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House Democrats demand accountability for Republican election lies

PLBC installs officers for 2021-22 session

(Jan 07, 2021)

“We came together to install our officers and acknowledge the importance of our voices in Harrisburg and across the commonwealth in what has turned into a very concerning time for Pennsylvania and this country,” Bullock said. “The events of Wednesday in Washington and Tuesday in our own Senate chamber in Pennsylvania further highlighted the need for our leadership at a time like this in our history.” Read more

 

DeLissio named minority committee chair, sworn in for sixth term

(Jan 07, 2021)

“I look forward to serving in the minority chair role for the House Children and Youth Committee and working in the best interests of Pennsylvania’s children." Read more

 

Frank Burns | Americans deserve $2,000, not GOP Senate foot-dragging

(Jan 07, 2021)

Like most of you, I wonder what planet any Republican senator must be living on if he or she, given a choice between two figures, thinks $600 is better than $2,000 to help fellow citizens jammed up due to circumstances beyond their control. Read more

 

House Democrats call on Republicans to demand peace, law & order

(Jan 06, 2021)

“We are calling on our Republican colleagues, starting with Speaker Bryan Cutler and Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff, to immediately and unequivocally denounce this violence and support the rule of law and the peaceful transition of power." Read more

 

Sturla named Democratic Chair of House Urban Affairs Committee

(Jan 05, 2021)

“As Democratic Chair of the House Urban Affairs Committee, I will be able to oversee critical issues that affect Lancaster and other urban areas daily, including affordable housing, redevelopment, blight and growth management,” Sturla said. Read more

 

Daley appointed Democratic chair of Tourism & Recreational Development Committee

(Jan 05, 2021)

“The spread of the deadly coronavirus has burdened our museums, our sports and entertainment venues, our recreation and travel industries, and so much more. I view this appointment as a challenge to ensure that these vital areas remain vibrant and ready for an eventual return to normalcy, as I, for one, am so much looking forward to life after the COVID-19 pandemic.” Read more

 

Neilson takes oath for fourth term

(Jan 05, 2021)

Last session, Neilson served on the Game and Fisheries Committee and was recently appointed Democratic chairman of the committee. He is one of only four Philadelphia representatives appointed to chair a House committee this session. Read more

 

House Democrats pledge ‘People over Partisanship’ in 2021-22 session

(Jan 05, 2021)

“We see the beginning of this new legislative session as a chance to elevate people over partisanship and make gains toward these common goals in all of Pennsylvania’s unique communities – east and west, large and small, urban, suburban and rural." Read more

 

Mullery named Democratic chairman of House Labor & Industry Committee

(Jan 04, 2021)

Mullery, who has been a longtime advocate for workers’ rights, said this will give him the opportunity to provide a bigger role in the crafting of meaningful and beneficial legislation for Pennsylvania workers. Read more

 

House Democrats fight to increase transparency and accountability, make sure the people come first

(Jan 04, 2021)

The People Before Politics plan was crafted with this central idea: lawmakers work for the people, not the other way around. It focuses on openness, transparency and citizen control of the legislative process. Read more

 

Galloway renamed minority chair of House Commerce Committee

(Jan 04, 2021)

The House Commerce Committee reviews legislation involving the banking industry and financial services industries, economic development agencies and programs, and housing agencies and programs, as well as provides legislative oversight for regulations proposed for those areas of the economy. Read more

 

House Democrats announce committee chairs for 2021-22 legislative session

(Jan 04, 2021)

House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware, today announced the members of the House Democratic Caucus who will serve as Democratic chairs of the standing committees for the 2021-22 legislative session beginning Tuesday. Read more

 

House Democratic Leader McClinton on the passing of Rep. Mike Reese

(Jan 02, 2021)

“Our hearts are broken at the tragic, untimely loss of our colleague, and we urge every Pennsylvanian to join us in keeping his wife and young children in our prayers." Read more

