Williams discusses stormwater management

(Oct 17, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Dan Williams participated in a House Democratic Policy hearing to discuss the importance of stormwater management. He explained the role climate change plays in addressing the issue. Read more


Williams discusses importance of unions

(Oct 04, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Dan Williams participated in a House Democratic Policy hearing to discuss workforce development and the importance of unions. He explained the critical role organized labor plays in protecting the rights of workers and the rights of workers to organize. Read more


Southeastern PA lawmakers: Pennsylvania must join RGGI states now

(Oct 03, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 3 – A plan to finally add Pennsylvania to the Northeast’s carbon trading market is being met with praise from state lawmakers in southeastern Pennsylvania. Gov. Tom Wolf this morning announced that his administration will put its weight behind adding the commonwealth to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, the nation’s first competitive carbon-credit market to incentivize clean emissions across the northeast states’ energy-industry sector. Companies that innovate and produce clean energy will keep credits in the market, which are ante’d by all participants and lost by those that fail to meet modern benchmarks on pollution. “I applaud Governor Wolf for his leadership,” said state Rep. Carolyn Comitta, D-Chester. “We must take strong action to stop climate change and shape a healthy future for our children. Joining RGGI positions Pennsylvania to protect our children’s future while strengthening our economy.” Comitta is one of 31 early sponsors of House legislation that backstops the governor’s order. “It’s time that Pennsylvania steps up to become a leader in fighting climate change and grow our economy through this partnership with neighboring states,” said state Rep. Margo Davidson, D-Delaware, chair of the House Southeast Democratic Delegation. “RGGI is a win for the environment, our neighbors and families and our economy.” Read more


Williams works to help most vulnerable

(Sep 25, 2019)

After Pennsylvania’s General Assistance Program ended, Pa. state Rep. Dan Williams is joining a new effort to create emergency relief for Pennsylvania's most vulnerable citizens. He explains why this help is critical to families across the commonwealth. Read more


Williams applauds grant extension for Domestic Violence Center of Chester County

(Sep 16, 2019)

The funding helps the Domestic Violence Center provide services to survivors of domestic violence, including their children. Read more


Williams works to help foster children

(Sep 12, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Dan Williams joined the House Democratic Policy Committee to discuss the need to address Pennsylvania's foster care system. He explains the action needed to help keep families together in a safe environment. Read more


Williams remembers 9/11 victims

(Sep 12, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Dan Williams says we must continue to remember the lives lost on September 11, 2001, and honor them for their valor and sacrifice. Read more


Williams: Concern for emergency responders

(Sep 06, 2019)

Pa. state Representative Dan Williams took part in emergency responder training exercises to help understand the challenges of the job. Read more


Williams flies mission with PA Air Guard

(Sep 06, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Dan Williams joined members of the 171st Air Refueling Wing as they flew an air-to-air refueling mission out of their facility near Pittsburgh. As a member of the House Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee, Williams explains why he works on legislation that gives the Guard the tools they need to succeed. Read more


Rep. Williams announces state investment for Chester County airport

(Aug 28, 2019)

“Investing in infrastructure is critical to our community’s economic revitalization,” Williams said. “My thanks to Governor Wolf and PennDOT for this grant to improve Chester County Airport and for committing to our commonwealth’s growth and restoration for all Pennsylvanians. These funds will help the airport complete expansions and improvements that fuel economic development in the area.” Read more


8/12/19 – Fair Education Funding – Coatesville

(Aug 15, 2019)

Materials from a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing hosted by State Rep. Dan Williams. Read more


Williams Hosts Hearing On Fair Education Funding

(Aug 13, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Dan Williams hosted the House Democratic Policy Committee to discuss fair education funding across the commonwealth. He explains why this issue is critical for children and taxpayers. Read more


Rep. Williams, Policy Committee discuss fair education funding

(Aug 12, 2019)

Williams requested the hearing to discuss ways to improve the allocation of educating funds for school districts throughout Pennsylvania. Read more


Williams Supports Sustainable Energy

(Jul 26, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Dan Williams joined the House Democratic Policy Committee to discuss the importance of sustainable energy. He explains how these resources help ensure the health and well-being of communities across the commonwealth. Read more


Williams Impressed with New Ideas to End Gun Violence

(Jul 25, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Dan Williams was impressed with the new ideas and resources that were discussed by the House Democratic Policy Committee at a public hearing on treating gun violence as a public health crisis. Read more


