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Summer 2019 Newsletter

(Jul 26, 2019)

Stay up to date by reading my Summer 2019 newsletter! Read more


Madden Promotes CTE Programs as Pathways to Good Jobs

(Jul 17, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Maureen Madden participated in a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing in Allentown to discuss the importance of career and technical education in Pennsylvania. Madden says college isn't for everyone and with a growing need for skilled laborers, CTE students can find good jobs with family-sustaining wages right out of school. Read more


Madden: State awards $305,000 for Monroe County housing

(Jul 11, 2019)

HARRISBURG, July 11 – State Rep. Maureen Madden is pleased to announce $305,000 in state grants today were awarded to help fund various affordable housing opportunities throughout Monroe County. Read more


Governor signs $23 million farm law that invests in future generations

(Jul 01, 2019)

HARRISBURG, July 1 – State Rep. Maureen Madden, D-Monroe, attended today’s bill signing that invests more than $23 million in Pennsylvania’s agriculture industry to grow opportunities and resources, remove barriers to entry, and cultivate future generations of leaders within the business. “I fully support and voted for this program that would preserve agriculture which is one of our prize industries in Pennsylvania,” Madden said. The plan includes the following: Agriculture business development and succession planning – which provides $2 million to help farmers create a business plan to meet their needs and a realty transfer tax exemption for any transfer of preserved farmland to a qualified beginning farmer. Creating more processing capabilities to accommodate a growing animal agriculture sector through the Pennsylvania Dairy Investment Program, Center for Animal Agriculture Excellence and incentivizing access to meat processing inspections. Removing regulatory burdens and strengthening the state’s business climate. Strengthening Pennsylvania’s workforce to ensure the next generation is prepared to lead by establishing the Agriculture and Rural Youth Organization Grant Program and the Pennsylvania Farm to School Grant Program. Protecting agriculture infrastructure with the Pennsylvania Rapid Response Disaster Readiness Account. Increasing market opportunities and making Read more


Madden: We Still Haven't Funded Education Equitably

(Jun 25, 2019)

During debate over the 2019-20 state budget, Pa. state Rep. Maureen Madden speaks about compromises in this year's budget and the need to fund education more equitably. Read more


Madden Stands Up to Protect General Assistance

(Jun 19, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Maureen Madden spoke on the House floor in opposition of legislation that would repeal General Assistance in Pennsylvania. She explains why this program is critical to impoverished people in Pennsylvania. Read more


Monroe Matters with Rep. Maureen Madden

(Jun 19, 2019)

On this episode of Monroe Matters, Pa. state Rep. Maureen Madden sits down with a special group of elected women who are true leaders of the community to discuss local issues and the importance of women holding office. Read more


House OKs bill with Madden's academic records transfer language

(Jun 13, 2019)

State Rep. Maureen Madden is pleased the state House of Representatives passed legislation that would require charter schools to share student records with one another within 10 days of receiving the request. Read more


Madden Celebrates Opening of Women's Military Museum

(Jun 12, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Maureen Madden participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of the Women's Military Museum in Mount Pocono. Madden says the museum, founded by Ret. Sgt. Major Claudette Williams, will raise awareness for women who serve and highlight the many roles women have played in the military over the years. Read more


Madden leads efforts to crack down on sexual harassment in the workplace

(Jun 10, 2019)

HARRISBURG, June 10 – State Rep. Maureen Madden, D-Monroe, today joined fellow colleagues at a state Capitol news conference to unveil a package of bills addressing sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace in Pennsylvania. Madden’s legislation would ensure that all workers across the state are safeguarded with legal protections against workplace sexual harassment and discrimination. Currently, these protections under the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act only apply to employers with four or more employees. “Because of this, we have left these hardworking employees vulnerable to workplace harassment and discrimination and I plan to continue to defend them and change the laws,” Madden said. Madden’s legislation would protect 314,000 more workers, including full-time nannies, housekeepers and other domestic workers, independent contractors and interns – from workplace harassment and abuse. According to the 2015 census, there are approximately 153,000 companies with four or fewer employees. ###rc/2019/agh l:\print\releases\sexualharrassment.115 Attention news editors: Madden video from today’s news conference can be downloaded here. Read more


Madden Hosts Third Annual Women's Day Expo

(Jun 08, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Maureen Madden hosted her third annual Women's Day Expo at Stroudsburg Junior High School, connecting women and men with a variety of state-related and local programs that are available to them and their families Read more


Madden to hold free Women’s Day Expo on Saturday

(Jun 06, 2019)

STROUDSBURG, June 6 – State Rep. Maureen Madden, D-Monroe, is inviting everyone to her third annual Women’s Day Expo from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at Stroudsburg Junior High School, 1901 Chipperfield Drive. Read more


I toured the Monroe County Career and Technical Institute and support Gov. Tom Wolf's plan to put millions into career training for our students.

