Ullman key in delivering $3.5 M for direct business help for COVID relief: State investments climb to $14.6 M in freshman's 143rd Legislative District

(1 day ago)

DOYLESTOWN, Oct. 28 – State Rep. Wendy Ullman was instrumental in delivering $3,050,741 for direct business help in the form of COVID-19 Relief Statewide Small Business Grants and nursing home, assisted living and COVID-19 Hazard Pay Grants. “The pandemic has forced our local businesses to face all kinds of unprecedented challenges,” Ullman, D-Bucks, said. “I’m glad I was able to help our small businesses, the backbone of our community, to receive assistance at this critical time. “I’m working every day on getting more funding for our local businesses to help them weather the storm of COVID-19,” she said. Since coming to office, Ullman has brought in over $14.6 million in state investments to the 143 rd district. In addition to COVID small business relief, Ullman has brought back state money to enhance education, the environment, transportation, fire and EMS services, historical preservation, infrastructure, tourism and the arts. “State cooperation and investments keep local project costs down and bring our hard-working state tax dollars back to our community,” said Ullman. “It’s easy work supporting the excellent and well-managed projects that our region has to offer.” “As soon as Wendy Ullman joined the House it was clear that she would make a difference. The track record of funding in her district clearly shows that,” House Democratic Read more

 

Ullman introduces bill to mandate insurance coverage for COVID-19-related medical interventions

(Oct 27, 2020)

DOYLESTOWN, Oct. 27 – State Rep. Wendy Ullman, D-Bucks, is introducing legislation that would mandate insurance coverage, without patient cost-sharing, for all costs related to COVID-19 testing, therapies and preventions. “Every Pennsylvanian has a right to expect protections from COVID-19,” Ullman said. “These protections should include safeguarding people from debilitating financial costs as a result of medical interventions for COVID-19. The fear of incurring medical debt should not be a factor that inhibits individuals from seeking necessary life-preserving care.” If passed, the legislation would enable Pennsylvanians to seek care for COVID-19 without having the expectation for any out-of-pocket payments. “The pandemic has been devastating on families economically,” Ullman said. “We don’t want people refusing hospital care because they are afraid of burdening their families with crippling medical debt and so risk their lives as well as potentially spread the virus to others in their family and the community. “When a vaccine for COVID-19 is rolled out,” Ullman said, “we want everyone to be vaccinated without having to worry whether they can afford it.” Ullman’s legislation is the first to be introduced regarding insurance coverage requirements for COVID-19 that are directly related to COVID-19 diagnosis and treatments. Read more

 

Ullman Grants 2019-2020

(Oct 26, 2020)

Ullman Grants 2019-2020 Read more

 

Ullman: Neshaminy Greenway Trail receives $225,000 boost from state

(Oct 15, 2020)

DOYLESTOWN, Oct. 15 – State Rep. Wendy Ullman congratulated regional stakeholders and residents of Central Bucks on news today that the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources awarded $225,000 to expand the Neshaminy Greenway Trail. The trail will adjoin the five communities of Chalfont Borough, New Britain Borough, Doylestown Borough, Doylestown Township, New Britain Borough and New Britain Township to two train lines in Chalfont Borough and New Britain Borough, and connect the region to a bus line that runs from County Line Road to Delaware Valley University. It also will link the five communities to more parks, including the Quinlan Nature Preserve in New Britain Borough, and connect the town centers of Doylestown Borough and Chalfont Borough. “State cooperation and investments keep local project costs down and bring our hard-working state tax dollars back to our community. I look forward to helping match more state funding to future phases of the Neshaminy Greenway Trail and many other improvements in the region,” said Ullman, D-Bucks. “It’s easy work supporting the excellent and well-managed projects that our region has to offer.” The investments are among 41 grants supported by the Keystone and Environmental Stewardship funds, ATV and Snowmobile restricted accounts and federal Pennsylvania Recreational Trails funds awarded statewide, totaling approximately $7.6 million for trail projects Read more

 

financial aid

(Oct 14, 2020)

financial aid Read more

 

Bucks County state representatives announce $547K in COVID-19 grants for Bucks County fire, EMS agencies

(Oct 09, 2020)

LEVITTOWN, Oct. 9 – State Reps. Tina Davis, John Galloway, Wendy Ullman and Perry Warren, all D-Bucks, announced today local Bucks County fire and EMS agencies organizations will receive a total of $547,362 in grants to offset the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Through Act 26, the state made $50 million in grants available to fire and emergency medical service organizations that were affected by the pandemic. The funding must be used for operational and equipment expenses. “Our fire departments and EMS agencies have been struggling to keep operations running during the COVID-19 pandemic,” Davis said. “This money will be a lifeline to these frontline workers.” Galloway said, “Our firepersons and EMS workers are always out there protecting our safety and that’s never been more true than during this deadly pandemic. I’m very glad they will receive funds needed to enable them to continue to perform their lifesaving duties.” “I’m proud to have voted for this legislation that will help support these frontline workers during this critical time,” Ullman said. “This grant money will help our fire and EMS agencies continue to carry out the essential work they do in our communities.” “We’re safe because of our first responders and the lifesaving work they do every day,” Warren said. “I’m very glad to see this CARES Act money Read more

