Photos from Harrisburg and around the district

Rep. Chris Sainato attends a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing in Pittsburgh to discuss and gather information on affordable housing and rebuilding neighborhoods.

Rep. Chris Sainato attends a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing in Pittsburgh to discuss and gather information on affordable housing and rebuilding neighborhoods.



Sainato Attends House Democratic Policy Committee Hearing

Rep. Chris Sainato attends a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing in Pittsburgh to discuss and gather information on affordable housing and rebuilding neighborhoods.

Rep. Chris Sainato, the Democratic Chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, along with other elected officials, welcomes and honors PA National Guard Deputy Adjutant General, Brigadier General Anthony Carrelli, and members of the PA National Guard as part of National Guard Day in Pennsylvania.

Rep. Chris Sainato, the Democratic Chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, along with other elected officials, welcomes and honors PA National Guard Deputy Adjutant General, Brigadier General Anthony Carrelli, and members of the PA National Guard as part of National Guard Day in Pennsylvania.



National Guard Day in PA

Rep. Chris Sainato, the Democratic Chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, along with other elected officials, welcomes and honors PA National Guard Deputy Adjutant General, Brigadier General Anthony Carrelli, and members of the PA National Guard as part of National Guard Day in Pennsylvania.

Rep. Chris Sainato speaks at the Harrisburg YWCA during a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing on raising the minimum wage.

Rep. Chris Sainato speaks at the Harrisburg YWCA during a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing on raising the minimum wage.



Sainato Calls For Minimum Wage Increase

Rep. Chris Sainato speaks at the Harrisburg YWCA during a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing on raising the minimum wage.

Rep. Chris Sainato attends a House Policy Committee public hearing in Wilkinsburg to hear testimony on the issue of blighted properties in Pennsylvania.

Rep. Chris Sainato attends a House Policy Committee public hearing in Wilkinsburg to hear testimony on the issue of blighted properties in Pennsylvania.



Policy Hearing On Blight

Rep. Chris Sainato attends a House Policy Committee public hearing in Wilkinsburg to hear testimony on the issue of blighted properties in Pennsylvania.

Rep. Chris Sainato attends a House Policy Committee public hearing in Wilkinsburg to hear testimony on the issue of blighted properties in Pennsylvania.

Rep. Chris Sainato attends a House Policy Committee public hearing in Wilkinsburg to hear testimony on the issue of blighted properties in Pennsylvania.



Policy Hearing On Blight

Rep. Chris Sainato attends a House Policy Committee public hearing in Wilkinsburg to hear testimony on the issue of blighted properties in Pennsylvania.

I was excited to speak to the ABATE Rally today, t help stop the texting and driving problem we have in America today. Many people have died, and too many are injured.

I was excited to speak to the ABATE Rally today, t help stop the texting and driving problem we have in America today. Many people have died, and too many are injured.



ABATE Rally

I was excited to speak to the ABATE Rally today, t help stop the texting and driving problem we have in America today. Many people have died, and too many are injured.

Today i stood with many of my fellow Members to oppose breaking my Second Amendment rights, these rights are a firm decision made many years ago to allow me the right of bearing arms to protect myself.

Today i stood with many of my fellow Members to oppose breaking my Second Amendment rights, these rights are a firm decision made many years ago to allow me the right of bearing arms to protect myself.



Second Amendment

Today i stood with many of my fellow Members to oppose breaking my Second Amendment rights, these rights are a firm decision made many years ago to allow me the right of bearing arms to protect myself.

Representative Sainato welcomes people from his district office to visit with him at the Capitol.

Representative Sainato welcomes people from his district office to visit with him at the Capitol.



Friendly Folks

Representative Sainato welcomes people from his district office to visit with him at the Capitol.

Rep. Chris Sainato participates in a Pittsburgh public hearing to discuss the heroin and opioid overdose crisis that is affecting Pennsylvania Communities.

Rep. Chris Sainato participates in a Pittsburgh public hearing to discuss the heroin and opioid overdose crisis that is affecting Pennsylvania Communities.



Opioid Crisis Public Hearing

Rep. Chris Sainato participates in a Pittsburgh public hearing to discuss the heroin and opioid overdose crisis that is affecting Pennsylvania Communities.