 

PLBC commends Gov. Wolf for pandemic-related small business grants

(Dec 31, 2020)

Last week Wolf initiated a transfer of $145 million in funds from the Workers’ Compensation Security Fund to the General Fund so that they may be reallocated for pandemic-related small business grants. The General Assembly would have to vote on the reallocation when lawmakers return in January. Read more

 

Ciresi, Snyder reintroduce bill to assist ultra-small businesses during the pandemic

(Dec 30, 2020)

The bill would create a $50 million grant program for Pennsylvania’s smallest businesses, which make no more than $3 million in gross annual receipts or employ up to 30 full-time employees. Read more

 

Harrisburg Republicans are failing to keep Pennsylvanians safe in their homes

(Dec 28, 2020)

Housing is a public health issue and a moral issue, and it must come along with other forms of assistance and support to get us all through this pandemic and beyond. Read more

 

House Democrats back Gov. Wolf’s business support plan, demand more help for renters facing eviction amid current COVID-19 surge

(Dec 23, 2020)

“We’ve been telling people they can save lives and save local businesses by staying home and ordering in, but you can’t deliver a meal to someone who doesn’t have a home address,” House Democratic Whip Jordan Harris, D-Phila., said. Read more

 

House Democrats fight for safety and common sense

(Dec 23, 2020)

“When so many Pennsylvanians are staying home instead of traveling for the holidays and wearing masks when they do go out in public, it’s long past time for the House of Representatives to lead by example,” said Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware. Read more

 

Keep RGGI on Track

(Dec 23, 2020)

Climate change is the most serious long-term threat to this planet, and Pennsylvania is a significant greenhouse gas producer. The most important thing Pennsylvania can do right now to combat climate change is to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. Read more

 

Lawmakers move to reintroduce eviction moratorium for PA

(Dec 22, 2020)

People need stable housing, now more than ever as we face the coldest winter months while COVID is at a peak. Furthermore, the state Department of Health plan for the vaccine relies upon a gradual distribution where people are able to stay home to maintain responsible mitigation and quarantine measures between doses. Housing is truly at the heart of our public and individual health. Read more

 

PLBC installs officers for 2021-22 session
Jan 07, 2021

DeLissio named minority committee chair, sworn in for sixth term
Jan 07, 2021

Frank Burns | Americans deserve $2,000, not GOP Senate foot-dragging
Jan 07, 2021

House Democrats call on Republicans to demand peace, law & order
Jan 06, 2021

Sturla named Democratic Chair of House Urban Affairs Committee
Jan 05, 2021

Daley appointed Democratic chair of Tourism & Recreational Development Committee
Jan 05, 2021

Neilson takes oath for fourth term
Jan 05, 2021

House Democrats pledge ‘People over Partisanship’ in 2021-22 session
Jan 05, 2021

Mullery named Democratic chairman of House Labor & Industry Committee
Jan 04, 2021

House Democrats fight to increase transparency and accountability, make sure the people come first
Jan 04, 2021

Galloway renamed minority chair of House Commerce Committee
Jan 04, 2021

House Democrats announce committee chairs for 2021-22 legislative session
Jan 04, 2021

House Democratic Leader McClinton on the passing of Rep. Mike Reese
Jan 02, 2021

PLBC commends Gov. Wolf for pandemic-related small business grants
Dec 31, 2020

Ciresi, Snyder reintroduce bill to assist ultra-small businesses during the pandemic
Dec 30, 2020

Harrisburg Republicans are failing to keep Pennsylvanians safe in their homes
Dec 28, 2020

House Democrats back Gov. Wolf’s business support plan, demand more help for renters facing eviction amid current COVID-19 surge
Dec 23, 2020

House Democrats fight for safety and common sense
Dec 23, 2020

Keep RGGI on Track
Dec 23, 2020

Lawmakers move to reintroduce eviction moratorium for PA
Dec 22, 2020