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Madden, McNeill re-elected to Northeast Delegation leadership; Kosierowski added to leadership team

Schweyer: Stop the Political Theater

(Nov 16, 2021)

Pa. state Rep. Peter Schweyer spoke in opposition to Senate Bill 565, legislation that would effectively abolish the requirement to possess a concealed carry permit. Schweyer believes the legislature is wasting valuable time discussing bills that ultimately face a veto by Gov. Wolf. Read more

 

Schweyer Community Conversation with Adam Garber of CeaseFirePA

(Nov 16, 2021)

As the state House prepares for a potential vote to change Pennsylvania's firearms laws regarding concealed carry, Pa. state Rep. Peter Schweyer sits down with Adam Garber from CeaseFirePA for a Community Conversation on this important piece of legislation. Read more

 

The 2021 Pennsylvania Forty Under 40

(Nov 15, 2021)

City & State recognizes some of the "most influential Pennsylvanians under the age of 40," including state Rep. Schlossberg from Lehigh County. Read more

 

Dems stage walkout of House hearing on bills tightening public sector labor laws

(Nov 15, 2021)

"This committee should be talking about ways to strengthen our workforce and getting people back to work," Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Luzerne, said Read more

 

McNeill issues statement on Labor Committee’s agenda

(Nov 15, 2021)

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-Lehigh, joined colleagues in protesting an agenda that she and fellow Democrats have labeled an outright assault on the rights of working families across the commonwealth. Read more

 

Madden Calls for Campaign Finance Reform

(Nov 12, 2021)

At a State Government Committee hearing on term limits this week, Pa. state Rep. Maureen Madden argued instead for campaign finance reform, suggesting too much corporate money puts well-meaning, grassroots organizers at a distinct and unfair disadvantage. Term limits, she said, already exist through the power of the ballot box, though she agrees there should be term limits for the President of the United States and the U.S. Supreme Court. Read more

 

It’s Time for Passing Legislation to Protect Animals

(Nov 12, 2021)

As another National Pet Adoption Week comes to a close, I feel it’s important to remind my colleagues in both the House and Senate, of our duty to serve all our constituents, human or not. 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

 

Schweyer: Increase Access and Affordability of Broadband

(Nov 10, 2021)

At a public hearing of the House Consumer Affairs Committee on expanding rural broadband, Pa. state Rep. Peter Schweyer discusses the importance of increasing its access and affordability in urban areas like Allentown and the challenges in doing so with an underserved and transient population. Read more

 

Schweyer: $800,000 in tax credits to boost Allentown revitalization projects

(Nov 10, 2021)

“Whether it’s expanding access to affordable housing or giving our children a safe place to go after school to strengthen their minds and bodies, these are investments that make a difference,” Schweyer said. 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

 

Madden Decries Daylight Saving Time

(Nov 09, 2021)

Taking a firm stance against Cher's musical desire to "turn back time," Pa. state Rep. Maureen Madden joined the full-throated, bipartisan support to eliminate daylight saving time in PA and across the country. Daylight saving time, she said, "isn't fooling anybody. ... Let's just end this. It's annoying." Read more

 

Mullins: Fairly Fund Our Schools

(Nov 08, 2021)

At a rally in support of striking teachers in the Scranton School District, Pa. state Rep. Kyle Mullins says his focus will continue to be on returning Scranton students to their classrooms, with underfunded school districts - at long last - being fairly funded by the state. Read more

 

Here’s how Biden’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill will impact Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley

(Nov 08, 2021)

“The [changes] that are going to be really obvious are the roads and bridges,” said U.S. Rep. Susan Wild, who has been a vocal supporter of the plan. “The ones that are going to be not so visible, but equally important, are the drainage systems.” Read more

 

Madden: Free and Fair Elections are Critical

(Nov 08, 2021)

Pa. state Rep. Maureen Madden stressed the importance of properly funding elections across the commonwealth to ensure voters and poll workers are educated, election workers are fairly paid, and elections remain free and fair during debate at Monday's State Government Committee voting meeting. Promoting politically motivated legislation surrounding election law, she said, undermines the will of the people Read more

 

Gov. Tom Wolf during visit to Allentown: There is no worker shortage, but pay and benefits need to be improved for workers in Pennsylvania

(Nov 05, 2021)

Those in attendance included Democratic state Reps. Mike Schlossberg, Peter Schweyer and Jeanne McNeill, as well as representatives of IBEW Local 375. Read more

 

Kosierowski stands with teachers

(Nov 05, 2021)

State Rep. Bridget M. Kosierowski joined state Reps. Kyle Mullins and Mike Carroll, Rep.-elect Thom Welby, and state Sen. Marty Flynn outside the Lackawanna County Courthouse to show support for striking teachers in the Scranton School District, and outrage over the district cutting health coverage during the strike. Read more

 

Schweyer’s office hosting veterans outreach Nov. 19

(Nov 04, 2021)

“This is a great way to give back to the selfless men and women who served our country and protected our freedom,” said Schweyer, D-Lehigh. “They deserve every benefit entitled to them for their service and my office is pleased to offer assistance.” Read more

 

Schweyer Community Conversation with Dr. Kimberly Levitt

(Nov 03, 2021)

Pa. state Rep. Peter Schweyer sat down with Dr. Kimberly Levitt from the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center in Allentown to discuss the importance of flu shots and some general health tips as we head into the winter months. Read more

 

Pennie's Open Enrollment Period is now open

(Nov 01, 2021)

Pennie is Pennsylvanian's insurance marketplace and provides individuals and families with the ability to shop for high-quality health care plans and easily apply for financial assistance. Read more