DeLissio’s legislative office focused on service

(Jun 01, 2018)

PHILADELPHIA, June 1 – State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., reminds constituents of the 194 th Legislative District of the important services her district office provides to the community. “My role as your state representative is to ensure that constituents of the 194th are represented in the lawmaking process in Harrisburg,” DeLissio said. “The laws that are passed – or not passed – affect our everyday lives. The lawmaking process may appear straightforward but in reality the process can take many twists and turns, and I am as vigilant as possible to ensure that the interests of the 194 th are well represented. "While my focus is on being the best legislator I can be, my district staff strive to be the best at delivering constituent services. We strive to provide a welcoming, informative, and pleasant experience to help constituents with Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program applications, birth and death certificates, PennDOT forms, SEPTA Key ID photos and checking for unclaimed property through the Pennsylvania Department of Treasury, along with other services. “For example, my office interacts with the state Department of Human Services (DHS) regularly. We work closely with the County Assistance Offices that serve the 194th to facilitate communication and the documentation required to participate in the programs administered by DHS. Some of our most satisfying work is when we can resolve complex issues and Read more

 

DeLissio: $986,715 grant awarded to support Phase III of the City Avenue Project

(May 17, 2018)

State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., announced that the City Avenue Special Services District was awarded a $986,715 grant to help fund Phase III of the City Avenue Project. Read more

 

DeLissio: $1 million grant awarded for Manayunk Canal preservation in Philadelphia

(May 17, 2018)

State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., announced today the Manayunk Canal was awarded a $1 million grant that will help to restore the lower locks of the canal located near Lock Street. Read more

 

DeLissio announces 73rd Town Hall to discuss Government Reform

(May 04, 2018)

PHILADELPHIA, May 4 – State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., will hold her 73 rd Town Hall at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 17 in the Abbottsford Community Center, located at 3226 McMichael St. Street parking is available and location is on bus route 52 and R. DeLissio’s discussion will focus on government reforms and questions about whether the reforms are a power struggle between the legislative and executive branches of government. "The House recently passed a package of Government Reform bills. I think it is important to understand the intent of these bills and why I am concerned they could have a negative impact on citizens,” DeLissio said. "Constituent input and feedback is important to me, and I look forward to hearing from those who attend. I am always thrilled to see familiar faces and to welcome new ones. Your comments, questions and voice matter to me.” Constituents from all parts of the 194th are welcome to attend. More information can be obtained by calling DeLissio’s office at (215) 482-8726 or on her website at www.pahouse.com/DeLissio . ### Read more

 

DeLissio concerned about process to add work requirement for Medicaid enrollees

(Apr 20, 2018)

State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., said that she voted against H.B. 2138 on Tuesday because of the lack of any meaningful process that brought the bill to a House vote and because it could unnecessarily cause covered citizens to periodically lose their health care.The legislation passed with a vote of 115-80. “The able-bodied citizens who the bill refers to are individuals who receive their health care through Medicaid, many of whom are now covered due to Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act,” DeLissio said. Read more

 

DeLissio on Redistricting and MA Work Requirements at Town Hall on April 25

(Apr 20, 2018)

State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., will hold her 72nd Town Hall at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 25 in the Cathedral Auditorium at Cathedral Village, located at 600 E. Cathedral Road."I look forward to providing an update on our efforts to curtail gerrymandering in our state and new developments from an amendment that gutted and replaced vital language from H.B. 722," DeLissio said. "There is still much advocacy and work to be done to ensure that an independent redistricting commission is put in place to draw legislative district boundaries instead of partisan elected officials drawing those boundaries. Read more

 

DeLissio to offer FREE document shredding event April 28

(Apr 19, 2018)

State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio will hold a free shredding event for constituents to safely dispose of confidential, unwanted documents. Read more

 

DeLissio says H.B. 722 gut-and-replace move is why we need an independent redistricting commission

(Apr 13, 2018)

State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., said she voted Wednesday against a move that removed language from H.B. 722, the redistricting reform bill set to establish an Independent Redistricting Commission. Read more

 

DeLissio attends Policy Committee hearing to examine healthy food options and dairy industry

(Apr 06, 2018)

State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., attended a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing held at the request of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus and Congressman Dwight Evans, D-Phila., on the importance and challenges of increasing access to healthy food options and dairy in various communities throughout Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Daley, DeLissio to host free document shredding event April 14

(Apr 03, 2018)

