House Democratic Caucus Elects 2023/24 Leadership Team

(Nov 15, 2022)

Tuesday the Pennsylvania House Democratic Caucus unanimously re-elected its current Leadership team to serve in the 2023/24 legislative session. Read more

 

Harris selected for prestigious Council of State Governments 20 Under 40 Leadership Award

(Oct 05, 2022)

“My ultimate goal is to improve the lives of those in my community who send me to Harrisburg to be their voice and serve them as best as I can,” Harris said. “I believe I can use this recognition to learn, grow and become an even better public servant. I’m truly appreciative to the Council of State Governments for this honor and opportunity.” Read more

 

This Week in Pennsylvania: Jordan Harris

(Oct 03, 2022)

Dennis Owens is joined by state Rep. Jordan Harris on This Week in Pennsylvania. Read more

 

'Clean slate' law works; expand it

(Sep 02, 2022)

Courts order criminal sentences for prescribed amounts of time, but in some ways they last forever. People who try to turn around their lives after serving their sentences often find that the record of the crime is a sentence in itself, especially in the internet age, preventing them from employment, housing, credit, educational opportunities and other foundations of productive citizenship. Read more

 

Harris: Expanding Clean Slate would give thousands more Pennsylvanians their second chance

(Aug 31, 2022)

“What we’ve seen since Clean Slate was first enacted is countless Pennsylvanians having doors opened for them to better education, housing and employment that were previously not available due to a minor crime they committed in their past,” Harris said. “This expansion has bipartisan support because everyone realizes that it’s not only the right thing to do for folks who have paid their debt to society and are on the right track, but it improves our communities and makes them safer by helping people reach higher levels of success and achievement. I’ve very thankful to team up again with Representative Delozier in this fight.” Read more

 

New grant adds $375 million in state funds to target repair of crumbling homes in Pa.

(Aug 15, 2022)

State Rep. Jordan Harris believes the money will be used to preserve and save housing stock.“It’s routine to get your roof done,” he said. “For folks in my community it’s a death sentence to preserving generational wealth. That’s why this is so important.” Read more

 

Summer 2022 Newsletter

(Aug 10, 2022)

Get the latest news from Harrisburg and Philadelphia with Rep. Harris' Summer 2022 newsletter. Read more

 

PA House Democratic leaders praise Wolf executive order protecting patients seeking safe abortion & reproductive care

(Jul 12, 2022)

“Today’s executive order safeguarding access to abortion makes it clear that Pennsylvania values all people and will stand up to defend their rights. Governor Wolf’s action signifies that Pennsylvania is a place where abortion is health care and must remain safe, legal and available to all people. We applaud the Governor for taking action to ensure that no one is harmed for accessing reproductive health care. We are proud to work with him on keeping abortion care standards in place.” Read more

 

House Democratic Leaders Blast Last-minute Effort to Politicize Women’s Access to Abortion, Implement Voter ID

(Jul 08, 2022)

Pennsylvania House Democratic Leaders released the following statement regarding Republican lawmaker’s last-minute attack on Pennsylvania women and voters before breaking for the summer recess. Read more

 

Legislators applaud budget’s investment in housing

(Jul 08, 2022)

“Working families spend their whole lives saving and investing to afford a house and this is going to help them keep it,” Harris said. “This is economic help for families that need it the most and will ensure that people can stay in the communities they grew up in and keep their homes in their family.” Read more

 

House Democratic Leaders: Budget inaction frustrating and inexcusable

(Jul 01, 2022)

“The inaction we’ve seen is disappointing. With a $12 billion surplus, we can and should deliver for the people of Pennsylvania.“Rather than pass a timely budget that helps working families, we’ve been distracted by unrelated issues and interjected politics at the expense of in-state tuition for Pennsylvania students. Read more

 

House Democratic Leaders: Supreme Court decision will cost lives

(Jun 24, 2022)

“Today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision will hurt women’s access to health care, disproportionately harming people of color and those struggling financially. While abortion is still safe and legal here in Pennsylvania despite the court’s decision, the truth is the commonwealth is one vote away from criminalizing women’s health care and the dire consequences that it would prompt – higher maternal mortality rates, spikes in unsafe abortions, and the prosecution of doctors and nurses who provide necessary health care. Because let’s be honest: outlawing abortion doesn’t stop abortion. Read more

 

House Democrats Blast Republican Refusal to Debate Gun Safety Bills

(Jun 13, 2022)

