Free shredding event: May 11

(Apr 26, 2019)

Rep. John Galloway will host a free shredding event on Saturday May 11 from 9 a.m. to noon. Read more

 

Galloway introduces legislation ensuring quality homebuilding materials, combatting water damage in homes

(Apr 11, 2019)

HARRISBURG, April 11 – A bill to protect Pennsylvanians from paying for faulty new-home construction was re-introduced in the state House this week by Rep. John Galloway, D-Bucks. H.B. 879 was inspired by numerous Bucks County residents who have stated that their homes have deteriorated to the point of becoming structurally unstable under expected or normal amounts of precipitation. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer , initially these water-damage claims were limited to stucco homes, but wider analysis reveals that many homes throughout the region and Pennsylvania made of brick, vinyl, stone and fiber cement are at risk for deterioration as well. H.B. 879 would require building companies to register with the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office every other year and to use standardized construction contracts to better hold their work accountable when defects are found. The bill also would create the Home Builder Guaranty Fund, which would require builders to pay for any defects if they violated their contract with the homeowner. Galloway said that this bill hopes to shed light on the specific rights that homeowners have when it comes to dealing with faulty construction. “Purchasing a home is one of the biggest investments we make in our life,” Galloway said. “We must protect those homebuyers and hold companies accountable for their actions if they choose to take shortcuts or break rules.” Read more

 

Senator Santarsiero, Representatives Warren and Galloway Announce Grant for Morrisville Fire Company

(Mar 28, 2019)

BUCKS COUNTY – The Morrisville Fire Company was awarded $200,000 in state grant funding for a new fire engine, according to State Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10), State Representative Perry Warren (D-31), and State Representative John Galloway (D-140). The new engine is a 2020 Pierce Arrow XT heavy duty rescue pumper with a 500-gallon tank and 2000 gpm pump. “The service that Morrisville firefighters provide to the community is invaluable and will greatly benefit from the addition of this new engine,” Sen. Santarsiero said. “Ensuring local fire companies are equipped to handle the emergencies they face on a daily basis will continue to be a top priority of mine.” “With this loan, the Morrisville Fire Company can purchase a new fire truck that is as top-notch as the men and women who volunteer for it,” Rep. Warren said. “This engine will be a great addition to the Morrisville Fire Company and reflects my commitment to funding local emergency services,” Rep. Galloway said. The Morrisville Fire Company applied for the grant through the Volunteer Loan Assistance Program (VLAP) and is administered by the Office of the State Fire Commissioner. Read more

 

Galloway honors Hibernian Heritage Month with House resolution

(Mar 12, 2019)

HARRISBURG, March 12 – The state House of Representatives today unanimously adopted a resolution sponsored by Rep. John Galloway recognizing March as Hibernian Heritage Month in Pennsylvania. The Ancient Order of Hibernians is the oldest Irish Catholic organization in America and was founded concurrently in New York and Pennsylvania in May 1836. “The Ancient Order of Hibernians are one of those great civic enrichment groups that add so much to the culture, history and pride here for Bucks County – as well as across the commonwealth,” said Galloway, D-Bucks. “And, as we look forward to the annual Bucks County St. Patrick’s Day Parade, I never miss the opportunity to point out that the Bristol Ancient Order of Hibernians Division No. 1 is the oldest division in the United States – a fact I’m proud to boast as a member.” The group’s roots can be traced back 300 years earlier when members’ ancestors risked their lives to keep the Irish language, culture and Roman Catholic religion alive in Ireland. The twin goals of the organization are to assist in the reunification of Ireland and promote Irish culture; additionally, it historically gave aid to the newly arrived Irish, both economically and socially, and is among the first to welcome new Irish immigrants. There are more than 80,000 members of the Hibernians in 46 states, Canada and Ireland. Read more

 

Galloway taking action against harassment and discrimination in the workplace

(Feb 25, 2019)

State Rep. John Galloway, D-Bucks, announced he has gathered bipartisan support for a new bill to prevent harassment and discrimination in the workplace. Read more

 