HARRISBURG, April 3 – State Reps. Pamela A. DeLissio and Mary Jo Daley will co-host a free document shredding event for their constituents from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 14, in the magisterial district court parking lot at 925 Montgomery Ave., Narberth 19072. The event will be held rain or shine, and all shredding will occur on site. The paper will be recycled. There is a limit of four banker boxes or grocery bags per household. "Safe disposal of documents with personal information is one of the best defenses against identity theft,” said DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila. "Shredding is a great way to dispose of unneeded paper in an environmentally friendly way, and I am happy to offer this service to my constituents,” said Daley, D-Montgomery. Read more

 

DeLissio votes against bill to reduce size of state legislature without nonpartisan redistricting process

(Mar 15, 2018)

PHILADELPHIA, March 15 – State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., said she voted against H.B. 153 on Tuesday because the legislation did not include language to ensure a nonpartisan redistricting process, in addition to other reasons. The legislation passed with a vote of 109-80. The current method for redistricting, which takes place every 10 years after the census, uses a highly partisan method for redrawing state House and state Senate legislative district boundaries, DeLissio said. H.B. 153 would reduce the size of the House of Representatives from 203 to 153 members. The downsizing that would occur under the bill would necessitate decisions about which districts to eliminate, something not addressed in the bill currently, she added. The bill would further impact urban and rural areas by diluting representation for those areas. “The current process for redrawing legislative district boundaries is controlled by the legislative leadership, which historically has created maps for partisan political purposes,” DeLissio said. “The end result is usually an incumbent-protection plan that makes many districts safe and therefore, non-competitive. “If the commonwealth were to be divided into larger districts, many Pennsylvanians could find it challenging to receive the level and quality of representation they deserve. I am apprehensive of any plan that would result in citizens receiving less-than-adequate service from Read more

 

DeLissio to host SEPTA Key Senior Photo ID Card event March 28

(Mar 09, 2018)

PHILADELPHIA, March 9 – State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., will host a free SEPTA Key Senior Photo ID Card event to help seniors in the 194th Legislative District obtain their ID card to use for SEPTA travel. The event will take place from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 28 at DeLissio’s district office, 6511 Ridge Ave. This event is in addition to the weekly SEPTA photo appointments that the office has been hosting since August 2016. This is by appointment only for residents of the 194 th who are 65 or older and have yet to get their SEPTA Key ID photo taken. Those constituents can call the district office at 215-482-8726 . In collaboration with SEPTA, many legislators’ district offices are assisting with the rollout of the SEPTA Key Senior ID Cards by taking photos and sending the information to SEPTA. SEPTA processes the ID cards and then mails the card directly to residents a few weeks later. “My staff is known for their fun and painless photo ops, as we have been providing this constituent service to ensure a smooth and efficient experience,” DeLissio said. “Our office has taken well over 2,400 photos so far, and we look forward to many more!” To participate, seniors must bring at least one appropriate form of identification including, but not limited to: a birth certificate, Pennsylvania driver’s license, passport, or a statement of age verification from the U.S. Social Security Read more

 

Does size really matter? DeLissio to discuss H.B. 153 at Town Hall on March 19

(Mar 09, 2018)

PHILADELPHIA, March 9 – State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., will hold her 71st Town Hall at 7 p.m. Monday, March 19 in the Community Room at Falls Ridge, located at 4349 Ridge Ave. DeLissio will continue the discussion that began at her 70 th Town Hall, which focused on the governor’s budget proposal and the legislature’s budget process, and discuss H.B. 153, a constitutional amendment to reduce the size of the House chamber in the state legislature. “The topic of H.B.153, whether or not size matters when it comes to our state legislature, was on our agenda for last month’s town hall but due to such vigorous dialogue on the budget process and the congressional redistricting remedial map, we ran out of time,” DeLissio said. “I look forward to updating constituents on where we are in the budget process after House Appropriations Committee hearings ended this week. We will also discuss the potential impacts of H.B. 153 if it were to be passed and enacted. “We will also review the status of a number of bills that have been introduced on gun safety. “Speaking with my constituents energizes me. Constituent input and feedback is important to me, and I look forward to hearing from those who participate. As always, I am happy to take your questions about state policy and discuss your concerns.” More information can be obtained by calling DeLissio’s office at (215) 482-8726 . Read more

 

DeLissio to discuss budget process at her 70th Town Hall on Feb. 22

(Feb 02, 2018)

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 2 – State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., will hold her 70th Town Hall at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22 in the Bala Cynwyd Library’s second-floor community room, 131 Old Lancaster Road. DeLissio will follow up on her 69 th Town Hall, which focused on the problems with the budget process, and will discuss the governor’s budget address, which will be delivered Tuesday, Feb. 6, in Harrisburg. “I look forward to providing an important update on the governor’s address,” DeLissio said. “We will also discuss why I believe that the budget process needs to change. “We also will review the impact of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s decision on congressional redistricting and H.B. 153, a constitutional amendment to reduce the size of the House chamber of the legislature. “As always, I am happy to take your questions about state policy and discuss your concerns. “Speaking with my constituents energizes me. Constituent input and feedback is important to me, and I look forward to hearing from those who participate.” More information can be obtained by calling DeLissio’s office at (215) 482-8726 . Read more

