Updates on Reopening PA and Small Business Resources

(Apr 30, 2020)

I hope that you’re all doing well and staying healthy during this uncertain time. Thankfully, I have some uplifting information to share with you regarding Pennsylvania’s phased reopening process. Read more

 

Info for seniors, students, pet owners and more

(Apr 17, 2020)

Despite this difficult and uncertain time we’re facing, I’m so proud to see Delco standing strong. Read more

 

O’Mara, Snyder draft legislation to aid essential employees with collecting workers compensation

(Apr 15, 2020)

HARRISBURG, April 15 — State Reps. Jennifer O’Mara, D-Delaware, and Pam Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, will introduce a bill this legislative session to make it easier for essential employees to collect workers compensation if they contract COVID-19 coronavirus on the job. Their legislation would deem COVID-19 as an occupational disease for employees of life-sustaining businesses and occupations. This would remove the burden of proving that COVID-19 is occurring more in their occupation than in the general population. “Pennsylvanians who still are showing up to work every day as we overcome a global pandemic jeopardize or sacrifice their health and the health of their families to ensure that our state continues to function,” O’Mara said. “Chances are that they will come into contact with COVID-19. “We need to make filing for workers compensation as simple as possible to show that we haven’t forgotten or given up on our essential employees, just like how they aren’t giving up on us.” “We rely on these essential employees to protect us and keep us safe, and right now, they are on the front lines responding to the pandemic that’s affected every corner of our state,” Snyder said. “Removing the burden of proof on workers who have contracted COVID-19 is the right thing to do. They’re putting their lives on the line to help each one of us, and we need to Read more

 

My office is here to help

(Apr 02, 2020)

As we’re working toward overcoming this difficult time in our nation’s history, I hope you’re doing your part and staying home. Read more

 

Still here for you, Delco

(Mar 20, 2020)

I hope you’re safe and healthy in the comfort of your home. This is a challenging time in Pennsylvania’s history, but remember that we’re all in this together. If we continue to be supportive of one another, our community will come out of this stronger than ever. Read more

 

PUC, Utility and Internet Companies Actions to Assist Consumers During Covid-19 Pandemic

(Mar 14, 2020)

In light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) developments, we strive to keep you up to date on actions being taken to mitigate the effects of this crisis. Below, please find most recent information and updates from companies and providers that are enacting extraordinary measures to ensure continuity of service delivery for customers. PUC Issued Emergency Order 3/13/20 Moratorium on utility shutoffs for all regulated utilities Applies to electric, gas, water, wastewater, telecommunications, and steam utilities *Order does not apply to municipal utilities Verizon For the next 60 days, Verizon will: Waive late fees that any residential or small business customers incur because of their economic circumstances related to the coronavirus Not terminate service to any residential or small business customers because of their inability to pay their bills Open their Wi-Fi hotspots to all Americans for the next 60 days ATT For the next 60 days, ATT will: Not terminate the service of any wireless, home phone or broadband residential or small business customer because of their inability to pay their bill due to disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic Waive any late payment fees that any wireless, home phone or broadband residential or small business customer may incur because of economic hardship related to the coronavirus pandemic Keep public Wi-Fi hotspots open for any American who needs More information can be found here: Read more

 

COVID-19 Community Updates

(Mar 13, 2020)

As of today, Friday March 13th, my office will be closing for walk-in services. Staff will be available by phone, email, and social media. Read more

 

State lawmakers announce $250K grant for Delaware County District Attorney's Office

(Mar 11, 2020)

State Reps. Rep. Margo Davidson, Leanne Krueger, David Delloso, Brian Kirkland, Jennifer O’Mara and Mike Zabel from Delaware County announced today the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office has been approved for a $250,000 Local Law Enforcement Grant through the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. Read more

 

O’Mara announces grants awarded to two faith-based organizations

(Mar 11, 2020)

SPRINGFIELD, March 11 – State Rep. Jennifer O’Mara today announced that two community faith-based organizations received grants from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency to enhance their safety and security measures. Temple Sholom in Broomall received a $50,000 grant and Congregation Beth El Ner Tamid received a $29,407 grant. Funds may be used toward safety and security planning, purchase of security-related technology such as metal detectors, surveillance equipment and theft control devices, threat awareness and response training and any other safety or security-related project. “Houses of worship are known for being a place of sanctuary, peace and serenity for those of faith. No one should ever feel unsafe, afraid or worry when they are within these walls,” O’Mara said. “The duty of public servants, such as myself, is to ensure that every individual seeking to worship safely, with peace of mind, can do so during these trying times. Grants like these ensure that Pennsylvania’s places of faith are also places of safety.” The grants are provided through PCCD’s Nonprofit Security Grant Fund Program following the passage of Act 83 of 2019 . The act directs PCCD to administer grants to nonprofit organizations that have been or that are likely to be targets for hate crimes, according to the FBI’s 2017 Hate Crime Statistics publication. Priority consideration for funding was given to Read more

 

O’Mara applauds $137K grant to develop Delaware County workforce

(Mar 05, 2020)

