Republicans vote to kill emergency assistance

House Bill 33 will leave our most vulnerable Pennsylvanians without crucial assistance, which is why I voted against it. The bill would eliminate the modest emergency funds — typically less than $205 per month — paid to more than 11,000 people. These citizens, including veterans who were wounded in service to our country and pregnant women, count on this assistance to make ends meet. HB 33 robs them of that security.