Rep. Chris Sainato calls for increased civics education in schools and was joined by state and national leaders in civics education to encourage the Legislature to support House Bill 1858, which would require Pennsylvania high school students to demonstrate a basic understanding of American history and civics as a condition of graduation.

Rep. Chris Sainato calls for increased civics education in schools and was joined by state and national leaders in civics education to encourage the Legislature to support House Bill 1858, which would require Pennsylvania high school students to demonstrate a basic understanding of American history and civics as a condition of graduation.



Sainato Calls for Increased Civics Education in HS

Rep. Chris Sainato calls for increased civics education in schools and was joined by state and national leaders in civics education to encourage the Legislature to support House Bill 1858, which would require Pennsylvania high school students to demonstrate a basic understanding of American history and civics as a condition of graduation.

Rep. Chris Sainato joins the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and other elected officials at a Capitol event commemorating the end of the Vietnam War to honor and thank Pennsylvania veterans and their families for their service and sacrifices.

Rep. Chris Sainato joins the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and other elected officials at a Capitol event commemorating the end of the Vietnam War to honor and thank Pennsylvania veterans and their families for their service and sacrifices.



Sainato Speaks At Vietnam War Event

Rep. Chris Sainato joins the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and other elected officials at a Capitol event commemorating the end of the Vietnam War to honor and thank Pennsylvania veterans and their families for their service and sacrifices.

Rep. Chris Sainato and Rep. Stephen Barrar present a citation to Major General John L. Gronski, the Commander of the 28th Infantry Division of Pennsylvania Army National Guard.

Rep. Chris Sainato and Rep. Stephen Barrar present a citation to Major General John L. Gronski, the Commander of the 28th Infantry Division of Pennsylvania Army National Guard.



Sainato Citation to Commander Gronski

Rep. Chris Sainato and Rep. Stephen Barrar present a citation to Major General John L. Gronski, the Commander of the 28th Infantry Division of Pennsylvania Army National Guard.

Rep. Chris Sainato speaks at a wreath-laying ceremony to commemorate and remember veterans and fallen officers.

Rep. Chris Sainato speaks at a wreath-laying ceremony to commemorate and remember veterans and fallen officers.



Sainato Speaks At Wreath Ceremony

Rep. Chris Sainato speaks at a wreath-laying ceremony to commemorate and remember veterans and fallen officers.

Rep. Chris Sainato is pictured with a group from St. Vitus school while attending their carnival.

Rep. Chris Sainato is pictured with a group from St. Vitus school while attending their carnival.



Sainato Attends St. Vitus School Carnival

Rep. Chris Sainato is pictured with a group from St. Vitus school while attending their carnival.

Rep. Chris Sainato and some of his House colleagues tour the PA State Fire Academy.

Rep. Chris Sainato and some of his House colleagues tour the PA State Fire Academy.



Sainato Tours PA State Fire Academy

Rep. Chris Sainato and some of his House colleagues tour the PA State Fire Academy.

Rep. Chris Sainato is pictured with Major General James R. Joseph, The Adjutant General of the Pennsylvania National Guard, and other members of the states National Guard.

Rep. Chris Sainato is pictured with Major General James R. Joseph, The Adjutant General of the Pennsylvania National Guard, and other members of the states National Guard.



Sainato With National Guard Members

Rep. Chris Sainato is pictured with Major General James R. Joseph, The Adjutant General of the Pennsylvania National Guard, and other members of the states National Guard.

Rep. Chris Sainato and a group of House colleagues welcome Army General Frank Grass to Harrisburg.  Gen. Grass serves as 27th Chief of the National Guard Bureau.

Rep. Chris Sainato and a group of House colleagues welcome Army General Frank Grass to Harrisburg. Gen. Grass serves as 27th Chief of the National Guard Bureau.



Sainato Welcomes Gen. Grass to Harrisburg

Rep. Chris Sainato and a group of House colleagues welcome Army General Frank Grass to Harrisburg. Gen. Grass serves as 27th Chief of the National Guard Bureau.

Rep. Chris Sainato is pictured with the Neshannock Lancers championship football team.

Rep. Chris Sainato is pictured with the Neshannock Lancers championship football team.



Sainato Congratulates Football Champs

Rep. Chris Sainato is pictured with the Neshannock Lancers championship football team.

