Schweyer: The opportunity is now to deliver for the children of our state

(Apr 04, 2023)

While we work toward long-term fixes, we must infuse support into the most at-risk districts to close the gap. This is absolutely a priority for the House Democratic Caucus during this budget season. Read more

 

Bipartisan Pa. bill would authorize community solar projects

(Apr 03, 2023)

“My district has a lot of apartment buildings and multi-tenant homes, and right now they’re being excluded from a renewable, affordable energy source just because they don’t have a single family home in the suburbs,” Rep. Peter Schweyer, D-Lehigh, who’s backing a companion House bill, said in the joint statement. Read more

 

Childhood Nutrition Hearing Testimony

(Mar 30, 2023)

There was a joint hearing with the PA House Education Committee and the House Children & Youth Committee on childhood nutrition and school meals. Testimony includes: Director of Bureau of WIC, CFO of Feeding Pennsylvania, School Nutrition Assoc. of Pennsylvania, School Meals for All, Children First, Pa Partnerships for Children and Just Harvest. Read more

 

Schweyer Questions Stability of PASSHE System

(Mar 22, 2023)

At a Pa. House Appropriations Committee Budget Hearing in Harrisburg, state Rep. Peter Schweyer, Chairman of the House Education Committee, questions PASSHE Chancellor Dr. Daniel Greenstein about the fiscal stability of the system and the potential to streamline degree programs to make a college education more affordable. Read more

 

Schweyer: College Enrollment Does Not Reflect Growing Urban Populations

(Mar 21, 2023)

At a Pa. House Appropriations Committee Budget Hearing in Harrisburg, state Rep. Peter Schweyer, Chairman of the House Education Committee, discusses how Pennsylvania's college enrollment does not reflect the makeup of growing urban populations like Allentown and seeks answers on how to increase opportunities for a college education. Read more

 

Schweyer to host ‘Pot O’ Gold’ unclaimed property event March 30

(Mar 17, 2023)

ALLENTOWN, March 17 – State Rep. Peter Schweyer will host an unclaimed property search event on Thursday, March 30 at his district office for residents of the 134th District. “Currently, billions of dollars in unclaimed property like checks and safety deposit boxes is being held by the Pennsylvania Treasury and it needs to be returned to the rightful owners,” said Schweyer, D-Lehigh. “I encourage anyone who thinks they might have unclaimed property to give my office a call and find out if there’s a pot of gold waiting for you.” According to Schweyer, unclaimed property may include: Closed bank accounts. Uncashed checks, including paychecks. Lost stocks and bonds. Contents of safe deposit boxes. Proceeds from the demutualization of insurance companies. Expired gift cards/gift certificates. No appointments are needed for the event, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1501 Lehigh St., Suite 206 . However, residents are encouraged to first call his district office at 610-791-6270 and a member of Schweyer’s staff will help complete the search over the phone. Schweyer also cautions residents to ignore any solicitations that offer to conduct searches of the database for a fee, as his office can help conduct searches for free. Read more

 

Schweyer, Schlossberg, Siegel and Miller announce local projects to receive $2.5 million in state funding

(Mar 16, 2023)

“This funding will provide significant improvements to several aspects of our infrastructure, roads and water works, green spaces and public safety in Allentown and surrounding communities,” said Schweyer, D-Lehigh. “I am proud to have worked with my fellow Lehigh County legislators and Senator Nick Miller on securing these funds which will have a positive impact on our residents.” Read more

 

Schweyer named Education Committee majority chairman

(Mar 08, 2023)

HARRISBURG, March 7 – State Rep. Peter Schweyer today announced that he has been appointed to serve as the majority chairman of the Pennsylvania House Education Committee. “It is truly an honor to be appointed by Speaker McClinton to serve as chairman of the Education Committee,” said Schweyer, D-Lehigh. “Educating our children is one of the most important priorities of any legislator and as the parent of two children attending the Allentown School District, I have seen and experienced overcrowded classrooms, outdated and worn out buildings and the massive inequities between wealthy and low-income school districts. I am looking forward to working in a bipartisan manner to craft meaningful and beneficial legislation that gives every Pennsylvania student the chance to learn and succeed.” The Education Committee reviews bills that address educational funding for 500 school districts, community college and higher education institutions, school choice and charter schools, teacher standards and more. In addition, the committee reviews legislation that would impact the Department of Education, numerous boards, including the State Board of Education, State Public School Building Authority and Public School Employees Retirement System, as well as the Pennsylvania Higher Education Association and the Board of Governors of the State System of Higher Education. Schweyer represents the newly drawn 134th Legislative District which serves portions of Read more