HARRISBURG, June 13 -- In response to the House Judiciary Committee’s refusal to meaningfully debate four gun safety proposals today, House Democratic Leaders and the chairman of the House Philadelphia Delegation issued the following statement: “Every day we delay is an opportunity for another tragedy, whether in Philadelphia, Scranton, Chambersburg, or any other community. Pennsylvanians have waited too long, seen too much pain and suffering, and are tired of Republican inaction. “House Republican leaders have again chosen to play politics with people’s lives. When forced to consider long-overdue, sensible gun safety measures popular with Pennsylvanians, the Judiciary Committee chairman offered a disingenuous and partisan response by opting to transfer the bills to another committee that is poorly equipped to scrutinize the legislation - essentially punting on his responsibility as chairman. It is partisan antics like these that cause residents to lose faith in their elected government. “House Democrats will not relent in our fight for meaningful gun safety legislation.” Read more

 

House Democratic leaders decry Republican inaction on gun safety legislation

(May 26, 2022)

“Tragically, we find ourselves in a continued cycle of inactivity on commonsense gun safety legislation following the death of 10 adults in Buffalo and 19 students and three teachers in Uvalde, Texas. Republican leadership in the House of Representatives has been in near complete control for almost 30 years and they refuse to even allow debate on the most widely supported bipartisan gun safety legislation. They’ve shown that the loss of Pennsylvanians to gun violence, which our own communities experience far too often, isn’t enough to spur them to action. Now we know neither is the massacre of grocery shoppers in Buffalo or innocent children and teachers in Uvalde. Read more

 

Harris: Act Now on Gun Violence

(May 25, 2022)

Pa. House Democratic Whip Jordan Harris has seen too many folks lose their lives to senseless gun violence across this state and in others. He is asking the Pa. House GOP to work together with Pa. House Democrats on commonsense measures. Read more

 

House Democrats: We have the resources to fully fund education

(May 02, 2022)

“All year, Pennsylvania’s revenues have come in much higher than anticipated, leading to a historic surplus of $4.5 billion so far this fiscal year. The General Assembly should seize the opportunity to invest in our kids as Governor Wolf proposed in his budget, while still prudently maintaining the $2.8 billion we have in state savings and planning to use the $2.1 billion remaining from the American Rescue Plan wisely to help Pennsylvanians with an eye toward the future. Read more

 

Harris releases statement on passing of former state Rep. Harold James

(Apr 30, 2022)

State Rep. Jordan Harris, D-Phila., House Democratic whip, released the following statement on the passing of his predecessor, state Rep. Harold James:“My deepest condolences go out to Representative James’ family on the passing of their loved one. I knew him quite well and his service to our community was paramount to who he was as a man. Read more

 

Spring 2022 Newsletter

(Mar 17, 2022)

Get the latest updates from Harrisburg and our community in Rep. Harris' 2022 spring newsletter. Read more

 

House Democratic Leaders Call on GOP Leaders to “Free the Funds”

(Mar 10, 2022)

Pennsylvania’s House Democratic Leaders are calling on elected Republicans in Harrisburg to finally free billions in federal funds and invest in workers and families who are contending with higher fuel costs. Read more

 

Gov. Wolf Pushes For $200 Million Scholarship Program to Help Community and State College Students

(Feb 22, 2022)

State Representative Jordan Harris (D-Philadelphia) adds that community and state colleges are the elevators to success in Pennsylvania. “You can't tell young people that education is the elevator to success and then give them a broken elevator,” said Harris. “You have to give them the tools to be successful.” Read more

 

House Democratic Caucus Elects 2023/24 Leadership Team
Nov 15, 2022

Harris selected for prestigious Council of State Governments 20 Under 40 Leadership Award
Oct 05, 2022

This Week in Pennsylvania: Jordan Harris
Oct 03, 2022

'Clean slate' law works; expand it
Sep 02, 2022

Harris: Expanding Clean Slate would give thousands more Pennsylvanians their second chance
Aug 31, 2022

New grant adds $375 million in state funds to target repair of crumbling homes in Pa.
Aug 15, 2022

Summer 2022 Newsletter
Aug 10, 2022

PA House Democratic leaders praise Wolf executive order protecting patients seeking safe abortion & reproductive care
Jul 12, 2022

House Democratic Leaders Blast Last-minute Effort to Politicize Women’s Access to Abortion, Implement Voter ID
Jul 08, 2022

Legislators applaud budget’s investment in housing
Jul 08, 2022

House Democratic Leaders: Budget inaction frustrating and inexcusable
Jul 01, 2022

House Democratic Leaders: Supreme Court decision will cost lives
Jun 24, 2022

House Democrats Blast Republican Refusal to Debate Gun Safety Bills
Jun 13, 2022

House Democratic leaders decry Republican inaction on gun safety legislation
May 26, 2022

Harris: Act Now on Gun Violence
May 25, 2022

House Democrats: We have the resources to fully fund education
May 02, 2022

Harris releases statement on passing of former state Rep. Harold James
Apr 30, 2022

Spring 2022 Newsletter
Mar 17, 2022

House Democratic Leaders Call on GOP Leaders to “Free the Funds”
Mar 10, 2022

Gov. Wolf Pushes For $200 Million Scholarship Program to Help Community and State College Students
Feb 22, 2022