Please RSVP here so that we can reserve your spot for our 2024 E-Waste Recycling Event

(23 hours ago)

My staff and I invite you to our 2024 E-Waste Recycling Event, from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, June 29 at King Park. Please use the entrance at 1597 Turk Road. Read more

 

Munroe’s bipartisan social media bill passes House

(May 08, 2024)

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE State Rep. Brian Munroe D-Bucks www.pahouse.com/Munroe Munroe’s bipartisan social media bill passes House HARRISBURG, May 8 – State Rep. Brian Munroe’s bipartisan bill that he wrote with three teenagers to empower parents to help their children navigate social media passed the House today. House Bill 2017 , which passed 105-95, now heads to the Senate for consideration. “This bill will not solve all problems with social media, but what it does do is give parents a tool to help prevent bullying and other problems associated with these platforms,” Munroe said. Munroe crafted the legislation after meeting Max Jin, Luka Jonjic and Dylan Schwartz when they were students at Tamanend Middle School in 2023. The three, who are now students at Central Bucks High School South, won an award from C-SPAN for their documentary, America’s Silent Struggle: Social Media’s Impact on Teens’ Mental Health. The bipartisan legislation would put the following safeguards in place: Strengthen proof-of-age verification on social media platforms by requiring consent from a parent or legal guardian for anyone younger than 16 to open a social media account and notify Read more

 

Rep. Guenst & Rep. Brian Munroe’s Veterans Expo

(May 06, 2024)

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State lawmakers aim to honor and support Pennsylvania veterans

(Mar 27, 2024)

HARRISBURG, March 27 – Today, a bipartisan group of state lawmakers held a news conference at the Capitol touting legislation they’ve introduced to support Pennsylvania veterans exposed to the dangerous herbicide “Agent Orange” and other toxic chemicals during their service, and make March 29 Vietnam Veterans Day in Pennsylvania . This group of lawmakers includes state Reps. Paul Takac, D-Centre; Mike Cabell, R-Luzerne; Brian Munroe, D-Bucks; Dane Watro, R-Schuylkill/Luzerne; Tarik Khan, D-Phila.; Zachary Mako, R-Northampton/Lehigh; Chris Pielli, D-Chester; and Abby Major, R-Armstrong/Westmoreland. Both bills were introduced earlier this year. “We owe all those who have served our country, especially those who have been harmed as a result of their service, not only our profound respect and gratitude but an enduring commitment to serve and support them and their families. That, of course, includes Vietnam-era veterans who were exposed to -- and at the time, unknowingly harmed by -- Agent Orange. As our understanding of the extent of the damage caused by that chemical exposure has grown and evolved, so have the programs and benefits available to those affected,” Takac said. “Since taking office, one of my areas of focus has been ensuring that veterans and their families are aware of and can more easily access all of the benefits and support available to them,” he said. Read more

 

Munroe to host recurring office hours for specialized human services help

(Mar 20, 2024)

WARMINSTER, March 20 – State Rep. Brian Munroe is offering recurring office hours with the Bucks County Hub on the final Tuesday of each month, beginning on March 26. The Hub was designed to be a “one-stop shop” for human services needs in Bucks County, linking residents to the services of government departments, like the Area Agency on Aging, the Drug and Alcohol Commission, Veterans Affairs or local nonprofits, such as the YWCA or the Bucks County Opportunity Council. Hub Resource navigators can provide assistance in applying for services such as mental health services, substance abuse services, Medical Assistance, SNAP, rental assistance and more. The hours will be noon to 4 p.m. at Munroe’s district office, 1410 W. Street Road, Suite A. The Hub hours are the latest specialty hours that Munroe’s office offers. The office also hosts veterans services hours on the second Wednesday of each month and advance care planning hours on the first Wednesday of each month. An appointment is required for all three specialty hours; residents should call (215) 323-6997 to schedule. “My staff and I are always looking for ways to improve access to government services for area residents,” Munroe said. “With our new Hub hours we hope to make human services easier to navigate and understand.” Munroe represents the 144 th Legislative District Read more

 

Munroe’s social media safety bill voted out of committee

(Mar 19, 2024)

