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January Wrap-Up

(Feb 02, 2015)

Catch up on what's happening in Harrisburg and the 42nd District with Rep. Miller's January Wrap-Up. Read more

 

Miller receives committee posts for second term in state House

(Jan 21, 2015)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 21 – State Rep. Dan Miller, D-Mt. Lebanon, has been appointed to serve on five state House committees, the House Children and Youth, Education, Human Services, Judiciary, and Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness committees for the 2015-16 legislative session. “It’s a tremendous privilege to serve on these House committees,” Miller said. “I intend to bring a unique perspective to the topics we will be dealing with this session. From working to pass legislation that will better protect children to ensuring our veterans are well taken care of, we will be working with important topics that impact all Pennsylvanians.” There are 24 standing committees in the state House of Representatives. The committee system allows legislators to assess and amend legislation and evaluate important issues before sending bills to the full House for a vote. This is Miller’s first term on the Education, Human Services, Judiciary, and Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness committees, but he has previously served on the Children and Youth Committee. Read more

 

Senate passes Casey's bill to help families bear long-term disability costs

(Jan 14, 2015)

An unusual thing happened in Congress this month: The Senate and the House each passed legislation likely to create a law, with massive bipartisan support. Read more

 

Save the Date!

(Jan 12, 2015)

Join Rep. Dan Miller for his 2nd Annual Children and Youth Disability & Mental Health Summit on Wednesday, March 11. This year's summit will be held at 1900 Cochran Road, Pittsburgh PA 15220. Check back soon for more info! Read more

 

Hope for Hannah legislation becomes law

(Dec 28, 2014)

Pennsylvania's children have a new protection thanks to Hannah's Law, named after Hannah Ginion of Bristol Township, who suffered from the rare genetic disorder called Krabbe disease. Hannah passed away on Dec. 28, 2014. Read more

 

Beware IRS phone scams

(Nov 29, 2014)

Recently, my office received information about phone calls received statewide in which an individual claimed to be from the IRS and demanded payment on taxes owed. Please be aware – this phone call is a scam, and the IRS will NOT initiate first contact with you on the phone about taxes owed. Always be wary of unsolicited phone calls in which an individual claims to represent a business or government entity and aggressively demands payment. The IRS does not operate this way and will always send official correspondence through the mail to make its first contact with you. Read more

 

HEROIN: What you need to know about Pennsylvania’s Good Samaritan Law

(Nov 24, 2014)

Landmark legislation passed during the 2013-14 Legislative Session now allows first responders, including law enforcement, fire fighters, EMS or other organizations the ability to administer a medication known as naloxone, a life-saving opioid-overdose antidote. The law also allows individuals such as friends or family members who might be in a position to help a person at risk of experiencing an opioid-related overdose to obtain a prescription for naloxone. Additionally, Act 139 provides immunity from prosecution for those responding to and reporting overdoses. Read more

 

In the News: Dept. of Human Services name change better reflects mission

(Nov 24, 2014)

House Bill 993, which renamed the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare as the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, was signed into law as Act 132 during the 2013-14 Legislative Session. According to advocates for the change, renaming the department was long overdue, and as the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported, the name change better reflects the department’s mission. Read more

 

Do you need help paying heating bills?

(Nov 24, 2014)

As we get into the coldest months of winter, many people are worried about affording their increasing heating costs. If you or someone you know qualifies, my office could help you take advantage of a program set up to curtail high home heating bills. Read more

 

Apply for health insurance by Feb. 16

(Nov 23, 2014)

The open enrollment period for health care coverage is now underway. If you or someone you know is in need of health insurance, please consider visiting the federal Marketplace at www.HealthCare.gov. Applicants have until Feb. 16, 2015 to enroll. Everyone, no matter what age, needs health insurance. A random accident or unexpected illness could put you in danger of losing not only your good health but also your financial future. Read more

 

Sign up for the Do-Not-Call list

(Nov 22, 2014)

To register for the Pennsylvania and national do-not-call lists, visit http://www.attorneygeneral.gov/dnc.aspx or call 1-888-777-3406. Registration is free. There is a rolling enrollment; individuals may sign up at any time and the registration is good for five years. After that, you can re-enroll. And, signing up on Pennsylvania's list automatically adds those numbers to the national do-not-call list. Read more

 

Weatherizing your home saves you money on energy bills

(Nov 20, 2014)

Last year’s bitterly cold winter left many people struggling to pay higher-than-normal home energy bills. As we head toward the coldest months of the year, there are ways you can winterize your home to keep heat in, cold air out, and money in your pocket. Many businesses offer professional home energy audits, but you can perform your own by inspecting areas where heat escapes and cold air leaks in. Read more

 

Check out charities before making holiday donations

(Nov 20, 2014)

While it may be the season for charitable giving, scammers don't take a holiday. The Pennsylvania Department of State offers a simple way to ensure a charity is legitimate and that your donation will be used properly. Read more