Miller elected House Democratic Caucus chairman

(Nov 16, 2020)

“While I am excited and honored to be chosen by my colleagues to serve them in leadership, we have a lot of work to do,” Miller said. “We are still struggling with COVID-19 and for the betterment of the state, Republicans and Democrats must work together better." Read more

 

McClinton Historically Elected as House Democratic Leader

(Nov 13, 2020)

Pa. state Rep. Joanna McClinton was elected by her Democratic colleagues as the House Democratic Leader for the 2021-22 legislative session. She is the first Black woman to lead any Caucus in Pennsylvania, and the first woman to be a Floor Leader in the House. Read more

 

Kinsey congratulates Bullock for being elected to chair Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus

(Nov 13, 2020)

“Representative Bullock has been an outstanding vice chair of the PLBC, and I’m thrilled to see manifestations of her dedication in ensuring communities of color are uplifted and recognized in the legislative fabric of our commonwealth,” said Kinsey, D-Phila. Read more

 

Davis elected House Democratic Caucus Secretary

(Nov 13, 2020)

“I am deeply honored to have been elected by my peers to serve on the House Democratic Caucus leadership team as secretary,” Davis said. “I am looking forward to working with the leadership team to guide the caucus to achieve its legislative goals in the House in the upcoming session.” Read more

 

Rep. Bizzarro elected to serve as House Democratic Policy Committee Chair

(Nov 12, 2020)

“I am grateful a majority of my colleagues appointed me to this post. I value their support and confidence in my abilities to serve our caucus in this leadership role. As chairman of the Policy Committee, I look forward to finding innovative ways to bring the issues that matter most to Pennsylvanians to the forefront. I look forward to working with the leadership team to make sure we put people first with good jobs, access to affordable healthcare, and quality school,” Bizzarro said. Read more

 

House Democrats elect leaders for upcoming legislative session

(Nov 12, 2020)

Rep. Joanna McClinton today made Pennsylvania history, becoming the first woman elected to serve as a minority leader in the House or Senate. With 32 women serving in the upcoming session, more than one-third of the new House Democratic Caucus are women. Read more

 

Webster on the Significance of Veterans Day

(Nov 11, 2020)

Pa. state Rep. Joe Webster talks about the significance of Veterans Day and why it is so meaningful to him. Webster served nearly 23 years active duty in the U.S. Air Force. Read more

 

Boyle: House Republicans’ latest baseless attempt to sow doubt in the election process and delay certification of election results ‘shameful’

(Nov 10, 2020)

“If you want to ensure that the election process here in Pennsylvania is fair and free, you can start by not sowing doubt and discord without evidence of any wrongdoing,” Boyle said. Read more

 

The Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus congratulates Biden and Harris on historic win

(Nov 09, 2020)

“I am thrilled to soon call Joe Biden and Kamala Harris president and vice president. Their presence in the White House will restore intelligence and dignity to these esteemed offices, and a sense of pride in the American people. It is refreshing to see concrete, well-crafted strategies to move our nation forward, and I look forward to seeing manifestations of this progress,” Kinsey said on behalf of the PLBC. Read more

 

McClinton responds to release of video showing Wallace's death during police-involved shooting

(Nov 04, 2020)

"Brutal, disturbing, traumatic and tragic don't even begin to describe the emotions I'm feeling right now after watching the video showing the final moments of Walter Wallace Jr.’s life – a young Black man whose cries for help ended with his untimely death as his entire family watched helplessly." Read more

 

House Democratic leaders remind Pennsylvanians: Republicans can’t change the rules

(Nov 04, 2020)

“The results of the election are not final until every lawfully cast vote is counted. To suggest otherwise is an insult to the millions of Pennsylvanians who voted -- whether in person or by mail -- as provided by the legislature with near-unanimous Republican support." Read more

 

House Democratic leaders urge patience, remind the people the election is final when all votes are counted

(Nov 02, 2020)

“We thank the voters and assure them they will be heard, and their votes will be counted – no matter how long it takes.” Read more

 

McClinton demands accountability from Philadelphia Police Department after mother and child dragged from SUV

(Oct 30, 2020)

McClinton called the incident that took place in her community deeply concerning and charged for transparency from the police department for their actions. Read more

 

In response to West Philadelphia police-involved shooting, Cephas will introduce legislation that would require local police departments to establish Behavioral Health Crisis Response Units

(Oct 30, 2020)

