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Bullock commends budget proposal, looks forward to working with Gov. Wolf

Bullock Fights for Lead-Free Water

(Mar 22, 2016)

In the wake of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, Pa. state Rep. Donna Bullock, D-Phila, on March 22, 2016 discusses the importance of new legislation aimed at protecting Pennsylvanians from potential lead contamination from aging paint and water pipes. Read more


Bullock: Diverse Workforce Benefits Everyone

(Mar 03, 2016)

Pa. state Rep. Donna Bullock has been asking the management of Pennsylvania departments and agencies during state budget hearings about the hiring of women and minorities. Bullock believes Pennsylvania needs to be a model for public and private sector hiring by having a workforce the reflects the population of the people they serve. Read more


Bullock Inquires About Urban Air Quality

(Mar 02, 2016)

Pa. state Rep. Donna Bullock talked with Pennsylvania Department of Environment Protection Secretary John Quigley about the current status of air quality, especially in urban areas like Philadelphia. Read more


Bullock Urges Transit Access for All

(Mar 01, 2016)

Pa. state Rep. Donna Bullock questions Department of Transportation Secretary Leslie Richards about making all public transit stations handicap accessible and the current diversity in the workforce in the Department of Transportation. Read more


Property Tax/Rent Rebate forms available at my office

(Feb 15, 2016)

Forms for Pennsylvania’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program for the 2015 tax year are available at my district office – and my staff is ready to help you file yours for free ! The rebate program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians 65 or older, widows and widowers 50 or older, and people with disabilities 18 or older. The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters. Half of Social Security income is excluded and the maximum standard rebate is $650. Claimants must reapply for rebates every year because they are based on annual income and property taxes or rent paid each year. Spouses, personal representatives or estates may file rebate claims on behalf of deceased claimants who lived at least one day in 2015 and meet all other eligibility criteria. The oft-extended deadline to apply for a rebate on property taxes or rent paid in 2015 is June 30, 2016, and the rebates normally are distributed by the Deparment of Revenue beginning July 1. So, the sooner you file, the sooner you will receive your money. Read more


Bullock appointed to House Appropriations Committee

(Feb 10, 2016)

State Rep. Donna Bullock, D-Phila., was appointed to the House Appropriations Committee today. Bullock also serves on the Aging & Older Adult Services, Liquor Control, State Government and Policy committees. "It’s a tremendous honor and privilege to be named to the Appropriations Committee, and I look forward to working with new colleagues to help get Pennsylvania out of this budget deadlock," she said. "I’m pleased to have the trust of my caucus leadership to undertake this important role." Read more


Moms Clean Air Force: Interview with Rep. Bullock

(Feb 08, 2016)

This is a Moms Clean Air Force exclusive interview with Pennsylvania State Representative Donna Bullock: Read more


Women's Law Project: I Want to Believe We Can Achieve Equal Pay in Pennsylvania: Bullock

(Jan 29, 2016)

Today is the seventh anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. As we reflect on the progress made toward equal pay and how far we still need to go to achieve it, we are pleased to welcome Rep. Donna Bullock as a guest writer. Read more


Turkey giveaway is 3 p.m. Tuesday in Strawberry Mansion

(Nov 23, 2015)

State Rep. Donna Bullock, D-Phila., announced today that the Strawberry Mansion Neighborhood Action Center will be giving out turkeys and trimmings at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24 at the Strawberry Mansion NAC office, 2829 W. Diamond St. Bullock will be in Harrisburg for House session, but representatives from her office will be on hand to assist anyone with state-related matters and help hand out more than 100 turkeys. Read more


Bullock: Police Protection Bill Too Vague

(Nov 18, 2015)

Pa. state Rep. Donna Bullock says a measure aimed to protect police officers involved in a shooting from having their names publicly released is too vague in how it would be enforced and could end up hurting victims and their families. Read more


Bullock Fights to Preserve Historic University

(Nov 10, 2015)

Pa. state Rep. Donna Bullock is joined by hundreds of students to demand the Commonwealth do more to help Cheyney University – America’s oldest historically Black institution of higher education – as it struggles to survive in a time of budget crisis and faltering student enrollment. Read more


Bullock: End Youth Homelessness

(Oct 26, 2015)

Pa. state Rep. Donna Bullock supports H.R. 544, which brings awareness to the growing problem of youth homelessness in the commonwealth. Bullock says she knows firsthand the negative effects homelessness can have on young children, and more needs to be done to make sure our children have consistency both at home and at school. H.R. 544 names Nov. 2 through 6 as “Pennsylvania Education for Youth Experiencing Homelessness Awareness Week” and Nov. 6, 2015 as “Red Shirt Day” in Pa. Read more


‘Meet the Blind Month’ activities include eye exams

(Oct 19, 2015)

State Rep. Donna Bullock will join Will’s Eye Hospital’s mobile team from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, at Blaine Elementary School to provide free eye exams to students. The school visit was organized as part of “Meet the Blind Month” and “White Cane Safety Day” and is modeled after Will's Eye's upcoming “Give Kids Sight Day” and other school outreach programs, said Bullock, D-Philadelphia. Read more


Bullock: Support Blind & Visually Impaired Pennsylvanians

(Oct 07, 2015)

Pa. state Rep. Donna Bullock thanks the House of Representatives for their unanimous support of her House Resolution designating Meet the Blind Month and White Cane Safety Day in Pennsylvania. Read more


Bullock: Compromise plan offered best chance for rising tide in Pa.

(Oct 07, 2015)

State Rep. Donna Bullock, D-Phila., released the following statement regarding her vote in favor of a compromise tax plan today in the House: “We lawmakers have heard all along from our constituents that they want to see compromise, cooperation, new ideas and, ultimately, answers for the mess Pennsylvania is in. We responded today by putting forth such a plan in an attempt to bring seniors tax relief, to put money into our schools and to restore funding to human-service agencies – all things Pennsylvanians have been asking for. Read more


Bullock: End Female Genital Mutilation

(Oct 06, 2015)

Pa. state Rep. Donna Bullock says that the practice of female genital mutilation is a scourge that afflicts an alarming amount of girls and women born in America. A study released this year estimates that up to 507,000 women and girls living in the U.S. are at risk of or have undergone some form of genital mutilation. Bullock was speaking at a news conference in the State Capitol in support of Pa. House Bill 135, which would banish the practice of female genital mutilation in Pennsylvania. Read more


Bullock: Help Those in Need

(Sep 09, 2015)

Pa. state Rep. Donna Bullock says it's time to restore funding cuts to the critical human service programs that help people with mental illness and intellectual disabilities, the homeless, and those looking for jobs. After years of budget cuts, Bullock says it's time for Republicans to give these programs the funding they need to help all those who need it for the long run. Read more


Bullock: Ready To Serve

(Aug 25, 2015)

Pa. state Rep. Donna Bullock was sworn in as a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and outlines her priorities in her new role in state government. Read more


Bullock sworn in to state House of Representatives

(Aug 25, 2015)

State Rep. Donna Bullock, D-Philadelphia, was sworn in to the House of Representatives today, beginning her first term as a legislator. She was one of four members sworn in today to the 198th Pennsylvania General Assembly. Bullock won a special election August 11 to represent the 195th Legislative District. Read more