Bringing Awareness to Infertility; Shred event tomorrow

Dear Neighbor,
 
I spoke on the House Floor this week about an issue that many families face, but few talk about - infertility. One in eight women have trouble getting pregnant, and I was among them.
 
After my diagnosis of unexplained infertility, I was lucky to be able to undergo treatment and eventually have my son, now a healthy 7-year-old. But all families don’t get that result, and it can be a heartbreaking, stressful and expensive experience.
 
I introduced House Resolution 253, which passed unanimously, to designate Infertility Awareness Week in Pennsylvania and to let women and families struggling with infertility know they are not alone. Hear more in my remarks below. 
 
Fighting to protect public health and safety
 
This week, we fought back on a package of bills that would roll back commonsense regulations to protect our air, our water, worker people and our kids. 
 
Four of the bills passed narrowly, despite our efforts, but we were able to defeat one, H.B. 1055, which would have created a “repealer” office that could have demanded the repeal of any regulation or rule that corporate special interests want gone.
 
The votes were a lot closer than when we fought these same bills last session, and that’s a testament to the fact that voters chose to send more pro-environment legislators to Harrisburg last year. Hear more in the video.
 
PA joins the U.S. Climate Alliance
 
I stood with Gov. Tom Wolf as he announced that Pennsylvania would join the U.S. Climate Alliance, showing that our state is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and fighting climate change.
 
I’ve been pushing for PA to join the Climate Alliance for almost two years, but my resolution from last session to urge Pennsylvania to join the Climate Alliance was deemed controversial by the Speaker of the House and sent to a committee, where it never got a vote. If the legislature won’t act, I’m glad the governor did. Hear more in the video below.
 
 Fighting for Clean Water
 
Our fight against bad regulatory “reform” bills this week reinforced how important it is that we stand up for our environment.
 
A day after we stopped H.B. 1055 on the floor by two votes, the Speaker announced a motion to reconsider (which means they can revote the bill at any time), so we must remain vigilant. I joined environmental groups on Wednesday to stand up for clean water. Hear my remarks below.
 
Free shred event TOMORROW
 
Around the District
On Saturday, I was honored to join Springfield Township for their Loyalty Day celebration to recognize first responders, who selflessly devote themselves to assuring the safety of their fellow citizens. Congratulations to honorees Officer Dennis McPartland, Jr., Firefighter James Jardine and EMT William Murphy.  


On Sunday, I joined VFW Post 928 in Folsom for their beautiful Loyalty Day celebration to recognize Robert McGarry for his service. I am always pleased to celebrate those individuals who, through service to our country, have upheld the principles and traditions set forth by the forefathers of this great nation.
On Thursday, the 2019 Partners in Education Celebration honored a variety of people including the all of the Delco Hi-Q Students who competed during the 2018-2019 season. Special congratulations to these students who were named to the All-Delco Hi-Q Team: Eric Tao, Strath Haven High School; Justin Gambrill, Ridley High School; and Tommy Christaldi, Sun Valley High School.
This event, hosted by the Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union Foundation and the Delaware County Intermediate Unit, also recognized 20 recipients of the Delaware County Excellence in Teach Awards. Congratulations to Michele Raucci of Pennell Elementary in the Penn-Delco School District; Brooke Wilkins of Strath Haven Middle School in the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District; and Brian Thompson of Ridley High School in the Ridley School District.
 
Thank you, firefighters

Saturday is International Firefighters Day. I offer a huge thank you to those who serve our communities and risk their lives to keep us safe!
 
Sincerely,
Rep. Leanne Krueger
161st District, Delaware County

 
 
Senior Breakfast in Brookhaven – May 16
Seniors are invited to join us for a free breakfast in Brookhaven on Thursday, May 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
 
Call my office at 610-534-6880, or email RepKrueger@pahouse.net to sign up!
 
Save the Date: Veterans Expo June 7
The Coatesville VA Medical Center and St. James Alumni Association will host a Veterans Information and Enrollment Expo from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, June 7 at St. James Alumni’s “The Doghouse,” 1499 E. 9th St. in Eddystone. Veterans can register for VA health care on site.
 
Click here for more information.