 

Ullman introduces bill to assist public universities and colleges with pandemic-related costs

(Oct 05, 2020)

DOYLESTOWN, Oct. 5 – State Rep. Wendy Ullman, D-Bucks, today introduced legislation that would allocate $100 million in federal Coronavirus Relief Funds to those public institutions of higher education that have not previously received funding to address their pandemic-related costs. According to Ullman, public universities and colleges face unprecedented challenges and increased costs to safely educate students due to the pandemic. “We must take decisive steps to ensure that all of our students have access to the education they need to succeed in this world,” Ullman said. “This spring, the General Assembly wisely allocated federal Coronavirus Relief Funds to help higher education respond to the pandemic, including funding for the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and for PHEAA programs. “Now it’s time to support Pennsylvania’s other public institutions of higher education – community colleges, state-related universities, and the Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology and their students -- by allocating to them their share of Coronavirus Relief Funds. “I was a community college educator for 30 years, so I know first-hand the incredible value of these other higher education institutions.” Ullman serves on the bipartisan Public Higher Education Funding Commission. Read more

 

Ullman: $105,000 state grant awarded to restore Delaware River tributary in Durham

(Oct 01, 2020)

DOYLESTOWN, Oct. 1 – State Rep. Wendy Ullman, D-Bucks, today announced that Wildlands Conservancy Inc. has received a $105,000 grant from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to restore a Delaware River tributary in Durham. “The Delaware River is the lifeblood of Bucks County,” Ullman said. “This grant money will help accomplish conservation efforts to protect and enhance one of the river’s tributaries in Durham.” The restoration work on the tributary will include dam removal, stream restoration, streambank stabilization, installation of riparian forest buffer, project signage and other related site improvements. The grant was awarded through the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ 2020 Community Conservation Partnerships Program. The DCNR Recreation and Conservation grant program is funded with a variety of state and federal funding sources, including the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund (Key 93), which includes Key-Community and Key-Land Trust; the Environmental Stewardship Fund; the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund; Pennsylvania Trails Fund; Pennsylvania Heritage Area Program; and the ATV Restricted Management Account Fund. Read more

 

Ullman: Pennsylvania needs the ACA

(Sep 29, 2020)

DOYLESTOWN, Sept. 29 – State Rep. Wendy Ullman, D-Bucks, joined Gov. Tom Wolf and state Sen. Steve Santarsiero, D-Bucks, to stress the necessity for affordable health care coverage for Pennsylvanians, especially in the midst of an unprecedented pandemic. “I was proud to join Governor Wolf and Senator Santarsiero today to advocate for the Affordable Care Act, which has been a lifeline for hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians during the COVID-19 pandemic,” Ullman said. “We must fight to protect the ACA and its life-saving protections for Pennsylvanians with pre-existing conditions. “Pennsylvanians cannot afford to lose the ACA during the economic uncertainties of the pandemic economy,” Ullman said. “They need this safety net.” During the news conference, the governor, Ullman and Santarsiero discussed the coverage and protections provided by the Affordable Care Act and outlined the importance of preserving the ACA so it can continue to protect the health and safety of Pennsylvanians. The future of the ACA is under threat as the Supreme Court is currently scheduled to hear arguments in Trump administration-supported litigation challenging a key part of the ACA. Ullman said, “ In the midst of the uncertainty over whether the Supreme Court will remove a key component of the ACA, we are also faced with the grim possibility that if the current Washington Read more

 

Senator Santarsiero, Representatives Warren and Ullman Announce $320,000 in State Funding for Community Conservation Partnership Projects

(Sep 24, 2020)

BUCKS COUNTY – State Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10) and Representatives Perry Warren (D-31) and Wendy Ullman (D-143) announced $320,000 in Community Conservation Partnership Program grants through the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR). Newtown Borough will receive $70,000 for the development of the Bird-in-Hand property. “The funds going to Newtown Borough to develop the Bird-in-Hand property will benefit the community by increasing accessibility to the area through the creation of pedestrian walkways, while also making improvements to the grounds that will highlight the historic home and lot,” said Sen. Santarsiero. “The partnership between the borough and the Commonwealth to preserve this property shows the commitment of both Newtown Borough and the state to developing outdoor community spaces for all to enjoy.” “This historic property is a Newtown treasure,” said Rep. Warren. “Borough Council creatively structured a plan to purchase, protect and preserve the Bird-in-Hand lot, and this state grant helps the Borough improve this historic property for the benefit and enjoyment of our residents and for generations to come.” Doylestown Borough will also receive $250,000 for the development of the Broad Street Gateway Park. “Last week I had the honor of participating in the groundbreaking for Read more

