Venkat, Nelson introduce resolution to raise awareness of data privacy

(Jan 18, 2024)

“As new technology continues to emerge, we must raise awareness of data privacy to ensure Pennsylvanians have knowledge about the data being collected and relevant policies and laws,” Venkat said. “With this resolution, we will do just that.” Read more

 

Venkat announces more than $715,000 to invest in the 30th Legislative District

(Jan 16, 2024)

“With these six grants, we have the opportunity to improve services that residents regularly utilize, as well as enhance our environment,” Venkat said. “By investing in our economy and recreational facilities, as well as capping an abandoned well in the Toms Run and Tippery Meadows Natural Area, we will make improvements in the quality of life of residents of our community.” Read more

 

Grants available as of Tuesday, Jan. 16

(Jan 16, 2024)

Grants available as of Tuesday, Jan. 16 Read more

 

Venkat announces $20,000 to combat food insecurity for La Roche students

(Jan 11, 2024)

“Low-income students face financial issues with paying for higher education, but also accessing affordable food while balancing their coursework,” Venkat said. “When students feel hungry, their academic performance falters. To help students succeed in their pursuit of higher education, La Roche University will receive state grant funding to combat food insecurity, benefiting hundreds of students in McCandless.” Read more

 

Grants available as of Tuesday, Jan. 9

(Jan 09, 2024)

Grants available as of Tuesday, Jan. 9 Read more

 

As more Pa. residents rack up medical debt, hope hinges on a state solution

(Jan 05, 2024)

Venkat’s bill was overwhelmingly approved by the state House in late June, receiving support from every Democrat and 13 Republicans. Read more

 

Grants available as of Wednesday, Jan. 3

(Jan 03, 2024)

Grants available as of Wednesday, Jan. 3 Read more

 

$792,457 in grants awarded to the 30th Legislative District for sewers and stormwater management

(Dec 19, 2023)

Venkat partnered with Sens. Devlin Robinson, R-Allegheny, and Wayne Fontana, D-Allegheny, to secure funding for Ohio Township and Ben Avon Heights Borough and Emsworth Borough, respectively. He also partnered with Sen. Lindsey Williams, D-Allegheny, and Reps. Mandy Steele, D-Allegheny, and Rob Mercuri, R-Allegheny, to secure funding for the Deer Creek Drainage Basin Authority, serving multiple townships in Allegheny County, including Hampton Township. Read more

 

Rep. Venkat's December 2023 Newsletter

(Dec 14, 2023)

December 2023 Newsletter Read more

 

Grants available as of Tuesday, Dec. 12

(Dec 12, 2023)

Grants available as of Tuesday, Dec. 12 Read more

 

Pa. lawmakers: Cut start-up fees for small businesses

(Dec 12, 2023)

Citing state data, Venkat said Pennsylvania has more than 1.1 million small businesses employing more than 2.5 million workers and that small businesses represent 99.6% of all businesses in the commonwealth. Read more

 

Small Business Fee Exemption Act introduced by Venkat, Brown

(Dec 11, 2023)

“Through this legislation, we will keep Pennsylvania open for business by reducing fees for small businesses, creating more opportunities for entrepreneurs and spurring economic growth,” Venkat said. “With more than 1.1 million small businesses employing more than 2.5 million people in Pennsylvania, we have the opportunity to incentivize more Pennsylvanians to start small businesses, but also attract more entrepreneurs to open their small businesses in our commonwealth.” Read more

 

Grants available as of Tuesday, Dec. 5

(Dec 05, 2023)

Grants available as of Tuesday, Dec. 5 Read more

 

It could get easier to eat out at Pa. restaurants for those with food allergies

(Dec 05, 2023)

“Nearly 50% of deaths caused by food allergies occurred at restaurants,” Venkat said. “To prevent such deaths, we must improve food safety at restaurants by increasing awareness about food allergies and ensuring restaurants have staff available with the necessary knowledge to avoid cross-contamination, and asking customers to notify restaurants about any food allergies they may have.” Read more

 

Face the State | Inside the Pennsylvania Society

(Dec 05, 2023)

Rep. Venkat, D-Allegheny, speaks about his legislation on food safety and more. Read more

 

Venkat introduces legislation to promote food safety

(Dec 01, 2023)

The two bills are companions to S.B. 992 and S.B. 993, introduced by Sen. Judy Schwank, D-Berks. Read more

 

Venkat seeks to address disproportionate electronic credit card fees imposed upon health care providers

(Nov 30, 2023)

Venkat’s legislation would prohibit health insurers or their contracted vendors that initiate payments to participating health care providers from requiring the use of an electronic credit card with a fee to transmit payment to the health care provider without the provider’s consent. Read more

 

More than 150 people attend Diwali open house in McCandless

(Nov 22, 2023)

“Through this open house, my staff and I had the opportunity to connect with residents of the 30th Legislative District, inform them about the state services my district office provides, and discuss legislative issues in the community and our commonwealth,” Venkat said in a statement issued Nov. 13. Read more

 

A group of Pa. lawmakers is urging President Biden to protect immigrants

(Nov 21, 2023)

Nearly two dozen Democratic state lawmakers signed on to a letter earlier this month, urging President Joe Biden to employ his executive powers to protect immigrants and their families. Read more

 

Grants available as of Tuesday, Nov. 14

(Nov 14, 2023)

Grants available as of Tuesday, Nov. 14 Read more