Cephas’ proposal comes days after the police shooting death of Walter Wallace Jr., a 27-year-old West Philadelphia man whose family had called 911 because he was experiencing a mental breakdown. Responding officers fired 14 rounds at him, killing him, while he was standing in the street holding a knife. Read more

 

Rabb expedites introduction of legislation to create PennCorps, to be used in mental health and wellness interventions after latest police violence

(Oct 29, 2020)

“It’s time for a system reset," Rabb said. "Policing as we know it cannot address the expansive needs of vulnerable communities across our city and state. Taxpayers will continue to be looted by a system that betrays our city’s neighborhoods most beset by disinvestment." Read more

 

Lawmakers discuss legislation to ensure equitable access to contraceptives

(Oct 28, 2020)

Krueger, Boyle and Davis introduced H.B. 2813 following a U.S. Supreme Court decision that allows virtually any employer to opt out of the Affordable Care Act mandate to provide contraceptive coverage if they object to birth control on religious or moral grounds. The bill would protect access to this important form of health care by making sure insurers in Pennsylvania provide coverage for contraception. Read more

 

Coalition Against Hate calls for renewed commitment to struggle against hate, fear

(Oct 27, 2020)

As Pennsylvania again mourns the anti-Semitic attack in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh two years ago, the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Hate today called upon the state legislature to remember and reflect on this moment, and to take action to strengthen Pennsylvania’s hate crime laws to prevent future tragedies. Read more

 

PLBC, Philadelphia House Delegation, and Police Reform Working Group members demand justice after Black man is killed by police

(Oct 27, 2020)

Members of these respective legislative bodies also called on the legislature to expeditiously pass the multiple pieces of police reform legislation languishing without action, some of which address procedures on non-lethal de-escalation methods and would instill policies for safer police interactions with residents experiencing mental health crises. Read more

 

Frankel, community mark anti-Semitic attack, remember those lost

(Oct 27, 2020)

“My community has mourned together, and we are walking the winding path of healing together. Those most affected by the attack can each tell stories of the ways that the worldwide outpouring of love and support over the last two years has brought glimmers of light to what can be a very dark journey." Read more

 

Schweyer holds House Democratic Policy Committee hearing on utility shut-offs

(Oct 26, 2020)

“The COVID-19 pandemic has created new and unprecedented challenges for many families across the commonwealth,” Schweyer said. “With winter coming and temperatures starting to drop, people should not have to worry about having their heat, electric or water shut-off on top of keeping their families healthy and figuring out how to put food on their tables.” Read more

 

Miller elected House Democratic Caucus chairman
Nov 16, 2020

McClinton Historically Elected as House Democratic Leader
Nov 13, 2020

Kinsey congratulates Bullock for being elected to chair Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus
Nov 13, 2020

Davis elected House Democratic Caucus Secretary
Nov 13, 2020

Rep. Bizzarro elected to serve as House Democratic Policy Committee Chair
Nov 12, 2020

House Democrats elect leaders for upcoming legislative session
Nov 12, 2020

Webster on the Significance of Veterans Day
Nov 11, 2020

Boyle: House Republicans’ latest baseless attempt to sow doubt in the election process and delay certification of election results ‘shameful’
Nov 10, 2020

The Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus congratulates Biden and Harris on historic win
Nov 09, 2020

McClinton responds to release of video showing Wallace's death during police-involved shooting
Nov 04, 2020

House Democratic leaders remind Pennsylvanians: Republicans can’t change the rules
Nov 04, 2020

House Democratic leaders urge patience, remind the people the election is final when all votes are counted
Nov 02, 2020

McClinton demands accountability from Philadelphia Police Department after mother and child dragged from SUV
Oct 30, 2020

In response to West Philadelphia police-involved shooting, Cephas will introduce legislation that would require local police departments to establish Behavioral Health Crisis Response Units
Oct 30, 2020

Rabb expedites introduction of legislation to create PennCorps, to be used in mental health and wellness interventions after latest police violence
Oct 29, 2020

Lawmakers discuss legislation to ensure equitable access to contraceptives
Oct 28, 2020

Coalition Against Hate calls for renewed commitment to struggle against hate, fear
Oct 27, 2020

PLBC, Philadelphia House Delegation, and Police Reform Working Group members demand justice after Black man is killed by police
Oct 27, 2020

Frankel, community mark anti-Semitic attack, remember those lost
Oct 27, 2020

Schweyer holds House Democratic Policy Committee hearing on utility shut-offs
Oct 26, 2020