 

Ullman Senior NL Fall 2020

(Sep 14, 2020)

Seniors Fall 2020 Newsletter Read more

 

9/11/20 – COVID-19 Impact on Nursing Homes and Congregate Care Facilities – Harrisburg

(Sep 11, 2020)

Materials from a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing held in the Capitol and co-chaired by State Rep. Wendy Ullman. Read more

 

House Democratic Policy Committee to hold hearing on COVID-19 Impact on Nursing Homes and Congregate Care Facilities Friday in Capitol

(Sep 08, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 8 – State Rep. Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, announced today that the House Democratic Policy Committee will hold a public hearing on the COVID-19 impacts on nursing homes and congregate care facilities. The hearing will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11 in Room G-50 Irvis Office Building in Harrisburg. The media and public are urged to watch the livestream at www.pahouse.com/live . Requested by state Rep. Wendy Ullman, D-Bucks, the hearing will gather perspectives from facilities in her districts and statewide groups. Testifiers will speak remotely while members will participate in person and remotely. Testifiers will include: Sarah Boateng , executive deputy secretary, PA Department of Health. Keara Klinepeter , special advisor to the secretary, PA Department of Health. Jim Brexler , president and CEO, Doylestown Health (on behalf of Doylestown Health’s Pine Run Retirement Community). Doreen Illis, administrator, Pediatric Specialty Care. Following the hearing, testimonies and full hearing video will be posted at www.pahouse.com/policycommittee . Read more

 

Miss my Tele-Town Hall? Click here to listen to the discussion.

(Aug 20, 2020)

Find out what your friends and neighbors had to say about schools reopening this fall and other issues that matter to our communities. Read more

 

Ullman: Bucks County tech schools awarded $279K in grants

(Aug 07, 2020)

DOYLESTOWN, Aug. 7 – State Rep. Wendy Ullman, D-Bucks, today announced that three Career and Technical Education Centers in Bucks County have been selected to receive grant money to ensure that classes can continue and industry credential assessments given to students enrolled in CTCs negatively impacted by COVID-19 mitigation efforts. “I’m very glad that these schools will be able to continue to educate our young people safely thanks to this money,” Ullman said. “The success of Bucks County’s industries is dependent on our ability to train a highly skilled workforce. This grant money will enable us to keep doing that.” The schools that received the grants and the grant awards are: Upper Bucks County Technical School $46,069 Bucks County Technical High School $138,470 Middle Bucks Institute of Technology $94,702 The grant money comes from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, which authorizes governors to determine the educational use of Governor's Emergency Education Relief funds. GEER funds can be used toward the safe reopening of schools in light of COVID-19. This may include, but is not limited to, purchasing protective equipment and hand sanitizer/cleaning products; equipment or technology to take classrooms online; installation of barriers or other protective devices in building structures; or Read more

 

Ullman condemns vandalism at her office

(Jul 06, 2020)

DOYLESTOWN, July 6 – State Rep. Wendy Ullman, D-Bucks, today condemned the hateful message against police that was spray-painted on her office building over the weekend. “This anti-police and misogynistic act of vandalism is an offense to our entire community and what it stands for,” Ullman said. “I’m proud of how our residents and the police have come together to push for greater equality in our community. We’re not going be intimidated by such vile acts. “Let me be clear to the perpetrators of this obscene crime: Hate has no place here, and I remain firmly committed to pursuing legislative solutions to elevate our society on its highest ideals, as we did with bipartisan police-reform legislation recently passed the House.” Police are investigating the matter. State Sen. Steve Santarsiero, D-Bucks, echoed Ullman’s sentiments. “Acts of hate have no place in our community,” he said. “While the police investigation of this incident moves forward, all of us need to commit ourselves to a civil discourse that lifts all people up and finds solutions to the problems that confront us. In the last few weeks in Harrisburg we did just that by passing important criminal justice reform legislation on a bipartisan basis. No act of vandalism or hate will deter us from that work.” Read more

 

Bucks County state representatives announce state grants for county

(Jun 10, 2020)

LEVITTOWN/DOYLESTOWN/NEWTOWN, June 10 – State Reps. Tina Davis, John Galloway, Wendy Ullman and Perry Warren, all D-Bucks, announced today that two Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency grants totaling $120,000 are being awarded in Bucks County. According to the lawmakers, $100,000 is being awarded to Network of Victim Assistance and $20,000 will go to Bucks County Commissioners Public Defender Capital Case Indigent Defense. PCCD granted $100,000 for a two-year term to NOVA so it could train and support male forensic interviewers so child victims would have a choice of the gender of their interviewer. “Child victims of abuse are among the most vulnerable groups in our society,” Davis said. “I’m glad that NOVA’s vital work with child victims of abuse will be supported and enhanced by this grant funding.” “Children can be hesitant about speaking with a person of another gender,” Ullman said. “Being able to have an interviewer of the gender of their choice will make it easier for child victims to speak about their abuse to a stranger and so ensure that the perpetrators are brought to justice.” The grant money will also be used for counselors who will offer evidence-based therapeutic mental health services for children who do not initially disclose at the forensic interview and their non-offending caregivers. Read more

