Samuelson to hold free Southside Community and Senior Fair

(Sep 19, 2018)

BETHLEHEM, Sept. 19 – State Rep. Steve Samuelson invites residents to join his 2nd Southside Community and Senior Fair on Friday. Read more

 

Rep. Steve Samuelson Discusses Protecting Seniors from Fraud on Take Charge of Your Life

(Sep 13, 2018)

Eleanor Bobrow welcomes State Representative Steve Samuelson to discuss protecting seniors from fraud and scams. Read more

 

Samuelson to host Senior Fraud and Scams Forum in Bethlehem

(Aug 08, 2018)

State Rep. Steve Samuelson, D-Northampton, will host a Senior Fraud and Scams Forum from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 13 at the Andrew W. Lizenberger House, 225 E. 4th St,. Bethlehem. Samuelson is hosting the forum to give local seniors the tools they need to avoid becoming a victim of financial abuse. Samuelson will be joined by state Secretary of Aging Teresa Osborne and state Secretary of Revenue Dan Hassell. The forum will include important tips on how to recognize fraud and scams and how to avoid falling victim. A question and answer period will follow. For more information, please call Samuelson’s office at 610-867-3890 . There is no registration required. Read more

 

State plan for Alzheimer’s Disease & related disorders

(Apr 09, 2018)

Over 400,000 people are living with Alzheimer’s Disease or a related disorder in PA and the toll of this disease extends beyond those affected to their families, friends, and communities. Read more

 

Samuelson-DeLissio to hold roundtable discussion on redistricting today at state Capitol

(Mar 27, 2018)

State Reps. Steve Samuelson, D-Northampton, and Pam DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila. will host a Roundtable on Redistricting Reform at 2 p.m. in Room 60 East Wing of the state Capitol. The roundtable centers on redistricting reform legislation ( H.B. 722 ). The guests will be three members of a California Citizens Redistricting Commission who are visiting Pennsylvania for a series of town hall meetings. Other speakers will include members of the Fair Districts PA. Live steaming of the roundtable is available here . Media coverage is invited. Read more

 

Rep Samuelson recognizes Alzheimer's Association on House floor

(Feb 13, 2018)

Pictured from left to right: Jeff Dauber, education and outreach coordinator Alzheimer's Association; Clay Jacobs, vice-president of programs and services Alzheimer's Association Greater Pa. Chapter; Kristen Shipsky, Walk to End Alzheimer's Committee member; Alzheimer's Federal Ambassador, Rep. Bill Kortz; Rep. Tim Hennessey, Teresa Osborne, Pa. Secretary of Aging; Rep. Steve Samuelson, Sharon Biehner, Walk to End Alzheimer's team captain and community outreach volunteer; Bob Artrum, Luzerne Co. Area Agency on Aging (retired), captain Walk to End Alzheimer's; Krista Somers, major gifts officer for Lehigh Valley Health Network: Geoffrey Roche, co-chair Alzheimer's Association Board of Directors and Public Policy Read more

 

Boscola, Samuelson announce $1.5 million to improve parking in Bethlehem

(Dec 22, 2017)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 22 – State Sen. Lisa Boscola and state Rep. Steve Samuelson announced today Gov. Tom Wolf has approved $1.5 million in total funding to improve parking availability and pedestrian safety near Northampton Community College. The governor released $1 million for the Polk Street Garage and $500,000 to Northampton Community College for a pedestrian bridge from the Fowler Family Southside Center to the Polk Street Garage. “Bethlehem is growing fast, and with that growth comes the need for vital infrastructure. This funding will help pay for a needed parking garage in the heart of the south side,” Samuelson said. “This garage is essential to the ongoing success of our vibrant cityscape, which links retail, residential, recreation, the arts, and, of course, Northampton Community College. I thank Governor Wolf for his commitment to the economic success of Bethlehem." Boscola agreed. "Parking garages are critical for growth in cities like Bethlehem. This garage will spur new development, new jobs and continue to help rebuild the old Bethlehem Steel brownfield," she said. "I want to thank Governor Wolf, Senator Boscola, Senator Browne and Representative Samuelson for the additional RACP funding for the future Polk Street garage. This brings the total RACP funding to $2 million," Bethlehem Mayor Bob Donchez said. "This facility is critically important to the development and revitalization taking place Read more

 

2018 Capitol Scenes Calendar

(Dec 18, 2017)

Please download and enjoy this free 2018 calendar featuring seasonal photos of our beautiful state Capitol. Read more

