Schweyer Discusses Allentown's Aging School Buildings

(Mar 02, 2020)

At a state budget hearing with the Department of Education, Pa. state Rep. Peter Schweyer discusses the need to invest in Allentown's aging school buildings and also address charter school reform. Read more


Schweyer Discusses Charter School Reform

(Mar 02, 2020)

During a state budget hearing with the Department of Education, Pa. state Rep. Peter Schweyer asks how proposed charter school reforms will impact school districts like Allentown with a high concentration of charter schools. Read more


School safety grant awarded to Allentown city schools

(Feb 26, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 26 – Allentown School District will undertake additional school safety improvements thanks in part to a $45,000 state grant that was approved today, announced state Reps. Mike Schlossberg and Peter Schweyer. Read more


Schweyer: It’s About Jobs and Making Sure the Lehigh Valley Gets its Fair Share

(Feb 25, 2020)

Pa. state Rep. Peter Schweyer shares his opinions after listening to officials testify on transportation, general services and liquor control during budget hearings in Harrisburg. Read more


Schweyer: Lehigh Valley Highway Funding Not Matching Growth

(Feb 25, 2020)

Pa. state Rep. Peter Schweyer questions acting Department of Transportation Secretary Yassmin Gramian about a change in transportation improvement funding that’s impacting the Lehigh Valley. Read more


Schweyer Concerned About Underfunding Local Health Bureaus

(Feb 25, 2020)

Pa. state Rep. Peter Schweyer questions Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine during state budget hearings about the funding levels for local health bureaus. Read more


Schweyer to hold consumer protection event March 3 at his district office

(Feb 25, 2020)

Allentown, Feb. 25 – State Rep. Peter Schweyer, D-Lehigh, will be partnering with Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s Bureau of Consumer Protection division for a fraud, identity theft and scams event next week at his district office. The free event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 3 at 1501 Lehigh St., Suite 206, Allentown. The public is invited to attend. “Each year, millions of Americans fall victim to identity theft and scams and it’s important that everyone knows how to identify a scam and prevent thieves from acquiring your money or personal information,” Schweyer said. Schweyer encourages everyone to attend and learn how to protect themselves from the various phone, mail and digital scams, how to protect themselves online, and even gather financing tips to avoid being taken advantage of on big purchases, like used cars. Read more


Bloomberg Daily Environment Report 7-26-17

(Feb 24, 2020)

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Schweyer: Firearms Background Checks Save Lives

(Feb 20, 2020)

During a Pa. House Appropriations Budget Hearing, state Rep. Peter Schweyer discusses the importance of funding the PICS background check system to keep firearms out of the hands of those who shouldn't have them. Read more


Schweyer: Veterans, Voting & Raising The Wage Are Top Budget Priorities

(Feb 19, 2020)

Pa. state Rep. Peter Schweyer continues working to create a budget that reflects the needs of all Pennsylvanians. From providing resources to veterans and raising the minimum wage to protecting elections, he discussed the biggest takeaways from today’s budget hearings. Read more


Schweyer Fighting for Senior Health Care Needs

(Feb 19, 2020)

During the first of several budget hearings in Harrisburg, state Rep. Peter Schweyer questions the Pennsylvania Department of Aging on how to keep the PACE/PACENET programs afloat if court challenges to the Affordable Care Act are successful. Schweyer also pushes for expanded health care funding for the unique needs of our state's aging LGBTQ population. Read more


Schweyer Fights For Budget That Puts People First

(Feb 19, 2020)

As a member of the House Appropriations Committee, Pa. state Rep. Peter Schweyer participated in the first of a series of public hearings regarding the state budget. He explained why the hearings are critical in the budget process. Read more


Schweyer Celebrates the Dominican Republic's Independence

(Feb 06, 2020)

Pa. state Rep. Peter Schweyer participated in a Dominican Independence Day celebration at the capitol. Read more


Rep. Schweyer lauds investments in education, workforce development in 2020-2021 state budget proposal

