Road work coming up, Unclaimed Property Treasure Hunt, plus more news

(May 24, 2019)

Dear Neighbor, After several eventful session weeks in Harrisburg, it’s always great to be able to spend time back in the district! Read more

 

Introducing Wallingford students to Harrisburg; Speaking up for women

(May 17, 2019)

I introduced Mrs. Knight’s fourth-grade class from Wallingford Elementary in the House chamber on Wednesday – and they got quite an education on how things can work in Harrisburg. Read more

 

Bringing Awareness to Infertility; Shred event tomorrow

(May 03, 2019)

Dear Neighbor, I spoke on the House Floor this week about an issue that many families face, but few talk about - infertility. One in eight women have trouble getting pregnant, and I was among them. After my diagnosis of unexplained infertility, I was lucky to be able to undergo treatment and eventually have my son, now a healthy 7-year-old. But all families don’t get that result, and it can be a heartbreaking, stressful and expensive experience. I introduced House Resolution 253, which passed unanimously, to designate Infertility Awareness Week in Pennsylvania and to let women and families struggling with infertility know they are not alone. Hear more in my remarks below. Fighting to protect public health and safety This week, we fought back on a package of bills that would roll back commonsense regulations to protect our air, our water, worker people and our kids. Four of the bills passed narrowly, despite our efforts, but we were able to defeat one, H.B. 1055, which would have created a “repealer” office that could have demanded the repeal of any regulation or rule that corporate special interests want gone. The votes were a lot closer than when we fought these same bills last session, and that’s a testament to the fact that voters chose to send more Read more

 

Krueger calls for infertility awareness in PA

(May 02, 2019)

HARRISBURG, May 2 – In a first-of-its-kind resolution approved by the House April 30, state Rep. Leanne Krueger calls for infertility to be recognized as a public health issue in Pennsylvania. The unanimously passed resolution, H.R. 253, officially designates the week of April 21 through April 27 as “Infertility Awareness Week in Pennsylvania,” echoing the National Infertility Association’s national week of awareness. “One in eight couples has trouble getting pregnant or sustaining a pregnancy,” Krueger said. “Infertility does not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or socioeconomic status; it’s an issue that any family can face, and it’s one for which help is available.” Krueger also noted her own difficulty in conceiving her son, who is now 7, describing the days of treatments and tests, many of which can be costly. “I was given the diagnosis of unexplained infertility,” Krueger said. “This diagnosis can be heartbreaking. It means that a doctor has confirmed that someone has a hard time getting pregnant, but they cannot figure out why and they’re not sure how to fix it.” Bringing awareness to infertility as a public health issue, she said, helps individuals and couples struggling to conceive cope and realize they are not alone. Krueger said anyone who has a documented issue with a healthcare provider or a question about healthcare Read more

 

Fighting for clear air and water

(Apr 18, 2019)

Dear Neighbor: This week in Harrisburg, the House was in session and I was busy on the floor and in committee meetings, fighting against bad bills and working with my colleagues to promote legislation that helps you. Keep reading for updates from Harrisburg and around the district. Please note that both my Harrisburg and district offices will be closed tomorrow, April 19. If you need assistance, please email me at RepKrueger@pahouse.net and we will get in contact with you next week. I hope that you and your family have a safe and happy holiday weekend! Environmental Resources and Energy Committee Meeting On Tuesday, the Environmental Resources and Energy Committee pushed through a package of bills designed to make it harder for Pennsylvania to enact regulations to protect our access to clean air and safe water. I voiced my concern about one bill specifically -- HB 806 -- because it would mean that we could wait even longer for laws to protect public safety. Our legislature has been historically slow to act -- and I’ll continue to fight against this package of bills that will hand over the business of environmental regulation to industry. I am committed to fighting against this -- and all legislation -- that would harm our environment and Read more

 

Senior Expo

(Apr 17, 2019)

Save the date for Rep. Krueger’s annual Senior Expo. Vendors and senior service providers interested in participating in the expo can email adobbins@pahouse.net or call 610-534-6880. Read more

 

Unclaimed Property Treasure Hunt

(Apr 17, 2019)

Stop by my office and see if you have Unclaimed Property! My staff can help you search the PA Unclaimed Property database for free. No appointment is necessary. Call 610-534-6880 with questions. Unclaimed property can include: Closed bank accounts Uncashed checks (including paychecks) Lost stocks and bonds Contents of safe deposit boxes Life insurance policies Expired gift cards/gift certificates Read more

 

Unclaimed Property Treasure Hunt

(Apr 17, 2019)