 

Samuelson Recognizes Alzheimers Disease Awareness and Caregivers Month

(Nov 20, 2017)

Pa. state Rep. Steve Samuelson speaks on House Resolution 603 designating November 2017 as Alzheimer's Disease Awareness and Caregivers Month in Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Samuelson: We Need an Extraction Tax Now

(Jun 23, 2017)

Pa. state Rep. Steve Samuelson joined the Clear Coalition and labor leaders from the Lehigh Valley for a rally calling for an extraction tax on natural gas to help balance this year's budget and provide a future source of revenue for the Commonwealth. Read more

 

Samuelson Recognizes Older Americans Month

(May 12, 2017)

At a Capitol press event, Pa. state Rep. Steve Samuelson joined Pennsylvania Department of Aging Secretary Teresa Osborne and fellow legislators in recognizing May 2017 as Older Americans Month. This year's theme of "Age Out Loud" highlights trends in which older Americans are working longer, trying new things, and becoming more active in their communities. Read more

 

Samuelson: We Need Fair Redistricting

(May 09, 2017)

Pa. state Rep. Steve Samuelson joined the Fair Districts PA coalition and various legislators at a Capitol rally urging support for state legislative and congressional redistricting reform. Read more

 

Diaper drive in Bethlehem launched

(Nov 22, 2016)

Rep. Steve Samuelson launched a diaper drive at a news conference at the Salvation Army in Bethlehem. There is also a Go Fund Me site at www.gofundme.com/NorthamptonDiaperDrive. Read more

 

Samuelson to help launch Lehigh Valley diaper drive

(Nov 18, 2016)

Rep. Steve Samuelson is joining the Second Harvest Food Bank to launch a Lehigh Valley diaper drive to help area families afford disposable diapers. Read more

 

Samuelson Fighting for PACE Expansion

(Oct 27, 2016)

Pa. state Rep. Steve Samuelson questions why the state Senate removed an expansion of the PACE and PACEnet prescription assistance program for senior citizens from legislation. Read more

 

Recognition of Alzheimer's Awareness Month

(Oct 26, 2016)

Democratic Chairman of the Pa. House Aging Committee, Rep. Steve Samuelson, speaks on the House Resolution designating the month of November 2016 as "Alzheimer's Disease Awareness and Caregivers Month" in Pennsylvania. Samuelson is joined by his Republican Chairman counterpart, Rep. Kathy Watson, and Alzheimer's Caucus Co-Chairmen Rep. Bill Kortz and Rep. Tim Hennessey. Read more

 

Gov. Wolf Announces $1.5 Million in State Funding for Ben Franklin TechVentures Expansion

(Oct 03, 2016)

Gov. Tom Wolf joined state Rep. Steve Samuelson and state Sen. Lisa Boscola to announce a $1.5 million state grant to aid in the construction of a 14,500 square-foot expansion to the Ben Franklin TechVentures technology incubator/post-incubator facility on Lehigh University’s campus in Bethlehem. Read more

 

Samuelson: Protect Our State Parks

(Jun 29, 2016)

Pa. state Rep. Steve Samuelson speaks out against House Bill 2013, which would create a pilot program in the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) to study the possibility of developing additional recreational, lodging and ancillary facilities in state parks. Samuelson says the natural beauty of our current state park system should be preserved and not altered with additional development. The bill was defeated by a 77-123 vote. Read more

 

Samuelson: Protecting Seniors from Abuse is a Team Effort

(Jun 15, 2016)

Pa. state Rep. Steve Samuelson spoke at an event recognizing Elder Abuse Awareness Day and the need for everyone to be on the look out for abuse of senior citizens. Samuelson thanked the folks who work with seniors everyday and encouraged others to learn the signs of physical, mental and financial abuse and report any suspicions to Pennsylvania's 24-hour Elder Abuse Hotline at 1-800-490-8505. Read more

 

Samuelson: House OKs bill expanding prescription coverage

(Jun 08, 2016)

Rep. Steve Samuelson reports that the state House has unanimously passed legislation that would expand prescription drug coverage to over 32,000 older Pennsylvanians by increasing income eligibility guidelines for the PACENET program. “It’s been more than a dozen years since the PACENET income limits have been increased,” said Samuelson, Democratic chair of the House Aging and Adult Services Committee and a leading sponsor of the legislation. “By updating the income limits, we can ensure access to affordable prescription drugs and help thousands of senior citizens maintain their quality of life.” Read more