Why few bills become law in Harrisburg

(May 31, 2016)

State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky claimed a seat in the House nearly nine months ago with the hope of being a voice for the people. The Delaware County Democrat has cosponsored a number of bills important to her constituents. But since winning a special election, Krueger-Braneky has quickly learned that the measures she and others bring to the table have a slim chance of ever making it to the governor's desk. Read more

 

Gov. Wolf leads roundtable in Delco on heroin awareness

(May 20, 2016)

Gov. Tom Wolf came to Delaware County Thursday to push the state’s war on the opioid epidemic. The Democrat was joined at the Brookhaven Municipal Center by state Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-161, of Swarthmore, and other officials for a discussion on how to better combat the state’s opioid and heroin problem, a crisis that has contributed to approximately 2,700 overdose deaths in the commonwealth in 2014 according to the Centers for Disease Control. Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky Holds Opioid Roundtable

(May 19, 2016)

With Governor Tom Wolf, Pa. state Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky held a roundtable with state and local elected officials, law enforcement, health professionals, and advocates to discuss Pennsylvania's opioid crisis. Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky announces $400,000 in state grants for 161st District traffic signal improvements

(May 16, 2016)

State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware, announced today that more than $400,000 in signal improvement funding is coming to Aston Township, Brookhaven Borough and Ridley Township in the 161st Legislative District as part of the state’s “Green Light-Go” program. Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky: Background Checks Work

(May 10, 2016)

Pa state Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky hosted House Democratic Policy Committee today on House Bill 1010. Expert testimony showed guns purchased at gun shows shouldn't be treated any differently than guns purchased from brick-and-mortar retailers, and universal background checks to keep guns out of the hands of people living with mental illness or criminals needs to happen. Read more

 

Lawmakers push proposal to tighten gun laws

(May 10, 2016)

It was fitting Monday that the first legislative hearing on House Bill 1010, regarding the sale or transfer of firearms, was held at a school — where far too often the effects of gun violence are most potent. Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky: Pennsylvanians want commonsense firearm reforms

(May 09, 2016)

STRATH HAVEN, May 9 – Joined by the House Democratic Policy Committee and Republican legislators, state Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware, hosted the first legislative hearing on H.B. 1010 , which would enact commonsense firearm reforms. “Today we heard from the Pennsylvania State Police, the Upper Darby Police Department, victims of gun violence and national advocates, and the overwhelming theme that was repeated is that Pennsylvania needs the commonsense gun safety reforms House Bill 1010 would give us,” Krueger-Braneky said. “As legislators, we must not be paralyzed with the fear of what the NRA will say if we support his legislation. Our constituents support it and that should take priority over anything else.” Krueger-Braneky is a co-sponsor of H.B. 1010, which would require all purchasers of firearms – including the private sale of long guns – to first undergo a background check. It would also permit the issuance of a single background check approval that would remain valid for 48 hours for use at gun shows across Pennsylvania. "I commend Representative Krueger-Braneky for requesting this necessary hearing to bring attention to House Bill 1010," said Rep. Mike Sturla, chairman of the House Democratic Policy Committee. "This is a major milestone in both community safety and convenience for those looking to lawfully purchase guns. I'm proud to be a co-sponsor of this commonsense legislation and Read more

 

State rep rips rewrite of fracking regulations

(May 05, 2016)

State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-161, of Swarthmore, called out her fellow legislators for “breaking the rules” to appease the gas and oil industry by trying to eradicate fracking regulations crafted over a five-year period to protect public health. Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky: Let Drilling Regulations Pass

(May 04, 2016)

Pa. state Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky teamed up with the Sisters of St. Francis and Moms Clean Air Force at a press conference to call on the legislature to allow new gas drilling regulations to pass. Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky joins diverse group calling on legislators to put health of pregnant women and their babies over the oil and gas industry

(May 04, 2016)

ASTON, May 4 – Joined by Catholic and Christian leaders, health professionals, advocacy groups and mothers from across Pennsylvania, state Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware, called on the General Assembly to put the health of pregnant women and their babies ahead of the will of the oil and gas industry and support revisions to Chapter 78 and take action to cut air pollution from oil and gas operations. “These regulations are necessary to help protect our environment and most importantly, the health of some of our most vulnerable citizens,” Krueger-Braneky said. “These regulations were approved by the Independent Regulatory Review Commission after an unprecedented amount of public participation, and now some in the General Assembly are trying to undo years of progress in 12 days, siding with the oil and gas industry without regard to what Pennsylvanians want and need.” On Tuesday, the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee reported out a resolution that would disprove the regulations imposed by IRRC. Following that action, the Senate and House have 30 calendar days or 10 voting session days, whichever is longer, from the date the resolution was reported out, to adopt the resolution and present it to the governor. The governor can either sign or veto the resolution. His veto could be overridden by a two-thirds vote in both the Senate and House. If no action is taken by the legislature or the resolution fails, the Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky to host historic House Democratic Policy Committee hearing on May 9 to explore commonsense firearm background checks