(May 17, 2019)

I am proud to support Gov. Tom Wolf's plan to invest millions of dollars into career training for our students. Read more


Madden: Rural Communities Need Broadband Access

(May 16, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Maureen Madden met with rural residents in Price Township to learn about their struggles living without broadband internet access. Madden discussed ways to help get them connected, including Governor Wolf's Restore Pennsylvania initiative, which would invest in rebuilding our state's infrastructure including expanded access to broadband for rural communities. Read more


REAL IDs are now available

(May 16, 2019)

As you may know, REAL ID is now available for Pennsylvanians who want one. Effective October 1, 2020, Pennsylvanians will need a REAL ID to enter federal facilities that require identification, a military installation and board a domestic commercial flight. To get your REAL ID, gather the following documents: Proof of identity: (original or certified copy of a birth certificate or valid, unexpired U.S. Passport or passport card. Social Security Card Two proofs of current, physical PA address: examples include current, unexpired PA license or ID, PA vehicle registration, auto insurance card, or utility bill with the same name and address. Proof of all legal name changes: Certified marriage certificate, court order or divorce decree issued by your county’s family court. Visit one of the 12 PennDOT REAL ID Centers to receive your REAL ID at the time of service or your local PennDOT Driver License Center to receive your REAL ID within 15 business days. You DO NOT need a REAL ID to: Drive. Vote. Access hospitals. Visit the post office. Access federal courts. Apply for or receive federal benefits, such as Social Security or veterans’ benefits. A REAL ID driver's license or photo ID costs a one-time fee of $30, plus a renewal fee ($30.50 for a four-year, non-commercial driver's license or photo ID). More information on REAL ID is available here . Read more


Madden Rallies for Infrastructure Improvements

(May 15, 2019)

At a Capitol rally, Pa. state Rep. Maureen Madden stood with Gov. Wolf and fellow legislators to promote the Restore PA Initiative, a program which would invest in restoring blighted properties, expanding access to broadband internet, and strengthening Pennsylvania's transportation infrastructure. Read more


Madden Stands Up For Women’s Rights

(May 14, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Maureen Madden spoke out against legislation that would take away a woman’s right to choose. She explains how House Bill 321 makes false promises to help protect babies with Down syndrome. Read more


Academic records would transfer timelier under Madden bill

(May 03, 2019)

HARRISBURG, May 3 – State Rep. Maureen Madden is reintroducing legislation that would require school districts and charter schools to share student records with one another within 10 days of receiving the request. Read more


Madden brings back $680,726 for school safety programs

(May 01, 2019)

HARRISBURG, May 1 – Two Monroe County school districts were awarded Pennsylvania school safety and security grants totaling $680,726, according to state Rep. Maureen Madden. Read more


Reps Madden, McNeill to reintroduce banning pet leasing

(Apr 18, 2019)

HARRISBURG, APRIL 18 – States Reps. Maureen Madden, D- Monroe, and Jeanne McNeill, D-Lehigh, are circulating a legislative memo requesting cosponsors to reintroduce their pet safety legislation. The representatives want to stop pet stores from luring customers into buying cute but expensive pets through lease agreements. Under the terms of lease contracts, customers enter into a long-term payment agreement, which often results in them paying far more than what they would have by purchasing the pet outright, with large balloon payments at the end of the lease. “Unfortunately, customers eventually discover that they were deceived when they signed the pet lease,” Madden said. “Sadly, when a customer lacks the financial ability to make a payment, their pet is repossessed and often finds its way back to a shelter.” According to the Federal Trade Commission, pet leasing is not considered illegal; however, companies may be held responsible since they have an obligation to clearly state that customers are entering into a lease agreement. “We need to protect pet owners from the unnecessary stress and trauma of losing a pet should they be unable to make payments and lose a pet due to repossession,” McNeill said. “For many of us, pets are more than just companions, they are family.” Madden said other states such as California, Nevada and New York have enacted legislation to ban the practice. Madden and McNeill said Read more