Harris to terminate ICE contract at Berks County Residential Center

(Jul 28, 2021)

Guzman said that the unprecedented move was needed because Harrisburg has been slow or ineffective in acting on behalf of families there. Guzman was joined in the letter by more than 50 state and local elected officials. Read more

 

Innamorato and Muth call on Wolf administration to finish the job after incomplete announcement on radioactive landfill testing requirement

(Jul 27, 2021)

If passed, Innamorato and Muth’s legislation would help keep harmful toxins out of Pennsylvania’s waterways and drinking water supplies across the state. Read more

 

The power of solar is highlight of Policy Committee tour and roundtable discussion in Millvale

(Jul 26, 2021)

State Rep. Sara Innamorato hosted the House Democratic Policy Committee for a look at how Millvale is crafting sustainable community solutions that could be models for the rest of the state. Read more

 

O’Mara’s and Southeast Delegation members’ calls for higher-quality care in PA nursing homes recognized by Wolf administration

(Jul 22, 2021)

“Residents of long-term care facilities are burdened by this antiquated minimum established by the commonwealth. By increasing the amount of care they receive each day, we can simultaneously address the high turnover rate and consistent understaffing of Pennsylvania’s nursing homes and work toward creating manageable workloads that deliver high-quality care to residents,” O’Mara said. Read more

 

New federal report highlights exemptions for oil and gas companies are leading to harmful radioactivity exposure

(Jul 21, 2021)

“Current testing standards are insufficient and nebulous. This loophole allows the dangerous and radioactive waste from the oil and gas industry to flow untreated into our water sources,” Innamorato said. “The report from the NRDC demonstrates that, if left unchanged, the hazardous waste loophole will continue to have detrimental effects on our communities.” Read more

 

Snyder to introduce legislation to fund broadband

(Jul 21, 2021)

Snyder’s measure would place $500 million from Pennsylvania’s share of American Rescue Plan funds into the Unserved High-Speed Broadband Funding program to fund broadband expansion efforts in unserved and underserved areas across the state. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Alternative fuels vehicle and infrastructure funding opportunities

(Jul 20, 2021)

Read about grant programs that are open for applications. Read more

 

Kosierowski named to Healthcare Power 100 List

(Jul 19, 2021)

“It’s an honor to join the ranks of so many incredible people on this list,” Kosierowski said. “Our intention from the beginning has been to aid residents across the commonwealth in obtaining the most transparent and timely information about the vaccines while facing challenges like vaccine supply and vaccination options.” Read more

 

House Democratic Leaders blast social media troll for comparing Black lawmakers to rioters attacking the U.S. Capitol

(Jul 19, 2021)

House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton, D-Phila/Delaware, Whip Jordan Harris, D-Phila, and Legislative Black Caucus Chair Donna Bullock, D-Phila., issued the following statement today after an elected official trolled social media for attention by comparing Black lawmakers to the insurrectionists who invaded the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Read more

 

Development and transparency in digital currencies focus of Nelson’s House Democratic Policy Committee

(Jul 19, 2021)

Nelson recently established the bipartisan House Emerging Technologies Caucus in Pennsylvania and has an extensive background in finance and technology. He brought together a cast of world-renowned digital currency experts to inform the committee on what is blockchain and cryptocurrency and how Pennsylvania can position itself as a leader in adapting new technologies. Read more

 

Guest Opinion: Medical cannabis is medicine, and we must protect patients, like me, who need it to manage their medical conditions

(Jul 15, 2021)

A column by state Rep. Chris Rabb about medical cannabis in Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Rabb lauds passage of Act 37 of 2021, which includes his language making worker cooperatives eligible for micro-enterprise lending program

(Jul 14, 2021)

“Ensuring that start-up worker cooperatives are eligible to participate in the program affirms the importance of democratic community economics.” Read more

 

Protecting workers, environmental impacts focus of House Democratic Policy Committee tour

(Jul 13, 2021)

Delaware County State Representatives Brian Kirkland and Jennifer O’Mara hosted the House Democratic Policy Committee and heard from both Monroe Energy officials and the steelworkers about the cumbersome burden Renewable Identification Numbers under the Renewable Fuel Standard Program place on operations. Read more

 

Conklin chosen to chair House State Government Committee
Aug 10, 2021

Now open for applications: Alternative fuel vehicle and agriculture funding opportunities
Aug 09, 2021

House Democratic leaders mourn passing of Richard Trumka
Aug 05, 2021

Women’s Health Caucus applauds DHS’s commitment to maternal health
Aug 05, 2021

LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus condemns bill that discriminates against athletes
Aug 04, 2021

Now open for applications: Small business, school safety, public library, and truck and bus funding opportunities
Aug 03, 2021

Legislature must extend opioid disaster declaration by Aug. 26
Aug 03, 2021

Guzman asks Biden, Harris to terminate ICE contract at Berks County Residential Center
Jul 28, 2021

Innamorato and Muth call on Wolf administration to finish the job after incomplete announcement on radioactive landfill testing requirement
Jul 27, 2021

The power of solar is highlight of Policy Committee tour and roundtable discussion in Millvale
Jul 26, 2021

O’Mara’s and Southeast Delegation members’ calls for higher-quality care in PA nursing homes recognized by Wolf administration
Jul 22, 2021

New federal report highlights exemptions for oil and gas companies are leading to harmful radioactivity exposure
Jul 21, 2021

Snyder to introduce legislation to fund broadband
Jul 21, 2021

Now open for applications: Alternative fuels vehicle and infrastructure funding opportunities
Jul 20, 2021

Kosierowski named to Healthcare Power 100 List
Jul 19, 2021

House Democratic Leaders blast social media troll for comparing Black lawmakers to rioters attacking the U.S. Capitol
Jul 19, 2021

Development and transparency in digital currencies focus of Nelson’s House Democratic Policy Committee
Jul 19, 2021

Guest Opinion: Medical cannabis is medicine, and we must protect patients, like me, who need it to manage their medical conditions
Jul 15, 2021

Rabb lauds passage of Act 37 of 2021, which includes his language making worker cooperatives eligible for micro-enterprise lending program
Jul 14, 2021

Protecting workers, environmental impacts focus of House Democratic Policy Committee tour
Jul 13, 2021