Galloway named Democratic chairman of House Commerce Committee

(Jan 07, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 7 – State Rep. John Galloway was named the Democratic Chairman of the House Commerce Committee, one of the standing committees assigned to consider legislation before it advances to the full House. “I’m honored to chair this committee as we work toward an economy that works for everyone in Pennsylvania,” said Galloway, D-Bucks. “We must create more jobs that allow hard-working Pennsylvanians to support their families and make sure we are looking out for the best interests of residents – not the best interests of big corporations.” The House Commerce Committee reviews and deliberates on legislation involving the banking industry and financial services industries, economic development agencies and programs, and housing agencies and programs, as well as provides legislative oversight for regulations proposed for those areas of the economy. Galloway, who was recently sworn in to his seventh term representing the 140 th District, previously served as Democratic chairman of the House Labor and Industry Committee. Read more

 

Galloway sworn in for a seventh term as state representative

(Jan 01, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 1 – State Rep. John Galloway was sworn in today for his seventh term as state representative for the 140 th Legislative District. “As I begin another term, I’m focused on making sure we’re addressing the needs of hard-working people and families in Pennsylvania,” said Galloway, D-Bucks. “We need to reduce the sky-rocketing cost of health care, so that no one has to sacrifice their health to make ends meet. And we need to continue to increase Pennsylvania’s investment in education, so that all children have the same opportunity to learn. “At the same time, we must find ways to reduce the property tax burden challenging so many residents. We need a strong economy in Pennsylvania that works for everyone, not just special interests. I’ll continue to make this my priority as we return to Harrisburg for a new legislative session.” Galloway first took office in 2007. In the most recent legislative session, he served as minority chairman of the House Labor and Industry Committee. The Pennsylvania House of Representatives swearing-in ceremony corresponds with the first Tuesday in January every two years. This year marks Pennsylvania’s 203 rd legislative session. Learn more about the House Democrats’ Plan for PA here . Read more

 

2019 Capitol Scenes Calendar

(Nov 29, 2018)

Click here to download Rep. Galloway's 2019 Capitol Scenes calendar. Read more

 

Galloway announces Toys for the YMCA drive

(Nov 13, 2018)

LEVITTOWN, Nov. 13 – State Rep. John Galloway announced his Levittown office will again serve as a drop off location for this year’s Toys for the YMCA drive. Now through Dec. 18, new and unwrapped toys, books, gloves, hats and scarves will be collected at the office during normal business hours. The items will be distributed through the YMCA to needy families, children and disabled adults in the area. The collection is part of the Lower Bucks Family YMCA and Ivins Outreach Center Giving Tree program, which shares gifts and food with local families in need during the holiday season. “As the holidays approach, it’s important that we remember those among us who may be in need, so I’m proud that my staff and I are able to participate in this program,” said Galloway, D-Bucks. “Last year, these organizations fulfilled the wish lists of 887 children from 404 families. I’m always in awe of the generosity of our community and I look forward to another successful toy drive.” Galloway’s office is at 8610 New Falls Road, Levittown. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays. For more information, call Galloway’s office at 215-943-7206. Read more

 

More than words; how Pennsylvania supports veterans

(Nov 08, 2018)

As Veterans Day nears, I wanted to share information on programs that benefit veterans and their families. To those from Bucks County who have bravely served our country, thank you and Happy Veterans Day. Read more

 

Heating aid via LIHEAP now open

(Nov 01, 2018)

The 2018-2019 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program – LIHEAP – is accepting applications for heating assistance grants. LIHEAP offers cash grants of $200 to $1,000 that are sent directly to the utility company to defray heating costs for eligible households, and crisis benefits of up to $600 for households in immediate danger of being without heat. Remember: These are grants and do not have to be repaid. This season’s income guidelines for both LIHEAP cash and crisis grants are $18,210 for an individual, $24,690 for couples and increases for each additional person in the household. Please click here for more LIHEAP information. Please consider visiting my office if you need help filing a LIHEAP application. Besides my office, LIHEAP information is available by: Contacting local County Assistance offices by phone or in person. Calling the LIHEAP Client Helpline at 1-866-857-7095 or PA Relay at 711 for the hearing impaired. Applying online at https://www.compass.state.pa.us . Read more

