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McClinton Stands Up to Defend Democracy

Bizzarro: Pennsylvania GOP's election probe is an unnecessary and wasteful fool's errand

(Nov 24, 2021)

As extremist politicians attempted to find new ways to make it harder to vote and make it easier to throw out the votes the GOP didn’t want counted, a new front opened up — the “forensic audit.” Read more

 

Frankel appointed to PA Health Care Cost Containment Council

(Nov 22, 2021)

The council was created in 1986 in a collaborative effort by business, labor, insurance and medical providers to contain health care costs and support high-value care. Read more

 

Solomon introduces legislation calling for lawmakers to resign upon conviction

(Nov 22, 2021)

Solomon said that once they are convicted of crimes, public officials lose their credibility, integrity and cannot serve their constituents without the idea of bias and corruption overshadowing any significant decisions they make. He said his legislation would be a start to putting politics back into the hands of the people. Read more

 

House Democratic Caucus condemns House Republican interference in Lehigh Valley election

(Nov 19, 2021)

The threatening letter sent to the Lehigh County Board of Elections this week by state House Republican Leadership is another attack meant to undermine the public’s confidence in Pennsylvania’s election system and is an overstep of our role as state legislators. Read more

 

McClinton Stands Up to Defend Democracy

(Nov 18, 2021)

Let us return to civility. Let us return to the Democratic process. Let us return to the House of Representatives that Benjamin Franklin entrusted to us. Read more

 

State House OKs bipartisan bills to improve mental health treatment

(Nov 17, 2021)

"This is what leaders do: they see a problem and they work to fix it. As a result of these efforts, Pennsylvania will take critical steps to improve a woefully ineffective mental health care system,” said Schlossberg, D-Lehigh. "This is the type of work our constituents expect of us." Read more

 

Welby sworn in to 113th House seat

(Nov 17, 2021)

“It is with great honor to serve constituents in the Northeast Region of the General Assembly,” Welby said. “I look forward to working with my colleagues on both side of the aisle for fair education funding and other legislative priorities.” Read more

 

Now open for applications: Substance abuse, arts, and career/technical training funding opportunities

(Nov 17, 2021)

Read about the latest grant opportunities open for applications. Read more

 

House Democratic Caucus welcomes new legislator to Harrisburg

(Nov 17, 2021)

“Representative Welby is a well-respected leader in his community and I’m confident he’ll leverage his years of experience to elevate the voices of his Lackawanna County constituents. We’re proud to welcome him as the newest member of our state legislature,” said McClinton, D-Delaware/Phila. Read more

 

McClinton: Federal bill invests in Pa.; state legislative leaders need to do the same

(Nov 15, 2021)

We want to cut taxes for the businesses that put Pennsylvania —and Pennsylvanians — first. Read more

 

Sainato honors Civil Air Patrol on 80th anniversary

(Nov 15, 2021)

"Their efforts have saved lives. At the same time, these volunteers inspire in young generations a love for service and an excitement in aviation. I am so proud to honor the patrol for its decades of achievement.” Read more

 

House unanimously passes bill to increase monthly pension amounts for some of Pennsylvania’s veterans

(Nov 12, 2021)

“Our veterans deserve our continued support and after more than 20 years, it is time to increase these monthly pension payments,” said Pisciottano, who co-authored this bill with state Rep. Jim Gregory, R-Blair. Read more

 

It’s Time for Passing Legislation to Protect Animals

(Nov 12, 2021)

This legislation, as introduced, not only would hold irresponsible breeders accountable, but also would provide protections for consumers who, sadly, find themselves facing unknown financial burdens due to the overbreeding and poor veterinary care impacting animals born from this severely tragic and brutal industry. Read more

 

Briggs calls out process used to advance bill to eliminate license to carry requirements

(Nov 10, 2021)

“It’s only right that we treat each other with courtesy, respect and professionalism, but today that was not the case, and I let my counterpart know I was not happy with the lack of transparency.” Read more