Stop by my office and see if you have Unclaimed Property! My staff can help you search the PA Unclaimed Property database for free. No appointment is necessary. Call 610-534-6880 with questions. Unclaimed property can include: Closed bank accounts Uncashed checks (including paychecks) Lost stocks and bonds Contents of safe deposit boxes Life insurance policies Expired gift cards/gift certificates Read more

 

FREE Senior Lunch in Aston

(Apr 17, 2019)

Friday, June 7 th noon to 1:30pm, FREE Senior Lunch in Aston. Get updates on legislations affecting Senior Citizens, have your questions answered about Real ID, apply for your FREE SEPTA Key Card. Call 610-534-6880 or email RepKrueger@pahouse.net to sign up. Read more

 

FREE Senior Lunch in Wallingford

(Apr 17, 2019)

Friday, May 24 th at noon to 1:30pm, FREE Senior Lunch in Wallingford. Call 610-534-6880 or email RepKrueger@pahouse.net to sign up. Read more

 

FREE Senior Breakfast in Brookhaven

(Apr 17, 2019)

Thursday, May 16 th 9:30am-11am, FREE Senior Breakfast in Brookhaven. Call 610-534-6880 or email RepKrueger@pahouse.net to sign up. Read more

 

Shred Event

(Apr 17, 2019)

Please join us for a free document shredding event! You can bring up to five boxes per vehicle to safely and securely shred your personal documents on site. No electronics will be allowed. We will be at the Leedom Elementary School Parking lot between 9 a.m. and noon. Read more

 

Senior Breakfast in Rutledge

(Apr 17, 2019)

April 25 th : 9:30am-11am, FREE Senior Breakfast in Rutledge. Call 610-534-6880 or email RepKrueger@pahouse.net to sign up. Read more

 

Spring Newsletter from Rep. Krueger

(Apr 17, 2019)

Read the Spring 2019 Newsletter from Rep. Krueger Read more

 

Stronger Than Hate Day; Updates from Rep. Krueger

(Apr 12, 2019)

Dear Neighbor , On Wednesday, the House and Senate came together to honor and remember the victims and survivors of the Tree of Life terror attack in Pittsburgh last October. We unanimously adopted a resolution to designate April 10, 2019 as Stronger Than Hate Day across the commonwealth. The House and Senate have not held a joint session like this since September 2001, when they gathered to remember those who lost their lives on 9/11. I was extraordinarily proud to sit in the House Chamber on Wednesday. I believe that together, we are stronger than hate . Please note that all state government offices will be closed next Friday, April 19. If you need assistance, please email RepKrueger@pahouse.net and we will be happy to help you on Monday. National Library Week April 7 to 13 is National Library Week. This year’s theme is “Libraries = Strong communities” and serves as a reminder that our local libraries offer critical resources, programs, and expertise in addition to serving as a public space where community members can connect and learn. Be sure to visit the Delaware County Library System website ( www.delcolibraries.org ) for information about programs and events at your local library. Around the district On Read more

 

Updates from the district; Unclaimed property assistance

(Apr 05, 2019)

Dear Neighbor, This was my first full week in the district since January and I enjoyed visiting with constituents of all ages! On Thursday, a fourth-grade class from the Swarthmore-Rutledge School was in Harrisburg touring the Capitol and I was able to join them. We also hosted a preschool class at our district office earlier today. It’s the first time a school group has come to our district office on a field trip and we had fun planning activities to help them learn about civics and state government. Last Saturday, Wendell and I attended the Senior Wellness Fair and our staff was there with a resource table providing information for senior constituents. If you were there, thank you for attending! On Sunday, I was honored to participate in a Court of Honor for Rose Valley Troop 272 Scouts Sasha Siomades, Braden Morris and Samuel Traverso, who earned the rank of Eagle. Please join me in congratulating these young men for their achievement! On Tuesday, I toured the Child Guidance Resource Center in Havertown to learn their innovative programs for children, adolescents, and families in Delaware County with mental health, developmental disability, and residential needs. I’m grateful for the quality of care and educational services they provide. If you or Read more

 

It’s time to address climate change

(Mar 29, 2019)

