Jan. 20 e-mail: Beginning a new chapter in Pennsylvania

(Jan 20, 2023)

On Tuesday I had the distinct honor of attending the inauguration of our new governor, Josh Shapiro. Read more


Jan. 13 e-mail: News from the Capitol

(Jan 13, 2023)

On Monday, the House of Representatives was called by Governor Wolf’s proclamation to convene a special session to vote on a constitutional amendment which would create a retroactive window allowing survivors of childhood sexual abuse to come forward and seek legal justice. Read more


Pa. House is Organized and My Staff and I Are Here for You!

(Jan 09, 2023)

I am so proud to share that I was sworn in as your state representative on Tuesday. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you and our community. It is the privilege of a lifetime. Read more


Cerrato takes oath of office beginning service in state House

(Jan 03, 2023)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 3 – State Rep. Melissa Cerrato took the oath of office in the state Capitol today to begin her first term representing the 151st Legislative District in Montgomery County. The noon swearing-in ceremony marked the beginning of the 2023-24 legislative session of the Pennsylvania House, its 207th. Court of Common Pleas Judge John McNally administered the oath of office. “I am honored to begin working for the residents of the 151 st Legislative District as their new state representative,” said Cerrato, D-Montgomery. “I am here to listen to and uplift the voices of the communities that I represent and help bring about positive change for all Pennsylvanians. “It’s a privilege to represent my neighbors in Harrisburg and a responsibility I will not take lightly.” Cerrato said that her priorities will be ensuring the rights of Pennsylvanians are protected, that residents are able to support themselves and their families by prioritizing livable wages, and that the children across this commonwealth are provided proper educations. Two-hundred legislators were sworn in today, with each member representing approximately 64,000 residents. This year, the Democratic Caucus has the most diverse class of freshmen legislators in over a decade, including 26 new members, eight of whom are women. With this class, the Democratic Caucus continues to become more Read more


McClinton applauds, welcomes newest members to House Democratic Caucus

(Dec 08, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 7 – To kick off the new legislative session, Pennsylvania House Democratic Caucus Majority Leader Joanna McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware, is welcoming the largest class of incoming legislators to the House Democratic Caucus in more than 15 years. “In January, the House Democratic Caucus will proudly swear in the largest and most diverse class of freshmen legislators in over a decade,” said McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware. “These public servants are already on the ground in their communities, talking to neighbors, and prepared to be their voices in Harrisburg next month. Without a doubt, they will strengthen our legislature with their diverse experience and perspectives.” House Democrats will welcome 26 new members from communities across the state; some from districts that have never before been represented by a Democrat. New members include: Anthony Bellmon (D-Phila.) : Bellmon served in Philadelphia Congressman Brendan F. Boyle’s office for eight years, solving housing, student loan and immigration issues. As senior adviser to the congressman, Anthony worked on Capitol Hill advancing policy issues to better the lives of children and working families. Lisa A. Borowski (D-Delaware) : Borowski formerly served as vice president of the Radnor Township School District’s school board, leading the way on crafting one of the Read more


Need help heating your home? Apply to LIHEAP this winter.

(Dec 02, 2022)

Pennsylvanians in need of energy assistance are encouraged to apply to the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) for 2022-2023 winter heating season. To see if you qualify, view the table via the link above, and click here to apply online using COMPASS. A paper application can also be found here . Everyone should be able to keep warm during the coldest months of the year, and LIHEAP is a true security blanket for those who are in need. Read more


PA Treasury could be holding your unclaimed property

(Dec 02, 2022)

Each year, the Pennsylvania Treasury receives millions of dollars of unclaimed property. It is estimated that roughly one in 10 Pennsylvanians has unclaimed property. 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 To find out if you have unclaimed property, search your name in the Unclaimed Property database at www.patreasury.gov/Unclaimed/Search.html or call 1-800-222-2046 . There is NO CHARGE to claim your unclaimed property. Read more


Get quality health coverage at a low cost through Pennie

(Dec 02, 2022)

Pennsylvanians can enroll in 2023 health insurance coverage through Pennie now until Jan. 15, 2023. Last year, many Pennsylvanians enrolled in health insurance through a Pennie plan and paid lower monthly premiums due to premium subsidies included in the American Rescue Plan Act. The recently passed Inflation Reduction Act extended these subsidies until Jan. 1, 2026. Visit Pennie.com/connect or the Pennie Customer Service Call Center at 1-844-844-8040. Read more


PennDOT is hiring for winter maintenance

(Dec 02, 2022)

PennDOT is currently hiring employees for the Winter Maintenance Program. Employees hired for the Winter Maintenance Program are critical to a safe winter season, and these temporary opportunities are an excellent pathway to a permanent career with PennDOT. For more information on how to apply, click here . Read more