(Feb 04, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 4 – State Rep. Peter Schweyer, D-Lehigh, released the following statement regarding Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget proposal for the 2020-21 fiscal year: “Governor Wolf delivered a budget that was both bold and still grounded in real, achievable policy goals and initiatives. He and I were elected in the same year, and this was by far his best address. “The budget will continue our much-needed investments in public education by increasing funding by approximately $125 million in both basic education and special education funding. More importantly, he is addressing the incredible cost of charter schools. All in all, the Allentown School District would see a $6.7 million financial benefit in both new dollars and cost savings. This would be a tremendous boost to our district. “This is in addition to his plans to expand access to pre-K and an ambitious plan to make college accessible to thousands of Pennsylvania students. “This budget continues our fight to increase our worst-in-the-nation minimum wage, invests in job training programs and protects our LGBTQ citizens from workplace discrimination. “Lastly, I was heartened to hear Governor Wolf talk so passionately about the scourge of gun violence while proposing meaningful gun safety plans. “I look forward to diving into the details of the budget proposal during the Appropriations Committee hearings in the coming weeks and helping Read more


Winter 2020 Newsletter

(Jan 28, 2020)

As 2020 gets underway, it is my honor to serve as your State Representative. Please accept my sincere thank you for your support as I continue to fight for the issues and values that are important to all of us from Allentown Read more


Miss my Tele-Town Hall? Listen to the discussion here

(Jan 10, 2020)

Find out what your friends and neighbors had to say about the issues that matter to our community. Read more


Schlossberg, Schweyer laud $720,000 in state funding for Allentown improvement projects

(Dec 18, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 18 – State funding in the amount of $720,000 has been approved for several community improvement projects in Allentown, according to state Reps. Mike Schlossberg and Peter Schweyer, both D-Lehigh. “As a city kid, improving the quality of life for the residents of Allentown has been and will always be important to me,” Schweyer said. “I am pleased Governor Wolf recognized the importance of these projects and will continue to help rebuild the neighborhood where I grew up.” “This funding is crucial for Allentown,” Schlossberg said. “It will benefit the city’s hardworking residents, help to build adequate housing and make a safe place to live and raise a family.” Community Action Development Corp. of the Lehigh Valley will receive $440,000 to continue years six and seven of Upside Allentown. This will allow the organization to complete renovations of residential and commercial properties, advance neighborhood-based arts and culture activities, help with litter abatement, support parent and family engagement in the Allentown Parent Network, strengthen relationships between city youth and the Allentown Police Department and grow small businesses. Money will also go toward community outreach for rehabilitating front porches and support up to 30 families to prevent homelessness. Housing Association and Development Corp. will receive $280,000 to Read more


Rep Schweyer: $116,760 grant awarded to fund Path to Recovery program in Lehigh

(Dec 12, 2019)

State Rep. Peter Schweyer, D-Lehigh, has announced that a $116,760 grant from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency will be used to expand the jail-based Methadone MAT program, Path to Recovery, in Lehigh County. The program will provide Vivitrol and suboxone in addition to the methadone to a total of 50 clients over a one-year period. The Path to Recovery Program will work within the existing treatment process for the criminal justice population to provide education training within the Lehigh County jail and work release. “Addiction can devastate those suffering from this illness, to say nothing of the impact on their families and our community at large,” Schweyer said. “By supporting the Path to Recovery program, we are investing in people as they return home, providing them with tools to help them transition back to their families and work life.” Schweyer said the Path to Recovery Program will identify potential candidates for the program, enroll those candidates, and link the appropriate level of care and treatment at the time of their released from jail or work release. In addition, follow-up meetings will be conducted for data collection. The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency provides planning, coordination and technical assistance to the state’s criminal justice system and serves as a clearinghouse for state and federal grants to support criminal and juvenile justice efforts, Read more


Schweyer: Let’s Remove the Barriers

(Dec 05, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Peter Schweyer attended a House Democratic Policy hearing on the topic of mental health care in Allentown. Schweyer contends that those in disadvantaged communities face barriers to getting appropriate care. Read more


Schweyer: We Must Do More to End Student Debt

(Dec 05, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Peter Schweyer joined colleagues at East Stroudsburg University in Monroe County for a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing to discuss making college more affordable. Read more