House passes O’Mara bill supporting first responders with PTSI

(May 08, 2024)

“My dad was a firefighter in Philadelphia – he was my hero – and he died by suicide in 2003. First responders are heroes, but they’re not superheroes," O'Mara said. Read more

 

Pa. House bill sets efficiency standards for new water fixtures, commercial appliances

(May 08, 2024)

Appliances sold in Pennsylvania would need to meet stricter efficiency standards under a measure passed by the state House. Read more

 

Bill would allow Pennsylvania first responders to file workers' compensation claims for post-traumatic stress injuries

(May 07, 2024)

Legislation nearing a full vote by Pennsylvania's House of Representatives would allow firefighters, police officers, and emergency medical services personnel to file workers' compensation claims for post-traumatic stress injuries. Read more

 

Equal Pay Law passes PA House

(May 06, 2024)

HARRISBURG, May 6 – A bill ( H.B. 98 ) introduced by state Reps. Donna Bullock, Melissa Shusterman and Jenn O’Mara known as the Equal Pay Law, which would expand protections against wage discrimination, was passed by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives today. The legislation would prohibit employers from discriminating and paying workers less because of their gender, race or ethnicity. It would also add protections for retaliation and increase monetary penalties from $50-$200 to $2,500-$5,000 in cases where employers discharge or discriminate against an employee for filing a complaint. And, the legislators said, it would enhance pay transparency by requiring employers to include the expected compensation or the range for any position the employer publicly advertises as a job opening and to a prospective employee applying for employment upon reasonable request. “It’s well known that women, and especially women of color, have been insufficiently paid in the workplace. This is despite doing the same tasks, performing the same jobs, and sometimes doing them much better than our counterparts,” said Bullock, D-Phila. “This is a step toward economic justice. We moved this legislation forward to ensure all Pennsylvania workers receive equal pay for equal work and eradicate wage disparity once and for all. It's time for the Senate to do the same.” Read more

 

May 3 e-mail: Progress on two of my bills

(May 03, 2024)

I have fought for years in Harrisburg to decrease the mental health stigma and for emergency responders to have easy access to the care and tools that they need to effectively serve their communities. This week, I watched these values converge as my House Bill 1632 made progress within the legislature. Read more

 

Reps. O’Mara, Scott, Khan, and Mayor Tuerk call for passage of bill focusing on first responders’ mental health

(May 02, 2024)

“Access to mental health services should be readily available and strongly encouraged, particularly for first responders, who we rely on to keep us safe. This bill works toward that by making high-quality, consistent care more accessible following a PTSI diagnosis,” O'Mara said. Read more

 

Pa. House Dems advocate for ‘Infertility Awareness Week’

(May 01, 2024)

“Wanting to start a family but coping with infertility is a painful journey. It’s taxing physically, emotionally and financially. Couples can spend five to six figures on treatment, holding out hope after every injection, egg retrieval procedure, and embryo transfer, but results are never guaranteed,” O’Mara said. “Infertility doesn’t discriminate and could affect any Pennsylvanian. It’s important to show support to those struggling to conceive. I know from experience that a little bit of compassion and understanding can make a world of difference.” Read more

 

April 19 e-mail: VOTE on (or before) Tuesday

(Apr 19, 2024)

Election Day is Tuesday, April 23. To ensure you’re fully prepared to cast your ballot, you can find your polling place by visiting https://delcopa.gov/polls. Read more

 

April 5 e-mail: Request your mail-in ballot by April 16

(Apr 05, 2024)

The spring primary is right around the corner, so don’t let these important deadlines pass you by. Read more

 

Bullock, Shusterman, O’Mara Equal Pay Law approved by PA House Labor & Industry Committee

(Mar 27, 2024)

HARRISBURG, March 27 – A bill ( H.B. 98 ) introduced by state Reps. Donna Bullock, Melissa Shusterman and Jenn O’Mara, known as the Equal Pay Law, which would expand protections against wage discrimination, was approved by the Pennsylvania House Labor and Industry Committee today. This legislation would prohibit employers from discriminating and paying workers less because of their gender, race or ethnicity. It would also add protections for retaliation and increase monetary penalties from $50-$200 to $2,500-$5,000 in cases where employers discharge or discriminate against an employee for filing a complaint. “It’s well known that women and people of color, and especially women of color, have been insufficiently paid in the workplace. This is despite doing the same tasks, performing the same jobs, and sometimes doing them much better than our counterparts,” said Bullock, D-Phila. “Enough is enough. The time for economic justice is now. We must move forward and ensure all Pennsylvania workers receive equal pay for equal work and eradicate wage disparity once and for all.” "We could add a staggering $482 billion to the U.S. economy by ensuring equal pay for equal work. We're talking billions in lost wages for women that they could spend on basic necessities, like food and clothing for their families,” said Shusterman, D-Chester. “Simply by Read more

 

O’Mara announces $725K in grants for local road improvements

(Mar 26, 2024)

“Multiple residents have brought up concerns regarding these roadways to my office, ranging from pedestrian safety to potholes and visibility issues,” O’Mara said. Read more

 

March 22 e-mail: 2024 Session begins!