Dear Neighbor, On Monday, the House witnessed a historic event -- the swearing in of the newest state Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell, the first Muslim woman to serve in the General Assembly. Rep. Johnson-Harrell represents the 190th Legislative District in Philadelphia and I hope you’ll join me in welcoming her to Harrisburg! Today, March 29, is National Vietnam War Veterans Day. I want to take time to thank all of our Vietnam veterans for their service and sacrifice. My Dad served in Vietnam from 1963- 1967 and I’m grateful for his service. Keep reading for my thoughts about Chairman Daryl Metcalfe’s decision to invite a climate change denier to Harrisburg and learn about my new legislation and events around the district. Environmental Resources & Energy Committee On Wednesday, the Majority Chairman of the Environmental Resources and Energy Committee invited a self-proclaimed climate change “skeptic” to deliver testimony. He was the only invited speaker. His book is self-published and he has no peer-reviewed climate research and yet, he was given a taxpayer funded platform to share his beliefs with outdated facts. The scientific community agrees that human activity is causing the Earth’s climate to warm, and yet, we’re still debating whether this is an issue which we should be paying attention. It is. I will continue to advocate for action because our future depends on it. You can watch footage of my Read more

 

Krueger: We need to address climate change

(Mar 27, 2019)

HARRISBURG, March 27 – After a meeting of the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee today, state Rep. Leanne Krueger, D-Delaware, voiced her concern about a guest invited to give testimony. Gregory Wrightstone, a Pittsburgh geologist and self-proclaimed climate change “skeptic,” was invited by Chairman Daryl Metcalfe to "present his research on climate science and factually debunking some of the modern myths surrounding the 'climate change' discussion,” [SIC] according to the hearing notice. “Climate change is a very real and very pressing problem here in Pennsylvania,” said Krueger following the meeting. “Severe weather events have already begun to affect us, and our agriculture and winter tourism industries are at risk. The scientific community overwhelmingly agrees that human activity is causing the earth’s climate to warm. “Yet, instead of taking action to address this, the majority chairman created an entire hearing so a climate change denier could give his testimony. We need to stop having discussions about whether climate change is real and start drafting a plan to address it. The people of Pennsylvania are trusting us to take action.” During the meeting, Krueger pointed out that Wrightstone’s book is self-published and not peer-reviewed. A video with Krueger’s remarks can be found here . Read more

 

Krueger proposes legislation to create #MeToo Pennsylvania General Assembly Act

(Mar 25, 2019)

HARRISBURG, March 25 - State Rep. Leanne Krueger held a press conference today to discuss her new legislation creating the #MeToo Pennsylvania General Assembly Act. “The General Assembly has a duty to be a leader in the fight against sexual harassment and assault,” said Krueger, D-Delaware. “This legislation will protect members, staff and employees and hold those who harm others accountable. It is past time for sexual harassment to be taken seriously in the Capitol and for reforms to create an environment where victims feel safe enough to come forward without fear of retribution.” The legislation, introduced as H.B. 1000 in the House and S.B. 480 in the Senate, would ban non-disclosure agreements that mask the name of members who harass staffers, prohibit General Assembly members from using taxpayer funds to pay secret settlement agreements and provide for other reforms. Similar legislation was introduced as H.B. 1965 last session. That bill had the support of advocates who support survivors of sexual harassment and sexual assault. A hearing took place in the House Labor and Industry Committee in September 2018, where there was no opposition, but the majority committee chairman never brought the bill up for a vote. “This legislation is an important step in preventing sexual harassment right here in Harrisburg. I am proud to lead this fight and thank my colleagues for their support,” Krueger said. Krueger was supported by Read more

 

Chester, Delaware lawmakers urge Wolf to halt Mariner operations until safety protocols are in place

(Mar 11, 2019)

HARRISBURG, March 11 – Pennsylvania lawmakers representing 11 House districts and three Senatorial districts across Chester and Delaware counties have signed a letter to Gov. Tom Wolf asking him to impose a moratorium on the transmission of natural gas liquids products through the Mariner East pipeline system until the mandated protocols are in place for local responders to properly manage a pipeline emergency. Chester County Emergency Services and local school districts along the pipeline, including Downingtown Area School District, Rose Tree Media School District and West Chester Area School District have requested Energy Transfer Partners' subsidiary SPLP to provide its Emergency Response Plan for the Mariner East project, which the responders and school districts need to complete their comprehensive All Hazards Emergency Response Plans and fulfill their statutory requirements under Title 35 of state law . The letter urges Wolf to preserve the health, welfare and safety of constituents who live, work and raise their families in the high-consequence areas of Chester and Delaware counties within the impact radius of Mariner East. “We have pipelines currently transporting highly volatile products through our communities, and our local first responders are not able to adequately plan their emergency response or mitigate our risk because the operator has failed to cooperate with repeated requests for their Emergency Response Plan,” said Read more