This week, I’ll celebrate my 100th day in office. I’ve used the last 100 days to advocate for the issues that matter most to you and I’m honored to continue working to make Delco a great place to live and work.
Legislative round up
We are back in session this week and Monday morning started off with a rally with Moms Demand Action to support Extreme Risk Protection Order legislation, introduced as H.B. 1075. Two-thirds of firearm deaths are caused by suicide and ERPO is a commonsense tool to reduce this number and save lives. We were also joined by Governor Tom Wolf, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale and a speaker from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. I had the opportunity to speak with the student and share how I started circulating petitions the day that Parkland happened and my promise to never stop fighting until we start to save lives.
|Two weeks ago, I spoke in the House chamber in defense of an amendment that would have retained emergency assistance in the face of cuts proposed in Harrisburg to one of our most vulnerable populations -- disabled veterans. Instead of supporting our veterans and thanking them for their tremendous sacrifice, the House voted against this provision. Our veterans deserve better than what the House gave them. I will never stop fighting to get our veterans the resources they need. You can watch my remarks here.
|Infrastructure policy hearing recap
|Thanks to everyone who was able to join us last week for a policy hearing about infrastructure. You can read a recap of the meeting here and watch my comments by clicking the video above.
|Save the date -- April 26
|Save the date for our April Senior Breakfast, which will be held Friday, April 26 in Springfield at the Friends Meeting House! More information to come, including a full list of speakers.
I hope to see you there!
|PennDOT is looking for feedback from residents on this year’s winter services. You can take the short survey here. This is a great way for PennDOT to hear from you and improve their services. The survey is open to the public until May 7.
PennDOT's Office of Public-Private Partnerships (P3) is now accepting unsolicited proposals for transportation projects from the private sector through April 30. During this time, the private sector can submit proposals offering innovative ways to deliver transportation projects across a variety of modes including roads, bridges, rail, aviation and ports.
Instructions on how to submit a project and information on the unsolicited proposal review process can be found on the state's P3 website, www.P3.pa.gov.
And, don’t forget that you can report potholes on state roads to my office.
|A veteran service agent will be in my office on May 13. Please call to make an appointment to discuss VA claims, reduced property taxes, education benefits and more!
Tonight at 7 p.m., there will be a Conditional Use hearing on the Olde Sproul Road project immediately before the 8 p.m. April public meeting of the Springfield Board of Commissioners in the township building.
Looking to volunteer this weekend? You can learn about a local opportunity here.
There’s also a free shred event this weekend, you can learn more here.
Rep. Jennifer O’Mara
165th Legislative District