SPRINGFIELD, March 5 – State Rep. Jennifer O’Mara today announced that the Delaware County Workforce Development Board received a $137,463 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry to provide summer internship opportunities through the State/Local Internship Program. SLIP is funded through the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, and helps young adults develop workforce preparation skills by providing participants with their first work experience. “Often times, the high cost of pursuing higher education in Pennsylvania, whether from a trade school or university, can hinder people when it comes to securing well-paying, sustainable, full-time work,” O’Mara said. “Pennsylvania is facing a shortage of skilled workers, and programs like SLIP help fill that void without contributing to the student debt crisis.” The 2020 SLIP will operate for an eight-week period between May 1 and August 28. The program will offer wages at a minimum of $10.35 an hour for young adults between 16 and 24. For more information about pursuing an education and career in Pennsylvania at any stage of life, visit https://www.pasmart.gov/ . Read more

 

O'Mara, state lawmakers announce grant for Delaware County Historical Society

(Mar 05, 2020)

Delaware County state Reps. Margo Davidson, Jennifer O’Mara and Brian Kirkland today announced a grant has been approved for the Delaware County Historical Society for $4,000 through the Cultural and Historical Support Grant Program. Read more

 

Highway Safety Law Awareness Week

(Feb 28, 2020)

My discussions with you throughout last week at our student debt, 2020 census, and telephone town halls have been so insightful and enriching for my staff and me. It was also a pleasure sitting down with you at our senior breakfast in Radnor this past Friday. Read more

 

State lawmakers announce more than $3M in school safety grants in Delaware County

(Feb 26, 2020)

State lawmakers announced the approval of 16 School Safety and Security grants in Delaware County today. Read more

 

Miss my latest Tele-Town Hall? Listen to the discussion right here.

(Feb 21, 2020)

Find out what our friends and neighbors had to say about the issues that matter. Read more

 

O’Mara to hold telephone town hall next week

(Feb 13, 2020)

SPRINGFIELD, Feb. 13 – State Rep. Jennifer O’Mara will host a telephone town hall meeting with constituents of the 165th Legislative District at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20. Residents of the district will automatically receive a call on their landlines at the start of the meeting. Those who wish to participate or just listen in can simply stay on the line. Those who would like to sign up to receive the call on their cellphones can register here: https://tthm.wufoo.com/forms/register-for-rep-jennifer-omaras-teletownhall/ The meeting will consist of a live legislative update touching on major issues in the district and Harrisburg, as well as a question-and-answer period. “This is a great and convenient way to connect with your legislator and to ensure that I hear your thoughts and concerns regarding issues within state government,” O’Mara said. “Even if you don’t have any specific questions or concerns to address, I still encourage residents to participate because I’ll be providing an update on what’s happening in Harrisburg and how it impacts our community.” Questions may be directed to O’Mara’s office by calling 610-544-9878 or emailing RepOMara@pahouse.net . Read more

 

Updates from Harrisburg and Additions to our Community

(Feb 10, 2020)

Have you recently visited the libraries throughout our district with your children? You may have noticed the large, green Mailboxes to Rep. O’Mara my office installed at the Springfield Library, Marple Public Library, Radnor Memorial Library, and Morton Borough Hall. Read more

 

Winter 2020 Update

(Feb 10, 2020)

Read Rep. O'Mara's Winter 2020, 2-page newsletter Read more

 

O’Mara hosting REAL ID informational event

(Feb 05, 2020)

RADNOR, Feb. 5 – State Rep. Jennifer O’Mara will host an informational event on REAL ID from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13 at the Radnor Township Building, 301 Iven Road in Wayne. O’Mara will be accompanied by REAL ID experts from PennDOT. They will address what REAL ID is, its cost and how and where to obtain one. Attendees will have opportunities to ask questions to help determine if REAL ID would be right for them. “Obtaining a REAL ID could be a daunting, but highly beneficial process,” O’Mara said. “My office is here to help those interested to ensure the process goes as smoothly as possible. If you’d like a REAL ID but cannot attend my event, residents can call or stop by my office at any time to learn more about Pennsylvania’s newest form of ID.” For more information, questions may be directed to O’Mara’s office by calling 610-544-9878 or emailing RepOMara@pahouse.net . Read more

 

Service Every Day

(Jan 24, 2020)

Although my district office was closed on Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, my staff and I were still hard at work assisting the Radnor Township Civic Association. Read more

 

O’Mara announces grants for six local fire and emergency medical service organizations

(Jan 17, 2020)

SPRINGFIELD, Jan. 17 – State Rep. Jennifer O’Mara, D-Delaware, has announced the award of $84,138 in state grants to six fire and ambulance companies in the 165th Legislative District. The grants are made possible by the Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service Grant Program , and can be used toward repairing, building or renovating facilities. The money also can be applied toward purchase of new equipment, training and certification of staff, or it may go to repay debt related to equipment purchases or facility building and maintenance. The awards are as follows: Broomall Fire Company received $13,974.17. Marple Township Ambulance Corps received $9,192.44. Morton Rutledge Fire Company received $24,104.88. Radnor Fire Company of Wayne received $14,248.03. Radnor Fire Company of Wayne, EMS, received $9,192.44. Springfield Fire Company received $13,426.46. “Our community fire and EMS companies provide life-saving work in our communities, and for that they deserve endless thanks and respect,” O’Mara said. “My dad was a firefighter, so working with first responders and ensuring that they have the tools they need to succeed is a cause I’m extremely passionate about. I am so thankful that the state is funding these heroes throughout Pennsylvania, but most importantly right here in the 165th Legislative District.” O’Mara Read more