(Mar 22, 2024)

In case you missed it, March is Women’s History Month. Throughout March, we honor the extraordinary achievements, resilience, and contributions of women who have shaped our world. Let's commit to supporting and uplifting one another. Read more

 

Exploring the connection between fertility treatment and reproductive freedom

(Mar 13, 2024)

Advocating for women's autonomy over their bodies involves supporting comprehensive reproductive health care. Read more

 

Same Job? Same Pay. It's that simple.

(Mar 09, 2024)

Tuesday, March 12 is Women’s Equal Pay Day – it’s how far into 2024 a woman has to work to earn the same money a man did by the end of 2023 when they both started counting on New Year’s Day 2023. Read more

 

March 8 e-mail: Exciting updates for local first responders

(Mar 08, 2024)

My legislation, House Bill 1632, would add Post-Traumatic Stress Injury as an eligible claim for first responders filing for workers’ compensation. Read more

 

O’Mara bill removing barrier to first responder care clears House committee

(Mar 04, 2024)

“Enduring depression or PTSI should never be normalized as part of the job. Mental health care should be accessible and encouraged, especially to first responders whom we depend on to keep us safe,” O'Mara said. Read more

 

BI-WEEKLY E-BLAST (Feb. 16): So much to celebrate ?

(Feb 16, 2024)

On Presidents Day, we celebrate the leaders who have shaped our nation. Please be advised that my office will be closed in observance of the holiday on Monday, Feb. 19. Read more

 

Rep. O'Mara's February 2024 print newsletter

(Feb 12, 2024)

Rep. O'Mara's winter 2024 newsletter featuring updates on bills she's introduced, news laws in effect, upcoming events, and more. Read more

 

O’Mara applauds Shapiro’s budget proposal, including measures on education funding reform and boosting investments in public transit

(Feb 06, 2024)

Following Gov. Josh Shapiro’s budget address, state Rep. Jennifer O’Mara praised some key elements that would particularly benefit her Delaware County district – such as investments into all levels of education and added support for public transit. Read more

 

BI-WEEKLY E-BLAST (Feb. 2): You're invited to my office open house!

(Feb 02, 2024)

Exciting news! Join me on Feb. 8, 4 p.m. -7 p.m., for an open house at my new Media office! Read more

 

House passes O’Mara bill supporting first responders with PTSI
May 08, 2024

Pa. House bill sets efficiency standards for new water fixtures, commercial appliances
May 08, 2024

Bill would allow Pennsylvania first responders to file workers' compensation claims for post-traumatic stress injuries
May 07, 2024

Equal Pay Law passes PA House
May 06, 2024

May 3 e-mail: Progress on two of my bills
May 03, 2024

Reps. O’Mara, Scott, Khan, and Mayor Tuerk call for passage of bill focusing on first responders’ mental health
May 02, 2024

Pa. House Dems advocate for ‘Infertility Awareness Week’
May 01, 2024

April 19 e-mail: VOTE on (or before) Tuesday
Apr 19, 2024

April 5 e-mail: Request your mail-in ballot by April 16
Apr 05, 2024

Bullock, Shusterman, O’Mara Equal Pay Law approved by PA House Labor & Industry Committee
Mar 27, 2024

O’Mara announces $725K in grants for local road improvements
Mar 26, 2024

March 22 e-mail: 2024 Session begins!
Mar 22, 2024

Exploring the connection between fertility treatment and reproductive freedom
Mar 13, 2024

Same Job? Same Pay. It's that simple.
Mar 09, 2024

March 8 e-mail: Exciting updates for local first responders
Mar 08, 2024

O’Mara bill removing barrier to first responder care clears House committee
Mar 04, 2024

BI-WEEKLY E-BLAST (Feb. 16): So much to celebrate ?
Feb 16, 2024

Rep. O'Mara's February 2024 print newsletter
Feb 12, 2024

O’Mara applauds Shapiro’s budget proposal, including measures on education funding reform and boosting investments in public transit
Feb 06, 2024

BI-WEEKLY E-BLAST (Feb. 2): You're invited to my office open house!
Feb 02, 2024