 

Senior prescription program expanded to help more people

(Oct 23, 2018)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 23 – Thousands of additional Pennsylvania seniors will be able to receive help paying for their prescription medicines thanks to a new state law. Act 87, signed into law today, increases seniors’ access to the state’s prescription drug assistance program (PACENET) by raising the program’s income limits to keep pace with rising costs. The law increases the maximum income limit for PACENET to $27,500 for individuals and $35,500 for married couples. In addition, the new law allows pharmacists to fill partial prescriptions so PACE/PACENET participants’ refills can be synchronized for the same day. It’s estimated this expansion will allow for an additional 17,000 seniors to be eligible for PACENET statewide. The new law supports the priority of putting people first in the House Democrats’ Plan for Pennsylvania , which focuses on working together to build a stronger Pennsylvania through good jobs, affordable health care, quality schools and a fair economy. Read more

 

Galloway announces safety grant for Pennsbury School District

(Oct 04, 2018)

LEVITTOWN, Oct. 4 – State Rep. John Galloway announced Thursday that Pennsbury School District was awarded a state grant aimed at improving school safety. Pennsbury School District was awarded a $19,969 program grant through the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Safe Schools Targeted grant program. “This funding will help ensure our schools are safe places where learning can take place,” said Galloway, D-Bucks. “I’m glad the state was able to award this grant to Pennsbury, and I will continue to support efforts to enhance safety and security in our schools.” The education department awarded $8.4 million in Safe Schools Targeted grants Thursday. The funding includes program grants for school entities to establish programs to prevent and reduce violence; equipment grants to help school entities procure security or safety equipment; funding for the training and compensation of school resources officers, employed by law enforcement agencies and assigned to schools, and school police officers, employed directly by school districts. More information on the grants is available here. Galloway also supported creation of a new $60 million School Safety and Security Grant program to be administered through the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency . The deadline for schools to apply for those grants is Oct. 12. Read more

 

Bristol Township awarded $884,581 from state for transportation upgrades

(Oct 02, 2018)

LEVITTOWN, Oct. 2 – State Reps. Tina Davis and John Galloway, both D-Bucks, today announced that Bristol Township was awarded a $884,581 grant from the state to install pedestrian safety and mobility facilities along U.S. Route 13 from Croydon Station to Janet Avenue. The grant comes from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Multimodal Transportation Fund. “This money will be used to make needed improvements in Bristol Township by incorporating traffic calming measures and adding a barrier between the railroad tracks and the roadway,” Davis said. “These improvements will reduce congestion to improve safety and mobility for pedestrians. These proposed improvements are necessary for allowing easier access to the Croydon train station and make accessing it much safer. The changes also will make this historic location a more attractive destination for shoppers and visitors and much more functional for residents.” U.S. Route 13 also travels through Galloway’s district. “Safety is a necessity on our highly traveled roads – for anyone driving or walking. I’m glad to see this grant awarded to improve a route used by many of our community members on a daily basis,” Galloway said. Davis was a critical supporter of Bristol Township’s application for these improvements. Act 89 of 2013 created the Multimodal Fund to provide funding for ports and rail freight, Read more

 

Galloway to host Senior Expo Sept. 20

(Sep 07, 2018)

LEVITTOWN, Sept. 7 – State Rep. John Galloway will host his 12 th annual Senior Expo on Sept. 20. The free event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Westaby Hall, 425 Hood Blvd., Fairless Hills. The expo will feature dozens of government and nonprofit agencies and local businesses offering information on services for seniors. The event will include free health screenings, and those 65 or older can apply for their SEPTA Key Senior Photo ID. Flu shots will be available, but pre-registration is required. Those interested should call 215-943-3694 to register. Light refreshments will be provided. Anyone with questions should call Galloway’s office at 215-943-7206. Read more

 

Galloway announces free shred event May 19

(May 02, 2018)

