Welcome to the Philadelphia House Delegation!

The Philadelphia House Delegation is comprised of members from the Pa. House of Representatives who are committed to working together for the benefits of their constituents in Philadelphia and the citizens of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

As a delegation, we are pleased to offer you this website, reflecting our delegation members’ interests, and various efforts in Harrisburg and in the communities throughout Philadelphia.

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Philadelphia House Delegation praises Shapiro’s budget priorities

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The Philly region has a lot more power in Harrisburg now that Dems control the House. Here’s why.

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Rep. Morgan Cephas, the Philadelphia delegation chair, hopes the number of House Democrats from the region should make it possible to make “big transformations” for the city. “This puts us in a position to deliver,” Cephas added. “We’re all laser-focused on our agenda to help move the needle.” Read more

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How Corporations are Trapping Employees – What We Can Do to Stop Them

(1 day ago)

Join us in this effort to prevent employers from springing TRAPs onto workers. Contact your state representative and let them know that you support legislation to prohibit the use of employer TRAPs in Pennsylvania. Read more

Philadelphia House Delegation appraises impact of Shapiro budget plan on city

(Mar 17, 2023)

The Philadelphia House Delegation today characterized Gov. Josh Shapiro’s proposed spending plan for 2023-24 as an ideal blueprint that can accelerate the pace at which the City of Brotherly Love could reach new levels of progress. Read more

The Philadelphia Platform 2023-24

(Mar 16, 2023)

Budget and Policy Priorities of the Philadelphia House Delegation for the 2023-24 Legislative Session. Read more

Solomon appointed to chair of Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee

(Mar 08, 2023)

"I will fill this role with an eye to making the veteran experience -- both during and after military service -- part of the Pennsylvania experience," Solomon said. Read more

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New hope for Philly Dems and wary GOP optimism: Shapiro’s budget a rare sign of unity in Harrisburg

(Mar 08, 2023)

Lawmakers say the proposal could pump much-needed money into Philadelphia’s economy. Read more

Solomon introduces Women’s Reproductive Health Care Compact legislation

(Mar 06, 2023)

HARRISBURG, March 6 – As more states place restrictions on or ban abortions outright, state Rep. Jared Solomon, D-Phila., has introduced legislation to preserve a woman’s right to choose in Pennsylvania. “No one should be denied the right to reproductive health care,” Solomon said. “The overturning of Roe v. Wade has left woman’s health care in peril; this legislation would seek to protect that right.” Solomon explained that the current Supreme Court’s decision to undo the 1973 Roe v. Wade precedent has had far-reaching consequences. Some of the resulting restrictions on the drug methotrexate – which can be used for medically assisted abortions – have also limited its use therapeutically for many other conditions. Solomon’s legislation would provide a framework to defend abortion rights and work with neighboring states to prevent investigations of reproductive health care services, disclosure of records, and negative licensing actions. “Under this legislation, Pennsylvania would be taking the ultimate steps in protecting women and preserving their right to choose health care that is right for them,” Solomon said. “Because that choice belongs between a woman and her doctor.” Read more

Khan Demands Change in PA Schools

(Mar 03, 2023)

This week I helped introduce legislation that will help us make critical investments to help us fix and restore our crumbling public schools. Every child deserves to learn in a safe and healthy environment. I also want to thank Shawmont School parent Theresa Kehler for testifying on the vital need to invest in Philadelphia school facilities Read more

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PA To Consider Adopting Significant Police Protection Measures

(Mar 03, 2023)

No officer should have to patrol alone. The proposed legislation will ensure that this, along with the provision of additional resources, is prioritized. Protecting those who protect us is a must, not an option. Read more

Philadelphia House Delegation celebrates the election of McClinton as new House Speaker

(Feb 28, 2023)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 28 – The Philadelphia House Delegation today expressed their satisfaction for the election of Majority Leader Joanna McClinton as the new speaker of the House, a role previously held this session by state Rep. Mark Rozzi. “We are overwhelmed with joy; McClinton has started a new chapter in history. What a way to wrap up the festivities in honor of Black History Month! McClinton is an unwavering force who works with passion and integrity for the people of Pennsylvania,” said the delegation’s chair, state Rep. Morgan Cephas. “We know we will reach new heights under her brilliant leadership. We are confident that she will help us address the most critical issues affecting our people. The Philadelphia House Delegation is honored to see that one of us is now holding the gavel in the House. We are ready to fight along with her on behalf of all underserved communities of the state,” Cephas continued. “As a woman I also want to emphasize that McClinton continues being an inspiration to all women of the nation struggling to break barriers and stereotypes. This is a resounding reminder that it is possible to win, regardless the color of your skin or background, it is possible to succeed against all odds.” Rep. Danilo Burgos, vice-chair of the Delegation, trusts that McClinton’s work will help advance a transformational agenda in key sectors. Read more