(May 03, 2016)

Noting the increased support for commonsense gun safety legislation, state Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware, will co-chair a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing on H.B. 1010, at 2 p.m. Monday, May 9 at Strath Haven High School, 205 South Providence Road, Wallingford, PA 19086. Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky announces 16 fire and EMS grants for 161st District, praises courage of first responders

(Apr 20, 2016)

State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware, congratulated the 17 fire and ambulance companies in her legislative district that will receive more than $170,000 in state grants. Read more

 

Veterans Bill Helps Small Business Startups

(Apr 13, 2016)

Pa. state Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky talks about why she voted yes on a bill that would remove start up fees for veteran-owned businesses in Pennsylvania and how it will help people right in Delaware County. Read more

 

Braneky: Medical Marijuana Soon To Be Law

(Apr 13, 2016)

Pa. state Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky speaks about the House’s passage of a medical marijuana bill Wednesday that will help deliver vital medicine to people who are suffering. The bill now goes to the governor to be signed into law. Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky Fights for Clean Air & Water

(Apr 13, 2016)

Pa. state Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky speaks out against loosening regulations on gas drillers, due the fact that in 2015 there were over 1,000 violations against conventional drillers where air & water were polluted, potentially harming children in those affected areas. Read more

 

House resolution honors philanthropist Hal Taussig

(Apr 11, 2016)

State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware, was joined by fellow Delaware County representatives to honor the life of Delaware County resident Hal Taussig today. Read more

 

Pennsylvania Jobs and Clean Energy: What's Next?

(Apr 11, 2016)

The Pennsylvania House Democratic Policy Committee held a hearing in Harrisburg to learn more about clean energy in the Commonwealth, the growing role it plays in keeping the lights on and how to stimulate job growth along with it. Read more

 

Policy Committee explores benefits of clean-energy jobs in Pennsylvania

(Apr 11, 2016)

With testimony presented from multiple industry experts, the House Democratic Policy Committee today held a public hearing at the Capitol on the benefit Pennsylvania’s economy could see by implementing clean-energy jobs. Read more

 

Krueger-Braneky bill would limit lobbyist influence on campaigns

(Apr 07, 2016)

State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware, today announced plans to introduce a bill that will more clearly separate lobbying and campaign activities. Read more

 

Kreuger-Braneky Denied a Voice

(Apr 07, 2016)

Pa. state Rep. Leanne Kreuger-Braneky attempts to ask questions about the nation’s most restrictive abortion ban but is denied any answers by the prime sponsor of the bill and the chairman of the committee that approved the bill. Leanne goes on to explain what she planned to ask about this outrageous bill being fast-tracked through the House. Read more

 

Why few bills become law in Harrisburg
May 31, 2016

Gov. Wolf leads roundtable in Delco on heroin awareness
May 20, 2016

Krueger-Braneky Holds Opioid Roundtable
May 19, 2016

Krueger-Braneky announces $400,000 in state grants for 161st District traffic signal improvements
May 16, 2016

Krueger-Braneky: Background Checks Work
May 10, 2016

Lawmakers push proposal to tighten gun laws
May 10, 2016

Krueger-Braneky: Pennsylvanians want commonsense firearm reforms
May 09, 2016

State rep rips rewrite of fracking regulations
May 05, 2016

Krueger-Braneky: Let Drilling Regulations Pass
May 04, 2016

Krueger-Braneky joins diverse group calling on legislators to put health of pregnant women and their babies over the oil and gas industry
May 04, 2016

Krueger-Braneky to host historic House Democratic Policy Committee hearing on May 9 to explore commonsense firearm background checks
May 03, 2016

Krueger-Braneky announces 16 fire and EMS grants for 161st District, praises courage of first responders
Apr 20, 2016

Veterans Bill Helps Small Business Startups
Apr 13, 2016

Braneky: Medical Marijuana Soon To Be Law
Apr 13, 2016

Krueger-Braneky Fights for Clean Air & Water
Apr 13, 2016

House resolution honors philanthropist Hal Taussig
Apr 11, 2016

Pennsylvania Jobs and Clean Energy: What's Next?
Apr 11, 2016

Policy Committee explores benefits of clean-energy jobs in Pennsylvania
Apr 11, 2016

Krueger-Braneky bill would limit lobbyist influence on campaigns
Apr 07, 2016

Kreuger-Braneky Denied a Voice
Apr 07, 2016