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE State Rep. Brian Munroe D-Bucks County www.pahouse.com/Munroe Munroe’s social media safety bill voted out of committee HARRISBURG, March 19 – A bill aimed at keeping teenagers and young children safe on social media that was written by state Rep. Brian Munroe and three teenagers from his district was approved by the House Consumer Protection, Technology & Utilities Committee today. “We are one step closer today to helping to protect our children on social media as a result of this vote today,” Munroe said. “I look forward to the full House voting on this bill, which will hopefully happen shortly." Munroe crafted the legislation after meeting Max Jin, Luka Jonjic and Dylan Schwartz when they were students at Tamanend Middle School in 2023. The three, who are now students at Central Bucks High School South, won an award from C-SPAN for their documentary, America’s Silent Struggle: Social Media’s Impact on Teens’ Mental Health . “I believe the movement of H.B. 2017 out of committee is a symbolic step toward a brighter future online,” Jinn said. “And I am grateful that we now have a direct opportunity to ensure the safety and mental well-being of our fellow Read more

 

Munroe appointed to Municipal Police Officers’ Education & Training Commission

(Feb 29, 2024)

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE State Rep. Brian Munroe D-Bucks County www.pahouse.com/Munroe Munroe appointed to Municipal Police Officers’ Education & Training Commission WARMINSTER, Feb. 23 – State Rep. Brian Munroe has been appointed to the Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission by House Speaker Joanna McClinton. The Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission, which consists of 20 members, was established in 1974 to establish certification and training standards for municipal police officers in Pennsylvania. A retired Radnor Township police corporal, Munroe said his experience as an officer, combined with his current role advocating for the community, makes him the ideal fit for the committee. “I look forward to using my skillset to help further the important work of the MPOETC,” Munroe said. The commission staff, which consists of employees of the Pennsylvania State Police, also oversees training and certification of lethal weapons agents, the certification of schools and instructors for both programs, and the retired law enforcement identification program. Munroe represents the 144 th Legislative District that comprises Ivyland, and the townships of Read more

 

Munroe to introduce bill to combat elder financial exploitation

(Feb 23, 2024)

WARMINSTER, Feb. 23 – State Rep. Brian Munroe introduced a bill today that would equip financial institutions and fiduciaries with the necessary tools to identify, report and prevent the financial exploitation of older adults and care dependent individuals. Munroe said the legislation is personal to him because his mother was recently defrauded even though her bank was fully aware of the transaction. “If this could happen to my mother, it can happen to anyone’s loved ones,” Munroe said. “Prior to this happening to my mother, I saw similar crimes committed countless times during my tenure as a Radnor Township police officer.” Financial exploitation is one of the most prevalent forms of elder abuse in the nation; yet it remains grossly underreported. Left unchecked, elder people remain vulnerable to the continued misuse of powers of attorney, unauthorized cash withdrawals, financial scams and check and credit card fraud. These losses are often unrecoverable, frequently resulting in the elder being forced to rely on public assistance for their most basic needs. Munroe said legal clarity will be included in the legislation to assist these financial institutions in reporting and preventing financial exploitation, as will the authority to share information with state investigators, law enforcement and other older adult protective services. Together, Read more

 

State lawmakers offer support for Pennsylvania’s Vietnam veterans exposed to Agent Orange during their service

(Feb 21, 2024)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 21 – Today, state lawmakers introduced legislation that would create a task force on Agent Orange -- a blend of herbicides used during the Vietnam War. Agent Orange was banned when evidence of the harmful and sometimes deadly results of exposure to it began to emerge. Those who were exposed to Agent Orange are at risk of developing cancers, neurological and psychological conditions, and other long-term effects to the skin and heart. Exposure to Agent Orange can also cause reproductive health problems and birth defects in the children of veterans, including spina bifida, hip dysplasia, and congenital heart disease. The task force would comprise several members of military organizations and members of the PA House and PA Senate to investigate and form recommendations on how best to communicate with veterans affected by Agent Orange concerning the treatment options available to them. This bipartisan legislation was introduced by state Reps. Paul Takac, D-Centre; Mike Cabell, R-Luzerne; Brian Munroe, D-Bucks; Dane Watro, R-Schuylkill/Luzerne; Tarik Khan, D-Phila.; Zachary Mako, R-Northampton/Lehigh; Chris Pielli, D-Chester; and Abby Major, R-Armstrong/Westmoreland. “We owe all those who have served our country, especially those who have been harmed as a result of their service, not only our profound respect and gratitude but an enduring commitment to serve and support them and their families. That, Read more