 

Schweyer’s office hosting veterans outreach March 17

(Mar 03, 2023)

ALLENTOWN, March 3 – Area veterans and their families who would like to learn about the benefits and programs available to them are invited to state Rep. Peter Schweyer’s monthly support program at his district office in Allentown. “Veterans selflessly serve to protect our country, and we need to do everything we can to support them once they return home,” said Schweyer, D-Lehigh. “This outreach is a great opportunity for area veterans to learn about benefits and programs which they may not be aware of and receive assistance in the application process. I encourage anyone who served to call and make an appointment.” A representative from the American Legion will be available for in-person appointments from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, March 17 at Schweyer’s district office, 1501 Lehigh St., Suite 206 . The representative will be able to discuss pensions and other compensation, as well as education, health care and death benefits. Legion membership is not required; however, anyone interested in speaking with the adviser should schedule an appointment by contacting Schweyer’s office at 610-791-6270. Read more

 

Schweyer’s office hosting veterans outreach Feb. 17

(Feb 03, 2023)

ALLENTOWN, Feb. 3 – Area veterans and their families who would like to learn about the benefits and programs available to them are invited to state Rep. Peter Schweyer’s monthly support program at his district office in Allentown. “Many veterans aren’t using all of the benefits they are entitled to for their service to their country because they may not know about them,” said Schweyer, D-Lehigh. “This is a great opportunity for area veterans to learn about these benefits and receive assistance in the application process. I encourage anyone who served to call and make an appointment to ensure they are maximizing what they’ve earned.” A representative from the American Legion will be available for in-person appointments from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17 at Schweyer’s district office, 1501 Lehigh St., Suite 206. The representative will be able to discuss pensions and other compensation, as well as education, health care and death benefits. Legion membership is not required; however, anyone interested in speaking with the adviser should schedule appointments by contacting Schweyer’s office at 610-791-6270. Read more

 

Conservation, Substance Abuse Education, and Act 13 Funding Opportunities

(Feb 01, 2023)

Here are some of the latest state programs now open for applications. Read more

 

House Democratic Members of Speaker's Workgroup Issue Statement on Efforts to End House Gridlock

(Jan 25, 2023)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 25 – State Reps. Tim Briggs, D-Montgomery, Morgan Cephas, D-Phila., and Peter Schweyer, D-Lehigh, issued the following statement on the progress of the Speaker’s Workgroup to Move Pennsylvania Forward, who are tasked with finding a bipartisan agreement to end gridlock in the House: "This bipartisan workgroup is committed to prioritizing seeking justice for child sexual abuse survivors and drafting appropriate operating rules for the Special Session and regular session. “The workgroup members have met frequently with serious and honest conversations, but we have not yet agreed to, and should not agree to, anything until we have public input. That's why we look forward to the Speaker's upcoming statewide listening sessions .” The first listening session will take place today, Jan. 25, at 6 p.m. in the Simmons Auditorium at the Carnegie Mellon University Tepper School of Business in Pittsburgh. Read more

 

Schlossberg, Schweyer, Siegel comment on Browne appointment

(Jan 12, 2023)

“The people of Allentown, the Lehigh Valley and Pennsylvania will all benefit from Gov.-elect Shapiro's appointment of former Senator Browne." Read more

 

Schweyer Promotes Live Session Week Wrap-Ups

(Jan 11, 2023)

Pa. state Rep. Peter Schweyer provides a recap of this week's House session activity and encourages everyone to check out his upcoming Facebook Live broadcasts at the conclusion of each session week. Read more

 

Rep. Schweyer's 2023 Capitol Scenes Calendar

(Jan 11, 2023)

There’s a digital calendar available featuring scenes from the state Capitol throughout the year. Read more

 

Schweyer’s office hosting veterans outreach Jan. 20

(Jan 06, 2023)

ALLENTOWN, Jan. 6 – Area veterans, who may not be aware of the services or benefits available to them or their families, are encouraged to participate in state Rep. Peter Schweyer’s monthly support program at his district office in Allentown. “Veterans are entitled to benefits for their service and dedication to our country and there may be some which they may not know about,” said Schweyer, D-Lehigh. “This is a great opportunity for area veterans to learn about these benefits and receive assistance in the application process. My office is pleased to offer this outreach every month.” A representative from the American Legion will be available for in-person appointments from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20 at Schweyer’s district office, 1501 Lehigh St., Suite 206. The representative will be able to discuss pensions and other compensation, as well as education, health care and death benefits. Legion membership is not required; however, anyone interested in speaking with the adviser should schedule appointments by contacting Schweyer’s office at 610-791-6270. Read more