Rep. Sainato speaking at the state Capitol during an event commemorating the 43rd anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War.

Rep. Sainato speaking at the state Capitol during an event commemorating the 43rd anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War.



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Rep. Sainato speaking at the state Capitol during an event commemorating the 43rd anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War.

State Rep. Chris Sainato and Major Gen. James Joseph, acting adjutant general of the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, helped the Disabled American Veterans Transportation Network dedicate new vans for use by DAV volunteers to assist Pennsylvania veterans in getting to medical appointments and facilities.

State Rep. Chris Sainato and Major Gen. James Joseph, acting adjutant general of the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, helped the Disabled American Veterans Transportation Network dedicate new vans for use by DAV volunteers to assist Pennsylvania veterans in getting to medical appointments and facilities.



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State Rep. Chris Sainato and Major Gen. James Joseph, acting adjutant general of the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, helped the Disabled American Veterans Transportation Network dedicate new vans for use by DAV volunteers to assist Pennsylvania veterans in getting to medical appointments and facilities.

Rep. Sainato speaks during a rally held by Alliance of Bikers Aimed Toward Education (ABATE) at the state Capitol.

Rep. Sainato speaks during a rally held by Alliance of Bikers Aimed Toward Education (ABATE) at the state Capitol.



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Rep. Sainato speaks during a rally held by Alliance of Bikers Aimed Toward Education (ABATE) at the state Capitol.

Rep. Sainato greets Miranda Nichols of New Castle, the 2014 Distinguished Young Woman of Pennsylvania, in the House of Representatives. He presented Amanda with a citation after congratulating her for winning the competition. Amanda will represent Pennsylvania at the national finals, which will be held in Mobile, Ala., in June.

Rep. Sainato greets Miranda Nichols of New Castle, the 2014 Distinguished Young Woman of Pennsylvania, in the House of Representatives. He presented Amanda with a citation after congratulating her for winning the competition. Amanda will represent Pennsylvania at the national finals, which will be held in Mobile, Ala., in June.



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Rep. Sainato greets Miranda Nichols of New Castle, the 2014 Distinguished Young Woman of Pennsylvania, in the House of Representatives. He presented Amanda with a citation after congratulating her for winning the competition. Amanda will represent Pennsylvania at the national finals, which will be held in Mobile, Ala., in June.

Rep. Sainato paricipates in First Baptist Church Sportsman Night Out.

Rep. Sainato paricipates in First Baptist Church Sportsman Night Out.



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Rep. Sainato paricipates in First Baptist Church Sportsman Night Out.

Rep. Sainato leads a rally to mark the passage of his legislation that urges Congress to exempt National Guard military technicians from furloughs caused by automatic budget cuts, also known as sequestration.

Rep. Sainato leads a rally to mark the passage of his legislation that urges Congress to exempt National Guard military technicians from furloughs caused by automatic budget cuts, also known as sequestration.



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Rep. Sainato leads a rally to mark the passage of his legislation that urges Congress to exempt National Guard military technicians from furloughs caused by automatic budget cuts, also known as sequestration.

Congratulations to the New Castle Christian Academy Archery Team on their state championship.

Congratulations to the New Castle Christian Academy Archery Team on their state championship.



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Congratulations to the New Castle Christian Academy Archery Team on their state championship.

Rep. Sainato visits the New Castle Playhouse Mini Stars before the Relay for Life.

Rep. Sainato visits the New Castle Playhouse Mini Stars before the Relay for Life.



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Rep. Sainato visits the New Castle Playhouse Mini Stars before the Relay for Life.

Rep. Sainato particpates in the Parkside Memorial Day weekend ceremony.

Rep. Sainato particpates in the Parkside Memorial Day weekend ceremony.



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Rep. Sainato particpates in the Parkside Memorial Day weekend ceremony.

Rep. Sainato visits the Pulaski Township Fire Department on Memorial Day weekend.

Rep. Sainato visits the Pulaski Township Fire Department on Memorial Day weekend.



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Rep. Sainato visits the Pulaski Township Fire Department on Memorial Day weekend.