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Munroe introduces bill to keep children safe on social media

(Feb 07, 2024)

WARRINGTON, Feb. 7 – State Rep. Brian Munroe introduced a bill today at Tamanend Middle School that would help make social media safer to navigate for children. House Bill 2017 , is bipartisan legislation that would put the following safeguards in place: Require social media companies to monitor the chats of two or more minors on the platform and notify parents or legal guardians of flagged sensitive or graphic content. Strengthen proof of age verification on social media platforms by requiring consent from a parent or legal guardian for anyone under 16 to open a social media account and notify parents or legal guardians if a child under 16 opens a social media account without consent. Prohibit data mining for users under the age of 18 and allow any individual to request the deletion of data that was mined while they were under the age of 18. Munroe crafted the legislation after meeting Max Jin, Luka Jonjic and Dylan Schwartz when they were students at Tamanend Middle School in 2023. The three, who are now freshmen at Central Bucks High School South, won an award from C-SPAN for their documentary, America’s Silent Struggle: Social Media’s Impact on Teens’ Mental Health . The documentary featured a fictional newly elected congressman working to pass legislation on social media and its impact on the mental health of youth. After seeing the documentary, Munroe suggested turning fiction into Read more

 

Democratic State Lawmakers Want To Improve the Rape Kit Tracking System in Pennsylvania

(Feb 06, 2024)

State Representatives Munroe, Borowski, and Brennan will introduce legislation that allows sexual assault victims to monitor the processing of evidence with greater accuracy and efficiency, all while safeguarding confidentiality. Read more

 

RSVP for our Feb. 24 Shred Event

(Jan 29, 2024)

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Ivyland receives state funding to convert former air base property into park

(Jan 16, 2024)

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE State Rep. Brian Munroe D-Bucks County www.pahouse.com/Munroe Ivyland receives state funding to convert former air base property into park HARRISBURG, Jan. 16 – Ivyland Borough received a $122,188 grant through the state’s Greenways, Trails, and Recreation Program, state Rep. Brian Munroe announced. The funds will be used for the From Barracks to Blooms project, which will convert Ivyland’s property from the former Naval Air Warfare Center Warminster into a public park. In 1996, NAWC Warminster was realigned and is now closed. The property was transferred to the Bucks County Federal Lands Reuse Authority for nonmilitary redevelopment. “As a Navy veteran, I am delighted to see the former Navy base get redeveloped into an environmentally friendly public space for all to enjoy for generations to come,” Munroe said. “This grant should help fund a large portion of the project.” The Greenways, Trails, and Recreation Program allocates funds from the Marcellus Legacy Fund to the Commonwealth Financing Authority for planning, acquisition, development, rehabilitation and repair of greenways, recreational trails, open space, parks and beautification projects. Munroe represents Read more

 

2024–25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®): What You Need to Know:  

(Jan 02, 2024)

2024–25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA ® ): What You Need to Know: There are major changes to the 2024–25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA ® ) form. The new FAFSA form is now available. On average, it takes about 30 minutes to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA can be completed online at https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa. The 2024–25 FAFSA form will expand eligibility for federal student aid. What You Can Do Now : Watch the “2024–25 FAFSA FAQs” playlist to better for a look at what has changed on the new form. Use the Federal Student Aid Estimator to get an estimate of what your aid could be once the FAFSA is completed. If you did not submit a 2023–24 FAFSA form, make sure to create your StudentAid.gov account —and remember your username and password so you can access and submit the 2024–25 FAFSA form when it’s available. Find out if your parent(s) or spouse will need to be contributors (contribute their info on your FAFSA form). If your parent(s) or spouse will need to contribute to your form, make sure each contributor creates their own StudentAid.gov account . Watch our “Preparing for the FAFSA Form” to better understand what information and documents you’ll need to complete the FAFSA form. 2024–25 FAFSA ® Deadlines : Read more