 

Ciresi and Guzman applaud bipartisan infrastructure bill’s passenger rail funding

(Nov 10, 2021)

Ciresi and Guzman said they both view the restoration of a passenger rail service as the best way to alleviate this critical infrastructure issue and increase southeastern Pennsylvania’s economic growth. Read more

 

House unanimously passes bill to make professional licensing process more veteran-friendly

(Nov 10, 2021)

Sainato, who is Democratic chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, said he introduced H.B. 1868 – which passed the House unanimously today – with state Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny; Zach Mako, R-Lehigh/Northampton; and several other lawmakers to address problems veterans commonly face when applying for professional licenses. Read more

 

House Democrats unveil Propel PA plan to strengthen economic climate

(Nov 10, 2021)

“As leaders in the General Assembly, we must decide the path we want to guide Pennsylvania down. Propel PA is the roadmap to making our state more attractive to the most successful businesses and the most skilled employees and we look forward to reaping the benefits this plan will bring.” Read more

 

Young seeks to ease burden on local election officials, fights against voter suppression through new legislation

(Nov 08, 2021)

Part of Young’s legislation would deal with mail-in ballots, allowing them to be counted up to 21 days before an election and requiring that the counting process start within seven days of an election. The existing election guidelines forbid any vote counting earlier than Election Day. Read more

 

Sturla, Muth introduce Pennsylvania Water Resource Act

(Nov 08, 2021)

Their legislation would charge extraordinary water users a nominal per-gallon fee for removing water from Pennsylvania waterways, either 1/100 of a cent per gallon ($0.0001) for those who return the water or 1/10 of a cent per gallon ($0.001) for those who never return it. Thus, a 10,000-gallon withdrawal would cost $1 per day and $10 per day respectively. Read more

 

Sainato, Wheatley, Pisciottano, Webster unveil new bills to boost Pa. veterans

(Nov 08, 2021)

Sainato, Democratic chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, said he is proud to be part of a bipartisan effort to shape policy and legislation for the commonwealth’s large and active veteran population. Read more

 

Bizzarro: Pennsylvania GOP's election probe is an unnecessary and wasteful fool's errand
Nov 24, 2021

Frankel appointed to PA Health Care Cost Containment Council
Nov 22, 2021

Solomon introduces legislation calling for lawmakers to resign upon conviction
Nov 22, 2021

House Democratic Caucus condemns House Republican interference in Lehigh Valley election
Nov 19, 2021

McClinton Stands Up to Defend Democracy
Nov 18, 2021

State House OKs bipartisan bills to improve mental health treatment
Nov 17, 2021

Welby sworn in to 113th House seat
Nov 17, 2021

Now open for applications: Substance abuse, arts, and career/technical training funding opportunities
Nov 17, 2021

House Democratic Caucus welcomes new legislator to Harrisburg
Nov 17, 2021

McClinton: Federal bill invests in Pa.; state legislative leaders need to do the same
Nov 15, 2021

Sainato honors Civil Air Patrol on 80th anniversary
Nov 15, 2021

House unanimously passes bill to increase monthly pension amounts for some of Pennsylvania’s veterans
Nov 12, 2021

It’s Time for Passing Legislation to Protect Animals
Nov 12, 2021

Briggs calls out process used to advance bill to eliminate license to carry requirements
Nov 10, 2021

Ciresi and Guzman applaud bipartisan infrastructure bill’s passenger rail funding
Nov 10, 2021

House unanimously passes bill to make professional licensing process more veteran-friendly
Nov 10, 2021

House Democrats unveil Propel PA plan to strengthen economic climate
Nov 10, 2021

Young seeks to ease burden on local election officials, fights against voter suppression through new legislation
Nov 08, 2021

Sturla, Muth introduce Pennsylvania Water Resource Act
Nov 08, 2021

Sainato, Wheatley, Pisciottano, Webster unveil new bills to boost Pa. veterans
Nov 08, 2021