 

DeLissio supports decision to redraw congressional maps

(Jan 26, 2018)

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 26 – State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., commended the state Supreme Court’s ruling this week that the boundaries of Pennsylvania’s 18 congressional districts were drawn to unfairly favor one party over another and are therefore unconstitutional, a practice commonly referred to as gerrymandering. The state Supreme Court has directed the legislature to redraw the maps and submit them to the governor no later than Feb. 9, with the governor reporting to the court by Feb. 15. If those events do not occur in a timely fashion, the court will intervene to ensure maps are produced in time for the May 18 primary. “ Citizens just need to look at some of those maps to understand that they were egregiously drawn in many of those districts,” DeLissio said. “The court clearly agrees that the maps as currently drawn do favor one political class over another and must be redrawn to ensure that voters choose their representatives and not the other way around.” On Thursday, proponents of the current map asked the U.S. Supreme Court to stop the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s decision on the basis that the decision violates a clause that allows state legislatures to manage congressional redistricting. DeLissio also pointed out that while this decision impacts federal districts, gerrymandering also has affected our state Senate and our state House districts, leaving more work to be done to ensure Read more

 

DeLissio to discuss the budget process at her 69th January 20 town hall

(Jan 05, 2018)

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 5 – State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., will hold her 69th town hall meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20 in Roxborough Memorial Hospital’s Wolcoff Auditorium, 5800 Ridge Ave. DeLissio will discuss the failure of the current state budget and how the current presidential administration is impacting state policy. “I will share my thoughts on how the budget process must change for the good of all citizens. We need to stop using funny money,” DeLissio said. “The governor’s address is on February 6 th and it will be interesting to hear his priorities and discuss what folks anticipate. “Join me for this candid conversation about what’s happening in Harrisburg and how it impacts our daily lives here at home. As always, I am happy to take your questions about state policies and discuss your concerns. “Speaking with my constituents energizes me. Constituent input and feedback is important to me, and I look forward to hearing from those who participate.” More information can be obtained by calling DeLissio’s office at (215) 482-8726 . Read more

 

DeLissio to host Annual Holiday Open House on Thursday, Dec. 7

(Nov 17, 2017)

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 17 – State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio will hold her Annual Holiday Open House from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7 in her district office, 6511 Ridge Avenue. Constituents of the 194 th Legislative District will be treated to light refreshments and comradery with staff, neighbors and friends. “ Our open houses are lively and fun, with neighbors and friends coming in and checking out what the legislature is doing in Harrisburg and making sure I know what they think of our policy priorities,” she said. “It is also an opportunity to ask questions and interact with me and staff, who can share information on state services and how we can best assist you. “You also will have the opportunity to find out if the Pennsylvania Treasury has any unclaimed property for you, enter a drawing for a day of shadowing me in Harrisburg, and post a favorite location in the 194th Legislative District on the ‘brag wall.’” This year, sweets will be made by students in the culinary arts program at Mercy Career & Technical High School located at 29 th and Allegheny. “We enjoy taking this opportunity to showcase the culinary arts talents of students attending school in the 194 th ,” DeLissio said. Although not necessary, DeLissio said it would be helpful for attendees planning to attend to RSVP to her office. To RSVP or obtain more information, constituents can call DeLissio’s office at Read more

 

DeLissio to host Annual Holiday Open House on Thursday, Dec. 7

(Nov 17, 2017)

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 17 – State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio will hold her Annual Holiday Open House from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7 in her district office, 6511 Ridge Avenue. Constituents of the 194 th Legislative District will be treated to light refreshments and comradery with staff, neighbors and friends. “ Our open houses are lively and fun, with neighbors and friends coming in and checking out what the legislature is doing in Harrisburg and making sure I know what they think of our policy priorities,” she said. “It is also an opportunity to ask questions and interact with me and staff, who can share information on state services and how we can best assist you. “You also will have the opportunity to find out if the Pennsylvania Treasury has any unclaimed property for you, enter a drawing for a day of shadowing me in Harrisburg, and post a favorite location in the 194th Legislative District on the ‘brag wall.’” This year, sweets will be made by students in the culinary arts program at Mercy Career & Technical High School located at 29 th and Allegheny. “We enjoy taking this opportunity to showcase the culinary arts talents of students attending school in the 194 th ,” DeLissio said. Although not necessary, DeLissio said it would be helpful for attendees planning to attend to RSVP to her office. To RSVP or obtain more information, constituents can call DeLissio’s office at Read more

