McNeill Sworn In for 2nd Term

(Jan 06, 2021)

Pa. state Rep. Jeanne McNeill was officially sworn in for her second term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. She explains her priorities and how she'll continue advocating for legislation that benefits the people of Lehigh County and the state. Read more

 

McNeill sworn in for second term

(Jan 05, 2021)

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-Lehigh, took the oath of office today to begin her second full term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, where she will continue to represent the 133rd Legislative District. Read more

 

Holiday Email 2020

(Jan 04, 2021)

Holiday Email 2020 Read more

 

McNeill: $1 million awarded for airport improvements

(Dec 26, 2020)

WHITEHALL, Dec. 26 – State Rep. Jeanne McNeill announced that the Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority has been awarded a $1 million state Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grant. The grant will be used for the terminal expansion at Lehigh Valley International Airport for the security checkpoint and terminal connector project. “This funding will help the airport authority improve the movement and flow in the airport, as well as enhance safety and security by enlarging the terminal and updating the TSA screening area to meet TSA standards,” said McNeill, D-Lehigh. “The changes should result in an overall improved passenger experience. This expansion project is greatly needed and I was glad to help the authority receive this funding, and I thank the governor for his support.” Currently, the Lehigh Valley Airport requires both departing and arriving passengers to travel through the same tunnel, where the security checkpoint also is located, which only has two lanes. TSA standards require three lanes, and four lanes will be required in 10 years. The RACP is administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational and historical improvement projects. Read more

 

2021 Legislative Calendar

(Dec 04, 2020)

The 2021 Legislative Calendar Read more

 

Let’s be patient; Make sure every vote counts

(Nov 05, 2020)

As of this writing, there are approximately 750,000 Pennsylvania votes that need to be counted. That is more than 750,000 Pennsylvanians who lawfully casted their vote and deserve to be heard. Counting every citizen’s legal, timely vote is imperative. As workers securely make progress on tallying the results, we must be patient. This process may take several days, but the integrity and sanctity of the vote in our state must be maintained. Last Fall, in a bipartisan showing, the Pennsylvania General Assembly agreed to allow for mail-in ballots. Since then, House Democrats have made many efforts to help clarify any confusion about the process and give local election boards the tools needed to securely and expeditiously process votes cast by mail. Unfortunately, our Republican colleagues chose political gamesmanship over a genuine effort to ensure a smooth election. Their inaction failed to allow for the early processing of ballots received – as 32 other states permit-- and, in turn, why there is a delay in knowing the outcome of this election. The ambiguity in the law did not address their local official’s concerns; nor does it protect every Pennsylvanian’s constitutional right to vote and our obligation to make sure those votes are counted. Now, more than ever, we must ensure that we uphold the freedoms guaranteed in our state and nation’s constitution. In these unprecedented times, the voters must have the final say, not the candidates or Read more

 

McNeill lauds Wolf announcement as ‘first step in the right direction’

(Oct 22, 2020)

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-Lehigh, today called Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan to provide financial relief to the more than 16,000 restaurants and bars impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic the “first step in the right direction.” Read more

 

McNeill announces funding program for law enforcement/corrections body cameras

(Sep 10, 2020)

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-Lehigh, today announced a program that offers grants from $5,000 to $200,000 to purchase camera systems, data storage and to cover other costs related to implementing or expanding body-worn camera systems for law enforcement and corrections agencies in Pennsylvania. Read more

 

McNeill: apply for funding before deadline

(Sep 09, 2020)

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-Lehigh, is encouraging local municipalities, businesses, and economic development or transportation agencies to apply for up to $3 million in grant funding before the Sept. 30 application deadline closes. Read more

 

Summer Newsletter

(Sep 01, 2020)

This is the digital copy of my Summer 2020 newsletter. Read more

 

McNeill announces nearly $510K to improve services for students

(Aug 25, 2020)

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-Lehigh, today announced two schools in her district are sharing $509,440 to improve services to historically underserved students under the federally funded Every Student Succeeds Act. Read more

 

McNeill calls for movement on bill to benefit first responders, frontline workers

(Aug 21, 2020)

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-Lehigh, is calling for additional funding to assist first responders and others working in essential and frontline jobs who were omitted from the hazard pay grants awarded by the Department of Community and Economic Development earlier this week. Read more

 

McNeill announces over $240K for special needs instruction

(Aug 20, 2020)

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-Lehigh, today announced four area school districts received grants totaling $242,000 to heighten educational services for students with special needs who may be negatively impacted by COVID-19 mitigation efforts. Read more

 

McNeill: $425,000 awarded to Catasauqua Borough

(Aug 19, 2020)

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-Lehigh, today announced that Catasauqua Borough will receive a $425,000 PA Small Water and Sewer grant for its Lehigh Canal Interceptor Rehabilitation Project. Read more

 

McNeill: More than $1.6 million to aid in addressing healthy and safety during coronavirus pandemic, mitigation efforts

(Aug 14, 2020)

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-Lehigh, today announced that $1.64 million in funding has been awarded to career and technical centers and school districts in the 133rd Legislative District to support costs incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its mitigation efforts. Read more

 

McNeill: $250,000 to aid in affordable housing program

(Aug 14, 2020)

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-Lehigh, today announced that $250,000 in funding has been awarded to the Lehigh Valley Regional Homeless Advisory Board for a housing program, via the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement (PHARE) fund. Read more

 

McNeill: More than $945K awarded in COVID-19 safety grants

(Aug 07, 2020)

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill announced today that $947,864 in federal funding has been allocated to several area schools and Career and Technical Education centers in her district to assist with implementing public health and safety plans. Read more

 

Hazard pay grants now available to support frontline workers

(Jul 17, 2020)

HARRISBURG, July 17 – Workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic could see hazard pay through funding advocated for by the Pennsylvania House Democrats. Read more

 

McNeill: $563,933 awarded to Catasauqua Borough

(Jul 16, 2020)

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-Lehigh, today announced that a $563,933 grant has been awarded to Catasauqua Borough from the Commonwealth Financing Authority. The borough will use the funding to construct new public streets and make improvements for pedestrian and bicyclists in and around the former Crane Iron Works brownfield site. Read more

 

McNeill: $820,958 to aid in construction of new airport screening area

(Jul 14, 2020)

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-Lehigh, today announced $820,958 in Alternative and Clean Energy Program grant funding has been awarded to the Lehigh Valley International Airport to construct a new TSA screening area. Read more