Miss my Telephone Town Hall? Click to listen to the discussion

(Jul 17, 2019)

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


Why I Voted for an Imperfect Budget

(Jul 02, 2019)

When running for office, I promised to serve the public with honesty and integrity. This was not just campaign rhetoric. I take that commitment seriously. This was my first time voting on Pennsylvania’s budget and it required a difficult decision. Admittedly, this budget is riddled with missed opportunities, but there are also positive aspects that benefit residents throughout the commonwealth. It was important to consider both. One missed opportunity is raising Pennsylvania’s minimum wage. Everyone deserves to earn a living wage as soon as possible, and it can be done through stand-alone legislation. That is why I signed on early to House Bill 1215 – legislation that would immediately raise the minimum wage to $12/hour, provide gradual yearly increases to $15/hour, and further link automatic increases to the regional Consumer Price Index. This is an effective and sensible measure to aid hardworking Pennsylvanians and assist them in averting the grasp of poverty. I agree we need to do more and I’m proud to support this measure. Some have claimed they couldn’t vote for this budget because it didn’t include funding for the General Assistance Program. In 2012, then-Gov. Corbett dismantled this program, which helped residents in extreme need (people with long-term disabilities, fleeing domestic abuse victims, and veterans injured during service) afford the bare necessities like toiletries and transportation. Governor Wolf kept Read more


Williams supports new auto shop opening in Coatesville

(Jun 26, 2019)

COATESVILLE, June 26 – State Rep. Dan Williams, D-Chester, attended the ribbon-cutting of a Coatesville auto store on Saturday, June 22. America’s Finest Automotive Concepts, LLC is open for business on East Lincoln Highway. Store owner Jose Colón is a Coatesville native and has worked in the automotive industry for the last nine years. “I will always support my constituents for chasing their dreams and contributing to our community,” Williams said. “Local businesses are an asset to our community and I’m proud to support my constituents on their entrepreneurial endeavors. I was honored to attend this ceremonial ribbon-cutting and to be a part of Mr. Colón’s special day. I wish him nothing but the best.” ### Read more


Bishop Shanahan STEM team places first in Governor’s annual STEM competition

(Jun 18, 2019)

COATESVILLE, June 17 – Students from Bishop Shanahan High School’s STEM team won the grand champion title at Gov. Wolf’s STEM Competition this year. The theme was “Improving Pennsylvania through STEM.” The team of seven students won the overall medical category by creating a portable, life-saving device that improves the success rate of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR. This prototype earned Bishop Shanahan’s STEM team first place out of 26 student teams from across Pennsylvania. The challenge was to address the needs of Pennsylvanians while utilizing their STEM-related knowledge and skills. On Wednesday, June 12, Williams welcomed the Bishop Shanahan STEM team into the House chamber to be recognized for their accomplishment. “To see the innovation and dedication these students gave to building a life-saving device is truly remarkable. Our future is in good hands with these bright minds. I’m so pleased that my House colleagues joined me in recognizing these fine students and thank Governor Wolf and Senator Dinniman for taking time out of their day to congratulate them as well,” Williams said. ### Read more


Williams, Otten announce $400,000 worth of grants awarded to Coatesville Area School District

(Jun 11, 2019)

COATESVILLE, June 11 — State Reps. Dan Williams and Danielle Friel Otten, both D-Chester, announced that five schools within the Coatesville Area School District will share $400,000 in grant funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Education and its 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant program. Schools within Williams’ legislative district that will receive these funds are Gordon Learning Center, South Brandywine Middle School and Scott Middle School; and schools awarded within Otten’s legislative district are Reeceville Elementary School and North Brandywine Middle School. According to Coatesville Area School District superintendent Cathy Taschner, the funds will go toward implementing before- and after-school programming. “The Coatesville Area School District is excited to be able to offer much needed before- and after-school programming for students through the 21st century learning grant,” Taschner said. “We want to thank our Chester County Intermediate Unit partners who have applied for this grant and included us in the process. We know that quality before- and after-school programming can improve academic performance, improve physical health, and provide a structured, safe environment for students. We look forward to the impact this grant will have on our students.” “This is a step in the right direction. All our Commonwealth’s businesses and citizens should be contributing to the costs required Read more