LIHEAP is already a big help, but could be so much more

(Jun 27, 2022)

LIHEAP is long overdue for an upgrade, and I’ve introduced legislation to make two critical improvements. Read more

 

Brown demands mandatory ID requirement at gun shows to curb unregulated ghost gun sales

(Jun 27, 2022)

Brown has proposed this change in the wake of recent mass shootings and the proliferation of unregulated “ghost guns,” such as the one used in the mass shooting on South Street on June 4. Read more

 

Parker: People die daily from gun violence in Pa., we need solutions, not excuses

(Jun 25, 2022)

"The problems that plague Philly are everywhere. Gun violence is on the rise in Pittsburgh, Lancaster, Erie, Scranton, York, Reading, Allentown." Read more

 

Howard: Pennsylvania must encode reproductive rights into law now

(Jun 24, 2022)

Please contact Republican House leadership and request they bring H.B. 733 to a vote. If they oppose freedom of choice and bodily autonomy, let them cast votes showing that, rather than hiding sheepishly behind procedure. Read more

 

Pennsylvania Women’s Health Caucus Co-Chairs and Members of State Senate Democratic Caucus Slam Supreme Court Decision, Call for Action to Preserve Abortion Access in Pennsylvania

(Jun 24, 2022)

After today’s decision, the 13 states that passed trigger laws now have bans or severe restrictions already enshrined into law, leaving millions of Americans without access to abortion immediately. Arkansas, Idaho and Oklahoma law now criminalizes abortion with penalties ranging from 5 to ten years in prison. Read more

 

House Democratic Leaders: Supreme Court decision will cost lives

(Jun 24, 2022)

“We’re not done fighting for people to be able to make decisions about their own body. In the meantime, we will work to shore up access to care in our communities that anticipate an uptick in women from neighboring states seeking safe health care and to protect our health care providers from legal action for doing their jobs.” Read more

 

Freeman’s lease to purchase bill would expand affordable home ownership

(Jun 23, 2022)

Under Freeman’s legislation, the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency would administer a program that would require lease to purchase agreements to allow the lessee to acquire ownership after 50% of all lease payments have been made. Read more

 

Warren moves House to vote on universal background checks

(Jun 22, 2022)

“This is a gun safety policy with tremendous support in Pennsylvania that has for years been stalled in the House Judiciary Committee,” Warren said. “This simple safety measure -- a background check on all firearm purchases -- respects the United States and Pennsylvania constitutions while protecting the lives of Pennsylvanians from gun violence.” Read more

 

Burns introduces bill to ban use of public funds for campaign activities

(Jun 22, 2022)

Burns, who has introduced or supported other good-government bills in the past, first floated the idea earlier this year after he learned that Johnstown spent thousands of dollars in city funds to advocate for changes to the city charter on the November ballot. The city was later fined $500 for failing to report campaign expenses related to the mailers. Read more

 

Policy hearing highlights legislation to help end corporate inflation

(Jun 22, 2022)

Wednesday’s hearing, titled “Ending Corporate Inflation,” highlighted several pieces of legislation House Democrats have introduced to combat the issue of corporate inflation, which was highlighted during the hearing and a press conference that followed. Read more

 

Schweyer: Majority party tactics on gun bills are shameful, dangerous

(Jun 22, 2022)

“It has become quite clear with this week’s move and previous procedures earlier this month with other commonsense gun legislation that the Republican majority cares more about the gun lobby than saving Pennsylvania lives." Read more

 

Pisciottano, Innamorato fight inflation with Open Markets Act

(Jun 22, 2022)

The Open Markets Act would give the PA attorney general the authority necessary to effectively investigate and prosecute anti-trust violations, resulting in lower prices by reducing the number of price-gouging monopolies and creating a fairer, more competitive marketplace. Read more

 

Bullock announces PLBC scholarship awardees

(Jun 21, 2022)

“Providing some of our best and brightest students with financial help for the already exorbitant costs of college is something the PLBC is proud to do through our foundation,” Bullock said. Read more

 

Environmental, re-entry, and recycling funding opportunities

(Jun 20, 2022)

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

 

Matzie introduces bills to strengthen state’s home energy assistance program

(Jun 20, 2022)

As Democratic chairman of the House Consumer Affairs Committee, Matzie said he introduced the legislation to end the state’s harmful practice of withholding some of the annual federal funding it receives – a practice that has kept tens of millions of dollars from getting to families needing it. Read more

 

Delco House, Senate Delegation Introduce New Bills to Reform Abusive For-Profit Hospital Deals

(Jun 16, 2022)

“Access to life-saving, professional medical care should not be consumed by corporate greed and get rich quick schemes. My colleagues and I will do everything we can to prevent community hospitals from being exploited by for-profit systems,” said Rep. O’Mara. Read more

 

Freeman seeks to prevent majority from avoiding debate on important topics

(Jun 16, 2022)

“My proposal would reform the discharge resolution process in our House Rules to prevent legislative leaders from sidestepping issues that have been bottled up in committee,” Freeman said. Read more

 

Rabb introduces legislation to end charging children as adults in PA

(Jun 16, 2022)

Research has shown again and again that young people tried as adults have higher rates of recidivism than those who remain in the juvenile system, Rabb said. Read more

 

Deasy urges allocation of American Rescue Plan Act funds to address critical baby formula shortage

(Jun 16, 2022)

“Families of the approximately 35,000 infants participating in WIC in Pennsylvania are having a harder time securing baby formula on top of the current shortage because they have to rely on the limited number of retailers who participate in WIC,” Deasy said. Read more

 

Davis, McNeill bill would require lodging hosts to divulge recording devices

(Jun 15, 2022)

Currently, Pennsylvania does not have a law addressing undisclosed recording devices such as hidden cameras in host-lodging sites. Read more

 

LIHEAP is already a big help, but could be so much more
Jun 27, 2022

Brown demands mandatory ID requirement at gun shows to curb unregulated ghost gun sales
Jun 27, 2022

Parker: People die daily from gun violence in Pa., we need solutions, not excuses
Jun 25, 2022

Howard: Pennsylvania must encode reproductive rights into law now
Jun 24, 2022

Pennsylvania Women’s Health Caucus Co-Chairs and Members of State Senate Democratic Caucus Slam Supreme Court Decision, Call for Action to Preserve Abortion Access in Pennsylvania
Jun 24, 2022

House Democratic Leaders: Supreme Court decision will cost lives
Jun 24, 2022

Freeman’s lease to purchase bill would expand affordable home ownership
Jun 23, 2022

Warren moves House to vote on universal background checks
Jun 22, 2022

Burns introduces bill to ban use of public funds for campaign activities
Jun 22, 2022

Policy hearing highlights legislation to help end corporate inflation
Jun 22, 2022

Schweyer: Majority party tactics on gun bills are shameful, dangerous
Jun 22, 2022

Pisciottano, Innamorato fight inflation with Open Markets Act
Jun 22, 2022

Bullock announces PLBC scholarship awardees
Jun 21, 2022

Environmental, re-entry, and recycling funding opportunities
Jun 20, 2022

Matzie introduces bills to strengthen state’s home energy assistance program
Jun 20, 2022

Delco House, Senate Delegation Introduce New Bills to Reform Abusive For-Profit Hospital Deals
Jun 16, 2022

Freeman seeks to prevent majority from avoiding debate on important topics
Jun 16, 2022

Rabb introduces legislation to end charging children as adults in PA
Jun 16, 2022

Deasy urges allocation of American Rescue Plan Act funds to address critical baby formula shortage
Jun 16, 2022

Davis, McNeill bill would require lodging hosts to divulge recording devices
Jun 15, 2022