 

Ullman Reopens District Office June 8

(Jun 05, 2020)

DOYLESTOWN, June 5 – State Rep. Wendy Ullman, D-Bucks, has announced that she will reopen her district office beginning June 8. The office will be open by appointment from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. “My office has served over 1,500 constituents remotely over the past two and a half months,” Ullman said. “Now that Bucks County has entered the yellow phase, I’m glad my office can begin to safely offer in-person services.” “I am very much looking forward to the time when my office will be open as usual to walk-ins,” Ullman said. Constituents that need assistance must contact the district office by phone at 267-768-3670 or email at RepUllman@pahouse.net to set up an appointment. Anyone entering the office must be properly wearing a mask. Ullman said constituents should not come to the office if they are not feeling well or have been recently exposed to someone with COVID-19. Residents with questions should contact Ullman’ office by phone at 267-768-3670 or email ( RepUllman@pahouse.net ). Read more

 

Ullman, Santarsiero, other lawmakers ask Wolf to OK youth baseball, softball

(Jun 01, 2020)

HARRISBURG, June 1 – State Rep. Wendy Ullman and state Sen. Steve Santarsiero were joined by state Reps. Perry Warren, Tina Davis and John Galloway in asking Gov. Tom Wolf to issue an executive order allowing the resumption of youth baseball and softball in counties in the yellow or green phase of reopening. “Children’s organized baseball and softball have been a cherished part of summer fun in Bucks County for generations,” Ullman said. “I am hopeful that with guidance from the governor’s office and the Department of Health, our children will soon be able to safely engage in this traditional outdoor sport that is so beneficial to supporting their physical, mental and social well-being.” In a letter sent to the governor on Friday, the Bucks County Democratic lawmakers shared a detailed proposal to provide a healthy, safe environment for team play, designed to maintain the physical and mental well-being of the children, while protecting them and the greater community from the spread of COVID-19. The proposal was developed by a local coalition of youth baseball and softball associations representing more than 13,000 families in Bucks County. “As we begin to come out of quarantine, outdoor recreation will be more important than ever for our physical and mental health, and especially for that of our children,” Santarsiero said. “With the safety protocols in place for other child-based businesses Read more

 

Wolf Letter RE Youth Baseball, Softball

(Jun 01, 2020)

Letter RE: Youth Baseball, Softball Read more

 

Ullman key in delivering $3.5 M for direct business help for COVID relief: State investments climb to $14.6 M in freshman's 143rd Legislative District
1 day ago

Ullman introduces bill to mandate insurance coverage for COVID-19-related medical interventions
Oct 27, 2020

Ullman Grants 2019-2020
Oct 26, 2020

Ullman: Neshaminy Greenway Trail receives $225,000 boost from state
Oct 15, 2020

financial aid
Oct 14, 2020

Bucks County state representatives announce $547K in COVID-19 grants for Bucks County fire, EMS agencies
Oct 09, 2020

Ullman introduces bill to assist public universities and colleges with pandemic-related costs
Oct 05, 2020

Ullman: $105,000 state grant awarded to restore Delaware River tributary in Durham
Oct 01, 2020

Ullman: Pennsylvania needs the ACA
Sep 29, 2020

Senator Santarsiero, Representatives Warren and Ullman Announce $320,000 in State Funding for Community Conservation Partnership Projects
Sep 24, 2020

Ullman Senior NL Fall 2020
Sep 14, 2020

9/11/20 – COVID-19 Impact on Nursing Homes and Congregate Care Facilities – Harrisburg
Sep 11, 2020

House Democratic Policy Committee to hold hearing on COVID-19 Impact on Nursing Homes and Congregate Care Facilities Friday in Capitol
Sep 08, 2020

Miss my Tele-Town Hall? Click here to listen to the discussion.
Aug 20, 2020

Ullman: Bucks County tech schools awarded $279K in grants
Aug 07, 2020

Ullman condemns vandalism at her office
Jul 06, 2020

Bucks County state representatives announce state grants for county
Jun 10, 2020

Ullman Reopens District Office June 8
Jun 05, 2020

Ullman, Santarsiero, other lawmakers ask Wolf to OK youth baseball, softball
Jun 01, 2020

Wolf Letter RE Youth Baseball, Softball
Jun 01, 2020