June 14, 2011 was “National Guard Day” in Pennsylvania, commemorating the 256th anniversary of Pennsylvania’s first laws providing for a militia. Pictured from left are Major Gen.
Wesley E. Craig, the adjutant general; Myer Kurgan, a resident of Delaware Valley Veterans Home and honor guard member; Rep. Sainato; PNG Command
Chief Warrant Officer Master Sgt. Renee Chikotas, Pennsylvania Air National Guard Honor Guard member of the year; Sgt. First Class Dana Graham,Pennsylvania
Army National Guard soldier of the year; and CommandSgt. Major Chip Gilliland, PNG Command Sergeant Major.

June 14, 2011 was “National Guard Day” in Pennsylvania, commemorating the 256th anniversary of Pennsylvania’s first laws providing for a militia. Pictured from left are Major Gen. Wesley E. Craig, the adjutant general; Myer Kurgan, a resident of Delaware Valley Veterans Home and honor guard member; Rep. Sainato; PNG Command Chief Warrant Officer Master Sgt. Renee Chikotas, Pennsylvania Air National Guard Honor Guard member of the year; Sgt. First Class Dana Graham,Pennsylvania Army National Guard soldier of the year; and CommandSgt. Major Chip Gilliland, PNG Command Sergeant Major.



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June 14, 2011 was “National Guard Day” in Pennsylvania, commemorating the 256th anniversary of Pennsylvania’s first laws providing for a militia. Pictured from left are Major Gen. Wesley E. Craig, the adjutant general; Myer Kurgan, a resident of Delaware Valley Veterans Home and honor guard member; Rep. Sainato; PNG Command Chief Warrant Officer Master Sgt. Renee Chikotas, Pennsylvania Air National Guard Honor Guard member of the year; Sgt. First Class Dana Graham,Pennsylvania Army National Guard soldier of the year; and CommandSgt. Major Chip Gilliland, PNG Command Sergeant Major.

Rep. Sainato leads a House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committtee tour of Limerick Generating Station to learn about its safety proceedures.

Rep. Sainato leads a House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committtee tour of Limerick Generating Station to learn about its safety proceedures.



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Rep. Sainato leads a House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committtee tour of Limerick Generating Station to learn about its safety proceedures.

Rep. Sainato is joined by his mother at the state Capitol while taking the oath of office for a ninth term.

Rep. Sainato is joined by his mother at the state Capitol while taking the oath of office for a ninth term.



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Rep. Sainato is joined by his mother at the state Capitol while taking the oath of office for a ninth term.

Rep. Sainato taking the oath of office for a ninth term.

Rep. Sainato taking the oath of office for a ninth term.



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Rep. Sainato taking the oath of office for a ninth term.

State Rep. Chris Sainato hosted an event honoring Korean War veterans and family members of veterans in the 9th Legislative District.  Participants each received a citation from the state House of Representatives and medal honoring their service to the country. The ceremony was held at American Legion Post 343 in New Castle.

State Rep. Chris Sainato hosted an event honoring Korean War veterans and family members of veterans in the 9th Legislative District. Participants each received a citation from the state House of Representatives and medal honoring their service to the country. The ceremony was held at American Legion Post 343 in New Castle.



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State Rep. Chris Sainato hosted an event honoring Korean War veterans and family members of veterans in the 9th Legislative District. Participants each received a citation from the state House of Representatives and medal honoring their service to the country. The ceremony was held at American Legion Post 343 in New Castle.

State Reps. Chris Sainato (pictured at left) and Jaret Gibbons (at far right) hosted an event honoring Korean War veterans and family members of veterans in the 9th Legislative District. The participants each received a citation from the state House of Representatives and medal honoring their service to the country. The ceremony was held at the American Legion Post 343 in New Castle.

State Reps. Chris Sainato (pictured at left) and Jaret Gibbons (at far right) hosted an event honoring Korean War veterans and family members of veterans in the 9th Legislative District. The participants each received a citation from the state House of Representatives and medal honoring their service to the country. The ceremony was held at the American Legion Post 343 in New Castle.



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State Reps. Chris Sainato (pictured at left) and Jaret Gibbons (at far right) hosted an event honoring Korean War veterans and family members of veterans in the 9th Legislative District. The participants each received a citation from the state House of Representatives and medal honoring their service to the country. The ceremony was held at the American Legion Post 343 in New Castle.

Swearing-in ceremony. Jan. 6, 2014