 

Schweyer sworn in to serve Allentown, Emmaus, Salisbury Township

(Jan 03, 2023)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 3 – State Rep. Peter Schweyer took the oath of office in the state Capitol today to serve the new 134th Legislative District in Lehigh County. Today’s ceremony marked the beginning of the 2023-24 session of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and Schweyer’s fifth term as legislator. “The new year and the new legislative session mean a fresh start to overcome our challenges and focus on the issues important to the people of Pennsylvania,” said Schweyer, D-Lehigh. “I will focus on the basics, like creating family-sustaining jobs, ensuring access to health care, and fighting to keep our neighborhoods safe. And, as always, my top priority is ensuring that the students of the Allentown, East Penn and Salisbury school districts have the resources they need to succeed. “I am looking forward to working with Governor-Elect Shapiro, Lt. Governor-Elect Davis and the vastly-changed state House to create meaningful policies that will benefit working-class families throughout the Lehigh Valley.” Schweyer’s committee assignments for the 2023-24 session will be announced later this month. His office can be reached at 610-791-6270, by email at RepSchweyer@pahouse.net , and constituents are also encouraged to follow him on social media on Facebook and Twitter @RepSchweyer. The new 134th Legislative District includes portions of the city of Allentown [Wards 2 and 3, Ward 11 (Districts 1 and 3), Ward 12, Read more

 

Schweyer’s office hosting veterans outreach Dec. 16

(Dec 05, 2022)

ALLENTOWN, Dec. 5 – Area veterans, who may not be aware of the services or benefits available to them or their families, are encouraged to participate in state Rep. Peter Schweyer’s monthly support program at his district office in Allentown. “The men and women who protect our freedom selflessly give so much, and this is a great way to give back to them for their service,” said Schweyer, D-Lehigh. “Our veterans deserve every benefit entitled to them, and my office is pleased to offer this outreach every month.” A representative from the American Legion will be available for in-person appointments from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16 at Schweyer’s district office, 1501 Lehigh St., Suite 206. The representative will be able to discuss pensions and other compensation, as well as education, health care and death benefits. Legion membership is not required; however, anyone interested in speaking with the adviser should schedule appointments by contacting Schweyer’s office at 610-791-6270. Read more

 

Starbucks workers in Whitehall join national union wave. Vote set for Friday.

(Dec 01, 2022)

The event was attended by state Reps. Jeanne McNeill and Peter Schweyer, Allentown Mayor Andrew Tuerk and workers with the United Automobile Workers union at Mack Trucks. Read more

 

Marcon Properties, LLC, to purchase former Allentown Metal Works site

(Dec 01, 2022)

State Rep. Peter Schweyer says public funds are vital for this kind of project and will pay off in the long run, with good-paying local jobs. Read more

 

Schweyer: The opportunity is now to deliver for the children of our state
Apr 04, 2023

Bipartisan Pa. bill would authorize community solar projects
Apr 03, 2023

Childhood Nutrition Hearing Testimony
Mar 30, 2023

Schweyer Questions Stability of PASSHE System
Mar 22, 2023

Schweyer: College Enrollment Does Not Reflect Growing Urban Populations
Mar 21, 2023

Schweyer to host ‘Pot O’ Gold’ unclaimed property event March 30
Mar 17, 2023

Schweyer, Schlossberg, Siegel and Miller announce local projects to receive $2.5 million in state funding
Mar 16, 2023

Schweyer named Education Committee majority chairman
Mar 08, 2023

Schweyer’s office hosting veterans outreach March 17
Mar 03, 2023

Schweyer’s office hosting veterans outreach Feb. 17
Feb 03, 2023

Conservation, Substance Abuse Education, and Act 13 Funding Opportunities
Feb 01, 2023

House Democratic Members of Speaker's Workgroup Issue Statement on Efforts to End House Gridlock
Jan 25, 2023

Schlossberg, Schweyer, Siegel comment on Browne appointment
Jan 12, 2023

Schweyer Promotes Live Session Week Wrap-Ups
Jan 11, 2023

Rep. Schweyer's 2023 Capitol Scenes Calendar
Jan 11, 2023

Schweyer’s office hosting veterans outreach Jan. 20
Jan 06, 2023

Schweyer sworn in to serve Allentown, Emmaus, Salisbury Township
Jan 03, 2023

Schweyer’s office hosting veterans outreach Dec. 16
Dec 05, 2022

Starbucks workers in Whitehall join national union wave. Vote set for Friday.
Dec 01, 2022

Marcon Properties, LLC, to purchase former Allentown Metal Works site
Dec 01, 2022