 

DeLissio: We are rolling the dice with our state budget

(Nov 16, 2017)

Over the past several years there have been a few attempts to expand gaming in the commonwealth. No bill had made it successfully through both chambers and to the governor’s desk until H.B. 271. The revenue gap of over $1.5 billion was the impetus to craft a bill that could provide some recurring revenue for the state, since so many of my colleagues are averse to considering raising any type of tax. For example, the personal income tax was last raised in 2004, and we still do not have a severance tax on Marcellus Shale. H.B. 271 is what I refer to as an “everything and the kitchen sink” bill. Where previous bills addressed one or, maybe two, gaming topics, this legislation includes no less than seven different gaming-related expansions and was over 900 pages long. It is not possible to cover all of the details in this commentary; if you have an interest in learning more, please contact your state representative or state senator. Here is my brief rundown of H.B. 271. Currently, Pennsylvania does not regulate fantasy sports although many of our citizens participate in these ventures today. Fantasy sports occurs online and like the lottery, you only need to be 18 to play. H.B. 271 now brings fantasy sports betting into the legalized gaming fold. Interactive gaming (iGaming) permits the casinos to conduct online gaming. iGaming includes slots, poker and table games. The minimum age to play is 21. Again, our citizens are currently participating in Read more

 

DeLissio to host Policy Pow-Wow on sexual harassment, assault Wednesday

(Nov 09, 2017)

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 9 – State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio will host a Policy Pow-Wow to discuss sexual harassment and sexual assault at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, in her district office at 6511 Ridge Ave. The emergence of the #metoo hashtag on social media was to give people a sense of the magnitude of this issue and the conversation for the "Pam’s Policy Pow-Wow" will focus on the prevalence of such behaviors in the workplace. Attendance is limited to 25 participants. Those interested in attending should call 215-482-8726 or email RepDeLissio@pahouse.com to make a reservation. The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission will be discussed as a resource for assistance. The PAHRC, created by the state Human Relations Act, serves to create, implement and enforce statewide policy relating to sexual harassment and assault in the workplace. “I am facilitating this discussion to gather input from all constituents, but also from those who may be the victims of sexual assault or harassment,” said DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila. A moderator with extensive corporate human resources experience will be in attendance. DeLissio has held a series of Policy Pow-Wows covering a wide range of topics for in-depth conversations with her constituents. All of the previous discussions have provided a range of input and opinion, clearly reflecting the diversity of the district, she said. This is her sixth Pow-Wow. Read more

 

DeLissio’s legislative office focused on service
Jun 01, 2018

DeLissio: $986,715 grant awarded to support Phase III of the City Avenue Project
May 17, 2018

DeLissio: $1 million grant awarded for Manayunk Canal preservation in Philadelphia
May 17, 2018

DeLissio announces 73rd Town Hall to discuss Government Reform
May 04, 2018

DeLissio concerned about process to add work requirement for Medicaid enrollees
Apr 20, 2018

DeLissio on Redistricting and MA Work Requirements at Town Hall on April 25
Apr 20, 2018

DeLissio to offer FREE document shredding event April 28
Apr 19, 2018

DeLissio says H.B. 722 gut-and-replace move is why we need an independent redistricting commission
Apr 13, 2018

DeLissio attends Policy Committee hearing to examine healthy food options and dairy industry
Apr 06, 2018

Daley, DeLissio to host free document shredding event April 14
Apr 03, 2018

DeLissio votes against bill to reduce size of state legislature without nonpartisan redistricting process
Mar 15, 2018

DeLissio to host SEPTA Key Senior Photo ID Card event March 28
Mar 09, 2018

Does size really matter? DeLissio to discuss H.B. 153 at Town Hall on March 19
Mar 09, 2018

DeLissio to discuss budget process at her 70th Town Hall on Feb. 22
Feb 02, 2018

DeLissio supports decision to redraw congressional maps
Jan 26, 2018

DeLissio to discuss the budget process at her 69th January 20 town hall
Jan 05, 2018

DeLissio to host Annual Holiday Open House on Thursday, Dec. 7
Nov 17, 2017

DeLissio to host Annual Holiday Open House on Thursday, Dec. 7
Nov 17, 2017

DeLissio: We are rolling the dice with our state budget
Nov 16, 2017

DeLissio to host Policy Pow-Wow on sexual harassment, assault Wednesday
Nov 09, 2017