Bizzarro announces Policy Committee objectives for 2021-22 Legislative Session

(Jan 12, 2021)

As the new chairman for the 2021-22 Legislative Session, Bizzarro said the committee will focus on COVID-19 recovery; economic and community development; education; infrastructure and jobs. Read more

 

O’Mara elected chairwoman of powerful Southeast Delegation

(Jan 12, 2021)

As chairwoman, O’Mara will lead the 35-member delegation on legislative initiatives and negotiations. The southeast delegation is the caucus’ largest and fastest-growing delegation, consisting of members from Berks, Bucks, Chester, Dauphin, Delaware, Lancaster, Montgomery and York counties. Read more

 

Webster: Call the insurrection what it was: domestic terrorism

(Jan 08, 2021)

This was insurrection. It was a violent attempt to subvert the legitimate functioning of our government led by a defeated president seeking any means possible to hold onto power. These individuals – including and especially President Trump – have shamed and embarrassed the United States, and history will not forget it. Nor should we. Read more

 

Shusterman authors resolution calling for the impeachment of President Trump

(Jan 08, 2021)

“This is not a partisan issue, it’s a matter of holding the president accountable for his actions. He fueled this week’s riot by condoning his supporters’ actions and encouraging crowd members to not let anyone silence them." Read more

 

Ciresi highlights completion of PennDOT study on Reading-Philadelphia rail service

(Jan 07, 2021)

Ciresi has long been a proponent of returning rail service to Berks and western Montgomery counties. Passenger rail service operated from Philadelphia to Reading starting in the mid-1800s and lasting until its suspension in 1981 during SEPTA’s transition to an all-electric network. Read more

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Bizzarro announces Policy Committee objectives for 2021-22 Legislative Session
Jan 12, 2021

O’Mara elected chairwoman of powerful Southeast Delegation
Jan 12, 2021

Webster: Call the insurrection what it was: domestic terrorism
Jan 08, 2021

Shusterman authors resolution calling for the impeachment of President Trump
Jan 08, 2021

Ciresi highlights completion of PennDOT study on Reading-Philadelphia rail service
Jan 07, 2021

PLBC installs officers for 2021-22 session
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

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

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