LEVITTOWN, May 1 – State Rep. John Galloway, D-Bucks, will host a free document shredding event from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 19 in Fairless Hills. The event will take place in the Westaby Hall Parking Lot, 425 Hood Blvd. “If you’re spring cleaning, I want to help you get rid of old documents taking up space safely and securely,” Galloway said. “Bring your personal documents to be securely shredded on site and recycled.” Staples are OK, but paper clips cannot be accepted. There is a limit of two bags or boxes per person. All non-paper trash must be removed from boxes and bags. Non-perishable food items will be accepted for donation. Those interested can call Galloway’s office at 215-943-7206. Read more

 

Galloway announces state grant for operations at Tyburn rail transfer station

(Mar 27, 2018)

HARRISBURG, March 27 – State Rep. John Galloway today announced a $92,400 state grant to improve rail track and ties at the Tyburn Railroad truck transfer station in Morrisville. The money comes from the Rail Freight Assistance Program, which is administered within the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. “Congratulations to Tyburn on winning this highly competitive state grant,” said Galloway, D-Bucks. “Tyburn is an outstanding local company creating long-term family sustaining jobs and establishing the region as a major transportation hub. Their success reflects highly on our community and the workers there.” The ties and track resurfacing will cover about a mile of Tyburn’s transfer facility. The Rail Freight Assistance Program provides financial assistance for investment in rail freight infrastructure. The intent of the program is to preserve essential rail freight service where economically feasible and preserve or stimulate economic development through the generation of new or expanded rail freight service. Read more

 

Galloway announces traffic signal grant for Bristol Township

(Feb 26, 2018)

LEVITTOWN, Feb. 26 – State Rep. John Galloway announced that Bristol Township was awarded a state grant for a traffic signal improvement project. Bristol Township was awarded $256,603 for a traffic signal modernization project at South Oxford Valley Road and Queen Anne Drive. The local grant was among more than $11 million awarded to 35 municipalities across the state through the Automated Red Light Enforcement program. “I’m glad to see the state award this funding to enhance safety at this intersection,” Galloway said. The Bristol Township project includes improving traffic signal supports, installing LED modules, improving pedestrian facilities and upgrading controller and detection systems. The ARLE program is administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Maintenance and Operations. The grants are funded by revenue generated from red light violations at 30 intersections in Philadelphia and are used for projects that improve safety, enhance mobility and reduce congestion. Read more

 

Galloway to host Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program forums

(Feb 20, 2018)

LEVITTOWN, Feb. 20 – State Rep. John Galloway will host two free forums on the state’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program to help district residents fill out their 2017 rebate applications. The Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians 65 or older, widows and widowers 50 or older, and people with disabilities 18 or older. The income limits are $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 a year for renters, and half of Social Security income is excluded. The maximum standard rebate is $650, but supplemental rebates for qualifying homeowners can boost rebates to $975. The application deadline for 2017 rebates is June 30, 2018. “This program helps to reimburse low- and fixed-income homeowners and renters,” said Galloway, D-Bucks. “I’m happy that my office staff and I are able to help local residents determine if they are eligible and fill out the paperwork.” Galloway’s forums will be held: March 2, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Falls Township Senior Center, Trenton and Oxford Valley roads, Fairless Hills March 8, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Bristol Borough Area Active Adult Center, 301 Wood St., Bristol Seniors or disabled individuals interested in applying should bring their 2017 income statements as well as 2017 paid property tax receipts or proof of 2017 rent. Light refreshments will be provided. Read more

 

Galloway’s office collecting food donations for United Way drive

(Feb 12, 2018)

LEVITTOWN, Feb. 12 – State Rep. John Galloway said today that his district office will be accepting donations for the next month for the United Way of Bucks County’s Operation Helping Hand food drive. Nonperishable food donations can be dropped off at Galloway’s office at 8610 New Falls Road between Wednesday, Feb. 14, and March 14. Items especially needed include 100-percent fruit juice, cereal, peanut butter, canned chicken, tuna or salmon, canned fruits or vegetables, applesauce (no sugar added), oatmeal, and pasta. “This is our third year participating in Operation Helping Hand, and I’m always amazed to see the generosity of our community,” said Galloway, D-Bucks. “I’m happy to be able to play a part in helping needy families in our area.” Anyone with questions can call Galloway’s office at 215-943-7206. Read more