 

Rep. Munroe's Winter 2023-24 Newsletter

(Dec 28, 2023)

Rep. Munroe's 2023-24 Winter Newsletter Read more

 

$1M In Grants For Warminster, Ivyland Water System Upgrades

(Dec 20, 2023)

“Proper storm and sewer management systems improve our local economy, our health, and our quality of life,” Munroe said. “I am happy to see these worthy projects receive state funding.” Read more

 

Munroe, Farry announce state funding for projects in Bucks County

(Dec 19, 2023)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 19 – S tate Rep. Brian Munroe and state Sen. Frank Farry and announced that the state has awarded over $1.4 million for three water and sewer projects in Bucks County, funded through the Commonwealth Financing Agency. Under the H2O PA grant, the Warminster Township Municipal Authority will receive $912,000 for construction to retrofit the Tennyson and Whittier basins. In addition, the North Wales Water Authority and Ivyland Borough will receive $120,400 and $422,301, respectively, through the PA Small Water and Sewer grant program . The North Wales Water Authority will use the funds to install a permanent backup generator at their disaster recovery facility in Warrington Township. Ivyland will use its grant to help fund the Greeley Avenue Storm Sewer project. “Proper storm and sewer management systems improve our local economy, our health and our quality of life,” Munroe said. “I am happy to see these worthy projects receive state funding.” Added Farry, “I am proud that we’re partnering with our local communities and their authorities on these worthwhile projects. The approved funding will enhance our infrastructure’s reliability and support necessary project upgrades.” The H2O Grant provides for single-year and multi-year grants for the construction of Read more

 

First Holiday Tree Lighting Held in Warminster

(Dec 15, 2023)

State Rep. Brian Munroe joined Warminster Township Supervisors Kathy Frescatore, Janice Charlton, and July Hoover at the Dec. 4 event. Read more

 

Munroe Proposes Bill On Police Pension Transfers

(Dec 14, 2023)

The state representative from Warminster has introduced legislation to permit officers to count time from a previous law enforcement job. Read more

 

Munroe proposes bill to help police officers transfer pensions

(Dec 12, 2023)

This legislation will encourage officers to take that promotion with another department without it heavily impacting their retirements. Read more

 

Please RSVP here so that we can reserve your spot for our 2024 E-Waste Recycling Event
23 hours ago

Munroe’s bipartisan social media bill passes House
May 08, 2024

Rep. Guenst & Rep. Brian Munroe’s Veterans Expo
May 06, 2024

State lawmakers aim to honor and support Pennsylvania veterans
Mar 27, 2024

Munroe to host recurring office hours for specialized human services help
Mar 20, 2024

Munroe’s social media safety bill voted out of committee
Mar 19, 2024

Munroe appointed to Municipal Police Officers’ Education & Training Commission
Feb 29, 2024

Munroe to introduce bill to combat elder financial exploitation
Feb 23, 2024

State lawmakers offer support for Pennsylvania’s Vietnam veterans exposed to Agent Orange during their service
Feb 21, 2024

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Munroe introduces bill to keep children safe on social media
Feb 07, 2024

Democratic State Lawmakers Want To Improve the Rape Kit Tracking System in Pennsylvania
Feb 06, 2024

RSVP for our Feb. 24 Shred Event
Jan 29, 2024

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Ivyland receives state funding to convert former air base property into park
Jan 16, 2024

2024–25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®): What You Need to Know:  
Jan 02, 2024

Rep. Munroe's Winter 2023-24 Newsletter
Dec 28, 2023

$1M In Grants For Warminster, Ivyland Water System Upgrades
Dec 20, 2023

Munroe, Farry announce state funding for projects in Bucks County
Dec 19, 2023

First Holiday Tree Lighting Held in Warminster
Dec 15, 2023

Munroe Proposes Bill On Police Pension Transfers
Dec 14, 2023

Munroe proposes bill to help police officers transfer pensions
Dec 12, 2023